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Eight Horror Movies to Start 2017

Happy New Year!

I thought a fun way to kick off the New Year would be to look ahead at some of the horror movies coming out in 2017.

There’s going to be a lot of sequels and remakes, which I’ll cover in another post. But there’s also going to be a fair share of original horror movies. Starting with the ones below.

Some of the trailers look very enticing, but as we all know that can be misleading.

So which of the following will thrill us, and which will not?

Time will tell.

But in the meantime, be sure to tell me which of the following you’re looking most forward to.

1. The Bye Bye Man – Release Date: January 13, 2017

Glad to see a horror movie release on the first Friday the 13th of 2017.

People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what…but who? When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control. Is there a way to survive his possession?

2. Pitchfork – Release Date: January 13, 2017

Another Friday the 13th offering. If you like slasher movies, this might be up your alley. I already predict we may be seeing Pitchfork costume offerings this Halloween…

Having recently shared a life-changing secret with his family, Hunter recruits his friends to come with him from New York to the farm where he grew up as he faces his parents for the first time. As the college students enjoy the fresh air of Michigan farm country, an older, more dangerous secret slowly emerges. While Hunter navigates a new place within his conservative family, a vicious creature from their past descends on the farm, putting the unsuspecting city kids in mortal danger.

3. Split – Release Date: January 20, 2017

An overdue offering from M. Night Shyamalan.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him – as well as everyone around him – as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

4. Eloise – Release Date: February 3, 2017

2017’s horror movie involving an asylum. Thankfully one not dealing with a group of ghost hunters investigating a haunted one. (Sorry. How many times can that same movie be made. Literally done to death.)

A psychological thriller set in an abandoned insane asylum known as Eloise. Four friends break in with the intention of finding a death certificate that could land Jacob the rights to a hefty inheritance. While inside, the friends discover the terrifying history of the asylum and the truth about their own pasts.

5. A Cure for Wellness – Release Date: February 17, 2017

This may be one of the most cerebral horror movies of 2017. It may also be one of the most visually stunning.

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 miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

6. Patient Zero – Release Date: February 17, 2017

There’s no official trailer for this one but it sounds like i might fall into the apocalypse/zombie horror genre.

A supervirus has turned humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers, and an asymptomatic victim (Matt Smith) who can communicate with the infected must lead the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

7. Get Out – Release Date: February 24, 2017

A movie that tackles the horrors of meeting a girlfriend of boyfriend’s family for the first time.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

8. Keep Watching – Release Date: March 24, 2017 (?)

I’m not sure if this one will really be released in March or not. Couldn’t find a trailer exactly, but I found some behind-the-scenes info. You’ll recognize a few familiar faces in this one, like Chandler Riggs (a.k.a. Carl on the Walking Dead), and Bella Thorne (who you might recognize from some comedies, like The Duff, and who will appear in another 2017 horror movie, Amityville: The Awakening.)

When two deranged serial killers break into their home, a family has to stick together to make it out alive. Unbeknownst to the killers, there are hidden cameras throughout the home documenting their every move.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “Eight Horror Movies to Start 2017

  1. The best thing i ve watch was documentaries on YouTube there free and plenty of them. Number 1 is the :Pantry Ghost. Number 2 is :Ghost in the Attic. Then there is plenty of Series shows: A Haunting, Ghost Adventures one of my favorites and My Ghost Story, another favorite.

  2. Hey Rob! Thx for sharing that YouTube is a source for watching some of these shows. I don’t have cable anymore and didn’t know I could find episodes there!

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