Still wondering what highly anticipated horror movies are still coming in 2016, check out the full list below. These films either continue horror franchises or have incredible talent attached. We included films from Adam Wingard, Fede Alvarez, and Luke Scott to Rob Zombie. Feel free to chime in with any horror films you are looking forward to watching in 2016. We limited this list to films with theatrical release dates and included some art and necessary information for each movie. There is still more to come this upcoming 2016 for horror films!
This film stars Jane Levy returning under Fede Alvarez who worked together for the Evil Dead remake, Evil Dead (2013). Levy is willing to do anything, and Alvarez can deliver the frights, fear, and thrills.
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Official Synopsis: Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims.
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Michael Haase, Daniel Zovatto, Katia Bokor, Brak Little, Russell Norcross, Nickolai Stoilov, Dayna Clark,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Luke Scott, Ridley Scott‘s son, brings us this sci-fi horror film that oozes with talent and had a terrific movie trailer. Think of Alien (1979) and Splice (2009) merged with all the best elements from each.
Directed by Luke Scott
Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Cast: Brian Cox, Toby Jones, Paul Giamatti, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Mara, Jonathan Aris, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Sullivan, Rose…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery
Before I Wake features some amazing special effects when the little boy who is the focus of the film either has good dreams or terrible nightmares that come to life.
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Official Synopsis: In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares.
Cast: Lance E. Nichols, Thomas Jane, Brett Luciana Murray, Brett Murray, Jack Teague, Dash Mihok, Kyla Deaver, Justin Gordon, Ginger McNamara,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Blair Witch started off under another title of The Woods then was revealed to be a new Blair Witch movie under the directing skills of Adam Wingard. We all have an idea of what will happen but having Wingard make his spin on the story is great.
Directed by Adam Wingard
Official Synopsis: Near Burkittsville, in the Black Hills Forest, on the root of a lightning-struck tree, the couple of Lane and Talia find a DV tape sticking out of the ground. The content of the found tape is mostly footage of static, however, near the end, there is also an intriguing small part where someone is trying to escape from something that is after him, screaming and running in an abandoned house. After accidentally stumbling across the uploaded footage, James, believing that this is his final chance to put an end once and for all in the unresolved mystery of his sister's Heather disappearance, some twenty years ago in the same woods, he assembles a team of friends in search of answers. Sooner or later, the team will go astray in the heart of a green maze that is riddled with the chilling legend of Elly Kedward, the Blair Witch who relentlessly keeps messing with their sanity, gradually taking them down, one by one. Eventually, James will find himself in the epicentre of the evil activity, trapped inside the very house where his sister disappeared, unaware of the fact that, once more, the witch will demand her sacrifice.
Cast: Heather Donahue, Callie Hernandez, Valorie Curry, James Allen McCune, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Corbin Reid
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Phantasm: Ravager returns with many of the cast also returning to close the Phantasm story and lore. I know many of you have seen at least one Phantasm movie throughout the years and are just a little curious how it all will end.
Directed by David Hartman
Official Synopsis: Reggie is wandering through the desert seeking out his friend Mike and the evil The Tall Man. Along his journey, he is hunted down by the dangerous spheres and stumbles upon the gorgeous Dawn. Out of the blue, he finds himself in an institution with Mike explaining that he has dementia and then in another dimension. Where is Mike?
Cast: Daniel Roebuck, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, Gloria Lynne Henry, Kenneth V. Jones, Cesare…
Genres: Horror, Action, Fantasy
Rings will update the scares brought to us in the original film The Ring (2002). I liked the original and want to see they improve on the original for a new generation of horror fans.
Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, F. Javier Gutiérrez
Official Synopsis: Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt, when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious video said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before.
Cast: Bonnie Morgan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy James, Tommy O'Brien, Adam C. Johnson, Rick Baker, Jay Pearson, Jill Jane Clements, Drew Grey,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Although many of you may be looking forward to seeing Rob Zombie‘s 31. I am not going on the hype anymore and will wait to see what he delivers.
Directed by Rob Zombie
Official Synopsis: The day before Halloween, five carnival employees are kidnapped & held hostage in an isolated compound known as "Murderworld". On Halloween, they are thrown into a sad**tic game called "31" where they must survive 12 hours against a gang of maniacs dressed like clowns. It's time to play 31.
Cast: Daniel Roebuck, Sheri Moon Zombie, Richard Brake, Malcolm McDowell, Tracey Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Meg Foster, Lew Temple, Gabriel Pimentel,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller