10 Animated Horror Movies To Watch Before Wendell & Wild Hits Netflix

With henry selickThe new stop-motion horror of wendell and wild premieres on Netflix on October 28, we will see once again that animation is not a genre just for children. It’s going to be very exciting to see another horror movie that uses the limitless creativity that animation can provide, but while we wait in anticipation, there are more animated movies that will put you in a spooky frame of mind. Drawing from a variety of animation styles, scare levels, and a litany of talented creators, here are some animated movies you can have fun with at a Halloween movie marathon, watch with the family after trick-or-treating, or watch recklessly. alone in your room in the dead of night.

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The House of Monsters (2006)

the legacy of Robert ZemeckisMotion capture animated movies are certainly messy, but monster house is by far the strongest feature. A haunted house movie taken to the next level, it follows a trio of kids who investigate the spooky mansion across the street that appears to be eating both belongings and people.

A great horror movie for older kids, it can be too scary for little ones, it has an incredibly original story and quite moving at times. He also has a wry sense of humor and the house itself is one of the most creatively designed monsters in horror movies. This movie isn’t talked about enough, and if ImageMovers’ other animated movies were to this standard of quality, it might still exist today.

Paranormal (2012)

It was really a challenge to choose between this movie and coralline in an effort to showcase as many filmmakers as possible and avoid repetitions, but while coraline is an impressive dark fantasy with its share of terrifying moments, paranormal is the one that puts you in the Halloween mood. It has everything a good Halloween movie needs: a misunderstood boy with supernatural powers, a witch’s curse, a zombie uprising, and a small town with a dark past.

We can see many of the elements that Laika Studios would use perfectly in their next film, Kubo and the two strings: Creative mixes of stop-motion and computer animation, and mixes of hilarious adventures and moments that will take your breath away. paranormal it was overlooked during the 2012 awards season, but it deserves a lot more praise than it received.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

You can’t have Halloween without the Mystery Inc gang, and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The Scooby-Doo animated movie monster franchise has an unrealistic range of quality from one star to five, and there’s a lot of debate among fans about which movie is the strongest. There are some people who love for wry or nostalgic reasons, and some who are surprisingly good, but a great starting point is Scooby-Doo on zombie island. The story follows Scooby and the gang, tired of the constant robbers in disguise, investigating an island in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, where the monsters are a little more real than they were used to.

This was the film that reinvigorated the characters before the new millennium, and for good reason because the tone and story of this film maintains the pitch of the classic Scooby while upping the humor, horror, and mystery. if you liked the series Scooby-Doo: Built-in Mystery or even Gravity Fallsdefinitely come back and check this one out.

Edgar Allan Poe is the king of gothic horror, with his tales of madness, death and murder captivating audiences for nearly two centuries. Many of his classic stories have been translated to the screen, mostly thanks to roger corman Y Vincent Pricebut extraordinary tales counts many of them in a single anthology. Anthologies are great for horror, a killer row of creative talent telling, or in this case, adapting stories in their own styles.

“The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”Y“The Masque of the Red Death” are performed in different styles with the voices of Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Lee, Julian Sands, Y Bella Lugosi. This is a fun, gothic time that gives smaller creators a chance to shine with the voices of industry giants behind them. If you like Poe, watch this movie.

The House of the Wolf (2018)

This is the scariest movie on this list, and the writer, from experience, wouldn’t advise watching it alone. the house of the wolf tells the story of a young woman who takes refuge in an isolated house in the woods to escape a colony of religious fanatics, and really shows the potential animation has to unsettle.

Although it is not the center of the jump scare, the house becomes a nightmare around the fear felt by the protagonist, painting the walls in a void, moving through the floors and furniture, creating shadows and monsters of everything that there inside, the camera almost acting like a poltergeist as candles flicker and objects move. Chilean directors Joaquin Kitchen Y Christopher Leon uses the entire house to its utterly horrifying advantage, the stop-motion is deliberately crude to create a surreal, inhuman, and unsettling feel throughout. This movie is a horror masterpiece, and if you can stomach more disturbing and bizarre visuals, then this is one of the best recommendations.

Mad God (2022)

This movie is a crazy labor of love for Phil Tippettwhich took 30 years to create and was released on Shudder only a few months ago, but the time and care you put into it paid off. crazy god is a surreal, orphic descent into underworld history, the scale of this fever dream of war, death, and destruction unlike anything seen before on broadcast.

Tippett is considered a master of monster design and that mastery is on full display here, with stop-motion making everything feel even more visceral and tactile. The demons and tortured souls of his world are crafted with love and skill. There’s not much to say without revealing the captivating and abstract descent, so I invite you to watch this movie, if only to praise the amount of effort it took. It is ray harryhausen on acid, a haunting, existential journey through hell, a display of immense creativity and perseverance, and it’s unlike anything else on the broadcast right now.

Corpse Bride (2005)

This was even bigger than my fight between coraline Y paranormal, Tim Burton has three wonderful Halloween movies to choose from. the nightmare before christmas is legendary, but it was actually directed by Henry Selick, frankenweenie it’s incredibly underrated and a labor of love for Burton based on an early short film, but Corpse Bride It represents everything we love about Tim Burton.

It’s like a mixtape, a combination of all his best work in one movie: The Unlikely Love Story of Edward Scissorhands, the creative images of the underworld of beetle juicethe main characters of Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp Y Helena Bonham Carterthe exaggerated gothic styles of sleepy Hollow and of course the musical style of Danny Elfman. This is the most Tim Burton movie, and Emily the Corpse Bride has become an iconic character and the subject of many a Halloween costume, and for good reason. This is an immensely fun watch.

Fear(s) of the Dark (2007)

Another anthology, this time from France, Fear(s) of the dark is a mix of 2D and 3D animation that covers the ideas of fear, trauma, and paranoia. Notable graphic artists and comic book creators came together on this film, creating their own short black-and-white stories. Short-form horror is incredibly effective at instilling an explosion of fear in the audience, and the fact that each short is in black and white unifies and diversifies the style.

Horror stories are also incredibly diverse, human-shaped beetles, haunted Japanese cemeteries, and giant crocodiles galore. This is a moody, aesthetically pleasing film and a brilliant effort from brilliant artists. French animated movies have a reputation for greatness and this certainly adds to it.

The Enchanted World of El Superbeasto (2009)

This is the Rob Zombie A film for people who can’t stand its rougher set pieces, this film flourishes by piling irreverent cartoon humor on top of the usual gratuitous sex and violence. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto follows an exploitation filmmaker and wrestling wrestler (daddy tom), with his faithful companion Suzi-X (zombie moon sheri) as they battle werewolves, Nazi zombies, and the infamous Dr. Evil (Paul Giamatti) at a heavy metal gore festival.

It’s as stupid and crazy as it sounds, and the movie knows exactly how stupid and crazy it is. It’s a raunchy cult classic of horror animation and horror musicals with Zombie as ever pushing the boundaries of what he can get away with. It’s ridiculous, it’s borderline, and it’s a damn good time on any scary night.

The Halloween Tree (1993)

ray bradbury fans unite for the most underrated movie on this list. Based on his 1972 novel, the halloween tree follows a group of kids who go on an adventure through time to save their friend’s soul while learning about the origins of Halloween’s hallmarks like witches, ghouls, mummies, and the holiday itself. This movie is a delight, and perfect to watch as a family.

It has a very warm and nostalgic feeling, helped by the vocal talent of leonard nimoy and narrated by Bradbury himself, it’s a little Halloween fairy tale about friendship, tradition, and even the concept of mortality. It’s certainly a comforting movie, low on scares, just nice to watch with the kids in your life while you chill and eat your trick-or-treating loot that will make you learn and feel.

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