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:













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Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Show Poster
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
CBSTVPGOctober 2, 1955

Stories of terror, horror and suspense presented by Alfred Hitchcock. Read More

Dark Shadows TV Show Poster
Dark Shadows
June 27, 1966

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

The Outer Limits TV Show Poster
The Outer Limits
ABCTVPGSeptember 16, 1963

A collection of science-fiction stories. Read More

Tales From the Crypt TV Show Poster
Tales From the Crypt
HBOTVPGJune 10, 1989
Based on 6 critics

A series of stories based on the EC horror comics of the 1950s. Read More

The Hitchhiker TV Show Poster
The Hitchhiker
HBOTV14November 23, 1983
The Twilight Zone TV Show Poster
The Twilight Zone
CBSTVPGOctober 2, 1959

Host Rod Serling introduces stories of fantasy and suspense. Read More

Are You Afraid of the Dark? TV Show Poster
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
NickelodeonTVY7July 16, 1992

Scary stories of American folklore, told by members of "The Midnight Society.". Read More

Twin Peaks TV Show Poster
Twin Peaks
ABCTV14April 8, 1990
Based on 16 critics

An FBI agent investigates murders in a Pacific Northwest town. Read More

Masters of Horror TV Show Poster
Masters of Horror
ShowtimeTVMAOctober 28, 2005
Based on 9 critics

Horror directors produce an anthology. Read More

Being Human TV Show Poster
Being Human
TV14February 18, 2008
Based on 8 critics

Vampires, werewolves and ghosts struggle to have normal lives. Read More

Grimm TV Show Poster
Grimm
NBCTV14October 28, 2011
Based on 4 critics

Nick, a warrior known as a Grimm, protects Portland from dangerous creatures known as Wesen. Read More

American Horror Story TV Show Poster
American Horror Story
FXTVMAOctober 5, 2011
Based on 30 critics

A family of three moves from Boston to Los Angeles to reconcile its painful past. Read More

Penny Dreadful TV Show Poster
Penny Dreadful
ShowtimeTVMAMay 9, 2014
Based on 37 critics

Some of literature's most famously terrifying characters become embroiled in Victorian London. Read More

Hemlock Grove TV Show Poster
Hemlock Grove
NETFLIXTVMAApril 19, 2013
Based on 17 critics

Two suspects in the murder of a young girl decide to find the killer on their own. Read More

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