Upcoming Horror Movies 2019-20

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Luckily for us horror fans, this prolific genre does not seem to be slowing down. the comings month will offer a wide selection of ramkes, sequels, first time litarary adaptations, and all original horror film. We have selected just five out of many for your perusal.

Check out the list below and let us know in the comments below which upcoming horror films you are most excited about!

 

 

The Lighhouse (October, 2019)

First on our list is the second feature film from Robert Eggers, who impressed us with his début feature The VVitch: A New England Folktale (2015). His follow-up has already toured the festival scene in the Spring and will be relased in cinemas later this month. The Lighthouse stars Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, 2000) and Robert Pattinson (Maps to the Stars, 2014) as two lighthouse keepers on a remote island off the coast of New England in the 1890s. Little is known of an actual story, but it is described as hypnotic and hallucinatory and the trailer certainly gives that impression. Based on Eggers’s début feature and with such a cast, this is bound to be interesting.

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Doctor Sleep (November, 2019)

 

The list of new Stephen King adaptations continues to grow. A Stephen King revival has decended on us with It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019), Pet Sematary (2019) and the excellent television series Castle Rock. Doctor Sleep, however, is not a remake, but the first screen adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to his seminal horror novel The Shining. It is well known that King did not appreciate Staney Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation, but the people behind Doctor Sleep wisely chose to incorporate the iconic imagery of Kubrick’s film in this. Based on the trailer the result looks pretty good. Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer, 2010) stars as the now adult Danny Torrance, haunted by the events at the Overlook Hotel in his childhood. He meets a young girl with psychic powers similar to his only much stronger and tries to protect her from a vampiric cult kknwon as The True Knot who feed on people with psychic abilities.

 

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Black Christmas (December, 2019)

Another remake of  Black Christmas, you ask? Is that really necessary after the not so good 2006 remake of the original 1974 slasher classic? No, not really. So it might be a wie choice to make the story very different. In fact, there are few similarities except for the title and the fact the the protagonists are sorority girls. There is something special about horror films set in the Holidays and there are good examples that makes good use of dark humour (take for example Krampus, 2015). One can only hope that this will be one of the good ones. Feel free to check out the trailer below, but as the film give much of the story away – maybe just watch the first half.

 

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The Grudge (January, 2020)

The fourth entry on our list might also be just another remake at first glance, but is in fact not. Although it bears the same title as the 2004 American remake of the Korean original Ju-On (2002), this is in fact more of a reboot. Little of known of the story other than the basic premise all Grudge films share: A vengeful ghost who dooms those who enter a cursed house. The cast includes Lin Shaye, Demián Bichir, and Andrea Riseboroug and is directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother, 2016). The Grudge is set to be released early next year.

 

 

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The Turning (January, 2020)

The final entry on our list is a modern take on Henry James’s classic horror novella The Turn of the Screw. The story centres on a governess hired to take care of an orphaned brother and sister is a big house. Here she begins suspect that both the house and the children have dark secrets, but the line between reality and imagination is notoriously blurred in this classic ghost tale. What will happen in this take is yet to be seen. Finn Wolfhard, who played young Richie Tozier in It (2017), plays the brother, and is joined by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project, 2017) as his sister and Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049, 2017) as the governess. Italian director Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, 2010) is behind the camera and the film is set for release early next year.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Cozette 15 days ago
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    I like Dr. Sleep this horror movie very interesting

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      HFB 14 days ago
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      Yes, we think so too. Hopefully it lives up to our high expectations!

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