15 Horror Movies From 2019 That Will Scare You Sh*tless

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If 2018 was the year of the rom-com renaissance, 2019 is shaping up to reboot the horror genre. Sure, last year gave us the Jamie Lee Curtis-helmed Halloween revival we truly deserved, but this year marks the return of Pet Sematary, the Chucky franchise, and the highly anticipated sequel to The Shining. On top of all that, Jordan Peele released another one of his original nightmares to scare the shit out of all of us.

Here, the 15 scary movies to add to your watch-with-your-hands-over-your-face-list. Make sure to check back for updates, as this list will only include films that have released trailers.

1. Velvet Buzzsaw

A bunch of art-world critics and curators are brutally mutilated by...art. "Fun" is not the typical word used to describe a gruesome horror flick, but it definitely applies to this Jake Gyllenhaal-led romp.

Release date: February 

2. The Prodigy

Personally, I feel like every small child has a bit of psychopath in them. If kids have a tendency to freak you out, you might want to skip this one about Taylor Schilling realizing her son is the next Ted Bundy...or possibly the actual antichrist. One of the two.

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Release date: February 

3. Happy Death Day 2U

Remember that 2017 movie that was basically Groundhog Day, but with lots of murder? No? Well, it was shockingly good, so here's a sequel.

Release date: February 

4. Us

Not sure I needed a whole horror film starring Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss, and Black Panther's Winston Duke to tell me that I'm my own worst enemy. A trip inside my room would prove that to anyone. But if Jordan Peele is offering, I'll take it.

Release date: March 

5. Captive State

If aliens invaded, would you comply with John Goodman's orders or fight back? I'm not exactly proud of my answer, but here we are.

Release date: March 

6. Pet Sematary

The movie based on the Stephen King novel that convinced me to only live in cities for the rest of my life is coming back! Also, if you find a grave site in your backyard....maybe just move out immediately?

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Release date: April 

7. The Curse of La Llorona

This scary tale, based on the urban legend of The Weeping Woman, follows the haunting of two young kids. Produced by James Wan, this movie makes the list for its possible connection to The Conjuring universe. In the trailer, you might notice Tony Amendola reprising his role Father Perez from 2014's Annabelle. Check it out if you were really into The Nun.

Release date: April 

8. The Perfection 

The campiest, most gruesome on this list, The Perfection follows two competitive cellists with violent tendencies. Think Black Swan meets Velvet Buzzsaw.

Release date: May 

9. Brightburn 

Elizabeth Banks is here to tell the story of a rural family that raises a lost alien boy...that definitely doesn't grow up to be Superman.

Release date: May 

10. MA

Octavia Spencer lures unsuspecting teens to her basement with the promise of booze. Things don't go well.

Release date: May 

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11. Child's Play 

Aubrey Plaza stars in the remake of the original killer doll flick, Child's Play. Sorry, Annabelle has nothing on Chucky.

Release date: June 

12. Anabelle Comes Home 

Welp, I definitely spoke too soon. The latest film in the Conjuring universe, Annabelle Comes Home reveals what happens when Ed and Lorraine Warren loose control of the evil doll they've kept locked up for years.

Elevator pitch: Annabelle and Chucky host a murder podcast.

Release date: June 

13. 47 Meters Down 2: The Next Chapter

Sharks! Heavy breathing! Reckless scuba diving (to me, all scuba diving is a bad idea)! At this point, you know what you're going to get, and whether or not 47 Meters Down 2: The Next Chapter is for you.

Release date: June 

14. Midsommar

From the director of Hereditary, Midsommar looks like the dreamiest festival fantasy that slowly turns into a pagan cult nightmare.

Release date: July 

15. Doctor Sleep 

I literally don't know what else to tell you other than Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining ("all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy") and stars Ewan McGregor. That should be enough for you.

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Release date: November 

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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