Last week we looked at how the best horror anime should start and the importance of characters that are at least believably constructed even if they aren't likeable. However, our quest to discover what the best horror anime would need is just beginning as this week we turn our attention to setting and atmosphere.
Another October rolls around and it is time to decide on what I'll be watching for Halloween. In the meantime though, I'm wondering what the best horror anime would actually need to be good. Here is part one of the discussion.
Just wow. Episode 5 Wow! Ouch! Wow again. And let’s throw an ‘ooh’ in there for good measure. Yep, episode 5 of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 has rendered me effectively speechless and trying to describe the emotional response to this episode results in onomatopoeia, word salad, and mostly inarticulate phrases. Shock, horror, … Continue reading Attack on Titan Review Season 3 Part 2 Episode 5
The Promised Neverland Episode 4 Review: Emma, Norman and Ray continue to advance the escape plans but with two plotting adults and a potential traitor there's a lot to be done. This episode maintains the feeling of suspense though perhaps loses something in atmosphere.
Things are really fun at the orphanage and the kids are growing and playing. However, there's a sense that something isn't quite right and by the end of this first episode you'll be hooked.
This is part of a series of re-posts of older reviews on 100 Word Anime. The original review came out in August 2016 and can be found here. Pretty much no changes in my opinion on this one so again, this post is for people who started following my blog after it came out. I did … Continue reading Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Series Review: Cute Kids, How Will They Die?
Now we come to the final Halloween top 5 post and while I'd love to do another anime binge list, there just aren't enough new horror anime to really justify it this year. So instead I decided to turn my attention to the movies that made me the ridiculous horror fan I am today. Given … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: 90’s Horror Movies for Halloween Binge Watching
Now, that isn't to say Castlevania is bad. Because, it actually is quite a fun little romp of a story provided the copious blood and guts being splashed around aren't a problem and the clear sequel bait endings for the surviving cast members doesn't annoy. If this had come out in a solid chunk and I'd binged the 12 episodes altogether, I'd have had an absolute blast...
Kotaro as the manager is doing a good job at fighting with Haiji from Run With The Wind for gaining the title of most obnoxious character of the season. Haiji at least has his good moments in between being a blatant manipulator whereas Kotaro here is just obnoxious in every single scene he is in. … Continue reading Zombieland Saga Episode 4: Zombies At A Hot Spring
As much as the first episode made a splash and instantly grabbed my attention with its zany and hard hitting first scene and a follow up that was fairly surreal mostly because the audience didn't see it coming, episodes 2 and 3 had an uphill battle to maintain that. Firstly, the surprise is lost. We … Continue reading Zombieland Saga Episodes 2 + 3: With The Gimmick Revealed, Does This Have Staying Power