THE LAST KNOCK presents: 2016’s Best Horror Films

The Last Knock

2016 was a pretty damn good year for horror – the movie variety, of course – and we’re happy to take a look at all those films that made the genre great. In fact, we’ll give you a reverse order countdown to the very best after we look at honorable mentions. Sure, we can wail about neon-colored witches hiding in rundown bars or something, but we won’t.

Is your favorite on the list?

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Don’t forget to weigh in with your comments, Billy and Jonny love to respond because they don’t get out much – unless it’s keeping the zombie hordes at bay…

25 Replies to “THE LAST KNOCK presents: 2016’s Best Horror Films”

  1. I was not a fan of The Veil. Seeing how it was a continuation story of The Jonestown Massacre, I was honestly upset with it. I watched The Sacrament by Ti West well beforehand, which was the film adaptation of the actual event. Watching a “Dated Sequel” that botched the whole deal just wasn’t in the cards for me.

    1. Gotcha, Keyz! I hate the entire Jonestown vibe, but THE VEIL took a different approach, which I didn’t mind. Don’t get me wrong, this movie isn’t in my top 300 horror list, but it had some intriguing elements I enjoyed.

      Oh, and YOU ROCK!

    1. I did hear they were doing a sequel to DON’T BREATHE. Not sure how I feel about that or how they’ll continue the story (I know it ended on a cliffhanger, but I was fine with that). I guess we’ll find out.

  2. Excellent show! I agree we all have had some long days and months lately, so it was nice taking a break and enjoying your Best Of show. You guys real did speed through this podcast like demons, but left me with a nice healthy list of films to check out.
    Based on what you both said, “Green Room” sits at the top. I am really looking forward to that one just by description. All the others given mention will be checked out too on my Netflix membership, so I appreciate the guidance from this week’s show. Thanks for that!
    Until next time …

      1. Despite objections elsewhere to it, I took your thumbs up review (and my existing interest from the TV ads), Jonny, and watched DON’T BREATHE.
        I forgave it some minor story problems (such as Crash’s valid issue with the blind man’s not smelling the cigarette smoke on the invader) and enjoyed the suspense as the story unfolded. Like GREEN ROOM, I liked that the blind man, while quite skilled and deadly, was not omnipotent. I think that added more suspense (the key word for this movie) as the home invaders come to realize they gravely (pun intended) underestimated their victim.
        That one plot point, the fate of the blind man’s house guest, and his reason for her being there, was a little out there I thought, but it didn’t disrupt the flow of the story too much that I couldn’t enjoy the overall story.
        I am glad I decided to watch this movie, and I do recommend it to others.

      1. Finally able to view GREEN ROOM, and it was just as good, just as suspenseful as you both said it would be. The story is grounded in reality, without bad guy killers who seem unbeatable, and I enjoyed the suspenseful moments so much. Great to see Sir Patrick play such a dispicable bad guy, too. Being careful not to spoil anything, just want to say this is such a worthwhile viewing. It starts out at a slower pace at first, letting us know the band members and investing in them, then letting Hell bust loose and wondering who, if any, will make it. Really good stuff!
        On a side note, I saw the preview for WITCH, and that will be my next Fear flick to watch.

        1. Excellent! So glad you enjoyed GREEN ROOM – and that we didn’t overhype the film. “The story is grounded in reality, without bad guy killers who seem unbeatable…” Agreed. The balance Saulnier maintained, without catering to extremes of good and evil, made the story far more compelling.

          WITCH is such a different film viewing experience. I can’t wait to read your take on that one as well.

          As always, we can’t thank enough for listening in and commenting. You rock, Guy!

          1. Thanks so much, Crash. I am following yours and Jonny’s leads, and WITCH is coming up on my list soon.

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