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Top 10 Horror Movies You Have to See in 2017

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It seems 2016 is flying by at an alarming rate. It’s been a fair year for the genre so far, as we’ve seen a number of impressive indie films and foreign affairs land in our laps. The Conjuring 2 impressed on the big screen, as did 10 Cloverfield Lane, but commercial releases have been a tad underwhelming in 2016 for the most part.

The Boy, The Forest, and The Darkness were all borderline abysmal pictures. We’re hoping 2017 sees a change in the tide. There are certainly some promising flicks headed our way, but 10 of them really stand out.

Check out our recommendations below!

10) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The Resident Evil franchise has more than worn out its welcome. These films have also made a steady transformation from horror to outright science fiction. But Paul W.S. Anderson doesn’t have much interest in making too many more of these Resident Evil flicks, and we’re hoping that brings out the absolute best from everyone involved. The franchise started with a bang, and fingers are crossed that this one goes out with a bang as well.

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9) Annabelle 2
After the first forgettable film, we probably shouldn’t care much for the Annabelle brand at all. However, director David F. Sandberg has an absurd wealth of promise, which completely changes the complexion of this one. Annabelle 2 stands to be one of those rarities that surpass the impressiveness (there wasn’t much of that in Annabelle, to be honest) of its predecessor.

Annabelle

8) Suspiria
The Suspiria remake, as far as we know, will hit the market next year. While this is sacred territory, Dario Argento’s classic has the potential to provide some amazing visuals, but perhaps more important is the new audience the flick will find. A great number of younger genre fans haven’t seen the 1977 rendition of this insane story, so perhaps the younger folks will feel compelled to check out the original… if Luca Guadagnino’s version proves entertaining, that is. This is a film that might just shine with someone like Tilda Swinton attached.

Suspiria

7) Death House
Who isn’t curious about “The Expendables of Horror?” Damn near every major genre figure or character actor is slated to appear in the film, and although the synopsis of the picture doesn’t really feel all too refreshing, the staggeringly long list of performers appearing in it could very well make up for any unoriginality or uninspired ideas. We all love to cheer for our favorites, and we’ll have the chance to do just that come 2017… in one single feature. Almost sounds too good to be true.

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6) Chucky 7
There’s no telling what direction Don Mancini will take with the upcoming Chucky 7. Will he guide this piece down the comedic path, or will he stay true to the tone of the original film and Curse of Chucky? Many of us are certainly hoping for the latter, but the former won’t be much of a surprise given how many comedies exist in this franchise. Either way, Chucky is always a blast, and we’re eager to see what’s next for our favorite homicidal doll.

Chucky


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Synapse’s Suspiria 4K Restoration Gets a Release Date

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K restoration and how it was available for pre-order. The weird catch was that there was no release date confirmed and that pre-orders would go out sometime in December 2017. Today that changes as we can confirm that the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray collection will come out December 19th, just in time for Christmas but a little late for Hanukkah. Any chance we can have one extra night this year?

Restored over three years, Synapse has been working tirelessly to create the ultimate version of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic supernatural horror film, which has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and lauded titles in the genre. This cut has been overseen and approved by Luciano Tovoli, the Director of Photography on the film.

Pre-orders are still available via Synapse Films’ website.

Special features:
*Limited edition of only 6000 units produced
*Exclusive Steelbook packaging and collector’s o-card sleeve, featuring artwork from Malleus, Van Orton Design, Juan José Saldarriaga & Chris MacGibbon
*Three disc [Two Blu-rays + One CD] limited collector’s edition (only 6000 units) containing a new 4K restoration of the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative exclusively done by Synapse Films, with color correction supervised and approved by SUSPIRIA Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli
*Original 4.0 1977 English language LCRS sound mix not heard since the theatrical release in 1977, presented in high-resolution DTS-HD MA 96 Khz/24-bit audio
*Italian 5.1 surround sound mix
*Two audio commentaries by authors and Argento scholars, Derek Botelho, David Del Valle & Troy Howarth
*Do You Know Anything About Witches? – 30 minute SUSPIRIA visual essay written, edited and narrated by Michael Mackenzie
*Suzy in Nazi Germany – Featurette on the German locations from SUSPIRIA
*A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of SUSPIRIA – All-new anniversary retrospective on the making of the film and its influence on cinema
*Olga’s Story – Interview with star Barbara Magnolfi
*Original theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
*Special Collector Edition Booklet containing an American Cinematographer interview with Luciano Tovoli, liner notes by Derek Botelho and restoration notes by Vincent Pereira & Don May, Jr. Cover artwork by Matthew Therrien Illustration
*“International Classics” English “Breathing Letters” opening credit sequence from U.S. release version
*Alternate All-English opening and closing credits sequences, playable via seamless branching
*Newly translated, removable English SDH subtitles for the English language version
*Newly translated, removable English subtitles for the Italian language version
*Exclusive CD remaster of Goblin’s SUSPIRIA motion picture soundtrack, containing additional tracks not included on the original 1977 soundtrack release

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 (review) will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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