Best horror movies of 2016

Best horror movies of 2016

By iHORRORdb | | Posted in Horror Movies Top Lists | 12699 Views | 9873 Votes

2016 was a great year for the horror genre. There were a lot of amazing horror movies and here are some of them we enjoyed. We have also taken in consideration the best titles of the 2016 Optical Theatre Film Festival and the screeners sent to iHORRORdb.com and DarkVeins.com. This list includes mainstream releases as Train to Busan, Martyrs and The Shallows but also the indie and extreme horror movies as American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock and Atroz. Check out our list of the best horror movies of 2016! You can also check the list of the best horror movies of 2015.

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The Barn

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The Barn - Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what's left of their final Devil's Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside. Now it's up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within "The Barn".

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Atelophobia

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Atelophobia - Meredith is a girl who so desperately tries to fit in with the beautiful people. A group of beauty pageant girls that have been friends since they were kids. When her attempts fail, and the bullying laps over into adulthood from these girls, Meredith snaps and begins a terrifying life or death game with the girls who treated her so horribly. They must either kill themselves, or live their lives with some sort of 'imperfection'.

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The Laughing Mask

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The Laughing Mask - A grisly murder perpetrated by a deranged killer, Jake Johnson's wife and daughter were murdered by a Psychotic vigilante only known as The Laughing Mask. As the police look for clues and the body count begins to rise, Johnson will play a dangerous game in order to avenge his family' death.

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The Conjuring 2

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The Conjuring 2 - This case will tell of the infamous “Enfield Poltergeist,” which took place at a council house in Brimsdown village, borough of Enfield, England during the late 1970s.

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The Invitation

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The Invitation - While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intention for their guests.

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The Witch

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The Witch - New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

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Train to Busan

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Train to Busan - Marshal law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

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10 Cloverfield Lane

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10 Cloverfield Lane - Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.

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Model Hunger

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Model Hunger - Former pin-up model and actress Ginny (Lynn Lowry) had been cast aside by the heartless and exploitative modeling industry when she was a young woman due to her body type. Ginny didnt take rejection well and over the years developed into a revenge seeking, blood thirsty, broken woman. When her new neighbors Debbie (Tiffany Shepis) and Sal (Carmine Capobianco) move in, Debbie begins to notice strange things going on next door...

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe - Father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

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The Eyes of my Mother

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The Eyes of my Mother - A young girl raises herself alone in isolation after a tragedy besets her family.

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The Monster

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The Monster - A mother and her 10-year old daughter are trapped in a forest. There is something in this forest. Something unlike anything they have heard before. Something the lurks in the darkness and it’s coming after them.

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The Neighbor

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The Neighbor - In the town of Cutter, most people keep to themselves. But when John comes home to find his girlfriend missing, he sneaks into his neighbor's house, finding his girlfriend and several other kidnapped people tied up in the basement. When the neighbor come home, John is forced to get out of the house alive and lead the group to safety.

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Under the Shadow

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Under the Shadow - As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Abattoir

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Abattoir - A reporter unearths an urban legend about a home being constructed from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.

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Antibirth

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Antibirth - In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a crazy night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions. As she struggles to get a grip on reality, the stories of conspiracy spread.

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Don't Breathe

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Don't Breathe - A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

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Hush

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Hush - In this heart-pounding thriller/horror from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living along in the woods.

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Jack Goes Home

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Jack Goes Home - After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family, his friends, and his very identity.

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Lights Out

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Lights Out - A young boy and his estranged sister are confronted by an evil entity that only appears when the lights are out. A feature adaptation of the 2013 short film, "Lights Out" by David Sandberg.

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The Neon Demon

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The Neon Demon - When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

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Night of Something Strange

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Night of Something Strange - Five teenage friends set out for the beach on their Spring Break vacation. Good times are cut short when one of the group, Carrie, contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the real terror begins when the STD virus starts running rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.

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Ouija: Origin of Evil

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Ouija: Origin of Evil - In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Sequel to the 2014 horror film ''Ouija''.

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Peelers

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Peelers - A small town strip club owner must defend her bar, her strippers and her life when violent infected patrons show up on the final closing night and all hell breaks loose.

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Siren

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Siren - Feature film adapted from the V/H/S (2012) anthology segment 'Amateur Night.'

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Southbound

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Southbound - Five intertwining tales of terror unfold along an endless desert highway. On a desolate stretch of road, weary travellers — two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation — are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.

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The Boy

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The Boy - An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After violating a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

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The Dooms Chapel Horror

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The Dooms Chapel Horror - Kyle Cole returns home to the town of Kaler Mills. He hasn't been back in 10 years since the people of the town turned on him believing that he was responsible for his brothers death. His brother, Ryan Cole, was the beloved "fair haired boy" of Kaler Mills. Loved by all, hated by none. After his death in a tragic...

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The Mind's Eye

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The Mind's Eye - Zack Connors and Rachel Meadows were born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities. When word of their supernatural talents gets out, they find themselves the prisoners of Michael Slovak, a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. After a daring escape, they are free from his sinister institution, but the corrupt doctor will stop at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use.

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The Shallows

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The Shallows - An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.

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The Veil

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The Veil - The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult...

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The Wailing

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The Wailing - A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

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Viral

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Viral - Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

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Virus: Extreme Contamination

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Virus: Extreme Contamination - An italian scientist moves to Kosovo to study the impact of a meteorite that is the cause of some strange events. Once there, he discovers that the object has been moved in a near military base where all the people were turned into dangerous weird creatures.

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Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories

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Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories - A couple plans to purchase an old home, but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for. Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past…

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Within

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Within - A thriller centered around a widower who moves into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife.

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31 - Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

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Atroz

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Atroz - Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair are arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers.

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Good Tidings

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Good Tidings - A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted by three vicious psychopaths wearing Santa suits on Christmas Day.

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Lilith's Awakening

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Lilith's Awakening - Lilith’s Awakening is a psychological horror art film that tells the story of Lucy, a sexually repressed woman trapped in a loveless marriage and a dead-end job at her father’s service station in a small Iowa town. The highlight of her existence comes at night, when she dreams of a mysterious and beautiful woman who haunts the woods outside her modest home...

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Nina Forever

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Nina Forever - Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.

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She Kills

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She Kills - When Sadie's husband is murdered by a vicious gang called "The Touchers", she finds she possesses a strange hidden power to aid her in her quest for revenge. A homage to Grindhouse/exploitation pictures of the 1970's.

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The Devil's Dolls

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The Devil's Dolls - A brutal serial killer is finally gunned down in the middle of carrying out one last heinous act of bloody murder. In the maniac’s possession, a box of Guatemalan talismans, which mistakenly end up being sold as charm jewelry in Chloe’s Collectables thrift shop. Soon those who bought the Worry Dolls begin to act strangely out of character and cause another rash of senseless slaughter...

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The Forest

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The Forest - Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.

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The Other Side of the Door

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The Other Side of the Door - Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her daughter becomes the focus of terror. She must now protect against the evil that was once her beloved son.

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Cell

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Cell - When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

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Fender Bender

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Fender Bender - In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first Fender Bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger...

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Frankenstein Created Bikers

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Frankenstein Created Bikers - A resurrected outlaw biker finds himself addicted to the substance that brought him back from the grave. In order to get his daily fix, his gang is forced to do the bidding of two sadistic scientists attempting to capture a biological mutation and perform a human head transplant on kidnapped teenagers...

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Slasher.com

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Slasher.com - After meeting online, Jack and Kristy go on a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store.

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Martyrs

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Martyrs - A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.

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Parasites

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Parasites - A group of friends get lost in the seedy streets where they encounter a crazed gang of homeless derelicts that seizes them and kills them one by one. The surviving man flees...

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Cabin Fever

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Cabin Fever - A group of five friends are terrorized at their getaway cabin. A remake of the 2002 film, 'Cabin Fever'.

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Friend Request

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Friend Request - Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed...

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Killbillies

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Killbillies - After a night of carousing, the amateur photo model Zina heads for a fashion shoot in the nature, accompanied by the ambitious Mia, apathetic Dragica and snobby photographer Blitcz. On the idyllic location, a supposedly ordinary fashion shoot soon turns into a fierce fight for survival.

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Holidays

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Holidays - Holidays, a new horror anthology movie that features a collection of segments from directors such as Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Scott Stewart, Nick McCarthy, and more. Holidays is a collection of subversive holiday tales from some of the world’s top genre filmmakers. The film will put a twisted spin on well-known and beloved holidays, including Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Mother’s Day—to name a few.

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Patient Seven

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Patient Seven - The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, one by one the horrors they have committed begin to unfold.

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Harvest Lake

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Harvest Lake - Five friends fall under the seductive influence of a libidinous, otherworldly presence that threatens to change their lives forever in this strange and erotic new film from director Scott Schirmer (Found) and producer Brian K. Williams (Time to Kill).

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Circus of the Dead

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Circus of the Dead - A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

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Sinister 2

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Sinister 2 - A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

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American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock

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American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock - A man finds himself trapped and used for medical experiments in an abandoned mental facility. He doesn’t understand why or how he got there, but the surgical tortures allow him to experience a new level of pain, sadness and reality he has never felt before. As the levels of maniacal mutilation enfolds, he finds himself down the rabbit hole...

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The Key

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The Key - A gang of bikers seeking the title giving "KEY" torture and brutally slaughter a family of pagans. Forty years later Tim and his partner Josh, just having averted bankruptcy by closing a last minute deal with the Chinese, celebrate the joyous occasion with their spouses Selina and Carrie. Gorge, a notorious gangster boss, sends a couple of thugs to ambush Tim and relieve him of the downpayment...

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Beyond the Gates

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Beyond the Gates - Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

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#Horror

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#Horror - Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.

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Frankenstein

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Frankenstein - Set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

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Jeruzalem

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Jeruzalem - When a couple of American young adults fly to Israel to visit the city of Jerusalem, a biblical nightmare falls upon the city.

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Plank Face

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Plank Face - A man is taken captive by a feral family in the deep woods. They are determined to transform him, body and mind, into one of their own -- whether he likes it or not.

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Sheep Skin

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Sheep Skin - A group of punk rockers kidnap a business man because they believe he is a werewolf.

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Bite

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Bite - While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she's able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts...

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My Little Sister

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My Little Sister - When Igor was young, he lost his father because of his little sister. He will grow up trying to find his own way of giving a new face to his past.

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Before I Wake

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Before I Wake - In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep.

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Little Dead Rotting Hood

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Little Dead Rotting Hood - The residents of a small town discover that something more sinister than killer wolves is lurking in the backwoods: first the wolves start turning up dead...then people.

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The Chair

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The Chair - An innocent man on death row witnesses savage killings at the hands of the prison's sadistic Warden. To survive, he must match the brutality in the prison and confront his own horrifying past.

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