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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

joel.'s top 13 horror films of 2017.... #12

Every year, you never know what the horror genre is going to unleash upon the world. You have an unsuspecting audience, just waiting to have their deepest and darkest fears manipulated.... all in the comfort of an air conditioned theater or their home. Not every year has been full of winners, some have proven to be better than others, but 2017 has yielded some very interesting genre fare that is full of a little bit of everything under the sun. My fellow creeps, I've put together what I feel (in my humble opinion) to be the best of the best for this year. There were a few that were nudged out by only inches and that's not a bad thing. It just proves that there are more stories to tell and makes me dream about all the amazing scares yet to come. So, without further adieu, I give you my top 13 horror films of 2017! (based on release dates and not the years they were filmed.... although some may be in the last quarter of 2016.)

12) 'Death Note'

Adam Wingard is one of the more recent directors that's revitalized horror. With his most recent entry, 'Death Note', he's split the fandom in half. Taking the beloved anime and turning it into a live action/American film, was never going to be an easy task. You can't please everyone. Not too mention, the source material has had years of history behind it and a rabid fan base. After viewing the entire series, I can see where he left lots of the original material out. There was just too much to encompass in one film. Personally, I enjoyed both and view them as separate entities. Regardless of your personal opinions on how the two compare, you can't argue that Adam's made a solid film and one that should be seen. A Netflix original and a fascinating entry into his ever growing body of work. He's now made my list two years running!

Suggested snack to eat while watching: apples