It may seem a little early to start thinking about horror movies coming out in 2017. After all, there’s a whole bunch of great horror movies yet to come in 2016. Still, as diehard horror fans, we know that half of the fun is talking about the movies we’re waiting for, getting excited in eager anticipation for the return of a horror hero, or something new to expand our horizons. Check out 7 horror movies coming at you in 2017!
1. Friday the 13th
Released: January 13, 2017
Oh, we’ve been through the full gamut of emotions waiting for our beloved Jason Voorhees to return to us. After 12 movies and even a lovably odd TV show, the latest Friday the 13th reboot has been kicked around for a while now. First it was a found-footage horror, then a TV show on The CW, and now it’s been bumped to 2017. Don’t worry Jason — horror fans will always wait for you.
Released: September 8, 2017
The update of the beloved IT TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise has also had development problems. Maze Runner star Will Poulter was set to take the coveted role of 2017’s Pennywise but now that casting is not so sure. It’s tricky to take on a horror classic, but it’ll be interesting to see what kind of new look we see for the nightmarish clown.
The original Flatliners claimed “some lines should never be crossed,” but a Flatliners remake is clearly an exception to this rule. Vampire Diaries’s Nina Dobrev and Hard Candy’s Ellen Page will take the lead roles, and it’ll be interesting to see how this decidedly ’90s movie, made famous by Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, will adapt to fit with the 2017 box office.
4. Death House
Long touted as “The Expendables of Horror,” Death House certainly boasts an impressive cast of horror movie greats. 2017 will see Death House unite Candyman’s Tony Todd, Friday the 13th’s Kane Hodder, Re-Animator’s Barbara Crampton, The Devil’s Rejects’ Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, The Hills Have Eyes’ Dee Wallace and Michael Berryman, and my personal favorite, Sleepaway Camp’s Felissa Rose. With a cast this thrilling, Death House is an appealing prospect no matter what ends up on the screen!
5. The Chair
The Chair is an adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel of the same name, and follows an innocent man trapped on Death Row, forced to commit increasingly brutal acts to protect himself from the sadistic prison warden. The latter is played by Bill Oberst Jr., and ever-reliable villain and star of Take This Lollipop, possibly the scariest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.
6. Saw Legacy
It may be the eighth installment of the Saw series, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve seen the last of Billy the creepy-ass puppet. Sure, a few major deaths within the series may have hampered future plotlines for certain characters, but there are many loose ends to tie up in Saw 8. Who knows where Jigsaw’s fiendish legacy will take us?
7. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Released: January 27, 2017
Since the first Resident Evil film in 2002, fans of horror movies have adored the franchise. Milla Jovovich returns as our indefatigable heroine for what is currently claimed to be The Final Chapter, but remember that this is the horror genre we’re talking about; the Final Friday for Jason Voorhees was only the ninth movie of 12 Friday the 13th movies and counting.