Thus far (according to most critics and viewers), some of the best horror movies of 2017 include Split, Get Out, Life, and Alien: Covenant. With fans looking forward to upcoming titles like It, 47 Meters Down, Leatherface, Saw: Legacy, and World War Z 2, horror movies are just getting started in 2017. But while you look forward to highly-anticipated titles that have yet to be released, there are a few lesser-known horror movies currently available to help tie you over. The movies listed below can be found either via On Demand, or on streaming platforms like Amazon, YouTube, and Google Movies.
Three friends get together for a weekend of partying, but their plans get derailed when they find hostile spirits.
Released at the beginning of 2017, The Snare has received mixed reviews from critics; most horror review sites have recommended the film calling it taut, tense, and effective. Written and directed by C.A. Cooper, cast members Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, and Rachel Warren have been praised for delivering solid performances. If you’re an avid horror fan in search of new movies, and you appreciate jump-scare horror flicks, then The Snare is for you.
When Justine, a 16-year-old vegetarian, has her first taste of meat, she starts to embrace an unhealthy desire.
This unnerving and violent film received rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike. Filled with stunning, albeit grisly, imagery, Raw is smart, gory, and at times, funny. It has an impressive score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site’s Critics Consensus describes why it’s one of the best horror movies of 2017.
“Raw’s lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they’re anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade.”
A Cure for Wellness
Directed by Gore Verbinski (Rango), A Cure for Wellness stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Lisa Banes, and Mia Goth. Critics have called the film a hidden gem, a rollercoaster ride of fear, and gruesomely mesmerizing. IMDb provides the premise for what many consider to be one of the most underrated horror movies of 2017.
“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. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.”
A first of its kind, XX is a horror anthology featuring four movies that are all written and directed by women: Annie Clark (The Birthday Party), Karyn Kusama (Her Only Living Son), Roxanne Benjamin (Don’t Fall), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Box). The four short-films feature dark humor, suspense, and creepy stop-animation in between the various movies (all while platforming women’s issues).
The Dark Tapes
If you’re in the mood for another horror anthology after seeing XX, then The Dark Tapes is for you. Featuring five interlocking stories (Wraparound, To Catch a Demon, The Hunters and the Hunted, Cam Girls, and Amanda’s Revenge), this movie blends the genres of sci-fi, horror, and mystery. Critics have called The Dark Tapes surreal, scary, intense, and one of the most creative horror movies of 2017.
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From The Snare to The DarkTapes, some of the best horror movies of 2017 are overlooked gems.
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