Sure, we’re barely ankle deep into February, but 2018 is not on track to be a red-letter year in horror. Insidious: The Last Key: Disappointing. Winchester: Disappointing. The Cloverfield Paradox: Disappointing. Sure, we’ve still got films like The Strangers: Prey at Night and Blumhouse’s Halloween to look forward to, but we’re definitely off to a rough start.
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Is it any wonder the folks at Looper are already looking forward to 2019 with their latest video list? Below, you can give Horror Movies That Will Blow Everyone Away In 2019 a spin! If you can’t stream, the 11 films highlighted are listed below the video, along with a bit of info. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Horror fans have a lot to look forward to over the next couple of years, with a growing slate of sequels to smash hits, original projects from trusted filmmakers, and even a couple of exciting remakes on the rise. 2019 in particular looks to be a strong year for the genre, so let’s take a look at what the kind-of-distant future will bring for fright fans…
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An American Werewolf in London (Director Max Landis)
Whether we like or not (we don’t), there’s going to be a remake of John Landis‘ horror-comedy classic An American Werewolf in London. But unlike most other remakes, this one is going to stay in the family: John Landis’ son Max Landis is penning the screenplay. The younger Landis took to his Twitter account to provide a brief update on his American Werewolf remake, and reveal how it differs from his father’s original.
Firestarter (Directed by Akiva Goldsman)
In the wake of the stunning success of both Get Out and Split, Universal and Blumhouse are teaming up again on a remake of the classic Stephen King tale FIRESTARTER that will be directed by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman. The news was announced at the Overlook Film Festival, where Blumhouse debuted Goldsman’s latest directorial effort Stephanie.
IT: Chapter 2 (Directed by Andy Muschietti)
Andy Muschietti, who directed “It,” is expected to return for the second installment, although he has not closed a deal yet. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.
The Crooked Man (Director TBA)
The Conjuring franchise continues to expand, with New Line getting to work on a Conjuring 2 spinoff based around the character of the Crooked Man. Mike Van Waes has been hired to pen the script from a story by James Wan, who serves as the chief architect of the Conjuring universe.
Untitled Wizard of Oz Movie (Director TBA)
New Line is in early development on a horror film set in the iconic world of L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The studio, a division of Warner Bros., has bought an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. The project isn’t set up with a producer yet.
Joss Whedon Historical Horror Movie
Per Indie Wire:
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” made beaucoup bucks and earned largely positive reviews, but director Joss Whedon is said to have found the experience exhausting. He’s no longer on Twitter, and word on prospective new projects has been relatively scarce. Asked about his post-election plans — Whedon has made a series of get-out-the-vote videos with an anti-Trump bent — in a new interview with Complex, Whedon discusses the World War II script he’s “extremely passionate about.”
The Blob (Directed by Simon West)
Per Horror Freak News:
In late May, Bloody Disgusting was first to report on news that Halle Berry has joined the cast of the upcoming 2nd remake of 1958’s The Blob. The film is being directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Mechanic); Samuel L. Jackson had previously been attached to the film, although his participation at this point remains uncertain. This current incarnation of The Blob has been on-again-off-again over the past few years, although Halle’s involvement will surely propel the project forward.
Glass (Directed by M. Night Shyamalan)
Official Synopsis: Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 23 personalities.
Eli (Directed by Ciaran Foy)
Paramount Pictures has acquired its first screenplay for its Paramount Players label to go into production: the 2015 Black List horror script Eli, which will be released on Jan. 4, 2019. Pic will be directed by Sinister 2 director Ciaran Foy and follows a young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison. Trevor Macy produces via his Intrepid banner.
Hellboy (Directed by Neil Marshall)
Neil Marshall, the filmmaker behind Game of Thrones episodes “Blackwater” and “The Watchers on the Wall,” is at the helm of this new Hellboy, based on the comics by Mike Mignola.
Untitled Jordan Peele Project
Universal has RSVP’ed Friday March 15, 2019 for Jordan Peele’s next movie. This is the untitled social thriller that was referred to in the news about the filmmaker’s first look deal with the studio under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Currently, there are no other studio releases slated for that date.