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Animated horror?

Whines asked me if I could think of any animated horror films. I really can't--"Monster House" comes close, though it's really a kiddie film, it's a pretty standard ghost story. I've seen a couple animated shorts--a version of "The Telltale Heart," for instance--but I can't think of any others. Anything springing to mind?


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Nov. 6th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
*shudder* Mad Monster Party...is that horror, or just horrible? Oi, I haven't been able to sit through it. I wouldn't call that horror, because it doesn't really sit out to scare--it's more an homage, IMO.

Monster House is a recent (fall '06?) CGI film about some kids living across the standard "scary house on the neighborhood." The house itself is "alive", and malevolant.

It's mostly a fun kid's film, but it's got a pretty classic ghost story pacing and content...it's a little silly in places, but a good little Saturday morning ride.
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Nov. 6th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Bakshi's Wizards has some over the top gore, though I suppose it's more fantasy than horror, exactly. Call it a post-apocalyptic fantasy with guns and blood.
Nov. 6th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Given how horror elements creep into fantasy at the corners, it's hard to distinguish them. The Lord of the Rings animated film and Wizards use some similer scare tactics...
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Nov. 6th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
"Heavy Metal" is the closest thing I can think of.
Nov. 6th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'll think about that. It does have some horror elements...I don't remember it all that well, though.
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Nov. 6th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
There's a lot of horrific anime out there. Your list gets alot shorter when you omit everything involving a pecker demon, though.

I'm fairly certain Miyazaki's done a horror movie, but I can't name it.
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Nevermind, it was My Neighbor Totaro, and nobody else found it as terrifying as I did.
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Nov. 6th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Vampire Hunter D springs to mind.
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
*nodnod* when I posted, I'd completely forgotten about Anime...though Anime's such a different flavor from American animation, I'm not sure it's part of the same discussion!
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Though I've never seen it, I've heard The Black Cauldron is good, and has some scenes that *could* qualify as horror, maybe.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Disney's Black Cauldron? It's about as horrifying as a Disney film could be (because of the backdrop and context, it's more a heroic quest than a horror film--the horror elements are just the trappings of the Big Bad Guy, the rest is pure quest.

Meh. I'm ambivilent about that film. The climax of the book and the movie is an Appropriately Epic Sacrifice, but in the movie--Disney, sigh--the norns sweep in and undo the sacrifice. Very unsatisfying.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Happy Tree Friends?

I guess it isn't done. A Google search turned up a movie in production, since 2005, of Bonesaw - called the first animated horror movie (at least CG animated).

If anyone might know, my guess is it would be Sparrow.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Huh, Bonesaw sounds interesting...I wish they weren't aspiring to Sin City (not a fan of that movie, it's pointlessly splatter). I'm looking forward to that one!
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh, anime is easier. Akira springs to mind. I'm sure there's even more, too.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm, never thought of it as a "Halloween" movie, but ok.
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Nov. 6th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Nightmare Before Christmas (in 3D)
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Night on Bald Mountain (Fantasia)
Monsters, Inc.

Not touching Scooby Doo or Spongebob.
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Meh...not really horror, except for Night on Bald Mountain. They're halloween films with some horror imagery (except for Monsters Inc, which is just cute). But none of those really make an effort to scare or creep out...
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Nov. 7th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Psychological Horror: Perfect Blue (anime)
Nov. 7th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Very nice.
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Nov. 7th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
There's always Tim Burton's stuff, but its more macabre than true horror.
All of the heavy horror animation I can think of is anime.

Even with America's stigma that toons are for kids, there are some fairly hardcore written horror anthologies for kids out there. You'd think there would be more animated horror around.
Nov. 7th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's just not a genre that works for movies right now, not sure why. I've seen a PG-13 Horror that wasn't bad, but below that, it just gets cutesy.
Nov. 8th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
When my little girl was 5, she decided that she wanted to make a silent animated monster movie - with Gypsy Kings as the background music. I have always thought she was brilliant, but that crystallized it.
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Rob Zombie is making a Horror animation called "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" Maybe not all horror, but if Rob has anything to do with it, it will definetly fall into your definition. It has been delayed, but its supposed to come out next year. I think it also has Mexican wrestlers... :O
Nov. 9th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
*earperks* That sounds interesting. Thanks for the tip, I hadn't heard of that...definately a must-see...
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