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Are there any anime in the horror genre that are scary at all?
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Are there any anime in the horror genre that are scary at all?
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>>135949686
"Scary"? Honestly no, I don't think there is an anime that exists that can give you a full-on panic attack, but that's the case for almost every medium really.

There is some very unnerving horror anime if you look hard enough, though. Pic related.
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No
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>>135949956
>midori
Hey you got anymore like this
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>>135950085

i almost had a heart attack.
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>>135950085
wow, that actually made me jump. neat.
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>>135950085
I dodged left. Scary
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>>135949686
I doubt that this medium is capable of delivering anything scary. It's just too abstract to induce real fear. Perhaps some jump scares would be possible, but that's literally the shittiest way of dasdbfgfaf
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>>135950979
A-anon?

daijoubu?
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>>135950979
anime horror would work better if it was like a David Lynch movie
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>>135949686
Horror manga > horror anime
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>>135949686
Saya no Uta could work, but a purely horror anime would have a hard time getting on the air in the first place. How the fuck would you convince them to do it if it doesn't meet the trope quota? Even Higurashi was moeshit before it even got adapted.
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>>135949686
You just posted the "scariest" one, I think. Even though Higurashi didn't scare me, there were a few parts that made me uneasy like the nail scene, and they definitely nailed the atmosphere.
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>>135951346
same writer as madoka
so maybey use that
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>>135951726
You can market Madoka, you can't sell Saya no Uta figures.
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>>135951726
>think this is a ruse
>look it up
>actually true
well what do you know
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>>135951965
Butcher has written a lot of good shit, most of which no-one will ever read.
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>>135949686
>>135951538
The Higurashi anime was okay, but the VN was much better.
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>>135951346
Saya is horrific but it ain't really scary
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>>135954302
Yeah, there are no jump scares but it's all about suspense and visual/psychological horror. I'd consider it more of a thriller were it no for the fact that 90% of the scenes take place in rooms plastered with human organs.
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>>135954302
saya is love
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>>135949686
Shinreigari during the abandoned Hospital part and during some apparitions of the giant ghost is the closest I've ever seen to an actually scary anime. Also, a good series in general with 10/10 sound effects (which is crucial to any horror film/series).
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>>135950085
The cameraman probably shat himself.
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>>135954650
Greatest love story ever told
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>>135954650
I can't believe the "good" ending is the one where you let that thing live.
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>>135954838
There is no good ending. Nobody in the entire game makes it out happy in any of them, with the sole exception of the doctor managing to kill Saya as she herself dies in the Koji end.
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>>135951346
man, that game was fucking depressing. Although, it's the only vn I have ever fapped during so that's something.
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>>135950085
fuk u
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>>135955152
Definitely top 5 material.
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>>135949686

anime horror tends to work better when the series itself has basically no horror elements.
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>>135955329
Wow what the fuck, did I drop the new Haruhi series too soon?
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I don't get it. The japanese are pretty good at horror movies and games, even arguably better than westerners. There are some neat horror manga but not very many. Why doesn't the horror genre spread to manga and anime?
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>>135955605
Pretty sure that's the movie
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>>135955605
You know about the Yuki series, but you don't know about Disappearance? What in the world dude
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Shiki

Monster
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>>135955772
Monster was unsettling.
Shiki was no where near scary.
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>>135955772
>>135955881
how was Monster unsettling? It's just a crime story.
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>>135955691
see
>>135951343

horror is much better in manga than anime since scenes are immediate and fast without being drawn out like in anime.

like you have the current panel look like everything is cool and normal then next page there's suddenly some dark shadow hiding behind the corner.

Zekkyou Gakkyuu is a pretty good and scary horror manga for example.
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>>135955771
Can you blame me for dropping it when it got the point of unintentionally watching the same episode 3 times in a row?
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>>135955772
I mean I guess that's scary if you're afraid of dying of boredom.
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>>135955329
I thought that scenario was well replicated in Higurashi actually. There's a big slice of life and easygoing rural segment at the beginning of every chapter. The horror is amplified by the "what the fuck I trusted you" feeling. You think you're in a different genre before it hits. But then the anime doesn't have time for that.
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>>135955963
Well horror movies work, so why shouldn't horror anime work?
"turning a page" translates into a simple cut
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>>135955923
Idk. There were some scenes that were disturbing.
Like when the dude's fucking the chick in front of the kid
Unsettling =/= scary.
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>>135956053
The Umineko anime was much better than the visual novel though because it cut all the worst parts.
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>>135955772
Yeah I spent 12 episodes of shiki afraid something might fucking happen.
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>>135955985
Go watch the movie, it's the highest point of the show.
I just don't know how you'd be silly enough to misse one of the most highly regarded anime movies and instead chose to watch a spin off series based on that movie.
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>>135949686
Reminder Higurashi is getting a live-action TV adaptation.

Anime remake when?
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>>135956054
those work because they're lifelike while we're pretty aware that anime looks nowhere near reality.

the best an anime of horror could do is make you feel uneasy and unsettled rather than being scared.

like I guess, corpse party is the only anime I know thats close to horror but still dont really scare you.
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>>135956053
It's a shame that the very first time Higurashi got spooky was also personally the most effective one
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Some episodes of Yami Shibai, Kagewani and Kowabon were spooky.

>>135955691
>There are some neat horror manga but not very many.
I don't think any of us really know shit about the state of horror manga. The number of translated manga is miniscule.
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>>135956319
>live action
>Japanese live action
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>>135956261
The movie doesn't make sense though, it barely fits in with the rest of the anime. It just has the same characters but everything else is completely different
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>>135956386
all "major" manga end up getting translated though. We'd at least know if there was some kind of big horror manga scene going on
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>>135956321
Corpse party is just gorenography, the characters are too fucking anime as is the plot. Don't even get me started on the sequels.
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>>135956412
did you even finish the movie?
cause it explains why everything is completely different.
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>>135951885
>you can't sell Saya no Uta figures

You definitely can, I think there's a Saya figure being made right now.
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I've never seen a scary anime. But Araki does have a lot of body horror in JoJo, and then there's good ol' Junji Ito. Manga can be scary, but anime isn't as affective.
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>>135954302
This, it was genuinely fucking disturbing but no "BOO!" kind of stuff except for that part where Fuminori appears out of nowhere when Koji is looking through Ogai's house
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>>135956261
I watched disapperance , while it did have some good production values It didn't really compell me . it probably would have helped for me to have watched the series it was from.
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>>135956533
Not enough to justify it being turned into an animation.
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>>135956519
Yeah I finished it but the connection through Yuki was pretty cheap and could be done with literally every anime and kind of story
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>>135956319
Did the live-action movie even make a profit? It was alright but wasn't as good as the VN or anime.
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>>135956536
Araki needs to learn how to draw blood first. He great at triggering my trypophobia though.
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I thought Shigurui was pretty damn creepy even for not being specifically a horror anime/manga.
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>>135955963
to add on this, it works well on manga because of the black and white design that makes the shading of the monsters look more creepy than ever, while the anime version would make them look pretty generic type of monster.
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>>135950085
Jesus Christ anon
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Kowabon at the very least tries to be scary.
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There's much more scary manga than anime. But, to be fair almost no medium has genuinely scary examples, unless you're a child.
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>>135956654
the point of the story is just a "what if there were no supernatural elements" and yuki was the only one who could create the setting, as haruhi would never do it.

its really less of connection type of thing though people could see it as that, its mostly a story to point out how its much more fun with haruhi messing things up instead of everything is normal.
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>>135956321
That's a shitty argument because most people actually don't get spooked because "oh wew there r real ppl in de movie".
Some elements that end up scaring people:
-unexpected loud scenes accompanied by disturbing imagery (this is what passes as "scare" for a lot of plebs)
-something that taps into a phobia or enduring fear
-investment into the story and characters
-powerful ending
-uncertainty until the conclusion, or even after the conclusion
-suggestion ("Berberian Sound Studio" is a movie about the making of a giallo, and shows no disturbing scenes from the movie yet manages to be highly disturbing)
-carefully constructed antagonist(s)
-gore, but done in an effective way

>>135956480
>all "major" manga end up getting translated though
What you call "major" manga is what caters to the largest possible denominator. Horror as a genre, despite being popular, is not and has never been that widespread. There might not be a big horror manga scene going on, but the amount that has been translated among that is still tiny. It's like with Mahjong manga; the scene is relatively big, but only a very small number of works are being translated and this is done only by specialist groups (except for Saki).
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>>135956339
What version of the novel is that?
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>>135957014
Looks like the Mangagamer version modded with widescreen + PS3 CGs.

I wish I'd known about it before I played, will probably do chapter 2 with the mod.
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>>135956339
I'm glad a CG didnt pop up for me. I liked how her eyes changed on her sprite.
Higurashi was goat, the music helped too.
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I think part of the reason manga is scarier than anime is that you read it online one page at a time, and you have to wait for the page to load. It can jumpscare you. Like that Roach with the huge eyes I see posted here in spooky threads.
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>>135950085
DINGERS
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>>135957111
Yeah. CGs would be fun for second reads. But that one looks kind of ineffective. Too much color maybe?
Having minimal effects creates it's own strange effect.
I also personally like the void eyes of alchemist better than the cat eyes.
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>>135957068
The original art is truly hideous.
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>>135957649
PS2 graphics are best, but I would take original art over Steam art.
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>>135957649
Heard u talkin shit
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>>135957272
There's also the fact that there aren't many horror anime that aren't shorts, whereas in manga you have many works that do micro-stories, short stories or long stories.
But jumpscares are rarely memorable and if it's about making jumpscares then a medium with moving pictures and sound beats a medium with still pictures and no sound any day.
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>>135957774
P-please don't hurt me with your boulder hands.
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>>135950085
I played ball my whole life. Just gave me a flashback, anon. Shit.
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I just downloaded Ghost Hound.
Has anyone seen it, it is scary at all?
I really like watching horror anime even if they aren't scary at all.
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>>135957649
I thought Miyo's original looked cuter though.
>>135957774
And the question I had when I saw Mion's, is she carrying?
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>>135958046
It's airsoft or something
But she could probably get access to a real gun no problem, those crazy Sonozakis
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>>135949686
SSY was pretty unsettling once you finish all the BL
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>>135949686
Unfortunately, the only scary thing in higurashi are the huge amounts of quality; and no, anime is not a good media for horror
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Higurashi's anime was shit, but the scariest manga page I've ever read was where Mion's rotting corpse climbed up into his hospital bed at the very end.
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>>135958309
Literally no reason for anime not being a good media for horror when manga is.
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There are a lot of good horror manga but most of them are either series with a lot of gore or a dark atmosphere/ambiance.
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>>135949686
Mononoke
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>>135958338
I just took a look at the last page and I almost jumped.
My heart wasn't ready for this.
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>>135958677
>Scary
It's probably one of my favourite anime, but it wasnt scary.
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>>135949686
That one episode in Shinsekai Yori where they're trying to escape from the fiend.
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>>135959064
Dropped this anime half way cause it was boring me to death and I hated the animation.
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>>135950085
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kueCCffiBkY
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>>135958801
The Nue arc was spooky, but the format and looks of the show limited how spooky it could be.
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>>135950085
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>>135960152
Pussy, it's just a baseball
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>>135958679
Just remembering it gets me.
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>>135960152
[naver flashbacks intensify]
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>>135954686
My negus

>>135957917
It's pretty unsettling at times.
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>>135949686
No, there really isn't. Japanese are masters of horror but seems like that skill isn't prevalent in anime industry.
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Anime could be scary but it'll never be because it is made by Japs, and for some weird reason Japs think that flying fire and walking umbrellas are scary as fuck.
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>>135961668
I think it's because there are not a lot of Seinen anime to begin with. It's much more profitable to make Shounen anime that can be watched by adults and teenagers than to make a purely Seinen anime
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>>135961913
that's like saying that Germans think that talking wolves are scary because it's part of the folklore.
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>>135962059
3rd season's first episode is out.
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>>135956746
kowabon is just VHS in anime format, not saying it's bad but it's not great either.
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>>135962189
THERE'S A THIRD SEASON? HOLY SHIT YES.
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>>135958338
Pic?
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>>135956746
This was the scariest episode for me.
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>>135949686
Horror isn't only about fear. Sometimes a sudden shift towards the darkness can make your spirits drop just the same.

Pic related had some nicely upsetting moments early on, but it turned litebrite in later arcs.
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>>135949686
not really, it just doesn't work very well, if you want real spooks go to /x/
>pic related
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>>135963819
It's a series of pages. Go read Watanagashi
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>>135964665
ZOZZLE
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>>135949686
No, simply because anime isn't immersive enough. Manga and VNs does this job much better.
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>>135965109
Any horror manga recs?
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>>135965144
Anything by Junji Ito. The Higurashi manga is also very good from what I've seen so far.
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Agreeing with >>135965225 but just as a warning:
Ito's horror is a campy goosebumps-esque horror though and he kinda sucks at storytelling.
Don't take the stories too seriously, read them kinda like stories you tell at campfires
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>>135949686
Perfect Blue had me frightened, though not necessarily scared (seeing as it's a psychological thriller). It was pretty intense
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>>135949686
Rec threads go on >>>/wsr/
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Never finished Corpse Party, pretty much unnerving for me
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>>135953143
VN?
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>>135950085
That looked pretty uncanny.
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Does anybody remember this?
http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=350217&no=20&weekday=tue
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>>135956261

Seeing Yuki trembling like that will always depress me, goddamn
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>>135967073
You're not being serious, right?
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>>135967195
>>135960711
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>>135967836
i indeed am
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>>135957917
Ghost Hound is scary. Yes.

Music direction is unnerving. Make sure you have good headphones
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>>135949686
I thought 'Another' was scary
But then again i thought 'The Ring' was scary so you can see my tolerance is kinda low
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>>135965144
Fuan no tane
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I don't know how obscure this one is, as I've (previously) had a hard time finding it. Its quite good, and had some genuinely spoopy moments

Has anyone else seen it? It has a wikipedia page, but I occasionally feel like the only one who has watched it...
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>>135955605
>HE DIDN'T WATCH THE MOVIE
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>>135969303
Well that's pretty good for you. It's probably the least scary horror anime so you should be able to find a lot more things to scare you. I'm envious.
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>>135955605

yes you did faggot
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>>135955923
Criminal stabs himself to death through the ear with a pen.

Johan's dissonant serenity. Also the fact that you had no idea what he would do next is pretty unnerving.

Lots of fridge horror when you are contemplating the outcome of the story.
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>>135955772
>>135955881
>>135955923
>Shiki
It was scary for the first 8 episodes before they started showing from the Shiki's viewpoint.
And the last few episodes were badass, humans rekt the Shiki's completely.Why did the faggot junior priest save the Shiki girl? He should have beaten her to death, "is feeding oneself wrong?" Bullshit.

>Monster
Not horror at all, creepy, sure but not horror
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>>135949686
Funny story with Higurashi. I was in the army and I had a late service guarding the guns (don't know the English word for it). I was alone in a relatively empty place with a few guys. Then in Higurashi there was that scene with the rain where Rena was standing outside. Lighting bold in the anime, then a fucking loud thunder struck near where I was, shaking everything around. You can guess that I was scared shitless.

I had a month or so suffering from sleep paralysis as well, with all those dark hallucinations so I'm not scarred that easily anymore
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>>135949686

IMO it's hard for a non interactive medium to be scary. Most horror anime/TV/movies are fairly meh compared to a half decent horror game.
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anime cannot be scary because of the innate disconnect you get from how unrealistic the characters look
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About the Higurashi VN.
Which version is the best, the new steam release or the one with the stubby hands.
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