Bullet Head is virtually the offspring of those two movies. Amplas plays the title character, a lonely, wayward Pennsylvania teenager whose elderly, religious-maniac cousin is convinced that the boy is, in fact, Nosferatu. A bunch of crooks find themselves trapped in a warehouse with a killer pitbull. That's kind of a new twist. If you want something weird and atmospheric, give it a shot.
Where to watch it: Netflix 46. And some of those monster moments are actually pretty cool! Give something outside your comfort zone a shot! Plus, as far as giant animal movies go, it's slightly better than Rampage. It's not pretty, and the violence should resonate even more in our current climate. Along the way he meets all sorts of colorful characters -- none of whom are all that trustworthy. Marrowbone Release date: April 13 Cast: George MacKay, Anna Taylor-Joy, Kyle Soller Director: Sergio G. Blood Fest Release date: August 31 Cast: Robbie Kay, Tate Donovan, Seychelle Gabriel Director: Owen Egerton Follow Why it's great: Sometimes these crazy movie coincidences just happen. It's also got a colorful cast, with Jason Statham having some fun amid his tough-guy heroics, and a few wacky set pieces that are plain old fun.
Insidious: The Last Key Release date: January 5 Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson Director: Adam Robitel The Taking of Deborah Logan Why it's great: Not every horror franchise can squeeze legitimate jolts from its audience on a fourth movie, but there's always been a low-key sense of quality to the Insidious series. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved. But it's always cool when a scrappy little indie finds a way to make this exceedingly familiar setting feel fresh. It's barely even a horror movie, but hey -- it's my list!. It's also shot really well and boasts a solid sense of humor. Larry Cohen is without question one of the most inventive, idiosyncratic American writer-directors of the 1970s, his outstanding oeuvre spanning low-budget social commentary, low-rent blaxploitation and a handful of the most politically engaged horror films ever made.
Where to watch it: Shudder 32. Relationships between fathers and their children dominate the subplots. Unfriended: Dark Web Release date: July 20 Cast: Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel Director: Stephen Susco Why it's great: The writer of the American version of The Grudge moves into the director's chair with this unrelated sequel to one of Blumhouse's unexpected hits from 2015. With little time left, her adoptive mother must find her biological mother and persuade her to donate her kidney to save Maggie despite the tragedy of losing her daughter years ago. Either way, things get pretty nasty.
The Predator Release date: September 14 Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn Director: Shane Black Why it's great: For my money, there's no Predator flick that can touch John McTiernan's original, but this one sure comes close to recapturing some of the broadly enjoyable bombast that was prevalent in just about every 1980s action flick. Although there certainly is some of the latter. Release date: February 25 Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna Gonzalez, Claudia Placer Director: Paco Plaza Why it's great: The co-director of the tries his hand at a slightly more familiar sort of occult film. Office Earl Kirk, a young South African pilot, volunteers his services to the Royal Air Force, sacrificing his family, his future and himself in the fight against evil. Summer of '84 Release date: August 10 Cast: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell. But once the scary stuff hits the screen, this unrelated follow-up not only manages to find its own feet, it delivers a third-act roller coaster that will exhaust mild-mannered viewers.
What it lacks in a supernatural element it's about a group of kids who become convinced that their neighbor is a killer it more than makes up for in mood, tone, and suspense. The make-up technician was called Screaming Mad George. When anti-Jewish riots break out, the two are forced to flee and become separated. While much of the film is darkly entertaining, it does fair warning contain some simulated dog violence that may upset some viewers, so beware. Doesn't hurt that the three leads are all great.
Where to watch it: Shudder 36. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating brother. She is more then a marvel of cyborg technology. Where to watch it: Shudder 30. Bullet Head Release date: January 9 Cast: John Malkovich, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas Director: Paul Solet Grace Why it's great: Remember the badass 1992 action flick Trespass? It's a gruesome joke, and fortunately Cage and Blair are in on it. Whether or not the film goes too far with this premise, or plays it a little too safe, is up to the viewer, but it's certainly an entertaining dark comedy-horror combo.
Where to watch it: Shudder 47. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. Yet here we are, 35 years later, and he manages to scrape one film into our Top 100. Over the course of the next 24 hours, six friends who thought they were coming over to have a good time, find themselves spiraling down the rabbit hole…to hell. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier Wilfred Owen and a nurse his bride during World War I. Canvassing the likes of the emperor of horror himself, Stephen King, auteur Guillermo del Toro, nerd king Simon Pegg and even the golf-loving dark lord of heavy rock, Alice Cooper, we compiled their favourite horror flicks into a definitive list.
Ice Cube, Ice-T, Bill Paxton, and Bill Sadler. Also there's some sort of creature in the basement, and a snooty banker who keeps sniffing around. The Meg Release date: August 10 Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Ruby Rose Director: Jon Turtletaub National Treasure Why it's great: It's not nearly as nasty as horror fans wanted, but heck, a giant shark flick is still a giant shark flick. This eerie Argentine import owes more than a little to the atmosphere and the jump scares of the best Japanese horror films, but it also moves well and keeps the jolts coming. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. There's nothing here you haven't seen before, but this one still makes for a serviceable scare flick if you're having a sleepover party or something like that.