2016 Horror

by JenniferLovely | created - 30 Aug 2016 | updated - 16 Dec 2016 | Public

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1. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 91,415 | Gross: $79.21M

2. Don't Breathe (2016)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Votes: 228,489 | Gross: $89.22M

3. Lights Out (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke

Votes: 117,038 | Gross: $67.27M

4. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 42,284 | Gross: $20.78M

5. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 231,010 | Gross: $102.47M

6. The Forest (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Director: Jason Zada | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Osamu Tanpopo

Votes: 40,489 | Gross: $26.58M

7. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, Horror

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by a man who claims that the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 295,988 | Gross: $72.08M

8. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 212,336 | Gross: $25.14M

9. Hush (I) (2016)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan

Votes: 108,102

10. The Girl in the Photographs (2015)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

32 Metascore

A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour.

Director: Nick Simon | Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway

Votes: 3,584

11. The Invitation (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

74 Metascore

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard

Votes: 97,514 | Gross: $0.23M

12. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 110,277 | Gross: $3.22M

13. Intruders (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

39 Metascore

Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only problem.

Director: Adam Schindler | Stars: Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy, Timothy McKinney

Votes: 11,977

14. The Veil (I) (2016)

R | 93 min | Horror

Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane, Lily Rabe, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 7,374

15. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 207,354 | Gross: $128.34M

16. Sinister 2 (2015)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

32 Metascore

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Votes: 49,632 | Gross: $27.74M

17. Southbound (2015)

R | 89 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Patrick Horvath, Justin Martinez, Radio Silence, Chad Villella | Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic, Fabianne Therese

Votes: 17,216 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Rings (2017)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

25 Metascore

A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 38,282 | Gross: $27.78M

19. The Other Side of the Door (2016)

R | 96 min | Horror

41 Metascore

After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Logan Creran

Votes: 17,283 | Gross: $2.99M

20. Don't Hang Up (2016)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for two teenagers when a stranger turns their own game against them, with deadly consequences.

Directors: Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot | Stars: Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton, Bella Dayne, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 13,099

21. The Darkness (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry

Votes: 15,025 | Gross: $10.73M

22. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 25,027 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Leatherface (2017)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse

Votes: 20,241

24. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 82,193 | Gross: $35.82M

25. The Boy (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage

Votes: 4,888

26. Morgan (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare

Votes: 40,392 | Gross: $3.91M

27. The Night Stalker (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.

Director: Megan Griffiths | Stars: Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Annalisa Cochrane, Eddie Martinez

Votes: 676

28. Patient Seven (2016)

116 min | Horror

A renowned psychiatrist has selected six mental patients to interview as part of the research for his new book. As he begins his unorthodox methods the question becomes, who really belongs in Spring Valley Mental Hospital?

Directors: Danny Draven, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Joel Morgan, Johannes Persson, Nicholas Peterson, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Rasmus Wassberg | Stars: Michael Ironside, Jack Plotnick, Drew Fonteiro, Rane Jameson

Votes: 2,739

29. Jack Goes Home (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

38 Metascore

After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long-buried secrets and ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Dekker | Stars: Rory Culkin, Nando Del Castillo, Sally Del Castillo, Lawton Denis

Votes: 2,139

30. Incarnate (2016)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz

Votes: 12,083 | Gross: $4.79M

31. Tell Me How I Die (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A9913 is a new drug improving memory - like being there again. Anna joins 17 others testing it for $2000. Some experience the near future including deaths.

Director: D.J. Viola | Stars: Nathan Kress, Virginia Gardner, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Ryan Higa

Votes: 4,505

32. Abattoir (2016)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister's family.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie

Votes: 3,816

33. Antibirth (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a wild night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Perez | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly, Mark Webber

Votes: 3,091

34. Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

68 Metascore

A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Oleksandr Reshetilov, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

Votes: 41,313

35. The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

37 Metascore

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco

Votes: 22,291 | Gross: $22.38M

36. Fender Bender (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

In a small New Mexico town, teenager Hilary gets into her first fender bender and innocently exchanges her personal information with the other driver, a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country road for his next victims.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Cassidy Freeman, Makenzie Vega, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Bill Sage

Votes: 2,288

37. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 55,843

38. The Id (2015)

TV-MA | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

A lonely woman caring for her domineering father is pushed to the brink when a figure from her past re-enters her life.

Director: Thommy Hutson | Stars: Amanda Wyss, Patrick Peduto, Jamye Joseph, Malcolm Matthews

Votes: 180

39. Emelie (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.

Director: Michael Thelin | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Elisha Ali, Tyler Aser

Votes: 13,574

40. The Devil's Dolls (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

In the aftermath of the hunt for a serial killer, an ancient curse consumes a city, causing a series of brutal murders and pitting a detective against the clock to save his daughter's life.

Director: Padraig Reynolds | Stars: Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson, Tina Lifford, Samantha Smith

Votes: 1,567

41. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas

Votes: 55,061 | Gross: $34.90M

42. 31 (2016)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 18,867 | Gross: $0.78M

43. The Disappointments Room (2016)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Duncan Joiner, Lucas Till

Votes: 9,256 | Gross: $2.41M

44. The Purgation (2015)

TV-MA | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Iris thinks she's going crazy. To stay sane, she must confront her past by revisiting the site of a childhood trauma - the old county asylum.

Director: Elaine Chu | Stars: Tiffany Kieu, Kat Johnston, Kate Dauphin, Tom Walsh

Votes: 165

45. Clown (2014)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller