I am a HUGE horror movie lover and the past few years have been AMAZING for providing me with quality scary movies. However, 2017 saw not only well-made horror films, but box office record breaking horror films.
Movies like It and Get Out were not only critically acclaimed, they KILLED it at the box office, with Get Out being the first movie written/directed/starring a black man to break $100 million at the box office and It being the highest grossing horror film of all time.
Aside from the stand-outs like Get Out and It, we also saw some solid horror/mystery/thrillers like Annabelle: Creation (which I was really surprised by since the original Annabelle fucking suuuuuuucked), It Comes at Night, A Cure for Wellness, Sweet Virginia, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Split, Thelma, 1922, Hounds of Love, Raw, and The Shape of Water.
While movies like this don’t typically get acknowledged come awards season, I would be genuinely shocked if you didn’t see Get Out or The Shape of Water AT THE VERY LEAST snag a few Golden Globe nominations.
The Shape of Water, in case you hadn’t heard, is an acclaimed Guillermo del Toro film that one best picture at the Venice International Film Festival and was named one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute. There’s like a weird water man sex scene in it, so if that’s your thing then you’re in for a treat!!
I mean, it’s been an okay movie year all around, which is cool, but as someone who deeply loves a good spooky movie, 2017 has been an absolute delight for me film wise. Next up in 2018: Danny McBride’s rendition of Halloween. I’m sure I’ll have a fuck ton to say about that when it comes out, but as of now I have surprisingly high hopes.