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Upcoming Horror Films in 2017

Hello, hell hounds. If you're like me, you want to be in the know about all of the sinister, frightening, gory, and macabre movies that have already come out that you've missed, and the ones yet to come so that you don't miss those as well.

Well, guess what? I've scoured and dug deep in the abyss of movie making to find these gems. Trust me, minions, there's a little something for every twisted taste this year, including some blockbusters. I'm sure it's not an exhaustive list, but it should help stave off those horror movie hunger pangs.

Island of the Dolls
Release: ? 2017

After the mysterious 1950's murders, which happened upon the infamous Island of the Dolls, a modern-day British journalist, Emily has been assigned to research and uncover the truth of the unspoken event. With the assistance of her photographer friend and several Mexican locals, they travel to the mysterious island, and soon discover the danger of which awaits them. Despite some spooky, sometimes threatening incidences, Emily is determined to crack the case but as her friends disappear one by one, she is forced to accept the truth and realise,all dolls like to play.

Director: Sebastian Mantilla

Writer: Emma Raine Walker

Stars: Isela Vega, Fernando Gaviria, Emma Raine Walker

The Chronicles of Riddick: Furia
Release: ? 2017

When Riddick finally finds his home planet, he has no idea what's in store for him.

Director: David Twohy

Writers: David Twohy, Jim Wheat (created by)

Star: Vin Diesel

Corbin Nash
Release:? 2017

A rogue police detective in search of his parents killer is murdered and reborn the ultimate killer.

Director: Ben Jagger

Writers: Ben Jagger, Dean S. Jagger

Stars: Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Rutger Hauer
Day of the Dead
Release: ? 2017

Remake of George Romero's Classic.

A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in world overrun by zombies.

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Writers: Lars Jacobson (screenplay), Michael McGrale (story consultant)

Stars: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum      

Hellraiser: Judgment
Release: ? 2017

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Writer: Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Randy Wayne, Rheagan Wallace

Release: ? 2017

A squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.

Director: Chee Keong Cheung

Writers: Chee Keong Cheung, Steve Horvath

Stars: Martyn Ford, Douglas Russell, Carlos Gallardo

The Third Wave
Release: ? 2017

A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Director: David Freyne

Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Amy De Bhrún

Mom and Dad
Release: ? 2017

A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Director: Brian Taylor

Writer: Brian Taylor

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters

Killer Pinata
Comes to Special Edition BluRay, DVD, Limited Edition VHS, and Vimeo On Demand January 18, 2017.

A possessed piñata, seeking to avenge the savagery that humanity has inflicted on his kind, picks off a group of friends, one by one, in an unending night of terror.

Children of the Corn: Runaway
Release: ? 2017

The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

Director: John Gulager

Writer: Joel Soisson

Stars: Marci Miller, JR Hatchett, Blaine Maye

Cute Little Buggers
Release:10 February 2017

From the Director of 'DEADTIME' and 'Crying Wolf' comes Cute Little Buggers! Will you let them take our women? It's Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz set in the English countryside. When hostile aliens crash land on local farmland the villagers at the summer ball get suspicious when young women start going missing. The villagers soon band together around our hero Melchoir to fend off the invaders
and bring back peace to the sleepy English countryside! B-movie laughs in this creature feature from Director Tony Jopia.

Writers: Garry Charles, Andy Davie

Stars: Caroline Munro, Dani Thompson, Sara Dee

Release: 3 March 2017

Set in 1930s prohibition, a corrupt cop discovers that the popular speakeasy in town has been infiltrated by vampires.

Director: Dan Lantz

Writers: Dan Lantz (original concept), Dan Lantz (story)

Stars: Ice-T, Michael McFadden, Chris James Boylan

Toxic Tutu
Release: 25 March 2017

An Almost True Story: TOXIC TUTU is an homage to the original cult-classic horror-comedy, THE TOXIC AVENGER and explains what became of the "Toxic Avenger's" Melvin the "Mop Boy", Mark Torgl.

Director: Joe Nardelli

Writers: Anthony Abbas (additional scenes), Joe Nardelli (as Joseph F. Nardelli)

Stars: Diana Prince, Lloyd Kaufman, Shawn C. Phillips

Welcome to Willits
Release: 23 February 2017

Deep in the Northern California woods, in the heart of the notorious Emerald Triangle, lies a remote cabin. The residents struggle to fight off the repeated attacks and abductions by mysterious creatures that have plagued them for years. When a local pot farmer is caught up with a wayward group of campers the situation quickly escalates into total carnage.

Director: Trevor Ryan

Writer: Tim Ryan

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Chris Zylka, Anastasia Baranova

Underworld: Blood Wars
Release: 6 January 2017

Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Director: Anna Foerster

Writers: Cory Goodman (screenplay), Kyle Ward (story by)

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies

The Bye Bye Man
Release:13 January 2017

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

Director: Stacy Title

Writers: Jonathan Penner (screenplay), Robert Damon Schneck (based on "The Bridge to Body Island" by Robert Damon Schneck)

Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Release: 27 January 2017

Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter

Release:3 February 2017

A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez

Writers: David Loucka (screenplay), Jacob Estes (screenplay)

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki

A Cure For Wellness
Release: 17 February 2017

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Justin Haythe (screenplay), Justin Haythe (story by)

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Release: 17 February 2017

XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama

Writers: Jack Ketchum (story by), Jovanka Vuckovic (written for the screen by)

Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha

Kong: Skull Island
Release: 10 March 2017

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Writers: Dan Gilroy (screenplay), Max Borenstein (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson

Personal Shopper
Release: 10 March 2017

Revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris.

Director: Olivier Assayas

Writers: Olivier Assayas (dialogue), Olivier Assayas (screenplay)

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz

The Belko Experiment
Release: 17 March 2017

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Director: Greg McLean

Writer: James Gunn

Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona

Keep Watching
Release: 24 March 2017

A family become imprisoned in their home by intruders, who force them to play a life-and-death game, where the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.

Director: Sean Carter

Writer: Joseph Dembner (screenplay)

Stars: Bella Thorne, Natalie Martinez, Chandler Riggs

The Blackcoat's Daughter
Release: 31 March 2017

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins

Writer: Oz Perkins

Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lauren Holly

The Void
Release: 7 April 2017

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

Writers: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

Stars: Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Welsh

Phoenix Forgotten
Release: 21 April 2017

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Director: Justin Barber

Writer: T.S. Nowlin

Stars: Matt Biedel, Hector Luis Bustamante, Ana Dela Cruz

Resident Evil: Vendetta (Animated)
Release: 27 May 2017
BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto

Writers: Makoto Fukami (screenplay), Joe McClean (adaptation)

Stars: Matthew Mercer, Cristina Valenzuela, Karen Strassman

It Comes at Night
Release: 9 June 2017

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Writer: Trey Edward Shults (screenplay)

Stars: Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Carmen Ejogo

Wish Upon
Release: 14 July 2017

A teen girl discovers a magical box that will grant her seven wishes. As she uses her wishes for personal gain, bad things begin to happen to those around her. She discovers an evil entity lives inside the box and may be behind the gruesome deaths.

Director: John R. Leonetti

Writer: Barbara Marshall

Stars: Joey King, Sherilyn Fenn, Elisabeth Röhm

Annabelle 2: Creation
Release: 11 August 2017

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director: David F. Sandberg

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Stars: Miranda Otto, Philippa Coulthard, Stephanie Sigman

Sky Sharks
Release: 1 September 2017

"Deep in the ice of the antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old nazi laboratory still intact where dark experiments had occurred. In order to conquer the world, the Nazis created modified sharks who were able to fly and whose riders are genetically mutated, undead super-humans. A military task force called "Dead Flesh Four" - reanimated US soldiers who fell in Vietnam - is put together to prevent world downfall."

Director: Marc Fehse

Writers: Carsten Fehse, Marc Fehse (creator)

Stars: Naomi Grossman, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Amanda Bearse

Release: 8 September 2017

Re-boot of Stephen King's IT.

Director: Andrés Muschietti

Writers: Stephen King (novel), Chase Palmer (screenplay)

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet

Release: 29 September 2017

Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Writers: Peter Filardi (story), Ben Ripley (screenplay)

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, Ellen Page

Release: 13 October 2017

Re-boot of Dario Argento's original cult classic.
A young American ballerina comes to train at a prestigious German dance academy and comes to uncover the school's dark and menacing secrets.

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Writers: Dario Argento (characters), David Kajganich (screenplay)

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

Release: 15 October 2017

Seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister Sam are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than life with their abusive, drunken mother when they are forced to move into their deceased Grandfather's house. Frightened beyond belief, they are forced to learn horrible things about their family history. Never mind the ghosts in the house, there is something far worse that takes an interest in them ... a cannibalistic clown named Crepitus.

Director: Haynze Whitmore

Writers: Eddie Renner, Sarah Renner (as Sarah Von Kluck)

Stars: Bill Moseley, Eve Mauro, Taya Parker

Insidious Chapter 4
Release: 20 October 2017

Insidious Chapter 4 is another prequel, chronicling the investigations of Elise Rainer as well as her two sidekicks, Specs and Tucker, as they investigate "the Further" prior to the first Insidious installment.

Director: Adam Robitel

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Stars: Javier Botet, Caitlin Gerard, Lin Shaye

Saw 8: Legacy
Release: 27 October 2017

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Writers: Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore

Dead Rising
Release: 31 October 2017

A young woman becomes trapped after the car in which she is traveling strikes someone and careens off-road. She soon discovers the area is overwhelmed with aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, and must figure out what is happening and why, she must utilize her strength if she hopes to escape from her horrifying surroundings.

Director: Hassan Hussein

Writers: Hassan Hussein (screenplay), Hassan Hussein

Stars: Lee Majors, Kacey Clarke, Augie Duke

Re-Animator: Evolution
Release: 7 November 2017

Pursued by the police, an ambitious neuroscientist uses a neutrino impulse to bring his dead wife back to life, unintentionally unlocking within her dormant powers that threaten the existence of everyone he knows.

Director: Serge Levin

Writers: Serge Levin, Jon Keeyes (contributing writer)

Stars: Brad Dourif, Lin Shaye, Serge Levin

He's Out There
Release: 27 November 2017

On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.

Director: Dennis Iliadis

Writer: Mike Scannell

Patient Zero
Release: 31 December 2017

After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writers: Mike Le (screenplay)

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen, Stanley Tucci

Cult Of Chucky
Release: 31 December 2017

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic "tool" to facilitate his patients' group sessions - an all-too-familiar "Good Guy" doll with an innocently smiling face - a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn't crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky's now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child's Play, races to Nica's aid. But to save her he'll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky's long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Director: Don Mancini (rumored)

Writer: Don Mancini

Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif

Netflix Original Movies

Release: 28 June 2017

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong (as Bong Joon Ho)

Writers: Joon-ho Bong (as Bong Joon Ho), Jon Ronson

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Death Note
Realease: 25 August 2017

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

Director: Adam Wingard

Writers: Charley Parlapanides (screenplay), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay)

Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe

Little Evil
Release: 2017

In this horror-comedy, Gary who has just married Samantha the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

Director: Eli Craig

Writer: Eli Craig

Stars: Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Clancy Brown