There’s no debating that 2016 was a GREAT year to be a horror fan. Our beloved genre is everywhere and if 2017 is any indication, it’s just going to keep getting better. I took a look back over the past 12 months and picked out the biggest stories of the year (based on how many times they were viewed) and wow, there were some amazing horror stories this year.
10. After getting possibly the greatest Christmas present ever in the form of an Alien: Covenant trailer, it looks like most of our wishlist is going to come true.
5 Things We Want to See in ‘Alien: Covenant’
9. The King of the Monsters is always a popular topic on BD, and when these spoilers were released you all just couldn’t resist.
‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ Plot Details Unveil Major Spoilers!
8. Love it or hate it, when Lionsgate revealed that The Woods was actually Blair Witch, the internet went crazy and readers flooded in to view the trailer.
Breaking: ‘The Woods’ is Actually ‘BLAIR WITCH’! (Trailer)
7. We all got excited when there was finally some real Zombieland 2 news, and while there haven’t been many updates since then it’s still in development and hopefully we’ll hear something sooner than later.
‘Zombieland 2’ to Begin Filming This Summer?!
6. Remember when 10 Cloverfield Lane was a mystery? Everybody was trying to figure out how this film was going to fit into the Cloverfield universe, and now we can’t wait for the third film.
The Real ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Mystery
5. There aren’t many shoes harder to fill than Pinhead’s, and when we revealed who was going to take on the role in Hellraiser: Judgement it was a big deal. We later got our first look at Pinhead in this teaser image.
Here’s the New Pinhead In ‘Hellraiser: Judgment’!
4. Rob Zombie is always a controversial topic, and when ’31’ finally got an R rating after receiving the dreaded NC-17 from the MPAA not once but twice it was pretty big news. Now if we only knew where that unrated cut was…
Rob Zombie’s ’31’ Receives an R-Rating
3. Here’s a perfect case of something being too good to be true. The most recent update from Michael Keaton makes it seem like a Beetlejuice 2 might be a lost cause.
Tim Burton Confirms ‘Beetlejuice 2’ is a Go!
2. Stephen King’s IT is definitely the story of the year, and that’s proven by how many people clicked to get a first glimpse of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise.
‘It’: Here’s Your First Look at Pennywise!!!
1. After all the teasers and speculation, when the American Horror Story season 6 theme was finally revealed it was the biggest single piece of news by a longshot.
“American Horror Story: Season 6” Theme Revealed