5 Best Horror Anime Shows on Netflix That Will Send Chills to Your Bones

Published 08/22/2022, 7:30 PM EDT

Anime series are a keyholder to some of the best stories in every genre. In the anime world, the horror genre, in particular, has a lot of variety. A swarm of blood-hungry zombies, demons who have the powers to control anyone, or some psychic terror, whatever sends chills down your spine, there is a horror anime revolving around it. Here is a list of some of the best horror animes on Netflix that will make sure to scare you!

5 best horror anime shows on Netflix

One of the most popular animes not just in the horror genre but all around is no doubt Demon Slayer. Pretty obvious by the name of the anime series that the element of terror used are demons. Furthermore, the series consists of three seasons, and the manga has sold over a million copies. Demon Slayer: Kimersu no Yaiba is a combination of the horror and adventure genres.


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Over the course of twenty-six episodes, the plot follows Tanjiro, who loses his family due to demons. His only remaining family is his sister. She too has been bitten by a demon but is still holding on to her humanity. And Tanjiro trusts those small pecs of humanity left in her like his life depends on it. The series follows Tanjiro’s quest to become a demon slayer. You can watch this mind-blowing anime series whenever you need some horror on Netflix.


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One of the best horror anime on Netflix is none other than the supernatural high school anime, Another. This twelve-episode-long series follows a transfer student named Kouichi Sakakibara. He returns to school after an extended sick leave and finds a few newcomers in his classroom. Kouichi can’t help but be drawn to the new girl named Mei Misaki, who wears an eye patch. In the same classroom, a young boy died in the classroom, and everyone carried on as if nothing happened.

Meanwhile, Kouichi Sakakibara finds out about a curse in the classroom and desperately tries a way to keep his classmates safe. The terrifying curse mixed with the high school concept will definitely make you feel the creeps. Make sure you watch this Netflix horror anime on your next movie night.

Packed with vampire craziness and police action, Sirius the Jaeger is one of the best horror animes on Netflix. Furthermore, this anime series is set in 1930 in Tokyo, when innocent citizens are falling victim to merciless vampires.

The police are racking their brains trying to find a solution to end the vampire attack. They finally decide to hire Jaegers, who are a unique pack that have the ability to hunt vampires down. Yuliy is the strongest among the Jaeger tribe. Watch Yuliy and his friends save the world from the horrifying vampires on Netflix.

One of the most popular horror anime series present on Netflix is Death Note. This Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata masterpiece is perfect for those looking for a psychological thriller mixed with horror. Throughout thirty-seven episodes, Death Note will tell the story of a mischievous high school student who finds a notebook. However, this is no ordinary notebook as it has the power to kill anyone whose name is written inside.


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Light Yagami plans to use the magical notebook to wipe out all evil entities from the world. Horror, mystery, psychology, and action all cooked up in the right amount is what Death Note entails. So make sure to check it out on Netflix!

To say that this anime series is unique would be an understatement that is punishable. Created by the brilliant Hitoshi Iwaaki, this twenty-four-episode-long series follows Shinichi Izumi. Did you find yourself disturbed when you found out about plant parasites while studying science?


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Well, Parasyte: The Maxim takes this to a whole different level by introducing the concept of an alien parasite on a human body. Shinichi gets infected by alien parasites. He needs to find a way not just to protect himself but also the rest of the world from the impending danger. Moreover, Parasyte: The Maxim is unlike any other horror anime that you have witnessed so far, so do not miss out!

Which one of these anime sounds like your worst nightmare? Let us know in the comments below.



Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.