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First Quarter Horror: A Look at All Theatrical Genre Releases

As unbelievable as it may seem, the first quarter of 2017 is going to deliver a slew of insanely promising films. Even better yet, damn near every single weekend will see the theatrical release of a new genre feature. As a horror fan that sounds amazing, but let me share the full first quarter lineup, because it’s going to leave you feeling a little giddy, as well!

Underworld: Blood Wars (January 6th)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Bye Bye Man (January 13th)

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Split (January 20th)

After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (January 27th)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Rings (February 3rd)

Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt, when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.

Havenhurst (February 10th)

A troubled young woman takes up residence in a gothic apartment building where she must confront a terrifying evil.

Patient Zero (February 17th)

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.

A Cure for Wellness (February 17th)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

The Great Wall (February 17th)

A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

XX (February 17th)

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XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.

Get Out (February 24th)

A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s cursed family estate.

Raw (March 10th)

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Personal Shopper (March 10th)

Revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris.

Kong: Skull Island (March 10th)

A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

The Belko Experiment (March 17th)

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

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About The Overseer (1600 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

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