Sometimes you just want to sit down and get the pants scared off you with a good horror anime. And while it may be a more niche section of the medium, anime has plenty of great horror shows and films that’ll surely satisfy your need to be terrified.
Below, we’ve come up with a handful of the ones that we think anyone looking for a solid scare should see. These are three terrifying horror anime you just can’t look away from.
Spoiler Warning: the following spoils key scenes from Another, Perfect Blue, and The Promised Neverland. If you haven’t seen parts of these anime, we recommend you hold off reading until you have.
If you have seen these anime, or simply don’t care about spoilers, then continue onward.
Best Horror Anime
When Kōichi Sakakibara transferred to Yomiyama Middle School, the last person he expected was to meet Misaki, a mysterious young girl sporting an eye patch. The eye gear isn’t even the weirdest part, though, as no one else even acknowledges her existence, classmates and teachers alike.
It isn’t long after their meeting that a gruesome phenomenon begins in Sakakibara’s homeroom class. In a string of unexplainable Final Destination-like deaths, teachers and students from Class 3-3 begin to drop like flies.
Some deaths in this horror anime seem tragic and accidental, like getting run over by a speedboat. Meanwhile, others are abrupt and out of character, like a classroom suicide.
As this carnage starts to add up, the class has no choice but to try and solve the mystery of what is happening so that they can save as many people as possible. Anyone who enjoys a good combination of horror and mystery is sure to enjoy Another, as it features an interesting plot and many intricate death scenes.
The art is also pretty impressive, especially in terms of animation. I still have nightmares about the dream sequence where all of the characters’ faces begin to melt off, thanks to how realistic it all looked.
If nothing else, you’ll certainly never look at an umbrella the same way again after watching this one.
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