THE 10 BEST HORROR FILMS OF 2016

Well, this year the Top 20 and turned into a Top 10! Was this year really that weak? I think it might have been. I think we had some awesome movies sprinkled into the mix all year but there was a lot of crap in between. I think I was probably sent more old movies getting new releases for review this year than actual new movies. And most the new movies were a bit forgettable. I had made a Top 20 for this year but after looking it over it just came across really weak, so I decided to just do 10 for the first time in probably six years. But as always, remember, if something is missing it means either I didn’t like it as much as you or I simply might not have seen it. After all, I can’t see everything! And of course, it is just one man’s opinion…

10: The Wailing


The only issue I think one could have with The Wailing is that it’s a little bit long. But I still love the fact that for the most part, the viewer is as confused and unsure as the lead.

09: When Black Birds Fly


It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t tell you just how much I respect the effort that went into making something as symbolic and weird as this movie.

08: Sheep Skin


This is a movie that shows you don’t need millions or Hollywood backing you up to tell a compelling story. You just are never too sure about anything in this one and I dig that.

07: American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock


This year we have more plot with our American Guinea Pig. We also have some shocking moments (watch during the credits) and a story held together by two award-worthy acting performances in our male and female lead.

06: The Mind’s Eye


Director Joe Begos keeps tapping into just the type of style I love in horror movies. This also works for anyone who loved Scanners but hated the sequels.

05: Southbound

A horror anthology done right can be a great thing. I think Southbound does everything right to earn a spot on any best-of lists out there.

04: Green Room


For anyone who says this movie isn’t horror enough, maybe you should try being locked in a room in a Neo-Nazi club with no way out.

03: The Invitation


This one packs the type of slow and brooding that I like. You are never too sure what will come next and that is where horror is at its best.

02: The Autopsy of Jane Doe


I don’t think this one will be hitting disc until next year but I think anyone who sees it will love what they see. It is creepy from start to finish.

01: The Witch


It might be too arts for some but I think this is an instant classic that horror fans will be passing down to the next generation of horror fans for many decades to come.

Chuck Conry

Chuck Conry has been doing this for ten years! He does reviews, podcasts, and makes indie movies. The jury may still be out on if he does any of those things well.