Newly Released and Upcoming 2019 Horror Movies

Calista Basore and Angel Zavala

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Though 2019 has already seen its share of new exciting horror movies, October is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to cuddle up with a good blanket, start popping the popcorn, and prepare yourself for a night of jumpscares.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (August 9th, 2019)

Follow the story of a group of teenagers as they sneak into a supposedly haunted house that has seen the test of time, and leave with a book of scary stories that aren’t as innocent as they seem. That Halloween night, the main character Stella Nicholls finds out that the book not only contains stories but writes it’s own as well. What started out as a fun Halloween night turns into a race against time to find out how to stop these stories before she and her friends all disappear.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (August 9th, 2019)

After her dad suggests the idea of her going on a touristy great white shark interaction boat ride, the main character Sasha goes to a secret lagoon with her stepsister Mia, and her close friends. The catch is, the lagoon is located right above a submerged Mayan city that has been scouted out by local archaeologists and is set to be sampled in the following week. When Sasha and her friends come across some scuba gear, they have the bright idea to explore the aquatic city, which in turn results in them getting trapped within the walls of the long-abandoned metropolis. The group has to find a way to the surface without losing all their oxygen, and while also evading a blind shark that has evolved to live with the darkness that surrounds it.

Tone-Deaf (August 23rd, 2019)

When life turns for the worst and she loses her job and her boyfriend in one day, Olive is prompted by her mother to take a weekend trip to the country to relax and get her life together. Soon enough she’s booked her suite and is on her way to a weekend of relaxation. She arrives at her destination and meets the owner of the house, an older man named Harvey, who unnerves Olive at first sight. She later finds out that Harvey has gone off the rails and is obsessed with killing people, as its the one thing that he hasn’t done during his life, and the one thing he’s determined to complete.

It: Chapter Two (September 6th, 2019)

The second movie of this spine-chilling (possible) trilogy continues as the feared and infamous clown Pennywise continues to stalk the members of the Losers’ Club 27 years later in their home town of Derry, Maine. The now split group joins together once again after people start disappearing from the town and the clear culprit is the clown that tormented them years before. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you wondering what’s coming next.

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (October 18th, 2019)

After years of rumors and speculation, this sequel was finally confirmed last year. Proceeding the first movie, Zombieland (2009), the story continues with the main characters Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock, as they continue their trek across zombie-filled America. For those who saw the first movie, the characters you know may not be the same as the real 10-year gap between the movies will also be present in the undead-infested, dark humor induced, crude universe. Trouble strikes whenever they come across more survivors who are not favorites throughout the group, and tensions rise. Not only will the other survivors be a threat, but they will also faceoff against “evolved” zombies. Watch as this dysfunctional “makeshift” family attempts to live somewhat normal lives through an ongoing apocalypse.

Doctor Sleep (November 8th, 2019)

The long-awaited sequel of Steven King’s, “The Shining” (1980) follows Dan Torrance, a man who is still traumatized by the events he had witnessed at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. In his failing recovery to get past the fear and nightmares of his childhood, he meets a teen named Abra, a girl who shares the gift of the “shine” with him. This extra sense allows them to communicate with others using the mind, which gives them the ability to see things that have happened in the past or will happen in the future. The two create an unlikely team to take down the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to become immortal through feeding off the shine of innocents. Through this team-up, Dan must confront and accept what happened to him that has caused his life-long trauma, and embrace his powers of the “shine” to protect Abra.