Top 10 Horror Films of 2017

2017 what a year! There have been good films, there have been bad films and we here at Love Horror have tried to review them all. More importantly the world of horror lost two of its greatest directors, first the Godfather of the Dead George A. Romero in July and then the creator of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tobe Hooper in August. The influence of both of these master directors films on horror and cinema in general cannot be underestimated and they are still missed even as we enter the last days of the year.

Setting this sadness aside below are 10 of our favourite horror films from 2017, placed in star order with the highest ratted at the end. You might agree, you might not but we hope you all agree we cant wait to see what horror 2018 brings us all!

Top 10 Horror Films of 2017

78/52

What we said:
“A gripping documentary that entertains and informs in equal measure 78/52 will enthrall film students, serious Cinifiles and hardcore Hitchcock fans alike but everyday horror fans should also give it a go seeing as Psycho played such a vicious and vital part in slicing the blood drenched genre we all love into the shape it is today.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/7852-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Villainess [Ak-Nyeo]

What we said:
“From superbly choreographed fights to the John Woo-esque gun battles to a motorbike sword scene to the crazy climax which sees Sook-hee driving a car down the freeway from the bonnet while steering with an axe The Villainess delivers more action than 10 high budget Hollywood hits creating a kick ass iconic character in the process. Best of all beyond the blood, bullets and bone breaking lays a brilliant and tragic storyline and powerful pathos creating central performance meaning the film will stay with you long after the sounds of violence stop.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/villainess-ak-nyeo-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Cult of Chucky

What we said:
“Gleefully self referential and containing some killer quips Cult of Chucky is also dark and disturbing and downright scary at times. Best of all it is an evolution of the Childs Play films taking them on a new direction that the fans will never expect but will most definitely approve of.
Now seven films in Mancini and the extremely talented team he has amassed around him prove iconic horror villains like Chucky can be kept alive and fresh if you have passion, imagination and the willingness to take risks something the industry needs to take note of before rebooting or remaking the next classic character and killing it off in the process.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/cult-chucky-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★☆ 

68 Kill

What we said:
“An action packed lurid thrill ride for sure 68 Kill packs in a ton of subtext and intelligent insight into not only gender roles and stereotypes in the modern age in society and cinema but also more simply how love blinds us to the blatantly obvious imperfections in our partners we are sometimes weakly willing to ignore. It also tackles the corruption and perversion of the American Dream which dies every day under the rule of a greedy duplicitous gun loving president that worships the all mighty dollar above all else. This mind numbing mentality helps keep normal people like Chip enslaved creating a situation only a character like Liza could possibly save us from and that’s a scary thought indeed.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/68-kill-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

Blade of the Immortal

What we said:
“The swordplay is shot very close-up and cut very swiftly, using come very satisfying and crunchy sound effects to give gravitas to all the carnage on screen. The wide shot used to reveal the damage done by our hero to hundreds of henchmen, lying in bits and pieces on the battlefield at the end of the fight scene became a hilarious punchline to the chaos, and much welcome comic relief. ‘Blade of the Immortal’ is yet another world class entry into Takashi Miike’s filmography, filled to the brim with graphic fantasy violence that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/blade-immortal-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

Freddy/Eddy

What we said:
“Freddy/Eddy is an enthralling domestic horror/thriller featuring a compelling plot, stunning scenery and an audacious subject that delves into a darker place that the average thriller. Without a doubt, Freddy/Eddy is a striking foreign language genre piece and a guaranteed must-see of the year.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/freddyeddy-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

IT

What we said:
“Bill Skarsgård nails his performance, making his take on the dancing clown stand proudly apart from the Tim Curry’s legendary performance. He treads a fine line between terrifying and charming, you can’t trust him when he’s on screen as you never know when he’s going to let loose and rip someone apart. There’s a revulsion to his appearances and the use of CGI and inventive cinematography create a real sense of being stuck down deep in the uncanny valley.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/it-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

Life

What we said:
“Director Espinosa has sustained a dramatic momentum during Life, testing us, enlightening us, and frightening us with an encore of blood and violence and engaging aftershocks that should be enough to satisfy to most ardent of sc-fi horror fans.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/life-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

What we said:
“To Hell and Back is inspirational on so many levels and shows that with determination, will power and support from loving friends and family anything is possible. Kane Hodder is and will always be my horror idol.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/hell-back-kane-hodder-story-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

Prevenge

What we said:
“Prevenge is a tremendous achievement in independent filmmaking. The kills are expertly edited and the movie has so much depth to it on the whole. Alice Lowe has created a film where a female character doesn’t have to be just one thing, she can be a mother but she can also be badass and can take care of herself.”
Read the rest of the review right below
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-reviews/prevenge-2017-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

See you in 2018!

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