10 scariest TV shows of all-time
'American Horror Story'
7. "Night Gallery"
Why it was scary: "Night Gallery" was less focused and more uneven than "The Twilight Zone," but that didn't make it any less unnerving. When shot in color instead of black-and-white, stars like Joan Crawford seemed, if anything, more worn. And while Serling eventually washed his hands of the series when he wasn't given the creative control he'd had on "Zone," his mark, though diminished, remains.
Scariest moment: We never see it, but knowing that an earwig is tunneling through Laurence Harvey's brain in "The Caterpillar" will make you sleep with a pillow over your head at least once.
-Liane Bonin Starr