10 Best Horror Movies of 2017

2017 might not have been a great year for movies in general, but there is no denying to the fact that it was a more than decent year for horror movies. Now that the year is about to end, we decided to dig in and list down the top 10 horror movies of 2017.

 

10. Cult of Chucky

This is 2017’s splendid attempt at satisfying the ‘gore – loving’ fans. ‘Cult of Chucky’ is a blood bath from the beginning till it reaches the finale stacking up corpses like there is no tomorrow. You get your share of gross killings, hacked limbs and enough of decapitations. It is an invigorated addition to the franchise where a more blood thirsty toy menace who’s killing spree will wash you up with enough blood in a span of 90 minutes. Chucky gets back at us with his bad mouthed demeanor wrapping us into a frenzy of stabs and mutilations flavoring it with his love for ending lives and doing the same with the most unabashed and creepy smile ever to have appeared on the silver screen.

 

9. Berlin Syndrome

All is well for a backpacker who flows along the continents, living the free life flavored with strangers and sweet little coincidences. Where can things go wrong for the wanderer? Well, it can go wrong if you fall for the charm of a young man whom you met on the sidewalk. Bumping into what you thought would be the beginning of an everlasting friendship might find you confined to the psychic clutches of a man whom you should never have met. And that tells the story of Berlin Syndrome where a young helpless wanderer is trapped by a stranger whom she mistook for a true companion. Need we say more?

 

8. Annabelle Creation

It goes without saying that James Wan’s chamber of horror stories has given us some of the scariest flicks ever. Ever since Annabelle appeared, the doll was begging for a solo installment and her fans were not disappointed when finally, the studios green lit the rag monster to unleash herself through Annabelle Creation. The film takes us along to the past where an ordinary family meets with a tragedy and how the affected members decides to resolve it by taking a step edging on the dark powers. Annabelle creation delivers a concrete back story which, if you are an ardent horror fan, must watch if you don’t want to be left out on details when the diabolic doll returns to screen.

 

7. Better Watch Out

If Home Alone had a perverted plot, then probably it would end up looking like Better Watch Out. The film covers a baby sitting scenario that quickly takes a turn where a seemingly innocent figure comes crawling out with his torturous fantasies making us literally go, ‘Oops… I didn’t see that coming’. Carefully plotting a story with much suspense and mystery, Better Watch Out makes an impactful addition to the ‘babysitter night’ horror genre.

 

6. Gerald’s Game

What is wrong in driving down to a secluded getaway home with your partner to relive your fantasies over the weekend? Nothing. Well that’s not how Netflix’s new spine chilling couple – horror speaks out. What starts out as a cozy weekend story quickly takes a U-turn engulfing us with such helplessness that it might not let us drive out to unfamiliar places in the name of adventure. A narrative that has a little bit of ’127 hours’ flavored around it (if they swapped the gender of the main lead that is), Gerald’s game is the quickest dose of cinematic experience that will leave us in a state of uncertainty and makes it creepier by feeding off on our psychological temperaments when met with a circumstance that assures death in plain sight. With Carla Gugino’s seamless performance, Gerald’s game shoulders a ‘one-woman crisis’ narrative in all its grace.

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