Funny. Satirical. Emotional. Bro-tastic. "Supernatural" is all of these things. It's also scary AF. Here are nine of the long-running series' most spine-chilling episodes.
"Skin" (Season 1, Episode 6)
Typical procedurals involving serial killers are already scary. Bring in a shape-shifting element so the murderer can take other forms (including Dean)? Doubly terrifying.
"Everybody Loves a Clown" (Season 2, Episode 2)
In the words of Sam: "Apparently, clowns kill!" No wonder he's coulrophobic.
"No Exit" (Season 2, Episode 6)
Dean and Sam investigate a demon-slash-world's--first-serial-killer. What could be scary about that? Oh, right — everything.
"Playthings" (Season 2, Episode 11)
Call it a horror movie cliche if you want, but there truly is nothing more disturbing than creepy dolls. (Well, save for clowns.) Even Jensen Ackles has admitted this one still scares the daylights out of him.
"The Kids Are Alright" (Season 3, Episode 2)
A child-snatching changeling that can mimick children's likenesses is just downright horrifying. And of course "Supernatural" makes the implausible concept somehow believable.
"No Rest For the Wicked" (Season 3, Episode 16)
Time's up for Dean's one-year demonic pact and he's only got one day left to live. Not only does this thrilling hour have edge-of-your-seat chills to spare, it's one of the series' best overall.
"Family Remains" (Season 4, Episode 11)
Haunted houses have been done on screen many times over, but "Supernatural" knows how to balance the hair-raising moments with wit and depth. True to the show's narrative fashion, things are not always what they seem...
"Bloody Mary" (Season 5, Episode 1)
It's all fun and games until the legend of Bloody Mary gets real. Like, people are dying real. Seemingly innocent teenage dares are no joke. Just ask Sam and Dean.
"The Benders" (Season 15, Episode 1)
"Supernatural" Twist: There are no monsters at work when it comes to the evil seen here. The eerie reality is that the threat is human... That's not very common for a show that revolves around demons, which is why this plot becomes extra shocking.