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Get a crash course in horror in the new trailer for Netflix’s Junji Ito anime

A screenshot from the Netflix anime Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre.
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre. | Image: Netflix

Horror master Junji Ito is bringing his particular blend of scares to Netflix very soon — and you can get a brief taste in a new trailer. The show, which has the somewhat unwieldy title of Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, adapts 20 different stories from the manga artist, from iconic pieces like Tomie to cult material such as Layers of Terror. Netflix says that all of the included stories have “the shared theme of madness,” which, of course, is pretty standard for Ito.

The trailer is a brisk run through the included material, giving you a hint of what to expect (namely, lots of body horror and disturbing creatures) without giving too much away. If nothing else, the show appears to do a very good job of sticking to Ito’s…

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