“It” (2017) screencap via Entertainment Access YouTube
CAIRO - 31 October 2017: It is Halloween, the day of ghosts and ghouls, and Egypt Today has decided to celebrate by looking back at some of the best received horror films of the year.
"It" - Dir. Andy Muschietti
Ranking amongst the highest grossing horror films of all time, this year's adaption of Stephen King's masterpiece novel pits a gang of bullied children together as they face bullies and a shape-shifting, otherworldly monster known as “It,” or “Pennywise,” who preys on children.
"Get Out" - Dir. Jordan Peele
One of the best received films of the year in any genre, this daringly original directorial debut confronts racial tensions in today’s USA. Here, an African-American man visits the family of his white girlfriend for what should be a joyous uniting of two families, only for him to uncover a horrifying secret.
"It Comes at Night" - Dir. Trey Edward Shults
A mysterious disease has wiped out most of humanity, and a family holes up inside their home, hoping to bear through the worst. One day, another family comes knocking, desperately seeking help. Soon, tensions between the two groups rise, and paranoia threatens to tear the families apart.
"Happy Death Day" - Dir. Christopher Landon
This satirical homage to slasher movies features a young woman who is brutally murdered by a masked killer; only for her to wake up the night before, forced to relive the day leading up to her untimely death until she can crack down who is killing her.
"The Void" - Dir. Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski
When a mysterious patient arrives at a hospital, the staff find themselves dealing with more than they could possibly expect when he is followed by a mysterious cult, dedicated to bringing in otherworldly horrors into our own world. “The Void’s” gruesome special effects would make David Croenberg and John Carpenter proud.
"The Girl with All the Gifts" - Dir. Colm McCarthy
A clever breath of life to the stale Zombie genre, this movie is set in a future after a zombie apocalypse, where mankind struggles to fight back the fungus-infected mindless hoards. A group of mysterious children who crave flesh but still maintain their humanity. Suffering from horrible abuse in a base in Britain, one of the children is whisked away when the zombies invade, and she must come to realize who she is.
"Split" - Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
The latest from controversial director M. Night Shyamalan, "Split" follows three young women who are kidnapped by a man suffering from a severe disorder where he has 23 distinct personalities. A horrifying 24th personality known as “The Beast” threatens to develop, and the girls must escape before it emerges.