Do you love being scared? With the return of “The Walking Dead”, “Dexter” and the debut of “American Horror Story”, television just got a whole lot scarier. Long gone are the days of when the horror genre was somewhat taboo on TV. These three highly successful shows will surely make you want to hide under the sheets afterwards. Here is short review of TV’s spookiest shows:

The Walking Dead (Season 2)
This is an award winning series with phenomenal special effects, make up and costumes. A richly filled cast, characters and storyline, it’s better than most films with the same premise.
The story is about an American post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world. The series centers on a small group of survivors led by Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his family. Its truly a must see, just beware strong stomachs are required for the gory zombie-killing scenes. Watch it on Sundays at 9pm on AMC.

Dexter (Season 6)
As “Miami’s most loveable serial killer”, Dexter Morgan returns to television with more blood art than ever before. “Dexter” is about a forensic blood-spatter specialist for the Miami Police Department who moonlights as an avenging serial killer at night. Michael C. Hall (Golden Globe for best actor-TV Drama 2009) plays the main character Dexter Morgan with such skill; you can’t help but feel admiration for the psycho-killer. Even with its pretty graphic crime scenes, the show is horrifying, intoxicating, seductive and thrilling, all at the same time. Watch it on Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.

American Horror Story (Season 1)
The new kid on the (haunted) block, “American Horror Story” has already made a name for its self and high ratings. The series is about a family that moves into a beautiful yet decrepit mansion only to discover it’s haunted. Yes, the premise is nothing new but the show delivers a unique “mash up of old-fashioned don’t-go-in-the-basement suspense and psychosexual disquiet”. With actors like Dylan McDermott (“Dark Blue”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) the series is bound to be a major television hit. This show will definitely deliver toe-curling thrills and will keep you coming back for more. Watch it on Wednesdays at 10PM on FX.