2017 has already been a great year for horror movies but don't worry, the best isn't over by a long shot. Whether you're looking for the return of old franchises - oh hello, Saw - or a long awaited adaptation, there's a gory trickle of intriguing scares on the way to both the big and small screens. Here are the best upcoming horror movies and TV, and a few highlights that you might have missed so far. Fasten yourself in for a whistle stop tour of 2017's horror highlights and where to find them. Think of it like a log flume. With blood.
The horrors you might have missed...
- '80s horror meets Jumanji, Beyond the Gates is out on VoD and home release
- The blood-covered Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, is streaming on Netflix now
- Get Out might be the horror movie of the year with its exceptionally dark racially-charged horror comedy
- Feeling hungry for some coming-of-age cannibalism? Raw ticks that box nicely
Cult of Chucky
Release date: October 23, 2017
Where can I watch it? VOD, Blu-ray, DVD
Despite transforming into a comedic character a few movies into his own franchise, the possessed Good Guy doll is back for even more horrific antics this year. Brad Dourif returns as the foul-mouthed toy for the seventh in the franchise along with a stack of the original cast. If the doll didn't give it away, we're firmly in trash territory as a girl in a mental institution is given Chucky to 'help' with her trauma. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't help and a new series of murders take place around the asylum as the doll restarts his villainous ways. Also starring Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif, Cult of Chucky is a straight-to-video job but the return of original director and writer Don Mancini means there should be a few chuckles in there even if this franchise could have done with having the batteries taken out a long time ago.
Release date: October 27, 2017
Where can I watch it? Cinemas
Thought Jigsaw was dead? Well, so did I to be honest, but that doesn't seem to be stopping Lionsgate from churning out another probably exceptionally crunchy release in the long running franchise. Unsurprisingly we've already got another R rating for 'grisly, bloody violence and torture' and a cast that's never appeared in a Saw movie before. On the up, Jigsaw has been penned in blood by the talent behind Piranha 3D, Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, so there might be some dark laughs as someone mysterious starts replicating the grisly DIY murders of Tobin Bell's Jigsaw. It won't be pretty but at least this one isn't in 3D...
Insidious: Chapter 4
Release date: January 5, 2018
Where can I watch it? Cinemas
As announced last year, Insidious: Chapter 4 is being directed by Paranormal Activity writer Adam Robitel and stars the ever brilliant Lin Shaye as we return to The Further. There's something ridiculously watchable about the Insidious movies and Chapter 3 proved that we don't need to have Patrick Wilson on screen for success. There's not much info regarding the plot but rumour has it that it's a prequel that takes place a number of years before the first films and follows a younger Elise as she starts to realise that she's not like everyone else. No, not everyone can see dead people and wear gas masks to contact the other side...