The most popular horror shows on TV right now – 24/7 Wall St.
Horror movies have been around almost as long as movies. The first example is considered to be the 1896 silent short film “The Haunted Castle”, directed by French cinema pioneer Georges Méliès. Ever since then, audiences have sought the thrill of films that frighten, disturb, and plunge viewers into the morbid and macabre. (Here are the 50 best horror movies of all time.)
It’s no surprise that the horror genre has long been popular on television, too – shows like “Lights Out” (1950), “The Twilight Zone” (which premiered in 1959) and the supernatural soap opera ” Dark Shadows (first aired in 1966) at modern supernatural terror fests like “Resident Evil” and the “Walking Dead” franchise.(Here’s a list of the top 25 original episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”)
To compile a list of the 30 most popular TV horror shows currently running or available on streaming platforms, 24/7 Tempo reviewed a popularity ranking calculated by IMDb, an online movie and TV series database owned by Amazon. The popularity metric is based on multiple factors, including search engine traffic, and is current as of August 17, 2022. Average IMDb user ratings are current as of the same date. Note that the horror genre often overlaps with other genres, especially sci-fi and drama, but the shows on our list are all labeled as “horror” by IMDb.
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