Eh. Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out tried hard. It really did. It’s not bad at all, but it comes up short as the “instant holiday classic home-invasion movie” that I’ve seen it being described as. What I would describe as a slightly-better-than-mediocre cross between Home Alone and Funny Games, Better Watch Out is a story about two douchebag preteen boys (Levi Miller and Ed Oxenbould) who are trying to get the weirdo, precocious boy of the pair Luke (Levi Miller) hooked up with their cute babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) that is a few years older than them- (why do middle school-aged boys need a babysitter to begin with?)– when they begin to suspect they are being targeted by home invaders…or so they think (*insert eyeroll emoji*).
In a bizarre year filled with disastrous hurricanes, political woes, and heartbreaking celebrity and musician deaths, 2017 did manage to contain a handful of positives: the several horror masterpieces released to audiences this year. Horror movie (and television) makers did not disappoint, as 2017 released some of the most successful and equally intriguing works for the genre. Because I only started Horrormonal two months ago, I didn’t exactly have a chance to watch and review all of the many horror gems that came out this year, but I have compiled a list of my personal favorites that I did see and love, as well as a short list of the works that I wish I had seen, and will hopefully get to watch, enjoy, and review on here in 2018. Feel free to let me know what your personal favorites from 2017 were as well in the comments!