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The 8 Most Hyped Horror Movies of 2016

Lights Out

Lights Out

Lights Out is the story of a young woman who is tormented by a monster who only shows up when it is completely dark. This movie is a feature adaption of a 2013 short film that earned director David F. Sandburg an award for Best Director from the Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge. The creature above explains why he took home the trophy.

Expected Release Date: July 22.

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Rings

Rings

The Ring has terrified audiences around the world over the course of its numerous remakes and sequels. Rings brings back Samara, the goosebump-inducing girl with a talent for crawling out of televisions, and unleashes her wrath on a new set of victims. No matter what, it has to be better than The Ring Two

Expected Release Date: April 1.

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The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door

When a mother tries to contact her dead son, she gets more than she bargained for. She accidentally opens the door between life and death, and the forces of the undead are unleashed. Everything about this film looks extremely unsettling, so be prepared to open doors with a bit more caution after watching.

Expected Release Date: March 11.

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Before I Wake

Before I Wake

Before I Wake is a horror fan's dream come true. After a young couple loses their son, they adopt a boy who has a strange connection to the dream world. His nightmares become a reality, terrorizing his new family. Director Mike Flanagan has scared audiences before with Absentia  and Oculus, so you can expect to have trouble sleeping after you see this movie.

Expected Release Date: April 8.

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Amityville: The Awakening

Amityville: The Awakening

Since the first film was released in 1979, there has been a following of fans devoted to uncovering the real-life horrors that occurred in Amityville. The new film aims to retell the classic story from a new angle, with allusions made to both the original Amityville Horror and its 2005 remake.

Expected Release Date: April 15.

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The Conjuring 2: Enfield Poltergeist

The Conjuring 2: Enfield Poltergeist

The Conjuring gained the respect of audiences and critics alike with its unique approach to a familiar theme. In the sequel, we are once again treated to an actually occurrence in the career of the Warrens. The plot is being kept quiet, but let’s hope it can make up for how bad Annabelle was.

Expected Release Date: June 10.

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31

31

Rob Zombie’s brand of horror could almost be considered a genre within itself. In 31, he plays on one of our biggest fears: clowns. Five people are kidnapped by a mysterious carnival and placed in the middle of a game in which the only way to win is to stay alive. Screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the movie is already turning heads.

Expected Release Date: January 23 (limited)

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The Witch

The Witch

One of the most discussed films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, The Witch  was deemed “one of the most genuinely unnerving horror films in recent memory” by one of its critics. The film is set in 1600s-era New England, capturing a family's struggle to fend off supernatural forces lurking in the nearby forest.

Expected Release Date: February 26.

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