Upcoming Horror Movies 2019 - The scarier the better.

It’s no secret that most horror movies aren’t what they once were, so I’m hoping this list puts things right.

1.) Annabelle Comes Home - Lorraine & Ed Warren return to our screens for a truly exciting story that is set to attract a lot of viewers. I always wondered whether the writers would ever expand on the Warren’s room of possessed items & luckily for me they have done.

I don’t want to be one of those people that slates a film before they’ve even watched it, so I won’t. However, as entertaining a watch as it appears/probably will be, it doesn’t look particularly terrifying like The Conjuring was, yet, it didn’t necessarily ring any alarm bells warning me of the impending boredom and/or lack of frightening scenes.

I like James Wan’s films, therefore, I anticipate Annabelle Comes Home will be worth a watch. I just hope it’s scarier than what the trailer suggests.

2.) Midsommar - Another deadly cult are lurking in the woods & where else than Sweden!

Florence Pugh plays Dani who appears to be the main protagonist & Will Poulter, who plays Josh, also stars in this horror flick directed by Ari Aster, which was the same director for Hereditary. I must confess that the latter I loathed & by all means you can sue me for having such an opinion, because I know I will be victorious in court.. imagine if such lawsuits existed!? This was a joke, please don’t sue me.

There is something about Midsommar that I like & there’s nothing more sketchy than having a conversation with someone who loudly claps in your face as a retaught.. if you’ve seen the trailer or you’re about to, then you’ll know what I’m referring to. As hard as it is to believe that there are much more sketchier things that have taken place in horror films than a loud clap to the face (all jokes aside, that would be a really strange thing for someone to do), I have seen movies like this go from hero to zero extremely quickly. Nevertheless, I look to forward to giving this movie a watch & I have a feeling it will be worthy of ones time.

3.) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Why does a horror film resonate more with me when it’s kids that are being tormented?

I suppose a lot of it has to do with remembering when one was a kid and having all the usual fears/scares, for e.g., a haunted house, an evil man/woman/thing, a book that must never be read etc. Well, my last example, a book, is exactly what Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is all about & it genuinely appears to be very creepy.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on a series of books written by Alvin Schwartz & has come to life by director Andre Ovredal & the help of the highly regarded Gullimero del Torro. You can clearly see in the trailer that the cinematography has definite quality & I think it would be a crime to give this one a miss.

4.) IT Chapter 2 - There’s not a lot to say about IT Chapter 2. I loved the first movie & the second looks just as twisted.

I approved of the cast almost instantly when I watched the below trailer, as that was certainly one thing I was always apprehensive of prior to the cast being confirmed. Jessica Chastain plays Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader is Richie Tozier & James McAvoy is Bill Denbrough. I’m more than happy with all of those actors, especially James McAvoy. He is such a talented actor with genuine ‘beacon abilities’, i.e., he draws people towards him. Yes, I made that up just now & all by myself.

I remember being around the age of 10 in my dad’s friend’s DVD rental store & I saw the original IT on display. Needless to say I was intrigued, but at the same time I was fearful. I never ended up watching the original, yet, when the re-make came out, I was at my local Odeon iSense screen within a few days, educating myself on this terrifying clown.

5.) Doctor Sleep - Another Stephen King novel here, but sadly there is no trailer as of yet. The official description is as follows 'Struggling with alcoholism, Danny Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. He soon finds a new purpose when he forms a psychic connection with a girl who shares his shining ability’.

Now, I don’t know about you, but that description sounds interestingly scary. And, as we all, or, most of us are aware, Stephen King writes/has written some of the most uniquely diverse & imaginatively sadistic/dark material I have ever come across (if you’re reading this, Stephen, then please note that was a compliment) & because of that, we, as the audience, are provided/rewarded with, either an, shall we say, entertaining read, or, a grossly sadistic story that has your brain on edge.

Stephen King’s writing ability in this genre is second to none & I, for one, am now always keen to find out more about any upcoming film that is based on one of his novels. I appreciate that not all of his previous movie adaptations have been great, yet, I tend to give him/his stories the benefit of the doubt because you never know what’s in-store, especially as this is the sequel to the infamous The Shining & Ewan McGregor is involved.

Photography: Doctor Sleep

Photography: Doctor Sleep

Let’s hope at least one of these movies gives us the creeps for at least week after watching it & although I have high hopes for all of them, time will tell whether they will be nightmare inducing or not.

Comment down below what horror movies you’re looking forward to this year!

Thank you for reading & I’ll see you on the next!