25 best horror TV shows ever

Dim the lights, ignore the children demanding sweets on your doorstep and tune your telly to BBC boo for these spooktacular series

If you're tired of horror movies but love a fright, how about 25 spooky, chilling and downright scary television shows for halloween instead?

American Horror Story (2011)

American Horror Story (2011)

A recent entry, this, but it’s a cracker. Ryan Murphy – creator of Glee, but never mind that – has remembered everything we used to love in genre TV and put it all into one haunted house of horrors. A prestige cast includes Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto and Dylan McDermott. Add a few nods to The Shining (creepy twins, predatory old ladies) and mix the whole into a nicely horrible stew. What more could you want? Happy Hallowe’en!