Nothing says October quite like chilly winds, colorfully crisp leaves, pumpkin spice everything and terror-filled screams in the night. It’s the perfect time to curl up with your favorite warm drink, turn the lights off — or keep them on, I won’t judge — and pop in your favorite horror film.

With so many options out there, and so many new additions to the genre being total flops, it could be hard to tell what film will make you shiver with anticipation and yell with fright. Lucky for you, below is a list of famous horror titles getting sequels or remakes within the next two years. For the sake of everyone’s sanity (who wants to read a 10-page list?) films bordering on the sci-fi and action genres — such as the upcoming “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” and “Predators” — will not be included.

“Friday the 13th”

Photo from Return to Camp Crystal Lake in 2017 with the latest installment in the "Friday the 13th" franchise.
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Return to Camp Crystal Lake in 2017 with the latest installment in the “Friday the 13th” franchise.

Don’t let the title fool you: this will NOT be a remake of the original “Friday the 13th,” but will be based on the 2009 remake. Little is known about the film aside from the fact that it’s in pre-production and slotted to be released on Jan. 13, 2017. (How long do you think they waited for that?) It will be directed by David Bruckner who is most known for directing the short “Amateur Night” in the found footage horror film “V/H/S.” Hints have also been dropped that the film may have a more paranormal plot point that focuses on how Jason Voorhees can die and resurrect with every new film. My guess is that he smells the box office money, but then again anything is possible at Camp Crystal Lake — well, anything except a relaxing vacation.


Photo from Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise, everyone's favorite, iconic evil clown, in the 2017 remake of the 1990 miniseries starrtng Tim Curry.
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Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise, in the 2017 remake of the 1990 miniseries.


“I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I am your worst dream come true.” – “It,” 1990

Sorry, Twisty — step aside and make way for the king (pun intended) of killer clowns to make a comeback. Twenty-seven years after the original miniseries, this classic is being remade into a film that is scheduled to release on Sept. 8, 2017. The most noticeable difference from the 1990 original is that this remake will take the form of a feature film instead of a miniseries.

Regardless, it will be interesting to see how they’ll attempt to condense a 1,000-page book into a single movie. As Pennywise states “They all float down here.” Let’s see if that holds true for this remake. We’ll miss you, Tim Curry!


“Saw: Legacy”

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The “Saw” film franchise is known for its plot twists, so it’s no surprise that they’re creating another installment after claiming the last one to be the “final chapter.” It isn’t so surprising considering that it was originally supposed to be split into two separate movies, but had to be condensed into one.

This installment will be released in Oct. 2017, and, like any well-planned game, the franchise keeps pulling us back in. I’d still prefer Candyland, though.




Photo from Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz stars in "Rings."
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Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz stars in “Rings.”

If you haven’t had your friends call you or lean over and whisper, “seven days,” did you even have a childhood? This is one of the most iconic modern horror films of the twenty-first century, and over a decade later it’s finally getting a sequel — or at least one that didn’t go down the drain like Samara. I’m looking at you “The Ring Two.”

This latest addition to the franchise follows the same basic plot of the first film, but offers an unseen “film within the film” take that could possibly keep the plot fresh. Unlike the other films, this is the only one being released this year with an Oct. 28, 2016 release date.