New Year. New List.

Horror movie lists are popular. That’s why you see non-horror publications like Buzzfeed and IGN jumping in on the action a few times a year to get some clicks. The problem is that they regurgitate the same handful of films that you’re likely to see everywhere else. We’d like to offer you more… if that’s alright.

Here are 17 indie “horror” flicks that you should have on your radar in 2017. Why “horror”? Because a few of these are slightly genre-bending, but deserve the attention nonetheless.

A romantic spring getaway turns sinister when unexpected visitors join the party in a high-tech house that no one can escape.

After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will make love, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.

Little Risa is lonely. Her father is working in a foreign country and her mother is kept busy between taking care of her sick grandmother in the hospital and her job as a public servant. So Little Risa is spending her school holiday mostly alone in her grandmother’s big house. When her mother misses her 8th birthday, Little Risa wishes for a friend. As soon as she blows the candle, she hears a little boy singing…

That night, Little Risa meets three little Dutch boys playing hide-and-seek in her grandmother’s closet. They introduce themselves as Peter, William and Janshen. Her wish for a friend has been granted threefold. She doesn’t care that her mother can’t seem to see her new friends, their friendship is real to her. Until one night her mother comes home with a paranormal and he opens her inner eye… Little Risa finally sees her friends in their true form.

9 years later. Risa is a teenager and she hasn’t seen her childhood friends since that night. She has to return to her grandmother’s house to take care of her until a replacement nanny arrives. Upon the nanny’s arrival, strange things start to happen and Risa just might need her childhood friends more than ever.

Let Her Out [Review] follows Helen, a bike courier who suffers a traumatic accident. As she recovers, she begins to experience strange episodic-black outs, hallucinations, and night terrors-that lead her to discover that she has a tumor, a benign growth that is the remnants of a “vanishing twin” absorbed in utero. Over time, the tumor manifests itself as the dark and demented version of a stranger. As Helen’s emotional and psychological state begins to deteriorate further and further, she begins to act out in psychotic episodes that are influenced by her evil twin – making her a danger to herself and her best friend, Molly.

[Review] In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

[Review] A man who abandoned his family now risks everything to find his missing daughter, including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.

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