While current events sometimes make you feel as if the world is a horror show, people still have a clamoring for a good ol’ scare fest at the cinema. And this year’s set of movies will no disappoint in frightening you; here are some of the best horror movies released and soon to be released in 2017.
Get Out (Released February 24, 2017)
The directorial debut of Comedian Jordan Peele has been widely acclaimed, with a 99% approval rating on movie reviews website Rotten Tomatoes. It has even been touted as one of the best modern horror movies to date. It centres on a black man’s experience meets his white girlfriend’s parents, who seem to a little “off”. The film is a biting commentary about a post-racial America, and stars, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford.
This upcoming film continues the Texas Chainsaw legacy, serving as a prequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in 1974. It will revolve around the mystery of the teenage psychopath that will ultimately become the chainsaw-wielding killer known as “leatherface”. Stephen Dorff will star in the lead role and Alexandre Bustillo. will direct.
The Dark Tower (release date July 28, 017)
With this film being based on Stephen King’s series novleds of the same name, you can almost be assured of a chilling, horrific experience at the cinema. This science fantasy Western horror stars Idris Elba, who plays a gunslinger looking for the “Dark Tower” in order to save his world from extinction. It’s directed by Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel.
Annabelle 2 (release date August 11, 2017)
This sequel sees focuses on a dollmaker and his wife, whose daughter died twenty years earlier and their decision to open their home to a nun and several girls from a closed orphanage. The dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle, then sets her sights on these orphans. Director David Sandberg is set to direct.
Alien: Covenant (release date: May 19, 2017)
The sixth film in the Alien franchise has a stellar cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride. With director Ridley Scott at the helm again and an interesting plot, its set to be another major success in this impressive franchise.