Anime Underground The Top Horror Anime of All Time  

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There are plenty of scary movies and horror films for film lovers to choose from, but what about anime fans? Don't worry, there's lots of dark anime and good horror anime for fans to enjoy! This list of horror anime has been ranked from best to worst by fans of the genre. When it comes to scary and zombie anime, if you want only the best, this list of top horror anime will help you find it! Don't forget about our list of the best horror manga too if you're a reader or the goriest anime if you like blood and guts.

This list contains the first episode of each dark animes series listed, so you can watch horror anime online right here at Ranker. If you're not a fan of anime, you might think it's all about school girls and giant robots. However, the top ten+ shows below can be downright terrifying, as they're some of the scariest anime of all time. Some are psychological horror like Paranoia Agent, while others involve zombies and creatures, like High School of The Dead.

Either way these animated shows are all guaranteed to creep you out, make you scared, and make you want to lock your door. We also have lists for things like the best vampire anime and the best gore anime, so check those out as well!

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10,363 2,088
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,185 1,189
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

3
5,994 1,482
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
4,175 1,061
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
5,801 1,857
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
3,250 1,057
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

7
3,515 786
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

8
5,948 1,103
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added Tokyo Ghoul

9
3,286 840
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
5,989 2,092
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
3,788 1,002
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,116 1,539
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,588 605
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
3,021 867
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Death Note

Shows That May Be Just Too Scary For TV

15
1,654 516
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,326 431
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,444 535
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,403 431
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
852 390
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
932 429
Monster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
805 338
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added School-Live!

The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time

22
1,155 402
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
899 431
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
533 269
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Yami Shibai

25
642 276
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

26
442 299
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Dance in the Vampire Bund

27
480 238
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

28
547 260
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

29
527 167
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
omarcoX2L added Ajin

30
358 114
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
abarton added Perfect Blue

31
521 257
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
leo-rios added Btooom!

32
259 189
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

33
462 229
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

34
317 192
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

35
303 222
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
The Garden of Sinners

17 Signs You Are Being Cheated On

36
298 35
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Mei misaki added When They Cry - Higurashi

37
231 146
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
tyler-haas added Ghost Hound

38
416 264
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

39
394 104
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Psycho-Pass

40
263 112
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

41
246 117
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

42
234 179
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

43
609 224
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

44
470 306
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

45
481 266
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

46
458 333
School Days is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

47
225 246
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

48
198 130
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

49
214 184
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

50
136 131
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Ga-Rei-Zero