Horror is something that gets etched in your heart forever when you encounter something frightening, be it supernatural beings like ghosts, spirits, or when you experience something disturbing first hand.
There are not many horror anime on Netflix, but there are some that justify real horror and some that are just a part of the horror genre.
So, let’s begin with the list of top 10 horror anime on Netflix.
7 Seeds remind us to never give up hope, as it is the one thing that drives us towards our goal to survive.
7SEEDSAir Date: June 28, 2019 Status: Finished Studio: Gonzo, Studio Kai No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 24
Foreseeing the collision of a giant meteorite to the earth, the government took preventive measures, including a project called “7 Seeds”.
In this project, five sets of men and women are divided and are put into cryogenic sleep. This is done to revive humanity if it gets eliminated by the meteorite.
Among them is Natsu Iwasimizu, who doesn’t have a special talent like the others and is underconfident. Along with the others, she begins her journey to the “Seven Fuji” to survive while facing numerous obstacles.
9Sirius the Jaeger
Sirius the Jaeger represents a cat and mouse chase in a world where bloodshed is the norm.
Sirius the JaegerAir Date: July 12, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Jaegers are a group of diverse individuals who hunt down vampires all over the world. Carrying around musical instruments to mask their identity, they are called to Tokyo to erase the vampires feeding on humans.
Yuliy is the sole survivor of the vampire raid in his home village. Blessed with the werewolf’s blood, he, along with his team, exterminated the vampire to save the people and to find the mystical Ark of Sirius.
If they don’t get their hands on the artifact, the destruction of this world is inevitable by the vampires.
Ajin: Demi-Human is a chaotic thriller of a boy who suddenly finds himself in the dark corner of the world.
Ajin: Demi-HumanAir Date: January 16, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: Polygon Pictures No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 26
Ajin is mysterious immortal humans who are incapable of being destroyed and are labeled as a threat to humanity. Kei Nagai is an aspiring doctor who has only seen Ajin in the news and doesn’t pay any attention to them.
But after surviving a life-threatening accident, Kei finds out that he is alive because he is an Ajin himself, and his days to escape from the entire world begins.
Castlevania is one’s resolution to save humanity from the hands of a Dracula.
CastlevaniaAir Date: July 7, 2017 Status: Upcoming Season 4 Studio: Frederator Studios No. of Seasons: 4 No. of Episodes: 22
Trevor Belmont, a vampire hunter, is the last surviving member of the Belmont clan, who were wrongfully ostracized for practicing black magic.
To avenge his wife’s execution, Dracula seeks to destroy entire humanity, starting from Eastern Europe. The fate of the whole of humanity depends on Trevor’s battle against Dracula to eliminate him.
Death Note is a bold illustration of the fine line between good and evil.
Death NoteAir Date: October 4, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 37
Getting bored with the Shinigami lifestyle, Ryuk drops his Death Note into the human realm to see how a human would use it.
Light Yagami, a high school student, finds it. After knowing its ability to kill people just by writing the name, he dreams of creating a world without criminals becoming a god himself.
Police, however, quickly discovering a serial killer, hires a young and eccentric man known only as L, who is the best detective in the world.
Devilman: Crybaby depicts the journey of a weak-hearted human’s fight against the demons to save humanity.
Devilman: CrybabyAir Date: January 5, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: Science SARU No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 10
Akira Fudou is a weak boy who accepts his friend Ryou Asuka’s invitation to help him uncover devils. To Akira’s surprise, they go to Sabbath, where the demons take over human bodies and begin wreaking havoc.
In a reckless attempt to save Ryou, Asuka merges with the devil Amon becoming a Devilman, and together they fight against those that harm humanity and his loved ones.
4Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Greed for the power will lead to your destruction, Puella Magi Madoka Magica warns you through its shocking story.
Puella Magi Madoka MagicaAir Date: January 7, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Shaft No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
After encountering Kyuubey, a magical cat-like creature, and Homura, the new transfer student, the lives of Madoka and Sayaka, change drastically.
Kyuubey offers them to grant them any of their wishes if they become a magical girl to gain the power to fulfill their dreams.
But Homura urges them to not accept the offer as she is a magical girl herself who knows the consequences of becoming one.
Dorohedoro is all about one’s struggle to reach out to the absolute truth, a path full of thorns.
DorohedoroAir Date: January 12, 2020 Status: Finished Studio: MAPPA No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Hole is the district for the outlaws where the sorcerers dominate and can do anything from killing someone to kidnap someone to do experiments on them.
The world where the non-sorcerers are considered as nothing more than an insect, Kaiman, a reptile-headed man immune to magic, hunts down every sorcerer he comes across.
Accompanied by Nikaidou, he is searching for the sorcerer responsible for turning his head into a reptile. The thing which seemed simple had a way more dark and complicated past connected to it.
2Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan exquisitely depicts the survival of humanity against the Titans.
Attack on TitanAir Date: April 7, 2013 Status: Airing Studio: Wit Studio, Studio MAPPA No. of Seasons: 4 No. of Episodes: 75
Centuries ago, mankind was forced to live within defensive barriers in fear of Titans, human-eating monsters.
After centuries of peace, a colossal titan manages to breach the defensive wall and begins the survival against man-eating abominations where Eren Yeager lost his mother and joined the Survey Corps to dedicate his life for his revenge against titans by eradicating each of them.
In this brutal journey, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and childhood friend Armin Arlert.
1Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim displays the idea of coexistence with sheer brilliance.
Parasyte: The MaximAir Date: October 9, 2014 Status: Airing Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24
After a sudden attack of parasitic aliens on Earth, the humans are unaware of the fact that they take full control of their after burrowing into their brains.
Shinichi Izumi was a victim of such parasites that took control over his right-hand, failing to take over his brain. Having no choice but to cooperate, Migi, the parasite, helps Shinichi to eradicate the threat upon humanity.