by Nick Joy
“It: Chapter 2”
Although there was some hesitation from audiences, the remake of “It” (2017) became a major hit. The second part of the movie shows the gang of teenagers, now adults, returning to Derry to fight the evil they thought they banished (Pennywise the Clown). With a fully fan-requested cast, “It: Chapter 2” should definitely be on your watch list for 2019.
Release Date: September 6, 2019
“In the Tall Grass”
In Kansas’ countryside, a brother and sister on a road trip hear a cry for help. They decide to go investigating. But once they go into the tall grass, they might not be able to get out. “In the Tall Grass” goes back to the horror tropes of the early 2000s. It will be a nice refreshing break from all the demon/possession movies that have lately dominated the box office.
Release Date: 2019
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”
Pretty much everyone has read or knows of the iconic book series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” What you might not know is that Guillermo Del Toro, director of the “Hellboy” movies, and the Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water” is turning this wonderfully written anthology into a movie centered around teenagers uncovering strange deaths in their small towns.
Release Date: August 9, 2019
This movie will be a strange and original take on the superhero story story. (Yes, you read that right: a superhero story.) “Brightburn” is a movie about a couple that longs for a child. Their prayers are answered in a strange comet and vessel that crashes down to earth containing a baby. The couple raise it as their own but notice that their child is not what they expected, and showcasing powers. “Brightburn” is a twisted superman that everyone should go see.
Release Date: May 25
Another Stephen King recreation, “Pet Sematary” shows potential with eerie visuals. As the trailer begins a distant drum beats. A line of children all in animal masks, march down a tree lined path. It sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the trailer and what to expect from this new adaptation of a classic film and book.
Release Date: April 5
Although this is technically a thriller, “Serenity” serves as a good example of a good trailer. The amount of things we don’t know about this movie exceeds what we do. There is enough information to keep audiences invested without giving the entire movie away. There’s just enough to pique genuine curiosity. “Serenity” should be something to look out for.
Release Date: January 25
From the brilliant mind of Jordan Peele, “Us” is a new entry into his roster of films. With a huge box office success of “Get Out,” Peele has everyone anticipating this new movie about doppelgängers. The protagonists meet a family to whom they are physically identical — but different in spirit. “Us” deserves top billing for the sheer use of “5 On It” by the rap duo Luniz as a horror theme song. “Us” definitely shows clear sign of being a weird, mind-melting experience like “Get Out.”
Release Date: March 22