Yesterday I shared the horror novels that made my reading list for 2016. Today I thought I’d share some of the horror movies that I plan to watch as well.
Many of these are films I’ve been wanting to watch for the first time, though some are favorites I watch repeatedly.
The Shining Dusk till Dawn Let the Right One In— a favorite I try to watch at least once per year The Orphanage— another favorite I can’t get enough of Crimson Peak— disappointed I didn’t make it to the theater to see this last year, but it comes out on Blu-ray on my birthday, so happy friggin’ birthday to me! Les Yeux Sans Visage
- The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
- The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
The Cabin in the Woods
- Drag Me to Hell
Halloween(a yearly must-watch) Trick ‘r Treat(another one I have to hit at least once a year) A Tale of Two Sisters(another favorite; better than the English remake, The Uninvited, though that’s not bad either)
- Orphan (this one has been sitting on my shelf for ages)
The Phantom of the Opera(1925) Gremlins(just because I haven’t seen it since I was a kid) Beetlejuice(for the same reason as Gremlins)
- Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
House on Haunted Hill(I must watch this a half dozen times each year.) Some of the Abbott and Costello movies (Frankenstein, Mummy, Time of Their Lives, etc. are all ones I enjoy)
- The Woman in Black (1989) — I enjoyed the recent version of this, so I’d like the see this one as well.
We Are Still Here Army of Darkness(a yearly favorite)
- The Descent
- Insidious: Chapter 2
- Martyrs (original)
- American Mary
The Skeptic La brujas de Zugarramurdi Hush
- The Witch
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
It Follows The Conjuring
- The Conjuring 2
The Innkeepers Absentia
- Willow Creek
Burke & Hare Re-Animator
- Sleepaway Camp
The Haunted Castle Night of the Living Dead(want to re-watch this w/ the whole series) Dawn of the Dead(also a re-watch) Day of the Dead
- Land of the Dead
- Diary of the Dead
- Survival of the Dead
The Devil’s Backbone(one I’ve been wanting to re-watch for a while) Horror Express An American Werewolf in London Tucker and Dale vs Evil(another one I love re-watching) Lizzie Borden Took an Ax The Houses October Built(re-watched) The Enfield Haunting The Fog(original) The Babadook The Final Girls Halloween (2007) Shaun of the Dead(another I tend to watch frequently) Oldboy Cut! Plan 9 From Outer Space
- Return of the Living Dead
- Return of the Living Dead 2
The Cat and the Canary(1927) Dead Snow Rose Red(re-watched) Dracula vs Frankenstein The Haunting Extraordinary Tales Hotel Transylvania 2 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night A Place of One’s Own House Hunting Little Shop of Horrors(1960) The Ghost Train House of Seven Corpses House of the Long Shadows Goodnight Mommy
- The Grudge
- The Grudge 2
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors The Invitation 31 Nina Forever
I’m sure I’ll watch far more movies than this, so feel free to suggest your favorites. I have a tendency to binge-watch, so bonus points if you recommend a good series for one of my many long sleepless nights. Anything I watch that wasn’t on the original list will get tacked onto the end, and if I come across others I’d like to see I’ll add those as I go along. (As of April, I’ve added quite a few I’d like to see after joining Shudder, which is becoming an awesome little addiction.)
What horror movies do you want to watch this year?
2 thoughts on “My Horror Movie Watch List for 2016”
Great list! Thanks for sharing. Im looking to make my own watch list before Halloween, and your list definitely added some must-watch movies to my list.
Signs and VHS are fun movies to watch if you haven’t already.
Thanks for the recommendations Jon. I’ve seen Signs, but not VHS yet. Will look into that one. 🙂