By Ethan Wilson
It’s not all superhero movies and animated films this year, and not every movie released has to have a kid-friendly rating. In 2016, horror proved to be one of the most resilient genres with The Conjuring 2 and Don’t Breathe making millions while tentpole movies like Independence Day: Resurgence went down in flames at the box office.
In the first three months of 2017, Split and Get Out opened to stellar business (and ecstatic reviews) while Ghost In The Shell and The Great Wall proved to be critical and commercial disappoints, which hopefully points the way forward for the genre for the rest of the year and beyond.
In the coming months, expect to see the return of franchise favourites, rebooted classics and a handful of original movies that deserve your attention. Will they go on to become the year’s biggest genre hits? That’s up to you.
10. Open Water 3: Cage Dive
Most likely gunning for the audience that went to see The Shallows, this Australian feature tells a similar story with a broader cast of characters.
The plot couldn’t be simpler: a group of young friends decide to make an audition tape for an extreme reality TV, and in order to get themselves noticed they come with the most daring stunt imaginable – taking a cage dive into shark infested waters. Does it all go horribly wrong? Well, this is a “found footage” movie.
Made for peanuts and starring nobody you’ve ever heard of, Cage Dive still managed to land a distribution deal from Lionsgate, who intend to give the film a limited release in August.
9. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Like Nicolas Cage’s inebriated writer in Leaving Las Vegas, the Sharknado franchise hit rock bottom years ago and kept on going. → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema