The 13 Greatest Horror TV Shows
Currently 2011 The fades is listed on IMDb as a miniseries, which hurts. The fades shouldn’t be a miniseries (although compared to the US it is true that all UK TV shows, even those that last for years, are miniseries). Jack Thorne’s acclaimed horror drama should have at least three great series of episodes plus a movie and a Christmas special. However, British audiences, or at least those in the sought after demographic of BBC Three, were too late to party and this unique horror with a stellar young cast was cut in its prime.
The fades is the story of Paul (Iain de Caestecker), a teenager who can see the dead. A rift in the ascension process between life and death has left Earth peopled with wandering specters, who become more and more angry and vengeful with each passing year. When the Fades discover a way to take revenge on the living, a group called the Angels must stop them. It’s witty, human, touching, thrilling… and drenched in horror, from its conceptions of creatures to its frightening tension. And what a cast! Daniel Kaluuya! Nathalie Dormer! Tom ‘Lucifer’ Ellis! Joe ‘Gendry’ Dempsie! It’s such a well-drawn series that even ended prematurely, it’s always worth watching.
8. Annibal (2013 – 2015)
“When the fox hears the rabbit screaming, it comes running. But not to help.
Since this list is written by an American and a British (“Hi Louisa!” – ❤️Alec), I’m suddenly very aware of the differences in content restrictions between the two English speaking countries. In the United States, sex scenes are sadly frowned upon when it comes to network television – and often even cable. And yet unspeakable acts of violence often manage to sneak up on them. Case in point is NBC’s brilliant horror series Annibal. Annibal is one of the most ridiculously violent, grotesque, and horrific shows ever to be seen on television. Either way, it aired at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, presumably after a rousing episode of The voice. Like yeah, it’s a school night and the kids are sleeping but they’re not this sleeping.
Annibal borrows its concept and characters from Thomas Harris’s serial murder book series. Mads Mikkelsen is playing the lead role and sort of playing a role that Anthony Hopkins once won an Oscar for his. The show was and remains a big fandom hit online, thanks to the crackling chemistry between Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy as criminal profiler Will Graham. This brilliant fandom sparkle, however, shouldn’t distract from the fact that this is a truly terrifying spectacle featuring gutted bodies, Colombian ties, and human totems at every turn.
7. Tales from the Crypt (1989 – 1996)
“Secure your drool cups and pack your vomit bags!” We are going to the cinema ! Fear, camera, action! ‘