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The Best Horror Movies of 2017 

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Horror fans, it's time to rank the best horror movies of this year. Featuring action horror movies, psychological thrillers, and scary sci-fi films, 2017 horror movies gave audiences all kinds of scares. What is the best horror movie of 2017?

Jordan Peele's horror mystery Get Out is easily one of the scariest movies this year as well as one of the best horror films of all time. M. Night Shyamalan redeemed himself with horror thriller Split, while The Mummy reboot disappointed fans. Other great 2017 scary movies include Life, It Comes at Night, Rings, and Wish Upon

Vote up the best horror movies of 2017 and feel free to add any 2017 horror movies missing from the list.

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Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams

Directed by: Jordan Peele

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more

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James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more

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Annabelle: Creation Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia

Released: 2017

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more

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John Gallagher, Jr., Tony Goldwyn

Directed by: Greg McLean

The Belko Experiment is a 2016 American horror film directed by Greg McLean and written by James Gunn. In a dark social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise ...more
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It Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Released: 2017

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more

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Raw Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella

Released: 2016

Directed by: Julia Ducournau

Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian named Justine (Garance Marillier) undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden ...more

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Alien: Covenant Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth film in the Alien film series. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan ...more
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It Comes at Night Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott

Directed by: Trey Edward Shults

It Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. As an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order established by ...more

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Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

Released: 2017

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more

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Jigsaw Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett

Released: 2017

Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

Jigsaw is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The eighth installment in the Saw franchise picks up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer ...more

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The Babysitter Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Directed by: McG

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.
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Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

47 Meters Down is a 2017 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts. Two sisters, Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt), decide to go cage-diving while on a trip to Mexico. They board ...more
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Joey King, Ryan Phillipe, Elisabeth Rohm

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

Wish Upon is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall. After her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon ...more

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The Blackcoat's Daughter Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton, Kiernan Shipka

Directed by: Oz Perkins

The Blackcoat's Daughter (also known by its original title February) is a 2015 American-Canadian supernatural psychological horror film directed and written by Oz Perkins. During the dead of ...more

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mother! Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more

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Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould

Directed by: Chris Peckover

Better Watch Out is a 2016 American comedy horror movie directed by Chris Peckover. Babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders ...more

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and the sixth ...more

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Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Strike

Directed by: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

Leatherface is a 2017 American horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo and a prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. A teenage Leatherface (Sam Coleman) escapes from ...more
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Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki

Directed by: F. Javier Gutiérrez

Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Set 13 years after The Ring, the sequel follows a woman (Matilda Lutz) finds herself on ...more

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Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun

Amityville: The Awakening is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Franck Khalfoun. Belle (Bella Thorne) and her siblings move into a new house with their single mother Joan ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies

Released: 2017

Directed by: Anna Foerster

Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise. Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues ...more
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The Mummy Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe. ...more

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Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones

Directed by: Stacy Title

The Bye Bye Man is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, based on the chapter "The Bridge to Body Island" in Robert Damon Schneck's ...more

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