If 2018 was the year of the rom-com renaissance, 2019 is shaping up to reboot the horror genre. Sure, last year gave us the Jamie Lee Curtis helmed Halloween revival we truly deserved, but this year marks the return of Pet Sematary, the Chucky franchise, and the highly anticipated second chapter of the 2017 It remake. On top of all that, Jordan Peele is releasing another one of his original nightmares to scare the shit out of all of us.
Here, the 9 scary movies to add to your watch-with-your-hands-over-your-face-list. Make sure to check back for updates, as this list will only include films that have released trailers (which is great news for those too scared for Child's Play).
1. Escape Room
The first horror movie of 2019, Escape Room will bring back memories of that time you and your friends got into a massive fight while trapped in an "immersive experience" together for over an hour. No? That's just me?
Release date: January 4 (in theaters now)
2. The Prodigy
If kids have a tendency to freak you out, you might want to skip this one about Taylor Schilling realising her son is the next Ted Bundy...
Release date: February 8
3. Happy Death Day 2U
Remember that 2017 movie that was basically Groundhog Day, but with lots of murder? No? Well, it was shockingly good, so here's a sequel.
Release date: February 14
Not sure I needed a whole horror film starring Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss, and Black Panther's Winston Duke to tell me that I'm my own worst enemy. A trip inside my room would prove that to anyone. But if Jordan Peele is offering, I'll take it.
Release date: March 15
5. Captive State
If aliens invaded, would you comply with John Goodman's orders or fight back? I'm not exactly proud of my answer, but here we are.
6. Pet Sematary
The movie based on the Stephen King novel that convinced me to only live in cities for the rest of my life is coming back! Also, if you find a grave site in your backyard....maybe just move out immediately?
Release date: April 5
7. The Curse of La Llorona
This scary tale, based off the urban legend of The Weeping Woman, follows the haunting of two young kids. Produced by James Wan, this movie makes the list for its possible connection to The Conjuring universe. In the trailer you might notice Tony Amendola reprising his role Father Perez from 2014's Annabelle. Check it out if you were really into The Nun.
Release date: April 19
Elizabeth Banks is here to tell the story of a rural family that raises a lost alien boy... that definitely doesn't grow up to be Superman.
Release date: May 27
9. 47 Meters Down 2: The Next Chapter
Sharks! Heavy breathing! Reckless scuba diving (to me, all scuba diving is a bad idea)! At this point you know what you're going to get, and whether or not 47 Meters Down 2: The Next Chapter is for you.
Release date: June 28
H/T Cosmo US