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The Top 10 Horror Films We Can’t Wait To See in 2017

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This year was an awesome one for horror. Will 2017 be even better?

The end of the year is a time to look both backwards and forwards, reflecting on the best that the year gave us and looking ahead to all that awaits in the twelve months to come. As a movie fan, a new year is particularity exciting because there’s always so much to look forward to on screens both big and small. And 2017, particularly for the horror genre, is damn sure no exception.

Today we wanted to shine the spotlight on ten horror movies we cannot wait to see in 2017, but before we begin, a quick note. You won’t see upcoming films such as Leatherface, the so-called Chucky 7, or the new Halloween reboot on the list, and that’s simply because we currently have no idea when they’re actually going to come out. So please don’t yell at us for “forgetting” them!

Oh and these are ordered by release date, rather than level of excitement.

Get it? Got it? Good. Let’s begin!

M. Night Shyamalan's SPLIT, courtesy of Universal Pictures

1) SPLIT January 20th

A big horror movie is going to be hitting the big screen nearly every single week of January, the month kicking off with Underworld: Blood Wars and ending with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Nestled in-between those two franchise films is M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split, which stars James McAvoy as a man with 24 different personalities inside of him. Shyamalan proved with The Visit that he can still craft a compelling horror story, so we’re excited about this one. It feels safe to expect a great performance from McAvoy and of course, some kind of twist. Cause duh.


2) GET OUT – February 24th

Comedian Jordan Peele heads into the horror genre next year with directorial debut Get Out, and if the trailer is any indication, it’s set to be the most timely horror movie released in 2017. The film, which looks to be laced with social commentary, stars Daniel Kaluuya as a black man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate and discovers a sinister reason behind the invitation. Horror movies have never shied away from tackling cultural issues and making topical statements about the real world, and we’re happy to see Peele bringing that to the genre next year.

THE BELKO EXPERIMENT via Universal Pictures


A trailer or plot wasn’t even required to get me excited about The Belko Experiment, and that’s because of the two creative forces behind the “Office Space meets Battle Royale” horror flick. Written by James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), Belko is set in a high-rise corporate office and centers on a group of employees who have been tasked with killing their co-workers or, well, being killed themselves. Joe Lipsett already reviewed the film for BD, calling it a “cocktail of murder and laughs.” Yes please.


4) ALIEN: COVENANT – May 19th

Personally speaking, there’s no movie I’m more excited about in 2017 than Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which looks to be way more of a direct Alien prequel than the Prometheus sequel it was originally billed as. Michael Fassbender reprises the role of android David in the new franchise installment, set on an uncharted planet that’s infested with familiar-looking monsters. Early footage was recently shown off to the press and the reactions have indicated that Covenant will be dark, terrifying, and incredibly violent. Say no more. My ticket is already bought.


5) THE MUMMY – June 9th

Universal’s rebooted monsters universe kicks off this coming summer with the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy, and at this moment in time, we have our doubts about how much of a horror movie it will be. Judging by the trailer, it looks like Universal is rebooting their iconic monster movies as blockbuster action flicks, but we’re willing to give this one a chance before rushing to judgement. If nothing more, Sofia Boutella looks totally badass as the film’s female mummy, and I suppose it’s nice to see so much money and star-power being pumped into monster movies.

Here’s hoping they’re, ya know, at least sort of horror films.

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  • Rogue One #Ex-Primo


    • Angela M Campany

      Is that horror related though ? The trailer i watched did not seem like genre fare all that much . Maybe why John did not add it …just my two cents.

      • Rogue One #Ex-Primo


        • Angela M Campany

          One of those huh ? It looks promising !

  • lyleUS

    All of these are super mainstream hollywood films that most people know about. Was hoping to see some indy/international/lesser known/smaller budget releases on this list.

    • Bla Blah

      a good portion of those, especially when it comes to horror, suck. They are so hit or miss, i’d much rather place my faith in mainstream horror than indies.

  • Angela M Campany

    Saw and Friday to me should be higher on the list ! *EDIT* …..Disregard, i noticed its not a countdown thing ,i’m sorry !

  • Daniel

    Wow, 2017 looks pretty great for mainstream horror..

    • Angela M Campany

      Yep. i will be supporting many of these films in 2017 !!

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Excited for all these films as well, but God Particle was an interesting title I thought, that sucks they’re changing it. Hopefully Halloween and Leatherface can make their return next year (Halloween seems highly unlikely) along with Jason.. 2017 could turn out to be an epic year for horror films (mainstream).

  • Max X kinght

    that get out movie suck ass its anti white & cop propaganda

    • IfYouSeeKaye

      how do you know that?
      anyway,if they star putting politics into horror,it’ll be just…disgusting.

      • Max X kinght

        have you look at trailer

    • Max Power

      Somebody needs a safe space to and cry about the plight of the white man. Poor baby.

      • Max X kinght

        only people who want safe place is you lib dick liberals, who cry about about the plight of the black thug

        • Max Power

          TRIGGERED! Eat me cuck.

          • Max X kinght

            no that what you liberal fags do,

          • Max X kinght

            go fuck your self

          • Max Power

            TRIGGERED TWICE! Eat me again cuck.

      • Max X kinght

        only one who need safe space is you lib dick liberals

    • Bla Blah

      have u considered that being against racism doesn’t make u against whites, and being against police brutality doesn’t make u against cops?
      Perhaps feminist will say the Friday the 13th movie must be sexist because it portrays a man as a serial killer and therefore must be anti-men.

      • Max X kinght

        first you are dumb ass, your not against racist but white people, & there more problem of black people murdering people then cops brutality, you dick head

      • Max X kinght

        But that lie what you say, Cop brutality problem we have is black thug brutality who murdering people and going after cops

        • Bla Blah

          When you have 40,000 innocent men locked up over falsified charges at the hands of cops, that’s police brutality.
          When a cop can rape a woman in front of he newborn child and face no issues for it, that is brutality.
          When a cop can shoot a man in the face and lie about, and then be caught, and still have supporters, that is police brutality.
          When a group of course a can gang rape A CHILD and face no charges, that is brutality.
          When a cop can rape over 13 women and get away with it, that is brutality.
          You are attempting to tell me that police brutality doesn’t exist when in fact the FBI itself has acknowledged the prescence of supremacist groups within the law enforcement industry of America. Police brutality has always been tied to racism. The chances you will be murdered by a cop in America are higher than the chances of you being murdered by a black person. In fact you are more likely to die at the hands of a cop than a Terrorist. The murder rate in America has gone down consistently and black Americans don’t even commit anywhere near the majority of the crime, that is a stereotype that has existed for over a hundred years. So no.
          Once again: The police brutality problem we have is police brutality. Where cops can get away with anything. That needs to be dealt with just the same as how we deal with any other criminal.

  • IfYouSeeKaye

    waiting for Split,Alien,and Friday.
    I’ll give a watch to Saw,IT,and Belko,but not expecting anything.

  • I Am Colossus

    hmmmm…. no Halloween or Crow reboot yet huh?! lol

  • Creepshow

    I have been successful at not watching the Get Out trailer. Now, if I go to theater a few weeks prior, and the trailer gets shoved in my face like Don’t Breathe did…..I’m showering the screen with (smuggled) Dollar Store candy.

    • Simon Allen

      But look how marvelous Don’t Breathe turned out ……..

      • Creepshow

        It was sooo wonderful, that I’m never going to watch it again. Because I don’t want to tarnish the lovely experience I had the first time.

        • Simon Allen

          Sometimes in life we are so very blessed .

          • Creepshow

            Amen brother, Amen.

  • david

    I saw a sneak preview of Split a few weeks ago, and thought it was absolute garbage. I did not find it scary at all, and I was just waiting for the movie to finally end. Maybe it’s because I’m not a Shyamalan fan, but I also found the beginning of the film to be complete bullshit.

    • Erik The Red

      It doesn’t look good. It looks predictable and boring.

      • Meisha’s Taint

        How can a movie look predictable in a preview???

        Don’t you have to see it first??????

  • Matt

    Jason, Jason, Jason! I want to see many of these, but this is the one I’m looking forward to the most.

  • REC03

    IT is one of my most anticipated movies of all all time tbh. i love the original mini-series so much and Tim Curry was incredible but this has so much potential to be so much more. Just read Cary’s original script last night and even if it had its problems i thought it was great. with a good re-write we could be in for something very special.

  • ThunderDragoon

    The new Halloween? Child’s Play? Jeepers Creepers? If Friday the 13th is on this list, surely those should be too.

    • Evan3

      To be fair, they expressly stated that they weren’t mentioning the new Halloween. And it’s simply been way too long to get excited for a Jeepers Creepers sequel, especially given the recent trend of horrible past sale date sequels (like Zoolander and Anchorman).

      • Erik The Red

        You compare a Jeepers Creepers sequel to Zoolander 2 and Anchorman 2? Lol.
        I have a lot more faith in a Jeepers Creepers sequel than Zoolander and Anchorman (which both originals are extremely overrated to begin with). The Creeper has no timeline, it’s not like bringing back a washed up Ben Stiller or Will Ferrel to reprise a repugnant role.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Jeepers Creepers is dead in the water.

      No decent human being is going to support a movie that puts money into a child rapists hands. It will never happen

  • Evan3

    I’ve gotta say that this list makes me barf a little in my mouth. Horror had done such a good job the last few years of investing in original concepts and films. And 2017 is almost all recycled. We either have needless franchise extensions (Saw and Insidious), sequels to films that weren’t that good to begin with (Alien: Covenant being the follow-up to Prometheus, another random film being unwisely shoehorned in to the Cloverfield “Universe” like 8 Cloverfield Lane was), or directors with shaky track records (Muschietti and McLean). And somehow a film by Shyamalan is on the list (ugh!)? Just, meh.

  • Cjevy

    you forgot A Cure for Wellness…

    • Redsam6

      Damn right!

  • Simon Allen

    I’m not feeling “IT” at all ….why look forward to half a movie 🙁 .
    And another Cloverfield movie ? Anybody else think the last one was overrated apart from the performances ?
    Where is Amityville – The Awakening ? LMAO .

    • Carlton Fisher

      I think IT will work fine in two parts, because, if they are going with the original plan (tell the story of the original battle with IT when they were children in part 1, then the second battle in part 2), it’s a natural splitting of the novel. If part 1 does badly, then it will still work as a standalone film, because it will complete the arc of the “early years” plot line, and if it does well (which I’m betting on), then part 2 is a ready-to-go and natural “sequel” that really just finshes telling the story.

  • Matt Graupman

    I’m hopeful that “Gerald’s Game” will hit Netflix in 2017. After “Absentia,” “Oculus,” and particularly his other collaboration with Netflix, “Hush,” I’m all in on anything Mike Flanagan does.

  • David Birney

    “IT” has always been my favorite King novel. While the mini-series was pretty great as a kid, it does not hold up well now. I think one of the reasons I love IT so much was because I first read it as a kid, and then I decided to read it again some 26 or so years later. That ended up fitting so well with the storyline, and I viewed the book from two totally different viewpoints (Kid and adult)

  • Charles Cumella

    Really looking foward to Split, The Belko Experiment, Friday the 13th and Alien: Covenant. There are a couple more, like It or Insidious, that I’m looking foward to but with cautious optimism. Lets hope 2017 is better than this crappy jump scare year…

    And, Get Out looks interesting… Bring intelligence back to Horror please…

  • WOLF

    I’d take off Split, Insidious and Saw. I’m still mad at myself for finishing The Visit. Never again M Knight. Found footage has been beat to death… and I think it puts too much on the shoulders of inexperienced actors. Having kids as the main characters is even worse. I don’t trust any M Knight movie. He should just produce or something.
    We will see Chainsaw sometime in 2017. Filming is done.
    I’m very excited about It, and I always want to see a new Friday the 13th.

    • Josh

      The funny thing is that the visit is one of the very few movies where found footage is completely justified. Where it fits the story in a believable way.
      You are just hating for the sake of hate but the visit is one of the few movie that earns the use of found footage.

      • WOLF

        Hating to hate?? Lol. It’s a tired gimmick. The movie is awful in my opinion. Seeing Nana run around at night could have been pulled from an SNL skit. The kids rap? The audience got a dirty diaper rubbed in their faces.

  • Ima Badlady

    Sad that the Abe movie probably won’t happen at this point…

  • 2017 seems to be a good year for horror movies as 2016 was.

    • gabriel

      Except any of the horror films that come out in January. They are usually total horse shit. I hope that I am wrong this year though. Kate Beckinsale and M. Night deserve better.

  • Mr. Dry

    From this particular list I’m looking forward to Belko, Covenant, Cloverfield something and more than any other to freaking IT! I still don’t know what to think about The Dark Tower, Get Out, Friday the 13th and Split (I can’t just trust in Shayamalan after making me swallow not one but TWO unbearable kid’s rap scenes). And to be honest The Mummy looks like the worst of the shits IMO.

    A Cure For Wellness anyone?!

    • david

      Don’t spend your hard earned money to see Split. It’s the kind of movie that I would recommend you either watch for free on the internet, or wait until you can rent it from Redbox.

  • Josh

    IT looks like sh-IT

    • gabriel

      something doesn’t feel right about it. I wouldn’t call it shit just yet though.

  • GoodGuyGoneWrong

    IT? Seriously? What’s the target group?
    Rather that one looks more a victim of our kid´s generation these days cos they’re not even afraid of those stupid horror-clowns.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Movies shouldn’t be made based on “target groups” that’s kinda the problem right now….just make a good movie because it could be a good movie!

      Also people are more afraid of clowns now then ever there are clowns all over the news doing fucked up shit to different people. This might be the most scared people have ever been of clown in the history of clowns.

  • Linus

    Looking forward to Split, Belko Experiment, Alien:Covenant, Suspiria and It remakes, A cure for wellness, The wolves at the door, The bye bye man, Personal Shopper, Raw, Leatherface, Delirium and Incident on a Ghost Land,

  • Luca Vasto

    friday the 13 th in 2017???? i don’t think so.

    we are at the end of 2016 and still has not left even the pre-production of the film.
    If all goes well, 2017 will begin the pre-production, but the release will take place in 2018.
    You will see that in a few months, the production will announce that the movie will not release in October 2017, but that the release will take place in 2018.

    Provided that, and it is possible, the project will not further deleted.
    And ‘since 2009 that we talk about this film, and even today they continue to postpone the project.

    Personally I do not trust what the producers claim

  • Ima Badlady

    The Belko Experiment just makes me think of Danganronpa.

  • Ima Badlady
  • Mccuish1525

    I plan to see split in theaters

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Friday the 13 ain’t happening in 2017. If you don’t believe me please refer to the last 128 posts regarding Friday the 13th……

    • gabriel

      A total mind fuck would be if the new Halloween and Friday the 13th are the same damn movie

  • amir ezra

    Enough with Insidious, pleaseee!…

  • DavidHP1

    Not many originals, reboots with special effects. How about something that hasn’t been done before?

  • DAWnofthedead 91

    Yikes, a list full of likely mediocrity. I must say that I’m intrigued by “Split” mostly because of McAvoy’s presence.

    Fuck another “Saw” film. Seriously, number seven was probably one of the worst movies I’ve seen, and that takes some serious doing considering how horrible the fourth and fifth entries were. That horse was flayed to shreds a long time ago.

    • Jerry Cary

      Thank you….Saw is old old old!!!

  • TomNewYorker

    My 10 Anticipated Horror films of 2016 are

    2-Saw: Legacy
    3-Death House
    5-Tragedy Girls
    6-Alien: Covenant(I rarely look at the Aliens or Predator films as Horror flicks, I mostly call them Sci-Fi flicks, but from that Alien: Covenant Trailer, it looks more like it’s going to be a straight up Horror flick more then a Sci-Fi)
    7-Insidious Chapter 4
    8-The Mummy
    10-Friday The 13th(til I see Photos of them filming and til I see some casting annoucement, Friday The 13th will be number 10, Pains me to, cause I’m a huge Friday The 13th Fan, I even liked the 2009 Reboot, If I see some Production Photos and casting announcements, then I’ll move it up more)

    • inezsson

      I loved the Friday reboot.

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