If all that doesn’t give any film fan butterflies in their stomach then nothing will.
But we aren’t here to celebrate these films. It goes without saying that I’m anticipating all of them. It also goes without saying that I will no doubt be first in line when they premiere. But I thought I’d shed some light on a few films you may not have known were coming out that you should definitely check out this year.
The second, and distinctly more chilling, horror film on this list is written and directed by Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele fame). Peele may be a sketch comedy writer, but those who have read interviews with him know that he is a horror aficionado. And Get Out definitely shows that.
Beyond its apparent lack of tiresome jump scares, it feels like a very different kind of horror film. Peele is showcasing that racism is a far more terrifying force than any poltergeist or monster. The cultural relevance cannot be understated and it’s a refreshing take on a genre that often marginalizes people of color. Every year has a horror film that stands out as the best, in 2017 I guarantee it will be Get Out.