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12 Terrifying Horror Anime to Literally Scare the Pants Off You

Let me ask you a question: are you tired of the pants you’re currently wearing? Do you yearn to free your leg from the cloth prisons constraining them? Is the tyranny of denim oppressing your lower extremities? Well, I’ve got some good news for you! Your suffering will soon be over, because I have assembled a catalog of horror anime that is so spooky, so terrifying, so spine-chilling that it will scare the pants off of you. Literally. Your pants will go flying off of your body like Team Rocket blasting off again. With a host of spooktacular titles ranging from Hellsing to Boogiepop Phantom and beyond, there’s a little something for horror fans of every stripe on today’s episode of The Dan Cave. Unless, of course, you’re afraid of anime; then you’re straight up screwed, my friend. But for the rest of you, don’t worry, because I’ve got your back this Nerdoween. And so does the rest of Nerdist, all month long.

What is your favorite horror anime? What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Source: MyAnimeList


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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask him about all things anime (@Osteoferocious).

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