The 10 Scariest TV Shows That Will Keep You Up All Night

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Hannibal
Haters gonna hate, but that still wouldn’t change the fact that Bryan Fuller has created one of the most mesmerizing, deviant, and delectable horror shows in the history of TV. Hannibal Lecter is no newbie to the silver screen, but the pressure of reinventing a familiar character (quite brilliantly portrayed by Anthony Hopkins back in the day) made Bryan Fuller and the whole cast of Hannibal only more eager to create a masterpiece that surpasses all its predecessors. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy play the leads (Hannibal and Will Graham) that form a complicated relationship that delves into the dark territory of psychopathic behavior, genius mind, and lust to kill (and, yeah, eat the prey as well). The twisted intimacy between the two is a fertile playground on which Fuller builds his visually astonishing, sensual, and gut-wrenching episodes.

 

 

American Horror Story
Ryan Murphy proves his genius once again by creating an erratic and often sickly series that plays with our most and less obvious fears in a deviant and twisted way. It’s hard to describe what Murphy’s doing, but he’s doing a great job – this we can say for sure. If you’re looking for a larger narrative, you won’t find one here. Each series of the show starts anew, giving Murphy full freedom to do whatever he wants inside a given timetable of a few episodes and a chosen topic. But boy, does he use that freedom to its full potential! You will find deeply disturbing themes starting with clowns and BDSM leather-clad figures and ending with horror circus characters and asylums filled with agonizing spirits. If you believe one season is not your cup of tea, you can skip it and go for the next – you might still fall in love with the show!


Twin Peaks
David Lynch is a pro when it comes to creating dream-like states, disturbing visuals, and situations filled with slightly off humor that can’t be mistaken for anything else. Twin Peaks became an icon of a TV show that still has its audience obsessing over it years later (and for a reason, as we all know the new season of Twin Peaks has already aired!). Paired with Mark Frost’s genius, David Lynch turned the small town of Twin Peaks into an appalling horror story packed with eccentric, yet perfectly believable characters. And Killer Bob might very well be on the 10 most horrifying killers list!

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