Just as there are real masterpieces and smells with ghost TV shows and movies, the same is true for anime. Fortunately, horror is one area where the medium excels. With Halloween in sight, we’ve put together the most exciting and terrifying horror series the industry has to offer.

1) Friends (2012)

Another way is to approach Japanese horror which is very good. It feels more like a movie than an episodic adventure and follows a series of bizarre and terrifying deaths around a group of mysterious students. A curious transfer student needs to understand why his comrades keep dying.
Check it out on Crunchyroll now.

2) Black Butler (2008-2009)

Ciel Phantomhive is the 13-year-old head of the Phantomhive Household. Even though she was a child, she was also in the important family that served Queen Victoria of England. A brilliant detective, a la Sherlock Holmes, he helps the Queen’s police uncover the crimes in London’s poor guts, but he doesn’t do it himself.
Check it out now on Netflix, Hulu, or Crunchyroll.

3) Boogiepop Phantom (2000)

Boogiepop Phantom is an anthology series put together by one constant: Boogiepop, an urban legend thought to embody death. The show takes place in a Japanese city after a series of ritual killings initially accused by Bugipop.
Take a look at Funimation now.

4) Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is a glimpse into the lives of students at Kisaragi Academy, formerly Heaven’s Host, where the gruesome murders of children and their staff took place. This is a fast watch that’s also great for horror anime-watching marathons, along with other fantastic horror series and manga that threaten to scare you.
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5) Deadman Wonderland (2011)

A young man named Ganta Igarashi was in high school when a strange figure covered in blood appeared from the classroom window. This so-called “Red Man” destroys the entire Gantta class within seconds.
Take a look at Funimation now.

6) Death Note (2006-2007)

The rare world of shinigami, or the god of death, is boring. When Shinigami Ryuk drops his death note or a powerful notebook that can kill anyone, chaos will ensue in the living world as long as the user knows the name and face of the target. This classic Shounen film is scary because it involves a man who slowly changes from Light to “Kira”, a world-famous serial killer, and the police attempt to kill him.
Check it out now on Netflix, Hulu, or Crunchyroll.

7) Devilman Crybaby (2018)

This rethinking of the classic Go Nagai is one of the best moderns reinvents of the anime series to date. Akira Fudo is the title “Scream” – his sweetheart makes him an easy target for bullies, but his best friend Rio Asuka helps him escape from this person, but not in a healthy way. An unforgettable bloody ballet with visualizations of violence, bloodshed, sex, and psychedelics from the only creator Masaaki Yuasa.
Check it out on Netflix now.

8) Elfen Lied (2004)

Elfen Leed, heartbreaking and terrifying, investigates a series of events that occur after the experiment with Diclonius, a mutant man born with telekinetic powers and horns. The show’s star, Lucy, has multiple personalities, meaning she can use a ghostly hand to kill anyone around her or win hearts like her charming and understated rookie, her alter ego. This bloody odyssey is certainly not for the faint of heart, but its heartbreaking story will leave you breathless until you finally give up.
Check it out now on Amazon Prime or Hulu.

9) Flowers of Evil (2019)

Even so, he felt excluded from his comrades in many ways. Saeki was one of the few bright lights in his life until he met the strange Sava Nakamura. It’s not traditional horror, but it’s an intense study of characters narrated with great rotoscopic animation that will bend your mind.
Check it out now on Crunchyroll or VRV.

10) From the New World (2012-2013)

One of the most neglected series of 2010, From the New World (also known as Shin Sekai Yori), combines elements of fantasy and adulthood in an apocalyptic horror nightmare. The series is set in a school for high school students to promote a magical skill.
Check it out on Crunchyroll now.

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