Best new Horror movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

It’s hard being a fan of horror, since the vast majority of the movies being released is crap. So please make sure to watch these standouts! And truth be told, the amount of quality horror movies is increasing yearly. Production value goes up, as well as the artistic value.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best horror movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Robert Eggers, David Robert Mitchell & Severin Fiala our new horror genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Being a horror lover is a frustrating affair. You keep digging for that one movie that actually gives you the creeps, but the overwhelming majority of horror movies is boring, horribly cliche or a waste of your time in one or another way. Making a film that manages to scares the shit out of you seems close to impossible nowadays.

Which is not to say great horror films aren't being made anymore. You just have to be patient, every once in a while a great one still pops up. In case you don't have the patience; we here's a list of the best ones of last year, PLUS a list of the 10 most scary/interesting films the decade so far. We strived for diversity here; you'll find both solid formula projects and edgy independent productions here. Enjoy!

horror movies2017
Popular actorsAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson & Kate Dickie
Trending moviesIt Follows, Goodnight Mommy & The Visit

Anticipated 2017 horror movies to watch

    It Comes at Night (Friday June 9, 2017)

    It Comes at Night film poster Director
    Trey Edward Shults
    Joel Edgerton
    Riley Keough
    Christopher Abbott

    In a world struck by an unmentioned pandemic, Paul lives in the woods with his wife and teenage son. When all of a sudden a young father stumbles upon their doorway, Paul's meticulously crafted safety net seems to crumble. A truly gripping post-apocalyptic thriller. Don't expect too much jump scares; 'It comes at night' is first and foremost a harrowing tale of how far people are prepared to under extreme circumstances. ...Read more

    A Cure for Wellness (Thursday February 16, 2017)

    A Cure for Wellness film poster Director
    Gore Verbinski
    Jason Isaacs
    Dane DeHaan
    Mia Goth

    An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem....Read more

    Get Out (Friday February 24, 2017)

    Get Out film poster Director
    Jordan Peele
    Allison Williams
    Lakeith Stanfield,
    Daniel Kaluuya

    This really might be the most anticipated horror of 2017 in the art house community, as it seems like a genre film that goes deeper than just being scary and plays into subtle social fears. It's about a black men who visits stereotypical American suburbia to meet the parents of his new white girlfriend for the first time. It starts of pleasant, but underneath the surface something sinister is taking place. ...Read more

    Train to Busan (Monday March 13, 2017)

    Train to Busan film poster Director
    Sang-ho Yeon
    Yoo Gong
    Soo-an Kim
    Yu-mi Jung

    While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. A slick business man who cares about no one but himself, is forced to work with others and thereby regain the trust of his daughter when the Zombie endemic hits the inside of the train. These are not slow zombies for a change, but very fast zombies that work in huge groups. It sometimes is almost to funny and over the top to be scary, but it is thrilling as hell. ...Read more

Best horror movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated horror movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    The Witch (Friday February 19, 2016)

    The Witch film poster Director
    Robert Eggers
    Anya Taylor-Jo
    Ralph Ineson
    Kate Dickie

    In 1630’s New England, a devout farmer family moves to an isolated plantation on the edge of a vast wood. And soon unsettling things start to happen. Their newborn son vanishes into thin air, their harvest fails miserably, and terror and paranoia falls upon them. Don’t expect any scare jums here. The Witch is a beautifully shot, dark fairytale that’ll get under your skin right from the very first second....Read more

    It Follows (Friday March 27, 2015)

    It Follows film poster Director
    David Robert Mitchell
    Maika Monroe
    Keir Gilchrist
    Olivia Luccardi

    After having sex, a young girl from a Detroit suburb is 'infected' with the most peculiar STD; she is being followed by 'It', which can take any human shape thinkable. It's is slow, but deadly and will always keep coming. The only way to get rid of if, is to pass it on to someone else by having sex. On paper, you might not give much for this film, but in the hands of David Robert Mitchell, it became a modern classic. With its effective camera shots and fantastic 1980's aesthetics, It Follows is unlike anything you've seen and will hunt you for a long time....Read more

    Stoker (Friday March 1, 2013)

    Stoker film poster Director
    Chan-wook Park
    Mia Wasikowska
    Nicole Kidman
    Matthew Goode

    Korean mastermind Chan-Woon Park (Old Boy) made his American debut with Stoker, a highly stylized and elegant film about India, a teenage girl who lives with her mother (a very creepy Nicole Kidman) in a lavish Californian villa. Her father has just died in a car crash, when suddenly her uncle Charlie appears. Charlie is charming and well-dressed, but underneath these layers of civilization appears to something much darker. A strange alliance between the traumatized girl and the sleeky uncle emerges. ...Read more

    The Invitation (Friday April 8, 2016)

    The Invitation film poster Director
    Karyn Kusama
    Logan Marshall-Green
    Emayatzy Corinealdi
    Michiel Huisman

    A man visits a dinner party, hosted by his ex-wife and her new lover. But right from the start, he can’t shake the idea off that something sinister is about to happen. In thrillers, the unexpected is usually quite expectable. The great thing about ‘The Invitation’ is that you’re waiting for a twist, as is usual in these kinds of films. But there never really is a twist, which is all the more shocking in the end. ...Read more

    The Babadook (Friday May 30, 2014)

    The Babadook film poster Director
    Jennifer Kent
    Essie Davis
    Noah Wiseman
    Daniel Henshall

    ‘The Babadook’ is one of those rare, low-budget horror debuts we encounter once in every five years or so. The unnerving story of a widowed mother with her young son, both slowly crumbling under the fear of a mysterious book that comes to life at night, is just spot on. Director/writer Jennifer Kent does what horror filmmakers rarely do so effectively; that it is often ourselves we should fear....Read more

    You’re Next (Thursday November 24, 2011)

    You’re Next film poster Director
    Adam Wingard
    Sharni Vinson
    Joe Swanberg
    AJ Bowen

    Adam Wingard is without a doubt one of the most prolific and interesting independent horror filmmakers of our times. 2011’s ‘You’re Next’ was a major departure from his earlier mumble-gore work and gained quite some mainstream attention. And rightfully so. The film, about a family reunion ruined by bloodthirsty attackers wearing animals masks, is suspenseful, gory AND darkly funny. ...Read more

    Goodnight Mommy (Friday September 11, 2015)

    Goodnight Mommy film poster Director
    Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz
    Lukas Schwarz
    Elias Schwarz
    Susanne Wuest

    Two boys live with their mother in a stylish, luxurious bungalow at the edge of a forest. One day, she comes home after a cosmetic surgery, her head covered in bandages. The twins grow suspicious of her; is she really their mother? A chilling psychological warfare between them sets out. A frightening, highly stylized modern horror story which will leave its viewers puzzled and disturbed....Read more

    Lost River (Friday April 10, 2015)

    Lost River film poster Director
    Ryan Gosling
    Christina Hendricks
    Iain De Caestecker
    Matt Smith

    When Ryan Gossling announced he was about to make his directorial debut, lukewarm reactions fell upon him. Even worse when the film came out; according to many, 'Lost River' was the sum of obvious influences. A bit of Lynch, a bit of Nicolas Winding Refn and a pinch of Harmony Korine. Indeed, Gosling's first effort as a director feels as a homage to the mentioned filmmakers, but in a good way. 'Lost River' is a creepy fairytale with lots of memorable scenes and stark images. ...Read more

    La Piel Que Habito (Friday October 14, 2011)

    La Piel Que Habito film poster Director
    Pedro Almodovar
    Antonio Banderas
    Elena Anaya
    Jan Cornet

    Horror movies are typically made by directors who exclusively do horror. So when a filmmaker who’s usually in the art house business suddenly decides to try something else, this raises eyebrows. When Pedro Almodovar’s ‘La Piel Que Habito’ came out in 2011, the critics were severely divided. A loud and extravagant Frankestein-ish horror? Well yeah, that’s exactly what it is, and its briljant. Antonio Banderas stars as a twisted plastic surgeon trying to create the perfect synthetic skin. In order to do so, he needs a guinea pig… ...Read more

    Trolljegeren (Friday June 10, 2011)

    Trolljegeren film poster Director
    André Øvredal
    Otto Jespersen
    Robert Stoltenberg
    Knut Nærum

    What would be the result if you’d crossbreed ‘The Blair Witch’ with some Scandinavian folkloric tale? Well, ‘Trolljegeren’ probably comes pretty close. One of the finest found footage horror films you are likely to find, this Norwegian gem evolves around a bunch of journalists traveling to the far north of the country in pursuit of giants trolls. The film is scary at times for sure, but it’s biggest strength is the faux earnestness of the whole project. ‘Trolljegeren’ proves scary movies can be funny too....Read more

horror genre statistics

Rank#1 (List of most popular genres)
ActorsAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson & Kate Dickie
TrendingIt Follows, Goodnight Mommy & The Visit
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

1315 horror movies scheduled for release this year.

The stats show a steady increase of newly released horror flicks each year. This comes as no surprise, since with the right DIY mentality anyone can make a movie, and horror fans are an exceptionally thankful audience. They really try to watch everything.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

The horror genre is one of the few genres that can quite easily make millions on small budgets. Some producers, like Jason Blum (The Purge), specialize in low-budget or micro-budget filmmaking, and outperform the big budget studios.
TitleBox officeBudget
World War Z (2013)202.35M190M
The Conjuring (2013)137.39M20M
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)104.01M5M