The Essential 101 Horror Films – Part 1

Throughout time the Horror genre has went through many evolution’s. From the Monster movies in the early years, the exploitation films of the 70’s, slasher films of the 80’s, the handheld revolution started in the 90’s, to the zombie and paranormal films we have at present.
But what are the 101 films that have shaped the horror genre as we know it? In order of release, we will attempt to answer that question…
Here in part 1, we will look at what began our journey with films covering the 1920’s and 30’s.

Nosferatu – 1922


Director: F.W. Murnau
Writers: Henrik Galeen (screen play), Bram Stoker (based on the novel: “Dracula”)
Cast: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim
The feared and mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his castle in the mountains of Transylvania.
Orlok is looking to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder).
Upon Orlok revealing he is a vampire, Hutter tries to make good his escape the castle.
Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), is making plans for his master to arrive at his new home.
Film Info:
‘Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens’ (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German Expressionist piece, from the era of silent film.
Filmed in 1921, the film was eventually released in 1922.
It was an unauthorized adaptation of the legendary novel ‘Dracula’, written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. Various names and other details were changed from the novel: for instance, “vampire” became “Nosferatu” and “Count Dracula” became “Count Orlok”.
Watch The Film:
For those of you who haven’t seen this masterpiece of horror, a remastered Blu-Ray version of the film is available to watch for free on YouTube. Just click the link below and enjoy. 

Phantom of The Opera – 1925


Directors: Rupert Julian
Writer: Gaston Leroux (Novel)
Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry
A deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star.
Film Info:
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra.
The film is famous for Lon Chaney’s ghastly self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 25, 1925.
Watch The Film:
For those of you who haven’t seen this masterpiece of horror, the film is available to watch for free on YouTube. Just click the link below and enjoy.

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde – 1931

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Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play), Percy Heath (screen play)
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart
Dr. Jekyll, is a kind English doctor in Victorian London, who is certain that within each man, lurks impulses for both good and evil.  He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with after drinking a potion, that transforms him into the terrifying Mr. Hyde.
Film Info:
The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the novel released in 1886 by renowned writer Robert Louis Stevenson. March’s performance has been much lauded, and earned him his first Academy Award. 
Watch The Film:
For those of you who haven’t seen this masterpiece of horror, the film is available to watch for free on YouTube. Just click the link below and enjoy.

Frankenstein – 1931


Director: James Whale
Writers: John L. Balderston, Mary Shelley (Novel)
Cast: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
A scientist and his assistant dig up corpses to build a man animated by electricity. His assistant accidentally gives the creature an abnormal, murderer’s brain.
Film Info:
A hit with both audiences and critics, the film was followed by multiple sequels and has become arguably the most iconic horror film in history.
In 1991, the Library of Congress selected Frankenstein for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Freaks – 1932


Director: Tod Browning
Writers: Clarence Aaron, Willis Goldbeck
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova
A circus with a beautiful trapeze artist, wants to get married to the owner of a freak show, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. 
Film Info:
The original film had a run time of 90 minutes, but was considered too shocking to be released. Several scenes were cut from the original, and was cut down 64 minutes.
The original film has been destroyed and no longer exists.
The film is based on elements from the short story “Spurs” by Tod Robbins. The characters were portrayed by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities.
Among the deformed cast were dwarf siblings that had no legs, and conjoined twin sisters.
Freaks is considered as being in a sub-genre of its own.

Bride of Frankenstein – 1935 


Director: James Whale
Writer: William Hurlbut
Cast: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
Dr. Frankenstein, pushed on by a crazy scientist, builds his monster a mate.
Film Info:
Bride of Frankenstein was the first sequel to Frankenstein released in 1931.
It is considered by many to be a  better film than the original.
Bride of Frankenstein, the same as the original, is directed, and Frankenstein’s monster is again portrayed by the same actor as the original.

We hope you enjoyed our list of films in our ‘Horror 101’ series of films. Do you agree with our list? Is there any films you feel we have missed that should have been included?
Part 2 will feature films from the golden age of the 50’s and 60’s.

PET: Film Review

Directed By: Carles Torrens
Written By: Jeremy Slater
Starring: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy

Pet, is an independent, psychological horror/thriller, that is being compared to the likes of ‘Hard Candy’, due to its claustrophobic nature. An announcement was made that the film would make its world premier in March 2016, at the SXSW Festival, and was very well received. ‘Pet’ was released theatrically on December 2nd, 2016 and was made available on VOD and DVD on December 27th, 2016.


Seth (Dominic Monaghan), is a down on his luck young man, who works at an animal shelter. One day on his way home from work, a girl who he has not seen for years, but had crushed on in school, gets on the bus. She is a beautiful, young woman, called Holly (Ksenia Solo). He starts to stalk Holly, firstly, online on her tinder profile, and then moving on to following her around at nights in the dark, and repeatedly going to see her at work where she is waitress.  Lacking the confidence to ask her out, he decides he has had enough, and kidnaps Holly, and puts her in a cage in the basement of the animal shelter where he works. In this tale full of twists and turns, is Holly who he thinks she is and who will end up the real victim?



This is a full on roller coaster of a film that will have you gripped from start to finish. The further into the film you get, you find out about more about the characters disturbing secrets, and of Seth and Holly’s night time activities. The character development is absolutely superb, and the performances from the films two main characters is brilliant, and both play their parts incredibly well. Their back stories aren’t thrown at you in one big lump, but are more drip fed to you, leaving you locked on, craving more information about the pair, and wanting to know what depths each are prepared to go to, to satisfy their own personal lusts and desires. As more of this awesome story unfolds, the twists are brilliant and well thought out. As you venture into the awesome finale, you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation, of how this power struggle, between the two will ultimately play out.


Dominic Monaghan, who portrays the character ‘Seth’, is presented as a loner and a nobody who is invisible to the world. We see his boundaries completely disappear, as his lust for Holly turns to infatuation and his mind descends further into madness and obscurity. He meticulously plans the kidnapping and incarceration of Holly, as he works towards what is his ultimate goal of having this girl as his pet, someone he can have power over, and control. You get the sense from him that there may be no limits of what he is capable of. His intentions are not of a sexual nature and he keeps repeating to Holly that he wants to help her. He seems to want to systematically break her down psychologically. But the more he thinks he is succeeding with his plan, he is actually playing straight into Holly’s hands, who has got plans of her own.


Ksenia Solo, who portrays Holly, is the girl that Seth becomes completely obsessed with. From the day she first met Seth on a bus ride home from work, she becomes more and more conscious of the fact, that Seth is popping up everywhere she goes. She finds herself constantly looking over her shoulder and develops a huge sense of paranoia. Once kidnapped, and as each day goes by, we find out more about Seth’s prisoner, and Holly is definitely not what she first appears to be. Seth is presented with some major problems that he could never have anticipated, turning the film completely on its head and presenting the unusual situation which sees the hostage take complete control from the confines of her cage.

The pacing of each scene is brilliant. You’re not left lingering and waiting for something to happen.
Although in saying that, after what are some pretty heated conversations between the two, you have the time to digest the mind games being played and prepare yourself for whatever is coming next.
The scenes filmed in the basement between Seth, and Holly are so intense and enticing and what compliments this greatly is the dialogue, it’s simply brilliant. The exchanges between the pair intensify with each visit, and with this, we see the balance of power shift back and forth between the hostage and her keeper. After they’re through talking for the day, each of them are left with some food for thought, and sit rehearsing how they’re going to play out their next move in this most dangerous game of cat and mouse.


AHS: Cult – Full Season Trailer

The first full trailer for ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ has landed. 

Returning to our screens on September 5th on FX, the first full trailer shows us the plot and themes, which for Season 7, look to have a large political agenda, and at its roots, the U.S Presidential race in 2016, between now President Donald Trump, and former first lady, Hillary Clinton.



To the clear dismay and horror of Sarah Paulson’s character Ally, upon getting the news through the television that Donald Trump had won the election, she lets out a bloodcurdling scream.
Her reaction, I think i’m right in saying, is indicative to what whole world was feeling, and I can imagine she was feeling at the very moment the announcement was made.
The polar opposite can be said for Evan Peter’s character Kai. In the trailer, he lets out a victorious roar, and then proceeds to grind up against the television.
He is the spitting image of Kurt Cobain in these photos, and comes across in the trailers as a very rebellious character.

We then see Ally with her therapist, Dr Vincent played by Cheyenne Jackson, we hear questions being asked of her about a recurring phobia, which from the looks of things, is related to clowns.


During this sequence, we’re introduced to AHS newcomer Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), who plays the part of Winter Anderson.
It would appear that winter becomes the child minder of Ally’s (Sarah Paulson) child, and is intent on playing on her fears…
Bringing us to the show re-uniting with character Twisty the Clown. He only returns in the form of a comic book character and an action figure, but as if season 7 really needs more creepy clowns?
Another telling part of the trailer is that we see Kai (Even Peters) and Winter making a sort of pact or pinkie promise. There plan may be to join forces and drive Ally to the brink.

As well as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Cheyenne Jackson returning, there was a picture posted on Ryan Murphy’s Instagram account of the following:
That’s right folks, Emma Roberts will be once again featuring in American Horror Story. Not too much is known about her character at this moment in time.
We know that the show runners Murphy and Phalchuk like to play their cards close to their chests and save a few surprises, so we will have to wait and see what they have in store for Emma Roberts, and any other returning cast members we don’t know about.


In what will be the 7th season of the hugely popular anthology series, there has of course, been loads of teaser trailers to entice us, and gear us up for the forthcoming rampage, and carnage of the new season. In total there were 30 teaser trailers produced.
Unlike the 6th season, the teaser trailers are relevant to the upcoming season.

The Mega Liverpool Horror Con

Fans of the fear-provoking prepare yourselves.
Horror Con is coming to Liverpool and it’s looking FRIGHTfully good!

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As well as exclusive stalls full to the brim of horror memorabilia, prints, props and all kinds of other curiosities, horror fans can expect a weekend full of interactive action!

Film & TV Guests:

Collect autographs from stars of film and TV, and have your photos taken with them.
There will also be live panels featuring amazing guest speakers, discussing their previous and current work.
Jamison Newlander & G Tom Mac (The Lost Boys)
Ken Sagoes, Toy Newkirk & Jsu Garcia (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Ari Lehman & C J Graham (Friday 13th)
Sean Whalen, Yan Birch & Brandon Adams (The People Under The Stairs)
Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede II)
Caroline Munro, Damian Thomas & Valerie Leon (Hammer Horror)

Authors & Writers:


SFX Demonstrations:

Throughout the weekend there will be numerous SFX and prosthetic’s displays and demonstrations for you to feast your eyes on, from some of the best there is.

The Slashers Den:

Over the course of the weekend, to relax (If You Think You Can), you can watch a range of independent horror films from across the UK.
Each film will be followed by a questions and answers panel, accompanied by members of the cast and crew where possible.
A list of the films that will be showing will be coming soon, so that you can decide what you’d like to see in advance.

Hall of Horrors:

A special feature of the convention is the ‘Hall of Horrors’.
It is a collection of legendary movies sets for you to go pull a pose, and take your pictures in.
These Include:
Camp Crystal Lake, The Hellraiser Attic, Freddy Kruger’s Boiler Room, The Saw Murder Room and more.

The Mega Liverpool Horror Con is set to be an amazing weekend for families and horror buffs alike.
There will be lots more coming as the convention gets closer, so we’ll keep you up to date with all the news… so all there’s left to do. is grab your best costume and get your tickets now!


IT: FLOAT – A Cinematic VR Experience

Pennywise the Clown is returning to our screens on September 8th in the IT movie reboot.

Based on the classic novel by Stephen King, the honour of playing the terrifying clown at the centre of it all, is Bill Skarsgard.


A new trailer has been released for the film called FLOAT, and this isn’t your regular film trailer. What we have been given, is an immersive, 360 degree, virtual reality experience, that puts you right in the film… to face head on, the sheer gut wrenching terror, of Pennywise the Clown.

You can check out the VR experience below, or click HERE to find out further viewing options. Enjoy!

Film Review: Boys In The Trees

Boys In The Trees
Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborow
Director: Nicholas Verso
Release Date: Film Festival Release Only – Release Dates
Available On Amazon Prime Video and Itunes

It’s Halloween 1997 – the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons for Corey, but his past has some unfinished business.

When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake.
What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and more magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them.


As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But just as their friendship appears rekindled, a tragic truth may mean he’s made the discovery all too late.

Once again, an independent horror film has delivered the goods.
2016 was a fantastic year for indie horror, with such films as Hush, The Invitation, Rob Zombies 13, Carnage Park, and Ghosts of Darkness, showing the big production companies such as Blumhouse how it should be done.
The film is another great effort from Australia. In the past, we have been treated to some brilliant films such as 2005’s Wolf Creek, 2009’s The Loved Ones, 2008’s Lake Mungo, and 2014’s The Babadook.
Quite simply the film is brilliant and actually had me in tears.
An aspect that I completely fell in love with, is that it completely reminded me of what life was like back in 1997. Dial-up modems and that awful noise they made, the hair cuts, music, cultural references… Its all there, and is a major trip down memory lane.
A big theme running through this film, is the outright bullying and emotional torture of one boy, and the scenes that feature in the film are brutal, and are hard to watch in places. Sadly, it shows just how far bullying can go when its not put a stop to, both by actions of the bullies, and by the victim.
Character development in this coming of age feature is so well done. You’re introduced to the characters gently at first, and then find yourself immersed in their attitudes towards life and their mannerisms.
The detail that is put into showing how Jonah suffered at the hands of Jango and the skate gang, as said before, is difficult to watch, but is absolutely necessary for the development of Jonahs character and why he is, the way he is.
When Jonah and Corey come together, we learn a lot about Jonah’s character.
We learn that he is dark, mysterious and very cryptic. When they go on their journey together, Jonah isn’t always forthcoming with answers to Corey’s questions. He’s almost like the Ghost of Christmas Past, whereby he wants Corey to figure out what he did wrong, and how he can put it right.

In doing so, he puts Corey through many dark and dangerous scenarios, that both scare and terrify him, but in the end are explained and are all to prove different points.

Corey’s character development shows us how he goes from being an angry teen, with a major attitude problem, to then coming together with Jonah and being taken on this incredible, and at times delightfully dark and terrifying journey through the wrong doings in his life, from his childhood to modern day. Through this, he finds himself answering questions he had and questions that needed answers. The journey helps him change his whole view of the world, the way is acting towards people is wrong.

The Soundtrack:
The music that accompanies this film is nothing short of superb. I’m saying this because i’m of course in love with 90’s rock and grunge music. It took me right back to that time and space of being a teenager.
Although the music is plentiful, its used sensibly, and in scenes where it makes sense.
It wasn’t used in an over the top fashion and just put somewhere in the film for no other reason than its a song that’s popular… like how music is used in Suicide Squad for example…
The bands that feature in the film are The Presidents of the United States of America, BushDinosaur JrGary NumanRammsteinGarbage, and loads of other amazing bands…
Its honestly one of the best film soundtracks, I think I’ve ever heard… But of course I am biased, and not everyone will agree with, but i’m very impressed indeed.


Bullying exists in many forms… In school, over the internet, and can even carry on as an adult in the work place, and in many other forms.
With bullying being a big theme in this film, and the terrible things people can be driven to do to themselves as a result… we here at The Scream Source, are completely against bullying, and want to offer any advice and support that we can, to victims of bullying.
If you are seeking confidential and professional assistance to help you overcome issues, whether big or small, these helplines are here for you.
It doesn’t matter if you just want to talk to someone about your day or seek advice on how to deal with a serious problem, they are there to talk to you and help you out whenever you need it.

Below are a list of numbers from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


  • The Samaritans 
  • Support Line 
  • Mind 
  • NHS Direct 
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 
  • Survivors UK – Male Abuse Victims 
  • Anxiety Alliance 
    0845 296 7877
  • No Panic 
    0808 808 0545
  • B-eat
    08456 341 414 (age 18+)
    08456 347 650 (under 25)
  • Depression Alliance
    0845 123 23 20
  • Crossline – Christian Helpline 
    0300 111 0101
  • OCD Action 
    0845 390 62 32
  • Frank 
    0800 77 66 00
  • Childline 
    0800 1111


  • Hopeline 
  • Suicide Provention Lifeline
  • Teen Line 
    714 NEW-TEEN
  • Domestic Violence / Child Abuse / Sexual Abuse 
    800-799-SAFE (7233)
    TDD 800-787-3224″
  • Runaway switchboard
  • Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
  • Texas Runaway Hotline
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline 
    800-442-HOPE (442-4673)
  • National Alliance for the Mentally ill
  • SAFE


  • Distress Centre Niagara Ontario
    +1 (905) 688 3711
    905 734 1212
    905 382 0689
  • Distress Centre Durham Ontario
    +1 (905) 433-1121
  • Distress Centres of Toronto Ontario
    +1 (416) 408 4357
  • Suicide Action Montreal 
    (514) 723 4000
  • Chimo Helpline Inc. 
    Hotline: Fredericton Area: 450-HELP (4357)
    Hotline: Toll free provincial helpline: 1-800-667-5005
  • Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (Canada) 
    403 327 7905
  • Mental Health Helpline
  • Kids Help Phone 
    1800 668 6868
  • Suicide and Crisis 
  • Assaulted Woman’s Hotline Toronto
    (416) 863-0511
  • Rape Crisis Centre
    (416) 597-8808
  • Drug & Alcohol Information Line (Canada)
  • Mental Health Crisis Line 
  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing


  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS)
    1800 131 350
  • Child Abuse / Child Protection Hotline 
    1800 700 250
  • Headspace (12-25 years) 
    1800 659 388 or 8931 5999
  • Kids Helpline (5-25 years)
    1800 551 800
  • Life Line Australia
    Freecall 13 11 14
  • Mensline
    1300 789 978
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (VIC) 
    03 9853 8089
  • Rape Crisis Centre
    1800 424 017
  • SANE Australia (VIC)
    1800 187 263


  • Depression Helpline Freephone 
    0800 111 757
  • Lifeline Freephone
    0800 543 354
  • Samaritans Freephone
    0800 726 666
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline
    0800 787 797
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline 
    0508 828 865
  • OUTLine NZ
    0800 688 5463
  • Youthline
    0800 376 633, free text 234
  • What’s Up (for 5–18 year olds)
    0800 942 8787




6 Horror Films To Get Excited About (August-October 2017)

This year (2017) is crushing it with brilliant horror film releases already this year, and its not done with us yet. We thankfully haven’t had as much celebrity death in 2017, but we’ve had lots of awesome, juicy horror goodness to sink our teeth into.
Its such an exciting year to be a fan of horror films, and each month that goes by, it feels like things just keep getting better, and better, and the next 3 months are no exception.

Here are a hand picked selection of some of the upcoming films that we can’t wait see in theatres.

1. Annabelle Creation

Synopsis: Several years after the tragic death of their little daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from an orphanage into their home.
Soon after, they become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation.
Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Mirana Otto, Lulu Wilson
Release Date UK:
August 11th
Release Date US:
August 15th 2017
The Scream Source Says: Having already managed to catch this film, its a marked improvement on the first effort from 2014. Scary, imaginative and plenty happening to keep you occupied. A definite must see for all fans of The Conjuring universe.

2. IT

Synopsis: In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sopia Lillis, Nicholas Hamilton, Megan Charpentier, Owen Teague, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor
Release Date UK: September 8th, 2017
Release Date US: 
September 8th, 2017
The Scream Source Says: Being a huge fan of the original film adaptation from 1990, and the record of remakes in the modern era of horror, you can understand my cynicism and outrage when it was announced that a remake was being put into production. That said, the trailer looks terrifying. Bill Skarsgård who plays the role of Pennywise, looks to be a brilliant piece of casting. He stars in the super successful Hemlock Grove, so is no stranger to the horror genre. Finn Wolfhard from the equally popular Stranger Things also features.

 3. Mother

Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
Release Date UK: September 15th, 2017
Release Date US: 
September 15th, 2017
The Scream Source Says: This film looks a dark and disturbing as it does complex and intriguing. Its a welcome back to genre for Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Pfeiffer, in what really could be a dark horse. In amongst heavyweights like Alien Covenant, IT, Leatherface, and Jigsaw, may be one of 2017’s unsung heroes.

4. Flatliners

Synopsis: Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience, giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Starring: Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Diego Luna, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland, Beau Mirchoff, Steve Byers
Release Date UK: September 29th, 2017
Release Date US: 
September 29th, 2017
The Scream Source Says: As with IT, i’m a fan of the original, and had a spit the coffee moment’ when I heard this was being remade. I’ve since read in numerous sources that this is supposed to be sequel. The cast is really good, with Ellen Page coming back to the fold for the first time since 2005’s Hard Candy, and Nina Dobrev who starred in the very brilliant The Final Girls also stars. They line up next to horror film royalty in Kiefer Sutherland, who returns to Flatliners after starring in the 1990 original.

5. Leatherface

Synopsis: A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
Starring: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, James Bloor, Nicole Andrews, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman
Release Date UK: August 25th 2017 (Horror Channel FrightFest)
Release Date US:
 September 21st 2017 (TV premiere)
The Scream Source Says: The mention of another film to do with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre completely baffled me. After the god awful reboots, I really hoped we would be left to live with the happy memories of Tobe Hooper’s and Gunnar Hansen’s 1974, blood soaked master piece. That was then though, and on the strength of the trailer for Leatherface, this looks like a film that the franchise both needs and deserves and really hope it delivers where it counts, when it counts.

6. Jigsaw

Synopsis: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.
Starring:  Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Brittany Allen, Clé Bennett
Release Date UK: October 27th, 2017
Release Date US: October 27th, 2017
The Scream Source Says: Jigsaw will be the 8th instalment in the hugely successful Saw franchise, which began all the way back in 2004. The 7th, and what was billed as the final film went off the rails somewhat compared to the previous films and for some, was a film too far. Something that is loved about the films is of course the traps, which in the trailer look pretty decent so the hope is that the story will back them up, and be ambitious be feasible.