2019 was a good year for horror. Between the categories of animation, Sci-Fi and horror, there were almost double or even triple the number of horror films for these two lists.
I am giving the top 5 in each categories and some honorable mentions after that.
Previous Winners: A Quiet Place, It, Don’t Breathe, It Follows, The Conjuring, As Above So Below, Cabin in the Woods
#1. Doctor Sleep. The Shining sequel was the runaway choice here and is one of my favorite movies of the year.
#3. I See You
#4. Pet Sematary
The alligator killing Crawl nearly took this award. It was so tense and I was so anxious during the film. I See You was a film I just saw on streaming and it was so great. Very mind bending too. Pet Sematary was a decent Stephen King remake this year, better than It Ch. 2 turned out. Eli on Netflix was really good and the ending was very out of nowhere.
Honorable Mentions: Child’s Play, Midsommar, Brightburn, The Dead Don’t Die, It Chapter Two, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Ready or Not, Girl on the Third Floor, Haunt
WORST Horror of the Year
#3. Escape Room
#4. The Prodigy
These were not that bad either. Ma had its moments and Octavia Spencer was exceptional in the lead role. Greta had a weird performance from Isabelle Huppert. Escape Room had its positives too.