Horror can go deeper than just guts and gore. The best upcoming intelligent horror films of 2019 keep you thinking about the movie long after you've seen the end. Classic intelligent horror films range from The Silence of the Lambs to newer horror movies such as Get Out. 2019 has a lot to offer when it comes to smart new horror thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep the intellectual viewer stimulated to the last scene, like Jordan Peele's Us and Velvet Buzzsaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Be sure to keep checking the list below for interesting horror movies coming out this year like Escape Room and Us. These are horror movies with smart characters that offer a far more engaging story than other mindless slasher flicks.
Don't see a film that you think is a cerebral horror movie on the list? Feel free to add it and vote up your favorite clever horror movies of 2019.
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 friends (Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), but as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, + more
Directed by: Jordan Peele
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 insane nightmare of paranoia and distrust as she tries to escape her broken past and build a new life with her little son Chris (James Quinn) on the edge of a rural town in the hinterland. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, + more
Directed by: Lee Cronin
The Prodigy is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy. A mother (Taylor Schilling) is concerned about her young sons disturbing behavior and begins to believe that something supernatural may be affecting him. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen, Peter Mooney, Jackson Robert Scott, + more
Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy
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 moving to a remote location only to encounter a cult that wants to take advantage of her other heightened sense. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John Corbett
Directed by: John R. Leonetti