3 From Hell () - Zombiefilm Sequel to The Devil’s Rejects.
47 Meters Down (who cares) - this time it’s real. Maybe?
Annabelle 3 - Wilson and Farmiga return for this Insidious sequel.
Brightburn (5.24) - What if Superman, except not good. Classifying this as a supers movie is thin but I need to so I can declare 2019 as the breakout year for super hero horror movies.
Captive State (3.29) - set 10 years after an alien force occupies Earth, about the conflict between rebels and collaborators. And probably also aliens.
The Curse of La Llorona (4.19) Linda Cardinelli and Raymond Cruz star in this non-Blumhouse made Blumhouse movie about a ghost from Mexican folklore that eats kids and stuff.
Doom (5.17) - apparently Universal needs to extend their rights to the Doom franchise. Also, this stars Costas Mandylor’s brother. What a world we live in.
Eli (1.04) - Kelly Reilly, Lili Taylor, Max Martini, and Sadie Sink of stranger things battle January. And lose.
Escape Room (1.04)- January dump fodder is such a waste of Deborah Ann Woll.
Glass (1.18) - on the list entirely because it fits the theme, not because it looks like an actual horror movie. Also, is Shyamalan some sort of January kryptonite?
The Grudge (who cares) - I was going to say “why wouldn’t they remake the superior Ring film?” then I remembered they did. So, yeah, we’re in the “fuck it let’s try remaking all the Japanese and Korean horror films we already remade as English language films” portion of [reality]. Featuring Andrea Risenborough and Lin Shaye and some other people as well.
Happy Death Day 2U (2.14) - a sequel to the ?surprise hit? of 2017 (that I still need to see), with the main returning. The 2 in the title means “too” and also “it’s a sequel”. Clever.
In the Tall Grass () - Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) directs, based on a short story by Stephen King and Joe Hill. Patrick Wilson to star.
In Search of Darkness - Kickstarted horror documentary (which raised a hair under 100k Brexit Bucks) about 80s horror movies. They’ve got a bunch of interviews lined up with the likes of Adrienne Barbeau and Barbara Crampton. Might be interesting.
It Chapter 2 (9.06) - Our heroes negotiated the perils of the first movie while avoiding the worst gang bang in human history. Anything positive they do in this movie - as adults drawn back to Derry when It reawakens - is just gravy.
Jacob’s Ladder (2.01) - Jesse Williams and Michael Ealy star in this remake of the cult classic. This could be good, but I recommend people watch “They Look Like People”.
Midsommar () - Ari Aster, who directed 2018’s Hereditary, directs this movie I know barely anything about (road trip gone awry). Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, and Florence Pugh are set to star.
The New Mutants (8.2) - After getting its release delayed at least they didn’t dump it in January I guess? OTOH without the delay I couldn’t type the following sentence: The New Mutants is part of 2019’s super hero horror movie breakout.
Pet Semetary (4.19) - Remake of the movie based on the book staring Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz, from the dudes who brought you 2014’s Starry Eyes.
Piercing (2.01) - The eternal question remains: is an early Feb release really a stealth january dump? Mia Wasikowska stars in this movie about a guy who appears to want to be some sort of serial killer. Hijinks and maybe some body horror ensue.
Pledge (VOD Jan) - Fraternity pledge indie horror.
The Prodigy (2.08) - Taylor Schilling is set to star in this movie about a creepy kid. From the director of “The Pact”, which @triggercut and I were not especially fond of (tgere’s a front page thingy somewhere).
Rust Creek (VOD Jan) - indie backwoods abduction/horror with a possible twist: maybe not all of the backwoodsians are bad. Or are they?
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (8.09?) - Guillermo Del Toro helped write and is also producing this adaptation, which is based on a popular kids book series. I’m not sure this is an anthology though. The legendary Dean Norris features.
The Turning (3.14) - The latest "The Taming of the Shrew" adaptation features MacKenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard. And is directed by the gal who directed "The Runaways".
Us - (3.15) - Jordan Peele writes and directs, Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o star.
Wounds (aka Transgression) (3.29) - Bartender picks up a phone left at his bar, things get weird. From Babak Anvari (Under the Shadows), featuring Arnie Hammer and Dakota Johnson.
Zombieland 2 (10.11) - This is a long time to wait to go home again, but I will hope this turns out good. The underrated Zoey Deutch is also set to appear.