50 Upcoming New Horror Films of 2019, 2020 & Past

50 Upcoming New Horror Films of 2019, 2020 & Past

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On the lookout for 2019’s upcoming new horror films? Look no additional than the checklist under.

The 2018 12 months in horror is now behind us, and it was actually one for the document books. We noticed some completely improbable horror films make their debut final 12 months, together with A Quiet Place, The First Purge, and extra.

Now, it’s 2019’s flip to blow us away, and there’s actually plenty of doubtlessly nice upcoming horror movies to stay up for.

Under, you’ll discover a checklist of the entire upcoming new horror films popping out in 2019 and past — lots of which we’re anticipating right here at Nerd A lot?. So, should you’re seeking to see what new scary films are coming to scare your pants off this 12 months, look no additional than the checklist under.

Notice: We’re going to be staying away from many of the direct-to-video horror films that launch as a result of actually, that’s a crapshoot/rabbit gap we don’t wish to go down. We’re together with some which might be on our radar, although. You too can see a full checklist of the upcoming new zombie films right here.

New Horror Films 2019 

Escape Room

Launch Date: January 4, 2019
Starring: Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Tyler Labine
Director: Adam Robitel

Escape Room provides off robust food plan SAW vibes. It revolves round six strangers who signup for an escape room sport in a mysterious constructing, however what begins out as a typical, enjoyable escape room turns right into a sinister dwelling hell. As a substitute of family-friendly puzzles, every room is an elaborate entice involving life or loss of life.

See our full Escape Room evaluation right here.

Blood Certain

Launch Date: January 15, 2019
Starring: Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Timothy Hughes
Director: Richard LeMay

Blood Certain follows the story of a bunch of highly effective witches who return to a small rural city each 25 years to carry out a horrific household ritual of human sacrifice. However, it’s a bit extra sinister than it sounds. Within the ritual, a lady is raped by one of many witches and turns into pregnant, individuals round her start to die.

Basically, it’s like Rosemary’s Child meets Drag Me to Hell.

The Last Want

Launch Date: January 24, 2019
Starring: Lin Shaye, Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona, Tony Todd
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.

The Last Want is about to launch on January 24, 2019, and it appears fairly nice. It follows Aaron, who returns house after the loss of life of his father to assist his grief-stricken mom and confront his previous. However whereas going by way of his father’s issues, he stumbles upon an urn that’s greater than it appears.

It’s from the creator of Last Vacation spot, so you may anticipate some messed-up stuff. We’ll most likely look ahead to this one to hit Cinema Paradiso so we will add it to our queue there, however it appears like a very good horror flick to look at at house on the sofa.

Watch the Last Want trailer right here.

The Drone

Launch Date: January 28, 2019
Starring: Anita Briem, John Brotherton, Christopher Matthew Prepare dinner
Director: Jordan Rubin

A sentient drone with the thoughts of a serial killer terrorizes a newlywed couple. No, severely. That’s the plot.

Killer drone horror film? It seems like a ridiculously laughable horror flick — depend us in!

Velvet Buzzsaw

Launch Date: February 1, 2019
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton
Director: Dan Gilroy

Velvet Buzzsaw is a horror movie that follows what occurs when a collection of work by an unknown artist are found and human greed tries to show them into revenue. After all, a supernatural power will get revenge on those that stole the work and let their greed take ahold of them.

Now out there on Netflix.

Watch the Velvet Buzzsaw trailer right here.


Launch Date: February 1, 2019
Starring: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa
Director: Nicolas Pesce

Piercing follows Reed, a person who checks himself right into a resort room solely to attempt to obtain the right homicide of a prostitute. Clearly, there are hiccups alongside the way in which, and issues don’t go as deliberate.

The Prodigy

Launch Date: February 8, 2019
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Colm Feore
Director: Nicholas McCarthy

The Prodigy facilities round a mom who is worried about Miles, her son, and his disturbing conduct that she believes is influenced by the supernatural – a possession.

Spooky child films are all the time nice for folks in search of a scare, and The Prodigy most actually appears nice.

Watch The Prodigy trailer right here.

St. Agatha

Launch Date: February 8, 2019
Starring: Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

A pregnant girl seeks refuge at a small convent in a Georgia backwoods city within the 1950s. Nonetheless, the city has darkish secrets and techniques, leaving Mary to discover a technique to save herself and her child, or be trapped within the small-town ceaselessly.

Comfortable Dying Day 2U

Launch Date: February 14, 2019
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Director: Christopher Landon

Cult hit Comfortable Dying Day will get a sequel, correctly named Comfortable Dying Day 2U. It’s set two years after the unique, when Tree Gelbman re-enters the time loop and tries to flee after she learns her buddies are concerned. With the unique killer now useless, Tree will face a brand new killer.

You possibly can take a look at our Comfortable Dying Day 2U evaluation right here.

Nightmare Cinema

Launch Date: February 14, 2019
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley
Director: Alejandro Brugues, Ryuhei Kitamura, & Extra

Nightmare Cinema is a horror anthology film that has Mickey Rourke telling 5 strangers in a movie show 5 completely different tales by way of movie, exhibiting them their deepest and darkest fears and secrets and techniques.

The 5 movies embody:

  • The Factor within the Woods by Alejandro Brugues
  • Mirare by Joe Dante
  • Mashit by Ryuhei Kitamura
  • This Option to Egress by David Slade
  • Lifeless by Mick Garris


Launch Date: March 1, 2019
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souhella Yacoub
Director: Gasper Noe

It’s a ’90s-set horror movie that follows what occurs after 20 French city dancers on a 3-day retreat discover themselves drugged, sending every individual on a journey to hell (not actually, however mentally).

Watch the Climax trailer right here.

The Gap within the Floor

Launch Date: March 1, 2019
Starring: Seana Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Simone Kirby
Director: Lee Cronin

Lee Cronin’s The Gap within the Floor is a few boy who disappears into the woods behind his house one evening after which returns with the identical look however a way more sinister demeaner. His mom believes the boy who has returned shouldn’t be her quickly.

One other. Creepy. Child. Film.

Watch the trailer right here.

Among the many Shadows

Launch Date: March 5, 2019
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Beckett, Gianni Capaldi
Director: Tiago Mesquita

It has been some time since we’ve gotten a werewolf film. Among the many Shadows makes an attempt to rectify that with its story of a non-public detective (performed by Lindsay Lohan) who has werewolf lineage makes use of her instincts to unravel her uncle’s homicide, which is wrapped in a conspiracy.

Watch the trailer right here.


Launch Date: March 15, 2019
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop
Director: Jordan Peele

New fan-favorite horror director Jordan Peele has one other horror movie on the way in which, set to launch in March. It’s known as Us, and it’s a few mom and father who take their youngsters to their seashore home when some uninvited guests flip their trip into chaos.

It appears completely sensible, and when that’s paired with a sinister remix of Luniz’s basic “I Obtained 5 On It”, it’s wanting like Peele has one other hit.

Watch the trailer right here.

Replace: Learn our full Us evaluation right here — it’s a can’t-miss horror film!

Pet Sematary

Launch Date: April 5, 2019
Starring: John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Naomi Frenette
Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

The Pet Sematary remake primarily based on the works of Stephen King is about to launch in April, starring John Lithgow. And, should you suppose that is going to only be one other shitty horror remake, suppose once more. In response to the early opinions from its premiere at SXSW, it’s presumably even higher than the unique Pet Sematary film, which to my reminiscence has actually by no means occurred within the horror style.

For these unfamiliar with the unique or the novel it’s primarily based on, it follows the Creed household who strikes to a small city in Maine to find that there’s a Native American burial floor hidden of their yard that defies loss of life, setting off horrific occasions.

After all, the film is rated R for “bloody violence”.

The Silence

Launch Date: April 10, 2019
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
Director: John R. Leonetti

Netflix has a model new authentic upcoming horror movie revolving round bats (though they’re formally described as “a lethal, primeval species.” Basically, The Silence appears like a extra sinister, gore-filled model of The Birds, however with bats, meets A Quiet Place. It’s primarily based on the guide of the identical identify by Tim Lebbon, which within the description of that guide reads, “to scream, even to whisper, is to summon loss of life.”

We’re all the time down for creature options right here at Nerd A lot?, and The Silence appears like one of many higher creature options we’ve seen in fairly a while.

Watch the The Silence trailer above; it appears promising.

The Curse of La Llorona

Launch Date: April 19, 2019
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Raymond Cruz
Director: Michael Chaves

The Curse of La Llorona is a few mom who ignores the eerie warning of one other bother mom about La Llorona (a folktale) whereas working a baby endangerment case solely to be thrown into a daunting supernatural realm along with her personal youngsters.


Launch Date: Could 24, 2019
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Meredith Hagner, Matt Jones
Director: David Yarovesky

Brightburn appears like a sinister Superman, and we’re completely okay with that. The movie follows a husband and spouse who discover a youngster that has crash-landed on Earth from one other world, however as a substitute of utilizing his superpowers for good, he turns into one thing far more sinister.

The movie will star Elizabeth Banks and Roy from The Workplace David Denman. It’s directed by James Gunn

Watch the badass Brightburn trailer right here.


Launch Date: Could 31, 2019
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Missi Pyle, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis
Director: Tate Taylor

Ma is an upcoming psychological horror movie from Blumhouse that follows a lonely middle-aged girl who befriends a bunch of youngsters, permitting them to get together in her basement every time they need. However, because it seems, the host is a bit off, and has extra sinister plans for her home friends. The film is directed by The Woman on the Prepare‘s Tate Taylor, and it stars Hidden Figures’ Octavia Spencer.

Baby’s Play

Launch Date: June 21, 2019
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, David Lewis
Director: Lars Klevberg

The Baby’s Play remake is about to launch in Summer season 2019, and it’ll star Aubrey Plaza, who provides her son the notorious toy doll for his birthday solely to seek out out its really f*cked up nature.

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grudge 2019

Launch Date: June 21, 2019
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin
Director: Nicolas Pesce

The Grudge remake, now merely known as Grudge, is being directed by Nicolas Pesce, director of 2016’s The Eyes of My Mom.

Annabelle Comes House (Chapter 3)

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Launch Date: June 28, 2019
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Mckenne Grace
Director: Gary Dauberman

Whereas the unique Annabelle movie was absolute trash, the Conjuring franchise has some wins below its belt. In actual fact, even the second Annabelle film was higher than the unique. Possibly the third time’s the appeal right here, and newcomer director Gary Dauberman (chargeable for writing It, The Nun, and It: Chapter 2) would possibly shock us.

The third Annabelle film may make or break the collection. If you wish to see the place it falls in The Conjuring universe, take a look at Display Rant’s tremendous useful timeline.

The New Mutants

Launch Date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Pleasure
Director: Josh Boone

The New Mutants is mainly stated to be a horror film set within the X-Males universe, and I don’t suppose I’ve ever heard something that sounded as cool as that assertion. And though we’re not anticipating it to be really scary, it deserves to be on our checklist of upcoming new horror films of 2019 (you recognize, if it truly releases this 12 months).

We all know that New Mutants has gone by way of reshoots (with extra deliberate) that just about put it in improvement hell. In actual fact, we’re on the level now the place even star Maisie Williams is saying “who is aware of when the f**okay that’s gonna come out.”

Basically, the issue right here is that Disney purchased Fox and messed all the pieces up for followers because it’s caught in authorized limbo. And should you take a look at Williams’ latest Rolling Stone interview, she even mentions that her co-star, Charlie Heaton, doesn’t have any clue what’s happening, both. Sounds to me like The New Mutants will seemingly be delayed into 2020, however right here’s to hoping issues clear up quickly.


Launch Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor
Director: Ari Aster

A24’s Midsommar will comply with a pair who travels to Sweden to go to some the agricultural hometown of some buddies that’s recognized for its mid-summer competition. As a substitute, they notice {that a} pagan cult is behind an more and more violent and weird competitors.

As you may see in Midsommer trailer above, there’s an attention-grabbing visible high quality to the film, which has a form of vivid and glossy vibe that you simply simply don’t see within the horror style. I believe that’s going to work within the film’s favor, and Midsommer goes to shock us with a terrifying story.

Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish

Launch Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Gill Bellows, Dean Norris, Javier Botet
Director: André Øvredal

Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish is an upcoming horror film primarily based on the youngsters’s books of the identical identify written by Alvin Schwartz, which attracts closely from legend and folklore.

The movie will particularly cope with a bunch of younger teenagers who try to unravel the thriller of a collection of grotesque deaths of their small hometown.

The response to the Scary Tales to Inform within the Darkish trailer that simply launched yesterday is overwhelmingly constructive, and we wouldn’t be stunned to see this movie change into a scary film franchise that we’ll be seeing for a few years to come back.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged / 47 Meters Down: The Subsequent Chapter

Launch Date: August 16, 2019
Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Nia Lengthy, John Corbett
Director: Johannes Roberts

The unique 47 Meters Down made a whopping $61.7M on a measley $5.3M finances — so, OF COURSE we’re getting a sequel. The sequel is formally named 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, and it’ll inform the story of 4 teenagers who scuba in an underwater metropolis solely to seek out themselves within the firm of the deadliest shark species within the ocean.

Sadly, the film’s authentic June 28th launch date was pushed again to August 16 to keep away from going up in opposition to Annabelle in theaters. That is smart, plus 47 Meters Down completely makes extra sense to cap off the summer time with an evening on the drive-ins.

It: Chapter Two

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Launch Date: September 6, 2019
Starring: Invoice Skarsgard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy
Director: Andy Muschietti

27 years later, the Loser’s Membership have grown up and moved away, till a devastating cellphone name brings them again.

It needs to be no shock that New Line Cinema jumped on the It sequel as quickly as they did, given the main success they’re already seeing with the It reboot. We all know nothing simply but, apart from the truth that Muschietti will direct, Skarsgard will reprise his function as Pennywise, and the discharge date is about for September 6, 2019. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see who will sign-up to play the older counterparts of every character.

Zombieland Double Faucet

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Launch Date: October 11, 2019
Starring: Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg
Director: Ruben Fleischer

The makeshift household of Columbus, Little Rock, Tallahasse, and Witchita transfer to the American heartland to face off in opposition to extra advanced zombies.

Not precisely true horror, per se, however it belongs on the checklist of upcoming horror films of 2019.

Are You Afraid of the Darkish?

are you afraid of the dark 2019

Launch Date: October 11, 2019
Starring: TBA
Director: D.J. Caruso

The horror fantasy movie Are You Afraid of the Darkish? relies on the Nickelodeon collection of the identical identify. The plot and solid of the film are at the moment unknown.

Physician Sleep

doctor sleep movie

Launch Date: November 8, 2019
Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Jacon Tremblay, Ewan McGregor
Director: Mike Flanagan

Launch Dates TBA

Jacob’s Ladder

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Launch Date: February 1, 2019 Launch Date Pushed Again, Nonetheless Coming 2019
Starring: Michael Early, Jesse Williams, Joseph Sikora, Karla Souza
Director: David M. Rosenthal

The Jacob’s Ladder remake revolves round a veteran, Jacob, who struggles to keep up his sanity after returning house from the Vietnam Struggle. Upon his return, he’s suffering from flashbacks and sinister hallucinations that morph the individuals round him into disturbing photos.

Within the Tall Grass

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachel Wilson
Director: Vincenzo Natali

Three From Hell

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Danny Trejo, Clint Howard, Matthew Willig
Director: Rob Zombie

Physique at Brighton Rock

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Casey Adams, Karina Fontes, Emily Althaus
Director: Roxanne Benjamin


Launch Date: TBA
Starring: David Name, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux
Director: Larry Fessenden


Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor
Director: Ciarán Foy

Johnny Z

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Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Michael Service provider, Felix Cortes, Jason Delgado
Director: Jonathan Straiton

The Lighthouse

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson
Director: Robert Eggers


rabid 2019

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Stephen Huszar, Laura Vandervoort, Greg Bryk
Director: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

The Silence

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
Director: John R. Leonetti

Single Household House

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Bel Delia
Director: Bel Delia, Tara C. Corridor


polaroid movie

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Younger, Samantha Logan
Director: Lars Klevberg


Launch Date: TBA
Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas
Director: Scott Cooper

An American Werewolf in London

an american werewolf in london remake

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Max Landis

Prepare to Busan 2 (Bando)

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Sang-ho Yeon

Bonejangles 2

Launch Date: TBA 2019
Starring: Jeremy London, Jordan Phipps, Julia Cavanaugh
Director: Brett Dejager

Creep 3

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA


Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA

Gretel and Hansel

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw
Director: OzPerkins

The Conjuring 3

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Michael Chaves

The Crooked Man

Launch Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA

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