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Dread is an American psychological horror anthology series that aired on the Trance Network from April 13, 2009, to May 22, 2023. Each episode consists of a singular horror storyline with a different cast, with some members returning in later episodes to portray new characters. The show has been applauded for its acting and captivating plots, albeit heavily criticized for its occasionally disturbing nature. Beginning with the show's fifth season, each episode starts with a content warning to its viewers.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Ratings
First aired Last aired 18-49 demo Viewers (millions)
1 6 April 13, 2009 May 18, 2009 TBD TBD
2 13 April 12, 2010 July 5, 2010 TBD TBD
3 13 March 14, 2011 June 20, 2011 TBD TBD
4 13 April 23, 2012 July 23, 2012 TBD TBD
5 10 April 15, 2013 June 24, 2013 TBD TBD
6 10 May 5, 2014 July 7, 2014 TBD TBD
7 10 April 13, 2015 June 22, 2015 TBD TBD
8 10 May 30, 2016 August 8, 2016 TBD TBD
9 10 June 9, 2017 August 11, 2017 TBD TBD
10 10 June 11, 2018 August 13, 2018 TBD TBD
11 8 July 8, 2019 August 26, 2019 TBD TBD
12 8 October 25, 2021 December 13, 2021 TBD TBD
13 6 April 17, 2023 May 22, 2023 TBD TBD

Season 1 (2009)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
1 1 "doomsday.exe" April 13, 2009
A self-proclaimed "Internet vigilante" college student e-mails a virus download link to all members of a fraternity, exposing an erray of disturbing secrets that come to light.
Cast: Colton Haynes, Hilary Duff, Armie Hammer, Jonathan Groff, Drew Roy
2 2 "After Hours" April 20, 2009
A group of teenage high school students are left trapped inside their local shopping mall with a serial killer after closing.
Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Jake Borelli, Riley Voelkel, Lucy Fry, Aaron Tveit
3 3 "Faze" April 27, 2009
When the keys to their truck mysteriously vanish during their campout, four friends are left stranded in the woods until a strange man offers them a ride back to their motel. This man, however, has other motives; the four are kidnapped and forced into gorey experiments.
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Chace Crawford, Claire Holt, Shay Mitchell, Neal McDonough
Note: It has been widely agreed that "Faze" is one of the most psychologically disturbing episodes of the entire series, if not, the most.
4 4 "Hysteria Park" May 4, 2009
A web series group of urban explorers visit an abandoned theme park, destroyed beyond repair by Hurricane Katrina four years prior, that is supposedly haunted.
Cast: Max Greenfield, Scott Porter, Lauren London, Colin Donnell, Jessica Rothe
5 5 "Dha'iyfah" May 11, 2009
After spiraling into a deep state of depression due to a break-up, a college student feels his body being slowly taken over by an ancient Arabic spirit.
Cast: Matthew Daddario, Ashley Benson, Nathalie Kelley
6 6 "Lone Survivor" May 18, 2009
A young woman wakes up to find that Earth, as far as she knows, has been abandoned.
Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey

Season 2 (2010)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
7 1 "A Life Destroyed" April 12, 2010
A young tech startup company owner is sentenced to death after being framed for murder.
Cast: Robbie Amell, Hayden Panettiere, Brittany Snow, Jon Hamm
8 2 "Lockdown" April 19, 2010
A high school goes on lockdown when a gunman enters the building.
Cast: Emma Roberts, Ansel Elgort, Vanessa Morgan, Nat Wolff, Tommy Dorfman, Matthew Morrison
9 3 "Death Lives On" April 26, 2010
After a devastating bike crash, a man wakes up in the hospital completely paralyzed, despite his condition originally being misdiagnosed as persistent vegetative state. When his brain activity is discovered, he undergoes a procedure allowing him to answer "yes" or "no" questions via brain signals. He communicates to his girlfriend that he is unhappy and wants to die. With euthanasia not being an option, he opts to have his entire mind backed up onto a drive that will allow him to live in a "heaven-like simulated world" with other deceased individuals. Devastated by reality, his girlfriend has her mind backed up as well, so that they can both live together forever, before committing suicide. After spending several months inside this reality, they find that this simulated "world" is not what it seems.
Cast: Grey Damon, Nina Dobrev, Robin Wright, Salma Hayek, Frank Grillo, Milo Ventimiglia
10 4 "Yellowstone" May 3, 2010
On December 21, 2012, the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts.
11 5 "Fact or Fiction" May 10, 2010
A writer's horror stories come to life.
12 6 "Bloodbath" May 17, 2010
This episode is a portrayal of Elizabeth Báthory's reign of terror in the Kingdom of Hungary.
13 7 "The Catacombs" May 24, 2010
Four friends travel to the Catacombs in Paris.
14 8 "A Face in the Darkness" May 31, 2010
15 9 "Face Your Fears" June 7, 2010
16 10 "Matryoshka" June 14, 2010
17 11 "Stairway to Hell" June 21, 2010
18 12 "Apex" June 28, 2010
19 13 "Fourth of July" July 5, 2010

Season 3 (2011)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
20 1 "The Uncanny Valley" March 14, 2011
21 2 "Don't Lose" March 21, 2011
22 3 "The Silicone Woman" March 28, 2011
23 4 "Dr. Death" April 11, 2011
24 5 "Pendulum" April 18, 2011
25 6 "Unfriendly Territory" April 25, 2011
26 7 "Secret Recipe" May 2, 2011
27 8 "Worms" May 9, 2011
28 9 "Tengu" May 16, 2011
29 10 "Out of This World" May 23, 2011
30 11 TBA June 6, 2011
31 12 TBA June 13, 2011
32 13 TBA June 20, 2011

Season 4 (2012)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
33 1 TBA April 23, 2012
34 2 TBA April 30, 2012
35 3 TBA May 7, 2012
36 4 TBA May 14, 2012
37 5 TBA May 21, 2012
38 6 TBA June 4, 2012
39 7 TBA June 11, 2012
40 8 TBA June 18, 2012
41 9 TBA June 25, 2012
42 10 TBA July 2, 2012
43 11 TBA July 9, 2012
44 12 TBA July 16, 2012
45 13 TBA July 23, 2012

Season 5 (2013)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
46 1 TBA April 15, 2013
47 2 TBA April 22, 2013
48 3 TBA April 29, 2013
49 4 TBA May 6, 2013
50 5 TBA May 13, 2013
51 6 TBA May 20, 2013
52 7 TBA June 3, 2013
53 8 TBA June 10, 2013
54 9 TBA June 17, 2013
55 10 TBA June 24, 2013

Season 6 (2014)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
56 1 TBA May 5, 2014
57 2 TBA May 12, 2014
58 3 TBA May 19, 2014
59 4 TBA May 26, 2014
60 5 TBA June 2, 2014
61 6 TBA June 9, 2014
62 7 TBA June 16, 2014
63 8 TBA June 23, 2014
64 9 TBA June 30, 2014
65 10 TBA July 7, 2014

Season 7 (2015)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
66 1 TBA April 13, 2015
67 2 TBA April 20, 2015
68 3 TBA April 27, 2015
69 4 TBA May 4, 2015
70 5 TBA May 11, 2015
71 6 TBA May 18, 2015
72 7 TBA June 1, 2015
73 8 TBA June 8, 2015
74 9 TBA June 15, 2015
75 10 TBA June 22, 2015

Season 8 (2016)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
76 1 TBA May 30, 2016
77 2 TBA June 6, 2016
78 3 TBA June 13, 2016
79 4 TBA June 20, 2016
80 5 TBA June 27, 2016
81 6 TBA July 11, 2016
82 7 TBA July 18, 2016
83 8 TBA July 25, 2016
84 9 TBA August 1, 2016
85 10 TBA August 8, 2016

Season 9 (2017)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
86 1 TBA June 9, 2017
87 2 TBA June 16, 2017
88 3 TBA June 23, 2017
89 4 TBA June 30, 2017
90 5 TBA July 7, 2017
91 6 TBA July 14, 2017
92 7 TBA July 21, 2017
93 8 TBA July 28, 2017
94 9 TBA August 4, 2017
95 10 TBA August 11, 2017

Season 10 (2018)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
96 1 TBA June 11, 2018
97 2 TBA June 18, 2018
98 3 TBA June 25, 2018
99 4 TBA July 2, 2018
100 5 TBA July 9, 2018
101 6 TBA July 16, 2018
102 7 TBA July 23, 2018
103 8 TBA July 30, 2018
104 9 TBA August 6, 2018
105 10 TBA August 13, 2018

Season 11 (2019)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
106 1 TBA July 8, 2019
107 2 TBA July 15, 2019
108 3 TBA July 22, 2019
109 4 TBA July 29, 2019
110 5 TBA August 5, 2019
111 6 TBA August 12, 2019
112 7 TBA August 19, 2019
113 8 TBA August 26, 2019

Season 12 (2021)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
114 1 TBA October 25, 2021
115 2 TBA November 1, 2021
116 3 TBA November 8, 2021
117 4 TBA November 15, 2021
118 5 TBA November 22, 2021
119 6 TBA November 29, 2021
120 7 TBA December 6, 2021
121 8 TBA December 13, 2021

Season 13 (2023)

No. overall No. in season Title Original airdate
122 1 TBA April 17, 2023
123 2 TBA April 24, 2023
124 3 TBA May 1, 2023
125 4 TBA May 8, 2023
126 5 TBA May 15, 2023
127 6 TBA May 22, 2023
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