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Thursday, January 11, 2018

joel.'s top 13 horror films of 2017.... #4

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.)

4) 'The Girl With All The Gifts'

I've already gone into great deal about this one, on my previous review. I can't say enough good things about this film. There's a reason it's on my list. It's hard to take the zombie genre and make it anything other than what it is, survival from the living dead that want to eat you. This film, based on the novel of the same name, took that idea and presented it in a way that felt like it was something you'd never seen before. Now, I won't say it's 100% new, as similar story lines have been attempted, but there's more to this than that. One of the nice little touches they added here, was a reason why the zombies were coming back in the first place. They also broke several cardinal rules, but justified them in the end. Not too mention, a stellar cast and a fantastic script. This is a film that should have done better than it did, but I think it will go down as a classic in the end.

Suggested snack to eat while watching: steak tartare