The spooky season has arrived and Halloween is fast approaching. If folks haven’t started yet, movie and TV fans should be gearing up for the inevitable Halloween movie night. Thanks to the wide range of streaming services now within the reach of all moviegoers, there is no shortage of movies to enjoy as you prepare for a night of spooks.
But if audiences who prefer animated shows are wondering what they should watch, there are a number of gray and slick series worth checking out this Halloween.
Based on the hugely popular dark fantasy video game series, Castlevania is one of the best shows to ever debut on Netflix. Originally slated to be a feature film, this adult animated action series defied the curse that plagued bad video game adaptations; Castlevania it was the first video game adaptation in Netflix history to receive a “Fresh” rating on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.
The series follows a ragtag team of heroes led by Trevor Belmont, scion of a renowned lineage of monster hunters, as they attempt to thwart Dracula’s attempts to drive humanity to extinction. In addition to its visceral action and animation, Castlevania is distinguished by its incredible voice cast, which includes characters such as richard armitage (Hannibal), bill nighty (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) Y Graham Mctavish (house of the dragon), to name a few.
‘Love, Death + Robots’ (2019-present)
The seminal grizzly animation series of our time, Love, Death + Robots is the adult anthology series that blew audiences away with its many inventive, disturbing, and refreshing short films. Each episode of the show’s explosive and varied seasons is based on a wildly creative idea and animation style. From realistic 3D monsters to charming hand-drawn animations, there’s a Love, Death + Robots episode to cap off anyone’s perfect Halloween.
The series was created by Tim Miller, also known for directing such blockbuster movies as dead pool(2016) and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). Miller is backed by teams of brilliant animators, writers, and artists, who bring each episode to life with amazing and masterful skill.
‘The House’ (2022)
Although originally announced as a short television series, Home is a stop-motion animated horror anthology film. The three separate stories that make up this 2022 film revolve around curious occurrences set in the same unusual house. The episodic stories depicted in the film create a chilling visual experience that would be perfect for Halloween. Produced for Netflix by Nexus Studios, a London-based animation studio, Home features the talents of several prominent British actors, including Helena Bonham Carter (Enola Holmes), matthew goode (The crown) Y Paul Kaye (game of Thrones).
Devilman Crybaby (2018)
crying devil man is a dark fantasy action superhero anime released in early 2018. Although the show wouldn’t serve as the smoothest introduction to anime, due to its graphic content and darker tone, the short, grizzly series never strays from its themes. touching.
crying devil man follows sensitive high school student Akira and his friend Ryo. When demons threaten humanity’s existence, Ryo encourages Akira to merge with a demon, transforming him into the eponymous Devilman and gifting Akira with the creature’s hellish powers.
also nicknamed Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Primitive after its showrunner and creator, Primitive was born from the same mind behind the Hotel Transylvania series and iconic samurai jack. First broadcast in 2019 on Adult Swim, the series is a brutal and stylized depiction of the early days of humanity.
Set in a fantastic prehistoric world, Primitive follows Neanderthal hunter Spear and a Tyrannosaurus Rex named Fang, who form an unlikely (but formidable) duo to survive in the ruthless world of the Iron Age.
‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ (2022)
While not a horror show by any means, the grim, grim future depicted in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners It would fit perfectly on your watch list during this spooky time of year. Based on the popular role-playing video game. cyberpunk 2077 – who presented and starred Keanu Reeves – this high-octane sci-fi anime proves that animated video game adaptations are here to stay.
This critically acclaimed animated series premiered on Netflix in September 2022 and introduced audiences to David Martinez, a hot-headed teenager living in the futuristic Night City. After losing everything, David turns to a life of crime, becoming a high-tech thief and gun-for-hire – an ‘expert’.
Fans of fantasy horror should definitely check it out. Three this Halloween. This demon slayer anime follows Alexandra Trese, a supernatural detective who works to unearth the supernatural and criminal mysteries that lurk in the darkest depths of Manila.
This dark animated series adapts the Philippine graphic novel of the same name created by tan budjette Y Kajo Baldisimo. Three was produced by BASE Entertainment and premiered on Netflix in June 2021.
‘The Chainsaw Man’ (2022)
This one hasn’t been released yet, so mark your calendars. The long-awaited anime adaptation of the hit chainsaw man arrives this October, making it the perfect grizzly show to enjoy this Halloween.
The story follows Denji, a young man who merges with a chainsaw demon after suffering a fatal injury. Denji then finds himself caught up in a war between demon hunters and demons, dangerous creatures created and fueled by human fears.
Without a doubt one of the best animated shows of all time, Arcane it’s beautiful, brutal, moving, and action-packed throughout. Based on the popular League of Legends video game franchise, this beautifully animated action drama brings to life some of video games’ most iconic characters. It has its fair share of nail-biting moments, but Arcane it’s simply too good not to watch this Halloween.
Its unparalleled artistry and style aside, the series is enhanced by the vocal performances of hailee steinfeld (Hawk Eye), katie leung (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and more. Arcane centers on the story of Vi and Jinx, estranged sisters caught up in a class war between the great city of Piltover and the grimy underground district of Zaun.
‘Beyond the Garden Wall’ (2014)
This 2014 animated series hardly qualifies as a spooky watch. Having said that, over the garden wall it’s still the perfect Halloween cartoon. With its amber autumn scenery and somewhat haunting fairy tale setting, the show is an entertaining spectacle for viewers young and old alike.
over the garden wall certainly boasts an impressive voice cast, with characters like Elijah Wood of The Lord of the rings Y Christopher Lloyd of Return to the future fame. The series revolves around two half-brothers, lost in the woods, who travel through a mysterious forest in their attempt to return home. They then meet a variety of friendly characters and fantastical monsters along the way.
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