Best-Reviewed TV Horror 2018

It was a great year for horror in general, but particularly in the number and quality of horror series on TV. Netflix’s viral hit The Haunting of Hill House, Hulu’s Stephen King anthology Castle Rock, and the category winner, AMC’s breathtaking survival horror series The Terror, all make for stellar examples of the genre.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

#1
Adjusted Score: 96.754%
Critics Consensus: A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, The Terror centers on the Royal Navy's perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.574%
Critics Consensus: The Haunting of Hill House is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.
Synopsis: The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel of the same name, about five... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.299%
Critics Consensus: Bewitchingly beautiful and wickedly macabre, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casts an intoxicating spell and provides a perfect showcase for Kiernan Shipka's magical talents.
Synopsis: This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.611%
Critics Consensus: Nine seasons in, The Walking Dead feels more alive than ever, with heightened tension and a refreshed pace that rejuvenates this long-running franchise.
Synopsis: Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the... [More]

#5
Adjusted Score: 92.124%
Critics Consensus: A meticulously crafted mystery brimming with allusions, Castle Rock is bound to please even the pickiest of Stephen King fans -- though mileage may vary for casual viewers.
Synopsis: Season 1 of the drama series opens with death-row lawyer Henry Deaver (André Holland) receiving a call asking him to... [More]

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