We came up with a huge "longlist" of candidates for the scariest TV episodes ever... and I thought I'd share it here on the O-deck. What did we leave out?

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Adventure Time, “The Creeps”

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, “The Monkey’s Paw”

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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, “The Jar”

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, “An Unlocked WIndow”

Amazing Stories, “Go to the Head of the Class”

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Amazing Stories, “Mirror Mirror”

American Horror Story, “Smouldering Corpses”

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American Horror Story, “Halloween”

Ancient Aliens, “The Watchers”

Angel, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

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Angel, “Billy”

Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner”

Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of Old Man Corcoran”

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of Laughing in the Dark”

Are You Afraid of the Dark? “The Tale of the Chameleon”

Babylon 5, “Z’ha’dum”

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Batman: The Animated Series, “House and Garden”

Battlestar Galactica, “Valley of Darkness”

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, “Space Vampire”

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Hush” *

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Conversations with Dead People”

Carnivale, “Pick a Number”

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Courage the Cowardly Dog “Everyone Wants to Direct”

Cowboy Bebop, “Toys in the Attic”

Day of the Triffids, 1980s miniseries

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The Darkroom, “Makeup”

Dexter “Buck the System”

Doctor Who, “Blink”

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Doctor Who, “Midnight”

Doctor Who, “The Empty Child”

Doctor Who, “Edge of Destruction”

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Doctor Who, “Terror of the Autons”
Doctor Who, “Planet of the Spiders”

Eerie, Indiana, “Just Say No To Fun”

The Evil Touch, “The Trail”

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Fantasy Island, “Nightmare”

Fear Itself,”Skin and Bones”

Firefly, “Bushwhacked”

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Friday The 13th: The Series, “The Inheritance”

Fringe, “Marionette”

Fringe, “The Night of Desirable Objects”

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Game of Thrones, “The Pointy End”

Goosebumps “Welcome to Dead House”

Hammer House of Horror “The House that Bled to Death”

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Hammer House of Horror “The Two Faces of Evil”

Haunted, “Pilot”

Invader Zim, “Bad Bad Rubber Piggy”

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Journey to the Unknown, “Matakitasis Coming”

Kolchak: The Night Stalker, “The Zombie”

Kolchak: The Night Stalker, “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be” aka “U.F.O.”

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Lost, “Claire’s Dream”

MacGyver, “Ghost Ship”

Masters of Horror, “Cigarette Burns”

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Masters of Horror “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road”

Medium, “Penny for Your Thoughts”

Millennium, “Pilot”

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Millennium, “Lamentation”

Webster, “Moving On”

Night Gallery, “Camera Obscura”

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Night Gallery, "The Cemetery"

Night Gallery, “The Caterpillar”

Night Gallery, “Professor Peabody’s Last Lecture”

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Night Gallery, “Sins of the Sin Eater”

Night Visions, “If a Tree Falls”

The Omega Factor, “Powers of Darkness”

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One Step Beyond, “The Death Waltz”

One Step Beyond, “The Clown”

The Outer Limits, “Dead Switch”

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The Outer Limits “Demon With a Glass Hand”

The Outer Limits, “The Form of Things Unknown”

The Outer Limits, “The Zanti Misfits”

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The Prisoner, “A, B and C”

Punky Brewster, “The Perils of Punky parts 1 and 2”

Quantum Leap, “The Boogieman”

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Quantum Leap, “Shock Theater”

Quatermass and the Pit, miniseries

The Ray Bradbury Theater, “Playground”

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The River, “Marbeley” (the one with the tree of dolls)

SeaQuest DSV, “Knight of Shadows”

The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror VI”

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Sleepy Hollow, “Blood Moon”

Space: 1999, “Dragon’s Domain”

Smallville, “Scare”

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Stargate: Atlantis, “Whispers”

Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Genesis”

Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Schisms”

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Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Phantasms”

Star Trek: The Next Generation, “ Night Terrors”

Star Trek: Original Series, “Wolf in the Fold”

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Supernatural, “Bloody Mary”

Supernatural, “Everyone Loves a Clown”

Supernatural, “Scarecrow”

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Supernatural, “The Kids are Alright”

Supernatural, “No Rest for the Wicked”

Supernatural, “Yellow Fever”

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Tales From the Crypt “Television Terror”

Tales From the Crypt, “And All From the House”

Tales From the Crypt, “The Ventriloquist’s Dummy”

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Tales from the Crypt, “You Murderer”

Tales From the Darkside, “Inside The Closet”

Tales From the Darkside, “Trick or Treat”

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Thriller, “Pigeons From Hell”

Thriller, “The Purple Room”

Torchwood, “Countrycide”

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Torchwood: Children of Earth

Trilogy of Terror, “Amelia”

True Blood, “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’”

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True Blood, “I Don’t Wanna Know”

The Twilight Zone, “Eye of the Beholder”

The Twilight Zone, “It’s a Good Life”

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The Twilight Zone, “Living Doll”

The Twilight Zone, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”

The Twilight Zone, “To Serve Man”

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The Twilight Zone 1980s, “Nightcrawlers”

The Twilight Zone 1980s, “Wordplay”

The Twilight Zone 1980s, “Gramma”

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Twin Peaks, “Demons”

Twin Peaks, “Lonely Souls”

Twin Peaks, “Beyond Life and Death”

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The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”

The Walking Dead, “Better Angels”

The X-Files, “Elegy”

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The X-Files, “Folie a Deux”

The X-Files, “Home”

The X-Files, “Irresistible”

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The X-Files, “Small Potatoes”

The X-Files, “Squeeze”

The X-Files, “Tooms”

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V: The Final Battle, “Part 2”

Tv Specials:

Ghostwatch

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Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

Stephen King’s IT

20/20 Exorcism Special

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Salem’s Lot miniseries