If you're a fan of horror movies, it's likely that you are already looking for your 2017 scary movie fix (yes, there are scary movie junkies and I am most definitely one of them). However, it can be rather frustrating when you're seeking that spine-tingling film, yet you cannot seem to find it. Not just any horror film, but the kind that causes unforgettable chills like the first Insidious. Sure, the rest of the movies in the Insidious franchise were awesome too, but it was the first one that had that creepy "tip toe" song stuck in your head for days. Kind of like the song from Jeepers Creepers, which obviously had the same effect. These are the kind of horror movies that we must-see.
Don't worry, there are plenty of horror movies lurking around the corner, just waiting to ignite a scream, or cause an uncontrollable jump. This is the excitement that we all crave from horror, and 2017 will not disappoint. This year we can expect to see the best classic horror films getting the remake treatment, and there are a couple of great newbies lurking around as well.
In fact, this year you can expect a vast variety of scary movies. You want aliens? We're headed straight for them! Hauntings? They are here! Zombies? You’ll find them! There are even a couple psychological horror films, for those who like a gradual scare. Here comes the list... You see, with true horror enthusiasts, it’s all about the anticipation...
17 The Dark Tapes
Okay, I know you’re probably thinking that the "found footage" industry has dried up. However, The Dark Tapes embarks upon unknown territory for found footage films. It's an anthology, which consists of four separate stories that eventually connect into one. In each chapter, there is a different choice of scare tactics including haunting, demons, aliens and psychological thrills. So, it doesn't really matter which one you fear the most, as this one is a combo of them all.
16 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
If you prefer a little less fear and a lot more action, then Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is for you! The Resident Evil franchise speaks for itself, although you have to admit that the story is getting kind of old. This doesn't make it any less intense. Plus, judging by both the title and the synopsis this actually might be the final chapter for Resident Evil. Therefore, it's still a must-see horror movie.
15 Get Out
Are you a psychological thriller fan, looking for a very realistic, yet racially charged, bone chilling tale? If so, then Get Out is just what you've been waiting for. The teaser for Get Out has sparked Twitter controversies, which have made it a long awaited must-see horror movie. The movie is based on an interracial couples trip to meet the girlfriend's parents, who are both white and privileged. What follows in the teaser gets a little foggy and quite fearful.
14 Cult Of Chucky
Yes, it's another Child's Play movie, although they haven't been recognized by that title for quite some time. Besides, can we ever really get enough of Chucky? The killer doll has been around for ages, almost 30 years, in fact. Plus, aside from a couple of dumb sequels like The Bride of Chucky, he is still subject to make your heart race.
13 Amityville: The Awakening
Amityville: The Awakening is a must-see horror movie because, if it fails we might never see one again. It's up to you whether that is a good, or a bad thing. In all, there are a total of 13 Amityville movies and that's not including the 2005 remake. Although, there are a few things you can look forward to with Amityville: The Awakening. One is that Bella Thorne is starring as the beautiful leading lady.
12 Insidious: Chapter 4
Insidious: Chapter 4 isn't just lurking around the corner like most of the horror movies in 2017. Lyn Shaye, the leading actress who plays Elise, is actually beckoning us to take another trip into the further. At least that's how it seems in the only teaser available this soon. Elise's tarot cards tell her that Insidious: Chapter 4 will have the same writer from the first three, the same director as the last chapter, and that it will be out on Oct. 20th.
11 Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant is the sequel everyone has been waiting for. Ridley Scott isn't one to give you an Alien sequel until the well has completely dried up from his last blockbuster. Instead, he tends to dole them out about every 5-7 years, which is perfect. Just enough time has passed for you to miss it, but also enough for you to absolutely crave it. When news is released about a new Alien sequel, fans have already been waiting to hear all about the slimy alien details. Prometheus was released in 2012 and the wait for Alien: Covenant will be over on May 19th.
10 A Cure For Wellness
A Cure For Wellness is described as a psychological/horror/thriller. The director is Gore Verbinski, who also directed The Ring. The plot is based on a young executive, sent to retrieve his company's CEO, at a mysterious wellness center in the alps. These movies usually have some sort of wild, unexpected twist to them.
9 Friday The 13th
Yes! Jason will return in another Friday the 13th reboot! Are you as excited about this one as we are? If not you should be because they are aiming at making this one the best Friday the 13th ever. This remake has been in the works for quite some time. At first a found footage remake was considered, but thanks to all of the fan outrage, the idea was quickly chucked.
8 The Mummy
Speaking of remakes, The Mummy is also getting the reboot treatment. Only this time around we will be introduced to a female mummy and Tom Cruise will be taking the lead role. That's right, Tommy Cruise will be fending off Princess Ahmanet, who actually looks pretty creepy. This is going to be an action packed adventure, that will also inflict a fair amount of fear.
It seems like it's been ages since the last Texas Chainsaw Massacre? It may have only been about 4 years since Texas Chainsaw 3D, although that and a couple of the films before it were sort of disappointing. However, Leatherface sounds like it will be the shocking prequel to the massacres that everyone has been dreaming about.
6 Saw: Legacy
Saw 3D was supposed to be the final chapter, but here we are seven years later and discussing the October 27th release of Saw: Legacy. Obviously, this leads to a couple questions. How many killing contraptions can they possibly come up with for the game this time? Plus, who will be in charge since John Kramer, aka Jigsaw died in the third installment?
It has already been 17 years since you saw Samara's first creepy climb out of that well. It has been 12 years since her return. Now, here she is in 2017. Samara is lurking around, just waiting to make her hair raising climb back out of that well. Apparently, there has been another video hiding inside the original, which nobody has ever seen.
4 Annabelle 2
Aside from Chucky's return, you can also look forward to facing Annabelle for a second time. So if you love dolls that kill, whether it be by way of slashing or possessed supernatural powers, than you will have something to anticipate. Annabelle 2 also appears to be taking the prequel approach this year. You will get to see how she came about and what it is that makes her tick.
3 Halloween: The Night Died
This year Halloween will be lurking in June. Halloween the movie as in Michael Myers, not the holiday. There are mixed thoughts on what Halloween: The Night Evil Died is going to be about, but it appears to be a follow-up to Halloween: Resurrection. I know, H2O and Resurrection were not the best that Michael Myers had to offer. However, John Carpenter, aka The Horror Master has teamed up with Blumhouse, as executive producer on this one.
2 Jeepers Creepers III: Cathedral
If you're a fan of the horror world, then you have been waiting 14 years for a sequel to Jeepers Creepers. I'm guessing that you are, otherwise you wouldn't have made it this far. Therefore, you should be happy to hear that production has resumed for Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral. It was in pre-production early last year, but everything was halted sometime in April. With no clue as to why, or if it would restart fans were left to ponder, but it will here sometime in 2017.
If ever there was a must see horror movie lurking around in 2017, it would have to be It. To think that the 1990 version of Stephen King's best selling novel was only released as a 2-part TV mini-series is an injustice. Altogether, the show was over 3 hours long! Although, the fact that It was an insane success more than makes up for the mistake. At least now the movie adaption is being made.
Let me refresh your memory, just in case you don't know or forgot about It. You see that Creepy clown up there? That's Pennywise, and It is something far more frightening than he is. It is a supernatural being that can take on the shape of anything that It wants to. Pennywise just happens to be It's favorite choice to lure unsuspecting children to kill them. Seven kids attempt to take on this being in the 60s, but are not able to do much. Pennywise returns 30 years later and the kids, who are now adults, return also. This time It attempts to finish the job. It will be lurking in theaters September 8th.
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