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The Faces of Horror in the Year 2019

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3 from Hell

Directors: Rob Zombie

Writers: Rob Zombie

Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley

Story: Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding continue their blood-soaked rampage in this sequel to Rob Zombie's cult classic, The Devil's Rejects.

Other Films In Series: House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil's Rejects (2005)

The Addams Family

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

Writers: Matt Lieberman

Stars: Charlize Theron, Finn Wolfhard, Chloë Grace Moretz

Story: An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Other Films In Series: The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993), Addams Family Reunion (1998)


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The Amityville Murders

Directors: Daniel Farrands

Writers: Daniel Farrands

Stars: John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Paul Ben-Victor

Story: On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

Other Films In Series: The Amityville Horror (1979), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Amityville 3-D (1983), Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989), The Amityville Curse (1990), Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992), Amityville: A New Generation (1993), Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies (1996), The Amityville Horror (2005), Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

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Annabelle Comes Home

Directors: Gary Dauberman

Writers: James Wan, Gary Dauberman

Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace

Story: While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Other Films In Series: The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle (2014), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle: Creation (2017), The Nun (2018), The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

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The Banana Splits Movie

Directors: Danishka Esterhazy

Writers: Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas

Stars: Dani Kind, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Romeo Carere

Story: A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and father Mitch) attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn -- and the body count quickly rises.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Directors: David Yarovesky

Writers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn

Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn

Story:  What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Other Films In Series: None.

Child’s Play

Directors: Lars Klevberg

Writers: Tyler Burton Smith

Stars: Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Tim Matheson

Story: A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature, he also kills people who disobeyed Andy.

Other Films In Series: Child’s Play (1988), Child's Play 2 (1990), Child's Play 3 (1991), Bride of Chucky (1998), Seed of Chucky (2004), Curse of Chucky (2013), Cult of Chucky (2017

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Directors: Alexandre Aja

Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark

Story: A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Other Films In Series: None.

Critters Attack!

Directors: Bobby Miller

Writers: Scott Lobdell

Stars: Tashiana Washington, Ava Preston, Jack Fulton

Story: This fifth installment in the film series follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children Trissy and Jake, along with her own little brother Phillip , Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.

Other Films In Series: Critters (1986), Critters 2: The Main Course (1988), Critters 3 (1991), Critters 4 (1992) 

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The Curse of La Llorona

Directors: Michael Chaves

Writers: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez

Story: Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Other Films In Series: The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle (2014), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Annabelle: Creation (2017), The Nun (2018), Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

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The Dead Don't Die

Directors: Jim Jarmusch

Writers: Jim Jarmusch

Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits

Story: The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Escape Room

Directors: Adam Robitel

Writers: Bragi F. Schut

Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis

Story: Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms and must use their wits to survive.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Directors: Michael Dougherty

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown

Story: The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Other Films In Series: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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Happy Death Day 2U

Directors: Christopher Landon

Writers: Christopher Landon

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu

Story: Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Other Films In Series: Happy Death Day (2017)

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Directors: Neil Marshall

Writers: Andrew Cosby

Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane

Story: Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Other Films In Series: Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

The Hole in the Ground

Directors: Lee Cronin

Writers: Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields

Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen

Story: A young mother living in the Irish countryside with her son suspects his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest, and fears he may not be her son at all.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Directors: Robert Heydon

Writers: Donald Martin

Stars: Amanda Crew, Adam Brody, Zoë Belkin

Story: A young couple's dream of starting a family shatters as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil presence that wants nothing more than their very own lives.

Other Films In Series: None.

It: Chapter Two

Directors: Andy Muschietti

Writers: Gary Dauberman (screenplay), Stephen King (Novel)

Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader

Story: Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Other Films In Series: It (1990), It (2017)

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Itsy Bitsy

Directors: Micah Gallo

Writers: Jason Alvino, Bryan Dick

Stars: Bruce Davison, Elizabeth Roberts, Denise Crosby

Story: Based on the centuries old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Directors: Tate Taylor

Writers: Scotty Landes

Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis

Story: A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

Other Films In Series: None.


Directors: Ari Aster

Writers: Ari Aster

Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren

Story: A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Other Films In Series: None.

Nightmare Cinema

Directors: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, David Slade

Writers: Sandra Becerril, Alejandro Brugués, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mick Garris, Richard Christian Matheson, David Slade

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley

Story: Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.

Other Films In Series: None.

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The Perfection

Directors: Richard Shepard

Writers: Eric C. Charmelo, Richard Shepard

Stars: Allison Williams, Steven Weber, Logan Browning

Story: When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Pet Sematary

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Writers: Matt Greenberg (Screenplay), Stephen King (Novel)

Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Story: Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Other Films In Series: Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary II (1992)

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The Prodigy

Directors: Nicholas McCarthy

Writers: Jeff Buhler

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney

Story: A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Ready or Not

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Writers: Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy

Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien

Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Satanic Panic

Directors: Chelsea Stardust

Writers: Ted Geoghegan (story), Grady Hendrix (screenplay)

Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Arden Myrin, Hayley Griffith

Story: A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.

Other Films In Series: None.


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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Directors: André Øvredal

Writers: Dan Hageman (screenplay), Kevin Hageman (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), Alvin Schwartz (novel)

Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush

Story: For generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying tome.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Directors: Jordan Peele

Writers: Jordan Peele

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Story: A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. 

Other Films In Series: None.

Velvet Buzzsaw

Directors: Dan Gilroy

Writers: Dan Gilroy

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich

Story: A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Zombieland: Double Tap

Directors: Ruben Fleischer

Writers: Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson

Story: Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Other Films In Series: Zombieland (2009)

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