Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2016

I am such a horror movie buff. I always have been, ever since I was (far too) young. As Wondercon was on over the weekend, we were spoiled with all kinds of announcements and trailers. I was in my element.

In particular, there were a couple of horror movies that were talked about that just have me dying to see them, and it made me think about some of the other horror movies that are coming out in 2016 and I thought I’d put together a list of the horror movies I am most anticipating to come out this year! I know, it’s almost April already, so I’ll talk about the movies yet to be released that I am keen to see.

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This list isn’t for the faint-hearted, so I’m sorry if horror isn’t your thing, I am not trying to creep you out… or am I? 😉 If you’re like me though and you like your scary movies, keep reading!

Lights Out
This was one of the movies talked about at Wondercon and we finally saw a trailer for this movie. HOLY CRAP! You guys, this looks so incredibly scary. I feel like I am probably going to sleep with the lights on for at least 3 weeks after I see this film. I’m not going to even talk about this one, I’ll just leave the trailer right here and you can see for yourselves what I mean.

Friday The 13th Part Two
I think I was one of the only people who thought that the reboot of Friday The 13th was decent. It wasn’t going to win any awards, but I am a sucker for a slasher movie, and so I quite enjoyed it. Part 2 is being remade but seems to be getting pushed back. I’ve heard it’s out this year, fingers crossed that’s true!

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The Purge: Election Year
So many franchises seem to ruin a good thing by releasing bad sequels, but I really have enjoyed both Purge movies so far and I have (maybe misplaced) high hopes that the third one will live up to my expectations. This is one of those films that is based on a really cool idea – that one night of the year, all crime and murders are legal for 12 hours. It’s called The Purge. Truly horrifying to me, because there’s that thought of “wow, this could possibly happen”. Those masks are so scary to me! Election Year is one I’ll be checking out.

Rings
Also known as The Ring 3… I remember going to the cinemas when I was younger with my friends and seeing the first Ring, and my god. It was the first time I had seen a Japanese inspired movie like that before, and I couldn’t sleep that night. Now when I look back, that movie has dated a LOT. I hope that Rings doesn’t disappoint. It could certainly use the benefits of modern technology to make it look even more real and scary.

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Death House
This movie is being talked about as “The Expendables of Horror” which both excites me and makes me nervous. A secret government facility becomes ground zero for the most horrific prison break in the history of mankind. You’ll recognise a bunch of icons from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Re-Animator. Stars such as Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Ken Foree, Camille Keaton and Don Shanks, among others. EXCITING!

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Amityville: The Awakening
This one I will definitely go and see but I don’t have huge expectations for it, as it seems that Amityville movies seem to just come out all the time with questionable quality. The trailer to me says that it’s passable but won’t be the scariest movie I see in 2016. I am still looking forward to it either way.

31
This one technically has already been released but I can’t help myself but to include it because I really want to see it. Rob Zombie’s movies are always so quirky, weird and filled with torture. I am on the edge between loving his movies and being too grossed out. I am definitely going to check out 31 when I get a chance.

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The Conjuring 2
loved The Conjuring…. as in, loved it so much I saw it twice at the movies. I thought it was scary, it had a really strong story line (which isn’t always the case for horror movies), and psychologically messed with me. It was brilliant. Also premiering at Wondercon was the trailer for the highly anticipated Conjuring 2. This looks absolutely amazing to me.

I love being a horror fan in 2016.. for all the schlock films out there, there’s just as many brilliant ones being made all the time. 2016, should be a decent year as far as the horror genre goes!

What are you looking forward to?

Melissa / holybatgirl

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