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, Jason Patric, James Murtaugh, Louisa Krause, John Sampson, Lou Carbonneau, Carlos Velazquez, Henry Kelemen, Massiel Hernandez, Brandon Kieffer, Ezra Knight, Louisa Ward, Louis Carbonneau
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, David Hackmey, 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, Tatsujiro Oto, Jozef Aoki, Eoin Macken, Nadja Mazalica, Nemanja Naumoski, Terry Diab, Tales Yamamoto, Akiko Iwase, Mieko Wertheim, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Meg Kubota, Gen Seto, Natalie Dormer, Shintaro Taketani, Takako Akashi, Ibuki Kaneda, Masashi Fujimoto, Carni Djenic, Yuriri Naka, Lidija Antonic, James Owen, Yoshio Hasegawa, Taylor Kinney, Saki Imai, Misaki Ishii, Rina Takasaki, Kikuo Ichikawa, Osamu Tanpopo, Noriko Sakura
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, Jett Klyne, Scott McGlynn, Diana Hardcastle, 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
Nominations: 6
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: Johnny Otto, Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello, Jamie Soricelli, Tahseen Ghauri, E. Roger Mitchell, Chloë Grace Moretz, Scott Ledbetter, Justin Smith, Robert Hatch, Chuck Clark, Billy James, Shelby Young, Maika Monroe, Àaron Brewster, Brian Gonzalez, Kendrick Cross, Roger Neal, William A. Rodriguez, Josh Turner, Marc John Jefferies, Terry Serpico, Walter Hendrix III, Adam C. Johnson, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Talitha Bateman, Jim Palmer, Nick Robinson, DuRa Brown, Courtney Munch
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, Gintare Beinoraviciute, Daniel Westwood, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Ashley Hudson, Bron James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, David Few-Cooper, Millie Brady, Rebecca Scott, Matt Tyzack, Ryan Oliva, Sigmund Oakeshott, Michael Cole, David McCarrison, Suki Waterhouse, Tina Holland, Janet Henfrey, Robert Morgan, Dominic Borrelli, Hermione Corfield, Kate Doherty, Judit Novotnik, Ellis Fuller, Morfydd Clark, Jordan Stansbury
Directors: Burr Steers
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Comedy, Romance
Year: 2016
Runtime: 108
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Nominations: 3
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: Lee Nicholas Harris, Phelim Kelly, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Javan Hirst, 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, Katharine Bennett-Fox, Tamar Karabetyan
Directors: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Genres: Horror, Comedy, Romance
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 12
Nominations: 2
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
Musicians: Daniel Teper
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, Ron G. Young, Michael O'Hare, Jeff Smith, Kate Dickie, Madlen Sopadzhiyan, Phillip Wynne, Axtun Henry Dube, Brooklyn Herd, Athan Conrad Dube, Madeline Brooks, Karen Kaeja, Brandy Leary, Sophie Bermudez, R. Hope Terry, Grace Duffy, Mark Millman, Heather Fisher, Heather Huntington Stewart, Paul Kenworthy, Norah Messier, Harvey Scrimshaw, Corrine Manning, Daniel Chaudhry, Lucas Dawson, Chris Messier
Directors: Robert Eggers
Genres: Horror, Mystery
AKA(s): The Witch
Year: 2015
Runtime: 92
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 43
Nominations: 58
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, Suzie Steen, Jeanette Cronin, Matthew Sunderland, Malcolm Kennard, Alison Benstead, George Shevtsov, Anna Lise Phillips, Olga Miller, Milan Pulvermacher, Barbara Gouskos, Emma O'Farrell, Alexander McGuire, Kirsti Swanson, Jesse Hyde, Jill McKay, Robin McLeavy, Charlotte Graham, Ella Hattenfels, Greg Poppleton, Brooke Alyse, Emily Bavel, Jenni Baird, Adrienne Brown, Chloe Bayliss, Lilly Orrell, Michael Whalley
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 (2017)

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, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy James, Tommy O'Brien, Adam C. Johnson, Rick Baker, Jay Pearson, Jill Jane Clements, Drew Grey, Michael E. Sanders, Andrea Powell, Aimee Teegarden, Chuck David Willis, Johnny Galecki, Surely Alvelo, Francis Dobrisky, Alex Roe, Laura Wiggins, Dave Blamy, Adam Fristoe, Zoe Pessin, Dawn Young-McDaniel, Arjen Tuiten, Ryan Lewis, Wing Liu, Rose Bianco, Jeremy Harrison, Chris Russell, Randall Taylor, Kati Akins
Directors: F. Javier Gutiérrez
Genres: Horror, Drama
AKA(s): The Ring 3, The Ring 3D
Year: 2017
Runtime: 102
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Awards: 2
Writers: David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, Kôji Suzuki
Producers: Chris Bender, Neal Edelstein, Ehren Kruger, Roy Lee, Mike Macari, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Marc Resteghini, Amy Sayres, J.C. Spink, Riyoko Tanaka
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: Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.
Cast: Javier Botet, Patrick Wilson, Robin Atkin Downes, David Thewlis, Jamie Soricelli, Joseph Bishara, Jesse Michael Fullington, Steve Coulter, Vera Farmiga, Shannon Kook, Teresa Mahoney, Sterling Jerins, Felix J. Micklewhite, Debora Weston, Christof Veillon, Madison Wolfe, Maddyson Skentelbery, Frances O'Connor, Claire Ashton, Zac Whitehead, Scott McGlynn, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Glenn Povéy, Bonnie Aarons, Carol Been, Holly Hayes, Bob Adrian, Patrick Carney Junior, Sarah Cortez, Franka Potente
Directors: James Wan
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Year: 2016
Runtime: 134
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 3
Nominations: 13
Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson
Producers: Richard Brener, Rob Cowan, Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, Steven Mnuchin, 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?
Cast: Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Johnny Otto, Raiden Integra, Jonathan Ray Buckhouse, Jonathan Buckhouse, Bill Pullman, William Fichtner, Vivica A. Fox, Tahseen Ghauri, Jonathan Ray, Jeff Goldblum, Dante Briggins, Deobia Oparei, Joshua Mikel, Michael E. Stogner, Robert Loggia, John Storey, Michael Love Toliver, Liam Hemsworth, Akshay Patel, Travis Tope, Sela Ward, Julian Wondolowski, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Nathan Brimmer, Joey King, Brent Spiner
Directors: Roland Emmerich
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
AKA(s): ID Forever Part 1
Year: 2016
Runtime: 120
MPAA Rating: PG
Awards: 3
Nominations: 15
Writers: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt, Carter Blanchard
Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Volker Engel, Larry J. Franco, Jeffrey Harlacker, K.C. Hodenfield, Harald Kloser, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Marco Shepherd, Amy Greene
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.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Mark Falvo, Joseph Oliveira, Chris Hemsworth, Charles Dance, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Pat Kiernan, John Franchi, Al Roker, Toby Huss, Rickland Powell, Karan Soni, Lino Tanaka, Nancy Ellen Shore, Matt Walsh, Mark Burzenski, Nate Corddry, Michael Kenneth Williams, Eddie Resendes, Kevin James, Leah Procito, Stephen Kyle, Elaine Victoria Grey, Arthur Hiou, Annie Potts, Jim Boyd, Michael D. Joseph, Richard Pacheco
Directors: Paul Feig
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy
AKA(s): Ghostbusters 3, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Untitled Ghostbusters Reboot
Year: 2016
Runtime: 116
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Awards: 5
Nominations: 24
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
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, Jorge Leon Martinez, Bern Collaco, Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, Alex Gillison, Bern Collaço, Miroslav Zaruba, Attila G. Kerekes, Serhat Metin, Nigel Murfitt, James Rumell, Mo Idriss, Tyrone Love, Colin McFarlane, James M.L. Muller, Evie Wray, Matthew David McCarthy, John Bradley, Raj Awasti, A.k. Steppa, Tony Paul West, Glenn Povéy, Natalie Dormer, Kishore Bhatt, Abi Adeyemi, Hamza Malik, William Willoughby, Greg Brummel, Ramzan Miah
Directors: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres: Horror, Drama, Action
AKA(s): Patient Z
Year: 2017
Writers: Mike Le
Producers: Jay Dargin, 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 mother's terminal illness.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin, Lee Bolton, Jennifer Lim, Felicity Jones, Frida Palsson, Oliver Steer, Dominic Boyle, Kai Arnthal, Ben Moor, Max Golds, Wanda Opalinska, Patrick Taggart, Garry Marriott, Lewis MacDougall, James Melville, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu, Max Gabbay, Joe Curtis, Morgan Symes
Directors: J.A. Bayona
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Year: 2016
Runtime: 108
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Awards: 35
Nominations: 45
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.

Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

Synopsis: A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.
Cast: Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Leah Roberts, Damian Maffei, Lea Enslin, Emma Bellomy, Preston Sadleir
Directors: Johannes Roberts, Marcel Langenegger
Genres: Horror
AKA(s): The Strangers: Part 2
Writers: Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai
Producers: Alastair Burlingham, Brett Dahl, Charlie Dombek, Babak Eftekhari, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Kenneth Halsband, James Harris, Robert Jones, Mark Kassen, Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Lane, Trevor Macy, Jon D. Wagner
Editors: Martin Brinkler

Worth Mentioning


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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