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We run down TV's 11 scariest series of all timeBy Kenny Herzog It's hard to be scary. Just ask all the clever producers, directors and writers out there who've tried their hand at horror or sci-fi on ad-subsidized major networks. Hell, look no further than "The River," which arrived at ABC with the pedigree of "Paranormal Activity" maestro Oren Peli and the backing of Steven Spielberg. Yet, as audiences soon discovered, stretching the novel gimmick of found-footage terror out over several episodes wears pretty thin, particularly when more emphasis is placed on manufacturing gotcha surrealism than introducing a story with inherently compelling implications. (Or, for that matter, a single sympathetic character.) Bing: More about 'American Horror Story' | Jessica LangeCrave scary TV shows? Connect and sound off on Facebook and Twitter(FX)
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