Anime Underground 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the horror anime that are too good to be scaring anyone away.

While many horror anime actually rank high in popularity among anime fans, there are some horror anime shows your nerd friends still don't know exist. Those of you in search of some fresh demonic and bloody plot lines need not look further than this list of horror anime no one knows about. Everyone's rightfully heard of Tokyo Ghoul and Hellsing, but many underrated horror anime can go toe-to-toe against these terrifying classics in terms of scare factor and originality.

If anything, these horror anime you should be watching possibly get even creepier given their status as less well-known series, giving them the opportunity to break the mold a bit. Zombies, witches, ghosts, and a wealth of other supernatural entities all appear in these horror anime that only otaku know about, so get caught up on what's happening and horrific with the titles below. 

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462 98
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

2
327 61
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

3
356 74
Pet Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

4
276 64
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

5
225 53
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

6
170 49
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

7
148 51
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

8
135 43
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

9
148 53
Boogiepop Phantom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

10
136 52
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

11
118 42
Requiem from the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime
Requiem From The Darkness

12
95 38
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

13
88 38
Mermaid Forest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime
Mermaid Forest

14
84 35
Tokko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

15
96 48
Gyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime
Gyo

16
67 47
Genocyber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime

17
52 36
The Severing Crime Edge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime
The Severing Crime Edge

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51 36
Denpa Teki Na Kanojo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 18 Criminally Underrated Horror Anime
Denpa Teki Na Kanojo