Horror shows (1946-1993)by roman_nikonenko | created - 13 Jun 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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1. 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 »
2. Suspense (1949–1954)
25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.
Theatrical plays of supernatural dramas
3. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
25 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.
First to date as the horror+sci-fi formula show/Twilight Zone predecessor
4. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »
5. Your Favorite Story (1953– )
30 min | Comedy, Drama
A handful of episodes are considered to be early gothic/ghostly horror (stories by E. A. Poe, A. Bierce, O. Wilde, R. L. Stevenson and many more)
7. Quatermass II (1955– )
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in Australia, his soon-to-be son-in-law, Captain John Dillon, ... See full summary »
Unusual and disturbing (don't miss it)
8. Strange Experiences (1955–1956)
Offers three minute plus eerie tales. Peter Williams narrates.
Short (about 5 min per episode) grotesque stories made of pure chilling ramblings
11. Panic! (1957– )
30 min | Thriller
A short-lived anthology series narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. Each episode tells its own thriller story and featured its own unique cast.
Somewhat pathetic but lovely
13. The Unforeseen (1958–1960)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An anthology series that appeared twice a week initially. Each episode was a short play covering the inexplicable, the supernatural, the occult or science fiction. Each episode had it's own writer, director, and actors.
14. The Veil (1958– )
25 min | Horror
An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff.
Classic 40's(!) twists. I think it was already a "retro"-show for 1958. Anyway, it's great
16. Masterworks of Terror (1959– )
65 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror
An anthology of three Edgar Allan Poe stories--"The Case of Mr. Valdemar," "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Argentinian TV suspense goes into terror!
17. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Produced at the same time as the more well-known The Twilight Zone (1959), this series was an extension of the tradition of radio horror and supernatural dramas such as Light's Out, The ... See full summary »
Such a promising and fresh one
19. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.
20. The Voodoo Factor (1959– )
30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.
21. 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 »
A gothic show by mr. Karloff
22. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )
30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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 »
24. 'Way Out (1961)
25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.
In vein of Murnau movies
26. The Adventures of the Spirit (1963– )
18 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Don't know much about it, but this seems to be a show with slight comedic relief
27. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.
Cheesy but great
30. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
31. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)
TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.
Gothic soap opera
32. 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 »
36. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )
60 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.
Boring-to-watch. More paranormal-supernatural than horror
38. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.
The portion of lovecraftian pearlies plus some brilliant occvlt detectives
39. 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 »
One more gothic soap opera, though it happened to be one-season show
40. Menace (1970–1973)
75 min | Thriller
This is a series of thrillers designed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
While the 1st season was a typical thriller, the 2nd contains some elements of the mystical/supernatural
44. Dead of Night (1972)
50 min | Horror
A horror anthology series of chilling tales.
Bizarre and glorious
46. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.
Greatly crafted as "Ghost Story", but soft and kind of forgettable as "Circle of Fear". I should mention some excellent pieces of work in Matheson screenplays
50. The Sixth Sense (1972)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller