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The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans  

Ranker Film
477 votes 46 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite terrifying animated movies.

Looking for animated horror movies? Then you've come to the right place. These are the scariest cartoon feature-length films that you'll find anywhere. From Dead Space: Downfall to Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Not all of these animated horror films are appropriate for kids but you will find some family-friendly animated scary movies such as Frankenweenie, Caroline, and Haunted House. These tend to be more spooky than terrifying but the list wouldn't be complete without them. Also, if you enjoyed the Hugh Jackman film Van Helsing, you'll find the animated horror prequel Van Helsing: The London Assignment on this list. But are these the top animated horror films available?

It's time to determine the greatest animated horror movie of all time with the help of your votes. Vote up the animated horror films that you loved and vote down the ones that left you bored. Don't see an animated horror movie that you think should be on the list? Feel free to add it and check back to see how other users rate your addition. New animated horror films will be added to the list as they are released.

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Dead Space: Downfall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey DeLisle
Dead Space: Downfall is an American animated horror film developed by Film Roman and EA. It is a prequel to the video game Dead Space and takes place during the events of Dead Space: Extraction, ...more
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Dead Space: Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Christine Lakin, Graham McTavish, Christopher Judge
Dead Space: Aftermath is an American animated horror film that bridges the storyline between Dead Space and Dead Space 2.
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Night of the Living Dead: Orig... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Tom Sizemore, Danielle Harris, Alona Tal
Night of the Living Dead: Origins is an upcoming 2015 3-D animated horror film directed by Zebediah De Soto and produced by Simon West. In production since 2009, the project is an animated ...more
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Vampire Hunter D is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe
Vampire Hunter D is a 1985 Japanese horror/science fiction OVA film produced by Ashi Productions, in association with Epic/Sony Records, CBS Sony Group Inc. and Movic. The screenplay is based on ...more
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Resident Evil: Degeneration is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren
Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more
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Dante's Inferno: An Animated E... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Mark Hamill, Graham McTavish
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic is a direct to DVD animated film released on February 9, 2010. The film is a spin-off from Electronic Arts' Dante's Inferno video game.
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter, Anthony Head
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is a 2018 American animated steampunk superhero alternate history action thriller film directed and produced by Sam Liu and based on the one-shot graphic novel of the ...more
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Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy
Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of ...more
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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more
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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane
Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more
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Justice League Dark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Matt Ryan, Jason O'Mara, Camilla Luddington
Justice League Dark is a 2017 American animated supernatural dark fantasy superhero film directed by Jay Oliva, based on the DC Comics superhero team. When a supernatural force is causing ...more
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When Black Birds Fly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
When Black Birds Fly J.D. Brown, Brandon Slagle, Devanny Pinn
When Black Birds Fly is a 2015 American adult animated horror film written, directed, animated, edited, and scored by James 'Jimmy ScreamerClauz' Creamer.
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Dead Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Frank Sudol
Dead Fury is a 2008 American animated comedy-horror parody written and directed by Frank Sudol, with Sudol also doing all animation, music, and voice characterizations. The film debuted at the ...more
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Heavy Metal 2000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
William Michael Albert Broad, Michael Ironside, Julie Strain
Heavy Metal 2000 is a 2000 Canadian-German direct-to-video adult animated science fiction film produced by Jacques Pettigrew and Michel Lemire, and directed by Michael Coldewey and Lemire. ...more
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City of Rott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Frank Sudol
City of Rott is a 2006 animated zombie film by Frank Sudol, who performed all filmmaking duties himself. The film uses 2D limited animation in a style similar to South Park.
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Van Helsing: The London Assign... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Hugh Jackman, Robbie Coltrane, David Wenham
Van Helsing: The London Assignment is a 2004 animated film by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. It features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Robbie Coltrane and David Wenham. The London ...more
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ParaNorman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter
ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more
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Where the Dead Go to Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Ruby Larocca, Brandon Slagle, Joey Smack
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The Adventures of Ichabod and ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, J. Pat O'Malley
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is a 1949 animated package film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film consists of two segments – the first is ...more
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Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee
Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more
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The Batman vs. Dracula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the ...more
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Monster House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi
Monster House is a 2006 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Gil Kenan, produced by ImageMovers and Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film stars ...more
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Vincent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Leonard Nimoy, Vincent Price
Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short horror film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton, and produced by Rick Heinrichs. It is the second Disney horror film, the first being The Watcher in ...more
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The Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
The Haunted House
The Haunted House is a 1929 animated-comedy short film directed by Walt Disney.
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The Haunted World of El Superb... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animated Movies for Horror Fans
Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Danny Trejo
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is a 2009 adult animated exploitation musical horror action comedy film based on the comic book series created by Rob Zombie. It follows the character of El ...more