25 Best Horror TV Shows of All Time

From gourmet serial killers to vampire slayers, the greatest small-screen landmarks featuring scariest monsters and superfreaks

25. 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' (1990-2000)

"Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story The Tale of…" — we'll finish the sentence: the show that provided high-octane nightmare fuel for Nineties kids everywhere. A staple of Nickelodeon's Saturday night SNICK lineup, this Canadian import featured a group of tween storytellers who told each other scary campfire stories with enough moldering corpses and maniacal clowns to traumatize a generation. But you never forget your first, and for many viewers, that initial experience of seeing something so scary you just had to see it again demonstrated the dark allure of horror as well as any grown-up classic ever could.