I love horror films
It looks as though 2019 is going to be a big year for horror films and you lot must know by now, that there is nothing I would rather watch after a long day then a horror film; whether it be a terribly good shark movie, a classic slasher or a twisty and turning physiological. I am an equal opportunity horror fan, there is no one type I don’t like! You can check out our thoughts on some of last year’s horror films here, there have been so many incredible horror film trailers already released for 2019 and I am eager to see what else comes creeping out the dark!
So let’s get down to business, here is the rundown of
my our most highly anticipated horrors coming this year!
Us- Jordan Peele- Our horror film prince
This list absolutely would not be complete without Us; I’ve been looking forward to this since the first trailer came out in December 2018, straight away I was hooked. If Us is even a 10th as chilling and suspenseful as Get Out it’ll be a hit in my book. Peele, is rapidly making his mark within the horror genre as a real auteur, for me, it is like watching a new rare butterfly emerge and I can’t wait to see how his career will grow.
Pet Sematary- Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer
Steven King is undisputedly the king of horror novels (see what I did there), his novels and the film adaptations are household names and rightly so. Now, 2019 sees the remake of the excellent Pet Sematary. For those who may not be familiar with this particular tale, the storyline is “Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.” Sounds spooky eh, yes it does! King has this to say about the remake;
“It’s f–king great. It’s a really good movie. It’s a grown-up, adult kind of movie. It’s not like twelve semi-clad teens get killed in a summer camp.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters– Michael Dougherty
I am putting this movie in because 1. I am so excited about it and 2. if I didn’t, I think Neil would stop being my friend! However, this looks phenomenal. I am so ready for a huge scale monster movie and so should you all! Godzilla collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. My only issue is that eleven really deserves a break at this point, so c’mon chaps leave off for a bit.
“It’s been 5 long years since Legendary Studios Godzilla was released. And even though Godzilla fans had the fantastic Shin Godzilla from Toho Studios in 2016, the wait for the sequel to Gareth Edwards 2014 movie has been somewhat of a tedious one. But now in 2019 the King of the Monsters finally returns, with Director Michael Dougherty at the helm. Along for the ride is Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, which is a huge deal for all fans. Nothing could make a Godzilla fan more excited than to see all four of those kaiju battling it out on the big screen in a massive CGI blockbuster. Bring it on…. BRING IT ON!!!!” – Neil
Midsommar– Ari Aster
Aster absolutely rocketed into the horror headlines last year with the incredible Hereditary, a film that was incredibly well regarded by horror fans and critics. His next film features a young couple going on a summer holiday to a gorgeous, picturesque, isolated and creepy Swedish Village. They meet the eccentric locals and are emboldened to join them in their traditional season celebrations but we don’t know why it feels so creepy and sinister. Something we do know is with an Aster film we are in for some striking visuals and an unpredictable narrative.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark: André Øvredal
André Øvredal has directed some absolutely amazing films in the last few years, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is particularly brilliant! The storyline is one we have seen before, but it is classic; a group of unsuspecting teens stumbles upon a spooky old home which gives birth to a whole host of terrifying tales.
This has been a small round-up of the films I am looking forward to, but I am sure I will end up putting together a mid-year edition alongside this. The upcoming horror films of 2019 look amazing, there will be some less than stellar ones I am sure. One thing we can be certain of is a huge level of variety! The horror genre has been around for years and years, I feel like we are in the middle of a wonderful resurgence!
It is time to sit up and pay attention to this genre, for it is a genre as broad as it is wide, a genre of varied elements, defining and shaping the cinemascope around it!
Let’s make some popcorn and bring on the horror films!