New Titles Claim Top Spots While Some Fall for the First Time in Years

From the horror films for the cerebral, the slashers for the gore-hounds, to best the horror streaming TV series of 2020, Ranker harnesses the wisdom of the crowd and the opinions of millions of super fans to be far more relevant and predictive than the opinion of one blogger or critic.

Here’s what changed in 2020…

  • For the first time in two years, the original scream-junkie flick Halloween fell below the #3 spot on the list of The Best Horror Movie Franchises, while The Conjuring franchise, notable for having started in the last 10 years, finally cracked the top 5.
  • For years, the #1 position on the list The Best Horror TV Shows of All Time belonged to newer smash hits like American Horror Story and Stranger Things. This year, the classic Twilight Zone series clawed its way from #4 in January to #1 in November.
  • On the same list, the top performing show from 2020 is The Outsider on HBO Max. Having started at #86 the day after its premiere of this year, it has now climbed all the way up to #45 as of November. The Stephen King inspired series starring, produced, and directed by Jason Bateman also sits atop the Best New Horror Shows of 2020.

Top 5 New Horror Shows of 2020:

  • The Outsider
  • Locke and Key
  • Dracula
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Dead Lands