Top 10 Best Horror Movies
The films rising to the top of the pack are, for the most part, serious explorations of primal terrors; gut-wrenching & emotionally devastating movies anchored by genuine human drama. Of course, many of the most hotly anticipated films of the year are still to come; before the year is up, horror fans will have seen Wish Upon, Polaroid, The Dark Tower, IT, Leatherface, Cult of Chucky, Jigsaw, Annabelle: Creation, Flatliners, Happy Death Day, Death House, Jeepers Creepers 3, and God Particle. While some will surely disappoint, having so many genre films to look forward to makes us feel like kids again.
Have a read and let us know if you agree with our choices for the Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017. Do you have a favorite horror movie from 2017 that didn’t make the list? Let’s discuss!. But lets just talk about first the best upcoming horror movies.
Here are the best Upcoming horror movies of 2017:
I.T (Directed by Andrés Muschietti)
Release Date: 7 September 2017
Summary: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Jigsaw (Directed by Michael Spierig)
Release Date: 20 October 2017
Summary: A mysterious madman rounds up a group of victims to play sadistic games of life and death. Police soon find evidence that link the crimes to Jigsaw, the infamous killer who died 10 years earlier.
Cult of Chucky (Directed by Don Mancini)
Release Date: 20 October 2017
Summary: Cult of Chucky is an upcoming American supernatural slasher film written and directed by Don Mancini, who is the Child’s Play franchise’s creator and sole writer to date.
Now in August, it’s clear that, however much we have and have yet to lament, 2017 is yielding plenty of great—maybe classic-films in a genre (or genre inherently open to a mash-up of genres) typically friendlier than most to giving a voice (and budget) to underrepresented filmmakers toiling at the fringes of the industry. In other words: Horror movie-making is important, now more than ever:
Here are the best horror movies of 2017 so far:
Annabelle: Creation (Directed by David Sandberg)
Release Date: 17 May 2017
Summary: Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.
Rings (Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez)
Release Date: 1 February 2017
Summary: A young woman (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend (Alex Roe) when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a movie within the movie that no one has ever seen before.
The Bye Bye Man (Directed by Stacy Title)
Release Date: 11 January 2017
Summary: People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what, but who? When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.
Get Out (Directed by Jordan Peele)
Release Date: 24 February 2017
Summary: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Directed by Oz Perkins
Release Date: 16 February 2017
Summary: During the dead of winter, a troubled young woman (Emma Roberts) embarks on a mysterious journey to an isolated prep school where two stranded students (Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton) face a sinister threat from an unseen evil force.
It Comes at Night (Directed by Trey Edward Shults)
Release Date: 9 June 2017
Official Synopsis: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous order a man (Joel Edgerton) has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within the man as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Raw (Directed by Julia Ducournau)
Release Date: 10 March 2017
Official Synopsis: Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
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