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The Best Horror Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated January 29, 2020 15.3k votes 2.7k voters 50.9k views 67 items

List Rules Vote 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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Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jordan Peele

Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with ...more

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It: Chapter Two Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain

Released: 2019

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more

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Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ari Aster

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more

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Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams

Released: 2019

Directed by: André Øvredal

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. A group of young teens attempt to ...more

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Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

Released: 2019

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more

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Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more

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Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell

Released: January 4

Directed by: Adam Robitel

Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel. Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to

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Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma

Released: February 13

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

Happy Death Day 2U is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon, and the sequel to the 2017 film Happy Death Day. After her horrific experience of dying over and over again, ...more
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Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran

Released: 2019

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Doctor Sleep is a 2019 American horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on the 2013 novel by Stephen King. Years following the events of "The Shining", a now-adult Dan Torrence ...more

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Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Released: 2019

Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Crawl is a 2019 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja. A young woman (Kaya Scodelario) becomes trapped in a flooding house trying to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a Category 5 ...more

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Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber

Released: 2019

Directed by: Richard Shepard

The Perfection is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard.
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Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Yarovesky

Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky. After adopting a baby that crash-landed on Earth, a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) attempt to raise ...more

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Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The story of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious ...more

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Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Ma is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor. A lonely woman (Octavia Spencer) befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house but just when ...more
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AJ Rome added End Trip Dean J. West, Ashley Lenz, Aaron Jay Rome

Released: 2019

Directed by: Aaron Jay Rome

End Trip is a 2019 American horror film directed by Aaron Jay Rome.
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Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen

Released: February 8

Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy

The Prodigy is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy. A mother (Taylor Schilling) is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior and begins to believe that ...more

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Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain

Released: 2019

Directed by: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

Haunt is a 2019 American horror film directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Looking for the best thrills on Halloween, a group of friends encounters a real haunted house that preys on their ...more
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Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ciaran Foy

Eli is an 2019 American horror film directed by Ciarán Foy. A boy (Charlie Shotwell) receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as
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Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto

Released: 2019

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. A deaf teen (Kiernan Shipka) and her family try to escape terrifying creatures by ...more
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Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Released: 2019

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Greta is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. A young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert), who turns out to have sinister intentions.
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Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Chaves

The Curse of La Llorona is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker ...more
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Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

In the Tall Grass is a 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field of grass ...more
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Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lee Cronin

The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an ...more