The Exorcist TV is one of the scariest TV shows ever made. But are there scarier films? (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Scariest TV series to stream: 10 of the best horror shows on Amazon Prime and Netflix, ranked by jump scares

Here are the top 10 most terrifying television shows, ranked by the number of jump scares.

Friday, 3rd June 2022, 9:14 am

A jump scare, something that is almost as exciting as it is scary. But which TV series invoke the famous jolt in our bodies that make us go back for more?

Ghosts to ghouls, zombies to exorcisms, body horror to paranormal activity, found footage and every ghoul you can imagine in between, Netflix TV shows are certainly getting scarier by the year, as directors look to satisfy people’s innate desire to be terror-stricken and spooked.

And as the nights grow darker and colder, many of us are hunkering down to binge on the latest, scariest television shows available right now.

However, which shows are likely to make you jump the most?

To get you thrilled – and chilled - to the bone, we’ve found the top 10 TV programmes with the most jumps scares recorded, utilising database Where’s The Jump.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

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