Best Horror Movies of 2016 & Horror Movies Coming Soon [Trailers]

Finding the best horror movies of 2016 can sometimes feel cumbersome. Every year horror movies are flooded into theaters and direct-to-video releases. If a horror enthusiast is just looking for blood and cheap scares, then throwing a dart at any title could please them. But to find the best horror movies of 2016 as well as horror movies coming soon, it takes a little bit of digging. Some of these titles may be obvious to some, while other titles flew under the radar of many horror fans.

Green Room

Green Room scored a stunning score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and the site provides the synopsis for one of the best horror movies of 2016.

"GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren't meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club's depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise."
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[Image via A24]The Conjuring 2

This film making the list of best horror movies of 2016 will be no surprise to horror fans. Often, movie sequels are very hard to pull off especially in the horror genre, but The Conjuring 2 does so successfully. The sequel is a similar premise, which is very loosely based on a true story, the Warrens are back to investigate another haunted house. What sets this one apart from its precursor is timing; the sequel gives plenty of time for character relationships and development, but fit in even more creepy moments.

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[Image via Warner Bros. Pictures]Restoration

Normally haunted house horror movies are a dime a dozen, but Restoration puts a unique and clever spin on the genre. Zack Ward (A Christmas Story, Almost Famous) makes his full-length directorial debut in this movie he co-wrote with James Cullen Bressack. As reported by the Inquisitr, this reporter spoke with Zack Ward in July and the talented actor described his goal of one of the best independent horror movies of 2016.

"I love the horror genre because it encompasses all the aspects of acting and story: drama, comedy, action and horror all in a life or death struggle that defines the heroic journey. Regardless of the genre, the goal was to share my vision and voice with the audience, hoping they'd enjoy the show."
Don't Breath

A group of robbers get more than they bargain for when they break into the home of a blind man. Don't Breath is the most recent release of horror movies in 2016, and it's currently in theaters.

The Shallows

It's hard to make a horror movie about a shark without it being compared to Jaws, but director Jaume Collet-Serra pulled it off. A surfer is trapped by a great white and she is only 200 yards away from safety—the test of wills begins.

10 Cloverfield Lane

This movie is not a sequel to Cloverfield, but producer J.J. Abrams says it's part of the Cloverfield universe. Where the predecessor was an action-thriller, 10 Cloverfield Lane plays more like a horror-thriller. A woman is in a car accident and ends up in a bunker with a man who claims the outside world is no longer safe. The question is: is he telling the truth, or is he crazy? The less the viewer knows about this movie before seeing it the better.

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[Image via Paramount Pictures]The Witch

Movies often don't live up to their trailer, but this is not the case with The Witch. IMDB provides the synopsis of one of the most unnerving horror movies of 2016.

"New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil."
Trailers For Upcoming Horror Movies of 2016

Demon (September 9)

Blair Witch (September 16)
31 (October 21)
Rings(October 26)
The Love Witch (November 11)
Elle (November 11)
Incarnate(December 2)
The Bye Bye Man (December 9)


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From Don't Breathe and The Witch, to 31 and The Bye Bye Man—2016 is providing audiences with some of the best horror movies.

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