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Our most anticipated horror films of 2019

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.”

 

pet semetary poster man with spade, red writing
I don’t wanna be buried in a pet semetaaarryyy

 

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. 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Like a good old sleep over, its story time

 

The end?

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! 

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4 thoughts on “Our most anticipated horror films of 2019

  1. I was looking forward to ‘Us’ for so long and it ended up being a disappointment to me, so that really sucked. I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

    The new ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ look amazing, I’m excited for those!

    1. I really really enjoyed Us! One of the best performance horrors I’ve seen for ages! What didn’t you like about it?

      1. that’s good you enjoyed it, the movie was so polarizing, it’s hard to tell who it’ll satisfy or not!

        I went in knowing the twist and watching it with that in mind, the dialogue was really frustrating because for eg. you had ‘real’ Adelaide telling ‘fake’ Adelaide all about life underground and what it was like and that’s why she was getting revenge, which ‘fake’ Adelaide was all ‘omg, why me?’…um, she knows what she did! it really came off as contrived to keep the audience in the dark and then spring this big twist on us later, but the interactions between the characters made no sense when you know their background

        also the whole experiment was really whacky and bizarre, how did they even achieve this symbiosis between the clones and the real people, how did they force them to re-enact everything the real person did above, the logistics of it is so confusing (I’m not a geneticist, but I don’t feel like the clones having kids would result in identical kids to the real ones above?), when they realized it was a failure, why didn’t they kill all the clones instead of leaving them to run wild down there…

        …and when they were free, why didn’t the clones just LEAVE. ‘real’ Adelaide hatched this master plan that took ages (years?) which involved them staying underground, ordering tons of identical jumpsuits and vintage scissors (from where? with what credit card? how was it delivered?) and it was all about the aesthetics?? sure, it looked creepy, but what was the POINT of them dressing and arming themselves like that? what was the point of linking arms? what about the poor clones standing in the rivers/lakes/ocean, some would’ve been too deep and drowned??

        and they were broken of the compulsion to mirror the ‘real’ versions, right, that’s why they could move freely? so why did the young boy who was about to blow up the car with the match suddenly start mirroring the real boy and move backwards?

        tl;dr – I have a lot of questions, lol. I hope this doesn’t offend you, I wanted to love this movie, but a lot of it made my head hurt

      2. Omg no offense at all! These are all absolutely spot on points and many of the inconsistencies that I noticed myself!
        As you say a lot of what the main driving force for red was that she wasnt mirrored and thetherd so the above world version as the others were but it seemed to forget that at times

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