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[Poll] We Want YOU To Choose the Best Horror Movie of 2016

Another good year for horror has come to an end.

It’s an annual tradition here on Bloody Disgusting for many of our writers to write up year-end ‘best of’ lists, and you will indeed have several of those to browse through in the coming days. But we’re not just interested in telling you what WE think. We’re also interested in hearing what YOU think.

From big studio films like The Conjuring 2 and Don’t Breathe to indie and foreign flicks like The Eyes of My Mother and Train to Busan, 2016 was all around a pretty damn solid year for the horror genre on the big screen (it was also a great year for horror on the small screen, but that’s another post for another day), and we’re very interested to know which movies you guys and gals loved this year. Of course, this stuff is all a matter of personal opinion, but we figured that by whipping up a poll, we could come up with a nice master list of the best horror films of 2016.

Below you’ll find a poll that features nearly all of the notable horror films released in 2016, and all you have to do is place your vote for your personal favorite. There’s also a write-in option for anyone who doesn’t see their favorite movie listed, which you’ll find at the very end. Simply click the “Other” button and write in the movie title, and it will be counted same as the others.

One week from now, we will share the results. So get to voting!



COMMENTS

192 Comments
  • Creepshow

    Hey!! Where in the hell is The Greasy Strangler? Big Ronnie gets shunned. Boooo

    • Oof. You may not like where The Greasy Strangler ends up on my Year-End lists. XD

      • Creepshow

        Oh man…are you pre-disappointing me? I guess old man cock in a car wash isn’t for everyone. lol

        • It just tried SO HARD to be irreverent and funny. I got bored.

          • J Jett

            Trace, what did you think of JANE DOE?

          • I liked it a lot. I don’t think the third act lives up to the brilliance of the first two acts (and one character’s death was telegraphed so early on that I actually rolled my eyes when they died), but it’s a solid film. Definitely a lot of fun!

          • Creepshow

            Well, I got some well needed chuckles out of it. Comedies can’t even do that for me nowadays.

        • Simon Allen

          Too many nasty Johnsons in that movie for Mr ….i was adjacent to vomiting ….or was that the point of it ?

          • Creepshow

            Haha! Did you really watch it or are you a “Bullshit Artist”?

          • Simon Allen

            LOL !!

    • J Jett

      Creepshow, check out THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE. i watched it last night and loved it. it has incredible creepy atmosphere and the mystery as “Jane” is autopsied keeps getting more bizarre and disturbing/creepy. it also manages to build immense tension as the story/movie unfolds.

    • Simon Allen

      10 Cloverfield Lane ….or as i like to call it …”3 people shouting in a cellar” .
      It get a big BOO from me .

  • sliceanddice

    wow. some of these are awful, awful movies. but, yes, some are cracking. how has anyone seen jane doe yet? didn’t think that was out?

    • It’s on iTunes right now.

      • sliceanddice

        oh christ. thank you!

      • sliceanddice

        i always knew i loved you, trace. are you in charge of this site yet or is it still that buffoon?

    • James

      It is currently on VOD

      • sliceanddice

        you WHAT mate?

    • J Jett

      sliceanddice, check out JANE DOE. i watched it last night and i liked it so much that i chose it as my fave of 2016. it’s really well done. i forgot that it’s from the same director who made TROLLHUNTERS.

      • sliceanddice

        brilliant, thank you

  • Ima Badlady

    I know which one I’m votin’ for!

    • J Jett

      care to share this info?

  • Maria F

    I’m soooo behind!

  • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

    Surprised by Green Room. I’ll need to check it out based on the popularity.

    • chiisaimiss

      It is amazing.

  • Hash-Slinging Slasher

    A. Don’t Breathe, Green Room, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush, The Shallows, Emelie, and probably others on here I haven’t seen, are not horror movies. They’re thrillers and 1 sci-fi.
    B. Who tf is voting for Blair Witch? You’re fired.
    C. How did Southbound and Siren make this list? Oh, wait…
    D. A lot of films missing from this list that are better than the bottom half of this one. i.e. Incarnate. Beyond the Gates was reprehensible.

    • chiisaimiss

      Horror is defined individually. Green Room is a Horror film for Extremeist Groups that have lived it.

      • Hash-Slinging Slasher

        Then by that definition Deepwater Horizon is a horror movie for the survivors. Better add it to the list?

  • Garth Smiley

    The best horror film of 2016 was The Bastard.

  • Jammerz

    Lights Out, Don’t Breathe and Ouija 2 were all pretty good horror films, although I would put The Conjuring 2 at the top of the list. Other horror films like The Forest, The Boy and Blair Witch weren’t terrible but weren’t great either. The Witch was by far one of the worst horror films I’ve ever watched and I personally do not see why it’s received so much acclaim. PS The poll won’t show up for me so I can’t see what options there are.

    • HopkinsWFG

      the Witch is an absolute masterpiece. A thinking man’s film that will be remembered as an all time classic by horror scholars, long after the weekly by the numbers popcorn fodder that made your best of list fall from memory

    • Larousse

      Well The Witch have an amazingly creepy atmosphere. That strong and stinky atmosphere is why the film is so good. And the actors are very good.
      And it’s smartly filmed, with beautiful colors, and beautiful framings.

      I haven’t seen everything on the list, but Lights Out was the worst movie i’ve seen this year (well, how can it be possible to make a good movie of 1h30, about a short movie of 2 minutes…). The actors were so bad, so generic. And there’s too many dumb jump scares. In the cinema, i was able to guess when it was going to be “scary”. Jumping on your couch by surprise isn’t scary.
      And the worst, is that the short movie was fuckin great !

      And I don’t wanna watch Ouija 2, ’cause the first was shitty :/ (for the same reason as for Lights Out)

      • Matt Graupman

        The first “Ouija” WAS incredibly shitty, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed “Ouija: Origin Of Evil.” It’s a MUCH better movie.

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      “The Witch was by far one of the worst horror films I’ve ever watched and I personally do not see why it’s received so much acclaim.” say the person with a minion as profile, the problem is that you didnt understood the movie

  • Carlos Garcia

    Well shit, I can’t decide betwee 10CL, Hush, The Invitation, Southbound and Under The Shadow…

    • chiisaimiss

      I loved the Invitation but everyone I know trashed it as a Purge rip-off? Admittedly, I’ve never seen any of those movies.

  • Darren Kerr

    May be influenced by the fact I watched it just like last night, but The Eyes Of My Mother is a definite contender.

  • Arthur Miller

    In that list there are some good movies that can be labeled as “the best of the year”: The Witch, The Invitation, Train to Busan and Under the Shadow are my favourite, but if I have to choose on of them, The Invitation is the winner, it’s the Best thriller of 2016, and it is closely followed by The Witch, the best horror movie, and in 3rd position Train to Busan: finally, a serious zombie movie!!!!

  • James

    Wow a huge list, but I’ve only seen Conjuring 2, Hush, and Clown.

  • Arthur Miller

    I don’t understand why Green Room is considered a horror movie. What does it have to do with horror?

    • Richter Belmont

      It features the scariest monsters in the world: Trump supporters!

    • chiisaimiss

      You don’t know a good Horror movie, that’s why.

      • Arthur Miller

        Green Room is a thriller with lots of action moments, but not pure horror.
        I believe you have seen very few movies from that list, that’s why you consider Green Room a horror movie.
        I might say that Saving My Private Ryan and Schindler’s List are also scary because they show human suffer, murders and blood, but they are not horror movies at all, because they belong to other generes. So, don’t tell me I don’t know a horror movie.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Well played.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Good? Green Room was a generic snooze-fest that was shot-well. 31 was of the same vein and much better as a “survival-horror”.

  • HopkinsWFG

    Where’s the poll?

    • J Jett

      it’s included in the above article. it’s not showing up on your screen?

      • HopkinsWFG

        Nope… running firefox. No problems with any other sites

        • J Jett

          Hopkins, i’m on firefox too and even though the poll came up on my computer no problem, this is the only site that makes my computer freeze up (most times) or come to a crawl. there’s something (i think) with the 20,000 ads they have running on it that when using firefox (i am not sure about Explorer) it fucks up my computer. at least i’m not the only one having this problem (sorry you are having it as well).

          • Hash-Slinging Slasher

            This is possibly the most bloated site on the internet. I ususally have to restart my browser after visiting it, or in order to visit it once I get here and nothing works.

          • J Jett

            Hash, agreed! 🙂

    • Travis_Bickle

      You’re sitting on it

  • J Jett

    i picked THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE as the best of 2016. i watched it last night and thought it was VERY good. i also re-watched THE MONSTER for the 2nd time and i (once again) thought it was very good. THE CONJURING 2 is a worthy choice as well.

    • Creepshow

      You still haven’t watched The Fly yet, have you? *tapping foot*

      • J Jett

        LOL!!! i forget if you liked THE FLY 2 or not. remind me.

        • Creepshow

          I remember you saying that you never saw The Fly remake. As far asThe Fly 2…it’s not very high on my re-watch list at all.

          • Simon Allen

            I cry at the squashed dog ….i just can’t handle it :-(.

  • LastCubScout

    Gotta go with “Beyond the Gates.” It was like the good ol’ days – VHS tapes, blood and gore, Barbara Crampton…

  • Flávio Nascimento

    Green room was amazing.

  • DarkBree

    The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe and Lights Out were my favorite!!

  • Sasha Kozak

    1. The Witch
    2. Green Room
    3. The Eyes Of My Mother
    4. Don’t Breathe and The Conjuring 2
    5. The Neon Demon

    I liked The Invitation to but that is more of a thriller, same with Hush.

  • J Jett

    oh wait! i’d have to add an honorable mention to 47 METERS DOWN (or DEEP WATER(?) or whatever it’s name is now) about the 2 sisters dealing with sharks at the bottom of the ocean.

  • amir ezra

    The 2 top ‘ horror’ of this year is actually thriller, which is Green Room and The Invitation. So if I would pick the top 5 actual horror movies that I like this year, it would be The Witch, Don’t Breathe, Eyes Of My Mother, Hush and Train To Busan.

    Sorry I don’t pick the much acclaimed Jane Doe because I haven’t seen it yet. The biggest dissapoibtment of the year for me would be Phantasm Ravager because it feel so amateurish.

    • BLKHRT

      Agreed, agreed and agreed. Especially with Phantasm: Ravager. Unreal that’s what they came up with after all these years. Was sad more than anything.

  • Bobby Jones

    i vote for Blake Lively in a bikini

  • Amy

    Ugh The Witch was so boring. Yes okay, the filming was nice and the soundtrack worked well. But the bad far outweighs the good. The acting, story and ‘scares’ were all terrible. The best thing in the film was Black Phillip, the goat. But then I think it was down to the bad marketing.
    I wish they’d played with the psychological aspect a bit more. Amp up the paranoia and isolation. Get rid of the weird, unnecessary incest.
    I don’t know, I’m not a fan of subtle or psychological horror, and The Witch was just not my taste.

    • Michael James

      Agreed. It was pretty awful. I watched it twice to give it a second chance and it made no difference.

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      amazing film, the marketing was selling the movie in teh wrong way, but that doesnt make the movie worst, the movie is one of the best horror movies, people should stop mixing up “i dont understand/like X” with “X is bad”

      • Amy

        The Witch just didn’t do it for me. It’s about personal preference, not a lack of understanding.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Wrong – it’s a mix of personal preference and understanding. This generation of ‘all opinions created equal’ is self-serving moronic bullshit. Heaps of art gets criticised by idiots who judge on their terms – big mistake.

          Simple example: The Exorcist is one of the shittest movies ever – didn’t laugh once. I hate movies where I don’t laugh.

          • Amy

            Yeah I don’t care. I didn’t like The Witch, oh well.

          • PsychoMantis18

            I’m sure you don’t – wouldn’t want reality to interfere with your world of blissful ignorance.

          • Amy

            sure

    • xXFacelessXx

      Its premise of religion is horrifying enough, even if you remove the amazing sound design and its insidious progression.

    • gabriel

      ADHD much?

      • Amy

        ?????

        • HopkinsWFG

          I think he’s saying that every complaint you had about this movie wouldn’t be had by a person with a decent attention span.

          • Amy

            I think I have a pretty good attention span considering I sat through it.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Acting, story, and scares were all terrible my fucking arse. Fair enough if it didn’t scare you but to say the cast and story didn’t do a good job is a joke.

      And where was the incest? Big fan and I didn’t pick up on it.

      • Amy

        Okay so maybe calling the cast terrible was a bit harsh, but they still weren’t great. Oh well. And the story was boring. It was a good idea, but was executed wrong. But like I said, I’m not a fan of subtle or psychological horror so maybe that’s clouding my judgement.
        Also isn’t a brother staring at his sleeping sister’s chest the slightest bit incestual??

        • PsychoMantis18

          Nup – he’s a growing boy seeing a nice pair of boobs. Maybe it’s suggesting his fate is related to his “unholy” urges.

          • Amy

            Yeah okay

          • PsychoMantis18

            Wha-eva, girlfraaand

        • HopkinsWFG

          You should read a bit more into what his staring at his sisters cleavage represents. Much has been written about it ,but here is the gist of it:

          This boy is scared to death of going to hell. He’s hitting puberty, and they live in isolation and his sister is the *only* thing for him and his rampaging hormones to look at. He knows this is wrong, and that’s why he looks away ashamed, and mad at himself. It was shown because 1), it’s natural for anybody going through puberty to notice those around him in that way (yes, it’s taboo, but completely natural and very common), and 2) character development to show how deeply religious and terrifyed this kid is of hell. Remember, the puritans were Calvinists… that means they believed in pre-destination which says that your fate (heaven/hell) is known and planned before you are even born by God. No matter what you do or don’t do, what you believe or don’t believe, you may be going to hell because that’s god’s plan. The scene with the dad and him in the woods talking about the baby’s disappearance and the father telling the kid point blank that “Samuel (the baby) may very well be in hell if that’s where God wants him to be”.

          This kid has shackled by his own guilt about his “sinfulness” and those scenes are meant to flesh out their religion and his mindset.

          Every.Single.Detail. of this film was painstakingly put in place. It will without a doubt be remembered as an all time classic in the decades to come. It is unparalleled in it’s concept, acting, sets (all natural lighting even) and dialogue. Nothing is left to chance in it.

          How can one not be a fan of subtle and psychological horror that fosters tension and dread in the viewer? That’s the hardest to craft and the most deeply rewarding horror there is.

          • Amy

            I mean I didn’t read into the movie, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. I watched it and wasn’t a fan.

            Psychological horror is difficult. I’m a writer, and I don’t go near it because it’s hard to pull off. And as a horror movie fan, I don’t like it because it doesn’t do anything for me. I didn’t experience any tension or dread while watching The Witch. And if that makes me a ‘bad horror movie fan’, if such a term exists, then okay.

          • HopkinsWFG

            ” I didn’t experience any tension or dread while watching The Witch.”

            That is just bizarre to me. I mean, were you distracted while you watched it? To each their own of course…

  • Colin Perkins

    I voted for The Invitation. AMAZING film! Second best for sure was Shin Godzilla and then I would put Hush in 3rd.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    why so many movies?

  • Biscoito18

    2016 was so much better than 2015 for horror movies.
    My favorites of the year: Hush, Don’t Breathe, The Handmaiden, Arrival, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Wailing, The Invitation, Train to Busan, The Conjuring 2, Green Room, The Shallows, The Monster and The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
    But THE BEST for me is definitely The Witch.
    I left the cinema feeling that a new horror classic is born. Simple perfection.

    • HopkinsWFG

      “I left the cinema feeling that a new horror classic is born. Simple perfection”

      Ding ding ding! Same here

      • Biscoito18

        Good to read that! 🙂

  • ChasingTheGhost

    Was going to vote The Witch but glad I saw The Neon Demon in the list. Underrated gem.

    • Creepshow

      Yes it was.

  • chiisaimiss

    Green Room was so unexpected and brilliant. Sound quality was horrible, put on subtitles, made it better, deeper.. Don’t sleep on this movie.

    • gabriel

      RIP, Anton

  • 1EyeJack

    I can’t really classify The Neon Demon as a horror movie, but regardless it gets my vote. That movie is just so mesmerizing in sight and sound. I love it!

  • chiisaimiss

    I loved The Silenced. Excrutiating Beautiful visually! Check it out!

  • Munchie

    Everybody needs to watch The Witch with good headphones. UNBELIEVABLE sound design on that film.

    • Larousse

      Well, wrong year, but the most amazing sound design’s horror movie i heard was in Babadook !
      In The Witch it didn’t come to my mind, i’ll watch it again. I was more impressed by the atmosphere and the colors of the movie.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Or preferably on a surround sound system.

  • BLKHRT

    Hand’s down, The Invitation. Understandable that it has its detractors, but to me it was an unbelievable film. Subtly built-up to such a beautiful, polarizing finish. It’s the one film I instantly go to when I think of a film that truly stuck with me in 2016. Lots of “good” films this year, but The Invitation was the one that stood out as being great.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Will give a crack.

  • What, no Baskin?

    • dsxy

      Because most of it is a bunch of Turkish waiters sat around talking shit?

  • xXFacelessXx

    What, no Baskin?

    • gabriel

      nah, bloody disgusting doesn’t endorse those jihadist filmmakers

  • Brian McNatt

    Bumper crop this year.

    • Bobby Jones

      of the movies from this list that I’ve seen, none of them piqued my interest. Don’t Breathe started good until they get to the basement. That plot point killed it for me.

      • Brian McNatt

        Bumper crop just speaks to quantity, not quality.

  • Shawn Simpson

    The fact that The Wailing has less votes than 31 hurts my soul. The Wailing was easily the 2nd best horror film of the year for me right behind The Witch.

    • James

      And 31 was garbage

      • John Baker

        Anything by Rob Zombie is garbage.

        • PsychoMantis18

          You’re garbage.

    • ‘The Wailing’ was AWESOME! The real shame is that many people will refuse to watch it because it is a foreign film with subtitles. It’s their loss, because the ending to this movie was ABSOLUTE FUCKING POETRY…

      • Shawn Simpson

        Agreed! The ending has stuck with me ever since I finished The Wailing. It is truly one of the most haunting images in cinema…period.

  • Top for the year is The Witch for me, followed by The Invitation, Hush and Green Room.

    The Conjuring 2 and Light’s Out had promising beginnings but devolved into expected/derivative territory before they hit the end credits.

    • Barry El Beardo

      I loved The Witch, Invitation, Hush and Green Room.
      But I really likes The Conjuring 2 as well, for me it was on par with the first, no better no worse. And I enjoyed Lights Out but it could’ve done with being 10 minutes longer

      • Larousse

        Or maybe an hour and eighteen minutes shorter… Like the great short movie was in fact. [about Lights Out]

  • Barry El Beardo

    10 Cloverfield Lane is not a horror film

  • eagleye

    Top Tier: “Important”(will hold up over the years), Innovative (took a risk/did something unique), Entertaining (consistent suspense/no false notes that took me out of the movie)
    1. Don’t Breathe
    2. Green Room
    3. The Witch/The Neon Demon

    Second Tier: Well-made and interesting. Would recommend but not likely to re-watch myself
    1. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    2. The Invitation
    3. The Boy

    Third Tier: I saw it …and don’t regret it…but that’s about it.
    1. The Wailing
    2. Train to Busan
    3. Blair Witch

    Fourth Tier: Waste.of.time.
    1. The Monster
    2. Phantasm: RaVager
    3. 31

    The above are movies I actually wanted to see. I saw many others on the list like Conjuring 2 and 10 Cloverfield Lane but I had no expectations going in nor did they do anything that special (or terrible) to get them on any kind of list. I don’t think those are my type of movies nowadays anyway (studio, homogenized, etc.)

    • PsychoMantis18

      Now this is one shitty list.

      • eagleye

        …, said the lonely troll.

        • Simon Allen

          Tee Hee .

        • PsychoMantis18

          Going with the pathetic troll-scapegoat I see, well done.

          • eagleye

            It’s not a “scapegoat” if that’s exactly what you are doing. Fucking idiot that you are.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Umm nope – is a scapegoat as the fucking idiot that you are resorts to it cause you don’t like that I disagree, which is becoming quite common… and only more pathetic with every use…. well done.

  • RiotAct13

    Missed a bunch of these but will watch over the holiday season.
    Of the ones I’ve seen, The Witch and Green Room were phenomenal. Cloverfield Lane was pretty good in my opinion, but it wasn’t a horror movie by a stretch. It fills out thriller/suspense more than amply. Don’t Breathe does a better job of being horror if you ask me.

    Really want to see Gojira, Creepy and Train To Busan though.

  • Munchie

    The Neon Demon fucking sucked and Baskin should be a choice.

    • ‘Baskin’ was actually pretty cool, that maybe could have been my number 5 pick for the year’s best movies if I had remembered. The cult leader Dude at the end was creepy as shit, and he looks like that in real life. He should have a long career in horror movies…

      • Munchie

        yeah, it wasn’t a perfect film and didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but what it lacked in logic it more than made up for in just sheer fucking unsettling weirdness. and yeah, that cult leader…brrrrrr.

        • You’re right, there were scenes that didn’t make total sense, but that kind of added to the dreamlike atmosphere of the movie. It was like a weird hallucenogenic dream where you go to your house, but it isn’t YOUR house, but it still feels like your house in your dream.

          ‘Audition’ is like that too, there are many scenes that make NO SENSE whatsoever. Like the scene when she lets her pet out of the bag and feed him vomit, BUT the main character is also in this scene watching for some reason. It makes ZERO SENSE, but I think Takashi Miike did that on purpose because he is a great director.

          ‘Baskin’ reminded me of this dreamy atmosphere in ‘Audition’. ‘Baskin’ just made me feel all uncomfortable and weird inside, like the feeling you would get if you kissed your sister… X-o

  • PieHard13

    Clown. Hands down, best horror I’ve seen this year an for a long time. I watched it online then bought the DVD straight after.

  • Luca Vasto

    31 is the best IMHO, and the 2nd best movie is The Shallows.

    I have not seen all the films listed, but among those I have seen, the worst are The Neon Demon and the boy

    • PsychoMantis18

      31 was sweet and Neon Demon sucked – I like you.

  • thegunshow

    Glad to see The Witch getting so much love. I still need to see Train to Busan, Autopsy of Jane Doe, and The Wailing though.

    • Jerome Johnson

      The Witch sucked so over hyped pile of dung!

      • gabriel

        Look who’s talkin. You probably don’t even hail satan.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Are you one of the kiddies that voted for Conjuring 2?

        • Simon Allen

          Still bashing Witch haters i see ….give it up Mantis , it splits people ….deal with it .

          • PsychoMantis18

            Still posting useless drivel in response to people supporting the films they love I see.. try doing something worthwhile, Sim-oh.

          • Simon Allen

            Annoying you is pretty fulfilling at the moment 🙂 Merry Christmas .

          • PsychoMantis18

            Annoying me? Can’t you see I have plenty of time on my hands?

      • Travis_Bickle

        I agree, garbage with garbage sauce

    • Loretta Phy

      I don’t understand why the Witch is even on this list. It was such a drag.

      • gabriel

        cuz it’s a horror film.

      • S.

        It was an innovative way to present a psychological horror film and true to the customs of the Era it was set in. A “drag” would be truck loads of fake blood and a poorly researched story paired with jump scares.

      • PsychoMantis18

        Why was it a drag?

    • DucksonAPlain

      You can tell who’s still a teenager, by how they feel about The Witch. Can’t understand what tension is. And there isn’t even a single scene in that movie where something doesn’t happen.

      • Simon Allen

        I’m old and i hate The Witch with a vengeance LOL .

        • PsychoMantis18

          Think they’re talking mental age though, so in that case you sit with the kiddies.

  • Baron Von Marlon

    – I Am Not A Serial Killer
    – The Greasy Strangler
    – Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies (has some great and original kills)

    should be on the list.

  • PsychoMantis18

    The Conjuring 2 in the top 50% – sad, sad, sad.

    • Creepshow

      The Masses are Asses – L7

      • Simon Allen

        I AM THE MASSES !!!!!

        • Creepshow

          I am the Lizard King. I can do anything.

        • PsychoMantis18

          You certainly are.

      • PsychoMantis18

        It’s something of a…… shit-list….

        Meh meh meh meh meh meeeeeeh

  • dsxy

    Good year for horror? Fuck me, that list is awful, a few decent films but nothing that I’d class as amazing. Train to Busan was good, autopsy of Jane doe and don’t breathe had it’s moments. The witch was terrible, so overrated. The style was great but such a snoozefest. Babadook 2.0

    Green room could have been excellent but as per usual, terrible character choices detailed it.

    • Richter Belmont

      That was the point of Green Room, though. It follows in the same vein as the director’s previous film Blue Ruin. He’s kind of obsessed with idiotic decisions that people make, both in film and in real life.

    • ModernGrace

      They must be quantity over quality.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I though we were lucky to get such a solid slate of horror this year. My favorites in order.

    The Witch
    Don’t Breath
    Hush
    10 Cloverfield Lane
    The Shallows
    The Conjuring 2

    I’m still interested in checking out The Neon Demon, and likely Phantasm Ravenger after I check out the other sequels (I’ve only seen the original and 2)

  • Travis_Bickle

    The Witch and 31 are horrible. Conjuring 2 was ok. Don’t Breath was really badass. Green Room isn’t a horror movie at all. It’s violent but defiantly not a horror flick. The worst disappointment was Blair Witch. So much potential wasted.

  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    A “good” year for quantity… but damn, most of it was extremely overrated and/or disappointing.

    But I choose you, Cloverfield.

  • Matt Miller

    1. The witch.
    2. The invitation.
    3. They look like people.
    4. I am the pretty thing that lives in the house.
    5. Shelley
    There was some good movies but I was always going to chose The witch, fantastic and unique movie. The invitation is also amazing and seriously more people need to watch the gem that is They look like people, a terrific slow burner with impressive psychological depth.

  • ModernGrace

    I think The Witch is leading because some people are indecisive. That film was not good.

  • Simon Allen

    Ouija Origin of evil was just terrible and Blair Witch stank to high heaven ….anyone can go in the bushes with a torch and make loud noises LOL .
    If someone had told me i was going to pick a major studio movie i would have laughed them out the the door ….but it’s The Conjuring 2 for me as it was classy , well acted , directed and scripted but above all ….actually scary !!
    Oh and i hate The Witch so much . Pretentious crap masquerading as a horror movie .

    • I also hated The Witch! For me was the worst film of the year until I saw Blair Witch, last night and I gave the score 1 of 10! The film is so freaking horrible, and the scenes that are supposed to be terrifying aren’t even scary. The amateur short films that I made in high school are scarier than that piece of garbage.
      Btw, I was undecided between The Conjuring 2, The Boy and Don’t Breathe as my favorite horror film of the year and I totally agree with you about The Conjuring 2.

    • HopkinsWFG

      what is horrible about the witch? Every single piece of that film was masterful.

  • Matteo X

    No It Follows, shame on you

    • Creepshow

      Shame on you for being a year behind the rest of the world.

  • Aaron Johnson

    I chose “The Witch” because t majorly got under my skin and stuck with me. I just watched “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” last night and that is a CLOSE second. What a freaky film. I haven’t screamed like that in a long time. The ending was a little lackluster but WOW.

    • I just watched ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ last night and I really enjoyed it. I liked how the story unfolded right before your eyes as you pieced together where Jane Doe came from. Bryan Cox did a great acting job as usual, he is always a solid performer. I really enjoyed the ending, it shows that this whole thing is going to start all over again on the unfortunate soul that gets her ‘corpse’. 😉

    • HopkinsWFG

      Autopsy was decent. Nothing special at all though. The acting was quite good, but I couldn’t wait for it to be over after the 2nd act.

  • MadMac

    2016 sucked balls everywhere else but it was great for horror. If that’s the price, the next 4 years should yield excellent crops!

  • shawn lawson

    List sucks. I voted for trash fire even though its barely horror. Eyes of my mother was decent. Fuck 2016

  • 1. The Witch – I love this movie, and the fact that so many people hate it makes me love it that much more. To coin a Seinfeld-ism, the people who don’t like this movie wouldn’t know what subtle beauty was even if it club them over the head. The scene when the boy Harvey Scrimshaw dies was SPELLBINDING, I couldn’t have looked away for a million dollars. If you didn’t like this movie, chances are it’s because YOU suck. 🙂
    2. The Wailing – The ending of this movie was absolute fucking poetry. It had it’s flaws (too long, some scenes didn’t make sense), but the acting was WORLD CLASS and the story was amazing. The tension and drama was absolutely gut wrenching, there were times when I seriously found it hard to breathe! At times the acting was so real, it felt like you were watching a documentary instead of a movie. If you haven’t seen this movie, you are doing yourself a serious injustice…
    3. The Conjuring 2 – Being that I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘The Conjuring’, I was pleasantly suprised at how good ‘The Conjuring 2’ was. It was genuinely scary at times, but also funny and heartfelt at times as well. Just thinking about Patrick Wilson saying “Thank you very much.” in his Elvis voice makes me chuckle. I really enjoyed that this movie had a little depth to it and wasn’t just a mindless murder festival.
    4. Green Room – Anton Yelchin really went out on a high note with this movie, arguably his best acting performance ever. This movie was gritty and realistic and really delivered the tension. Patrick Stewart was also great playing the low key leader of the white supremacists. Good story, good acting, good tension, which all equal a great movie worth many watches.
    5. The Eyes of My Mother – This is the first movie in a long time that made me stop and take a break because I started sweating. What I found so disturbing about this movie was the main character’s demeanor when she kills people. When she kills, she GENUINELY seems like she is doing it OUT OF LOVE. Artistic, yet sincerely fucked up movie.

    • HopkinsWFG

      Agree about The Witch and Eyes of My Mother, but Conjuring 2 was hot garbage… the scares don’t work when the “demons” look like they played the 2nd stage at Ozzfest 15 years ago. Cheeeeesy. Not to mention they go for the same scares what, 27 times throughout the film? When the entire first hour does it over and over, it has zero effect in the second half of the film.

  • On the opposite end of the spectrum, this year also had some of the worst movies I have seen in years.
    1. 31 – This movie was so fucking terrible that I couldn’t even finish it. When I saw it make this list, I literally laughed out loud. There is ‘bad’, and then there is certifiable ‘this movie will make me dumber if I keep watching’ bad. This movie falls into the latter category. The writing is some of the worst I have ever seen put to film. This movie has ZERO SUBSTANCE, it’s all shocking for the sake of being shocking. You might as well stick a fork in Rob Zombie, because HE IS DONE.
    2. Blair Witch – This movie was one of the most over hyped under delivering pieces of jackal shit I have ever seen. All the promises of this movie being a ‘game changer’ were soon laughed off as you realize that this was an inferior version of the original movie. Here you had 17 years to think of new legends, new scares, new stories. And after all that time, they decide to tell the SAME story with the same stick figures and same scares. And all the stupid unnecessary jump scares, that was the real horror here YIKES! And then they end it with the un-climax of finding out that the Blair Witch was really a stick figure all this time. Damn, maybe they should have brought some weed eaters, hedge clippers, and hacksaws instead of drones…
    3. The Invitation – Not a terribly made movie, it was solid and the acting was good. But, I just have a hard time believing the premise. I put myself in the main character’s shoes, and I just can’t see myself putting myself in that situation in the first place. I don’t hang out with my exes, and if one invited me to some party I would be automatically suspicious. Then ask yourself “Are you going to go into a house where your son tragically died and relive and confront that at a PARTY? Am I going to go back to this place with bad memories where my ex wife is now living with her new man and confront these memories in front of 10 other people at a PARTY?” Answer, FUCK NO. Then, there are so many parts when you can’t understand why anyone would stay at this ‘party’. If I go to a party and one of the first things they do is show me a video of someone DYING, that’s when I put down the bong, politely say “This obviously isn’t my kind of party.”, and get the fuck out. And I thought the ending was silly with all the red lamps, just not believable at all.
    4. Clown – This movie wasn’t terrible, but it was underwhelming to say the least. They had me at ‘Clown’, then just kind of lost me along the way. It had a few cool scenes and a few cool ideas, but it just seemed to fall flat in my eyes. When you are talking about a movie about CLOWNS, you should have no lack of material. Clowns are scary in and of themselves. This movie wasn’t scary at all, just had some good gore with some good kills. Not bad, just coulda been so much better.

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    Blair Witch

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This Week in Horror - August 7, 2017

The hard copy of Friday the 13th: The Game is coming, Sarah Paulson joins M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark gets a re-release with the original art.

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