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A new year means a new list of films hitting theaters or going straight to DVD. Most true horror fans will cry blasphemy and face-palm with the classic "are you kidding me...another remake" when they see what Hollywood has in store for 2017.

Amityville: The Awakening (January 6th)

Plot: A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history.

Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Bella Thorne (Scream the TV series) and Cameron Monaghan (Shameless)

The Bye Bye Man (January 13th)

Plot: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man's most unspeakable acts.

Stars: Douglas Smith (Vinyl), Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) and Cressida Bonas (Doctor Thorne)

Rings (February 3rd)

Plot: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) and Laura Wiggins (Shameless)

Eloise (February 3rd)

Plot: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.

Stars: Eliza Dushku (Wrong Turn), Robert Patrick (Scorpion) and Chace Crawford (The Covenant)

Patient Zero (February 17th)

Plot: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Stars: Clive Standen (Vikings), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who)

Get Out (February 24th)

Plot: A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate.

Stars: Allison Williams (Girls), Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton) and Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods)

Keep Watching (March 24th)

Plot: A family become imprisoned in their own home by intruders who force them to play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.

Stars: Bella Thorne (Scream the TV series), Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and Natalie Martinez (End of Watch)

*No trailer available*

Alien: Covenant (May 19th)

Plot: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Stars: Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), Katherine Waterson (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and James Franco (Why Him?)

The Mummy (June 9th)

Plot: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Stars: Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle)

World War Z 2 (June 9th)

Plot is unknown

Stars: Brad Pitt (World War Z)

The Dark Tower (July 28th)

Plot: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim)

Annabelle 2 (August 11th)

Plot: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Stars: Miranda Otto (I, Frankenstein), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre) and Alicia Vela-Bailey (Lights Out)

IT (September 8th)

Plot: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Stars: Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special)

*No official trailer has been released*

Flatliners (September 29th)

Plot: Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Stars: Ellen Page (Inception), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Kiefer Sutherland (24)

*No official trailer is available*

Friday the 13th (October 13th)

Plot: The return of the legendary mass murderer Jason Voorhees in the new Friday the 13th.

There have yet to be any casting announcements or trailers released. This film's release has been rescheduled multiple times. Will we finally get to see it on October 13th? That's the rumor.

Insidious: Chapter 4 (October 20th)

Plot: Unknown

Stars: Angus Sampson (Insidious), Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife)

*No official trailer has been released*

Saw: Legacy (October 27th)

Plot: Unkown

Stars: Tobin Bell (known for his role as Jigsaw in the previous franchise films) has been the only casting announcement made.

*No official trailer has been released*

Leatherface (No Date)

Plot: Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.

Stars: Stephan Dorff (Immortals), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring) and Sam Strike (EastEnders)

*No official trailer has been released*

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (No Date)

Plot: A successful mother Patricia Trish Jenner teams up with witnesses to a murdering spree by a winged flesh-eating monster in hopes to end his disastrous killings once and for all.

No casting announcements have been made and no official trailer has been released.


That does it for Hollywood's list of 2017 horror releases. Most horror fans have moved predominately into the indie film scene to get their gore fix. Here are two independent horror releases worth noting.

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories

Plot: Sequel to the previously released horror anthology Volumes of Blood. Contains five stories of murder, comedy and gore.

Stars: Moses Moseley (The Walking Dead), Kevin Roach (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Barbie Clark (The Dooms Chapel Horror)

Red Eye

Plot: Four friends set out to document a local legend in West Virginia. Will their passion cross the line? Or will it bleed through?

Stars: Destinie Orndoff (Sin), Heather Dorff (Truth or Dare) and Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare)

That wraps the best of horror coming in 2017. Fans of prequels, sequels and reboots will have plenty to check out. Independent fans however are looking to have a much better year for entertainment.

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