It’s that time of year again, folks. October is here, and with it people’s desire to immerse themselves in spooks, scares and all the gothic themes and aesthetics we can handle. Anime fans are no different, and luckily there are a plethora of animated shows and films that are perfect for viewing on and around the holiday to put you in the right state of mind. To that end, here are 10 of the scariest anime to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Scariest Anime to get You Into the Halloween Spirit
Spawned from the mind of the visionary horror mangaka Junji Ito, Gyo tells the tale of a strange phenomenon where dead sea creatures start to rise up out of the ocean, masked in an ungodly stink of rotten flesh and sewage. Kaori and her friends are unfortunate enough to be in a coastal town when this event occurs, and before long become trapped in their home as the wave of undead creatures sweeps across the land. Their only hope of escape is to make a run for it and hope they aren’t caught, as it quickly becomes clear the creatures have a far worse fate than death in store for those they manage to capture.
Equal parts genuinely terrifying and a laughably corny B-level horror movie, Gyo is perfect when you want to be scared and have fun while you do it. It also helps that the plot takes some genuinely interesting twists and turns along the way that nobody could see coming, and if you’ve never experienced a Junji Ito work before, there’s no better one to start with than this.