With Halloween wrapping up merely just days ago and the slow disappearance of horror movies that we were treated to on cable during the month of October, I can’t help but feel a little somber. However, when one rainy day passes, another one is lurking around the corner.
Horror movies, now than ever, are making a comeback. With platforms such as Youtube and Crypt TV, outlets to showcase your best horror has never been easier. With that, 2017 will surely be a big year for both up and coming directors and screenwriters as well as those already established in the industry. Here is a comprehensive (and growing) list of horror showcased to hit the airwaves next year.
THE BELKO EXPIREMENT
The American Belko Company in South America is mysteriously sealed off at the start of work, leaving 79 people trapped in an office building, forced to kill each other or be killed.
Release date: March 17, 2017
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.
Release date: February 3, 2017
THE BYE BYE MAN
When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man (Douglas Jones), who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.
Release date: January 13, 2017
AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING
When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is reopened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house, but she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able to close.
Release date: January 6, 2017
After the hit movie THE CONJURING 2 broke records at the box office it is no surprise that the main villain in the film would get her spinoff. Although an official date has not be released, James Wan and Peter Safran are reuniting to produce the spinoff. First reported by THR.
Release Date: TBA
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 never could have imagined.
Release date: February 24, 2017
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 4
Although Blumhouse has confirmed the return of the latest installment in the popular Insidious chapter, it has been revealed that the latest chapter in the horror franchise brings back fan favorite Lin Shaye to reprise her role as the parapsychologist Elise Rainier.
Release date: TBA
I suppose you can call this film an early treat? In this film, a demonic presence starts to kill a college student’s (Alycia Debnam-Carey) confidants after she unfriends a mysterious girl online.
Release date: December 9, 2016
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter.
Release date: January 20, 2017
I for one am excited to see what David Sandberg conjures up in this sequel which follows a nun (Stephanie Sigman) and a group of orphans that become the target of a doll maker’s possessed creation.
Release date: May 19th, 2017
UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Release date: January 6, 2017
Another early treat? An exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) taps into the subconscious mind of a tormented boy (David Mazouz) who’s possessed by a demon.
Release date: December 2, 2016
I am dying to know what movies you were hoping to see in 2017. We also devised a list of horror sequels with films originating in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
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