30 Best Occult TV Showsby eyeshaveseen | created - 09 Mar 2012 | updated - 13 Mar 2012 | Public
Some short-lived series featuring science fictions and occult themes
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2. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
4. Strange Paradise (1969–1970)
22 min | Drama, Horror
A Gothic soap opera that took place on a small Caribbean island, Strange Paradise featured the occult in the story of wealthy but cursed Jean Paul Desmond who resided in his castle ... See full summary »
Canada's answer to Dark Shadows.
6. The Immortal (1969–1971)
60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, ... See full summary »
8. 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 himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.
9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.
A sci-fi tv staple: Especially the Tom Baker years (1974-1981). One of the best theme songs ever.
10. The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)
23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.
13. The Invaders (1967–1968)
51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »
14. The Sixth Sense (1972)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »
I think SCTV did a satire on this.
17. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
18. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror
Basically an updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing, and ... See full summary »
23. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.
24. The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976–1978)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Motley Hall was built in 1577 and was home to the Uproar family. Empty of living inhabitants, it is home to Five Ghosts from different periods of the Halls history who are compelled to get ... See full summary »
25. Flash Gordon (1954–1955)
30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.
27. Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010– )
Comedy, Horror, Mystery
After Shuckton, Ontario's bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics is rejected, Mayor Larry Bowman is murdered in his home, and almost everybody in town becomes a suspect.