And just like that, we’re in our last month of horror for 2017—that shit is crazy. I wish I could say it was going out with a bang, but this month’s genre releases aren’t as strong as we’ve seen in previous months. That being said, there are still a handful of indie films on the horizon that might be worth a look. But before we get started, here’s what I watched in November:
It Comes at Night (review): Although a tough sell, It Comes at Night is a dark and twisted tale of survival that delivers some unforgettable performances.
Gerald’s Game (review): Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game was a slick take on King’s novel, a powerful combination of psychological horror and survival, and certainly one of the very best Stephen King adaptations.
Director: Christopher Lawrence Chapman
Cast: Danielle Harris, Katie Keene, Isabella Sofia Menna
A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching that has awakened malevolent forces inside. She realizes she must escape the hospital before the hurricane passes, or she will be trapped there forever.
Another Wolfcop (Theaters)
Director: Lowell Dean
Cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry
Alcoholic werewolf cop Lou Garou springs into action when an eccentric businessman with evil intentions seduces Woodhaven’s residents with a new brewery and hockey team in this outrageous horror-comedy sequel.
Kaleidoscope (Theaters & VOD)
Director: Rupert Jones
Cast: Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Toby Jones
A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother.
Director: Sam Patton
Cast: Toby Nichols, Jaimi Paige, Alyshia Ochse
A mother takes her son and her best friend on a trip into remote wilderness to scatter his father’s ashes; they must confront their fears when a lone hiker begins following them.
Friend Request (VOD)
Director: Simon Verhoeven
Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
What you shouldn’t miss:
While there isn’t much to choose from this month, Kaleidoscope looks (by far) the most interesting.
- Led by the great Toby Jones, Kaleidoscope looks like a fascinating turn for the actor—there’s definitely some shades of Psycho going on here and the trailer is fantastic.