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So many films have reported on Animated Horror. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Berserk (1997)

Berserk
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Marc Diraison, Nobutoshi Canna, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins, starring
Rated TV-14

Berserk is an anime film, written and directed by Naohiro Takamoto, based on the manga series of the same name by Kentaro Miura. It follows the story of the mercenary Guts, who joins a ‘Band of the Hawk’, led by the charismatic Griffith, in their struggle against a powerful empire. Along the way, he must battle his own inner demons as he embarks on a quest for revenge against the one who betrayed him. The film features an ensemble cast of Marc Diraison, Nobutoshi Canna, Carrie Keranen, and Kevin T. Collins, who provide the voices of Guts, Griffith, Casca, and Zodd, respectively. With magnificent visuals, Berserk is a coming-of-age epic that follows Guts and the Band of the Hawk on their thrilling journey.

Korgoth of Barbaria (2006)

Korgoth of Barbaria
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Aaron Springer, Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Diedrich Bader, Corey Burton, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Rated TV-MA

Korgoth of Barbaria is an adult-oriented animated TV series, created by Aaron Springer and Genndy Tartakovsky. The show is set in a dark-fantasy world of barbarians and monsters. Korgoth, a powerful and brave warrior, is the protagonist of the show. He is joined by a group of adventurers, including the thief Gogol, the sorcerer Chogar, and the warrior woman Tara. The group embark on a series of thrilling adventures and battle a variety of enemies. Along the way, they meet a variety of bizarre and powerful creatures. Korgoth uses his strength and skills to protect his friends and overcome the challenges they face. The series is a mix of comedy, action, and drama. It is a unique combination of classic swords and sorcery mixed with violence and dark humor. The show is stylized in a cartoonish way, but with a mature tone. Overall, Korgoth of Barbaria is an exciting, offbeat adventure series that has earned a cult following.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stars: David Vincent, Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, starring
Rated TV-14

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a 2012 film based on the manga series of the same name by Hirohiko Araki. The film is directed by Takashi Miike and stars David Vincent, Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono and Unshô Ishizuka. The story follows the adventures of Jonathan Joestar, an aristocratic young man whose life is changed when he meets Dio Brando, a mysterious man who was adopted into his family. After a series of events, Jonathan is forced to fight Dio to protect his family and discover the truth behind Dio's sinister ambitions. With the help of his allies, Jonathan must battle his way through a series of bizarre encounters to defeat Dio and save the world. The film is an action-packed spectacle filled with spectacular fight scenes, outrageous characters, and wild adventures. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a cult classic that has been celebrated by fans and critics alike.

Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)

Courage the Cowardly Dog
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble, starring
Rated TV-Y7

Courage the Cowardly Dog follows the story of Courage, a small pink dog who lives on a farm in the middle of Nowhere with his elderly owners Muriel and Eustace Bagge. When strange and bizarre creatures from outer space, the past, and the future come to haunt Muriel and Eustace, Courage must step up and protect them from the evil forces around them. Along the way, Courage meets a variety of strange and funny characters, including a talking, shape-shifting purple blob, a giant pink rabbit and a giant cockroach. As Courage faces his fears, he learns valuable lessons about courage, friendship and family.

The Maxx (1995)

The Maxx
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Amy Danles, Glynnis Talken, Tony Fucile, Michael Haley, starring
Rated TV-14

The Maxx is a 1995 animated television series based on the comic book of the same name. The show follows the titular character, The Maxx, a mysterious homeless man living in a box who is also a powerful superhero with the ability to travel between two realities. In the real world, he is an outcast struggling to survive life on the streets. In the other reality, he is the powerful protector of a jungle kingdom known as "The Outback" inhabited by three fairy-tale creatures: Pup, Julie, and the mysterious Isz. The Maxx must balance his responsibilities in both worlds while battling a variety of villains from both realities, such as the all-powerful Mr. Gone and the mysterious warrior, the Samurai. The series follows Maxx as he attempts to protect both realities and struggles to find a way back home, all while dealing with his own personal demons. The series was critically acclaimed for its unique art style and quirky characters and is considered a cult classic.

Castlevania (2017)

Castlevania
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Theo James, starring
Rated TV-MA

Castlevania is an animated Netflix series based on the classic video game series of the same name. The show follows the adventures of Trevor Belmont, a disgraced member of the Belmont clan who is tasked with defending the nation of Wallachia from the forces of darkness. Along the way, he allies himself with a mysterious magician named Sypha Belnades and a renegade monster hunter named Alucard to battle the forces of the immortal vampire, Dracula. Together, they must prevent Dracula from destroying Wallachia and the rest of the world. The series is full of action, horror, and dark fantasy, perfect for fans of the game and newcomers alike.

GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015)

GUNSHIP: Tech Noir
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Lee Hardcastle, starring John Carpenter, Jordan Ramoth, Valerie Fox, Charlie Simpson

GUNSHIP: Tech Noir is a 2015 sci-fi/action film directed by Lee Hardcastle and starring Christian Bale, Bruce Willis, and Michael Caine. Set in the near future, the film follows a squad of elite operatives as they undertake a dangerous mission to shut down a powerful AI system that has been taken over by a terrorist group. The team is led by the experienced Captain John Carter (Bale), who must battle their way through a maze of traps and robotic enemies as they attempt to complete their mission. Along the way, they must confront their own inner demons as they battle to restore freedom to the world. As the mission progresses, the team must discover the identity of the mysterious enemy behind the AI and ultimately shut it down before it is too late. GUNSHIP: Tech Noir is a thrilling, action-packed sci-fi adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seat until the very end.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010)

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard, starring
Rated TV-Y7-FV

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010) is an animated film directed by Stars Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin, and Matthew Lillard. The movie follows the Mystery Inc. gang - Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo - as they investigate strange occurrences in their hometown of Crystal Cove. With the help of their new friend Professor Pericles, they uncover a mysterious secret society that has been behind many of the strange events in town. In their fight against the society, the gang discovers an ancient mystery that could potentially destroy the world. Along the way, they must face off against new villains, confront old ghosts, and ultimately uncover the truth behind the Mystery Incorporated.

Akira (1988)

Akira
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Katsuhiro Ôtomo, starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda
Rated R

Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated science fiction action film based on the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo. Set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo in 2019, the story follows a teenage biker gang member named Shotaro Kaneda, who must prevent his best friend Tetsuo from releasing a powerful psychic entity known as "Akira". Along the way, he is aided by a government agent named Kei and a group of freedom fighters known as the "Colonels". The film follows the struggles of Kaneda and Tetsuo as they battle the government, revolutionists, and the powers of Akira himself. Along the way, they uncover the hidden history of Neo-Tokyo and the secrets behind Akira's power. As Tetsuo's power grows, Kaneda must find a way to stop him before he destroys their city and takes over the world.

Ugly Americans (2010)

Ugly Americans
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger, Randy Pearlstein, starring
Rated TV-MA

Ugly Americans is a comedy film directed by stars Matt Oberg, Natasha Leggero, Kurt Metzger, and Randy Pearlstein. It follows Mark Lilly (Matt Oberg), a social worker at the Department of Integration, a government agency that helps new citizens acclimate to life in New York City. Mark must help his clients face the struggles of facing everyday life in the city that never sleeps while also dealing with the supernatural horrors that lurk beneath the surface. His co-workers include socialite Callie Maggotbone (Natasha Leggero) and zombie Leonard Powers (Kurt Metzger), who help him manage the afterlife and all the creatures that inhabit it. Together they must save the city from an onslaught of demons, aliens, robots, and other supernatural forces.

Perfect Blue (1997)

Perfect Blue
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Satoshi Kon, starring Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura
Rated R

Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller about Mima Kirigoe, a Japanese pop idol who decides to give up her career as an idol to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. However, as Mima adjusts to her new life, she's stalked and harassed by an obsessed fan, leading her to question the nature of reality and fall into a spiral of paranoia and fear. As she searches for the truth and her sanity, Mima is forced to confront the darker aspects of the entertainment industry and the secrets lurking in her own past.

Elfen Lied (2004)

Elfen Lied
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Sam Saletta, starring
Rated TV-MA

Elfen Lied is a Japanese anime film based on the manga of the same name, directed by Mamoru Kanbe and written by Takayuki Inagaki. The film follows the story of a mutant girl named Lucy, who escapes from a government facility and joins a group of other mutants called "Diclonius". As they fight to survive, they come into conflict with humanity, who attempt to capture them and use them as weapons. The cast includes Sanae Kobayashi as Lucy, Chihiro Suzuki as Kouta, Mamiko Noto as Nana, and Sam Saletta as Kurama. Throughout the film, Lucy struggles to understand the complexities of human emotions, as well as the concept of love. The film is filled with stunning visuals and intense action, as the Diclonius battle against the government's forces. Ultimately, the film is a story of love, acceptance, and the courage to stand up for one's beliefs.

Soul Eater (2008)

Soul Eater
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod, Brittney Karbowski, starring
Rated TV-14

Soul Eater is an action-adventure anime film based on the manga of the same name. It follows Maka, a young weapons master, and her partner Soul Eater, a powerful weapon that can transform into a scythe. Together, they must hunt down 99 evil human souls and one Witch's Soul in order to complete their mission and create a weapon strong enough to defeat the evil Kishin Asura. With the help of their friends Black Star and Tsubaki, they must battle powerful enemies and complete their mission before the world is consumed by darkness. Along their journey, Maka and Soul must confront their own inner demons and learn what it means to truly be a team.

The Flat (1968)

The Flat
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jan Svankmajer, starring Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

The Flat is a surrealist Czech film directed by Jan Svankmajer in 1968. The film follows a man and woman, Mr. Resigner and Mrs. Resigner, who move into a new apartment. As they move in, strange and surreal things begin to happen. Mrs. Resigner finds a key that leads to a mysterious room in the apartment, and when they enter the room, they find a mannequin-like figure that is made from plaster, paper, and various bits of junk. Mr. Resigner gradually begins to become more and more obsessed with the mannequin, and his obsession leads him to believe that the mannequin is the reincarnation of his dead mother. The film is filled with bizarre and surreal imagery, and it explores the idea of how memories and the past can haunt us and shape our present lives.

The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

The Amazing Screw-On Head
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Chris Prynoski, starring Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce, Patton Oswalt, Corey Burton
Rated Not Rated

The Amazing Screw-On Head is a 2006 adult animated television special based on Mike Mignola's comic book of the same name. The film follows the titular character, Screw-On Head, an automaton created by President Abraham Lincoln to do his bidding. He is accompanied by his faithful manservant, Mr. Groin. Together, they embark on a mission to recover an ancient magical artifact that is being sought after by Emperor Zombie. Along the way, they battle Emperor Zombie's minions, which include a giant mechanical spider, a mad scientist, and a zombie army. The pair eventually succeed in their mission and return the artifact to safety. The film features a unique blending of steampunk, comedy, and supernatural elements.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001)

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin, Vanessa Marshall, starring
Rated TV-Y7-FV

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is a 2001 American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms. The show follows two children, Billy and Mandy, who, after winning a limbo game to save Billy's pet hamster, gain the friendship of the Grim Reaper. As a result of the competition, Grim is obligated to serve as their best friend and "eternal companion", much to his dismay. Together, the trio traverse supernatural locales and encounter a variety of strange creatures and characters. The show employs surreal humor, dark humor, and horror elements throughout its run. In addition to the main characters, the show features a host of supporting characters, including Irwin, the nerdy classmate of Billy and Mandy; Nergal, the demonic antagonist of the show; and Jeff the spider. It also features guest appearances from various other television shows, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Courage the Cowardly Dog. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy ran for seven seasons and aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2007. It won numerous awards, including three Annie Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More). It was also nominated for a number of other awards, including an

D.Gray-man (2006)

D.Gray-man
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Todd Haberkorn, Shizuka Itô, Kenichi Suzumura, starring
Rated TV-14

D.Gray-man is an anime series based on the manga series of the same name, directed by Osamu Nabeshima and produced by Dentsu and TMS Entertainment. It follows the adventures of Allen Walker, an Exorcist who wields the power of "Innocence" to defend humanity from the forces of darkness. With the help of his fellow Exorcists, Allen must fight the Noah Family, a powerful cabal of corruptible members of the Noah Clan. Along the way, he meets new allies, faces old enemies, and learns of the mysterious origins of the Noah Clan. As Allen faces the coming darkness, he discovers the strength to carry on and protect the world from the onslaught of evil.

The Skeleton Dance (1929)

The Skeleton Dance
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Walt Disney, starring Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling
Rated Approved

The Skeleton Dance is a 1929 animated short film directed by Walt Disney. The film is about four anthropomorphic skeletons who dance and play music in a graveyard at night. The skeletons perform various activities in a wild and frenetic manner, such as clapping, playing instruments, and even diving into an open grave. At the end of the film, the sun rises, and the skeletons return to their graves. The film was one of the earliest of Disney’s cartoons, and was very popular with audiences. It is considered a classic of early animation and has been referenced in many films and television shows over the years.

The Chicken from Outer Space (1996)

The Chicken from Outer Space
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Dilworth, starring Star: Howard Hoffman

The Chicken from Outer Space is a 1996 animated film directed by John Dilworth. It follows the adventures of a chicken named Chickley, who has been sent to Earth to collect data for an alien race of chickens known as the Cluckonians. Chickley soon makes friends with a young girl named Kate and they embark on an adventure to save the Cluckonians and their home planet of Clucktopia from destruction. Along the way, they must battle alien villains, evil robots, and confront their own fears. Through the help of their new friends, Chickley and Kate are able to overcome the challenges and save the day. They also learn valuable lessons about friendship and loyalty.

Swing You Sinners! (1930)

Swing You Sinners!
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Dave Fleischer, Ted Sears, starring Star: Billy Murray

Swing You Sinners! is a 1930 animated short film directed by Dave Fleischer and Ted Sears. The film follows the misadventures of a young cat named Joe, who is sent to Hell after causing a ruckus in a church. Joe must perform various tasks in order to escape, including helping a devilish cat learn to swing dance. Along the way, he encounters a variety of characters, including a flirtatious she-devil, a mischievous monkey, and a jazzy Skeleton Band. The film is known for its creative use of animation, as well as its high-energy soundtrack. The film was a success upon its initial release and has become a cult classic over the years.

The Backwater Gospel (2011)

The Backwater Gospel
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Bo Mathorne, starring Zebulon Whatley, Lucien Dodge, Phillip Sacramento, Laura Post
Rated Not Rated

The Backwater Gospel is a dark and surreal animated short film about a small, rural town and its inhabitants who are haunted by a mysterious preacher called The Undertaker. He appears out of nowhere, leaving a trail of death and destruction in his wake. Even the town's local doctor is powerless against his dark magic. As the townspeople try to find a way to stop The Undertaker's reign of terror, they learn that he is actually an angel of death sent by God to take the souls of those who have become too attached to their earthly lives. In the end, the townspeople must come to terms with the fact that death is a part of life and must be accepted.

Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993)

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stars: John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen, Stuart Stone, starring
Rated TV-Y7

Tales from the Cryptkeeper is a 1993 horror-adventure television series based on the EC Comics of the same name. It follows the Cryptkeeper, a ghoulish puppet voiced by John Kassir, as he introduces each episode and narrates the stories of horror and suspense. The show stars Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen, and Stuart Stone as they face a variety of supernatural adversaries such as ghosts, zombies, witches, and monsters. In each episode, the Cryptkeeper presents a moral lesson about the consequences of bad behavior and encourages viewers to learn from the mistakes of the characters. In addition to thrilling horror stories, the show also features comedic elements and heartwarming moments.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Toshiyuki Kubooka, starring Hiroaki Iwanaga, Carrie Keranen, Takahiro Sakurai, Kevin T. Collins
Rated TV-MA

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King is the first installment of a three-part trilogy of anime films chronicling the adventures of the swordsman Guts and his mercenary band, the Band of the Hawk. The film follows the events of the popular manga series Berserk, which follows Guts and his allies as they fight to survive in a savage world. The film follows Guts as he joins the Band of the Hawk, led by the charismatic Griffith, and quickly rises to become the band's greatest warrior. When a plot to frame Griffith for treason results in his imprisonment, Guts and his allies embark on a daring rescue mission to save him. Along the way, they discover a dark secret that will shape the fate of the world. With thrilling action sequences, stunning animation, and an emotionally gripping story, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King is an exciting adventure that will thrill fans of the original manga.

The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)

The Tell-Tale Heart
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ted Parmelee, starring James Mason, Jack Mather
Rated Passed

The Tell-Tale Heart is a 1953 horror film directed by Ted Parmelee and based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. The film follows a madman who is driven to murder an old man, who he perceives to be an oppressive figure in his life. He hides the body in the old man's room and begins to hear the sound of a heartbeat. As he is driven mad by the sound of the heart, he is eventually driven to confess to his crime. The film is a faithful adaptation of the source material and features a tense atmosphere, a haunting score, and a powerful performance by actor Richard Hale.

The Scuzzies (2019)

The Scuzzies
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jimmy ScreamerClauz, starring Jerrica Benton, Rodger Fischer, Bethany Schmitt

 



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