Well, it's that time of year again, and summer is officially upon us. The sun is out, the BBQ is on point, and if you are like me then you still don't have your "summer body" ready quite yet (honestly, will it ever be?). #Horror fans have a lot to look forward to this summer as we will be getting a couple of really great original flicks mixed in with some familiar returning faces. Aliens, Amityville, Annabelle, oh my! Here is your official guide to the best horror movies dropping this season.
9. Hounds Of Love — May 12, 2017
Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors, she quickly realizes she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. The directorial debut from Australian filmmaker Ben Young is one of the most tense thrillers I have seen in recent years. By the end of the final scene, your heart will be pounding out of your chest.
8. Alien: Covenant — May 19, 2017
In the highly anticipated return of the #Alien franchise, the crew of the colony shop Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. The film is a direct followup to #Prometheus and the prologue will finally reveal the fate of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace). Fingers crossed for a Ripley cameo.
7. It Comes At Night — June 9, 2017
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. This will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. The company behind this highly anticipated flick, A24, has been on a roll in the horror department. Their repertoire includes The Witch and The Blackcoat's Daughter.
6. 47 Meters Down — June 16, 2017
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean — #47MetersDown to be exact. With less then an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive. The flick stars #MandyMoore, who is currently killing it on This Is Us. I was lucky enough to catch a preview screening of this bad boy, and it's a hell of a good time. This should give The Shallows a run for its money.
5. Amityville: The Awakening — June 30, 2017
A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history. At this point, I've lost count of how many installments there are in the #AmityvilleHorror franchise. Amityville: The Awakening, which stars #BellaThorne, has been suffering from distribution hell for over three years since it wrapped production in 2014.
4. Wish Upon — July 14, 2017
A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magical powers and a deadly price for using them. Joey King, who at a young age starred in The Conjuring (and killed it), is a talented emerging star. John R. Leonetti of #Annabelle and the ill-fated Wolves at the Door directs the flick. Of course, I can't forget to mention the fact that Ryan Philippe also stars (drools).
3. Sharknado 5 — August 6, 2017
It's not summer without #Sharknado. The yearly seasonal staple is returning to Syfy this August, and this time the 'nado goes global. With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them. Tara Reid is also set to return. I love every campy second of it.
2. Annabelle: Creation — August 11, 2017
The bitch is back! 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. David F. Sandberg (the man behind Lights Out) directs this new installment of the Conjuring universe. He recently shared some hilarious behind the scenes pics on his Twitter.
1. Polaroid — August 25, 2017
Styled in the vein of The Ring and Final Destination, the flick centers on a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera. Bird soon learns that the camera houses a terrible secret: Whoever has their picture taken by it meets a tragic and violent end. The girl and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all. It sounds a bit like Shutter to me, but I'm still curious to check it out. You can watch the trailer for the original short that inspired the film right here.
Bonus: The Mist Series — June 22, 2017
OK, I know that this isn't a movie but it still deserves a proper shoutout. Based on the Stephen King story of the same name, The Mist received a kick-ass film adaptation in 2007. I couldn't be more excited for this series as I need something to fill my Bates Motel void. After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity.
Which flick are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!