Did you say that you love horror TV shows on streaming services? That's good because we have a list of the top ten horror television shows that the fans love to watch. Zombie TV shows have been incredibly popular for the last thirteen years and while The Walking Dead, which started the trend, is no more, there are plenty of spinoffs of TWD to keep zombies in all of our hearts. But there are so many different kinds of spooky shows for terror-loving hearts to embrace. From the Nigerian series The Origin: Madame Koi Koi to The Terror, we've got you covered. Read more: The Best New Horror Movies To Watch This Winter.
1. The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)
Who doesn't love a scary Mike Flanagan-created miniseries? No one, if this week's continuance of the reign of Flanagan's latest saga at number one shows us. While the show briefly exited the list, it came back stronger than ever proving that Flanagan + Edgar Allan Poe = hit. Modernizing Poe's tales and using different tales to extend the idea of the doomed House of Usher and interconnect the narrative with current history has turned into a wildly successful idea.
2. The Origin: Madam Koi-Koi (2023)
The Nigerian show, The Origin: Madam Koi-Koi, seemed to have come from out of nowhere last week and shows no sign of stopping as it has jumped up a couple of spots in the interim. It uses contemporary issues and a Nigerian folk tale to tell its horror story and it is finding favor with many viewers outside of Nigeria. While the second half of the series hasn't yet appeared on the list, this is a very strong showing for this little-known miniseries. Read more: The People Under the Stairs Being Remade By Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw.
3. American Horror Story (2023)
It's American Horror Story so naturally, it is two things: popular and very strange. This season is about pregnancy and in the five episodes that have already aired, things have become violent and very odd. Satanic pacts might be involved or they might not. Since the season is split, fans are likely more than ready to see the second half of the season. With a brand new showrunner and a theme that the show hasn't tackled before, it's no wonder the show is top ten.
4. Yellowjackets (2021 - 2023)
Another show that probably has a lot of fans on tenterhooks while waiting for the next season to arrive is Yellowjackets. The show has a devoted fanbase and with the complex two-pronged storyline, in the past and the present, you know that interest is high. Add that to the fact that the show is unabashedly horror with a team who have resorted to cannibalism to survive a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness and you've got a recipe for terror. Read more: Rejoice! Aliens Finally Getting A 4K Release In 2024.
5. Fear the Walking Dead (2015 - 2023)
While Fear the Walking Dead has recently come to an end as a show, there's always streaming to keep the zombie fright alive. Since the finale has aired, fans may be resisting the show to catch up on shows they might have missed or to refresh their memory of the series. No matter why, but it's clear that interest in the show is high. Original cast member Kim Dickens, who played matriarch Madison Clark has come back to the show despite her seeming onscreen death. On zombie shows, they will (almost) always find a way to bring fan favorite characters back.
6. From (2022 - 2023)
From, starring Harold Perrineau, just keeps going strong on this list. The show, which originally aired on Epix, didn't make a big overt splash when it started airing, but that all-important word of mouth seems to be at work among fans of the spooky series. That's sometimes how the popularity of a show that didn't get a big launch grows over time. People watch it and become enamored and just have to tell their friends. Read more: Production On Wednesday Season 2 Heads To Ireland.
7. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (2023)
Since both The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead have now come to an end, The Walking Dead Universe has found a way to continue telling its stories of the Zombie Apocalypse. Now there are at least three spinoffs of the original series either airing or coming in the near future. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is one of them and in taking one of the series' most beloved characters and putting him in a ruined France seems like it is working well. It's certainly working good enough to earn a spot on the streaming top ten.
8. The Haunted Museum (2021 - 2023)
Zach Bagan's The Haunted Museum enters the list at number 8. It is an anthology series that tells the stories of allegedly cursed objects in his "Haunted Museum" in Las Vegas. Bagan created the popular paranormal investigation show Ghost Adventures and his newest foray into scary shows has definitely caught the attention of horror fans. The show is executive produced by filmmaker Eli Roth.
9. The Terror (2018 - 2019)
There's no way to tell if viewers are watching the first or second season of this supernatural horror anthology series. But The Terror made a great impression on viewers when it aired in 2018 and 2019. It was critically acclaimed with a 94% average critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Because the men of the doomed ships get caught in the deadly arctic winter, yes, there is cannibalism. It's really scary. The second season, Infamy, went in a different direction that uses a ghost story to base the real life, naturalistic terror.
10. The Walking Dead (2010 - 2022)
Possibly one of the biggest horror television series in history, the impact of The Walking Dead cannot be downplayed. Whatever you think of the entire series, it captivated its audience for 13 years and introduced horror as a mainstream show that was fantastically popular. It is very likely that the current and insatiable interest in zombie horror stems from the breakthrough of this series in the mind of the general public. It's no wonder that the series is still top ten.