Below are 16 films scheduled to come out this year, which is enough nail-bitting features sure to scare even the biggest horror junkies. The desert setting is used to strong atmospheric effect, with its rundown motels and empty gas stations. Where to watch it: Shudder 47. But without further ado, here are our picks for the best horror movies of 2016. It's barely even a horror movie, but hey -- it's my list! No one goes into the horror sequel universe with the expectation of critical praise or world domination.
Sure, the premise -- a resourceful young woman finds herself trapped on a rock by a lurking shark -- is simple, and the action gets a little more absurd the longer the movie progresses, but the movie deals in hyper-suspense and yes shark-related carnage to keep the horror fans happy. But it's always cool when a scrappy little indie finds a way to make this exceedingly familiar setting feel fresh. It's about a trio of clueless criminals who believe that a local blind man is the perfect prey for a late-night robbery -- and very quickly come to realize that they're not the predators after all. To find out, they gathered two groups of study participants, all of whom were native German speakers, and gave them a series of Dutch-to-German word pairs to learn at 10 pm. Directed and written by Mike Flanagan, known for Oculus 2013 and Absentia 2011 , this film has the potential to be great, especially given the relatively good reviews his films have received in the past. Based on the widespread success of the first film, The Conjuring 2013 , starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, it was only a matter of time before the sequel hit theaters.
Scream should tune in for this one as well. These companies may use information not including your name, address, email address or telephone number about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. But if you're looking for something of relative quality, your options are limited, and Jaume Collet-Sera's The Shallows is the unexpected best of the lot. Election Year ups the relevance by hiring Grillo, whose cinematic machismo was last seen out for revenge in Purge: Anarchy, as the security detail for a presidential candidate Mitchell riding the anti-Purge ticket. Motivated Katy out to the library Researchers from two Swiss universities wanted to know if they could enhance the learning of words from a foreign language by exposing people to the words during non-rapid eye movement sleep the deep, dreamless sleep period that most of us experience during the first few hours of the night. Hush A sensation from the minute it hit Netflix, Hush is undeniable proof that a movie need not be startlingly unique or densely plotted to be a damn good time.
But far more concerning is their revolting, monosyllabic landlord, who has been spying and perving on them using tiny cameras hidden around the property. The 2016 installment is directed by David Bruckner. The all-practical creature designs are a mixed bag: close ups of snarling faces and three-jointed legs are very effective but the torsos look kinda rubbery and the performers move a bit like a Comic-Con cosplay. Lights Out A mysterious entity that disappears when the lights go on terrorizes a young woman and her kid brother in this creepy movie based on a. This simple task was augmented by continuous little tests that they would spring on one another, and the fact that they split up their day slightly differently and studied different topics meant that each twin became a source of knowledge for the other. The sights come as big as a snarling, 40-foot skeleton and as small as an origami samurai, manifested through the title character's magical shamisen.
There's nothing here you haven't seen before, but this one still makes for a serviceable scare flick if you're having a sleepover party or something like that. Smart, strange, and unpredictable, I Am Not a Serial Killer is a mash-up of psychological horror and dark humor bolstered by a great cast --yes, that's Christopher Lloyd! The rich want her dead. This had an almost ceremonial touch to it as the friends delved into dictionaries and proceeded to label everything with its corresponding English name. The movie isn't for all tastes, but a perfect companion to Keating's own Darling, about a young woman slowly going insane. And the twisted house based on Sarah Winchester's real San Jose mansion is pretty darn impressive. Blair Witch While this late-arriving sequel didn't blow the box office doors down, fans of the original may find themselves un pleasantly surprised by the scares cooked up by frequent collaborators Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, who genre fans know from You're Next and The Guest.
In the event that we become aware of any data security breach, alteration, unauthorized access or disclosure of any personal data, we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your data and will notify you as required by all applicable laws. While much of the film is darkly entertaining, it does fair warning contain some simulated dog violence that may upset some viewers, so beware. Instead the movie is overtaken by the subplot of the husband physically reminiscent of Mark Zuckerberg cheating on his pregnant wife. Even with Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls under Laika's belt, Kubo, a mythic parable of sword fights, moon demons, and talking monkeys, is the company's most imaginative ride yet, East meeting West in an adventure tinged with introspection. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing events lead her to believe the doll might be alive. Even the 3-D is a blast, with swirling ghosts and proton pack beams popping offscreen.
Thank God for the meditative soundtrack. The Autopsy of Jane Doe Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch play father and son coroners who -- with required suspense -- come to realize that the unidentified corpse on their table has a long and freaky backstory. Director William Brent Bell is no stranger to the world of horror, his directing credits including Stay Alive 2006 and The Devil Inside 2012 , two fairly successful films in the industry. In Mom and Dad, a mysterious ailment makes caregivers want to kill their own children. But those willing to dive into something outside our conventional American occult thrillers will be rewarded with an intelligent horror film about shamans, curses, possessions, and evil spirits. Tapping into history and the terror of true life bombardment, Under the Shadows is one of the smartest, saddest, and most eerily effective horror films of the year. A bunch of crooks find themselves trapped in a warehouse with a killer pitbull.
Plus, as far as giant animal movies go, it's slightly better than Rampage. First-time filmmaker Nicolas Pesce tells the story of a disturbed young girl who grows into a harrowingly twisted woman thanks to a shocking childhood trauma. Sanchez Why it's great: The writer of the fantastic 2007 chiller The Orphanage makes his directorial debut with this half-conventional, half-twisted tale of four young siblings who live in their horrific mansion by themselves long after their mother passes away. These were the questions that the multilingual friends Katy and Sara posed themselves when they determined to learn English in one week, to prove that it can be done and anyone can do it with the right methods. Where to see it right now: Stream on Hulu; rent on iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube 44. They could have nudged the Slumlord character into being one of the horror greats. The movie can stumble into the excessive and dangerously cliché, but that's the price of depicting America's worst-case scenario with true bite.