It is said that the superhero genre is getting crowded and saturated these days. The same is being considered for the action genre. However, there is one category of anime that may never go out of style. This is the horror genre. Mainly at the time of Halloween, people tend to prepare binge lists for the weekend plans. So, if you are planning to do a movie marathon this Halloween, this list will help you shortlist your choices. Here are some of the best horror anime movies that you can binge on during the holiday. The following is the list of the Best Anime Movies To Watch On Halloween.
Much like its name, Wicked City has some of the darkest and wicked visuals in its story. The story is based around the themes of science fiction merged with some of the most horrifying creatures. Wicked City tells the story of a parallel dimension of ‘the Black World,’ where demons reside. When a peace treaty comes to an end, the lines between the human world and the black world blurs. What follows is a pool of bloodshed and mass killings.
Being the second most popular anime movie of all time, Spirited Away remains a classic in the horror genre. Even though the movie is meant for children, it has many absurd and gritty visuals that translate into horror. The plot of Spirited Away is simple. A little girl is forced to work in the labor factory so as to get her parent out of prison. Her experiences as a 10-year-old child are no less than horrifying. Hence, if you’re looking for some light-hearted scares, Spirited Away will be the Best Anime Movies To Watch On Halloween.
Most modern-day anime movies are based on the concept of historical events. Bio Hunter is one such story that follows the same concept. Bio Hunter tells the story of a demon virus that is beginning to spread in Japan and nearby countries. As humanity fights its own mutants, a trail of dead bodies begins to pile up. Is there a stoppage to this mad epidemic? Find out yourself when you watch this movie this Halloween!
The 2006 story of Paprika follows the psychosis of horror. The way the human brain plays with the notion of horror makes up for the plot of Paprika. So, the story revolves around the life of a psychologist named Atsuki Chiba, who uses scientific methods to cure the fear within humans. This story will surely make you overthink the concepts of the human brain.
Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
Till date, Vampires remain one of the most popular horror creatures. No vampire movie goes over the radar as soon as it is released. Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust is one such movie that has outperformed much of its competition. So, the story follows the futuristic world that is being taken over by vampires. Thus, a mysterious warrior takes up the job to safeguard humanity from annihilation. Hence, this one is one of the Best Anime Movies To Watch On Halloween.
Princess Mononoke is yet another classic story that came out in 1997. The movie is not essentially listed as a horror film. It is mostly the gritty visuals of action that come across as horror. So, the plot revolves around a grave conflict between humans and the forces of nature. After depleting the earth with most of its resources, humans are down to more destruction. What follows is a trail of mass murder and genocide.
Darkside Blues movie came out in the year 1994. The movie follows a suspense mystery that concludes with a dark ending. So, the plot revolves around a small town named Kabuki-cho where a big corporation owns almost everyone in the town. However, there is a peculiar group that opposes the notion of such a monopoly. The gritty and dark ways in which the group is rebelling are almost too grave to watch.
Fear of the Dark
Quite often, in the vast anime industry, any show or movie that comes from Japan’s outside territories goes above the radar. Fear of the Dark is one such horror that draws its origins from France. So, the story revolves around various horror stories submerged into a single movie. Multiple horror instances play out at one point as young children get haunted in the dark. This movie will surely keep you up in the night.
This concludes the list of the Best Anime Movies To Watch On Halloween. Which of these films do you plan on watching this holiday? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box below. For more such exciting listicles, The Anime Daily is your place.