Horror movies of 2019

by TwistedContent | created - 8 months ago | updated - 5 days ago | Public

A list of my most-anticipated horror movies of 2019.

Some of these are set for release/released in 2017 or 2018, but they're on this list because theatrical, VOD and/or DVD releases for them are set in 2019 (I don't count the festival-circuit releases).

There's a "Became available world-wide..." below movies that have already come out, a "gonna skip this one" below those that I don't plan to see & a "Yet to see" for those that I plan to see now or later this year.

My rating's and/or a review below each one that I've seen. A few of the reviews are too damn long, I know.

The order of the list goes like this - The first ones are those that are available to watch, the rest is a mess of unreleased movies. I'm updating and sorting the list all throughout the year.

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1. 3 from Hell (2019)

R | Horror | Completed

Sequel to The Devil's Rejects.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Emilio Rivera

The title picture pick.

2. Lifechanger (2018)

84 min | Horror, Thriller

A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.

Director: Justin McConnell | Stars: Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam White

Votes: 597

Became available world-wide On January 1st, 2019.

"Lifechanger" is quite an ambitious attempt at making a philosophical indie horror & it's also the first horror movie I've watched in 2019. Here's what I think of "Lifechanger" (mild spoilers ahead):

I'm pretty sure the fact that I went into this not knowing a thing contributed to my amazement. There's a lot of small, positive things about this movie that I really liked. For example, the voice of Bill Oberst Jr. is made to narrate things. Yeah, there's a narrator for this movie - the main character whose real form we don't see until the very end. Visually, the main character changes all the time for he's taking another human being and making it himself, over and over again. Yes, the concept of "Lifechanger" indeed is interesting, to say the least, but does it lead anywhere? That's probably the biggest flaw of this horror flick - the story leads nowhere and ends in such ambiguity that it leaves the viewer slightly frustrated. I love ambiguous endings - in my opinion, the best story is the one that leaves the figuring-it-out to You, but the things is - the viewer should be able to figure it out to the extent that it makes sense, even if just metaphorically. So, "Lifechanger" starts out great, scene after scene makes you more intrigued and eager to know the solution to all the happenings. Sadly, halfway through the movie I started to question the destination of "Lifechanger". The idea behind the story is arguably great, but the finished script - underwhelming.

However underwhelming the flow and solution of the story might be, the director has done a good enough job to keep the viewer follow the movie - scene to scene, character to character - it's rather engaging, especially for a horror movie buff like myself who's in a dire need to expierence new & fresh takes on the horror genre. Surprisingly, the acting is convincing enough, given the script & the fact that this is not big budget movie. Cinematography is simple and polished, does not stand out with any on-the-nose flaws. Oh, and the gore! For some reason, I was expecting a lot more of it. However, it has its amount of gore & blood plus it's all practical FX & who doesn't love that? I sure as hell do.

Another thing I'd like to mention - there's quite a bit of drama/romance hybrid mashed in with all the horror. While it doesn't sound that good in theory, it actually kinda worked. Not counting the final dialogue (confrontation), the drama/romance parts are not the ones that'll make you cringe.

"Lifechanger" is one of those movies that I wish I could've liked a bit more, yet I can't fool myself and others, so, well, if you're interested in an itsy-bitsy different indie horror flick - take this up! If you're interested in anything other than that - skip this one. My rating: 5/10.

3. Escape Room (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

48 Metascore

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine

Votes: 39,645 | Gross: $57.01M

Decided to buy a ticket and see "Escape Room" on the big screen - got what I wanted plus a little disappointment.

It was about time somebody made a movie on the yet little explored theme of escape rooms - a business that's boomin all around the world. How is it? Well, fun! Mostly. I can honestly say that, for its 9 million dollars budget, "Escape Room" is a very good looking and sounding adventure, I was not able to detect on-the-nose cheapness anywhere. The good looks, accompanied by dynamic pacing, very decent acting and, (half)decent characters makes up for a nice entertainment that keeps your eyes and mind focused on the screen for 90 straight minutes. I think it's safe to say that this is a very blockbuster-ish flick, it gives what it promises, but nothing much more, my point is - I was entertained, but not amazed. So why the 6/10? What really bummed me out was the story, it was intriguing and promising up until the last 10-15 minutes or so, where the plot started getting kinda wobbly and gave me the impression that the writers weren't exactly sure on how to end this. The ending simply felt dragged-out. Also, it seems that Hollywood nowadays just can't make a standalone movie, apparently almost everything has to be set up for a sequel. One more thing - some gore and a tasty R-rating would've definitely made the good stuff even better. But that's also Hollywood for you - they just love putting the "pg-13" stamp everywhere.

Seeing the overall rating (6.4 as for 14th of January) and the metascore, I consider it quite accurate. An highly entertaining thriller that seemed to have more unused potential. My rating: 6/10.

4. Pledge (2018)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A group of college freshmen pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there's more at stake than they could have ever imagined.

Director: Daniel Robbins | Stars: Zachery Byrd, Phillip Andre Botello, Zack Weiner, Aaron Dalla Villa

Votes: 1,440

Comes out world-wide in January 11th, 2019.

I didn't know what to expect from "Pledge" & I'm happy to say that it turned out to be a tight little indie horror/thriller.

We've seen the idea hundreds of times before, yet the director and writer managed to serve an old formula with some additional garnish. Things I liked about "Pledge" includes cinematography and editing - considering the obviously low budget, it's simply yet beautifuly shot and executed, visually it's quite appealing, starting with wide variety of shots and ending with feels-right color grading. I also enjoyed the gore & choreography - both things do not take up a lot of screentime, but when they're there, you can appreciate the effort & the result. I was also surprised about the acting, which was more decent than my sceptical mind was expecting, given the little known, young team of actors. However, the characters were not all that great - David was just begging to get killed, being quite an annoying character. The three main villains did not impress, scare or have any real impact on me as well, they were slightly underwhelming. The story is simple, entertaining, with small twists here and there - definitely holds your attention just enough.

All in all, "Pledge" will not make you go "wow", but it will entertain You for 75 straight minutes & satisfy the appetite for a good indie horror flick. A solid 6/10.

5. Dry Blood (2017)

83 min | Horror

In a rural mountain town, an unstable drug addict must unravel a surreal murder mystery as he's terrorized by malevolent ghosts, a deranged sheriff, and the frightening hallucinations from his withdrawal.

Director: Kelton Jones | Stars: Clint Carney, Jaymie Valentine, Kelton Jones, Graham Sheldon

Votes: 228

Became available world-wide in January 14th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

6. Killer High (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | Comedy, Horror

A high school reunion turns deadly when the school's cursed mascot comes back to life.

Director: Jem Garrard | Stars: Kacey Rohl, Humberly González, Asha Bromfield, Varun Saranga

Votes: 312

Became available world-wide in January 19th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

7. Halloween at Aunt Ethel's (2019)

80 min | Comedy, Horror

Everyone in town knows the story of Old Aunt Ethel. It's said she makes Halloween candy and pumpkin pie out of the kids that trick-or-treat at her house. This Halloween, the neighborhood teens are going to find out the truth.

Director: Joseph Mazzaferro | Stars: Chris Cavalier, Melissa Daddio, Sean Michael Gloria, Jason Henne

Votes: 640

Became available world-wide in January 17th, 2019.

Ratings seem rather fake, gonna wait and see if this earns the right to be viewed on Halloween 2019.

8. Karma (II) (2018 TV Movie)

Horror

When recent college graduate Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon which stalks him at every turn.

Director: Nick Simon | Stars: Mandela Van Peebles, Brytni Sarpy, Kanoa Goo, Sandra Cevallos

Votes: 139

Got available world-wide in February 11th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

9. Braid (2018)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children; to take the money they have to take part in a deadly perverse game of make believe.

Director: Mitzi Peirone | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse, Sarah Hay, Scott Cohen

Votes: 1,040

Became available world-wide in February 1st, 2019.

Yet to see.

10. Cucuy: The Boogeyman (2018)

94 min | Horror, Thriller

When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Marisol Nichols, Brian Krause, Jearnest Corchado, Bella Stine

Votes: 399

Got available world-wide in February 9th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

11. Piercing (2018)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Olivia Bond

Votes: 3,112 | Gross: $0.02M

Became available world-wide in Ferbuary 1st, 2019.

Yet to see.

12. Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

39 Metascore

An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.

Director: Crispian Mills | Stars: Margot Robbie, Asa Butterfield, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg

Votes: 3,791 | Gross: $0.00M

Got available world-wide in February 19th, 2019.

Yet to see.

13. St. Agatha (2018)

103 min | Horror

63 Metascore

In the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Seth Michaels

Votes: 2,946

Got available world-wide in February 8th, 2019.

Darren Lynn Bousman has had some rough years as a director, yet his previous works, in my opinion, stand higher than this one.

"St. Agatha", as a horror, offers nothing new, original, amazing, extraordinary or even good. The writers responsible for the story and characters definitely do not deserve nor applause nor a subtle nod, maybe a little shaming. The story's fairly straight-forward, never builds up to anything unexpected, the suggested supernatural angle of the plot is not explored or explained much at all. The protagonist characters are traditionally dumb, the antagonist characters are sort of over-written, even annoying at some points. However, the acting did not bother me, given the variety of weakly written characters, the level of acting in "St. Agatha" is rather impressive.

Cinematography is decent, noticeably low-budget, but good enough to not annoy the eye of the viewer. There are a few decent, scattered scenes of violence & abuse - the short, more action-ey parts of the movie are at least average. All is accompanied by a soundtrack that's mostly noticeable only when the ominous, creepy choir voices join in. The pacing is pretty draggy, there's more lows than highs. If you don't have a strong principle of finishing whatever You've started watching, as I do, prepare for the risk of poor Agatha putting You to sleep.

"St. Agatha" is a painfully average, if not below, indie horror flick. Disappointing. My rating: 4/10.

14. The Axiom (2018)

98 min | Horror

At the risk of her group's safety, a young woman travels into a National Forest where her sister has become trapped in a multi-dimensional world of monsters.

Director: Nicholas Woods | Stars: Hattie Smith, Zac Titus, Nicole Dambro, Michael Peter Harrison

Votes: 2,533

Got available world-wide in February 12th, 2019.

Beware, the ratings seem pretty damn fake.

Gonna skip this one.

15. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A supernatural force sets out to exact revenge against art profiteers attempting to exploit a series of paintings by an unknown artist.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 39,328

6/10

16. Perfect Skin (2018)

110 min | Horror, Thriller

Perfect Skin is a psychological horror film set in London and directed by Kevin Chicken. Starring Richard Brake ("31 and Game of Thrones"), Natalia Kostrzewa ("The Cured"), and Jo Woodcock ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Chicken | Stars: Richard Brake, Natalia Kostrzewa, Jo Woodcock, Tom Ashley

Votes: 283

Got available world-wide in February 8th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

17. The Final Wish (2018)

95 min | Horror

After the death of his father, Aaron returns home to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. Going through his dad's belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems.

Director: Timothy Woodward Jr. | Stars: Lin Shaye, Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona, Spencer Locke

Votes: 1,867 | Gross: $0.02M

Gota available world-wide in February 8th, 2019.

As much as I like Lin Shaye, gonna skip this one for it's potentionally quite bad.

18. The Hole in the Ground (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

63 Metascore

A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

Director: Lee Cronin | Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen, David Crowley

Votes: 4,846 | Gross: $0.02M

Yet to see.

19. Discarnate (2018)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.

Director: Mario Sorrenti | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadine Velazquez, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Josh Stewart

Votes: 327

Got available world-wide on February 11th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

20. Among the Shadows (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A private investigator must unravel the murder of her uncle while keeping the secret that she is a descendant from a line of werewolves.

Director: Tiago Mesquita | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Beckett, Gianni Capaldi, Dominik Madani

Votes: 373

Gonna stay away from this one.

21. Killers Within (2018)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

With her son being held captive by a criminal gang, police-officer Amanda Doyle, together with her ex-husband and three unlikely allies, takes part in a desperate plot to hold a wealthy ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Bushe, Brian O'Neill | Stars: Sue Walsh, Jeff Doyle, Johnny Elliott, Andrew Murray

Votes: 171

Got available world-wide on March 13th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

22. Climax (I) (2018)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music

67 Metascore

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile

Votes: 23,105 | Gross: $0.80M

Got available world-wide in February 7th, 2019.

Yet to see.

23. Lords of Chaos (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

48 Metascore

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira

Votes: 5,849 | Gross: $0.25M

Got available world-wide on February 22nd, 2019.

It’s not a completely true, but an interesting story, made enjoyable by metal, violence & great visuals (as much as I’d dare to ask from an indie flick like this). Some of the performances are questionable & the pacing is a bit uneven, but I do recommend “Lords of Chaos” to anyone who’s fascinated by either metal, satanism or violent horror movies. At the very least, you’ll have a reason to rant about something. My rating: 7/10.

24. The Russian Bride (2019)

101 min | Horror, Thriller

A Russian woman travels to America with her daughter to marry a reclusive billionaire, who turns out to be a psycho who sends their lives spiraling into a living hell.

Director: Michael S. Ojeda | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Oksana Orlan, Kristina Pimenova, Lisa Goodman

Votes: 1,864

Not sure about this one... Indie horror titles with loads of fake ratings seems to be a thing nowadays.

25. Book of Monsters (2018)

Unrated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Sparke | Stars: Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton, Daniel Thrace

Votes: 521

Gonna skip this one.

26. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 24,142 | Gross: $28.05M

Too lazy to write a review today, in short, it's more of the same. 6/10

27. BOO! (2019)

91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A torn suburban family refuses to heed the warning of an innocent prank left upon them which causes an unknown supernatural force to wreak havoc.

Director: Luke Jaden | Stars: Aurora Perrineau, Jaden Piner, Jill Marie Jones, Rob Zabrecky

Votes: 521

Gonna skip this one.

28. The Prodigy (2019)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore

Votes: 9,844 | Gross: $14.86M

Yet to see.

29. The Isle (2018)

96 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

When their boat sinks, 3 men make it to an Isle they'll wish they had never found.

Director: Matthew Butler-Hart | Stars: Louis Devereux, Alex Hassell, Fisayo Akinade, Tori Butler-Hart

Votes: 4,625

Got available world-wide on February 8th, 2019.

Yet to see.

30. Us (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 78,230 | Gross: $174.70M

The great and amazing thing about "Us" is Peele's awesome artistry, crafty cinematography, an effective soundtrack & the performance by Lupita Nyong'o.

The things that could bother some people and/or bothered me are the plot (which is great, but, in my opinion, underdeveloped & I don't consider Peele's love for symbolism a plot), the amount of comedy (a bit too much) & the fact that the whole picture doesn't stick together that nicely.

However, I enjoyed "Us" very much - it's entertaining and ominous. Hyped for the next Peele project!

8/10

31. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

R | 117 min | Horror

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navratil, Claude Duhamel, Jilon VanOver

Votes: 636

Got available world-wide on March 29th, 2019.

Yet to see.

32. Mercy Black (2019)

TV-14 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

A woman is sent to a mental institution after stabbing her classmate in an attempt to conjure an evil spirit called, Mercy Black. Fifteen years later, she's released and must save her nephew, whose become obsessed with the phenomenon.

Director: Owen Egerton | Stars: Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Lee Eddy

Votes: 1,114

Yet to see.

33. The Head Hunter (2018)

72 min | Fantasy, Horror

A medieval warrior's gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.

Director: Jordan Downey | Stars: Christopher Rygh, Cora Kaufman

Votes: 1,976

Got available world-wide on April 5th, 2019.

Yet to see.

34. The Silence (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

25 Metascore

When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter

Votes: 20,777

I've not been a big fan of John R. Leonettis work, "Wish Upon" was extremely disappointing & "Annabelle" is my least favourite movie in the whole Conjuring-verse. "The Silence" is not a masterpiece either, but this time it's not only the director that can be blamed.

First of all, We've seen all of this before - on a better level. The plot is weak, confused, choppy and too straight-forward. As a matter of fact, my favorite story detail was the inclusion of the religious fanatics, which had so much more potential. However, maybe that inclusion wasn't even needed, the story is so unfocused, jumping from thing to another, not being sure of what it wants to say. And You know what? I guess that's what happens when the script is written by the guy who wrote "Titanic II". It's probably a good idea for Netflix not to get involved with Asylum filmmakers - we all know what abominations go on there.

The script & the story, in my opinion, is the single biggest flaw here, for it can mess up a lot of other aspects. I can't complain much about acting - everybody did their best, even Stanley Tucci tried - but how much can actor bring out of a weak script & a vague character? One thing that wasn't below average was the cinematography - decent camera work, nice color grading etc. Regarding the visuals, the cgi is quite noticeable in more than two scenes. Oh, the soundtrack was pretty fine, I was impressed by the title sequence - but that was all I was impressed by.

It's not much about anything, not really about bats, maybe about the good, old family values. Not the brightest example. Don't get me wrong though - "The Silence" offers entertainment, but for me this was the 919th horror movie & it will join the forgettable ones. My rating: 4/10.

35. The 27 Club (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

A singer-songwriter chasing fame and a journalism student researching his thesis are drawn into a sinister underworld as each attempts to discover the truth behind the curse of "The 27 Club".

Director: Patrick Fogarty | Stars: Maddisyn Carter, Hailey Allen, Bryan Angel, Kevin Angel

Votes: 70

Gonna skip this one. What even is this?

36. The Wind (II) (2018)

R | 86 min | Horror, Western

66 Metascore

A plains-woman faces the harshness and isolation of the untamed land in the Western frontier of the late 1800s.

Director: Emma Tammi | Stars: Miles Anderson, Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee

Votes: 2,153 | Gross: $0.03M

The trailer already made me feel like I'm gonna like this - and I did. I love and respect folk horror movies & I think this has all the qualities to belong to that subgenre, even though it's a western.

"The Wind" possesses many qualities - a strong lead performance, decent, on-point-bleak cinematography and crafty editing, an ambiguous (I enjoy ambiguous horror movies) and twisty plot, very fitting original score & eerie, isolated atmosphere. Those were the reasons Why I liked it, so what were the flaws? Honestly, I can't quite pin them down, put it in words. It might the be fact that, ultimately, it offers nothing new or that the chills weren't ... chilly enough. Like, for example, "The Witch", which I find similar in some ways, is a more effective movie. At least for me. Whatever the flaws are, nothing stuck out to me, it's just that objectively this is neither a masterpiece or the best horror movie of the year.

If You like modern folk horror movies, bleak, atmospheric movies or ambiguous plots, be sure to give this a watch - it deserves more attention. I'm interested to see what's next from this director. My rating: 7/10.

37. Black Site (2018)

91 min | Action, Horror

An elite military unit encounters a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, that forces them into battle against an army from another world.

Director: Tom Paton | Stars: Sophia Del Pizzo, Toby Osmond, Henry Douthwaite, Lauren Ashley Carter

Votes: 199

Got available world-wide on April 9th.

Gonna skip this one.

38. The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8 Metascore

Pregnant with director Roman Polanski's child and awaiting his return from Europe, 26-year-old Hollywood actress Sharon Tate becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst, Pawel Szajda

Votes: 901

Well this just won't work out, friends.

39. I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019)

Not Rated | 148 min | Horror, Thriller

Cinema's top lethal lady vengeance returns in the most anticipated sequel of all time.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette, Maria Olsen, Jim Tavaré

Votes: 765

I like the franchise, more or less, but this one... I mean, I haven't seen and I don't plan to. If You still plan to, do the following first:

1) Watch the trailer 2) Look at the runtime 3) Read some of the sensible-sounding reviews

And stay away from it. There's zero chance that it's good and a 100% chance that it's the worst in the franchise.

40. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Director: Michael Chaves | Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez

Votes: 10,282 | Gross: $53.09M

Yet to see. I bet my ass I'll be hugely disappointed.

41. Polaroid (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

Director: Lars Klevberg | Stars: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Keenan Tracey

Votes: 1,246

"Polaroid" is an arguably good-looking, all-the-clichés-rehashing mainstream paranormal horror flick, which offers some entertainment and cheap teen scares.

For my 930th horror film "Polaroid" makes a painfully average entry in the list. The good things here are as follows: decent acting, alright characters, some okay scare sequences, itsy bitsy twisty plot etc., etc. But, the good things become not-so-good things when You've seen them a hundred times before. The characters and the plot come from an uninspired, unoriginal script, it's quite predictable and the twists have little to no impact. The scares are disappointingly whack, except for two or three creative sequences. It's just... not a wholesome movie at all. The concept itself is cool & there's potential in it, but the writer chose to give in to all the Hollywood-ish ways instead of trying to stand out. The cinematography's cold and smokey, not a lot of complaints there. What else... The original score is there and it works, but it's as uninspirined as the plot.

Objectivily, it's definitely a 5/10, subjectively I'd want to give it less. I do recommend this to anyone who's not calling himself a horror fan & to all the teens that need a late night light horror flick, "Polaroid" makes a decent pg-13 rated horror. All in all, a disappointing expierence. I hope Lars Klevberg does a better job on "Child's Play", I really do.

42. I Trapped the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.

Director: Josh Lobo | Stars: Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Rowan Russell

Votes: 428

"I Trapped the Devil" is an ominous, art-house-like slow-burner with a visibly low budget. The trailer got me intrigued & so did the review by Bloody Disgusting. Was I disappointed? A bit, for I wasn't expecting anything higher than 6/10.

Here's the good things about "I Trapped The Devil" - The atmosphere can be grim when it tries enough, the take on the devil was smart & crafty for a low-budget flick, the little twist at the ending is, in my opinion, quite cool & the performance by Scott Poythress is as good as the flawed script allows him to be.

And here's the slightly bigger amount of the not-so-good things about this flick - The middle portion of the movie is pure filler & also the reason why people describe this movie as a borefest. Pacing is certainly one of the biggest issues here. One thing that caught my eye for one too many times is the lighting - either they went overboard with style or just were too amateur-ish about it. AJ Bowen, about whom I usually don't have any complaints, gave a questionable performance this time. Or maybe it was the stiff lines given to him by the writer. And, of course, the story - I usually like ominosity & obscurism in horror movies, I also liked it about "I Trapped the Devil", but I have to question it for I still can't really put the plot together as the credits are rolling. I mean, it's all there, it's just that some things are not very logical.

Despite all the flaws, I enjoyed this flick. If you're a fan of low-budget indies, obscure art-house flicks or slow-burn horrors, give it a try. As I like all three of those things, I did get a kick out of "I Trapped the Devil". Will I re-watch it? No, most likely never. My rating: 5/10.

43. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 9,123 | Gross: $1.21M

Got available world-wide on 16th of April, 2019.

Yet to see.

44. Room for Rent (2019)

81 min | Mystery, Thriller

Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.

Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Lin Shaye, Oliver Rayon, Valeska Miller, Ryan Ochoa

Votes: 290

Lin Shaye is awesome & but that seems to be the only good thing about "Room for Rent"... Gonna skip it for now.

45. Body at Brighton Rock (2019)

R | 87 min | Thriller

53 Metascore

A park ranger spends the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail.

Director: Roxanne Benjamin | Stars: Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus, Miranda Bailey

Votes: 291 | Gross: $0.01M

Yet to see.

46. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 31,038 | Gross: $54.54M

I'll be honest, my expectations were a little too high.

It's quite an entertaining, atmospheric adaptation of the first Stephen King novel I ever read. Acting's good, the cinematography is aesthetically pleasing. the ending is rough (I'll always like sad, non-hollywoodic endings), BUT it kinda fell short on plot. Besides the ending, it's very predictable and shallow. A dissatisfaction bug found me as I was walking out of the theatre.

I'd say it's on par with the 80's adaptation of the same novel, both just have different qualities.

7/10

47. The Convent (2018)

81 min | History, Horror

During the 17th Century a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.

Director: Paul Hyett | Stars: Michael Ironside, Rosie Day, Hannah Arterton, Clare Higgins

Votes: 306

Got available world-wide on May 5th, 2019.

Gonna skip this one.

48. Rottentail (2018)

106 min | Comedy, Horror