A List of 50 TV Shows Related to the Twilight Zone (aka Horror/Sci-Fi Anthology Series etc)

TV shows similar to the original 1959 Twilight Zone TV series.
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1.
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.)
 
2.
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 backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not. (25 mins.)
 
3.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985 TV Series)
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here. (22 mins.)
 
4.
Amazing Stories (1985 TV Series)
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses and directors make guest appearances. (30 mins.)
 
5.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult. (60 mins.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997 TV Series)
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Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation... (60 mins.)
 
8.
Chillers (1990 TV Series)
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Based on Patricia Highsmith short stories. Displaying a sinister atmosphere, delving into the darkest depths of human nature. (50 mins.)
Director: Nick Lewin
 
9.
Circle of Fear (1972 TV Series)
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Dark Skies (1996 TV Series)
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In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat. (60 mins.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Fear Itself (2008 TV Series)
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A television series broken down into thirteen separate sixty-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors. (43 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
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An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
 
15.
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.)
“ aka "Haunted Ghost Stories" ” - bcsterrett
 
16.
Goosebumps (1995 TV Series)
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A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. (22 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010 TV Series)
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R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves and carnival clowns that are stalking children. (23 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour (2008 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
22.
Masterpiece Mystery (1980 TV Series)
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Masters of Science Fiction (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A series adapting science fiction stories by well-known authors into sixty-minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking... (42 mins.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. (50 mins.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
31.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
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A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
 
32.
Perversions of Science (1997 TV Series)
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Anthology series of sci-fi stories in the style of "Tales from the Crypt". (30 mins.)
 
33.
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985 TV Series)
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A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury... (23 mins.)
 
34.
Scene of the Crime (1991 TV Series)
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An anthology mystery show presenting a stand-alone story each episode. The creative twist: each episode featured a regular cast in varying roles and billing. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Science Fiction Theatre (1955 TV Series)
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's... (25 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.
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.)
 
38.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1995 TV Series)
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Horror stories by Edgar Allen Poe dramatized and introduced by horror actor Christopher Lee. (30 mins.)
“ The reviews of this show on IMDB generally claim that the episodes of the show are pretty sucky. I've tried several times and it never held my interest. Too bad, the best thing about this show is probably only Christopher Lee's intros. ” - bcsterrett
 
39.
Tales of the Unexpected (1979 TV Series)
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories. (25 mins.)
 
40.
Tales of Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes. (25 mins.)
“ Sadly many episodes were not preserved and are lost, probably forever. ” - bcsterrett
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
44.
The Twilight Zone (2002 TV Series)
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This second revival of The Twilight Zone presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror. (43 mins.)
 
45.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
“ Although not an anthology series, Twin Peaks set the stage and raised the bar for horror related television in general. X-Files wouldn't have been what it was, had it not been for this series. ” - bcsterrett
 
46.
A Twist in the Tale (1998 TV Series)
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A storyteller tells stories to a group of kids and the characters in these stories are the kids themselves.
 
47.
The Veil (1958 Mini-Series)
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An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff. (25 mins.)
 
48.
'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
 
49.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
 
50.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 TV Series)
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. (51 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron