Box of Nightmares: Horror Anthology TV Showsby mike_sean | created - 25 Mar 2011 | updated - 24 Oct 2014 | Public
Television shows in which each episode was a different short story, typically from the horror, supernatural, or suspense genre.
Related list: Fragments of Fear: Horror Anthology Films
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2. Lights Out (1946–1952)
30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »
5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
8. 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 »
10. Thriller (1960–1962)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
11. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )
30 min | Horror
The last regularly scheduled television series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural,... See full summary »
16. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
17. Mystery and Imagination (1966–1970)
75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »
24. The Evil Touch (1973– )
30 min | Horror, Thriller
Weekly anthology series consisting of stories involving ghosts, monsters, witchcraft, possession and other supernatural wonders. Every episode featured at least one famous American star, ... See full summary »
31. Hammer House of Horror (1980)
51 min | Horror
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.
33. West Country Tales (1982–1983)
25 min | Horror
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.
37. 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. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.
38. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
39. 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.
43. Monsters (1988–1990)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
44. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.
46. The Hidden Room (1991–1993)
30 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
This half-hour anthology show usually featured a woman in hardship, musing about might-have-beens, or fighting for her life, such as a woman being visited by the ghost of the child she ... See full summary »
47. Chiller (1995– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Horror, Thriller
Chiller is a 5-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown erratically in the UK on ITV. The stories each involve, to some extent, the supernatural, and feature lead actors ... See full summary »
49. Twisted Tales (1996)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In an Australian version of Tales Of The Unexpected, Bryan Brown introduces stories of the bizarre and the supernatural. Sometimes serious, often comical, but always with a twist at the end... See full summary »
51. The Hunger (1997–2000)
R | 24 min | Drama, Horror