31 Days Of Anime Horror Part 29: ‘Unico And The Island Of Magic’

October 29, 2020

Written by Capt McNeely

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It’s October and that means it’s time to get into the spirit of the season, and obviously nothing gets you into the Halloween mood better than horror. Unfortunately when it comes to most live-action horror films, there’s only so much that can be done and shown, but thankfully of all things, Anime can cross the line with story, gore, and intriguing storytelling. So for every day this month, I’ll be featuring a unique Anime that fits the horror genre that you can most likely find on any streaming service. Let’s look at something that’s not really horror but was meant for little kids and was pretty goddamn terrifying, Unico and the Island of Magic.



Trust me, this is not as cute as it looks!



Unico and the Island of Magic (1983) is a children’s movie about a small unicorn named Unico who is living in exile and in this film was left in a forest and discovered by a little girl who takes him in as a pet where shortly afterward her missing brother returns under orders from his wizard master, Lord Kuruku, to turn every living thing into “living puppets” that are then made up build up his island.



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This movie as I said was meant for children BUT it was terrifying as hell! Watching this movie from start to finish gives you the same creepy feeling you get from watching the nightmare scene from the Brave Little Toaster on loop!


Don’t forget to check out past entries in the 31 Days of Anime Horror by clicking below!

Part 1: Ghost Hound


Part 3: Another

Part 4: Monster

Part 5: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Part 6: Requiem from the Darkness

Part 7: Paranoia Agent

Part 8: Blood-C

Part 9: xxxHOLIC

Part 10: Ghost Hunt

Part 11: Higurashi When They Cry

Part 12: Dorohedoro

Part 13: Occult Academy

Part 14: Junji Ito Collection

Part 15: Shiki

Part 16: Ajin: Demi-Human

Part 17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Part 18: Hell Girl

Part 19: Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Part 20: Red Garden

Part 21: Psychic Detective Yakumo

Part 22: King’s Game: The Animation

Part 23: Vampire Knight

Part 24: Sirius the Jaeger

Part 25: Neuro: Supernatural Detective

Part 26: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Part 27: Promised Neverland

Part 28: Trinity Blood

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