Overall it has just been an okay year for horror in my opinion – but some of the best stuff is still ahead of us. While films like The Conjuring 2, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Carnage Park provided some thrilling scares it was Stranger Things, the sleeper series of the Summer, that has stole the show.
11.) Death House
Touted as The Expendables of horror it features an all-star cast of horror legends. Including; Tony Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees), Heather Langenkamp (NOES), Adriene Barbeau (The Fog), Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, Critters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects), Bill Moseley (House of 1000s Corpses), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave), Felicia Rose (Sleepaway Camp)
Synopsis: During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings are their only chance for survival.
As with any horror re-imagining or reboot IT has come with some criticism and maybe rightfully so after what we saw out of the Poltergeist remake. Maybe it is just the marketing and posters but they feel like they have an eerily similar aesthetic in the early stages. That being said I think IT has some real potential to be one of the more creepy clown films in recent memory.
Synopsis: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Released: September 8, 2017
When the American remake of Ringu first came out in 2002 I knew little about it going into the theater. When I exited the theater images of Samara and video tape and left a lasting impression on me. The legend goes that if you watch a mysterious video tape you would get a phone call from Samara herself saying “Seven Days.” It was an ominous warning that she would be coming after you and the countdown had begun. At any moment she would spring from your TV full of static and petrify you into a static hollow corpse. Yikes. Let’s see if they can recapture the magic from the original with Rings – previously known as Rings 3D. I personally think they should have called it “Seven Days.”
Synopsis: Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring series, Rings.
Released: October, 2017