Without a doubt, 2017 will go down in cinema history as one of the greatest years for the horror genre! It was a banner year for horror hounds as we were treated with a plethora of outstanding, thought provoking and truly terrifying movies to watch! Now this was really a daunting task, due to the fact that there were some truly incredible and remarkable films that I saw in theaters, Blu-Ray, DVD as well as on VOD and streaming services like Shudder and Netflix. So boils and ghouls, here is my Top Ten Horror Films of 2017!
Swedish born actor Bill Skarsgård (ATOMIC BLONDE, SIMPLE SIMON and TV shows Hemlock Grove and the upcoming Castle Rock).
Skarsgård's performance is, without question, amazingly disturbing! His
voice, his facial expressions, his mannerism, it's all there wrapped up
in a delightful red balloon. IT was my favorite horror film of 2017!! If you haven't seen this movie yet, then you need to watch this now and see this horror masterpiece!!
Jordan Peele, the movie feels like a representation of the current state of America under the Trump administration. With is strong story, intelligent characters and slow-burn scares, the movie surprised audiences everywhere and garnered acclaim and box office dollars, grossing $254.3 million worldwide against its budget of only $4.5 million!
Peckover directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Zack Kahn.
Together, these two gentlemen made one of the smartest films ever! The
set-up is straight forward, however, by the end of the first act, the
film did a complete 180 degrees and the movie became something
completely different. I can't remember the last time I was impressed
with a movie, where I figured out the plot, only to have it surprise the
hell out of me!
HAPPY DEATH DAY
is a clever and entertaining slasher horror thriller that will keep you
guessing all the way to the final scenes!! Don't give this movie a
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son
(Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual
corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a
brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe—eerily well preserved and
with no visible signs of trauma—is shrouded in mystery. As they work
into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men
begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of
terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. André Øvredal's directing is so precise and controlled,
his compositions are flawless and he knows exactly to make us feel
terrified. Once again, the indie film world has unleashed of the scariest films I have ever seen!
Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) welcome a nun (Stephanie Sigman) and several girls from a shuttered orphanage
into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker´s possessed
creation, Annabelle. The first thing I thought while I was watching was this is sooooo much
better than the first film! David F. Sandberg's directing was spot-on perfect and really elevates the idea of what a big time
studio horror film could look like. It looks absolutely beautiful, his
compositions and sweeping camera shots are incredible and he knows when
to scare the audience. The movie is a nightmare infused horror thriller that will add another dimension to THE CONJURING Universe! Make sure your check out this frightful flick with your fellow horror hounds tonight!
balls-to-the-wall, J-Horror fans wet dream come true!! If you want to
see something different and unique, then this movie is right up your
THE BARN is the
most horrifyingly radical, gore-filled, bad ass, retro-slasher film of
the year!! There's a reason that the movie has garnered so much acclaim!
This is one entertaining horror film that you all should definitely
is hiding inside the
house. What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool quickly
turns into a nightmare as the unknown killer begins to stalk and
murdering the young girls one by one. Writer/director Drew
Marvick's film is a loving homage to those awesome 80's slasher films
that we grew up on. The women are hot, the kills are gory and it's
entertaining and fun to the max!! His set-ups and compositions are
excellent, there's awesome character development, the film flows
smoothly and has a fantastic third act! I had the pleasure of meeting Marvick back in June at the Sinister Creature Con in Stockton. After he told me about his movie, I knew that I had to have it for my collection. A totally radical slasher movie that will entertain you to death!!
that, my fellow children of the night, is a wrap! I sincerely hope you
enjoyed my Top Ten Horror Film of 2017 and I really hope this encourages
you all to check out these incredible fright flicks! Remember, if you
get scared from watching these cinematic nightmares, keep repeating
yourself: It's only a movie...only a movie...only a movie...only a
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the screaming!