Humor and Horror Go Hand in Hand in These Spooky Stories

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As anyone with a cursory knowledge of Halloween knows—which is to say, anyone from age two and up—the model ghost is a haunt who is skilled at parting you from your ability to remain unafraid.

Whether emerging from beneath your bed, the recesses of your closet, or the family crypt where you drink a pony of liquor each year to toast those who’ve have gone before, the best ghosts are in the terror business.

But what of the ghosts who make us laugh? What of their rich literary history? In even the scariest ghost stories, there tends to be some humor. Something potent often sparks its opposite, so humor works well with terror for the same reason that you see death and life and love and hate riding together.

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Halloween is coming, so here’s a state-by-state roundup of the most popular horror movies

Favorite horror movies

It’s that time of year again.

Break out the popcorn, dump some candy into the trick-or-treaters’ bags, and settle in for some scary movies. It’s interesting — horror is a particularly buzzy genre right now thanks in part to programs like The Haunting of Hill House and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, both of which have just debuted on Netflix and garnered plenty of online chatter.

The genre is also definitely resilient at the box office, because think about it — what better way to get scared out of your mind watching a horror movie than on a giant screen in a dark room with a bunch of strangers? Heck, people love horror films so much there’s even a streaming service dedicated to horror-related content.

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‘Suspiria’ is Essential Horror About Ruthless Female Power

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Last year, in the bowels of an abandoned Italian cinema, some lucky forager happened upon a 35mm print of Dario Argento’s 1977 Suspiria that had been left untouched since the late ‘70s. It was an eerie case of life imitating art; in the film’s finale, the burgeoning ballerina heroine is roving the underbelly corridors of her dance studio when she too finds something uncanny and bewitching.

The best compliment I can pay to Luca Guadagnino’s remake is that it could credibly pass as having been, like its antecedent, dug up out of a basement—or, more aptly, exhumed from the tombs of ‘70s arthouse horror. It is remarkably difficult, in 2018, to produce something anew that feels authentic to another era. Yet this is what Guadagnino has accomplished: a dark fantasy shimmering with the dusty luster of the past.

Long and digressive (Argento’s uncut print spanned six reels; Guadagnino’s would be pushing double digits), the new Suspiria takes the same general story—the dancers, the occult—and lends it a cool austerity. Like the original, the new Suspiria is a fable. Yet screenwriter David Kajganich and Guadagnino mutate the survival story into something spasmodic and at times inscrutable. They envision a mythic universe as expansive as that of Pan’s Labyrinth or The Shining (and poised to inspire just as many fan theories), but they make its defining attribute a fierce femininity. Here, women are strong, capable and powerful, sometimes ruthlessly so. Arriving one year after Me Too boomed through Hollywood, Suspiria holds a whispered decree: believe women. But also: don’t underestimate them.

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Last year, in the bowels of an abandoned Italian cinema, some lucky forager happened upon a 35mm print of Dario Argento’s 1977 Suspiria that had been left untouched since the late ‘70s. It was an eerie case of life imitating art; in the film’s finale, the burgeoning ballerina heroine is roving the underbelly corridors of her dance studio when she too finds something uncanny and bewitching.

The best compliment I can pay to Luca Guadagnino’s remake is that it could credibly pass as having been, like its antecedent, dug up out of a basement—or, more aptly, exhumed from the tombs of ‘70s arthouse horror. It is remarkably difficult, in 2018, to produce something anew that feels authentic to another era. Yet this is what Guadagnino has accomplished: a dark fantasy shimmering with the dusty luster of the past.

Long and digressive (Argento’s uncut print spanned six reels; Guadagnino’s would be pushing double digits), the new Suspiria takes the same general story—the dancers, the occult—and lends it a cool austerity. Like the original, the new Suspiria is a fable. Yet screenwriter David Kajganich and Guadagnino mutate the survival story into something spasmodic and at times inscrutable. They envision a mythic universe as expansive as that of Pan’s Labyrinth or The Shining (and poised to inspire just as many fan theories), but they make its defining attribute a fierce femininity. Here, women are strong, capable and powerful, sometimes ruthlessly so. Arriving one year after Me Too boomed through Hollywood, Suspiria holds a whispered decree: believe women. But also: don’t underestimate them.

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8 Best Horror Anime to Watch on Crunchyroll

It just isn’t Halloween without an intense feeling of fear or disgust. Whether it’s mind games or physical torture, there’s something about horror that attracts us to it. Countless anime series evoke these kinds of emotions, and when it comes to streaming them, Crunchyroll has got fans covered. So, here are eight horror anime to watch on Crunchyroll.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories


 horror anime to watch on crunchyroll Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

An anime based on real-life urban legends is a great way to kick off your Halloween watch party. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is an anthology series comprised of five-minute-long episodes. However, don’t let the short running time fool you. The series makes good use of its time, serving up scares that’ll have you afraid to take a bathroom break.

Each episode opens with a creepy old man in a yellow mask setting up his Kamishibai — a Japanese street theater structure — at the local park. The children gather around him as he tells various ghost stories and myths using paper figures.

One such creepy story comes from the urban legend of Hachishakusama (aka Eight Feet Tall), a demon who takes the form of a tall woman to abduct children. (Talk about creepy!) Featuring similar tales about supernatural beings, myths, and Japanese folklore, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is definitely a must-watch between horror flicks.

Shiki


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll Shiki

Everyone loves vampires, and Crunchyroll has one of the best horror vampire anime series ever produced, Shiki. When a young girl unexpectedly dies from an unknown disease, her village mourns her passing, never once suspecting her death is only the beginning of a ferocious epidemic that will leave their town in shambles.

The town’s doctor, Toshio Ozaki has his doubts about the nature of this epidemic, and with the bodies piling up, he realizes the sinister truth behind these deaths. Meanwhile, antisocial teen Natsuno tries to cope with the sudden death of his best friend, Mutou, and the return of an annoying girl. What mysteries plague this remote little village, and what will its citizens do to survive?

Forget what you know because Shiki isn’t your traditional vampire story. It adds a few twists to the genre that will make you question which side you’re truly on.

Another


Another anime new student

The sudden death of a classmate can be tough for a class to handle, especially if they were well-liked. So, instead of saying their goodbyes and having a period of mourning, the students of Class 3-3 decided to carry one as if their friend never left. But the students (and future Class 3-3 students) would come to regret their decision, as it opened the door to the underworld. Now, deaths and supernatural anomalies plague their school.

Every year an extra dead student or faculty member comes to join the class. And when they show it, it can only mean one thing: the students and their families are about to die. During the first few years, the deaths were kept to a minimum, which made it easier for people to brush them off as weird accidents that could’ve happened to anyone. However, as the years passed, the body count grew. It’s taken two decades since the curse started, but now people no longer consider these gruesome deaths to just be bizarre accidents.

Junji Ito Collection


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll Junji Ito Collection

Junji Ito is the master of horror and suspense, with many of his works receiving critical acclaim for how they play with the human mind. So, when news broke that several of his famous works would get an anime adaptation, horror fans couldn’t help but be excited.

The Junji Ito Collection is an anthology series that includes horror, gore, disgust, and comedy. From a famous and monstrous giant fashion model to the creepy Souichi, whose misfortunes are a welcome relief after watching all that horror, the series has something for every horror fan.

If you’re looking for the perfect series to stream on Crunchyroll this Halloween, this is it. Even those unfamiliar with Junji Ito’s work will appreciate being able to watch something terrifying and still be able to sleep at night. One warning though: Don’t get too attached to these characters, most of them don’t come out unscathed.

The Future Diary


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll The Future Diary

Would you steal, cheat, and kill to gain control of space and time? That’s what happens in horror anime Future Diary. The series follows Yukiteru Amano, a high school student who receives a future diary — a future-reading flip phone co-created by Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. With this strange phone in his possession, young Amano is forced to take part in a bloody battle royale against 11 other future diary holders. The winner of the battle will become Deus’ successor.

This condition quickly turns the scenario into a game of survival, where killing your opponent is your only chance at victory. Amano reluctantly teams up with his obsessive stalker, Yuno Gasai, who also has a diary, and soon learns that he doesn’t have the courage or skills to survive in this game. On top of that, there’s something strange about his partner. It seems she migh have other plans for her unrequited love.

Parasyte -the maxim-


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll Parasyte - The Maxim -

Without warning, parasitic aliens have invaded Earth. However, their onslaught lacks the bells and whistles of other alien movies and shows. Instead, their attack is more strategic. They’ve burrowed into the brains of several vulnerable targets without anyone noticing. The move allows them to fully take over their host and morph into a variety of forms, such as blades, and to even grow wings.

One of these aliens burrows into the brain of ordinary high school student Shinichi Izumi. But it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to move, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi to stay alive.

Initially, Migi is nothing more than a nuisance, but Shinichi eventually finds the parasite does have its advantages. Thanks to Migi, Shinichi becomes more muscular, no longer needs to wear his glasses, and can withstand serious injuries. Too bad the other parasites see their union as a threat and will do everything they can to eradicate Migi and Shinichi.

Kagewani


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll Kagewani

Monsters are common in horror. But the horrifying creatures of Kagewani are far from what we’ve come to expect. A young man decides to exploit people’s love of the bizarre and unexplained by sharing fake stories of strange animals on his website. Of course, when a giant monster slaughters his entire crew, he comes to regret his actions. Meanwhile, at a college campus, several students become the unexpected prey of a terrifying sand monster.

Sousuke Banba, a researcher obsessed with unidentified mysterious animals, investigates these gruesome attacks and stumbles upon the word “Kagewani.” The strange word leads him to the nefarious pharmaceutical company possibly connected to the monster attacks. But can he stop these creatures or, more precisely, the person behind them?

The Garden of Sinners


horror anime to watch on crunchyroll The Garden of Sinners

The Garden of Sinners is comprised of seven horror films that follow Shiki Ryougi, a young woman whose family is involved with the supernatural. Several family members possess dual personalities that are aware of each other, meaning they’re essentially two people in a single body.  This, along with her upbringing, has led Shiki to live a life of solitude.

Yet, she manages to form a friendship with her classmate Mikiya Kokutou, who sees Shiki not as an enigma but as a shy girl. Well, up until he sees Shiki, knife in hand, standing over a corpse. Although the evidence is damning, Mikiya still refuses to believe that Shiki’s killed someone. He gets closer to Shiki, perhaps too close. Together they investigate the seemingly unrelated anomalies occurring throughout the city.

The Garden of Sinners is a collection of magic, mystery, action, and psychological twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat this Halloween.

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Smart Horror Movie Characters Who Died Anyway

Horror movies are filled with characters who died because of their own dumb decisions: heading toward the strange noise, taunting the monster, choosing the flashlight over the baseball bat. Those who survive usually do so through a combination of luck and intelligence. Sometimes, though, even making smart decisions isn’t enough to ensure survival, as these savvy but decidedly dead horror victims show.

Ellen Ripley, Alien 3


Ellen Ripley with shaved head in Alien 3
Ellen Ripley: the Xenomorphs’ scary monster.

From the start, Ellen Ripley has proven herself smarter than her horror movie peers, refusing early in Alien to let shipmate Kane aboard while attached to a facehugger. With her decision overridden, the alien is unleashed on the Nostromo and picks off the crew one by one. Only Ripley survives. In the sequel, Ripley again shows her smarts, surviving an entire colony of Xenomorphs, saving a young girl, and killing the alien queen.

Then Alien 3 came along. Before the end of the opening credits, a stowaway facehugger implants an embryo inside Ripley during cryo-sleep. She discovers this halfway through and does everything in her power to eliminate the alien threatening the prison colony she crash-landed on. She kills the last alien — the one inside her — by throwing herself into a furnace. In the end, it doesn’t matter how badass you are when you’re effectively killed off before the film even starts.

Dana Polk and Marty Mikalski, The Cabin in the Woods


Dana Polk and Marty Mikalski in The Cabin in the Woods
That moment you realize you’re in a horror movie.

When Dana and Marty join their friends for a weekend at a secluded cabin, they can’t imagine exactly what’s in store. Alarm bells go off as they slowly encounter classic horror tropes: the creepy gas station attendant, the mysterious cellar, and the sudden strange behavior of their friends. Only after the deaths of their friends do they discover the true scope of their situation.

Marty finds a hidden elevator, and the pair travel downward, having nowhere else to go. They realize they are sacrificial pawns in some larger game. Instead of rolling over, they turn the tables on their tormentors, releasing a horde of supernatural terrors on the underground complex. When they finally realize that the whole set up is an elaborate sacrifice to stave off the wrath of giant gods, they ultimately decide to sacrifice themselves (and presumably the world) to stop the cycle.

Randy Meeks, Scream 2


Randy Meeks from Scream 2
“Do as I say, not as I do.”

When a masked killer targets students at Woodsboro High School, resident film geek Randy Meeks wastes no time schooling his friends on the rules of surviving a horror movie. Granted, he doesn’t always heed his own advice, nearly dying in the first film after the killer had snuck up behind him. After high school, Randy follows Sidney Prescott to college and is quick with the rules for a sequel when the second killing spree begins.

He even makes a video for his friends laying out the rules for a third killing spree in case he doesn’t survive. On the phone with the current killer, Randy mocks the original Ghostface, Billy Loomis. The killer — who turns out to be Billy’s mother — pops out of the van Randy is standing next to, pulls him inside, and stabs him to death. Even Randy, the horror movie expert, couldn’t have anticipated the killer hiding in a van in the middle of the day.

Ben, Night of the Living Dead


Duane Jones as Ben in Night of the Living Dead
Ben even made sure other people’s stupidity wouldn’t get him killed.

When the zombie apocalypse begins, Ben finds shelter in an old farmhouse after running out of gas. From the start, Ben is all about surviving. Where the other characters panic and fight amongst themselves, Ben sees the bigger picture and focuses on staying alive. Ben makes every smart decision imaginable, from using fire to ward off a zombie hoard to boarding up the windows. He even comments on not wanting the others’ stupidity to get him killed.

He knows the right things to say to calm the freaked-out Barbara, but he is also willing to forcibly subdue her when her panic threatens to get them killed. When fellow survivor Harry locks him out of the farmhouse, Ben fights his way back in. When the power goes out and the zombies break through, Ben survives the night by holing up in the cellar. The following morning, however, he’s mistaken for a zombie and shot and killed by a posse hunting down the dead.

Lee Abbot, A Quiet Place


“We’re going to play the marathon version of ‘who-can-be-quiet-the-longest’.”

When alien creatures with super-acute hearing invade earth and begin killing off the human population, Lee Abbott wastes no time protecting his family. He studies the creatures, learning their strengths, weaknesses, and habits. He builds a life for his wife and children completely devoid of sound. With a deaf daughter, the family already knows sign language, and Lee supplements this with a soundless communication system involving lights. With patience and perseverance, Lee and his wife Evelyn build a (relatively) safe and even pleasant life for his family.

Lee also works unsuccessfully on repairing his daughter Regan’s cochlear implant. When a handful of aliens make it onto the property, Lee sacrifices himself to save his children. After his death, Regan and Evelyn realize that the enhancements Lee made to Regan’s implant can actually disrupt and even incapacitate the creatures. Evelyn and Regan take this new weapon and turn it on the unsuspecting creatures. In attempting to keep his family safe, Lee may have helped save the world.

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Hell Is Other People — Why Multiplayer Horror Games Are the New Hotness

One of the best horror games around is Dark Souls. It’s tense, frightful, laden with gothic imagery, and punishing in a way that is often mistaken for ‘difficulty.’ But at some point in every Dark Souls fan’s life, they’re just not scared any more.

If you’re running around naked with a giant hammer fighting bosses, there’s a decent chance you don’t find the game scary anymore. You’ve moved beyond timid caution into mastery — maybe even mockery. That’s not a fault of the game — actually, what makes Souls fans so rabid in their praise for the series is that FromSoftware accounts for and accommodates this.

Sadly, many other horror games don’t have the robust gameplay to accommodate this transition. That’s why you need to look at multiplayer horror games if you’re trying to find something you can return to over and over for your healthy dose of stress relief. Here are some of the best to take a look at.

People… What a Bunch of Pricks

DayZ is the grandaddy of Multiplayer Survival Horror. For years Survival Horror was used to describe any game where you were surviving and horror was involved. Where resources were scarce and scary things lurked around every corner. Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Alone in the Dark — all of these were labelled ‘survival horror’.

At the time, we didn’t know the true meaning of either.

In those games, survival meant you’d be struggling to remain at 100% health. At best, you’d have to combine some herbs, or do some simplistic inventory management. Nowadays, survival means you wake up in the middle of nowhere and you need to decide whether you prioritise not starving to death or finding a weapon to protect yourself.

And horror involved meekly peeking around corners lest a dude in a Pyramid Head helmet catch you unawares. These days, it involves cowering in a dilapidated house, terrified of firing your weapon because you’ll attract zombies — and possibly worse.

While DayZ might have died off a bit since its heyday thanks to a lengthy development cycle, there are some fantastic alternatives out there. Rust is almost as old as DayZ, and while it strays closer to the survival than the horror, it’s grown into a very impressive game over the years.

A brand new one that is capturing the attention of lapsed DayZ fanatics is SCUM. This elaborate sweat simulator balances the survival and the horror nicely — adding in a crazy amount of data via biometrics to allow players to fully understand why they’re constantly dying of starvation, or a B12 deficiency or because you haven’t pooped recently.

Against that, the horror is ramped up thanks to the existence of menacing robot sentinels designed to guard the high loot areas of the map — these serve as scary obstacles for players trying to acquire the best gear. In PVP situations the robots focus in on the sound of gunfire, forcing you to make tough decisions about whether you’ll engage in combat or not. Add to that the reanimated corpses of former players, and SCUM can be extremely scary.

“Nobody Trusts Anybody Now.”

If Survival games aren’t your thing — and let’s face it, spending eight hours getting gear and food together only to die to a random zombie can burn anyone out — then Thing-a-likes might be more up your alley.

Playing on our inherent distrust of one another, Thing-based multiplayer horror games lean heavily on social interaction as a skill differentiator. A reference to the John Carpenter classic The Thing, these games are technically asymmetrical co-operative experiences. You and the other players work together to complete objectives around the playing area until you reach your end goal — be it extraction or escape.

The twist is that members of your party are working against you. They’re monsters, you see, and they don’t want you to escape — they want you to die!

The horror inherent is obvious — you can’t trust anybody, and as the game progresses tension mounts as the monster gradually becomes more powerful. Talking to your teammates is critical here, which might rule it out for some — but telling your crew who they can or can’t trust is usually the only way to survive.

The role of monster is generally randomly assigned, which means anyone could be a monster — including you. Even as a monster, the tension is still there — you’ll fail if you can’t kill your teammates in time, or if they find out your terrible secret, so there’s a delicate balancing act at hand as you play through the game.

One of the best in this genre is Deceit. A free-to-play game, Deceit is half-Saw, half-The Thing. You’re locked in a level, completing simplistic puzzles to escape the clutches of an unseen madman, unsure whether those locked within are monsters or humans.

Unfortunate Spacemen is a little more constructed in its gameplay — the objectives make more sense, and there’s a good sense of humour pushing it along — but it’s also more expensive, and currently only in Early Access. It’s worth keeping an eye on if you enjoy the Thing-a-like style of play, but Deceit should have you covered for now.

One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You

The Slasher style of MP Horror lays the asymmetrical horror out for you from the get-go. In these games, you know there’s a killer, and you need to avoid them to escape. There’s no questioning whether a teammate messed up on purpose, or crazy accusatory shouting matches — there’s you, a handful of powerless teammates, a bunch of objectives and a terrifyingly powerful killer.

These are some of the best, purest horror experiences. Knowing the killer is nearby and desperately trying to stay hidden, balancing your own safety against the fact that you need to complete objectives to actually win, trying to keep your teammates alive, or to rescue them from doom — in Slasher style games, you get the opportunity to test whether you would make the same mistakes as the victims in films.

Dead by Daylight is the obvious stand-out in this category. It had a rough start, with inconsistent networking and some poor level design resulting in a number of unfair deaths at times. But the consistent support from the developer Behavior Digital has turned it into a brilliant test of nerves for players who queue as a survivor. And if you want, you can play as a killer as well. With killers inspired by some of the best slasher villains ever, Dead By Daylight is a fantastic horror game.

Friday the 13th: The Game is the other big name in this genre, and while it’s graphically more impressive than Dead by Daylight, and does some interesting things thanks to its connection to the film series, a significant increase in cost and ongoing legal issues mean it isn’t worth getting into.

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5 Must-See Anime for Fans of ‘American Horror Story’

Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story has filled our nights with paranormal activities. From a house haunted by the corrupt spirits of its victims to a coven of witches seeking to become supreme, fans can’t get enough of its ingenuity. But if you’re an anime fan, you’re in luck —  there are countless shows and movies like the American anthology series. So here are five anime to watch if you like American Horror Story.

Midori (Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show)


anime to watch if you like American Horror Story Midori or Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show

Starting off our list is Midori, one of the most disturbing movies in anime history. The film centers around a young girl named Midori who, after selling paper flowers to go on a school trip, finds her ailing mother dead. With no one to help her, she turns to a circus run by the creepy Mr. Arashi.

The circus’ acts include snake women, people getting eaten by ants, and performers twisting and turning into impossible shapes. But instead living a joyous life with the circus people, she’s assaulted and forced to perform horrifying acts on stage, like biting a chicken’s eye out. Thankfully, things start to look up for Midori when the magician, Masamitsu “The Bottled Wonder,” brings her under his wing. Is Midori’s luck about to change? Or are things too good to be true?

From bizarre acts that would make you sick to your stomach to humorous scenes, Midori is an ero-guro (erotic grotesque) film that American Horror Story fans will love.

Kagewani


anime to watch if you like American Horror Story Kagewani

One way to boost website traffic is to post about things that people are naturally curious about, like cryptid sightings. And that’s the plan that a video blogger concocts. But things become too real when an actual monster kills his entire crew.

Elsewhere, on a school campus, a sandworm creature is hunting down a group of students, killing them one by one. And more of these attacks take place all over the country.

Sousuke Banba, a researcher with a profound interest in unidentified mysterious animals, explores these events. Soon enough, he gets a break with the word “Kagewani.” The mysterious word leads him to find various connections between a pharmaceutical company and the strange animal attacks.

Did you love the suspense of Asylum or Roanoke? Then don’t waste any time and watch Kagewani. Its picturesque style of animation and use of dark colors brings the creepy factor of American Horror Story. Since it’s shorter than the standard length, it quickly gets to the point with several jump scares and other freaky surprises.

Devilman: Crybaby


anime to watch if you like American Horror Story Devilman Crybaby

There are a lot of things that go bump in the night, including creatures of the netherworld, who feast on the living. The only way to defeat these monsters is to use their own power against them. Akira Fudo, a sensitive and caring young man, gets dragged by his best friend, Ryo Asuka, to fight these creatures, thus becoming a Devilman.

This brings him to the seedy underworld of demons where only bloodshed and death exists. Even so, Akira’s new abilities awaken an insatiable and primal part of him, while also giving him a lean yet sturdy physique. Now, he and Ryo must destroy the demons that bring harm to humanity and their loved ones.

As one of the best anime to premiere on Netflix, Devilman Crybaby gives a new spin to the horror genre, much like American Horror Story. Its new style yet colorful animation and awesome soundtrack featuring catchy Japanese rap tunes are only a few of the reasons to turn on Netflix and give the series a try.

Memories


anime to watch if you like American Horror Story Memories

In the sci-fi horror movie Memories, three seemingly unrelated stories come together to reveal the true narrative. This is a similar approach to how all the seasons of American Horror Story are related, but each brings its unique take to the genre.

The first story, Magnetic Rose, takes place in outer space where two space engineers find a mansion, revealing the tragic fate of a renowned opera singer. However, hallucinations start to take over and they must do everything they can to retain their sanity.

Back on earth, in Stink Bomb, a lab technician accidentally takes several pills that enhance his flatulence to a lethal degree, killing everyone around him. Now, he must take refuge in his company’s headquarters all the way in Tokyo. But, with military forces after him will the lab tech be able to hold it in?

Lastly, in Cannon Fodder, there’s a boy who wants to become an artillery officer in a fortress city. The young boy spends his days dreaming of firing a cannon for the sake of the fatherland.

Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek


anime to watch if you like American Horror Story Kakurenbo

An innocent kids’ game ventures into the horror territory in the short anime film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek. The movie centers around a group of kids playing the Japanese version of hide and seek, Otokoyo. But, instead of playing in a safe location near adults, they venture into the abandoned ruins of a Kowloon-like city. Rumor has it that a demon appears and takes away children who dare to play the game. To make matters more spooky, some kids have indeed disappeared.

Even though Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek doesn’t have the bloodfest of Hotel or the intricate storyline of Asylum, the movie does deliver a bucket load of suspense and creativity that American Horror Story is known for. From its animation that comes to life thanks to cell shading to its tense mood and easy-to-follow plot, the movie builds up the suspense factor without not much storytelling.

At less than half an hour long, Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek makes for a great horror snack between AHS episodes.

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