So without further ado, let's begin...
Number 10 - The Addams Family
In 1964, the ABC-TV network created The Addams Family television series based on Charles Addams' cartoon characters. The series was shot in black and white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966). During the original television run of The Addams Family television series, The New Yorker editor William Shawn refused to publish any Addams Family cartoons.
The television series featured a memorable theme song, written and arranged by longtime Hollywood composer Vic Mizzy. Check it out...
Number 9 - Rod Serling's Night Gallery
The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired on November 8, 1969, and featured the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg, as well as one of the last acting performances by Joan Crawford.
Check out this TV Promo Spot...
Number 8 - Dexter
Dexter aired on Showtime from October 1st, 2006 to September 22nd, 2013, with 8 seasons altogether. Michael C. Hall has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal of Dexter, including a Golden Globe award.
Let's go inside the kill room (spoiler alert!)...
Number 7 - Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is a television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. The series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973). The series only lasted a single season. The main character originated in an unpublished novel, The Kolchak Papers, written by Jeff Rice. After the success of the TV movie and its sequel, the novel was initially published in 1973 by Pocket Books as a mass-market paperback original titled The Night Stalker, with Darren McGavin on the cover to tie it to the movie. Moonstone Books continues to produce Kolchak comic books.
Here's the TV intro...
Number 6 - Tales from the Crypt
The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the four other EC Comics of the time (Haunt of Fear, Vault of Horror, Crime SuspenStories, and Shock SuspenStories).
The wisecracking Crypt Keeper (pictured), who was voiced by John Kassir and performed by puppeteer Van Snowden, would introduce each episode. Check out the intro...
Number 5 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The series aired from March 10th, 1997 until May 20th, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions.
The idea was first visited through Whedon's script for the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which featured Kristy Swanson in the title role.
Buffy's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics, and video games. Check out this cool tribute video...
Number 4 - The Twilight Zone
The success of the series led to a feature film, a radio series, a comic book, a magazine, and various other spin-offs that spanned five decades, including two "revival" television series. The first ran on CBS and in syndication in the 1980s, the second ran on UPN from 2002 to 2003.
Here's the intro...
Number 3 - Supernatural
An important aspect of the series is the use of classic rock, over which creator Eric Kripke threatened to quit when the network would not allow its inclusion.
This is one of my personal favourite shows and Dean Winchester is one of my heroes!
Check out the road so far...
Number 2 - The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead premiered on October 31st, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC and has just started its 4th season.
The most popular character is Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), even though he was never featured in the original comics.
Here's an idiots guide to The Walking Dead...
Number 1 - American Horror Story
Created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk American Horror Story is an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following different characters and locations, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end."
The first season, subsequently re-titled American Horror Story: Murder House, takes place in 2011 and follows the story of a family that moves into a home haunted by its former occupants. The second season, titled American Horror Story: Asylum, takes place in 1964 and follows the stories of the inhabitants of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, titled American Horror Story: Coven takes place in the 1800s and present day and follows the battle between witches and voodoo practitioners.
It features many of the same cast members playing different characters in each series. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga are included in the returning cast.
The series is bloody, brutal, graphic and disturbing. Even the opening title sequences are creepy! Check out all 3 below...
So there you have it, the fans of Maven's Movie Vault of Horror on Facebook have spoken! I would like to thank them all for getting involved and casting their votes once again for this year's Countdown to Halloween. What do you think to list? Let me know below.
(Sources used: Facebook, IMDB, Wiki, YouTube)