TV has a grand tradition of churning out scary shows that rival even the most scream-worthy horror flick. There has been a steady flow of small screen thrillers, mysteries, and supernatural stories since the 1950s, and it doesn't look like the trend is letting up any time soon.

Netflix even got into the game with their series, "Hemlock Grove" -- a small town murder mystery brought to viewers by horror guru Eli Roth. The show's second season began streaming July 11th.

And if you want more shows in a similarly chilling genre, don't disregard some of the classic series that made horror happen on TV. There are also a few hidden gems or forgotten favorites that are worth checking out, too.

So, go ahead -- spook yourself! Here are 14 horror TV shows worth getting scared by:

Gavin Bond for Netflix
Masters of Horror
Based on 9 critics

Hourlong horror films from famous directors are showcased in this anthology series, with works by Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Don Coscarelli, Joe Dante, M... Read More

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The familiar "plink, plink" of the theme song, accompanied by the line drawing of a man in profile immediately identifies the show as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." The fam... Read More

Dark Shadows

A vampire returns to his family mansion in Collinsport, Maine. Read More

Being Human

Deciding to turn over a new leaf, a group of friends who also happen to be vampires and werewolves move into a house together, only to find that it is haunted by ghosts o... Read More

Based on 23 critics

When Portland, Ore., homicide detective Nick Burkhardt receives a visit from his sick aunt, he gets an explanation for some strange events in his life. She informs him th... Read More

American Horror Story
Based on 30 critics

<p>"American Horror Story," created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is a horror anthology series in which each terrifying season showcases a storyline, characters, and t... Read More

Penny Dreadful
Based on 14 critics

Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other characters into a new light by ex... Read More

Hemlock Grove
Based on 17 critics

Based on the book by Brian McGreevy and executive produced by acclaimed horror master Eli Roth ("Hostel"), this Netflix original series revolves around the peculiar resid... Read More

Tales From the Crypt
Based on 6 critics

Based on the EC Comics series of the same name, this campy and stylized anthology series recounts a string of horrific yarns introduced by the show's moldering host, the... Read More

The Twilight Zone

"The Twilight Zone" was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run. It's a... Read More

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

This spooky anthology series for kids recounts ghost stories told by the young members of the Midnight Society as they gather around a campfire. Each episode opens with m... Read More

Twin Peaks
Based on 16 critics

A crime drama mixed with healthy doses of the surreal, this series is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder... Read More

categories Features, Tv News