Best Horror Movies of 2019 So Far

Us-A psychological horror movie written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. This is the only movie on the list I’ve actually seen. I was able to see it in the theatre, which I really think makes a huge difference and tends to flavor your opinion of a movie.  As much as I understand that this was a big win for Jordan Peele and what he’s trying to do in the industry, I still didn’t think it was all that great of a movie.  The story-line was undeniably interesting and I thought really creative but the delivery didn’t do it any favors.  I would love to see Lupita Nyong’o in more movies in the future as long as she doesn’t do that weird thing with her voice that we used to do at slumber parties when we were kids.  I really didn’t understand that at all.  I wonder did Jordan influence her to do that or what that her idea?  In Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp’s delivery of the Captain Jack Sparrow raised some eye brows and to be honest when I saw it for the first time all I could think was “What in the f*ck is he doing?”.  However, the character had a reason for his behavior and that reason was easily discovered as you watched that and the movies that came after.  The reason for Lupita’s character using that awkward “Grudge” style voice is still undetermined. The rest of the movie was alright but the fact that it was in a theatre was beyond me. It seemed like the kind of movie that you would just find surfing channels after 9pm.

Climax-A psychological horror dance film directed, written and co-edited by Gaspar Noe, starring Sofia Boutella

The Hole in the Ground-An Irish horror film written by Lee Cronin and Stephen Shields and directed by Lee Croon, starring Seana Kerslake, James Quinn Markey and Outinen

Braid-A psychological thriller written and directed by Mitzi Peirone, starring Madeline Brewer, Imogen Waterhouse and Sarah Hay

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror-No, it’s not actually a horror movie, it’s a documentary but I hear it’s really interesting and worth the watch.

The Perfection-A psychological thriller horror film, written by Eric C. Charmelo and Richard Shepard, directed by Richard Shepard, starring Logan Browning, Allison Williams and Alaina Huffman (be warned this one is said to be more of a b-movie)

Happy Death Day 2U-Written by Christopher Landon and Scott Lobdell and directed by Christopher Landon, starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Phi Vu

Escape Room-A mystery thriller film written by Bragi F. Schut and directed by Adam Robitel, starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller and Jay Ellis. I’ve seen the previews for this and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t have an issue with claustrophobia.

Brightburn-A superhero horror film written by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, directed by David Yarovesky, starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Jackson A. Dunn. This one looks like it might ruin me forever on superhero movies so I might not watch it all lol!

Pet Sematary-A supernatural horror film, a remake of one of the most classic scary movies from back in the day, written by Stephen King and Matt Greenberg (screen story), directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow