10 Best Horror Movies of 2017

From French cannibals to Aussie serial killers, 'Split' to 'Get Out' – our picks for the year's scariest shockers and beyond-great genre films

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6. 'Split'

Those of who saw The Visit (2015) had the curious sensation of thinking that maybe, just maybe, M. Night Shyamalan still had some creative gas in his tank; his follow-up proves that the filmmaker is now fully in comeback mode. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) is one of trio of young women who are abducted by a stranger (James McAvoy) in a parking lot. They soon find out that they're actually being held captive by a number of abductors – they all just happen to share the same body. And did we mention that one of the villain's multiple personalities, the ones all the others are scared shitless of, is called "the Beast" for a reason? Shyamalan's nailbiter is so well-put together that not even a headslapping coda, which attempts to retcon the whole thing as a small piece of a bigger puzzle, can ruin it. And we're officially nominating Taylor-Joy for the Final Girl Hall of Fame. DF

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