2016 is the sixteenth year of the 21st century. It follows 2015 and takes place before 2017. This is a Leap Year, which means we get an extra day in February, which tends to cock everything up. Chicks who were born in 2001 are celebrating their 16th birthday this year, and are encouraged to avail themselves of the 1983 slasher flick Sweet Sixteen.
- January 6th: Wednesday: American Horror Story: Hotel episode "Battle Royale" airs on the FX Network.
- January 9th: Saturday: Phantasm star Angus Scrimm passes away in Tarzana, California at the age of 89.
- January 13th: Wednesday. American Horror Story: Hotel episode "Be Our Guest" airs on the FX Network.
- January 14th: Thursday: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street actor Alan Rickman succumbs to cancer in London, England at the age of 69.
- February 12th: Friday: The remake of Cabin Fever opens to limited theatrical release in the United States.
- February 19th: Friday: Dark Shadows actor Humbert Allen Astredo passes away in Guilford, Connecticut at the age of 86.
- March 17th: Thursday: Dr. Giggles star Larry Drake passes away in Los Angeles, California at the age of 67.
- March 23rd: Wednesday. Diederik van Rooijen is hired to direct Cadaver, which is renamed The Possession of Hannah Grace.
- April 12th: Tuesday. The Forest is released on Blu-ray with digital HD download by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
- June 14th: Tuesday. Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2 are released on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory.
- June 19th: Sunday. Fright Night star Anton Yelchin is killed in an automobile-related accident at his home in Studio City, California.
- August 23rd: Tuesday. Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season is released on Blu-ray by Starz Productions and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
- August 29th: Monday. Young Frankenstein star Gene Wilder passes away in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 83.
- September 11th: Sunday. Transgender actress Alexis Arquette passes away in Los Angeles, California at the age of 47.
- September 14th: Wednesday. American Horror Story Chapter One, "My Roanoke Nightmare", airs on the FX Network.
- September 16th: Friday. Halloween Horror Nights 26 begins at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida with an emphasis on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead.
- October 1st: Saturday. Scream Queens star Keke Palmer lands endorsement deal with online accessory service ShoeDazzle.
- October 5th: Wednesday. American Horror Story: Hotel becomes available for instant streaming on Netflix.
- October 7th: Friday. Day 1 of the Spooky Empire horror convention at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew.
- October 16th: Sunday. The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far documentary airs on AMC. Recaps seasons 1-6.
- December 1st: Return of the Living Dead actor Don Calfa passes away in Yucca Valley, California at the age of 76.
- December 8th: Friday the 13th Part 3 actress Gloria Charles passes away in Marina Del Ray, California at the age of 61.
- December 13th: Tuesday. Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season is released on DVD and Blu-ray by Anchor Bay Entertainment.