8. Highschool Of The Dead
Some people will be critical of the inclusion of Highschool
of the Dead, and that's up to them. The depiction of sex and violence within the show has caused quite the (fair) controversy over the years, but that’s not what we’re here
to discuss. Despite its controversial reputation, Highschool of the Dead
remains a great example of the J-horror genre.
Set within the confines of a not-so-typical high school, the series plays against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, as the students try to balance their day-to-day lives with not being torn to pieces by the unstoppable hordes that plague the streets. Talk about added pressures around exam time!
Unfortunately, the series creator Daisuke Sato passed away before the manga that this is based on could be completed, perhaps spelling the end for the show way before its time.
But for those who remember it in all its original ultra-violent glory, Highschool of the Dead remains a stunning example of the genre that is much more deserving of praise than it is of derision.