Things take a slightly different direction with our list with this entry, as The Fades definitely veers more into sci-fi territory than straight horror, but there are plenty of chilling scares in its only season to include here. The series came out in 2011, at a time when young adult sci-fi novels were taking over the world, with series like The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner and Divergent at the peak of their popularity. This BBC Three series leverages the post-apocalyptic setting of those stories but has enough similar elements to be classed among the others.
If anything, you could call this a pre-apocalyptic YA story, as the main character, Paul Roberts (Iain De Caestecker), wages a battle to prevent the end of the world as we know it. He is what this fictional world calls an angel, meaning he is able to see the malevolent spirits of the dead known as Fades. He’s recruited by other angels to stop the Fades from taking over the world, and there’s a slew of spooky visuals to keep you perched on the edge of your seat. Also, this is an early role for Daniel Kaluuya so it’s worth watching alone.