It seems that 2017 is a high-level-horror year, with really interesting proposals, capable of conquering enthusiasts and many more. Among classic returns, with prequels, sequels or spin-offs, and fresh new releases, the horror movie scene is packed with proposals that you can’t miss. Here are those that appear as the best horror movies to see in 2017!
Genres: Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demiàn Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
Director Ridley Scott returns to look after his favorite creature with Alien: Covenant recounting the mission of the Covenant spaceship, whose crew landed on a new heaven-like planet not yet on the map and inhabited only by the android David, who escaped dramatic events. The crew will have to confront a mysterious and dangerous world, often terrifying.
A Cure for Wellness
Genres: Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie, Harry Groener, Tomas Norström, Ashok Mandanna
Gore Verbinski returns to horror atmospheres with a disturbing, anxiogenic and claustrophobic film. The plot of A Cure for Wellness is about a young manager who goes to a Swiss health center to pick up the CEO of his company. If, theoretically, that is the perfect place to experience relaxation and wellbeing, in practice it is a terrifying place where the treatments offered are far from orthodox and where it seems impossible to even think of abandoning the mysterious place.
Genres: Horror, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott
After twenty-six years the terrible clown Pennywise comes to the big screen with film IT. It had already been brought to the small screen with the mini- TV series with the same name, drawn from the masterpiece novel by Stephen King. The story is that of a group of kids, known as The Losers’ Club, which addresses the growing-up phase amongst acts of bullying, family problems and the shadow of terrific Pennywise, the bloodthirsty clown with incredible powers.
Annabelle 2: Creation
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist, Lulu Wilson, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall, Grace Fulton, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Bishara, Tayler Buck
The theme of possessed dolls is ‘Annabelle 2’ way of giving the shiver down your back kind of thrill: a group of orphan girls is relocated in doll factory after their institute is destroyed by a fire. Finding an entire collection of dolls upstairs is like a dream come true for them, but creepiness kicks in very soon: there is one ‘prohibited room’ and the girls mustn’t go near it, but at night they find out there’s something sinister in it.
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Cast: Laura Vandervoort, Callum Keith Rennie, Tobin Bell, Brittany Allen, Hannah Emily Anderson, Matt Passmore, Clé Bennet, Tina Jung, Sonia Dhillon Tully, Bonnie Siu, Keeya King, Paul Braunstein
‘Do you want to play a game?’ nightmare question in a creepy voice played by a recorder is back: this time brutal torture, body pieces and streams of bloods are by the hand of a copycat or someone who wants to continue John Kramer’s legacy, the altter being most likely, as he has now passed away after a terminal disease. In cinemas from October 27th.
The Ring 3
Genres: Horror, Drama
Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig, Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, karen Ceesay, Dave Blamy
Samara is back. That’s scary on its own: this time, the third one, the cursed tape is played on a plane and as you can imagine a lot of people see it. But it’s not all, there are other characters and stories that interact in search for an explanation about the tape, and in the case of Julia and Holt, the explanation will be a scientific one, exploring computing and digitalism.
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, Nicole Andrews, Lili Taylor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, Jessica Madsen, Boris Kabakchiev, James Bloor, Simona Williams, Julian Kostov, Ian Fisher, Chris Adamson
The chainsaw is roaring its engine again: this is the eighth film in ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ franchise and works as a prequel to the eponymous 1974 movie. It’s the story of the future cruel and brutal Leatherface: it starts when as a young boy he runs from a psychiatric institution kidnapping one of the nurses, who will witness terrible horrors and brutalities.
Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Jovan Adepo, Amanda Chiu, Patricia Summersett, Eric Davis, Raphael Grosz-Harvey, Emily Hampshire, Abraham Aronofsky, Luis Oliva
A stellar cast for one of the best horrors of 2017, with names such as Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. By Darren Aronofsky, it’s the story of a couple who moves in a middle of nowhere idyllic house, a setting that is soon destined to be turned around when the husband, a famous writer, decides to welcome a perfect stranger in the house. Its horrors are more in its mysteries, linked to the characters who will enter the house.
The Devil’s Candy
Genres: Horror, Drama
Cast: Ethan Embry, Kiara Glasco, Shiri Appleby, Tony Amendola, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Craig Nigh
Director Sean Byrne wanted to give a satanic horrific vibe to his film with the torments of Jess Hellmann, a young father, an artist, who tries to escape evil before it hits his family too. A total heavy metal musical choice is the soundtrack to one of the deepest journeys into the soul horror movies of 2017.