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The Best Animated Horror Series Ever Made

Updated November 11, 2020 2.2k votes 233 voters 7.5k views42 items

List RulesVote up your favorite animated horror series that have aired on television.

Horror cartoons have glorious, gory freedom. Not only does the audience watching often get lulled into thinking it'll only be comedy-horror, but when it is time to break out the big scares a show can go wild with the monster design and creepy effects. The best animated horror series ever shown on TV prove that easily, even the ones that are funny more than they are scary. If you’ve been looking for animated horror that will keep you creeped out while enjoying the visuals of a cartoon, this list of the top animated horror series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue... if you dare.

Horror as a genre ranges from comedy-horror with its monsters, gross-outs, and laughs to the super scare that keeps you up at night and it's no different for scary animated stories. Love, Death & Robots keeps up the scares in all styles through its anthology format, as does the older Liquid Television. Cartoons like Courage the Cowardly Dog and The Real Ghostbusters offer as many laughs as they do screams. Netflix's animated horror series such as Devilman: Crybaby and Castlevania are also great entries into the world of horror animation.

Which animated TV shows bring scares the best? Vote up the best animated horror, then vote down the shows that don't succeed at being truly terrifying or even enjoyably creepy.

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    Castlevania
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    Premiered2017

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    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
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    Spawn
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    Keith David, Richard Dysart

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    Tales from the Cryptkeeper
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    John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna

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    Attack on Titan
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    Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji

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    The Real Ghostbusters
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    Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier

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    Blade
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    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
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    Martin Mystery
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    Sam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan

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    Devilman: Crybaby
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    Ugly Americans
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    Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero

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    Bleach
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    Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff
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    Amazing Stories
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    Charles Durning, Douglas Seale

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    Supernatural: The Animation
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    Count Duckula
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    David Jason, Ruby Wax

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    Extreme Ghostbusters
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