18 Terrifying Movies That Are Slated For 2017

Beware: there's fresh horror on the horizon. With the weather getting cooler, there's always time to turn to the darker side of the cinematic universe. It's been a good year for horror, and there are some seriously frightening titles still on their way to theaters. The year started strong with the release of Split and Get Out, and now the remake of Stephen King's It has blown us away (and scared our pants off). We figured it's high time to give you a rundown of what's in store as the year rolls on.

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  • What It's About: The eighth Saw movie promises an epic reboot of the iconic franchise, with a killer who emerges that's killing just like the presumed-dead Jigsaw. The last film before this one, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, came out way back in 2010.
  • Release Date: Oct. 27
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The Bye Bye Man

  • What It's About: A monstrous "boogie man" creature that makes people do awful things.
  • Release Date: Jan. 13
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  • Starring: Eili Harboe
  • The scoop: In this Norwegian thriller, college student Thelma experiences frightening seizures and abilities she can't control.
  • Release date: Nov. 10
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Tragedy Girls

  • Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp
  • The scoop: The movie baby of Scream and Clueless shows us the dark side of social media, as two high school girls turn to murder to boost their follower count.
  • Release date: Oct. 20
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  • What It's About: A much-needed reboot, It is originally a Stephen King novel that follows one group of kids and their various encounters with a demonic, shape-shifting entity.
  • Release Date: Sept. 8
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Annabelle: Creation

  • What It's About: Let's go back to where it all started. Sometime in the 19th century, a grieving couple took in a group of orphans, and the horrifying doll was born.
  • Release Date: Aug. 11
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The Beguiled

  • What It's About: Set in the civil war, this creepy thriller focuses on a school for girls that takes in a wounded soldier and nurses him back to health. The presence of a man causes tension to boil over.
  • Release Date: June 16
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Amityville: The Awakening

  • What It's About: A single mother moves into a new house with her three children, Belle (Bella Thorne), James, and Melissa. What she doesn't realize — but will soon learn — is that the house has a complicated and bloody history.
  • Release Date: June 30
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A Ghost Story

  • What It's About: A ghost returns to haunt its former wife in this moody film starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.
  • Release Date: July 7
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Wish Upon

  • What It's About: Imagine if you found a magical box that would grant you seven wishes. Then imagine that things go very, very wrong.
  • Release Date: July 14
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The Mummy

  • What It's About: Tom Cruise plays an explorer who makes the discovery of a lifetime, but accidentally releases an ancient evil entity on the world. He must stop her before she destroys everything.
  • Release Date: June 9
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Alien: Covenant

  • What It's About: The latest film in the horrifying Alien franchise — a follow-up to 2012's Prometheus — looks like one of the most violent to date.
  • Release Date: May 19
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47 Meters Down

  • What It's About: Two girls (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) decide the best way to spend their tropical vacation is to go shark diving. It's not.
  • Release Date: June 16
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It Comes at Night

  • What It's About: It's hard to tell from the trailer alone, but we know it focuses on a rather jumpy family that lives in the woods. Oh, and they don't dare go outside at night, because something lurks in the shadows.
  • Release Date: June 9
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  • What It's About: A young man with 23 personalities abducts three young girls and struggles to keep his sanity as his most dangerous identity tries to take hold.
  • Release Date: Jan. 20
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  • What It's About: The third installment of The Ring, one of the most iconic horror movies of the 21st century.
  • Release Date: Feb. 3
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Get Out

  • What It's About: Not all is as it seems when a young black man spends the weekend getting to know his white girlfriend's family.
  • Release Date: Feb. 24
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The Belko Experiment

  • What It's About: A whole team of employees get trapped in the office building of their company. A voice over the intercom forces them to kill each other . . . lest he does it for them.
  • Release Date: March 17