Do you feel that? That chill in the air that signifies fall is coming — and with it, the ideal season for watching scary movies? Horror films are bigger than ever; 2019 has been filled with titles in all sorts of subgenres — from gore, to horror-comedy, to monster movies. And the best is yet to come.
Here are the best new horror movies arriving in AMC theatres soon.
Don't Let Go
Like in the HAPPY DEATH DAY movies, the constructs of time are broken in DON'T LET GO from Blumhouse Productions. Detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) has just lost his family in what appears to be a triple-homicide. Two weeks later, he receives a shocking call from his recently deceased niece. Is this a cruel joke? Is Radcliff losing his mind? Turns out, neither, as DON'T LET GO takes place on two different timelines. It's a race against the clock, literally, for Radcliff to solve the murders — and try to prevent them from happening. (August 30)
It Chapter Two
If you're a horror fan, you've had this highly anticipated sequel and conclusion on your radar for many months. The wait is finally almost over, but that also means you'll have to face your fears, embodied by Pennywise, again. Twenty seven years have passed; the Losers' Club is all grown up, and most of them have built lives outside of Derry. But when the evil clown returns to terrify the small town, the adult Losers must reunite to finish him off once and for all. IT CHAPTER TWO has a phenomenal cast, including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and more — plus the talented kid actors we saw in the first IT are back, as well as Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgård. (September 6)
Another famous Stephen King tale makes its way to the big screen this year. A sequel to THE SHINING, DOCTOR SLEEP catches up with Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), who has grown up to be an alcoholic with a bad temper like his father (played with perfection by Jack Nicholson in 1980). Still cursed/blessed with "the shining," Danny uses his abilities to save children with the same "magic" from a cult of vampire-like creatures that feed on their powers. There's more to the story in the novel, which may or may not be included in the movie. We do know Danny returns to the cursed Overlook Hotel. REDRUM! (November 8)
Who needs a feel-good Christmas movie when you can have gore and more? The original 1974 BLACK CHRISTMAS is a cult classic in the horror community, and we have a feeling the 2019 version will be equally entertaining to fans, as the reimagining will be the product of genre masters Blumhouse Productions. Unfortunately, we don't have any images, aside from the poster art, or a trailer yet, but the plot is promising: Like the original, BLACK CHRISTMAS is set on a college campus, where one by one, sorority sisters are being murdered. But the killer is about to discover that this generation's young women aren't willing to become hapless victims. (December 13)