Upcoming Horror: 15 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2016

Upcoming Horror: 15 Movies We Cant Wait to See in 2016

2016 is panning out to be an awesome year for upcoming horror. This year we have reboots, zombies, evil forests, extraterrestrials wanting to eliminate mankind, and evil creepy dolls.

Here is a taste of standout films coming in 2016!

The Abandoned (January 8, 2016)


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A woman trying to get her life back on track takes the graveyard shift as a security guard. She soon discovers that there is a horrifying presence in the deep bowels of this upscale, abandoned apartment complex. There are demons lurking in the shadows and her sanity hangs by a thread.

The Confines (2015)

Synopsis: Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track...
Cast: Mark Margolis, Louisa Krause, Jason Patric, James Murtaugh, Lou Carbonneau, Carlos Velazquez, Henry Kelemen, Massiel Hernandez, Brandon Kieffer, Ezra Knight, Louisa Ward, John Sampson
Directors: Eytan Rockaway
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
AKA(s): The Abandoned
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86
Nominations: 3
Writers: Ido Fluk, Eytan Rockaway
Producers: Claudio Bellante, Eric Brenner, Lee Broda, Ido Fluk, Luca Garbero, Luigi Ghilardi II, Ryan Charles Griffin, Jeff Hoffman, Israel, Mike Landry, Allan Loeb, Jeff Rice, Eytan Rockaway, Gregory P. Shockro, Carlos Velazquez
Musicians: Max Aruj
Editors: Giacomo Ambrosini

The Forest (January 8, 2016)


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Legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest sets the stage for The Forest where Sara (Natalie Dormer - Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) enters the suicide forest filled with a suspense-filled setting of this supernatural thriller. Sara is warned to "stay on the path" but strays and is now the target of the tormented souls of the dead in the forest. These malevolent spirits continuously try to pull her into the frightening darkness that they now reside.

The Forest (2016)

Synopsis: A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.
Cast: Stephanie Vogt, Jozef Aoki, Tatsujiro Oto, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Akiko Iwase, Mieko Wertheim, Meg Kubota, Natalie Dormer, Gen Seto, Takako Akashi, Shintaro Taketani, Masashi Fujimoto, Ibuki Kaneda, Yuriri Naka, Carni Djenic, James Owen, Lidija Antonic, Taylor Kinney, Yoshio Hasegawa, Eoin Macken, Saki Imai, Rina Takasaki, Misaki Ishii, Kikuo Ichikawa, Osamu Tanpopo, Noriko Sakura, Carni Djeric, Yûho Yamashita, Yasuo Tobishima, Nadja Mazalica
Directors: Jason Zada
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Year: 2016
Runtime: 93
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai
Producers: Lawrence Bender, Len Blavatnik, James Ward Byrkit, Aviv Giladi, David S. Goyer, David Linde, Tory Metzger, Andrew Pfeffer, Georgina Pope, Jennifer Semler, Andjelija Vlaisavljevic
Musicians: Bear McCreary
Editors: Jim Flynn

The Boy (January 22, 2016)


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Greta (Lauren Cohan - The Walking Dead) takes an easy babysitting job to watch a little boy. She soon realizes that she will be taking care of a doll. The homeowners leave a list of strict rules to follow while they leave. They warn Greta that she must follow the rules or something terrible may happen. The doll moves and strange occurrences happen when rules are broken. Greta soon realizes that she was not only hired but chosen.

The Boy (2016)

Synopsis: 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.
Cast: Matthew Walker, Rupert Evans, Ben Robson, Lauren Cohan, Stephanie Lemelin, Jim Norton, Scott McGlynn, Diana Hardcastle, Jett Klyne, James Russell, Lily Pater
Directors: William Brent Bell
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
AKA(s): In a Dark Place, The Inhabitant
Year: 2016
Runtime: 97
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Stacey Menear
Producers: Oren Aviv, Matt Berenson, Adam Fogelson, David Kern, Roy Lee, Gary Lucchesi, John Powers Middleton, Eric Reid, Tom Rosenberg, Jackie Shenoo, Robert Simonds, Donald Tang, Zhongjun Wang, Zhonglei Wang, Jim Wedaa, Richard S. Wright
Musicians: Bear McCreary
Editors: Brian Berdan

The 5th Wave (January 22, 2016)


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Four waves of increasingly intensifying deadly attacks by aliens have left the Earth decimated. Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz) is trying to save her younger brother before the last and final 5th wave is initiated. Cassie teams up with a young man who may be the Earth’s last hope to overcome the alien threat.

The 5th Wave (2016)

Synopsis: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Johnny Otto, Maria Bello, Jamie Soricelli, E. Roger Mitchell, Tahseen Ghauri, Chloë Grace Moretz, Scott Ledbetter, Robert Hatch, Chuck Clark, Maika Monroe, Brian Gonzalez, Kendrick Cross, Roger Neal, Josh Turner, Marc John Jefferies, Terry Serpico, Walter Hendrix III, Billy James, Jim Palmer, Justin Smith, Shelby Young, DuRa Brown, Àaron Brewster, Courtney Munch, Darla Pelton-Perez, Barbara Vincent, Ron Livingston, Faith Blankenship, Michael Beasley
Directors: J Blakeson
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Year: 2016
Runtime: 112
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Rick Yancey
Producers: Lynn Harris, Graham King, Tobey Maguire, Richard Middleton, Denis O'Sullivan, Matthew Plouffe, Ben Waisbren
Musicians: Henry Jackman
Editors: Paul Rubell

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (February 5, 2016)


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A zombie outbreak breaks out in 19 century England and it up to a group of martial arts skilled females with weaponry to kill these zombies. As the zombie outbreak continues, zombie killers join forces to conquer the undead.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Synopsis: Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.
Cast: Raiden Integra, Charles Dance, Daniel Westwood, Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Sam Riley, Bron James, Janet Henfrey, Dominic Borrelli, Kate Doherty, Judit Novotnik, Ellis Fuller, David Few-Cooper, Ashley Hudson, Rebecca Scott, Matt Tyzack, Ryan Oliva, Sigmund Oakeshott, Michael Cole, Rob Callender, Elliot Fiddy, Emma Greenwell, Helen Road, Marat Khairoullin, Aisling Loftus, Robert Morgan, Charlie Anson, Sally Phillips
Directors: Burr Steers
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Comedy, Romance
Year: 2016
Runtime: 108
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Burr Steers, Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
Producers: Sue Baden-Powell, David Borgenicht, Marc Butan, Kimberly Fox, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Phil Hunt, Aleen Keshishian, Sean McKittrick, Stephen Meinen, Nick Meyer, Brian Oliver, Natalie Portman, Compton Ross, Annette Savitch, Lauren Selig, Allison Shearmur, Tyler Thompson
Musicians: Fernando Velázquez
Editors: Padraic McKinley

Nina Forever (February 12, 2016)


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A dark romantic comedy horror story love story where love and grief take center stage.

Nina Forever (2015)

Synopsis: After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief...
Cast: Phelim Kelly, Lee Nicholas Harris, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Katharine Bennett-Fox, Tamar Karabetyan, Barry Castagnola, Mandeep Dhillon, Femi Houghton, Dennis Thickpenny, Cian Barry, Ben Tompsett, Ben Williams, Bruce Webb, Sam Williams, Abigail Hardingham, David Troughton, Elizabeth Elvin, Bill Holland, Sean Verey, Richard Sandling, Javan Hirst
Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Genres: Horror, Comedy, Romance
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 4
Writers: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Producers: Kevin Foster, Sarah Foster, Ben Gallop, Andy Gordon, Caroline Johnson, Geoff Johnson, Tremayne Johnson, Jo Moore, Anne Rigg, Quinny Sacks, Cassandra Sigsgaard, Adrian Thornycroft, Harvey Ward, Bruce Webb
Editors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine

The Witch (February 26, 2016)


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Set in New England circa 1630 follows a farmer who is forced to leave for a remote plot with his family. The plot is at the edge of a forest that is said to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately the animals turn violent; crops die, and one of the children appears to be possessed by an evil spirit. Everyone points the finger at the teenage daughter Thomasin, and they accuse her of witchcraft.

The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)

Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Cast: Julian Richings, Carrie Eklund, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Derek Herd, Michael O'Hare, Jeff Smith, Kate Dickie, Ron G. Young, Brandy Leary, R. Hope Terry, Sophie Bermudez, Grace Duffy, Heather Fisher, Paul Kenworthy, Corrine Manning, Harvey Scrimshaw, Chris Messier, Lucas Dawson, Nora Messier, Ellie Grainger, Mark Millmna, Bathsheba Garnett, Bill Rudder, Sarah Stephens, Andy Volpe, Wahab Chaudhry, Annawon Weeden, Viv Moore, Phillip Wynne
Directors: Robert Eggers
Genres: Horror, Mystery
AKA(s): The Witch
Year: 2015
Runtime: 92
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 6
Nominations: 2
Writers: Robert Eggers
Producers: Daniel Bekerman, Thomas Benski, Jonathan Bronfman, Joel Burch, Brian Campbell, Rosalie Chilelli, Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus, Mark Gingras, Julia Godzinskaya, Lauren Haber, Alexandra Johnes, Lars Knudsen, Ethan Lazar, Sophie Mas, Lon Molnar, Lucas Ochoa, Jodi Redmond, Michael Sackler, Alex Sagalchik, Lourenço Sant'Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy
Musicians: Mark Korven
Editors: Louise Ford

Backtrack (March 11, 2016)


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Adrien Brody plays Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers who suffers from nightmares and eerie visions. He uncovers a shocking horrifying secret shared by all of his patients. Throughout the course of the film, he eventually ends up at his remote hometown, False Creek, he fled years ago. Here he is consumed with the determination to solve a decades-old mystery that may shed some light on his strange and menacing delusions.

Backtrack (2015)

Synopsis: Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers a strange secret about his patients...
Cast: Bruce Spence, Sam Neill, Adrien Brody, George Shevtsov, Suzie Steen, Anna Lise Phillips, Jeanette Cronin, Matthew Sunderland, Malcolm Kennard, Alison Benstead, Charlotte Graham, Ella Hattenfels, Greg Poppleton, Jenni Baird, Chloe Bayliss, Michael Whalley, Olga Miller, Milan Pulvermacher, Barbara Gouskos, Emma O'Farrell, Alexander McGuire, Kirsti Swanson, Jesse Hyde, Jill McKay, Robin McLeavy
Directors: Michael Petroni
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Michael Petroni
Producers: Antonia Barnard, David Evans, Jamie Hilton, Phil Hunt, Michael Petroni, Compton Ross, Elliot Ross, Fenella Ross
Musicians: Dale Cornelius
Editors: Martin Connor, Luke Doolan

Rings (April 1, 2016)

Rings (2016)

Samara returns for the third film in the Rings franchise.

Rings (2016)

Synopsis: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.
Cast: Bonnie Morgan, Billy James, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jill Jane Clements, Drew Grey, Tommy O'Brien, Adam C. Johnson, Francis Dobrisky, Surely Alvelo, Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe, Laura Wiggins, Dave Blamy, Adam Fristoe, Michael E. Sanders, Aimee Teegarden, Chuck David Willis, Andrea Powell, Kayli Carter, Patrick R. Walker, P. David Miller, Brandon Larracuente, NM Garcia, Dawn Young, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Hannah Lori, Brice Anthony Heller, Lizzie Brocheré, Zach Roerig, Andrea Laing
Directors: F. Javier Gutiérrez
Genres: Horror, Drama
AKA(s): The Ring 3, The Ring 3D
Year: 2016
Writers: Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka, Kôji Suzuki
Producers: Doug Davison, Guillermo del Toro, Neal Edelstein, Roy Lee, Mike Macari, Laurie MacDonald, John Powers Middleton, Walter F. Parkes, Amy Sayres, J.C. Spink
Musicians: Matthew Margeson
Editors: Steve Mirkovich, Jeremiah O'Driscoll

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (June 10, 2016)

Conjuring 2 (2016)

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to London to help a single mother and her four children battle the forces of malicious spirits. Upcoming horror we want to see? Yes!

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Synopsis: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Robin Atkin Downes, Javier Botet, David Thewlis, Jamie Soricelli, Joseph Bishara, Steve Coulter, Shannon Kook, Teresa Mahoney, Sterling Jerins, Vera Farmiga, Christof Veillon, Felix J. Micklewhite, Madison Wolfe, Debora Weston, Scott McGlynn, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Bonnie Aarons, Holly Hayes, Bob Adrian, Claire Ashton, Frances O'Connor, Elliot Joseph, Joy Isa, Michael DeBartolo, Mike Sengelow, Nancy DeMars, Daniel Wolfe, Jason Liles, Isabelle Marlowe
Directors: James Wan
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Year: 2016
Runtime: 134
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson
Producers: Richard Brener, Rob Cowan, Walter Hamada, Jenny Hinkey, Dave Neustadter, Peter Safran, James Wan
Musicians: Joseph Bishara
Editors: Kirk M. Morri

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24, 2016)


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The Independence Day sequel flashes forward in time where humans have advanced their technologies based on the recovered alien technology. Earth’s nations have joined to form an extensive defense program to protect the planet.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Synopsis: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
AKA(s): ID Forever Part 1
Year: 2016
Runtime: 120
MPAA Rating: PG
Nominations: 2
Writers: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt
Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Volker Engel, Larry J. Franco, Harald Kloser, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Marco Shepherd
Musicians: Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
Editors: Adam Wolfe

Ghostbusters (July 15, 2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters Reboot where the Ghostbusters are all now female. Together they use their proton-packed weapons against ghosts who invade Manhattan.

Ghostbusters (2016)

Synopsis: 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.
AKA(s): Ghostbusters 3, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Untitled Ghostbusters Reboot
Year: 2016
Runtime: 116
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Nominations: 4
Writers: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Producers: Dan Aykroyd, Ali Bell, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Michele Imperato, Joe Medjuck, Amy Pascal, James Paul, Alex Plapinger, Tom Pollock, Eric Reich, Ivan Reitman, Ben Waisbren
Musicians: Theodore Shapiro
Editors: Melissa Bretherton, Brent White

Patient Zero (September 2, 2016)

Patient Zero (2016)

An "Infected" film where mankind has turned extremely violent. One man is gifted with the ability to speak the Infected’s language is the only hope of mankind. He leads the last survivors to hunt for Patient Zero and a cure for the Infected.

Patient Zero (2017)

Synopsis: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Cast: Daniel Westwood, Alex Gillison, Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, Jorge Leon Martinez, Serhat Metin, Bern Collaco, Matthew David McCarthy, Attila G. Kerekes, John Bradley, Nigel Murfitt, Raj Awasti, Anthony Milton, Vivien Kent, Dilyana Bouklieva, Glenn Povéy, Natalie Dormer, Kishore Bhatt, Mo Idriss, William Willoughby, Colin McFarlane, Evie Wray, Ramzan Miah, Janis Ahern, Miroslav Zaruba, Alexandra Doyle, Yumiko Hanasaka, Soner Metin, Jonathan Rhodes, Amy Whitworth
Directors: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres: Horror, Drama, Action
AKA(s): Patient Z
Writers: Mike Le
Producers: Glenn S. Gainor, Vincent Newman, Steve Norris, Julia Valentine
Musicians: Michael Wandmacher
Editors: Mark Stevens

A Monster Calls (October 14, 2016)


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A boy, Connor, struggling at school with bullies, pitiful looks, and his mother’s sickness at home. Connor must overcome his issues and "speak the truth."

A Monster Calls (2016)

Synopsis: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Lim, Felicity Jones, Frida Palsson, Ben Moor, Max Golds, Wanda Opalinska, Patrick Taggart, Garry Marriott, Lewis MacDougall, James Melville, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu, Max Gabbay, Joe Curtis, Morgan Symes, Oliver Steer, Dominic Boyle, Kai Arnthal, Lee Bolton
Directors: J.A. Bayona
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Year: 2016
Runtime: 108
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
Producers: Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustin, Ghislain Barrois, Sandra Hermida, Mitch Horwits, Jonathan King, Enrique López Lavigne, Patrick Ness, Bill Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Patrick Wachsberger, Sarah Wheale
Musicians: Fernando Velázquez
Editors: Jaume Martí, Bernat Vilaplana

The Strangers 2 (December 2, 2016)

Strangers 2 (2016)

This film is said to be about a family going on a family trip to a mobile park that is run by their uncle. Three masked villains show up and wreck havoc.

The Strangers 2

Synopsis: The plot follows a family of four who have been evicted from their home due to the economy, and are...
Directors: Marcel Langenegger
Genres: Horror
AKA(s): The Strangers: Part 2
Writers: Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai
Producers: Jason Beckman, Ron Burkle, Jason Colodne, Doug Davison, Joseph Drake, Marc D. Evans, Nathan Kahane, Ryan Kavanaugh, Roy Lee, D. Scott Lumpkin, Trevor Macy, Sonny Mallhi, John Powers Middleton, Tucker Tooley

Worth Mentioning

31

31 movie poster Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie‘s 31 (2016) is a film that we recently reviewed and thought it was going to be pretty bad but is not a bad film. The movie is about a group who is kidnapped and forced to endure a madhouse of killers who are waiting to kill them. It is simple, defeat all the killer clowns and extra killers and go free.

Source: hellhorror.com

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