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Spooky Season Anime

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

**Trigger Warning!! The following animes contain material related to Bullying, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Suicide, etc.**

What draws us in horror? Is it the thrill, the suspense, or the fear that slowly creeps into insides filling our imaginations with disturbing scenarios despicably irresistible?

There is absolutely nothing less disturbing and frightening than the human mind. Horror, suspense and thrilling animes, brings you the most deranged fucked-up situations the human brain can come up with. The horrifying scenarios excites us and filling us with the ecstasy of danger and fear.

Whether it be the undead, paranormal occult or monsters these spooky season animes feed our appetite of death, despair, and probably dismemberment. Now enjoy the chilling thrill of being scared.

It's important to note that these animes are not for the faint of heart and should be watched with the viewers discretion. The anime contains graphic and violent content that may disturb viewers new to the horror anime. Please don't tell your parents 😉

9. Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)

  • 3 Seasons, 23 Episodes, Rating: R

  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural

"Jigoku Tsushin," a website that only accessible exactly at midnight. If you post a hopeless grudge there, Hell Girl will appear and drag your hated foe into Hell. But at what cost?

Would you trade your soul to devil? If you had the chance to take reva or

8. Shinsekai yori (From the New World)

  • 1 Season, 25 Episodes, Rated R

  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her psychic powers and is able to attend Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question fate in the mist of children abductions by the rumored Tainted Cats.

7. Mahou Shoujo Site (Magical Girl Site)

  • 1 Season, 24 Episodes

  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural

Aya Asagiri tormented by her bullies and her family. A mysterious website called Magical Girl Site appears on her laptop throwing her life into chaos.

6. Boogiepop wa Warawanai (Boogiepop Phantom)

  • 1 Season, 12 Episodes, Rating: R+, *Spin-Off

  • Genres: Psychological, Supernatural, Dementia, Mystery, Drama, Horror

**Boogiepop wa Warawaranai (2019) is NOT a sequel or reboot. It is more like a prequel**

Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rumors have begun once more. Boogiepop... Everyone knows about Boogiepop: meet her one dark night and you are taken.

5. Sankarea (Sankarea: Undying Love)

  • 1 Season, 12 Episodes + 1 OVA

  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Horror, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural

Chihiro Furuya has a zombie obsession. Rea Sanka a rich oppressed girl. How do these two unlikely individuals encounter each other? How do they help each other.

4. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)

  • 1 Season, 26 Episodes, Rating: R, *Spin-Offs, 2 OVAs

  • Genres: Mystery, Dementia, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller

  • New 2020 reboot

*Sequels: When They Cry: Kai and Umineko: When They Cry

**Side stories: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen

Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983, and quickly becomes inseparable friends with schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks underneath the seemingly idyllic life they lead.

3. Monster

  • 1 Season, 74 Episodes, Rated R

  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Seinen, Thriller

Dr. Kenzou Tenma makes a life and death choice when he chooses to save a young boy instead of the town's mayor. His life is forever changed when that young boy returns into his life.

2. Dorohedoro

  • 1 Season, 12 Episodes + 1 OVA, Rated R

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Magic, Fantasy, Seinen

Caiman has been cursed and is search of the sorcerer responsible for it. Companied by his friend Nikaido they go to the Hole.

1. Another

  • 1 Season, 12 Episodes, Rated R

  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, School

The town of Yomiyama has been shrouded by a fearful atmosphere, from the dark secrets hidden deep within. Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North and soon after discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He also finds himself drawn to the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki. Entangling himself into the darkness the town has to offer. This is a series that kept me invested

Honorable Mentions

  • Elfen Lied

  • Hellsing

  • Gakkougurashi

  • Corpse Party

  • Gantz

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