Horror is one genre that appeals to a lot of generations. In fact, the growth of horror films in the market has been quite overwhelming over the years. Different directors have brought their film styles to center stage, and a majority of them have gained a lot of attention.
It seems like people will never get tired of seeing horror flicks even with the generic formula that features jump-scares and linear story lines, which proves that as long as it continues to entertain viewers, these movies will always have a place in the industry.
For 2016, expect the horror movie industry to blossom even more as many big titles are ready to hit cinemas near you. From stories based on true-to-life events to even the growing popular genre that is horror-comedy, ExploreTalent has put together a list of horror movies that audiences have been itching to see this 2016.
(Note: release are subject to change without notice.)
1. The Conjuring 2
Release date: June 10, 2016
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Famiga respectively) will grace the big screen again. The first Conjuring movie received so much attention that director James Wan decided to bring another case file from the Warrens to life. This time, they are going across the pond to deal with the demonic entity known as the Enfield Poltergeist.
2. Lights Out
Release date: June 1, 2016
Following the viral success of director David F. Sandberg‘s short film of the same name, he finally got the funds to release a full-length movie. This time, he paired off with Conjuring producer James Wan for his directorial debut.
The trailer looks terrifying enough to make you start sleeping with the lights on from hereon. The plot of the full version is currently under wraps, but according to reports, it is about some entity that hunts a young boy while his sister goes on to investigate where it originated.
3. Yoga Hosers
Release date: July 29, 2016
Harley Quinn Smith and actor Johnny Depp‘s daughter Lily Rose will be starring in their first leading roles for Yoga Hosers. It is actually the second film in director Kevin Smith‘s True North trilogy, which kicked off with the horror comedy Tusk in 2014. This will be the second time Smith and Depp will be reprising their roles as the Colleens from the first movie, and this time, they will be battling an ancient evil that threatens their invitation to a party.
4. Don’t Breathe
Release date: August 26, 2016
After Fede Alvarez directed the remake for Evil Dead, he was able to gain so much attention that audiences were begging for more. Well, Alvarez isn’t one to disappoint as he has worked on another, but it isn’t a sequel to the 2013 film. Instead, Alvarez will once again work with his Evil Dead lead actress Jane Levy for Don’t Breathe. It follows a group of no-good teens who rob a former war veteran who has gone blind. But the tables turn when they become victims instead.
Now if that doesn’t excite you, then maybe we should add that Levy will be joined by Stephen Lang, who plays the movie’s antagonist. According to critics who got access to early screenings of the show, the film has hardly any dialogue at all and mostly focuses on touching everyone’s fear of the dark.
5. Sadako vs. Kayako
Release date: June 18, 2016
Horror fans will recognize the titular characters as from the movie The Ring and The Grudge. In this supernatural film, the two will be going neck to neck in one scary battle. Imagine having two of the most horrifying characters actually fighting, whoever ends up winning, humanity is sure to lose.
6. The Strangers 2
Release date: December 2, 2016
The 2008 film The Strangers is one of the most unsettling movies to watch out there. It talks about a home invasion gone utterly brutal when the culprits play a sadistic games with the victims.
Now that a sequel has been announced with a release date to match, fans of the movie will be thrilled to know that the horrifying murderers of the first film are returning to wreak some more havoc.
So these are just some of the many movies that got horror fans excited for it’s release. More films will be announced soon, making 2016 a promising year for the genre.