30 Best Occult TV Shows

by eyeshaveseen | created - 09 Mar 2012 | updated - 13 Mar 2012 | Public

Some short-lived series featuring science fictions and occult themes

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1. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,627

2. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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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.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern

Votes: 10,002

3. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

Votes: 3,062

4. Strange Paradise (1969–1970)

22 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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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 »

Stars: Colin Fox, Cosette Lee, Dawn Greenhalgh, Kurt Schiegl

Votes: 54

Canada's answer to Dark Shadows.

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 51,924

6. The Immortal (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Christopher George, Don Knight, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley

Votes: 125

7. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,099

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 1,508

9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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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.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 29,654

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

7.7
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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.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

Votes: 757

11. Reaper (2007–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym

Votes: 21,605

12. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 9,591

13. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 1,775

14. The Sixth Sense (1972)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

Stars: Gary Collins, Catherine Ferrar, Rod Serling, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 292

I think SCTV did a satire on this.

15. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

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

Votes: 257

16. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,405

17. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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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 »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 881

18. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.3
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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 »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

Votes: 1,271

19. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Service agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,210

20. The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell, John Zaremba

Votes: 2,190

21. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 135,991

22. Gemini Man (1976– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A man has a watch that makes him invisible when pressed. However he can only remain invisible for 15 minutes or else he will stay invisible forever.

Stars: Ben Murphy, Katherine Crawford, William Sylvester, Quinn K. Redeker

Votes: 190

23. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 4,920

24. The Ghosts of Motley Hall (1976–1978)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sean Flanagan

Votes: 70

25. Flash Gordon (1954–1955)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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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.

Stars: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash, Henry Beckman

Votes: 172

26. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 187 min | Horror

6.8
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 16,629

27. Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010– )

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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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.

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

Votes: 988

28. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 341

29. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.

Stars: Billy Van, Guy Big, Mitch Markowitz, Joe Torbay

Votes: 467

30. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,491