Best Scary Movies 2016: 15 Chilling Movies That Made 2016 Scary Good

by | October 26, 2016 | Comments

Your favorite celebrities, racial unity, election decorum — nothing is safe in 2016. Good thing we can turn to the movies for some mindful escapism… Yeah, right! 2016 cinema has responded in force, filling popcorn baskets with highly watchable deplorables, zombies, and demons, not to mention the worst dinner party this side of Exterminating Angel. Get your modern horror fix this Halloween with Fresh and Certified Fresh scary movies from an unusually wonderful horrible year!

Baskin (2016) 80%


This surreal Turkish shocker follows five police officers who become trapped in an otherworldly realm when they heed a distress call from an abandoned building located in a small, isolated town.

Available on: Amazon, Netflix


The Conjuring 2 (2016) 80%


James Wan’s follow-up to 2013’s The Conjuring reunites Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who travel to London to help a single mother whose family is terrorized by a wicked spirit.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


Demon (2016) 92%


In this unnerving, sometimes darkly funny Polish import, a wedding in a remote country house is disrupted by a visit from an ancient dybbuk who seeks vengeance for crimes past.

Available on: Amazon


Don't Breathe (2016) 88%


Stephen Lang stars in this tense reversal of a home invasion thriller, in which a trio of thieves are systematically hunted down by the blind man whose home they assumed would make for an easy heist.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


Green Room (2016) 90%


Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart star in this brutal thriller about a struggling punk band who are held captive and preyed upon by ruthless neo-Nazis after they stumble upon a gruesome murder scene.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


The Invitation (2016) 89%


Karyn Kusama’s disturbing thriller centers on a man who accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and comes to suspect a dark hidden agenda at play.

Available on: Amazon, Netflix


Lights Out (2016) 76%


Based on the viral short film of the same name, this supernatural frightfest starring Teresa Palmer and Maria Bello centers on a broken family haunted by a spectre from its past.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) 82%


This surprisingly effective prequel to the forgettable 2014 original follows a scam psychic and her two daughters as they deal with an unwelcome spirit who enters their lives via the titular game board.

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The Shallows (2016) 78%


Blake Lively stars in this thriller as a surfer who is terrorized by a great white shark off the coast of an isolated beach.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


Southbound (2016) 81%


This anthology horror film tells five connected stories about weary travelers who are stuck wandering down a desert highway that doubles as their purgatory.

Available on: Amazon, Amazon PrimeFandangoNOW


Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) 83%


Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassell star in this collection of dark, fantastical stories based on the fairy tales of Giambattista Basile.

Available on: Amazon


Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) 94%


This apocalyptic action-horror film from South Korea follows a group of passengers on a commuter train fighting to survive a zombie outbreak.

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Under The Shadow (2016) 99%


This acclaimed horror hybrid from debuting writer-director Babak Anvari is set in war-torn Tehran and centers on a mother and daughter who may or may not be suffering from the presence of a Djinn.

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The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) 99%


This South Korean horror drama centers on a small town reeling from a series of brutal murders after the arrival of a mysterious stranger.

Available on: Amazon, FandangoNOW


The Witch (2016) 90%


This eerie period horror film follows a Puritan family terrorized by an unseen presence in the forest that slowly begins to drive them apart.

Available on: Amazon, Amazon Prime, FandangoNOW

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