The Month in Horror Releases: December

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.


December 1

Inoperable (Theaters)

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.


December 8

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.


December 15

Desolation (VOD)

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.


December 19

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.


Predictions

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.

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5 thoughts on “The Month in Horror Releases: December

  1. Such a skinny list, my goodness. Oh well. Will still keep my eyes open, and get of my butt and catch up with some of the other movies that have come and gone. The issue is my husband wants to watch them, too, but his time is so darn limited at the moment so I fill it watching other things that he doesn’t want to watch, but horror is sort of off the books. And new releases. Meh.

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