Monday 2 January 2017

11 new British horror films coming your way in 2017

Based on previous years, we can expect about 75-80 British horror films to make their debut in 2017. Here are eleven that have announced release dates so far...

The Snare

dir. CA Cooper
"Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force."

A Room to Die For

dir. Dev Shanmugam
"Marcus Crowe is a failed writer who struggles with reality. His girlfriend, Jill, is desperate for Marcus to pursue a proper career. Broke, the couple find a perfect room to rent owned by an old couple, Henry and Josephine Baker, who take a keen interest in the young couple’s lives. They are shocked when told the old couple have a new born baby. Stuck in the house 24-7 Marcus spirals into paranoia and believes the old couple is spying on them. When he finds the horrifying truth behind the baby, the old couple’s real reason for renting the room is revealed."
  • Originally titled Rancour.
  • Jon Campling and Vas Blackwood head the cast.
  • UK DVD released on 16th January.
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dir. Alice Lowe
"A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood."
  • Directed by and starring Lowe, star of Sightseers, during her own pregnancy.
  • UK tour with director Q&As kicks off on 16th January.
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Cruel Summer

dir. Phillip Escott and Craig Newman
"Danny, a teenager with autism, escapes the inner city for the beautiful countryside as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Little does he know, that bitter Nicholas is hunting him, stemming frpm a lie created by the enamoured and envious Julia and Calvin. As the three close in on Danny, Nicholas' behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and violent, and Julia and Calvin must decide whether to go through with Nicholas' deadly plan."

Fox Trap

dir. Jamie Weston
"After a terrible accident leaves a young girl disabled, five years later, the group responsible are invited to a remote manor house in the countryside for a class reunion. Little do they know, they are being targeted by a masked maniac hell bent on revenge."

Don’t Knock Twice

dir. Caradog James
"To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch."
  • From the writing team behind Howl.
  • German DVD out on 24th February.
  • UK cinema/DVD/VOD release scheduled for 31st March.
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The Creature Below 

dir. Stewart Sparke
"During a traumatic accident whilst on a deep-sea dive in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Olive, a gifted, young marine-biologist discovers an unearthly creature. Losing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in her basement, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt. Whilst struggling to re-adjust to landlocked life and recover from her recent trauma, Olive begins to realize that she and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will. Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel and reveal an eldritch horror far older and malevolent than she could ever imagine, one which she has unwittingly set free. Olive's obsession leads to madness as her discovery consumes her entire humanity, with deadly results for those around her."
  • Originally titled The Dark Below.
  • US DVD released on 28th February.
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Necrophiliac: The Lustful Dead

dir. Jason Impey and Wade Radford
"Necrophiliac: The Lustful Dead contains the raw footage that was recovered from deceased Documentarian, Joe Newton after he had recorded the shocking and taboo lifestyle of Haydn Reef. The tapes have finally been recovered from the grizzly crime scene that took the media by storm. Joe Newton was found murdered in Haydn's home from what appears to have been foul play. The case remains unsolved."
  • US DVD released on 14th March
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Ibiza Undead

dir. Andy Edwards
"The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead in this riotously entertaining British zombie film. A group of young people head to Ibiza for the holiday of a lifetime - all the sun, sea and debauchery they can handle. Leaving the girls behind, the lads get in to an exclusive club where the performers are the undead. But one of the lads’ drunken antics lead to the zombies escaping their restraints… Soon all hell breaks loose and no one on the party island is safe."

Ghosts of Darkness

dir. David Ryan Keith
"Two paranormal investigators are unexpectedly thrown together in the hope of solving a 100 year mystery. Locked for three nights in a house with a dark and unsettling past, the two investigators must put their differences to one side and work together. They soon discover the myths and stories are nothing compared to what actually resides within the eerie walls of the mysterious House. Scepticism and showmanship are soon put to one side when the two investigators realise there is more at stake than just their professional reputation. For once they have stumbled onto the real thing, but this time it’s their own lives at stake."
  • From the director of Attack of the Herbals and The Redwood Massacre.
  • Originally titled Soulreaper, aka House of Shadows.
  • UK DVD/VOD release expected in March.
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The Chamber

dir. Ben Parker
"The Chamber revolves around a special ops unit, who commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible to locate a mysterious object at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew begins to understand that not all of them will escape and a fight for survival ensues."
  • Music by James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers.
  • Scheduled to open in UK cinemas in March.
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What other British horror films are heading our way in 2017. Which ones are you most looking forward to? Leave a comment below.

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