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Horror Movie Roundup: A Creepy Cure for the Quiet Season

February 15, 2017 | Posted in News


For some of our most dedicated horror fans, we realize it may seem like we are heading into the scariest time of year – too many pastel colors, too many blooming flowers, and way too much sunlight! Ugh. Halloween seems way more than half a year away!

Rest easy. To keep you inspired and thinking about Halloween – and to give you something to do as you wait for it – we’ve put together a list of horror movies that have come out (or will be coming out) in the first quarter of 2017. Please note that release dates might change, and the Rotten Tomato score might do so as well. But at the very least, this is a list to get you started – and inspired. And let us know if we missed anything!

Underworld: Blood Wars
The epic struggle between the Lycan werewolf clan and the Vampire clan that has vowed to eradicate them continues in this stylish and moody fifth installment.
Opened: January 6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17

The Bye Bye Man
When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name.
Opened: January 13
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 22

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Alice Abernathy continues her battle against The Umbrella Corporation's hostile AI system The Red Queen. Her epic battle will lead her to the deep underground research and development center known as The Hive, where The Red Queen plots total destruction over the human race.
Opened: January 27
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33

Rings
A new chapter in the beloved Ring horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it.
Opened: February 3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7

XX
A horror anthology featuring all female directors (Karyn Kusama, Jovanka Vuckovic, Sofia Carrillo, Roxanne Benjamin, Annie Clark) telling stories with female leads.
Scheduled Opening: February 17

A Cure for Wellness
The story of an employee who is sent to rescue his boss from a European “wellness spa” but soon realizes he's trapped, and discovers that the facility has a more sinister purpose than just serving the health needs of its patients.
Scheduled Opening: February 17

Drifter
A pair of outlaw brothers are held captive in a desolate town run by a small family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics and their sadistic mayor.
Scheduled Opening: February 24

Get Out
When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, 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 could have never imagined.
Scheduled Opening: February 24

The Institute
A grief-stricken woman voluntarily checks into a mental facility in the 19th century, but is soon desperate to escape after the doctors begin torturing her with cruel experiments.
Scheduled Opening: March 3

Personal Shopper
Maureen is a young American in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Also, she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away.
Scheduled Opening: March 10

Kong: Skull Island
Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of iconic beast King Kong by immersing audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Scheduled Opening: March 10

Keep Watching
A family becomes imprisoned in their own home by intruders must play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.
Scheduled Opening: March 24

The Blackcoat's Daughter
Two girls who are left alone at their isolated prep school over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. Meanwhile, a troubled young woman is on the road, determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As the woman gets closer to the school, one of the students becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions.
Scheduled Opening: March 31

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