26 Best Horror Anime Movies To Watch In Canada! [Most-Updated]


Confused about which best horror anime movies to choose among the sea of options on the internet? We have resolved the problem by collecting the best horror anime movies together.

The list includes award-winning movies for all cinema lovers in Canada & around the globe who have searched for the best anime movies in Canada. World-class storytelling, gripping cinematography & jaw-dropping suspense will keep you hooked to the screen. A perfect watch indeed to make your family & friends’ time worthwhile.

All of these impeccable options in the ‘horror anime genre’ are just one click away from you. So, make the best choice by watching these exceptionally best horror anime Movies Right Now!!!

Anime movies have long captivated audiences due to their capability to portray stories in a fantastical way. It is probably the only medium that allows filmmakers to turn their imagination into a visual reality without any bounds.

This medium of the movie covers a wide variety of genres, and I am sure horror movie buffs have often wondered, Is there a horror genre to anime? Well, the answer is yes! It wasn’t long after the advent of animated movies that the movie makers started incorporating the horror genre into them.

The list below is a ‘two-in-one’ package for all horror & anime genre lovers. Whether you are looking for drama, comedy, horror, or as simple as action, we have covered it all for you. Have a look!!!

Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)


Director: Takanori Tsujimoto

Writer: Makoto Fukami, Joe McClean

Cast: Kevin Dorman, Erin Cahill, Matthew Mercer

IMDB Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Action/Horror

A continuation of Resident evil, but there will be utter vendetta this time with Chris Redfield supervising an army team. The main operation is to strike out zombies, spreading infections. The deadly virus can get prompted by just inhaling it.

During the operation, Chris is tagged along by Dr Rebecca & black market dealer Glenn Arias. The question is, will New Yorkers get rid of the contagious virus along with the lingering terrorist attack? Before it takes place & wipes off the entire.

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)


Director: Victor Cook, Mike Disa, Sangjin Kim

Writer: Dante Alighieri, Brandon Auman, Jonathan knight

Cast: Graham Mc Tavish, Steve Blum, Vanessa Branch

IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

Genre: Action/Horror

Dante reaches home after fighting for three odds years in crusades, only to find his family brutally murdered. Beatrice, Dante’s only beloved, is brought near death. Lucifer takes her soul to hell post telling her that Dante betrayed her.

Later, Dante follows Beatrice to hell, where he clarifies being innocent. But what is going to bring him, her beloved Beatrice, back? Is it those nine circles he will need to cross first to meet Lucifer? Either way, Dante needs to find the real culprit.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)


Director: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno

Writer: Gen Urobuchi, Sadayuki Murai, Yusuke Kozaki

Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanazawa, Takahiro Sakurai

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

Genre: Sci-fi

The planet belongs to Godzilla, who has repeatedly defeated the human race & rules the world now. The repercussions will be huge if the human species does not depart from the Earth. But how do you depart from one & only home, Planet Earth?

Therefore, there are only two options, to search for another much safer planet & depart as soon as possible or find your place on Earth. The latter option requires supernatural or somewhat relatively human harmony to defeat the assailant ruler of the time, Godzilla.

Berserk: Golden Age Arc I- The Egg of the King (2012)


Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka

Writer: Kentaro Miura, Ichiro Okouchi

Cast: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Carrie Keranen, Takahiro Sakurai

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Action/Fantasy

One of the best horror anime movies shows Guts’ journey, also famously known as “The Black Swordsman.” The entire journey of growing & facing battles in the eye as a mercenary to getting to the band of Hawk. The entrance in the band is after his defeat from another exceptionally skilled & maestro warrior, Griffith.

The great black swordsman goes through exceedingly difficult tasks while ensuring that human goodness is upheld. The journey also shows the prominence of the band of the Hawk army in no time.

Princess Mononoke (1997)


Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki

Cast: Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yuko Tanaka

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Ashikita, a great warrior, has been cursed by a boar monster. The only way for him to travel to the far eastern side of the country is to save his life & fight for people.

Imagine setting on a journey for personal healing but coming across the most significant rivalry ever as soon as he reaches eastern iron town, an inevitable battle between animal inhabitants in the nearby forests & humans who are soon to cut the forest down.

Will Ashikita be able to act as the savior & lift the curse? Also, who is princess Mononoke acting as the eternal savior of the town, will the two cross paths?

Spirited Away (2001)


Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

Cast: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Much to the unwillingness of the 10-year-old Chihiro, her parents take a trip to the southern countryside of Japan. It all goes awry when the family loses direction, ending up in a barren amusement park attached to an abandoned hotel.

While the parents sit down to eat, little Chihiro goes wandering the place. The place turns out to be monsters’ residents & even capable of turning humans into demons. Out in the unfamiliar & barren yards, can little Chihiro ever make a comeback? Considering there’s no human help whatsoever.

Heavy Metal (1981)


Director: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas

Writer: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O’Bannon

Cast: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi

A glowing green orb named Loc-Nar is brought to planet earth by one of the scientists, which ends up taking his life. It even captures the soul of his daughter & instills the most absurd, cynical & peculiar stories in her mind. They include multiple characters having different roles assigned to them.

The ultimate goal is to deal with Loc-Nar. The question is, among all stories, which nature can stand in the way of the demons of their time? How can they take revenge for all the evil being done & free the little girl? Perhaps only a few.

Perfect Blue (1997)


Director: Satoshi Kon

Writer: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Rika Takahashi

Cast: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Mima, a pop singer in the band named CHAM, switches her careers & opts for the acting world. The decision pays off exceptionally well as she becomes an overnight sensation, but the switch does not sit well with her male admirers. A series of stalking & harassment begins.

One person, in particular, goes overboard by posting extremely exclusive pictures & information about Mima. It goes to the extent of killing people, or is it just Mima’s delusion? Either way, Mima’s life has gotten on a rough track & the future looks bleak.

The Last Unicorn (1982)


Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writer: Peter S. Beagle

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

The unicorn learns that she might be one of a kind & the last of her lot to exist. So, the journey of finding others begins. But life has other plans as she soon runs into an evil King, Haggard. The latter casts spells & turns her into a strikingly gorgeous woman & forces her to stay back.

The new identity of the Unicorn as Amalthea walks through the sea of emotions, including falling in love with King Haggard’s son.

What does the future await for her? Will she ever complete her journey or give in? This movie is considered one of the best horror anime movies.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson

Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Jack Skellington has been ruling ‘Halloween Town’ for years. But, life takes an alternative turn when the king comes to know about ‘Christmas Town’ & now he goes on the journey to bring Christmas to his town. Jack feels like the constant repetition of Halloween events has left no excitement whatsoever.

The king’s excitement, however, does not sit well with the town’s people. After back & forth resistance & insistence from Jack’s end, the townspeople conclude to create their own Christmas town. But how many things can go wrong considering Halloween town’s complete obliviousness & negation of the idea? In this list of best horror anime movies, this Christmas movie will frighten you once you watch it. Will you?

Van Helsing (2004)


Director: Stephen Sommers

Writer: Stephen Sommers

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Richard Roxburgh

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

Genre: Horror/ Fantasy

Abraham Van Helsing fights evil, no matter at what cost. The Vatican authorities send him to Transylvania along with his closest mate & demon hunter, Carl. There they have to fight the ever-invincible, evil & just the perfect monster, Dracula.

One of the best horror anime films where the journey of mighty warriors is shown against the arch-enemy. Will they ever succeed in fighting them, considering Gypsian Princess Anna Valerious is on their team? The princess wants to take revenge on the monster & won’t settle for anything less.

The Secret of NIMH (1982)


Director: Don Bluth

Writer: Robert C.O’Brian, Don Bluth, John Pomeroy

Cast: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Fantasy

Mrs. Brisby, a mouse, has to save her ill son & family by moving somewhere else as the plowing time is just around the corner.

So, she takes a group of rats to help shift-only to find out that her late husband, Jonathan Brisby, had built a research laboratory called N.I.M.P. for rats back in the day. It was to alleviate the I.Q. level of rats & help them be independent. The grateful rats vow to help her out except for evil Jenner, who has no good intentions whatsoever.

The Black Cauldron (1985)


Director: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Writer: Lloyd Alexander, David Jonas, Vance Gerry

Cast: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Genre: Dark Fantasy

One of the darkest movies in this list of best horror anime movies. Taran, whose ever dream is to become a great warrior one day. But the reality in the town of Prydain, says something else. Being an assistant pig keeper, his life turns upside down when a precious pig named hen gets stolen. The hen will lead the assailant to ‘The Black Cauldron’-a place that creates a gigantic, unstoppable & mighty army.

The mugger is an evil king called Horned. Wouldn’t it be a lifetime chance to be a world-famous warrior by defeating King Horned? So, does Taran jump along with his mates? But things don’t seem as easy as it sounds.

Watership Down (1978)


Director: Martin Rosen, John Hubley

Writer: Richard Adams, John Hubley, Martin Rosen

Cast: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Adventure/Family

A midget rabbit, Fiver, lives in a Warren & has supernatural seeing abilities. Unfortunately, the little boy predicts a disruptive future for the town in the coming days, so he keeps insisting the chief evacuate it. Upon seeing resistance, Fiver & his brother Hazel take the journey along with other town men.

But the trip won’t be as seamless as they imagined. Dealing with human-shaped demons, evil creatures & natural disasters to finally reach Watership Down. But is it the end of all miseries?

Corpse Bride (2005)


Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Writer: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel, John August

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Family/Fantasy

Imagine the horror of marriage vows reaching the extent that you start practicing them at graveyards. Victor Van Dort, an average young man, has to marry Victoria Everglot, a wealthy woman.

Everything is going perfectly until the guy proposes in front of a buried corpse, who wakes up & now considers herself his bride. The corpse takes him to the dead world. The question is, will he ever make a comeback to the world of living beings?

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)


Director: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

Writer: Washington Irving, Kenneth Grahame, Erdman Penner

Cast: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Horror/Drama

Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, develops feelings for a girl named Katrina Van Tassel. Unfortunately, things go south when the town’s thug, Brom Bones, comes into the picture.

At the party thrown by Katrina’s father, Brom narrates the story of “the headless horseman”, who lost his head during a fight sequence.

Later on his way back home, a group of unnamed, unrecognized men want his head in the middle of the night. Can Ichabod escape from such a terrifying situation? Or will his head be claimed at no price?

Fire and Ice (1983)


Director: Ralph Bakshi, Tom Tataranowicz

Writer: Roy Thomas, Ralph Bakshi, Frank Frazetta

Cast: Randy Norton, Steve Sandor, Cynthia Leake

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Fire and ice show the battle between good & bad. Larn, the lone survivor, fights back when his town is drowned in glaciers by an evil ice lord, Nekron. Nekron targets conquering ‘fire’ next which King Jarol owns.

Now, it’s a war between who stands on the good side & who chooses the other. Especially after Nekron’s sidemen kidnap Jarol’s daughter.

Beowulf (2007)


Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary

Cast: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Set in the 507 AD era background, the content & untroubled Danish state gets interrupted by an afflicted monster named Grendel. He keeps wandering around the country & killing people unabashedly.

The country head announces a massive price for whoever defeats the monster. Here jumps in the great warrior, Beowulf, who does end up killing and beating at the cost of his men getting slaughtered. Who was responsible for the bloodshed & how is Beowulf taking his revenge now?

Monster House (2006)


Director: Gil Kenan

Writer: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler

Cast: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Young DJ often notices his neighbor from across the street. However, things alter when D.J.’s parents are away from the house & he has to put up with babysitting. While playing with his friend, D.J. throws a ball in his neighborhood.

The visit bears a lot of revelations as the house turns out to be a monster. The struggle now is to save a little girl in the place & to make people believe that the long-seen house next door is a monster. Will a 13-year-old D.J. be able to do it?

Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)


Director: Michael Coldewey, Michael Lemire

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Eric Talbot

Cast: Michael Ironside, Julie Strain, Billy Idol

IMDB Rating: 5.3/10

Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy

Arakanians is a town with an immortal water, keeping its people alive forever. There comes a little boy named Tyler who wants the invincible, insatiable & never-ending greed for power. The thirst leads him to travel to Arakanians.

But many occurrences along the journey change the course of his life.

Later, Tylor finds another immortal town, F.A.k.k; on the way, he almost wipes off & takes the most beautiful girl, Kerrie, from the town. So now, it’s a journey of Karrie’s sister’s revenge & ToTylor’s undying hunger.

Caroline (2009)


Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Neil Gaiman, Henry Selick

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Family/Adventure

Secluded & ignored by her parents after moving to a new house, little Caroline finds herself another home. But it looks just like her real family. A hidden passageway in one of the walls leads her to a new parallel world—a world with all her family members but careful & loving this time.

Unfortunately, Caroline’s tours get a bit overboard over time, and the line between reality & imagination is vague. Now, it’s her determination & faith which is going to bring her back because the ‘passageway’ family might keep her forever.

The Halloween Tree (1993)


Director: Mario Piluso

Writer: Ray Bradbury

Cast: Raya Bradbury, Leonard Nimoy, Annie Barker

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Genre: Fantasy

It’s Halloweens day & which calls for celebrations, fun & games. Until a horrifying tragedy makes it awry. 8 such boys groups set out to party & do the ever-fun trick or treating. To know later about their 9th friend, he might be going through a life or death situation.

There comes the ever-mysterious phenomenon, Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, helping the kids reach their friends. The journey takes them through lifetimes, cultures & an infinite era. The tragedy of losing their friend takes a toll.

There is also a series of lessons about many holiday beginnings. Will they succeed in getting their friend back in the end?

Paprika (2006)


Director: Satoshi Kon

Writer: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon

Cast: Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Sci-fi/Adventure

A new machine, Dc-Mini. Is developed by three scientists and helps in getting into patients’ dreams. What happens when the machine gets stolen & misused?

The three scientists go after the mugger to stop him from taking an unfair advantage. But, with time, the constant usage of Dc-Mini blurs many lines.

There enters Chiba, a researcher, who helps them find the assailant. But wait on, is her real name Chiba or Paprika & what purpose does she serve?

Igor (2008)


Director: Tony Leondis

Writer: Chris McKenna, Tony Leondis, John Hoffman

Cast: John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi

IMDB Rating: 5.9/10

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Igor, a mere lab assistant, dreams of becoming the most successful & famous scientist ever. Even more than his boss. Igor’s fate finally pays off because of his boss’s misery.

The way to come out on top is by winning the annual science fair. Poor Igor ends up developing one of the evilest demons ever with the help of his friends.

The problem is that the newly developed monster might not be as sweet & more excellent as she looks. Looking at the facts, is there still a chance Igor’s dream will become a reality soon?

Frankenweenie (2012)


Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton, John August

Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Horror/Comedy

What happens when your pet dog, your only friend, dies? Little Victor’s life goes through the same heaps. Post-Sparkle’s death, victor finds ways to reincarnate him & even succeeds.

Now, hidden from the outside world becomes the source of blackmailing for the little victor. The only way to protect his dog friend is by sharing his reincarnation tricks with his friends. Will victor do it

& what repercussions will he face if some unnatural demons get reincarnated & attack the city?

Hotel Transylvania (2012)


Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Writer: Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel, Todd Durham

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy

In this list of best horror anime movies, this movie will make you smile as well as scare you. In 1895, Dracula raised his daughter, Mavis, far from the human species in a hotel called Hotel Transylvania. Cut to the present day when only monster families are allowed to visit the hotel as visitors.

Hotel Transylvania has only seen Dracula, Mavis & monsters, but what if a human ever steps there? The dreaded day comes when Dracula and guest visitors celebrate Mavis’s 121st birthday, but a 21-year-old Jonathan reaches there. Would Dracula save him & is it because his only daughter falls in love with him?


The above list of best horror anime movies is not just in Canada but worldwide most-watched & loved choices. They stay at the top as far as the horror anime genre goes. So, What’s the wait for? Choose any movie from the above-provided list & have a good time.

These movie options exceptionally range, catering to every kind of cinema lover. There is the horror that will keep you on the edge of your seat & comedy that will let you laugh your heart out a lot more. So, start watching these best horror anime movies Right Now!

Oliver Grayson

Oliver is an ambivert who scratches his creative itch by writing on different topics of interest. Being a movie buff, he’s almost always updated about the latest movies and shows releasing worldwide. When he’s not writing or binging movies, he’s gaming and socializing online from his couch.

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