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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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