24 New Horror Movies to Be Very, Very Afraid of in 2016

It seems like there's a new horror movie hitting theaters practically every week, and now, not even Netflix is safe from the genre's terrible wrath. As we cruise into the colder months, Fall horror movies have begun to arrive in droves. The thing is, though, we've been getting fresh doses of nightmares all year long. Looking for an exhaustive list of all of 2016's horror movies, from past, present, and future? We've got you covered.

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Under the Shadows

  • What it's about: Set in post-revolution Iran in the '80s, it features a mother fighting unspeakable (and frankly, indescribable) evil in her home.
  • Release date: Oct. 7
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  • What it's about: A gang of sadistic clowns kidnaps a group of five carnival workers on the eve of Halloween. The workers are held hostage in an abandoned compound of horror, and they must play a 12-hour game with only one rule: survive.
  • Release date: Oct. 21
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Ouija: Origin of Evil

  • What it's about: A follow-up to 2014's Ouija, this one follows a family in the 1960s who inadvertently draws the attention of evil spirits. Their target is the youngest daughter, who makes the mistake of messing around with a Ouija board.
  • Release date: Oct. 21
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The Monster

  • What it's about: A young woman (Zoe Kazan) and her daughter get stranded alone in the woods after hitting a dog. As misfortune would have it, though, they're not so alone after all: some sort of otherworldly creature is on the hunt.
  • Release date: Nov. 11
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The Eyes of My Mother

  • What it's about: A young Portuguese-American woman who has a strange, twisted past and lives in a remote farmhouse.
  • Release date: Dec. 2
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The Bye Bye Man

  • What it's about: After moving into an old house, three college students encounter a sinister entity . . . who's known for possessing innocent people and making them do awful things.
  • Release date: Dec. 9*

*The film's release date has been pushed back to January 2017.

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Amityville: The Awakening

  • What it's about: A single mother moves into a new house with her three children Belle (Bella Thorne), James, and Melissa. What she doesn't realize — but will soon learn — is that the house has a complicated and bloody history.
  • Release date: April 15*

*This film's release has been pushed back to January 2017.

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The Black Coat's Daughter

*This film's release date has been pushed back to 2017.

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The Forest

  • What it's about: Sara (Natalie Dormer) learns her twin sister Jess has mysteriously disappeared into Aokigahara, the notorious suicide forest in Japan. When she decides to venture into certain danger to get Jess back, Sara must try to survive as the forest's deadly spirits and the ghosts of her past collide.
  • Release date: Jan. 8
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  • What it's about: Two young women (Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble) try to track down the family who imprisoned and tortured them 10 years prior.
  • Release date: Jan. 22
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The Boy

  • What it's about: Greta (Lauren Cohan) has lucked into a new job as the nanny of a young boy named Brahms. Here's the catch, though: the real Brahms died 20 years ago. Greta must instead care for a life-size doll of the same name, and if she doesn't follow a very strict and specific set of rules, she faces deadly consequences.
  • Release date: Jan. 22
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  • What it's about: Anna suffers from crippling agoraphobia, which prevents her from going outside. So, when three intruders break into her home, she's out of luck. What the criminals don't know, though, is that she isn't as helpless as she seems.
  • Release date: Feb. 19
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The Witch

  • What it's about: Set in 17th century New England, The Witch depicts a family who faces an unfortunate string of horrors: the disappearance of their newborn son, failing crops, diseased lifestock, and more. They begin to turn on one another, but is something much more sinister lurking in the woods?
  • Release date: Feb. 19
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10 Cloverfield Lane

  • What it's about: OK, so the movie doesn't exactly read as horror: the three main characters spend their days in an underground bunker, playing games and killing time. That said, there are definite sinister undertones, and if we look to the original Cloverfield, things could get REAL scary.
  • Release date: March 11
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  • What it's about: A dead, mute woman has escaped to the woods to finish her most recently novel. She quickly learns she's not alone when a masked man makes his sinster presence known. What follows is a terrifying — and exceptionally quiet — game of cat and mouse. We can confirm it's scary as hell, and good.
  • Release date: April 8
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  • What it's about: This one's an anthology film that portrays classic holidays with a seriously dark twist.
  • Release date: April 22
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  • What it's about: A bride-to-be finds herself bitten by an unknown insect during her bachelorette party weekend. She soon learns it's not just any old bug bite.
  • Release date: May 6
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The Conjuring 2

  • What it's about: Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) are back with the chilling second chapter of The Conjuring. This time, they're taking on the Enfield Poltergeist, another true story about a family plagued by a supernatural presence in England.
  • Release date: June 10
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The Purge: Election Year

  • What it's about: 15 years after her family's grisly murder during The Purge, one woman runs for political office . . . on the platform that she'll rid the nation of this day for good. When the night arrives and all crime becomes legal once again, though, her safety could be seriously compromised.
  • Release date: July 1
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Lights Out

  • What it's about: A woman returns home to find that the spirit that once haunted her is now haunting her little brother. The catch? She only appears when the lights are off.
  • Release date: July 22
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Don't Breathe

  • What it's about: When a group of friends tries to rob an old, blind man, he turns out to be a ruthless, bloodthirsty psychopath.
  • Release date: Aug. 26
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The Disappointments Room

  • What it's about: A family seeking a "new beginning" moves into a new home. When the mother discovers a secret room, though, she finds her sanity unraveling in the most terrifying way.
  • Release date: Sept. 9
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Blair Witch

  • What it's about: A group of friends goes camping in the woods, hoping to learn the truth about a decades-old case of missing film students. They quickly realize they're not alone.
  • Release date: Sept. 16