One of the most notable genres of anime is horror, this genre usually comes in the form of splattered blood, psychological terror, or some combination of both, and now is available on Netflix too.
Each of these terrific anime series offers its own unique aspect of terror. Whether it’s aliens, demons, or some psycho, Netflix has got you covered.
You can also take a look at our list of the best horror series on Netflix overall for more options.
7. Ajin: Demi-Human
Ajin: Demi-Human is a horror anime that resonate with many themes which populate the genre.
The plot follows Kei Nagai when he learns that he’s an Ajin, a hybrid between human and demon—who have advanced regenerative abilities.
Ajin can also create powerful ghost-like warriors to combat other Ajin. Thus, they are hunted by the government and turned into science experiments, which makes Nagai and the rest of his kind determined to take out the corrupt organization.
It is more focused on the action and atmosphere genre than heavier psychological issues explored in these other anime.
6. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland tells such an addicting, enigmatic story that keeps you hooked on this show for the entire 12 episodes.
It follows a story of three young children who found out that the Grace Field House is no ordinary orphanage but is a human farm, and the orphans are there to feed the demons.
It’s up to these 3 kids Emma, Norman, and Ray to mount an escape to see if they can avoid being demon food once and for all.
5. Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby‘s plot isn’t overly complex. It features a world that’s at risk of being overrun by demons.
It follows Akira who bonds with a demon in a way that turns him into Devilman. He is a hybrid between man and demon that’s the key to ending this war.
Devilman Crybaby is dripping in carnage and it’s a series that trades in extremes. Bloodshed and monsters have been displayed quite skillfully in this anime.
4. B: The Beginning
B: The Beginning is a Netflix original dark anime series with intrigue. Give this anime a shot.
The story follows a former investigator for the Royal Police who is tasked with tracking down a serial killer known as Killer B. As he investigates, he learns about a dark past that has been hidden.
There are currently 2 seasons of this horror anime is streaming on Netflix right now.
3. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is arguably one of the greatest sci-fi anime series of all time, and absolutely essential for understanding the psychological horror genre as a whole.
It is not only a relatively standard-looking series about giant fighting robots but also a great action anime series as well.
You can currently stream all 26 episodes of this horror anime on Netflix as well as two of the movies that arose from the show.
Erased is way more than just a sci-fi anime series, it’s a psychological thriller-horror anime on Netflix. It will draw you in and will keep you hooked into it for the entire run time.
The story follows Satoru who is a 29-year-old man who has the ability to go back in time and stop a tragedy. He has been able to do so due to his uncontrollable power.
So when Satoru learns that there’s been a serial killer for 18 years, he tries to find ways to stop him by going 18 years in the past to his 5th-grade body.
1. Death Note
Death Note is the kind of anime that will make people go gaga over the horror genre.
The plot follows Light Yagami, a high school student who suddenly finds himself possessed of a magical notebook that allows him to kill anyone.
All he has to do is write in their name. And he attempts to cleanse the world of evil by taking out those who have committed atrocities.
You can currently stream all 37 episodes of this horror anime on Netflix. There’s also a live-action movie, but please do not watch that. LOL!