7 Horror Movies for When 2019 Isn’t Scary Enough

Afraid of clowns? This is not the list for you.

The real world is plenty terrifying all on its own. That said, if you’re the type who wants to add some fictional scares into the mix, 2019 has you covered. The horror movies coming out in 2019 star maniacal clowns, demonic resurrections, and murder (so much murder!). If you’re a lover of onscreen guts and gore, here’s your guide to the best scary movies coming out this year.

1Escape Room’

What if a trendy group activity got a Saw-esque twist? That would be this movie. 

Release date: January 4

Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, and Nik Dodani.

2‘The Prodigy’

A genius-level young boy starts exhibiting disturbing behavior and it falls on his mother to find out what’s possessing him. Get it?

Release date: February 8

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, and Colm Feore. 

3‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Same girl, new time loop, new murderer.

Release date: February 13

Starrring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, and Ruby Modine.


Jordan Peele’s new movie promises a new round of socially driven scares to make you think. And you’ll have plenty of time to think, because you won’t be able to sleep a wink after you watch this movie.

Release date: March 22

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright-Joseph, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, and Anna Diop.

5‘Pet Sematary’

A man takes the body of his dead son to a haunted pet cemetary, where the boy is resurrected. Nothing good can come of that (except a good scary movie, of course).

Release date: April 5

Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.

6‘The Curse of La Llorona

A ghost known as La Llorona wanders the world looking for her lost children and stealing other lost kids along the way. A woman’s life gets scary AF when she becomes La Llorona’s latest target.

Release date: April 19

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velásquez, and Marisol Ramirez.


This premise of this horror move is, essentially, «What if Superman used his powers for evil?» The answer: It’s not great.

Release date: May 24

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Gregory Alan Williams, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Becky Wahlstrom, and Christian Finlayson.