Upcoming Horror Movies: 2019By MortimerTGraves for Movies
It Chapter 2
Release Date: September 5
Ever since the 2017's It premiere, speculation has been running rampant about Chapter Two. Who would fill the roles of the adult versions of the Losers' Club? Who will return to Derry to battle Pennywise in the present day? That speculation ended as production ramped up in mid-2018. Our adult Losers' Club will be Jessica Chastain (Beverly Marsh), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Bill Hader (Richie Tozier), James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak), Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon), Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom), and Andy Bean (Stan Uris).
Also joining the cast are Will Beibrink, who will portray Beverly's abusive husband Tom Rogan, and Xavier Dolan and Taylor Frey as a couple involved in a tragic incident which heralds the killer clown's reappearance after 27 years. Naturally, Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise, as will director Andres Muschietti. The entire cast of kids will return as they who will appear in flashbacks. It: Chapter Two is considered by some as one of the most highly anticipated films of the year .
Untitled Alien: Covenant sequel
Release Date: May 31?
Alien: Covenant offered a little more of what fans wanted from the Alien series than 2012's Prometheus. Director Ridley Scott heard their complaints, and for better or worse decided that if they wanted Xenomorphs, he would give them Xenomorphs. Covenant was a critical and box office success, but lets hasn't forgotten about Prometheus or the overarching story. Scott recently teased that the creator race will be returning for the sequel to Covenant, which he's currently developing.
In an interview, Sir Ridley stated “There will be three or four different players coming. One of which will be the Engineers." When pressed for further details, he elaborated, "Where we go next is obvious. We're gonna actually go to the planet. I'm not gonna tell you the whole story."
We're certain to get more details before this sequel; which may or may not be called Alien: Awakening.
Release Date: April 5
The 1989 film adaptation to some is considered a certified classic of horror. It served up a decent number of scares along with some truly disturbing imagery. But the author thinks “the time seems right for a new generation of filmmakers to take on the horrifying tale” .
The directing team of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer will take the reins from a script by David Kajganich (he wrote the scribe for the Suspiria remake) and Jeff Buhler. Jason Clarke will star as beleaguered father Louis Creed alongside Amy Seimetz as his wife Rachel, while the role of the Creeds’ neighbor Jud Crandall will be filled by the John Lithgow.
So kids; if you happen to have cats, you may want to go ahead and make plans to keep them indoors for awhile afterwards.
Release Date: October 11
If you enjoy comedy and wit along with your gallon of gore, then the chances are good you’re a fan of Zombieland. The story follows plucky college kid Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) as he navigates the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse, picking up Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and sisters Wichita and Little Rock (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, respectively) as they attempt to find shelter from the zombie hordes. Horror-comedies are traditionally a tough sell, but Zombieland was a solid hit, becoming the highest grossing zombie film of all time. A sequel had been talked about for years, but finally, director Ruben Fleischer is returning, along with the entire cast, just in time for the tenth anniversary of the original.
Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also return, having pumped up their stock considerably. Plot details are scant. Fans of the original have never stopped clamoring for more, so it’s safe to say they’ll be packing the theaters for another round of slapstick-inspired, zombie-killing mayhem. This should be an experience they’ll probably make it out of alive, so long as they don’t forget the rules.
An American Werewolf in London
Release Date: December
The 1981 film An American Werewolf in London is notable for several reasons. It established Landis as a true filmmaker with a strong visual style, proving that you could successfully blend gut-wrenching horror with comedy, and introduced the world to Rick Baker. Remaking the film will be a tricky proposition, but Landis said “an eminently qualified filmmaker has come aboard to give it a shot”: Max Landis, John's son and something of a fan of the original.
The younger Landis is most well known for writing the found-footage superhero film Chronicle, and he'll be handling scripting duties on Werewolf as well. Asked about any involvement he might have by, the elder Landis said, "I get money” That just sends up a bunch of red flags for me.
3 from Hell
Release Date: Early 2019
Besides the characters’ apparent deaths(it’s a Zombie film, gigantic plot holes are normal) at the conclusion of The Devil’s Rejects, fans of Rob Zombie have been pining for the return of mass murderers Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding ever since. It took over a dozen years, but Zombie concluding the series(unless it makes money) he started with House of 1000 Corpses in 2003.
The film has wrapped shooting, and while there’s no firm release date, Zombie has said to expect it sometime in 2019. There are thus far no plot details, but Zombie has assembled a respectable cast of horror and B-movie all-stars including Dee Wallace, Clint Howard and the great, grizzled character actor Danny Trejo. In a year rife with long-awaited horror sequels, From Hell may be the longest-awaited of them all(or you could go watch a few grindhouse movies and see where he stole his plots).
Release Date: Mid 2019
Stephen King has always been a hot in Hollywood. With the success of It, studios have been scrambling to dig up King works ripe for adaptation or rebooting. Among them is an updated version of Firestarter, the 1980 novel and 1984 film starring a young Drew Barrymore.
King's novel, the story of a pyrokinetic young girl on the run from nefarious government agents with her auto-hypnotic father. It is a great fit for director Fatih Akin, who has signed on to the project. He'll direct from a script by Scott Teems, with horror impresario Jason Blum producing under his Blumhouse banner. No cast details or release date are yet available, but so far, this one appears to be in good hands.
Release Date: January 18
Split(2017) was a triumphant return for M. Night Shyamalan, following years of lets call them questionable choices resulting in less than stellar reviews. Split tells the story of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a man with 24 distinct personalities; one of which is a vengeful, superhuman entity known as the Beast. It is revealed at the end (a well-placed Bruce Willis cameo) as a sequel to Shyamalan’s 2000 hit Unbreakable. Speculation immediately started running rampant that a third installment was forthcoming, and it didn’t take Shyamalan to confirm that Glass. Glass is named for Samuel L. Jackson’s villainous Unbreakable character.
The movie will feature Sarah Paulson as a psychiatrist, and she’s certainly bitten off more than she can chew. It appears Mr. Glass(Jackson) will once again be pulling strings, manipulating David Dunn(Willis) into a confrontation with the Beast(McAvoy) who also returns.
Possible 2019 releases: Child’s Play Remake, Hellboy, Child’s Play 8, Fright Night 3, Unnamed Ghostbusters, Leprechaun Returns, Saw 9, Gremlins 3