In horror we know that sometimes we have to wait a looonnnngggg time for a horror movie to actually come out. Even if we’re given a date, sometimes that movie gets pushed back months or years. Think about The Green Inferno! We heard about that film way back when and then it took years for us to finally be able to watch it.
But us horror fans are a patient bunch. We have to be! So here’s my list of movies that are a strong possibility for release in 2019….
Cross your fingers we’ll actually get to see them sooner than later!
THE BOY 2
I really loved The Boy on my second watch, and now I think it’s great. The original premise is that a young woman is hired to be a Nanny for what she thinks is a young boy. Except when she arrives it’s a doll. But the parents act like he’s real. When she finally gets used to the weird circumstances, strange things start happening around the house…but the doll couldn’t be doing them? Right? GHOSTS?!?! Or something else…
It earned quite a bit at the box office, $64 million worldwide, and that’s more than enough to allow a sequel to come next. We know that Katie Holmes has signed on to be the lead and that Holmes and her family will encounter the doll. Filming is scheduled for this month so perhaps we’ll see this later in the year.
3 From Hell
The end to a trilogy we didn’t know existed! First being House of 1000 Corpses, second being The Devil’s Rejects all by writer and director Rob Zombie. And now...3 From Hell.
We know it filmed in 2018 as Zombie was very free with showing tidbits on his social media and even showing a mini teaser for it during his tour with Marilyn Manson.
It will star our favs Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie in their roles and a new character named Mr. Baggy Britches, played by Clint Howard. Zombie has promised that we’ll see it in 2019, but who knows realistically when it will hit screens or VOD. Personally, I’m hoping Shudder will pick it up and share the director’s commentary and making-of like they did with 31.
The Gallows Act II
The Gallows is a movie I want to take another swipe at. I only watched it once and at the time I listened to the critics so I went in with a negative view. I’d like to watch it again with fresh eyes and see what I actually think. I had it PVR’ed but back in December my PVR deleted all my saved horror films so I shall have to rent it instead. Is this just a reason for me to complain about my PVR getting deleted? Yes…yes, it is. I had freakin SO MANY horror movies saved on there you guys. RIP my PVR.
Worldwide The Gallows did really well, bringing in $42 million on a budget of $100K. The sequel, Act II has already been filmed in secret apparently and all we know about the plot is that a young woman is haunted by an evil spirit at her prestigious acting school.
There’s no release date, but considering the film is already filmed and ready to go…perhaps we’ll see it this year?
A perfect example of a horror movie that we all see trailers for and hear all about, then suddenly disappears. Will we finally be able to watch it this year?
The story is about an old Polaroid film camera that when someone takes their photo with it, they come to a terrifying end. It’s directed by Lars Klevberg and based on his 2015 short of the same name.
Originally scheduled for release on November 22nd in 2017, the studio pulled it from release a month before. The studio unfortunately was the Weinstein company. At the time, Harvey Weinstein was in the middle of multiple accusations of horrible assault and harassment against virtually every poor female actress.
But there are rumors out there that Netflix acquired the rights, so hopefully we’ll see it streaming sometime this year.
This is a Blumhouse production that we’ll hopefully see in 2019. It stars Octavia Spencer in the lead role as a den mother to a group of teens. It will be directed by Tate Taylor who also made The Help.
Blumhouse has got a few weekends booked in 2019, so hopefully one of them is for Ma. Hooray for more diverse and interesting horror!
A new modern take on The Turning of the Screw by Henry James, The Turning looks like it’s going to be really good. It’s coming from Amblin Entertainment aka Steven Spielberg’s mitts are all over it.
It was originally scheduled for February of this year but Universal pulled it for How to Train Your Dragon 3. There’s no new date yet. But the cast is great and the lead is Finn Wolfhard.
Hopefully they release it closer to Christmas of 2019!