Are there any anime in the horror genre that are scary at all?
"Scary"? Honestly no, I don't think there is an anime that exists that can give you a full-on panic attack, but that's the case for almost every medium really.
There is some very unnerving horror anime if you look hard enough, though. Pic related.
I doubt that this medium is capable of delivering anything scary. It's just too abstract to induce real fear. Perhaps some jump scares would be possible, but that's literally the shittiest way of dasdbfgfaf
Saya no Uta could work, but a purely horror anime would have a hard time getting on the air in the first place. How the fuck would you convince them to do it if it doesn't meet the trope quota? Even Higurashi was moeshit before it even got adapted.
You just posted the "scariest" one, I think. Even though Higurashi didn't scare me, there were a few parts that made me uneasy like the nail scene, and they definitely nailed the atmosphere.
Yeah, there are no jump scares but it's all about suspense and visual/psychological horror. I'd consider it more of a thriller were it no for the fact that 90% of the scenes take place in rooms plastered with human organs.
Shinreigari during the abandoned Hospital part and during some apparitions of the giant ghost is the closest I've ever seen to an actually scary anime. Also, a good series in general with 10/10 sound effects (which is crucial to any horror film/series).
There is no good ending. Nobody in the entire game makes it out happy in any of them, with the sole exception of
the doctor managing to kill Saya as she herself dies in the Koji end.
anime horror tends to work better when the series itself has basically no horror elements.
I don't get it. The japanese are pretty good at horror movies and games, even arguably better than westerners. There are some neat horror manga but not very many. Why doesn't the horror genre spread to manga and anime?
You know about the Yuki series, but you don't know about Disappearance? What in the world dude
horror is much better in manga than anime since scenes are immediate and fast without being drawn out like in anime.
like you have the current panel look like everything is cool and normal then next page there's suddenly some dark shadow hiding behind the corner.
Zekkyou Gakkyuu is a pretty good and scary horror manga for example.
I thought that scenario was well replicated in Higurashi actually. There's a big slice of life and easygoing rural segment at the beginning of every chapter. The horror is amplified by the "what the fuck I trusted you" feeling. You think you're in a different genre before it hits. But then the anime doesn't have time for that.
Go watch the movie, it's the highest point of the show.
I just don't know how you'd be silly enough to misse one of the most highly regarded anime movies and instead chose to watch a spin off series based on that movie.
those work because they're lifelike while we're pretty aware that anime looks nowhere near reality.
the best an anime of horror could do is make you feel uneasy and unsettled rather than being scared.
like I guess, corpse party is the only anime I know thats close to horror but still dont really scare you.
It's a shame that the very first time Higurashi got spooky was also personally the most effective one
Some episodes of Yami Shibai, Kagewani and Kowabon were spooky.
>There are some neat horror manga but not very many.
I don't think any of us really know shit about the state of horror manga. The number of translated manga is miniscule.
I watched disapperance , while it did have some good production values It didn't really compell me . it probably would have helped for me to have watched the series it was from.
to add on this, it works well on manga because of the black and white design that makes the shading of the monsters look more creepy than ever, while the anime version would make them look pretty generic type of monster.
Kowabon at the very least tries to be scary.
the point of the story is just a "what if there were no supernatural elements" and yuki was the only one who could create the setting, as haruhi would never do it.
its really less of connection type of thing though people could see it as that, its mostly a story to point out how its much more fun with haruhi messing things up instead of everything is normal.
That's a shitty argument because most people actually don't get spooked because "oh wew there r real ppl in de movie".
Some elements that end up scaring people:
-unexpected loud scenes accompanied by disturbing imagery (this is what passes as "scare" for a lot of plebs)
-something that taps into a phobia or enduring fear
-investment into the story and characters
-uncertainty until the conclusion, or even after the conclusion
-suggestion ("Berberian Sound Studio" is a movie about the making of a giallo, and shows no disturbing scenes from the movie yet manages to be highly disturbing)
-carefully constructed antagonist(s)
-gore, but done in an effective way
>all "major" manga end up getting translated though
What you call "major" manga is what caters to the largest possible denominator. Horror as a genre, despite being popular, is not and has never been that widespread. There might not be a big horror manga scene going on, but the amount that has been translated among that is still tiny. It's like with Mahjong manga; the scene is relatively big, but only a very small number of works are being translated and this is done only by specialist groups (except for Saki).
I think part of the reason manga is scarier than anime is that you read it online one page at a time, and you have to wait for the page to load. It can jumpscare you. Like that Roach with the huge eyes I see posted here in spooky threads.
Yeah. CGs would be fun for second reads. But that one looks kind of ineffective. Too much color maybe?
Having minimal effects creates it's own strange effect.
I also personally like the void eyes of alchemist better than the cat eyes.
There's also the fact that there aren't many horror anime that aren't shorts, whereas in manga you have many works that do micro-stories, short stories or long stories.
But jumpscares are rarely memorable and if it's about making jumpscares then a medium with moving pictures and sound beats a medium with still pictures and no sound any day.
I played ball my whole life. Just gave me a flashback, anon. Shit.
It's airsoft or something
But she could probably get access to a real gun no problem, those crazy Sonozakis
It's pretty unsettling at times.
I think it's because there are not a lot of Seinen anime to begin with. It's much more profitable to make Shounen anime that can be watched by adults and teenagers than to make a purely Seinen anime
This was the scariest episode for me.
Horror isn't only about fear. Sometimes a sudden shift towards the darkness can make your spirits drop just the same.
Pic related had some nicely upsetting moments early on, but it turned litebrite in later arcs.
not really, it just doesn't work very well, if you want real spooks go to /x/
Agreeing with >>135965225 but just as a warning:
Ito's horror is a campy goosebumps-esque horror though and he kinda sucks at storytelling.
Don't take the stories too seriously, read them kinda like stories you tell at campfires
I don't know how obscure this one is, as I've (previously) had a hard time finding it. Its quite good, and had some genuinely spoopy moments
Has anyone else seen it? It has a wikipedia page, but I occasionally feel like the only one who has watched it...
Criminal stabs himself to death through the ear with a pen.
Johan's dissonant serenity. Also the fact that you had no idea what he would do next is pretty unnerving.
Lots of fridge horror when you are contemplating the outcome of the story.
It was scary for the first 8 episodes before they started showing from the Shiki's viewpoint.
And the last few episodes were badass, humans rekt the Shiki's completely.Why did the faggot junior priest save the Shiki girl? He should have beaten her to death, "is feeding oneself wrong?" Bullshit.
Not horror at all, creepy, sure but not horror
Funny story with Higurashi. I was in the army and I had a late service guarding the guns (don't know the English word for it). I was alone in a relatively empty place with a few guys. Then in Higurashi there was that scene with the rain where Rena was standing outside. Lighting bold in the anime, then a fucking loud thunder struck near where I was, shaking everything around. You can guess that I was scared shitless.
I had a month or so suffering from sleep paralysis as well, with all those dark hallucinations so I'm not scarred that easily anymore