We live in a great time for the horror cinema. In recent years, it has been hit only by blows. We were treated It and Hereditary and Go out and A quiet place and It follows and Do not breathe and on and on and on. Where other genres such as comedy suffer a painful death, thrives the horror.
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Maybe it's because the world is getting more frightening, or maybe film schools are getting better at teaching their students the art of filmmaking. Either way, there are a number of exciting new horror films this year. Here are the 10 most anticipated horror movies of 2019.
10 DOCTOR SLEEPING
Of the many Stephen King adaptations that are tracked in the wake of fast ItThe fearsome success of 2017 could be the most fascinating. Doctor sleep is king's belated sequel The lightsand his conspiracy concerns an adult Danny Torrance fighting a cult targeting children with "the shining." Ewan McGregor will play Danny while the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay.
The film is directed by Mike Flanagan, who previously adapted the novel by King Gerald's game into a surprisingly nice movie gem for Netflix. King was never a fan of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of The lightsbut he enjoyed Flanagan's films dating back to 2016 silenceMaybe that's another story. The film should be released in 2020, but the studio was recently moved to November 2019.
9 Creepy stories to tell in the dark
Produced and written by horror legend Guillermo del Toro, among others: To tell scary stories in the dark is based on the children's book of the same name. But do not be fooled by the source material – while this may be a horror movie for kids, the audience will not get away lightly. The filmmakers aim for a target group that is more youthful than children.
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With Del Toro behind the wheel and the storyline revolving around a group of children who have to face their fears to conquer the fearsome forces that are taking their city by storm, this movie becomes a dark fantasy version of The goonies,
8th BRIGHT BURN
What if superman was a horror movie? That's the question of James Gunn's new movie Bright Burn asks. It tells the story of an alien boy who crashes on Earth and is raised by two healthy Midwesterners to use his extraordinary extraterrestrial powers forever, as well as the story of the man of steel.
The difference here is that while Clark Kent is good at heart, Bright BurnBrandon Breyer is evil at heart. It will be so superman meets The Omen, So, if you're wondering what the next level of superhero cinema would be like after the common cinematographic universes have become a big deal, this is a terrific re-staging – and here it begins.
7 CORPORATE ANIMALS
This bat mix of comedy and horror recently premiered in Sundance, with a broader release soon to follow. She honors Demi Moore as CEO of a ridiculous company that makes edible cutlery in a business withdrawal. The retreat worsens when everyone is in a collapse and eating each other.
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The minor cast includes Ed Helms (who also produces), Nasim Pedrad and even Britney Spears. With Patrick Brice, director of the brilliant Schleich and its sequel behind the cameras on this and Peep showSam Bain is having scripting duties Corporate animals develops into an insane mix of merriment and terror.
6 THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA
The curse of La Llorona is the newest supernatural cooler from insidiously and The incantation Director James Wan. Because of his obligations to the DCEU Wan does not direct – instead, Michael Chaves makes his directorial debut.
The movie stars of the adorable Linda Cardellini Freaks and geeks as a social worker in the '70s, noticing the weird resemblance between her last case and an old ghost story. breaking BadRaymond Cruz will be the star next to Cardellini, who promises to be the scariest horror film of the year.
5 PET SEMATARY
The original film adaptation of Stephen King Pet sematary Over the years, he has become a parody-dwarf, thanks to the kitschy jump fear and performance of Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall.
The premise of an old burial ground where the dead can be returned has been counterfeited The simpsons, South Park, family Guy, and even Pretty strange parentsSo hopefully this new remake starring Jason Clarke and John Lithgow can star Pet sematary eerie again If the creepy trailer is anything else, this will indeed be a scary proposition. To rewrite the original novel, the remake is sometimes better.
4 THE NEW MUTANTS
Get to know the new generation of X-Men. Not the younger actors who play Professor X and her friends – the new, new generation of X-Men. game of Thrones'Maisie Williams, Stranger thingsCharlie Heaton, and The witchAnya Taylor-Joy leads a group of young mutants who engage with their forces while locked up in a secret facility.
That will not be ordinary X-Men Movie. While settled in this universe, it will be totally different – not dramatically Logan or in a comedic way Dead Poolbut through a horror movie about mutants. And not just a horror movie based on superhero standards – a really unsettling work that sends shivers down your spine. The release date has shifted from the summer of 2018 to the spring of 2019 until the fall of 2019, but that was just the case The mistake in our stars Director Josh Boone could do it exactly right.
Ari Aster's Hereditary was one of the most terrifying horror movies in years. You might think after making a movie that was compared to Rosemary's baby and The exorcistAster would be scared for a while, but no. It seems he makes a habit of unleashing fossilized horror masterpieces in the world once a year.
In his new movie midsommara couple travel to Sweden to attend a legendary festival, then to engage in a violent pagan cult (this guy seems to have a real problem with pagan cults). It sounds like this shadow has The Wicker Manand maybe even a little bit of Do not look now, Exciting things.
It's hard to say what Jordan Peele's new horror movie based on his cryptic trailer is all about. We can assure ourselves that this is about a family going on vacation to a beach house just to be terrorized by their own doppelgangers.
However, there is no way to tell if this is a supernatural story, a science fiction story, a social thriller, a warning story, a drug hallucination, a metaphor Go outIt's going to be scary. Can he still get an Oscar? Only time can tell.
1 IT: CHAPTER TWO
It's been two years since Andy Muschietti breathed life into the first half of Stephen King's giant novel It and unleashed the world's highest horror movie ever made. With his shaky eyes, creepy make-up, and unpredictable movements like Pennywise, Bill Skarsgard provided the spectators with plenty of nightmare fuel, and now he's back to do it all over again.
Muschietti is back in the director's chair to adapt the second part of the novel, which plays 27 years later, the next time he returns to torture Derry's children. The kids at Losers Club are all grown up – with actors like James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader playing them as adults – and they're ready to take care of it once and for all.