2016 is expected to bring horror remakes, sequels alongside some long awaited releases. Here are five freaky films to look out for in 2017.
Split – January 26th
The film explores the kidnapping of three girls from the back of their car, by a man, Kevin Wendall Crumb (James McAvoy) who has been diagnosed with 23 different personalities. The girls must find a way to outsmart Crumb to escape the isolated facility where they are imprisoned.
Critics have praised McAvoy’s ability to switch between personalities throughout the movie, rating the film a 7.4/10 by iMBD and a 75% from Rotten Tomatoes. Controversy surrounds the movie on the grounds that it may stigmatise those with personality disorders as violent and as inherently dangerous. Overall, the movie incapsulates a variation of jump scares, disturbing discoveries and gory scenes.
Amityville: The Awakening – June 30th
Amityville: The Awakening is a modernised version of the true story and other eighteen official movies on the Amityville house. The movie follows Belle and her family as they move into a new house, to fund her brother’s healthcare. However, when Belle starts having horrifying nightmares and her brother miraculously recovers, she begins to realise something is not right.
Some believe the movie may not live up to expectations, because of it’s release process. The film was first announced to be released on January 27th 2012, however the movies release date was pushed back four times and rewritten and retitled once. Despite this, my fingers are crossed that this will be a chilling edition to the franchise.
Annabelle: Creation – August 11th 2017
Following the 2014 prequel Annabelle, comes the auspicious 2017 Annabelle: Creation. The movie is based several years after the death of their daughter, a dollmaker and his wife as they open their home to a nun and several girls from a closed orphanage. The dollmakers possessed doll, sets her sights on one of the young girls.
The trailer features many jump scares and depicts the similar line of supernatural horror incorporated throughout the prequels. Many fans have taken to twitter to share their reactions.
It – September 8th
Based on Stephen King’s renowned 1986 novel It, comes the supernatural horror film with the same title. The film takes place in Derry, Maine in 1989 in which we follow a group of kids who discover an entity that may be linked to the recent missing children in the town.
The novel was then revised into the 1990’s miniseries by Tommy Lee Wallace, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise. The 2017 movie is said to stick closely to the miniseries, but will feature it’s own horrifying spin. Fan-made videos of the 1990 miniseries and 2017 movie are circulating the internet. They show how despite they share the same storyline they have different scare tactics. The 1990 trailer shows a lot of the malevolent Pennywise, compared to the 2017 trailer which only shows glimpses to add more suspension and fear. Nevertheless, the new trailer looks bloody terrifying.
Saw: Legacy – October 27th
The eighth film in the franchise picks up ten years after the death of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell). The franchise is renowned for it’s gore and mind-boggling life and death puzzles. The public hasn’t been privy to any still images, trailers or movie posters just yet. However, on March 2nd, website Bloody Disgusting released cast details and a vague synopsis of the anticipated film.
It follows like this, bodies are being found all over the city succumbing to gruesome deaths. Amidst investigation, evidence points to one man: John Kramer aka Jigsaw. Bell is set to return to the film franchise in some capacity, not yet identified.