When you hear the name of animation movie, first thing in your mind come your children’s movies. But my friend these movies are not meant for the child. After reading this article your view about animation movies is gonna change. Advances in CGI(computer graphic image) are changing the way we look live action films, but most horror films don’t have the budget for CGI. So for outrageous, wild horror scenes that you could only dream of, you can turn to the world of animated horror. Here’s a list of anime movies that you can also watch this Halloween.
1. Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
The film follows a group of children playing hide and seek among the ruins of the city. However, this innocent game quickly turns into a nightmare as the children start disappearing, one by one.
The film does an excellent job of keeping you on the edge of your seat. The film is all about the gripping mystery surrounding the missing children. On top of that, the film is 25-minutes long, so it’s a perfect in-between film while you wait for your takeout.
2. Resident Evil Movie Series
The Resident Evil CG anime movies are set within the same canon universe as the original video games. On top of that, it takes place several years after the Raccoon City incident. This list wouldn’t be complete without zombies, and Resident Evil is synonymous with a Feast of the Dead. And just like in the games, you never know when a zombie will pop out and take a bite out of you.
The beautiful island of Okinawa is taken over by a horde of walking fishes that are leaving the ocean and are heading to the cities. Amid this crisis, a girl named Kaori loses contact with her boyfriend Tadashi, who lives in Tokyo. Desperate to find out what happened to him, she heads to Tokyo. But, she quickly realizes that this will be a challenge as Japan’s capital has been taken over by the fish and their revolting stink.
Not only do the bizarre-looking fish in Gyo take over the land, but also giant great white sharks. So imagine a giant white shark chasing you down the street.
4. Lily C.A.T.
Lily C.A.T. skillfully combines space movie classics, gore, and a cat. Set in the distant future where space travel is possible thanks, in part, to deep sleep capsule technology that slows the aging process. The Saldes’ crew, wake up after their 20-year space travel, but they encounter only disaster as an alien bacteria got into the ventilation system. What was supposed to be an exploratory space mission has quickly turned into a fight for survival.
5. Blood: The Last Vampire
This anime first came out in 2000 and was directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo. Blood: The Last Vampire made vampires cool before they were popular. Saya is the lone vampire (aren’t they all?) and is hunting Chiropterans, which are bat-like creatures that feed on human blood. She works for the Red Shield whose goal it is to capture and kill all the Chiropterans. The film is very dark and very bloody, but a must for horror fans.
6. The Empire of Corpses
The Empire of Corpses is a steampunk necromancy homage to Victor Frankenstein and his monster. The film does an excellent job of captivating the audience with its action adventure story. Better yet, this anime movie puts a new spin on an old and worn-out genre.
7. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Vampire Hunter D is the perfect anime movie to start off your spooky holiday. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust follows D, the infamous “dhampir” a renowned vampire hunter. And while many are afraid of this half vampire half human, his talent at hunting monsters gains him acceptance among mortals. The film’s plot may not be that captivating, but its fighting scenes and blood splatter make it a must-see.
8. Perfect Blue
Mima’s life is turned upside down after leaving the pop idol group “CHAM!” to pursue an acting career. As one of her hardcore fans, Me-Mania, is less than happy about her new career path. If you are a fan of Black Swan or Requiem for a Dream, you will definitely love Perfect Blue. Director Darren Aronofsky reportedly bought the rights for Perfect Blue and drew inspiration from the film while making Black Swan.
9. King of Thorn
All Hallows’ Eve is not all about zombies and blood. It’s about all the little details that continue the story. King of Thorn will keep you asking a lot of questions, from how long were they asleep to where did these creatures come from? On top of that, the film starts with half-truths, and you don’t know the complete truth until the end. Thus, keeping you in suspense right until the final sequence. But, don’t get too hung up on the thriller stuff, it also includes some great bloody scenes.
One of the terrifying horror anime in existence. Featuring 12 episodes full of creepy and mysterious murders, this one has the word scary written all over it (in blood, of course). Yomijama North Middle School’s Class 3-3 made a bad name for itself after a student died there in the year 1972, followed by everyone pretending as if nothing had happened. Because of a curse, all its teachers, students, and their family members are at the risk of dying horrible deaths in a plot akin to the movie Final Destination.