Box of Nightmares: Horror Anthology TV Shows

Television shows in which each episode was a different short story, typically from the horror, supernatural, or suspense genre.

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1.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
2.
Lights Out (1946 TV Series)
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Suspense (1949 TV Series)
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations. (25 mins.)
 
4.
Inner Sanctum (1954 TV Series)
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(27 mins.)
 
5.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not. (25 mins.)
 
6.
Panic! (1957 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
7.
The Veil (1958 Mini-Series)
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An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff. (25 mins.)
 
8.
One Step Beyond (1959 TV Series)
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing... (25 mins.)
 
9.
13 Demon Street (1959 TV Series)
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A horror anthology series, set at decaying 13 Demon Street where the host, an unnerving Lon Chaney Jr., opened and closed each episode. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Thriller (1960 TV Series)
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but... (50 mins.)
 
11.
Great Ghost Tales (1961 TV Series)
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The last regularly scheduled TV series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop,... (30 mins.)
Director: Ron Winston
 
12.
Tales of Mystery (1961 TV Series)
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Supernatural drama series adapted from the short stories of Algernon Blackwood. (30 mins.)
 
13.
'Way Out (1961 TV Series)
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl. (25 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
14.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 TV Series)
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. (50 mins.)
 
15.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
16.
Out of the Unknown (1965 TV Series)
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Features adaptations of stories by famous sci-fi authors such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Fredrik Pohl, John Wyndham and others. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Hammond
 
17.
Mystery and Imagination (1966 TV Series)
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood... (75 mins.)
 
18.
Armchair Thriller (1978 TV Series)
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Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series. (25 mins.)
 
19.
Journey to the Unknown (1968 TV Series)
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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Menace (1970 TV Series)
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This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. (75 mins.)
 
21.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. (50 mins.)
 
22.
Shadows of Fear (1970 TV Series)
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Anthology series in which characters find themselves in weird and scary situations. Not evoked by the supernatural but by other people. (60 mins.)
Stars: Ray Smith
 
23.
Circle of Fear (1972 TV Series)
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences. (60 mins.)
 
24.
The Evil Touch (1973 TV Series)
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Weekly anthology series consisting of stories involving ghosts, monsters, witchcraft, possession and other supernatural wonders... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Leap in the Dark (1973 TV Series)
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Anthology series of supernatural tales. (45 mins.)
 
26.
Thriller (1973 TV Series)
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror. (65 mins.)
 
27.
Shadows (1975 TV Series)
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Anthology series of scary stories for children.
 
28.
Beasts (1976 TV Series)
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A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale... (60 mins.)
 
29.
Supernatural (1977 Mini-Series)
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Chilling anthology series where membership to the secret society, The Club of the Damned, is granted through telling horror stories. (50 mins.)
 
30.
Tales of the Unexpected (1979 TV Series)
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories. (25 mins.)
 
31.
Hammer House of Horror (1980 TV Series)
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts and other supernatural wonders. (51 mins.)
 
32.
Darkroom (1981 TV Series)
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast. (60 mins.)
 
33.
West Country Tales (1982 TV Series)
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West Country Tales was an early 1980s supernatural drama series based on real-life experiences sent in by viewers in response to a BBC appeal. Of the hundreds of letters received, 13 stories were selected and turned into TV scripts. (25 mins.)
 
34.
The Hitchhiker (1983 TV Series)
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Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller. (26 mins.)
 
35.
Shades of Darkness (1983 TV Series)
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An anthology of short mysterious dramas, each with a supernatural twist. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Tales from the Darkside (1983 TV Series)
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV Series)
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense. (22 mins.)
 
38.
Amazing Stories (1985 TV Series)
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances. (30 mins.)
 
39.
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury... (23 mins.)
 
40.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
41.
Worlds Beyond (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A half-hour supernatural anthology series adapted from real cases of the Society for Psychical Research.
 
42.
Freddy's Nightmares (1988 TV Series)
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Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood. (60 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
43.
Monsters (1988 TV Series)
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures. (30 mins.)
 
44.
Tales from the Crypt (1989 TV Series)
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s. (25 mins.)
 
45.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990 TV Series)
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A group of kids get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Hidden Room (1991 TV Series)
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This half-hour anthology show usually featured a woman in hardship, musing about might-have-beens, or fighting for her life... (30 mins.)
 
47.
Chiller (1995 TV Series)
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Chiller is a 5-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown erratically in the UK on ITV... (60 mins.)
 
48.
Goosebumps (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. (22 mins.)
 
49.
Twisted Tales (1996 TV Series)
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In an Australian version of Tales Of The Unexpected, Bryan Brown introduces stories of the bizarre and the supernatural...
 
50.
Ghost Stories (1997 TV Series)
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A supernatural anthology series, hosted by Rip Torn, with each episode featuring a different chilling tale. (30 mins.)
 
51.
The Hunger (1997 TV Series)
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Terence Stamp and David Bowie host a horror anthology show, introducing the evening's story. The stories are steamy, erotic tales dealing with power, sex, lust and driving urges. (24 mins.)
Director: Jean Beaudin
 
52.
Dark Realm (2000 TV Series)
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A horror anthology series. Each episode features an eerie and terrifying story from the darkest realm.
Director: Eric Summer
 
53.
Urban Gothic (2000 TV Series)
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Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets... (30 mins.)
 
54.
Night Visions (2001 TV Series)
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Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back. (43 mins.)
Director: Bill Pullman
 
55.
The Nightmare Room (2001 TV Series)
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Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine. (30 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
 
56.
Nightmare Cafe (1992 TV Series)
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Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night cafe following a brush with death - but they soon learn that they did... (60 mins.)
 
57.
The Twilight Zone (2002 TV Series)
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This second remake of the classic series presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror. (43 mins.)
 
58.
Spine Chillers (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Anthology series of black comedies, which sets out to deliver excellent stories with a darkly comic twist. A second installment aired under the title, Twisted Tales.
 
59.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series... (60 mins.)
 
60.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories. (480 mins.)
 
61.
Fear Itself (2008 TV Series)
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A television series broken down into 13 separate 60-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors. (43 mins.)
 
62.
Nite Tales: The Series (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
63.
Darknet (2013 TV Series)
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A macabre web site called Darknet links the tales in this chilling anthology series whose protagonists face a range of unnamable horrors. (30 mins.)