2019 is looking to be a strong year for horror film releases. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming movies set to leave us shaking in our seats.
Ari Aster, the visionary sicko behind Hereditary, is set to release his sophomore project this July 3rd. Midsommar is about a couple’s experience at a Swedish festival. Staying true to his first film’s material, it seems to be very spiritual and culty. There is no doubt the festival is some kind of ritualistic trap for wayward souls seeking themselves.
Chucky is back in a reboot led by Lars Klevberg, the new director known for his recent horror film Polaroid. The movie seems to be replacing Chucky’s voodoo original with some future tech fear in the new version of the story. Voice master Mark Hamill plays the scary little doll while Aubrey Plaza takes the lead as the mother who buys said buddy for her son’s birthday gift.
Annabelle Comes Home
The Annabelle doll has had quite the journey; From smaller references in The Conjuring to its full on focus in both Annabelle and Annabelle Creation, it has become a horror relic much like the Chucky doll. This time around, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as Ed and Lorraine Warren. The couple brings her to their artifact lockup where she can’t hurt anyone. Or so they think. James Wan returns as a writer for Annabelle Comes Home.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Based on the Alvin Schwartz books from the 80’s, the movie is about a group of teens having to come face to face with their deepest fears. André Øvredal, most known for directing The Autopsy of Jane Doe, directs with the help of Guillermo Del Toro.
The New Mutants
There isn’t much to say about this one. The last X-Men licensed film to release before the Fox and Disney merger takes a brave dive into the horror genre. Five mutant kids are trapped in a lab where they are tortured and experimented on. The cast is stacked with relevant acts like Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Split). Antonio Banderas also plays a role in the film. This should be interesting.
Is horror a genre you enjoy? What other horror films are you looking forward to?