Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that I consider myself a champion of underrated horror movies, having produced more than one list of underappreciated genre gems. It’s heartening to know I’m not the only one shining a light on these lesser-known must-watch movies; the folks at Looper have just released their own video list: The Most Underappreciated Horror Movies Released In 2017!
Related Article: Top 15 Horror Movies of 2017 (So Far)
Give it a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Do you agree with their choices? What do you consider the most underappreciated horror movies of 2017 (so far)? Let’s discuss! If you can’t stream, the underappreciated films are listed below the video, along with reviews and synopses. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: From sleeper hits like It Comes at Night to box-office record-breakers like It and Get Out, 2017 has been a great year for horror. But for every high-profile killer clown, there are a dozen low-key horror movies that slip straight onto DVD or — more frequently these days — video on demand. Here are the under-appreciated horror movies you may have missed in 2017…
The Devil’s Candy (Directed by Sean Byrne)
Official Synopsis: A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his family move into their dream home.
The Evil Within (Directed by Andrew Getty)
Official Synopsis: A lonely and mentally disabled boy who lives with his older brother is urged by a reflection in an antique mirror to go on a murderous rampage.
Berlin Syndrome (Directed by Cate Shortland)
Official Synopsis: A disturbed teacher holds a young photographer captive in his Berlin apartment after bringing her home for a night of romance.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Directed by Oz Perkins)
Official Synopsis: During the dead of winter, a troubled young woman (Emma Roberts) embarks on a mysterious journey to an isolated prep school where two stranded students (Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton) face a sinister threat from an unseen evil force.
A Dark Song (Directed by Liam Gavin)
Official Synopsis: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Dig Two Graves (Directed by Hunter Adams)
Official Synopsis: After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident, she is soon visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but at a grim cost. As the dark history of her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse, is unearthed, the true intentions of the moonshiners come to light.
Lake Bodom (Directed by Taneli Mustonen)
Official Synopsis: During a camping trip to Lake Bodom in 1960, four teenagers are stabbed to death in their tents.
The Void (Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie)
Official Synopsis: Cloaked, cult-like figures trap a police officer (Aaron Poole), patients and staffers inside a hospital that is a gateway to evil.
House on Willow Street (Directed by Alastair Orr)
Official Synopsis: Desperate criminals abduct a young woman (Carlyn Burchell) from a wealthy family and hold her for ransom. What the gang doesn’t realize is that her soul is possessed by a demonic force that’s about to turn the tables on them.
The Dark Tapes (Directed by Michael McQuown and Vincent J. Guastini)
Official Synopsis: The Dark Tapes is a 2017 American found footage anthology horror film written and directed by Michael McQuown with Vincent J. Guastini directing the segment titled To Catch a Demon
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