2017 is going to be full of new horror releases. Unfortunately, 90% are sequels or remakes such as Amityville: The Awakening, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (here’s hoping), Annabelle 2, World War Z 2, IT, Insidious 4 and Saw: Legacy (I love the Saw series so I am mega excited for this one). There is some originality in the form of Death House, which is basically the horror version of The Expendables, but we’re hoping it will be way better!
Obviously, most of these films are being fed to us from the States, but I think the best place to look for new horror next year is from our very own shores. Here are 3 upcoming British horror films that are slated for release in 2017:
Director – Chee Keong Cheung
Set in the aftermath of a viral outbreak that sees half of Britain quarantined, this film follows a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers sent on a suicide mission to rescue a scientist who might be the only hope for the survival of mankind.
what excites me about this film is the fact that it’s going to be full of action with the undead fast, strong and seemingly unstoppable. It has been filmed on location in the UK, including in Rugby where lucky locals were invited to join the hordes of undead.
The cast includes some familiar faces, including Carlos Gallardo, Katarina Leigh Waters and Bentley Kalu.
Director – Callum Andrew Johnstone
A ruthless gangster haunted by the demonic spirit of his father is betrayed, and in his search for vengeance, sets into motion a chain of truly terrifying events which will affect the lives of many.
Made by Stone Empire Pictures, this film will explore the law of karma – i.e. the deeds that you sow are the deeds you reap. I am a great believer in karma (just look at Brangelina 🙂 ), so I think this film will be a really interesting take on this mystic concept.
The cast includes Hafpor Julius Bjornsson (The Mountain from Game of Thrones – so you know it’s gonna be scary), Jamie Foreman & Marc Elliott.
The Creature Below
Director – Stewart Sparke
A young scientist discovers a malevolent entity which sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity.
Those of you who went to FrightFest will be aware of this film. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it as it clashed with Sadako vs Kayako.
Personally, I love a creature feature with Lake Placid, The Fly and even Piranha (remake) being some of my faves. We are promised a film that will introduce a terrifying new monster – a deeply disturbing new addition to the international horror scene. I can’t wait.
By Catherine Dunn (@toodamncat)
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