A List of 323 Anthology TV Shows of Horror/Mystery/"Monster of the Week"/Sci-Fi/Ghosts/Fantasy/Fairy Tales/Supernatural/ Murder/Horror Host Movie Shows, etc)

by bcsterrett | created - 09 Aug 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

TV shows similar/in relation to the original 1959 Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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1. 13 Demon Street (1959–1960)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A horror anthology series, set at decaying 13 Demon Street where the host, an unnerving Lon Chaney Jr., opened and closed each episode.

Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Nolte, Alan Blair, Lorri Scott

Votes: 59

Available from Something Weird Video.

2. 13 Nights of Fright with Neil Gaiman (2004– )

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Each night, Neil presents a different horror movie classic. In addition the viewing audience who watch each night would discover a secret clue that will unlock a hidden page on the website giving them access to 13 exclusive interviews.

Stars: Neil Gaiman, Malena Teves

Votes: 7

3. Aahat (I) (1995–2000)


Aahat (English: An approaching sound) is an Indian thriller/horror television anthology series created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television.The series premiered on 12 October 1995.

Stars: Vijay Raj, Tom Alter, Mandira Bedi, Sudesh Berry

Votes: 24

4. Acri Creature Feature (1969–2003)


A hosted horror movie show with Chuck Acri, screened on WQAD-TV in the quad cities and syndicated throughout Illinois. It ran from 1969 till 1976, with revival seasons in 1982 and 2003.

Stars: Chuck Acri, Bill Flannery, Ken Gibson, Wilda McMillion

Votes: 6

5. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,573

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,791

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), originally produced by the Master of Suspense. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 2,161

8. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,767

9. Amazing Stories (2020– )

Adventure | Post-production

Reimagining the anthology from visionary Steven Spielberg, "Amazing Stories," executive produced by Spielberg, will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors, and writers.

Stars: Kimberly W Sandefur, Leander Suleiman, James Healy Jr., Sasha Alexander

10. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 262,170

11. America's Urban Legends (2016– )

Drama, Horror

A series of creepy and bone chilling anthology short films.

Stars: Jake Johnston, Luke McCormack

12. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Daniel DeSanto, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

Votes: 12,564

13. Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

Armchair Mystery Theatre is a 60-minute United Kingdom television anthology mystery series. Thirty-four episodes aired from 1960-65. It was hosted by Donald Pleasence and produced by Leonard White.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote, Charles Gray

Votes: 6

14. Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, James Bolam, Zena Walker

Votes: 155

15. Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest (1959– )

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A hosted horror movie show with Roland Barnes as "Deadly Earnest" on TVW-7 Perth between 1959 to 1960.

Star: Roland Barnes

16. Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest (1966–1972)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A hosted horror movie show with Ian Bannerman as "Deadly Earnest" screened on TEN-10 Sydney between 22 July 1966 until 8 August 1970.

Star: Ian Bannerman

Votes: 6

17. Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest (III) (1967–1978)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A hosted horror movie show with Hedley Cullen as Deadly Earnest on SAS-10 Adelaide 1967-1974, and 1975.

Star: Hedley Cullen

Votes: 6

18. Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest (I) (1967–1973)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A hosted horror movie show with Ralph Baker as "Deadly Earnest" screened on ATV-0 between 20 October 1967 until 2 February 1973.

Star: Ralph Baker

Votes: 8

19. Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest (II) (1967–1968)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A hosted horror movie show with Shane Porteous as "Deadly Earnest"; screening on Tuesday nights on TVQ-0 Brisbane between 14 March 1967 until 13 February 1968.

Star: Shane Porteous

20. Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (2006– )

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Horror

The series is made up of three stories: "Yotsuya Ghost Story", an adaptation of the classic Japanese ghost story; "Goddess of the Dark Tower", and Goblin Cat.

Stars: John Novak, Kelly Sheridan, Sam Vincent, Hiroaki Hirata

Votes: 438

21. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)


Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 65

Includes stories like the yeti episode "The Creature"

22. Beasts (1976)

60 min | Horror, Mystery

An anthology series concerning bestial horror created by Nigel Kneale.

Stars: Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Bernard Horsfall, Patrick Magee, Pauline Quirke

Votes: 172

23. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin, Gary Imhoff

Votes: 3,751

24. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 381,489

25. Bone Chillers (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Edgar Allen Poe High School is one scary place to go through the trials and tribulations of youth. Each week, students are confronted with monsters (Mummies, Giant Frogs), as well as ... See full summary »

Stars: Esteban Powell, Linda Cardellini, Trey Alexander, John Patrick White

Votes: 105

26. The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (1949– )

30 min | Drama

The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse is a 30-minute US television mystery anthology series, probably produced live. Boris Karloff hosted twelve episodes that aired from September to December 1949. All but five titles appear to be lost.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Gus Aubrey, Margaret Bannerman, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 9

27. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)


CBS Children's Mystery Theatre was an American television anthology series aimed at teens and pre-teens. A total of five episodes were produced by and aired on CBS from 1980-83.

Stars: Dody Goodman, Dominique Dunne, Beth Ehlers, Adam Rich

Votes: 12

28. Channel Zero (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypastas Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher's Block, and The Dream Door.

Stars: Brandon Scott, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Abigail Pniowsky, Diana Bentley

Votes: 8,084

29. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )


Anthology series featuring a different mystery each week.

Stars: Walter Slezak, Vincent Price, Everett Sloane, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 18

30. Chiller (1963–1965)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A non hosted horror movie show screening on KTTV, Channel 11, Los Angeles, California from 1963 until 1965.

31. Chiller (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Chiller is a 5-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown erratically in the UK on ITV. The stories each involve, to some extent, the supernatural, and feature lead actors ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Phyllis Logan, Kevin McNally, John Simm

Votes: 170

32. Chiller Night Theater (2015– )


This is a hosted horror movie show that commenced in May 2015; with Bryan Hogue as Jack Shadow and Ava Hogue as Aura.

Stars: Ava Hogue, Bryan Hogue

33. Chiller Cinema (1999– )

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Where it is Halloween all year long! In the grand tradition of horror hosts from the golden age of TV horror, Chiller Cinema is hosted by that mad scientist, Dr. Gangrene.

Stars: Larry Underwood, Brandon Lunday, Linda Wylie, Karlee Underwood

Votes: 19

34. Chock (1997)

25 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

"Chock" is a Swedish horror TV series from 1997. Each episode was presented by the Swedish cult actor and horror host, Ernst-Hugo Järegård. Episodes were directed by Mikael Håfström, Daniel Bergman and Ulf Malmros among others.

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kjell Bergqvist, Catharina Alinder, Rebecka Hemse

Votes: 6

35. Chronicles of the Dead (I) (2012– )

Horror, Sci-Fi

Horrific accounts chronicling different stages of the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Erin Cathcart, Younger Robbins, Brian Hernandez, Elizabeth Boehler

Votes: 33

36. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 346

37. The Clock (1949–1952)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

Suspense/Anthology series based on a ABC radio series which ran from 1946-48. The half-hour series mostly consisted of original dramas concerning murder, mayhem or insanity. Series narrator... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Semon, Parker McCormick, Oliver Thorndike, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 26

38. Commander USA's Groovie Movies (1985–1989)


Retired superhero Commander USA shows horror and science fiction movies along with a weird collection of visitors.

Stars: Jim Hendricks, Alan Kalter, Sarah Delson, Jim Lyster

Votes: 82

39. Count Gregula's Crypt (2005– )

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A hosted horror movie show with Greg Peterson as Count Gregula and Linda S. Taylor as Countess Gregula from 2005 until the present. New material is currently seen on YouTube.

Stars: Greg Peterson, Linda S. Taylor

Votes: 5

40. Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program (1998– )

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A hosted horror movie show with Dick Dyszel was "Count Gore de Vol".

Stars: Richard Dyszel, Bianca Allaine

Votes: 5

41. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 35,160

42. Creature (2017– )


Inspired by the hit song by Brian Evans comes "Creature," a new TV series in the spirit of "The Twilight Zone" and "Tales From The Crypt."

Star: Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson

43. Creature Double Feature (1973–1983)

Action, Fantasy, Horror

A horror movie show on WLVI-TV, Channel 56 Boston, Massachusetts screening horror movies with Dale Dorman as "Uncle Dale" providing the voice over announcements. The show screened on Satiurday's at 1:00pm in the mid 1970's to early 1980's.

Stars: Dale Dorman, Ron Dwyer, Tom Evans, Rich Koz

Votes: 6

44. Creature Double Feature (2006–2007)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A hosted horror movie show with Ernie Boch, Jr. as "The Ghoul" screening old horror movies WLVI-TV, Channel 56 Boston, Massachusetts; on Saturday's at 1:00pm; on an ad hoc basis.

Star: Ernie Boch Jr.

45. Creature Feature (1958–1961)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A hosted horror movie show with Gregg Dunn as "Gregore" screening at 10:15pm Saturdays on KMTV, Channel 3, Omaha, Nebraska between 6 September 1958 to 1961.

Star: Gregg Dunn

46. Creature Feature (II) (1971–1981)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

KMTV Channel 3 in Omaha, Nebraska aired a long running show called Creature Feature. It was broadcast from 1971 to 1983, and was hosted by Dr. San Guinary played by John Jones.

Star: John Jones