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Most Anticipated Scary Movie Releases in 2017

Written by: Cassie

There are a number of great horror movies that are on the horizon for 2017. While 2016 is not over yet, it’s always fun to look ahead in time. Since it would be nearly impossible to highlight every horror movie that will be released in 2017, I am going to at least try to highlight some of the biggest ones. You’re certain to find something that will pique your interest here.

Alien: Covenant

The quality of the Alien movies has dropped off quite a bit since Aliens was released in 1986, but the premise still remains strong.  The newest installment in the franchise, Alien: Covenant, is set to be released in August of 2017. The premise of the film is one that Alien fans are quite used to by now. The crew of the Covenant discovers what they think is a paradise. They are sadly mistaken, however, as the “paradise” they travel to is infested with aliens. The film will see Michael Fassbender reprise his role as David from Prometheus. Alien: Covenant will hopefully answer some of the unanswered questions that were left from Prometheus when it hits theaters.

The Mummy

It is official. The Mummy reboot is set to be released in June of 2017. For many years, we knew that Universal Studios was developing the reboot of The Mummy. Now, we know exactly when! This is terrific news as the original film was utterly fantastic (the others were simply decent). The premise is that an ancient queen is suddenly awakened from her tomb due to her destiny being unjustly taken. As such, an entire civilization will be witness to her unprecedented amounts of power. So far we know that Tom Cruise, Annabella Wallis and Sofia Boutella are set to be the major stars of The Mummy.


Split, being released in January of 2017, is the first movie on this list to feature a brand new concept and it sounds very intriguing. An unknown man, being played by James McAvoy, suffers a devastating loss. He then becomes haunted, however, by four young women who all have one goal: to steal his identity. A few positives for this movie are a unique plot, James McAvoy playing the lead role and M. Night Shyamalan directing it. This may be one of the hardest movies to predict for 2017 in terms of how great it will be. What we can be sure of is that it will be worth a watch.

The Dark Tower

Also coming back in 2017 is The Dark Tower, which is a movie that will be based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. The Dark Tower is set to hit the theaters in February of 2017. The story will look at the fallen world of Mid-World through the eyes of a frontiersman knight named Roland Deschain. In order to fulfill his quest of saving his land, he must travel to the tower that stands at the nexus point of time and space. Idris Elba will be the leading man who plays Roland Deschain. Matthew McConaughey will be playing a major role as well. It’s nice to see this movie finally come to fruition, as it had been in the dark depths of development since 2007.

Amityville: The Awakening

I’m sure many people are probably sick and tired of seeing Amityville movies, being that Amityville: The Awakening is set to be the 15th installment, but it still doesn’t change the fact that it’s a popular franchise. The premise of the movie revolves around a single mother and her two kids who decide to move into a new house. They do this so they can help pay for one of the kid’s health care. However, as soon as they move into their new house, they notice some strange phenomena that begin to occur. Most noticeably, James’s sudden recovery. They soon realize that they just moved into one of the most infamous paranormal houses in the world. We can see the movie in January of 2017.

How excited are you guys for these movies in 2017? Are there other horror films being released in 2017 that you are extremely excited about? Do you know anything else about the films listed above? If so, then please leave a comment below.


About the Author: Cassie is an entertainment and technology blogger who can’t wait to watch these movies in 2017. She loves a good horror movie and you can find her other work on Culture Coverage and Secure Thoughts.

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