A fairly simple premise and deceptively bright character designs mask a story that balances absurdity with the darker side of life and death in a blend that probably shouldn't work and yet ends up being pretty entertaining.
For those who aren't familiar with it, Ghost Hunt is an anime series from 2006 that essentially goes through a number of story arcs about a team of paranormal researchers. While some stories are better than others, the whole series is actually pretty entertaining. What follows are my thoughts on each story arc after rewatching the series.
Shiki is one of those horror anime I return to again and again. Those who aren't the biggest fans of slow and suspenseful stories that ultimately go full blood bath are unlikely to find much here of interest, but for fans of the horror genre and vampire stories, there's a lot to appreciate. Read the full review. First published May 2016.
I took this recommendation after reading Jon Spencer's take on it. After all, it seemed like just the silly kind of horror story I thoroughly enjoy (popcorn viewing at its finest). So ultimately, how did I find Netflix's High-Rise Invasion?
I'm still fairly certain I reviewed Another at some point in the past but I could not find the post when I did my reflection on the decade list and so here we are. My thoughts on one of my favourite horror anime.
At last we come to the final feature of October and so that last post in our quest to figure out what the best horror anime needs. This week, naturally, we turn our attention to the finale. Spoilers will follow.
In our quest to determine what the best horror anime needs we've meandered our way through starting the anime, the importance of a good cast and explored settings. This week it is all about the feels.
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