7 TV Shows Serving Up Scares for Summer 2015

TV Insider Staff

Clockwise from left: Netflix; Brownie Harris/CBS; Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/CB

Spooky, scary, thrilling, or terrifying, these summer TV shows want to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.

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The villains are terrifying and the violence is graphic, but this dark, visually stunning series makes cannibalism look good. Prepare for haunting twists in Season 3 as Hannibal eats his way through Florence with the FBI following close behind.

Thursdays, 10/9c, NBC

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The Whispers

Children turn murderous when an an invisible force called Drill befriends the little ones and uses them to do his horrifying dirty work for him. The Whispers ' mix of creepy kids and mystery is sure to spook.

Mondays, 10/9c, ABC



With a masked homicidal villain terrorizing the cast using modern day technology as his weapon, MTV's new series puts an even scarier twist on the classic horror film of the same name.

Premieres Tuesday, June 30, 10/9c, MTV

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Animal lovers beware: In this wild show, creatures great and small now have unexplainable murderous urges to kill us all. No furry friends here.

Premieres Tuesday, June 30, 9/8c, CBS

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Under the Dome

Stephen King source material always lays the foundation for a good scare. In Season 3 of the series based on his novel, the residents of the tiny town trapped inside the dome will find a whole new crop of mysteries - if they survive long enough.

Returns Thursday, June 25, 9/8c, CBS



Eight strangers from around the world suddenly become mentally linked in Netflix's newest original show. It becomes a thrilling fight for survival as they're hunted by those who see them as a threat.

Available on Netflix

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This gritty and dangerous series tell the story of a cop who goes undercover to track one of history's most notorious killers: Charles Manson. The disturbing antics of Manson's "family" as they prepare to embark on their infamous murder spree will be chilling.

Thursdays, 9/8c, NBC

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