So I've been playing Silent Hill 2 recently and needless to say it's been scaring the ever living shit out of me, primarily because of its eerie atmosphere. Now I've been wondering: why are video games such a great medium for horror, but not anime? I know that manga is a great medium since I'm a huge Junji Ito fan, but why doesn't anime have the ability to get under your skin, toy with your psyche and scare the shit out of you? Are there any good horror ANIME that exist? Or is horror just better suited to manga?
OP here. The only horror anime that I found to be slightly scary, although a solid series overall, was Shiki: Corpse Demon. It was a little scary, but not pants shitting level. Are their any horror anime in existence that are legitimately scary? Or should I just give up and continue to read more Ito?
I've heard good things about Nightshift Nurses, but have yet to watch it myself.
That's porn anon...
The only scene in Shiki that really made me jump was gif related.
In video games, you're taking direct control of the character and it makes you feel more immersed. In anime or just movies in general, you're watching someone else do everything. You don't feel yourself there. I was scared shitless while playing Amnesia and had to run out of The Choir three times but I didn't flinch once while watching Paranormal Activity, which everyone was saying was super scary. As for why you find manga scary, I don't know. I don't really find Junji's work scary and sometimes it's just hilarious.
Someone actually tattoed that on there arm?
It's better than your average tattoo honestly.
You obviously haven't read Uzumaki, The Secret of the Haunted Mansion, Amigara Fault, or any other of his works that toyed with people's phobias.
I know. I'm saying I'm impressed by how good it looks.
I don't blame them, I think the way Ito draws his females is like utterly perfect beauty. That for example.
I've read a few. The one that I find closest to being scary is that one about the guy who spends years in his dreams every night, because I'm actually a bit scared of something like that happening. Still, not something that left me overly disturbed.
The same reason walking past a mirror at night is creepier than watching somebody else walk past a mirror at night: because you're the one in the front row seat, duh. Video games are interactive, you're naturally going to be a lot more scared by those than you will be something that doesn't feel as if it's happening to you.
That's because Paranormal Activity was just cheap "startle horror". There are still great horror movies that can genuinely scare the shit out of you. I rewatch The Shining every Halloween and it still manages to give me chills.
This. Shiki was really unsettling. That scene with Pink Bitch entering the bedroom and twisting her head...
The fabulous weird haircuts actually added to the creepy feel of the show.
The scarecrow one scared me the most really
What a fucking stupid question.
Scarecrow? Don't think I've read that one. What's the exact title?
People in this thread who say that horror movies/shows/etc. aren't as scary as video games since they aren't interactive need to watch better horror movies. Watch The Shining or The Exorcist if you wanna see REAL horror.
Eh. I didn't think The Shining was very scary. Maybe I just watched it while I was too young.
Watch it again and see what you think. It relies heavily on atmosphere, which makes it such a great horror movie.
Won't work. Not enough grafics for today's standards
If I'd have to add, despite it not being /a/-related, the last best horror I've seen was Amityville horror. Of course it's a subjective view but the lack of screamers and horrid faces suddenly appearing to produce a tense atmosphere was great.
Then again, I doubt there's much you can do about animu and mango. As pointed out earlier in the thread, both of it tends to be "impersonal".
Also, mango needs to rely on panels which most of the times kill the continuity of suspense. Animu on the other hand most often ends up looking goofy rather than scary. Another is an example of an anime that tried to be scary. The only scary part in that one were the dolls and that's mainly because I'm deathly scared of dolls.
>why are video games such a great medium for horror
This, also video games have more ways to enhance the experience like first person, visual effects ala amnesia where your vision becomes blurry as you go insane, surround sound etc
Manga/Anime basically have to rely on the plot to be scary like in >>100828264
The main problem with anime is the weekly 20 minute format, which makes it very hard to get the viewer in the mood and then scare them in that time.
The other main problem is that every horror anime I've seen has proceeded to shit itself halfway and stop being horror towards the end. Shiki and Another, for example, which were both very eerie and unnerving at the start.
I never understood what people saw in the Shining. It was more of a comedic slasher movie than anything scary.
Yami Shibai was legit scary to me.
>American popular horror
Really, /a/? Really?
Go watch Audition, Shutter, Ju-on, Marebito, Haze, or Noroi. Any one of those easily tops Exorcist, The Shining, and Amityville.
Or if you don't want Japanese horror, try REC 1 and 2, or The Tunnel.
But if you really must insist on American horror then at least watch something decent, like Grave Encounters and the sequel, V/H/S and its sequel, or The Poughkeepsie Tapes.
yea another got pretty funny
I find Grave Encounters to be more comical and fun rather than in any way unsettling, but otherwise, I agree. I would also like to add The Dyatlov Pass found-footage film (which could have been better, but it has it's moments), and the original Robert Wise "The Haunting".
>The Dyatlov Pass found-footage film
I saw a mention of this but Wikipedia's only talk of it doesn't make it clear whether it was actually a horror movie or some kind of budget student documentary. I guess I'll check it out.
It's presented as a college documentary project, but it is a horror film based around them documenting the area of the actual incident.
Eternal Darkness taught me that having control of your hardware ripped away from you is scary shit. Among other things. Truly one of the better horror games.
Shiki stop being scary after >>100827929 though.
Once the villagers know the truth about the shiki, they stop pulling creepy shit and just turn into your average vampire.
Well, you can easily self insert more in games as you are actually controlling the protagonist there. Unlike in manga or anime where you are only passively watching.
Kakashi is what he'd be talking about. It's part of The Face Burglar.
Try Ghost Hound.
Or Ghost Hunt. That fucking mansion arc.
Well, that wasn't bad. Aside from the CGI.
Most eps were legit scary specially ep 4 and the one with the hospital.
Video games are interactive you idiot
Wasn't Shiki complete shit?
I'm debating about whether or not to watch it this weekend.
Shiki is fucking great. Watch that shit.
It was great.
And the extra episodes were 2brutal4me.
it was pretty meh, but still better than Paranormal Actshittily.
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