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The Best Horror Movies of 2019

Updated January 29, 2020 23.6k votes 3.0k voters 55.6k views67 items

List RulesVote for the best horror movies of 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top horror movies of 2020!

If you're looking for a good scare, why not check out some of the best horror movies of 2019? Scary movies have the ability to get under a person's skin, and the creepiest stories often stick with audiences for months. This is why horror films have remained a staple of the film industry. The best new horror movies of this year are the ones that terrified viewers on a deep psychological level. Good 2019 horror movies include Us, Escape Room and Brightburn, but are they the best? You get to help decide with your votes. 

What are the scariest movies of 2019? Consider which 2019 horror films left you checking under your bed and sleeping with the lights on for months on end. Which movies made you think, bothered you in a very fundamental way, and made you scream in the theater? Browse this list of 2019 horror movies and vote up your favorites. If you are looking for horror films that tend to keep you think after the credits roll, check out this list of intelligent 2019 horror films and our list of the best ghost movies.

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  • The Hole in the Ground26
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    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Cronin

    The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Intruder27
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    The Intruder

    Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy

    Released2019

    Directed byDeon Taylor

    The Intruder is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. A young... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged28
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    47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    John Corbett, Nia Long

    Released2019

    Directed byJohannes Roberts

    47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Velvet Buzzsaw29
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    Velvet Buzzsaw

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

    ReleasedFebruary 1

    Directed byDan Gilroy

    Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Countdown30
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    Countdown

    Anne Winters, Elizabeth Lail

    Released2019

    Directed byJustin Dec

    Countdown is a 2019 American horror film directed by Justin Dec. When a young nurse (Elizabeth... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Satanic Panic31
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    Satanic Panic

    Rebecca Romijn, Hayley Griffith

    Released2019

    Directed byChelsea Stardust

    Satanic Panic is a 2019 comedy horror film directed by Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Polaroid32
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    Polaroid

    Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young

    Directed byLars Klevberg

    Polaroid is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2014 short... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Villains33
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    Villains

    Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe

    Released2019

    Directed byDan Berk, Robert Olsen

    Villains is a 2019 American comedy-comedy horror film directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Amityville Murders34
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    The Amityville Murders

    John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts

    Released2019

    Directed byDaniel Farrands

    The Amityville Murders is a 2018 horror film directed by Daniel Farrands. On the night of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Nightmare Cinema35
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    Nightmare Cinema

    Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain

    Released2019

    Directed byAlejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryūhei Kitamura, David Slade

    Nightmare Cinema is a 2018 American horror anthology film featuring work by directors... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Wind36
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    The Wind

    Caitlin Gerard Ashley Zukerman Julia Goldani Telles Miles Anderson

    Released2019

    Directed byEmma Tammi

    The Wind is a 2018 American supernatural western horror film directed by Emma Tammi. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Mercy Black37
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    Mercy Black

    Sophianna Smith, Jamy Lentz

    Released2019

    Directed byOwen Egerton

    Mercy Black is a 2019 American horror film directed by Owen Egerton. Marina Hess is being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Climax38
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    Climax

    Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile

    Released2019

    Directed byGaspar Noé

    Climax is a 2018 French musical psychological horror film directed by Gaspar Noé. In the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Dead Don't Die39
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    The Dead Don't Die

    Bill Murray, Adam Driver

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 American zombie horror comedy film, written and directed by Jim... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Girl on the Third Floor40
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    Girl on the Third Floor

    C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn

    Released2019

    Directed byTravis Stevens

    Girl on the Third Floor is a 2019 American horror film directed by Travis Stevens. A father,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Don't Let Go41
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    Don't Let Go

    David Oyelowo, Storm Reid

    Released2019

    Directed byJacob Aaron Estes

    Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American supernatural thriller film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Golem42
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    The Golem

    Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan

    Released2019

    Directed byDoron Paz, Yoav Paz

    The Golem is a 2019 Israeli horror film directed by Doron Paz and Yoav Paz. During an outbreak... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid43
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    Tigers Are Not Afraid

    Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López

    Released2019

    Directed byIssa López

    Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Depraved44
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    Depraved

    David Call, Joshua Leonard

    Released2019

    Directed byLarry Fessenden

    Depraved is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Larry Fessenden. A veteran... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Black Christmas45
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    Black Christmas

    Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon

    Released2019

    Directed bySophia Takal

    Black Christmas is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, based on the 1974... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Rattlesnake46
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    Rattlesnake

    Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi

    Released2019

    Directed byZak Hilditch

    Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • High Life47
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    High Life

    Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche

    Released2019

    Directed byClaire Denis

    High Life is a 2018 English-language science fiction film directed by Claire Denis. Part of a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Body at Brighton Rock48
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    Body at Brighton Rock

    Karina Fontes, Casey Adams

    Released2019

    Directed byRoxanne Benjamin

    Body at Brighton Rock is a 2019 American horror thriller film, directed, written, and produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • I Trapped the Devil49
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    I Trapped the Devil

    Chris Sullivan, Jocelin Donahue

    Released2019

    Directed byJosh Lobo

    I Trapped the Devil is a 2019 American horror film directed by Josh Lobo. Matt (AJ Bowen) and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Piercing50
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    Piercing

    Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska

    ReleasedFebruary 1

    Directed byNicholas Pesce

    Piercing is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button