A list of upcoming horror movies that will lurk in the dark corners of your favorite movie theaters in 2017. I’ll try to update the list regularly, so feel free to add it to your bookmarks for future use. If you know about a movie that’s not on the list, contact me and I’ll try to add it.
Rings [Feb 3]
When Julia explores the legend behind a mysterious video, she finds out that the curse behind it is both real and lethal, but she also discovers something that no one else has – there is a video within the video. Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz plays Julia and Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Wilson Fisk in Daredevil (TV), is starring.
Get Out [Feb 24]
Jordan Peele has both written and directed this movie about a young African-American, who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s, cursed family estate. At the estate he learns about its dark truth, but when he tries to escape, he learns that it’s much easier than it looks.
Raw (Grave) [March 10]
The French director Julia Ducournau is behind this cannibal themed movie that caused part of the audience to faint, as it was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The plot revolves around the young vegetarian student Justine, who gets an unbidden taste for meat after a hazing event at vet school.
The Belko Experiment [March 17]
James Gunn, who penned Guardians of the Galaxy, is behind this story that gives me a bit of Saw vibes. In the movie, 80 Americans find themselves trapped in their Bogota office, when an unknown voice is heard over the intercom, inviting them to play a game of life and death. 80 people will last for a lot of wicked games, I hope. Greg McLean, who gave us The Darkness last year, is directing.
Keep Watching [March 24]
This is another game themed horror movie, but with a slight twist. In Keep Watching a couple of home invaders traps a family in their house and forces them to participate in lethal game, with mysterious rules, which are unraveled during the night. This is director Sean Carter debut feature, from a script by Joseph Dembner.
Alien: Covenant [May 19]
At last, Ridley Scott is back to rock the theaters with another Alien movie and this time the crew of the colony ship Covenant that will be up close and personal with the Aliens. Since the script is written by the Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, from a story Jack Paglen and Michael Green, I’m anticipating an enthralling experience.
Annabelle 2 [May 19]
I liked Annabelle and think it is one of the best horror movies that had been released in the last couple of years. In this sequel to the Swedish director David F. Sandberg reunites with producer James Wan, who he worked with last year on the horror movie Lights Out. This time around, Annabelle has her eyes set on a nun and several children from a closed orphanage, who has taking shelter in the doll maker’s house.
The Dark Tower [July 28]
The adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger, Roland, searching for a dark tower to save his world.
IT [September 8]
The dreadful clown Pennywise is back in this reboot of another great novel by Stephen King.
Friday the 13th [October 13]
The unstoppable man in the mask, Jason Voorhees, is back in this brand new retake of the never-ending franchise.
Insidious: Chapter 4 [October 20]
Adam Robitel will direct the fourth chapter in the Insidious franchise.
Saw: Legacy [October 27]
I’m already looking forward to hear the words, ‘Hello, I want to play a game…’.
God Particle [October 27]
J. J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber are the producers behind this Sci-fi horror about a group of astronauts, which makes a discovery that alters their reality and forces them to fight for their survival. Daniel Brühl, who played the role of Helmut Zemo, in Captain America: Civil War is starring.
World War Z 2 [TBA]
Even though the plot, and almost everything about this movie, is shrouded in mystery, I assume that Brad Pitt will continue to fight hordes of zombies, in one way or the other. I do hope that the rumor that places David Fincher, who directed Fight Club and Seven, at the helm turns out to be true.
Patient Zero [TBA]
This one has an interesting storyline. After a pandemic has swept over the world, transforming many of the world’s population into violent infected beings, a man appears who can speak the language of the infected. In the cast we find the Doctor Who actor Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones, as well as Clive Standen from Vikings. The movie is written by comic book creator Mike Le and is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. The movie was scheduled for a February release, but is now residing in TBA land.