20 Horror Films That Will Scare The **** Out Of You In 2016 Preview

The Witch (February 19, 2016)

Garnering rave reviews for its visuals and unsettling, slow-building horror, it also won debut writer-director Robert Eggers a Best Director prize at Sundance last year.

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The Boy (January 22, 2016)

To deal with their son’s death, a couple treats a boy doll like a living child. When they hire a nanny to take care of him, she disregards their rules, only to find, to her horror, that a doll isn’t just a doll.

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The Other Side Of The Door (March 11, 2016)

When a tragic accident takes the life of her son, a bereaved mother finds an ancient ritual to bring him back. She is (of course) warned never to open the sacred door–a portal between two worlds. But she disregards the threat. What follows is pure, old-fashioned fright.

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10 Cloverfield Lane (March 11, 2016)

The sequel to Cloverfield, produced by J.J. Abrams and starring John Goodman, the story centers around a young woman who is “saved” from a major chemical attack that has destroyed the world. We smell some scary shenanigans.

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The Conjuring 2 (June 10, 2016)

In this sequel to The Conjuring, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as paranormal experts Lorraine and Ed Warren. This time, the spook-hunting duo travels to a single mother and four children, who live in a house filled with malignant spirits.

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Amityville: The Awakening (April 15, 2016)

Not knowing the history of the infamous dwelling, a single mother (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) moves her three children into the Amityville house. The result? Well, exactly what you would expect in a house of horrors.

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) with a star-studded cast (Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves), the film follows aspiring model Jesse as she moves to Los Angeles. Upon arriving, she meets a group of women obsessed with beauty—and her.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (February 5, 2016)

Jane Austen’s classic tale of love + zombies = one horrorball of a good time.

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Visions (January 19, 2016)

Starring Isla Fisher, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Parsons, the movie follows a pregnant woman who moves to a vineyard with her husband and, once settled, starts having terrible visions.

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Jeruzalem (2016)

Talk about a bad vacation. Two young Americans visit Jerusalem, only to have the worst trip ever when an apocalyptic nightmare ravages the city.

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31 (January 23, 2016)

Rob Zombie’s latest follows what happens when five carnies are kidnapped and forced to battle murderous, evil clowns.

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Rings (April 1, 2016)

A prequel-slash-reboot of the franchise, this flick sees Samara return to terrorize a group of high school students.

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The Purge 3 (July 1, 2016)

Another reboot, The Purge 3 (or Purge: Origins) supposedly focuses on the very first “purge” ever.

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Lights Out (July 22, 2016)

A full feature based on the terrifying short by David Sandberg, this movie has a simple plot: When the lights go out, a woman gets haunted by a frightening creature.

Photo: Vimeo/David F. Sandberg

The Belko Experiment (2016)

It’s sort of like Saw, but it takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And instead of two men, it’s 83 American expats forced to murder and torture each other in an office building.

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Leatherface (2016)

Yet another installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, this one is a prequel starring a young Leatherface. The story illustrates exactly how he became the famous murdering rampager we all know and love.

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A Cure For Wellness (September 23, 2016)

Not much is known yet about the plot of this supernatural horror film revolving around a sinister wellness center, but when it’s directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Jason “Lucius Malfoy” Isaacs as a creepy doctor, you can be sure the shivers will abound.

Photo: 20th Century Fox

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (Late 2016/2017)

The long-anticipated final installment to the Jeepers Creepers series will follow the devouring Creeper creature on the final period of his 23-day human buffet binge. We can’t wait for all the ick.

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The Blob (2016)

A remake of the original 1958 film, the story already has Samuel L. Jackson attached. Anything Nick Fury is in, we’ll go see. Period.

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A Man In The Dark (August 26, 2016)

Produced by horror guru Sam Raimi, the story centers around a group of teens who break into a blind man’s house, thinking, hey, easy pickings. They soon learn their assumption is horribly, horribly wrong.

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