The Best Horror Films of 2017: Sophie's Take

Every year the BGH crew selects their picks for best and worst horror films of that year. Stay tuned toward the end of the year for our infallible consensus for the best and worst of the year, compiled by our very own genre mega-scholar Jonathan Schnaars.

The Best

The Worst

Honorable Mentions


While this isn't strictly horror, it's one that every horror fan needs to see. This feature-length documentary breaks down every moment of the iconic shower scene from Psycho, from it's psychology and cultural significance to a painstaking, almost second-by-second account of its construction that is both informative and truly a joy to watch.

Found Footage 3D

Based on its title alone, I went into reviewing this movie for the site assuming that I was in for a silly and forgettable straight -to-streaming film. However, this movie manages to do some really funny and knowing things with with the form that warmed this found footage Grinch's heart. It isn't a blockbuster by any means, but I think it's worth a watch if you are in for some fun fluff.


In 2017, M.F.A. is the movie that we both deserved and sorely needed. It is a real testament to the plethora of A material we got this year that I couldn't even fit this in my list. Detailing the story of a young woman who is raped at a party and starts hunting down college men who rape women and get away with it, this movie is both brutal and cathartic. If the function of horror is to take what we're afraid of and reflect it back to us, M.F.A. is here for that and I think will horrify men and women alike.



Sophie's introduction into the magic that is the horror genre was watching Halloween at a party in high school, and since then she's never looked back. She may be the wimpiest horror fan you have ever met, but she won't ever let that stop her!

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