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.
Constantine: City of DemonsMatt Ryan, Damian O'hare
Martin MysterySam Vincent, Kelly Sheridan