Scary TV

Whether they're tweens who love Scooby-Doo or teens obsessed with Stranger Things, some kids just love a good scare. From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to paranormal mysteries, the scary series on this list are sure to send a chill down your spine. These picks are great for kids and families who can stomach horror, thrills, and creepiness. And the best part is that it doesn't need to be Halloween to enjoy these spooky shows. So turn out the lights and get ready to be scared. And for even more scariness, check out these Scary Games and Scary Movies for Kids.

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV Poster Image
Scoob and the gang are on the case! Families AOK.
Network: Boomerang
(2004)
(1969)
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The Haunted Hathaways TV Poster Image
Charming family sitcom with great messages for all ages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
(2013)
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The New Adventures of Figaro Pho TV Poster Image
Kid embraces fears, fresh adventures in delightful series.
Network: Hulu
(2016)
(2015)
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Toy Story of TERROR! Movie Poster Image
Horror film-themed TV special is sweet treat for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Eerie, Indiana TV Poster Image
Short-lived '90s series is more fun than frightful.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(1991)
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Growing Up Creepie TV Poster Image
Tween toon has dark visuals, but OK for most kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2006)
(2006)
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The Addams Family (Live Action TV Series) TV Poster Image
Kooky, spooky classic is still fun for tweens.
Network: Syndicated
(2005)
(1964)
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Edgar & Ellen TV Poster Image
Mischievous twins amuse in 'toon for tweens.
Network: Nicktoons
(2007)
(2007)
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Gravity Falls TV Poster Image
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
(2012)
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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High TV Poster Image
Prep show Twilight Zone is good spooky fun.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
(2002)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? TV Poster Image
Spooky campfire stories are fun for resilient kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
(1992)
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Deadtime Stories TV Poster Image
Horror anthology's lighter fright still scary for some kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
(2013)
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Ghost Hunters TV Poster Image
Reality fare for sci-fi addicts; can be creepy.
Network: Syfy
(2005)
(2004)
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R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour TV Poster Image
More thrills and goosebumps for tough-skinned tweens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
(2010)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Spooksville TV Poster Image
Popular book series makes for chilling thrills for tweens.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
(2013)
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The Twilight Zone TV Poster Image
Classic morality tales still make you think.
Network: Syfy, Syndicated
(2005)
(1959)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2013)
(2012)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Poster Image
Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Grimm TV Poster Image
Fairy tale-inspired show has more blood than happy endings.
Network: NBC
(2011)
(2011)
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My Ghost Story TV Poster Image
Show's real-life ghostly encounters get pretty creepy.
Network: Biography Channel
(2010)
(2010)
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV Poster Image
Exciting sci-fi saga has fewer chases, more drama.
Network: Fox
(2008)
(2008)
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The X-Files TV Poster Image
Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.
Network: Syfy, TNT
(2005)
(1993)
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Fringe TV Poster Image
Moody conspiracy drama is creepy, complex, and masterful.
Network: Fox
(2008)
(2008)
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iZombie TV Poster Image
Quirky zombie-detective show has violence, heart (and guts).
Network: CW
(2015)
(2015)
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Proof TV Poster Image
Life-after-death series mixes science and the paranormal.
Network: TNT
(2015)
(2015)
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The River TV Poster Image
Chilling paranormal-adventure show isn't for faint of heart.
Network: ABC
(2012)
(2012)
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Ravenswood TV Poster Image
Compelling Pretty Little Liars spin-off is darker.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
(2013)
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The Secret Circle TV Poster Image
Witchy thriller has sexy edge that's best for mature teens.
Network: CW
(2011)
(2011)
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Bates Motel TV Poster Image
Dark drama updates a horror classic with blood and violence.
Network: A&E
(2013)
(2013)
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The Walking Dead TV Poster Image
Grim zombie drama is artful -- but awfully bloody.
Network: AMC
(2010)
(2010)
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American Horror Story TV Poster Image
Dark, twisted adult drama is designed to shock and disturb.
Network: FX
(2011)
(2011)
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Black Mirror TV Poster Image
British sci-fi series is violent and thought-provoking.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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