Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 2016  

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Kill-crazy clowns, demented hermits, and legendary haunts all appear in the best horror movies of 2016. The scariest 2016 films generated nightmares with scenes rife with fictional monsters, real life killers, and blasts from the petrifying past. This is a list of the best horror movies of 2016 featuring everything from The Witch to The Shallows to Before I Wake.

What scary flicks will you find on this list of 2016 horror movies? If you're a fan of nail-biting tension, you might vote 10 Cloverfield Lane to the top. John Goodman is at his creepiest in this spiritual follow-up to the 2008 film Cloverfield. 10 Cloverfield Lane was praised by critics and fans alike as it brought in over $100 million worldwide. The 2016 reimagining of Cabin Fever was also one of the scariest of the year. The Neon Demon was a beautifully shot horror film featuring scares that lingered with viewers long after its conclusion. Other good horror movies featured on this scariest films of 2016 list include The Forest, Carnage Park, and The Conjuring 2.

Which 2016 film gave you nightmares? Give your favorite horror films a thumbs up and add any bone-chilling features that are missing.

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more

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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more

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Don't Breathe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror-thriller film directed by Fede Alvarez. The film focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man's house while breaking into it.

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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello. It is based on ...more

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
slothello added Martin Sheen

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The Purge: Election Year is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson The Purge: Election Year is a 2016 American dystopian action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco and starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell and Mykelti Williamson. A sequel to ...more

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov La strega in amore is a 1966 film directed by Damiano Damiani.

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Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson Ouija: Origin of Evil is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The film is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. ...more

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Blake Lively The Shallows is a 2016 American survival thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film follows a surfer (Blake Lively) as she gets stranded 200 yards from shore, and must use her wits ...more

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The Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell The Boy (previously known as The Inhabitant) is a 2016 American-Chinese psychological horror film directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Delay. The film stars Lauren Cohan and ...more

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31 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
31 Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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The Void is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers The Void is a 2016 Canadian horror film directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. A group of people who have been trapped in a hospital by a gathering of hooded cultists soon discovers ...more

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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt The Forest is a 2002 film directed by Leonel Vieira. The movie won the "Best Film" at the 2003 Golden Globes Portugal.

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Before I Wake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American dark fantasy horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest ...more

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Blair Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid Blair Witch is a 2016 American found footage psychological horror film directed by Adam Wingard. It is the third film in the Blair Witch series and a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project. ...more

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The Eyes of My Mother is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
The Eyes of my Mother Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill The Eyes of My Mother is a 2016 American black-and-white horror film written, edited and directed by Nicolas Pesce in his directorial debut. A woman who learns surgery from her mother decides to ...more

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Intruders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Intruders Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez, Jack Kesy

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis Cabin Fever is a 2016 American horror film directed by Travis Zariwny, and a remake of Eli Roth's 2002 film. A group of college students on a weekend getaway in a remote cabin are exposed to a ...more

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The Other Side of the Door is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
The Other Side of the Door Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky

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The Neon Demon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An aspiring model (Elle Fanning) in Los Angeles generates intense fascination and jealousy within the

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Under the Shadow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Under the Shadow Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi Under the Shadow is a 2016 internationally produced Persian language horror film directed by Babak Anvari. A mother (Narges Rashidi) and daughter (Avin Manshadi) are haunted by a mysterious evil ...more

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Carnage Park is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, Ashley Bell

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The Girl in the Photographs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, Christy Carlson Romano

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The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz

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Cell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson Cell is a 2016 American science fiction horror film based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King. When an evil electronic signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell ...more

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Pandemic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2016
Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle

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