Live Poll: Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series

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Which horror anthology television series* do you think is the scariest? * reboots are listed as distinct answer options

See the partial list of horror anthology television series here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066547384/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/cz5dt3-r0AA/
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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Monsters 1988 | TV Series 7.5 (1,202)


Darknet 2013 | TV Series 7.6 (1,874)


Freddy's Nightmares 1988 | TV Series 6.5 (2,318)


Deadly Nightmares 1983 | TV Series 6.9 (1,127) aka Deadly Nightmares


R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour 2010 | TV Series 8.1 (1,719)


Hammer House of Horror 1980 | TV Series 7.8 (1,137)


Tales of the Unexpected 1979 | TV Series 7.8 (1,185)


Thriller 1960 | TV Series 8.3 (996)


One Step Beyond 1959 | TV Series 7.9 (971)


Tales from the Cryptkeeper
1993 | TV Series 7.8 (907)


The Hunger 1997 | TV Series 6.4 (719)


Night Visions 2001 | TV Series 7.6 (686)


The Nightmare Room 2001 | TV Series 7.4 (380)


Nightmare Cafe 1992 | TV Series 7.3 (346)


'Way Out 1961 | TV Series 8.2 (108) aka Dahl's House of Horror  


The Veil 1958 | TV Miniseries 7.5 (271) 


Suspicion 1957 | TV Series 8.7 (279)


Tales of Tomorrow 1951 | TV Series 7.4 (235)
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A bit of a sigh since I wanted to FYC at least three of those! 
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NEW Options:
Room 104 (2017– ) 6.1/10 3,182
Lore
(2017– )  6.9/10 3,011
Castle Rock (2018– ) 8.0/10 17,642
The Terror (2018– ) 8.1/10 21,548

FUTURE Options
Blumhouse Productions' Into the Dark (2018– ) 6.2/10 478
Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight
Jordan Peele's  The Twilight Zone (2019– )
Amazing Stories

Most Popular Anthology Horror TV Series
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I did not vote because my favorite series was not included: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES.
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Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990) is a deserving show with a 7.6/10 rating with 2,709 IMDb votes. and follows two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques each week. It is an American-Canadian horror television series that ran for three seasons, from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication.

However,the premise is same each week, as the series follows Micki and Ryan, owners of an antiques store, and their friend, Jack Marshak, as they try to recover cursed antiques, to put them into safety in the store's vault. An anthology series is a radio, television or book series that presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season. These usually have a different cast each week or season,

Since, Friday the 13th: The Series is a regular horror TV series, but it is not a horror anthology TV series, like all the other shows listed; It is not within the scope of the question, therefore it does not qualify as a valid answer option. It has the same main characters each week and each season and just varies the antique they are pursuing and its owner.

Which horror anthology television series* do you think is the scariest?

Some modern horror anthologies, like American Horror Story and Scream Queens  do push the boundaries a bit by changing the setting, theme or characters each season rather than on weekly basis.
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Possible candidate
Tell Me a Story (TV series) is an American psychological thriller web television series, based on the Mexican television series Érase una vez created by Marcos Osorio Vidal, that premiered on October 31, 2018, on CBS All Access.
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I am a big anthology series fan so that's a TOUGH choice. Lots of personal favorites here... 
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Can't believe you forgot Scream Queens.


And I'd like to suggest changing the title to "Best Horror Anthology Television Series" and the body to "Which of the following horror anthology television series* do you prefer?"

There are a lot of shows on the list that are horror-comedy or geared toward children that people might love but not consider 'scary'

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Title and Question Update

I wasn't aware it was an anthology,  When I think of an anthology I think each episode is a different story. Scream Queens, like American Horror which will have at least ten seasons and ten story lines, qualifies by virtue changing each season, Scream Queens albeit barely qualifying with a only a second season that has a different setting.

I agree a better question might be of the favorite or best type, as some of these anthologies also focus on different types of stories outside of the horror genre. Plus, as you point out the appeal goes beyond the scares. I altered the title and question to:
REVISED TITLE
Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series
REVISED QUESTION
Which of these television horror anthology series* is your all-time favorite? *  answer options includes multi-genre anthology series with reboots as distinct options
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I totally didn't consider Scream Queens an anthology either, but that's what the description says on netflix & I've also heard ppl on talk shows call it an anthology (e.g. Please welcome Lea Michele from the new anthology series,Scream Queens!). From the definitions I've looked at, anthologies don't necessarily have to switch up every episode, there can be softer versions that switch up each season (e.g. Scream Queens, even though two seasons isn't enough for the pattern to become noticeable)
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I agree it is an anthology and as such is included in the live poll. It just wasn't a top-of-mind option for me when thinking of anthology TV series. But, considering it is somewhat current and popular, I can it making the top ten in votes.
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'Great poll. 'The original Twilight Zone, although I haven't seen American Horror Story but want to. May I suggest one small edit to the intro.? (changing "includes" to "include")

Which of these television horror anthology series* is your all-time favorite?* answer options include multi-genre anthology series with reboots as distinct options
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THANKS, CORRECTED

Which of these television horror anthology series* is your all-time favorite?* answer options include multi-genre anthology series with reboots as distinct options

POLL THREAD TITLE NEEDS UPDATE: PS: Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series
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added recent TV Series options
Castle Rock
(2018– ) 8.0/10 17,642
The Terror (2018– ) 8.1/10 21,548
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Congratulations urbanemovies. This is the 30th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

25 October 2018: Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series - https://www.imdb.com/poll/cz5dt3-r0AA/ (A poll by urbanemovies)


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I'll say what the character 'Brick' from the show 'the middle' once said, dressed as Rod Serling, to a woman answering her door on Halloween, who first says to him: "Oh... Rod Serling... from Twilight Zone!" Bricks reply was, " No Rod Serling... from Night Gallery... I find it to be more nuanced."


Best written line on TV in years...
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Thanks, the issue is too many well-regarded Horror TV anthologies over the past seven decades to include them all as answer options. The good news is the format is seeing a return to to its hey-day with just about every network rolling out their own anthology series. I appreciate the suggestion and feedback.
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Amazing Stories wasn't particularly a "horror" series. I would probably call it a sci-fi/fantasy before I said horror. I used to watch it when I was a kid when it first aired, and have revisited some episodes since, and I don't recall anything in that show being scary at all.
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The answer options of this question  include multi-genre anthology series.

Which of these television horror anthology series* is your all-time favorite?
*  answer options includes multi-genre anthology series with reboots as distinct options

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Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It originally ran on NBC in the United States from 1985 to 1987.

Episodes

Episode 1.1, "Ghost Train", Episode 1.4 "Mummy Daddy", Episode 1.17, "Boo!", Episode 1.19, "Mirror, Mirror", Episode 1.24 "Grandpa's Ghost", 2.6 "The Greibble". 2.8 "Go to the Head of the Class", 2.17 "Gershwin's Trunk", 2.19 "Without Diana", etc.

That aside, it was included in the answers primarily not for its focus on horror like some other titles were, but included as a Top 20 most voted IMDb TV anthology option to round out the choices with some choices everyone has seen, but that still qualify by virtue of their multi-genre scope. I agree not a top-of-mind anthology when it comes to horror, but one of the better anthology TV series of the 1980s.
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