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.
10 thoughts on “The Month in Horror Releases: December”
Kaleidoscope seems to have a distinctive visual style…
Yeah it does look pretty cool. Definitely curious about that one!
Pretty quiet month …
Right? I feel like we’ve had a lot of those this year—2017’s horror definitely didn’t seem as strong compared to 2016, anyway.
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.
I understand how that goes! I still need to catch up on a few movies before I make a year-end list!
“Kaleidoscope” looks really interesting. I love Toby Jones – he is a terrific actor, and I bet he’s fab in this role.
Question: If there is a film titled “Another Wolfcop”, that means there was an earlier film called simply “Wolfcop”? Did you review it? Did I miss it?
I watched it but did not review it because I had nothing good to say about it haha. Was not a fan…
Ryan, have you seen Veronica (2017) by Paco Plaza (REC series)? It was released on DVD/ Blu-Ray lately. Worth a try.
Havn’t seen it yet but a big fan of REC! Will definitely check it out 🙂