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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

joel.'s top 13 horror films of 2017.... #6

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.)

6) 'Creep 2'

Patrick Brice's original 'Creep' made my top 13 last year. Mark Duplass' portrayal of the incredibly likable serial killer, was the reason. This year, they're back at it again, as they work towards a trilogy and final completion of the story. This time around, the basic idea is the same, but it kind of turns the serial killer/slasher genre sideways. It is slightly larger in scope, while remaining very small. Only 3 people in the entire cast and they work brilliantly together. At times, it feels a little disjointed, but that's the way you should feel. This is not a story about a good man with good intentions. Even if you're not a fan of the found footage kind of film, this is one you can look past that and see something so much more. A horror film where the victim and the killer have equal footing.

Suggested snack to eat while watching: peaches