Downright Creepy’s Top Ten Creepy Things of 2017

In my opinion 2017 was a pretty great year for horror, sci-fi and thrillers. While 2017 was good, 2018 might be even better. But before we turn the calendar over to 2018 lets take a look back at what 2017 had to offer in my top ten creepy things edition.

We saw the rise of VOD and streaming coming on strong a few years ago and it now has a firm grip on the entertainment industry. That doesn’t mean we don’t like going to the theater and getting that visceral experience that you feel when you see a horror film with your fellow fans. SXSW, Panic Fest, Fantastic Fest, TIFF are just a handful of great festivals that offer fans a first look at films everyone will be talking about the rest of the year. The theatrical experience shouldn’t be sold short.

These are films, tv series or short films that we considered to be the cream of the choptop in 2017.

 

Super Dark Times (thriller)
Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
 


Get Out (thriller)
It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
 


It (horror)
A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
 


Creep 2 (horror/thriller)
A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake.



Happy Death Day (horror/comedy)
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer’s identity.


The Babysitter (horror/comedy)
The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

 


Tragedy Girls (horror/comedy) 
A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

 

Hounds of Love (thriller/drama)
Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realizes she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.


1922 (horror) 
A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

 

Blade Runner 2049 (sci-fi) 
A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.

 

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (thriller) 
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.


A Cure For Wellness (horror/drama)
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 treatments are not what they seem.

 

SHORT FILMS

Paradoxon (short)
A couple is awoken to a possible intruder in their home.

 

We Summoned a Demon (short) 
They just wanted to be cool. Instead the summoned a demon.


There you have it. Our list of creepy things from 2017. What were some of yours? Let us know in the comments!