One comment on “What makes a cracking horror anime?

  1. I take umbrge at the idea that Monster wasn’t scary because Johan didn’t run around with chainsaws. That would have put him on the same territory as any two-bit Hollywood mass murderer.

    What made him terrifying was that he could drive people to kill themselves quite happily. He could – and did – get inside people’s heads and turned them into psychotic killers. He left such horrific mental triggers that a guy STABBED HIMSELF IN THE NECK when confronted with Johan’s picture.

    Johan is no raving madman. He is a sociopath that takes pleasure in watching people destroy themselves. He knows the human psyche so well that he doesn’t -need- to dirty his hands with mundane murder. He simply orchestrates massacres by manipulating others.

    That is terrifying.

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