Best-Reviewed TV Horror 2019
What a year to be a TV-watching horror fan: M. Night Shyamalan made his small-screen debut with Apple TV+’s creepy Servant; The Walking Dead returned to form; and American Horror Story finally embraced the slasher genre. All were splattered with love by critics. But it was CBS’s Evil, a supernatural thriller from The Good Wife and Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King, whose reviews ran reddest, and proved that network TV still had a few surprises left up its sleeve.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 93.958%
Critics Consensus: Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses.
A psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.352%
Critics Consensus: A few changes in front of and behind the camera allow TWD create space for compelling new stories and some seriously scary new adversaries.
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.078%
Critics Consensus: Driven by an unsettlingly compelling Lizzy Caplan, Castle Rock's second chapter opens the borders of its titular town without losing any of its creeping atmosphere.
In season two of Castle Rock, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 61.212%
Critics Consensus: A near-perfect blend of slasher tropes and American Horror Story's trademark twists, 1984 is a bloody good time.
In the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood; as they adjust... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.013%
Critics Consensus: Though Servant's slithering mystery often wanders into dark, crowded corners, its claustrophobic atmosphere and powerful performances build enough tension to keep viewers hooked.
Following a tragedy that has caused a rift in their marriage, the Turners hire a nanny, who soon finds that... [More]