Another year of horror is upon us with much to look forward to and possibly much to avoid as well. Either way, I've compiled this list of the more notable movies (mostly horror, some horror-ish) that will be coming out this year. Also keep in mind that some of these release dates may change as we progress throughout the year. And while you wait for these films to get released why not try out a video slots promo code with some online games.
(list sorted by release date)
January 18, 2019 (Theaters)
M. Night Shyamalan helms this third and possibly final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy that many of us have been waiting for, especially after finding out Split was a surprise sequel to the first film. I enjoyed the other two movies, so I have high hopes for this.
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND
January 31, 2019 (DirecTV) March 1, 2019 (Limited)
The premise of a nearby sinkhole possibly being key to a son's strange behavior has me intrigued and the trailer itself has a nice moody atmosphere to it. The film will be getting a DirecTV premire later this month before getting a limited theatrical release in March. If you're dying to see this but cut-the-cord with cable you might have to hunt for this one online before it becomes available to stream.
February 1, 2019 (Netflix)
Nightcrawler writer/director Dan Gilroy is back and working with Jake Gyllenhaal once again for this odd looking supernatural pic about a series of paintings that seem to come to life to murder people. The movie should prove an interesting watch, especially for a Netflix premiere.
February 8, 2019 (Theaters)
While the evil kid theme has been done to death I have hopes that this will stand out thanks to director Nicholas McCarthy, who worked on films like The Pact and At the Devil's Door.
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
February 13, 2019 (Theaters)
The first movie turned out to be a pretty fun flick and a surprise hit for the genre and from the trailer it looks like things will get even more interesting, especially since we may actually get some answers this time 'round.
February 26, 2019 (DVD)
Ever since the success of Train to Busan people have been paying more attention to zombie movies from South Korea and this is another possibly solid entry from the country. This time it's set in the past, which should prove more than interesting since they'll be forced to use swords and other ancient weaponry to fend off the hordes.
March 22, 2019 (Theaters)
Jordan Peele is back with his second directorial genre effort titled US, which boasts an interesting twist on the typical home invasion movie in the form of evil dopplegangers. Count me in!
April 5, 2019 (Theaters)
Stephen King properties are hot in Hollywood right now thanks to the huge success of IT and fans are anxiously awaiting to see what this new take on Pet Sematary brings.
April 12, 2019 (Theaters)
David Harbour takes on the pivotal role in this Hellboy reboot, which promises a lot of violence, blood and gore, though you wouldn't really guess that from the first trailer. Either way, I'm sold.
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA
April 19, 2019 (Theaters)
Based on an old creepy Mexican legend, this film is rumored to be set in the Conjuring universe, but whether that's true or not is a moot point since the legend itself is creepy enough to stand on its own and should make those familiar with it curious to see how Hollywood does the tale justice.
May 24, 2019 (Theaters)
What if a kid from another world had powers like Superman? And what if that kid were evil? That's essentially the premise to this film, which is produced by James Gunn. The premise alone has many intrigued, including myself.
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS
May 31, 2019 (Theaters)
Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat) this is the much anticipated follow up to 2014's remake and judging from the trailer already looks better than the first movie.
June 21, 2019 (Theaters)
Fans are split on this remake, which features a brand new mechanical doll that will have some kind of hacked or faulty A.I., which somehow turns the doll evil. And no, Brad Dourif doesn't return to voice the doll. I'm approaching this remake cautiously.
June 21, 2019 (Theaters) January 3, 2020 (Theaters)
This is yet another remake from the Grudge franchise, but what might give this some hope is the fact that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother, Piercing) is directing and his creative and artful eye may make the movie stand out in comparison of the previous installments; at least that's what I'm hoping for.
July 3, 2019 (Theaters)
This is the third installment in the spinoff of Annabelle films and it's rumored to feature the Warrens in it, as the premise is reportedly about the Annabelle doll first coming into the Warren's home and it disrupting their family.
THE NEW MUTANTS
August 2, 2019 (Theaters)
Described as more of a horror film than superhero movie, this flick has been plagued with production issues that have forced the release date to be pushed back several times. These production issues include having to go back to rework the script, reshoot new scenes and reportedly even include a whole new character. Don't be surprised if this August release gets pushed again, but if it does get released it should be an interesting watch, if only to see how Marvel does horror.
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
August 9, 2019 (Theaters)
Based on the creepy hit series of children's books and backed by producer Guillermo del Toro, this is personally one of my anticipated films of the year, especially since it's also directed by Andre Ovredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe).
IT: CHAPTER TWO
September 6, 2019 (Theaters)
Not only was the first movie a huge success, but it was also a surprisingly good movie as well, so naturally fans like myself are highly anticipating this next installment, which sees the kids from the first film as adults once again facing Pennywise.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
October 11, 2019 (Theaters)
This is the long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon series. Unfortunately, while the studio has listed an October release this year, it seems unlikely to reach that date unless production begins soon and so far things haven't moved much since the last report. The last I heard D.J. Caruso (The Disappointments Room, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) was in talks to direct from a script by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle: Creation, IT).
October 11, 2019 (Theaters)
It might've been a decade since the last movie, but that hasn't stopped fans from wanting a sequel to the hit zombie comedy. The original cast is back, much older and hopefully much wiser. Director Ruben Fleischer also returns to helm the pic.
TBD NOTABLE MENTIONS
A film dedicated to all the kindergarten teachers who motivate children to learn, instill them with confidence and stop them from being devoured by zombies. Lupita Nyong’o stars and I'm always down for evil kid horror, whether they be supernatural, killers, or just plain zombies.
3 FROM HELL
This is the surprise sequel to Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, where apparently the family were captured by authorities instead of dying at the end of the previous movie. Not much else is known about the project and there's currently no release date, but it's expected to come out sometime this year.