2017 Horror: A year in a month, one movie a day

by jacyliszek | created - 10 Jul 2018 | updated - 04 Dec 2018 | Public

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1. Annabelle: Creation (2017)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Twelve 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, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 102,614 | Gross: $102.09M

2. It Comes At Night (2017)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

78 Metascore

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. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough

Votes: 75,774 | Gross: $13.99M

3. Leatherface (2017)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse

Votes: 17,849

4. 47 Meters Down (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 44,387 | Gross: $44.31M

5. The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

37 Metascore

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 | Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco

Votes: 19,686 | Gross: $22.38M

6. The Gracefield Incident (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

21 Metascore

In Gracefield, three couples are spending a long weekend in a luxurious cabin when suddenly an uninvited guest in the form of a meteorite, comes crashing the party...

Director: Mathieu Ratthe | Stars: Mathieu Ratthe, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Kimberly Laferriere, Juliette Gosselin

Votes: 2,002

7. Totem (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A teen must resort to extreme measures to protect her family from a supernatural entity.

Director: Marcel Sarmiento | Stars: Kerris Dorsey, Ahna O'Reilly, James Tupper, Lia McHugh

Votes: 1,432

8. The Evil Within (2017)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.

Director: Andrew Getty | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Dina Meyer, Frederick Koehler, Michael Berryman

Votes: 2,711

9. 1922 (2017)

TV-MA | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

70 Metascore

A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.

Director: Zak Hilditch | Stars: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard

Votes: 44,008

10. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

70 Metascore

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading

Votes: 20,084 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Bottom of the World (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.

Director: Richard Sears | Stars: Jena Malone, Douglas Smith, Ted Levine, Tamara Duarte

Votes: 4,788

12. Clinical (2017)

104 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history.

Director: Alistair Legrand | Stars: Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 5,878

13. Gerald's Game (2017)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

77 Metascore

A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house; after the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken

Votes: 76,405

14. Happy Death Day (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

58 Metascore

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

Votes: 102,817 | Gross: $55.68M

15. Happy Hunting (2017)

91 min | Horror, Western

An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.

Directors: Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson | Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Williams

Votes: 2,207

16. Life (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 192,831 | Gross: $30.23M

17. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 173,767 | Gross: $17.80M

18. Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

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 | Stars: Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews

Votes: 5,132 | Gross: $3.60M

19. Super Dark Times (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

75 Metascore

Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

Director: Kevin Phillips | Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Amy Hargreaves

Votes: 15,840 | Gross: $0.03M

20. The Crucifixion (2017)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When Nicole comes in contact with Father Anton (Corneliu Ulici) more and more inexplicable events occur. The pair begin to believe that the priest lost the battle with a demon.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Sophie Cookson, Corneliu Ulici, Ada Lupu, Brittany Ashworth

Votes: 6,463

21. The Babysitter (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

Votes: 53,695

22. The Ritual (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton

Votes: 65,049

23. Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 23,103 | Gross: $0.15M

24. Valley of Ditches (2017)

77 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Left for dead in an open grave, Emilia struggles to keep both her life and her sanity.

Director: Christopher James Lang | Stars: Amanda Todisco, Russell Bradley Fenton, Jeremy Sless, Alexandria Benford

Votes: 289

25. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 16,580 | Gross: $14.30M

26. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 444,769 | Gross: $176.04M

27. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 239,237 | Gross: $74.26M

28. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 421,773 | Gross: $327.48M

29. Ryde (2017)

TV-MA | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who you'll be getting in a car with. Or if you'll ever get out.

Director: Brian Frank Visciglia | Stars: David Wachs, Jessica Serfaty, Ronnie Alvarez, Kyle Thomas Schmidt

Votes: 8,141

30. Rings (2017)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

25 Metascore

A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 35,817 | Gross: $27.78M

31. Cain Hill (2017)

82 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of documentary filmmakers are filming a TV special about the events which occurred at the famous and mysterious abandoned Cain Hill asylum many years earlier, and the unexplained ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fallaize | Stars: Hannah Jacobs, Edward Elgood, Jason York, Tony Cook

Votes: 136

32. The Hatred (2017)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Four young women travel to their college professor's new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past.

Director: Michael G. Kehoe | Stars: Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff, Darby Walker, Nina Siemaszko

Votes: 1,955

33. Creep 2 (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

75 Metascore

A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Karan Soni, Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, Kyle Field

Votes: 15,469

34. Lake Bodom (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

Director: Taneli Mustonen | Stars: Nelly Hirst-Gee, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä

Votes: 2,879

35. Temple (2017)

TV-MA | 78 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

23 Metascore

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Director: Michael Barrett | Stars: Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner, Brandon Sklenar, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 3,782

36. Cult of Chucky (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

69 Metascore

Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 18,927

37. Don't Sleep (II) (2017)

Unrated | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

26 Metascore

After moving into a cottage together, two young lovers confront the horrors of a forgotten childhood.

Director: Rick Bieber | Stars: Dominic Sherwood, Charlbi Dean, Jill Hennessy, Drea de Matteo

Votes: 937

38. Slumber (I) (2017)

R | 84 min | Horror

A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.

Director: Jonathan Hopkins | Stars: Maggie Q, Will Kemp, Sophia Wiseman, Kristen Bush

Votes: 3,363

39. Nails (I) (2017)

85 min | Horror, Mystery

Recovering after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.

Director: Dennis Bartok | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall, Leah McNamara, Ross Noble

Votes: 2,114

40. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 102,641 | Gross: $2.29M

41. Marrowbone (2017)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Director: Sergio G. Sánchez | Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth

Votes: 19,279 | Gross: $0.00M

42. Psychopaths (2017)

85 min | Horror

37 Metascore

Several psychopaths wreak havoc over the course of a violent night.

Director: Mickey Keating | Stars: Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Mark Kassen, Angela Trimbur

Votes: 480

43. The Grinn (2017)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man awakens in an empty house that he is unable to leave. Battling fatigue, injury and amnesia, and guided only by a cryptic voice on his phone, he begins piecing together fractured ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Kalamane | Stars: John Carroll, Sarah Leight, Michka Hawkins, Victor DiBartolomeo

Votes: 242

44. Feral (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

41 Metascore

Students fight to survive a weekend in the woods.

Director: Mark Young | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Olivia Luccardi, Lew Temple, Renee Olstead

Votes: 3,725

45. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 31,075 | Gross: $0.10M

46. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy