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5 Films to Satisfy Your New Year’s Eve Horror Needs

On this New Year’s Eve, would you rather stay in and watch something spooky or spend your last hours (and dollars) of 2016 holed up in a bar or club? Nice choice… me too.

Here’s a short list of horror films (in no particular order) that should pair nicely with your chill-at-home New’s Year Eve plans.

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1) End of Days (1999)

Directed by: Peter Hyams; Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney

Synopsis: At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It’s up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

2) Terror Train (1980)

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode; Starring: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

Synopsis: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year’s Eve costume party aboard a moving train.

3) Bloody New Year (1987)

Directed by: Norman J. Warren; Starring: Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James

Synopsis: Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Year’s. The problem is… it’s early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them…

4) New Year’s Evil (1980)

Directed by: Emmett Alston; Starring: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace

Synopsis: During a New Year’s Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year’s strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered – and she will be the last one.

5) Life Blood (2009)

Directed by: Ron Carlson; Starring: Sophie Monk, Anya Lahiri, Scout Taylor-Compton

Synopsis: New Year’s Eve, 1969: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounter the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year’s Day as reborn creatures.

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