The end of October is kind of a random time to put out a best-of list. But since today is Halloween, Vulture.com’s list of the Best Horror Films of 2017 So Far is worth a look.
There are 24 movies on the list . . . here are 10 of them, in no particular order:
- “Get Out”. This one’s pretty obvious, and if you don’t know what it’s about, congratulations on coming out of your coma
- “It”. Another no-brainer.
- “The Girl with All the Gifts”. A zombie movie, but a good, non-cliché zombie movie.
- “Raw”. This was the French cannibal flick that allegedly caused people to faint at a screening.
- “Split”. If you want to really do this one right, watch M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” first. Then you can better enjoy his upcoming movie “Glass”, which is a sequel to BOTH.
- “Happy Death Day”. It’s the slasher version of “Groundhog Day” that someone should have thought of YEARS ago. A girl has to relive the day of her murder over and over again, until she can identify her killer.
- “Annabelle: Creation”. The FOURTH movie in the “Conjuring” franchise. But probably not the last.
- “A Dark Song”. A woman hires a spiritual guide to help her contact her son, who was kidnapped and murdered. This one’s kind of understated, but your patience pays off.
- “The Devil’s Candy”. A metalhead (slash) painter moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were murdered by their son. Why? The Devil made him do it. And maybe he’s not finished.
- “Prevenge”. A woman’s unborn baby commands her to kill. So she does.