The Bye Bye Man — January 13
A take on modern urban legends (hello Slender Man murders), The Bye Bye Man follows three college students who find themselves haunted by this subject of lore.
Split — January 20
We may not have been excited for an M. Night Shyamalan before last year’s The Visit but it seems the director has gotten his groove back and he’s ready to scare the crap out of us. Split is about a man with 23 different personalities (and the ability to change his body along with them) who holds three young girls hostage for what he refers to as “the beast”. As one of his personalities warns the girls: “He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you.”
Rings — February 3
The highly-anticipated third movie in The Ring franchise is here, and it looks like it will be just as terrifying as the first two. Set 13 years later, Rings deals with what happens after Samara “gets” you.
A Cure For Wellness — February 17
A Cure for Wellness follows a future where fitspo gets out of control. There’s a secluded “wellness spa” in the mountains where a lone man is sent to bring back his boss — before he’s diagnosed with the same “illness” as all the residents.
Get Out — February 24
An interracial couple spend the weekend at one of their family’s estates for the weekend. Things are definitely not what they seem.
The Belko Experiment — March 17
A modern day dystopia, The Belko Experiment could be the most unsettling movie of the year — just watch the trailer. It follows a group of 80 “non-profit employees” in a skyscraper in Columbia. The building is secured from the outside and the employees are ordered to turn on each other, or be killed.
Alien: Covenant — May 19
The trailer promises to live up to the hype of the original, and despite naysayers, we say reinventing iconic franchises is fun. Let’s just hope it delivers on the scares.
The Dark Tower — July 28
Stephen King fans are hyped that this is finally going to be released after a decade of Hollywood drama. The film is based on his 8-book Dark Tower series and stars Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The movie better be good because it will be followed with a Dark Tower TV series out in 2018.
Annabelle 2 — August 11
The sequel to actually terrifying psuedo-based-on-a-true-story Annabelle. The sequel will actually be an origin story that tells us exactly how Annabelle became such an evil doll.
It — September 8
Definitely the most hyped horror release of the year. We’ve been waiting for It since the first look at the new Pennywise was released a year ago. We’re all wondering if this iteration will be able to scare a new generation of kids the way Tim Curry’s version scared us.
God Particle — October 27
The third Cloverfield movie, this JJ Abrams movie has a horrifying premise: a group of astronauts are aboard a space station when earth disappears.
Murder on the Orient Express — November 22
The Agatha Christie classic whodunnit comes to life with Johnny Depp as the victim.
A “far from normal” home invasion movie starring Virginia Madsen as a babysitter trying to keep her charges safe for the night.