With most of the year behind us, some of the best horror movies of 2016 can be found On Demand (pay-per-view), or to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Some of the horror movies available for streaming or On Demand aren’t always good. This list focuses on only the best titles that the year has turned out. Whether you are looking for movies that are suspenseful or you want to be truly terrified, 2016 has provided plenty of titles that will fit your mood.
Lights Out is one of the most overlooked horror movies of 2016, and it’s currently available On Demand. The premise isn’t that new. An evil being terrorizes a family in their creepy house. But don’t be fooled, this flick is scary. Critics raved about this movie that is certain to put viewers on the edge of their seat. It’s also the perfect film if you are short on time, as it is only 81 minutes long.
The Conjuring 2
Many critics and fans found this chilling sequel to be even more frightening than the first one. Filled with stunning special effects and eerie images, The Conjuring 2 is sure to satisfy genre fans.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Blurring the line between the genres of thriller and horror, 10 Cloverfield Lane is one of the most suspenseful movies of 2016. John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead give a stunning performance, and at times Goodman is absolutely creepy.
Currently streaming on Netflix, Hush is suspenseful, original, and utterly frightening. It received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site describes one of the best horror movies of 2016.
“In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living along in the woods. Author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives a life of utter isolation after losing her hearing as a teenager.
But one night, the fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window.”
If Jaws is the greatest movie ever made centered around a killer shark, then The Shallows is a close second. The “shark” theme has been overdone in the horror genre, and the movies usually aren’t good, but The Shallows is an original heart-pounding thriller, and it is available On Demand. A woman surfing on a remote beach becomes stranded 200 yards from shore. Between her and land is a shark that has already eaten, and it is looking to feast some more. The battle of wits begins!
Available on On Demand, Viral takes the “virus” genre of horror to a terrifying new level. Two sisters barricade themselves in their home from a nasty virus dubbed the Worm Flu, and it’s spreading rapidly. As the virus enters their home they are forced to make some horrifying decisions. Viral is available On Demand.
Patrick Stewart gives his scariest performance to date in Green Room! Co-starring the late Anton Yelchin, this is one of the best horror movies of 2016 and it’s available On Demand. A punk group plays a gig at a skinhead club when they witness a murder. They then take refuge in their dressing room, but danger is closing in.
The Witch is not only one of the most disturbing horror movies of 2016, many critics and fans consider it one of the most unsettling horror movies of all-time. The story starts off with a disturbing act of witchcraft, and then it relies on creepy imagery and the most horrifying thing of all, the audiences imagination. Set in the early 1600s, a family settles near a forest and they are terrorized by a witch. Don’t be fooled by the simple plot, this movie is petrifying. The Witch is available on Amazon Prime Movies.
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From Lights Out to The Witch, some of the best horror movies of 2016 are available On Demand and to stream.
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