The best horror movies of 2019

2019 has pleased horror fans with several high-profile premieres. Not without remakes and sequels of paintings already known to the viewer, but the bulk of them are completely independent films. This means that the genre does not stand still, but develops, delighting us with new stories and horror stories. Below is a list of the best horror movies of 2019 to watch.


It 2 (2019)

27 years have passed since the first meeting of children with the demonic clown . The guys grew up and parted in all directions, trying to forget about the horror that had happened to them. Only Mike remained in his hometown, who had been collecting information and waiting for 27 years. It was his unexpected call that reminded the grown-up “gang of losers” of the oath given in childhood. They will have to go back to Derry to put an end to Pennywise once and for all.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
It Chapter Two

Actors:
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
18+


We (2019)

The list of the best horror movies of 2019 continues with a feature film about a young couple – Gabe and Adelaide Wilson. The couple decide to spend the weekend with the children in nature, renting a house on the coast. Adelaide at the same time wants to forget about the old psychotrauma. Suddenly, at night, strange people in red clothes appear near the house. To her horror, the woman realizes that these are the very creatures from the past who came with bad intentions.

Original title:
Us

Actors:
Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker …

Country:
USA, Japan, China

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Pet Cemetery (2019)

The Creed family moves to a small town and settles near a nearby highway. Soon, the family’s pet, Church’s cat, is hit by a truck. Not wanting to injure the children, the father of the family buries the corpse in the animal cemetery, which is notorious among the locals. After a while, the cat returns alive, but this is no longer the same Church that the Creeds knew … The horror film, released on the screen in 2019, is another adaptation of Stephen King , which can already be viewed in good quality.

Original title:
Pet Sematary

Actors:
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Zombieland: Control Shot (2019)

The continuation of the popular horror film, expected by fans of the first part, did not disappoint fans of the movie about the apocalypse . More dangerous types of zombies have appeared in Zombieland, old characters have been supplemented with new ones, and black humor has not gone anywhere. The grown-up Little Rock fled with a wandering musician to a colony of hippie pacifists, on which a crowd of hungry infected is moving. The remaining three friends have to find and protect the fourth member of the team.

Original title:
Zombieland: Double Tap

Actors:
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Solstice (2019)

The top 10 horror films of 2019 deservedly include the story of American anthropology students who went to a remote Swedish settlement. According to rumors, it is here that the celebration of the summer solstice takes place in compliance with ancient mystical customs. This turned out to be true, but the students were not warned that songs and dances were only an introduction to a terrible rite in which a special role was prepared for young people …

Original title:
Midsommar

Actors:
Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren …

Country:
USA, Sweden

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+


I go looking (2019)

Samara marries a representative of an ancient family of aristocrats. After the wedding ceremony , the new relatives explain that in order to officially join the family, Samara needs to play a game randomly selected from the list with them. According to the lot, this time the family will have to play hide and seek. It sounds harmless, but in fact the rules are simple: you can’t leave the building, and if the bride is found before morning, they will be killed. Thanks to the unusual plot, the funny film has become one of the most interesting horror films of 2019 that are worth watching.

Original title:
Ready or Not

Actors:
Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Claustrophobes (2019)

Six previously unfamiliar people agree to take part in a paid quest. The organizer does not disclose details, and the participants are counting on easy money. People are placed in a small room and the quest begins. Only then do the test subjects understand that the only way out of the room is by solving the list of riddles, and the price of losing is death. An exciting horror film that has received a fairly high rating, looks at one go.

Original title:
Escape Room

Actors:
Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis …

Country:
USA, South Africa

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age limits :
16+


Happy New Death Day (2019)

The new youth horror movie of 2019, which has already been released on the screen, is a continuation of the sensational film about Tris. Two years ago, on her own birthday, a student got caught in a time loop . The girl over and over again unsuccessfully ran away from the terrible masked maniac chasing on the heels. This happened 11 times! In the end, Tris was able to identify the root cause and get out of the deadly game of cat and mouse. This year, the situation repeats itself, and the heroine of the horror film realizes that the second part of the nightmare story is coming.

Original title:
Happy Death Day 2U

Actors:
Jessica Roth, Israel Broussard, Phi Wu, Suraj Sharma…

Country:
USA, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

1968 Halloween . A group of teenagers sneak into a mysterious mansion that is notorious. According to an urban legend, a resident of the house wrote scary stories that killed people. Walking around the mansion, Stella finds and takes home an old book. That same evening, a new chapter appears on the pages of the book, and the familiar bully Tommy dies a terrible death. Which of the heroes of the horror movie of 2019 will be dedicated to a new chapter and who will be the next on the list of victims?

Original title:
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Actors:
Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush …

Country:
USA, Canada, Hong Kong

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Burn, burn bright (2019)

Tori and Kyle are a childless couple living on the outskirts and trying in vain to have children. Suddenly, like manna from heaven, a capsule with a baby arrives on Earth. Deciding to hide the truth about the extraterrestrial origin of the baby, the couple raise Brandon as their own son. The little alien is growing up as a smart and good boy and does not get sick at all. But at the age of 12, Brandon discovers superpowers in himself that drastically change the character and behavior of the student. Not the highest rated horror movie from our selection is worth watching, if only for the unusual role of Elizabeth Banks.

Original title:
Brightburn

Actors:
Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Annabelle Curse 3 (2019)

The top interesting horror films of 2019 continue with another film about the life of demonologists Ed and Lorraine. Having left on business, the Warrens left their daughter with a nanny. Friends come to Judy, offering to celebrate her birthday in advance, while there are no parents. A particularly curious visitor sneaks into the secret room and accidentally frees Annabelle locked there. For some, this party may be the last …

Original title:
Annabelle Comes Home

Actors:
Mckenna Grace, Madison Iceman, Katie Sarif, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Trap (2019)

A powerful hurricane hit Florida, because of which Hayley cannot get in touch with her father. Having barely reached her parents’ house, the girl finds her wounded dad unconscious in the basement. The downpour continues and the water rises, threatening to flood the basement. On top of that, a huge alligator got out of a neighbor’s farm, for which Hayley and her father are tasty prey. The action-packed movie has become a worthy addition to the list of the best horror films of 2019 that have already hit the screen.

Original title:
Crawl

Actors:
Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark…

Country:
USA, Serbia, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Underwater (2019)

A sudden earthquake disrupts the drilling complex, located at a depth of 11 km. The main part of the personnel has already risen to the surface, the last members of the team are preparing for the evacuation. Suddenly, a terrible monster unknown to science attacks the station, destroying one compartment after another. The heroes of a foreign horror film will have to figure out how to survive in a deadly fight and get to the surface.

Original title:
Underwater

Actors:
Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, TJ Miller …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Kids Games (2019)

The list of the best horror films of 2019 continues with a new remake of the popular horror film about the Chucky doll, filmed with modern technology. In this horror film, Chucky is not a doll, but rather a robot with artificial intelligence and the ability to learn. Engineers forgot to turn on the “do no harm” function in this instance, and now the American family has at its disposal a maniac robot with a penchant for black humor.

Original title:
Child’s Play

Actors:
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry …

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
18+


Countdown (2019)

While relaxing at a party, a group of friends install the Countdown app for fun. The numbers on the screen show the time left to the owner of the smartphone before death. The girl, whom the application measured out only 3 hours, dies exactly after this time under very mysterious circumstances. Realizing that this is not a joke, the others try to get rid of the application, but exiting the game is not so easy. A rather scary horror film deservedly added to the list of the best horror films of 2019.

Original title:
Countdown

Actors:
Elizabeth Lail, Charlie McDermott, Peter Facinelli…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Destination: Smile (2019)

Bird, who works part-time at an antique store, finds an antique camera in good condition. Delighted with the find, the girl takes pictures of everyone. On the same day, people caught in the frame begin to die. Guessing it’s the damned camera, the teens rush to figure out the mystery before Polaroid finishes them off. Despite the name and mystical plot, the fresh horror film has nothing to do with the popular franchise.

Original title:
Polaroid

Actors:
Katherine Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan…

Country:
USA, Norway

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Omen: Rebirth (2019)

The hero of the next top horror movie of 2019 that you can already watch is the gifted boy Miles. Parents doted on him and could not get enough of the success of the young child prodigy. But when the boy was eight years old, frightening changes began to occur. A worried mother goes to a psychotherapist and finds out that Miles has been possessed by a demon .

Original title:
The Prodigy

Actors:
Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney …

Country:
USA, Hong Kong

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Blue Abyss 2 (2019)

Sasha is forced to accompany her stepsister on a dreary boat trip. Deciding that it’s too boring, the girls with a few friends take scuba gear and set off to explore the underwater city. Wandering through the caves, young divers find themselves trapped and attacked by hungry white sharks. Released in 2019, the sequel to the rated horror film turned out to be very exciting, but more violent and bloody.

Original title:
47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Actors:
Sophie Nelisse, Corina Fox, Brianne Tju…

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:
16+


In the tall grass (2019)

After stopping near an overgrown field, Cal and her sister Becky hear a child’s cry for help. Rushing into the grass, they hear the boy, but they can’t find him. After a while, it turns out that getting to the car is also not possible. To return, the lost brother and sister will have to solve the mystery of the mysterious field. Unfortunately, besides them and the boy, someone else is wandering around here … According to many viewers, the excellent adaptation of Stephen King’s story turned out to be quite scary, in some moments to goosebumps.

Original title:
In the Tall Grass

Actors:
Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson …

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
16+


They (2019)

A cool new horror movie, released in 2019, tells the story of a group of bored youth. In search of a thrill, students go to the best suburban attraction called the Panic Room. Soon it turns out that the workers of the attraction are bloodthirsty maniacs, and young people have to play a deadly game of survival.

Original title:
Haunt

Actors:
Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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