ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

There's something extra-dedicated about horror fans. We love scares, guts and gore so much that we get crazy excited about a new release, checking the movie news semi-obsessively to find our next horror fix.

Check out the 8 biggest horror releases of 2016 and start marking those bloody dates in your creepy serial killer-esque diary...

1. The Forest

Release date: January 8

Starring: Natalie Dormer

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: Dormer's character heads to Japan's Aokigahara Forest - nicknamed 'Suicide Forest' in real life because so many people kill themselves there - only to be haunted by the dispossessed ghosts of a thousand suicides.

2. The Boy

Release date: January 22, 2016

Starring: Lauren Cohan

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: Dammit, why is it always DOLLS? Horror movies about creepy dolls a little too sentient for comfort are always good fun, especially when pitted against Walking Dead ass-kicker Lauren Cohan. Awesome!

3. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Release date: February 5, 2016

Starring: Lena Headey, Lily James

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: Seth Grahame-Smith's comedy-horror mashup novel was a publishing sensation, and with the stiff upper lip of some Ye Olde Zombie Killers, we should be in for a gore-spattered romp. Expect the inevitable adaptation of Smith's second novel, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters at some point in the future.

4. Friday 13th

Release date: May 13, 2016 (of course!)

Starring: Corey Feldman (rumored)

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: Since the rumor that the Friday 13th reboot would be a found footage movie, there's been a lot of speculation as to what kind of movie it's going to be. And really, can you ever have too much Jason Voorhees?

Previous movies in the franchise: Another Friday 13th movies! Most recently, the 2009 reboot.

5. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

Release date: June 10, 2016

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: Based on the chilling true story of the haunting of a British family in the 1970s, the vengeful ghost of the Enfield Incident will fit with the creepy period style of the previous Conjuring movie.

Previous movies in the franchise: Annabelle, The Conjuring

6. The Purge 3

Release date: July 1, 2016

Starring: Frank Grillo (?)

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: We've been told that Purge 3 - currently referred to as The Purge: Origins should be focussing on the very first Purge ever, a cool change of direction from the latter-day Purges of the previous movies.

Previous movies in the franchise: The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy

7. Resident Evil: Final Chapter

Release date: September 2, 2016

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Li Bingbing

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: I may have watched horror movies long enough to be cynical about the finality of any 'Final Chapter', but it's always a blast having Milla Jovovich dust off her double guns and obliterate the zombie hordes. More please!

Previous movies in the franchise: Five other Resident Evil movies, most recently Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

8. Ouija 2

Release date: October 21, 2016

Starring: Unknown

Why it's gonna be scary awesome: The misadventures of some silly hotties fooling around with a Ouija board was a huge hit over the summer of 2014, making over $100 million on a $5 million budget. The second installment will have more cash, more sass and more scares...

Previous movies in the franchise: Ouija

Source: IMDB, Youtube

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