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Top 5 Best Horror Films of 2019

The last few decades have seen a horror renaissance. 2019 was emphasized what the genre was really capable of unique, critically acclaimed movies were released, and no exception. As the calendar year comes to a finish, horror and moviegoer fans might want to catch up. For you, I have compiled a list of the top 5 horror films of 2019, and a number of them may have potential for some Oscar legs.

1

Midsommar

Midsommar

The terror renaissance is largely due to its visionary directors, and Ari Aster is one of them. His feature film debut Hereditary Is a master class in what the genre can do family that is interpersonal despair with elements. What's more, many considered Toni Colette snubbed because of her absence of award nominations this past year. Aster's second horror movie fulfilled those skies high expectations, though Midsommar was a vastly different visual experience than its predecessor. The film follows a few (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) who travel to some commune in Sweden for a special festival. Things go awry, along with the festival exacerbates the couple's relationship issues. It is a sensory experience, and provides something special to the horror movie genre by having so light gift. It just beats out the likes of Us by having the ability to keep the story relatively contained, and for having a cleaner ending.

2

Us

Us

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Jordan Peele has become a prolific horror movie director in a rather brief time. His directorial debut Get Out was a massive hit when it arrived in theatres in 2017, earning him an Academy Award in the process. All eyes were about what he'd bring with his sophomore campaign, and Peele surely did not disappoint. Us Is a horror film which follows Wilson family since they're fulfilled with home invaders that are their personal doppelgängers. The flick has lots of exciting twists and turns, and scenes between the killers that are tethered. It too has one final twist, which allows Us to be a horror movie that's good for at least one re-watch. And Lupita Nyong'Conclusion is notable with her duel role as Adelaide and Red, and some fans hoped she might get some award nominations.

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Director Robert Eggers has Established himself as an expert of the craft. His introduction horror movie The Witch was a bleak and gory story of witchcraft at 1630s New England. And then he followed it up with The Lighthouse, which can be much more stylized and cinematic compared to its predecessor. The Lighthouse stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers in the 19th century. The two men's isolation threaten their sanity, with a square black and white framework helping the viewers feel that sense of darkness and claustrophobia. The Lighthouse is a exceptional type of horror movie, largely void of violence and jump scares. Instead it relies on atmosphere and both man cast's performance. In some ways, it might be scarier than The Witch, which was perhaps a more by-the-books horror movie experience.

4

Joker

Joker

Joker might be a controversial movie to add on a best Horror film list, but I believe it goes here. Todd Phillips crafted a deeply unsettling moviegoing experience with Joker, perhaps more than many real horror movies. The movie was gloomy and black, with viewers forced to see the Arthur Fleck of Joaquin Phoenix as he descended into insanity and villainy. There are certainly horror elements to the movie , particularly related to Arthur's kills from the third act of the film. It also looks like Joker is going to be a popular come awards season, lately nabbing a few of Golden Globe nominations. But along with it being one of the film of the year, I believe that it should also be awarded props as a horror movie.

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IT Chapter 2

IT Chapter 2

This one was the most highly anticipated horror movie in 2019. A direct sequel to Andy Muschietti's IT, The blockbuster caught up with the Losers' Club 27 years later. Given that which a critical and box office hit on the first picture was, expectations were sky high for Chapter 2 . And while I might prefer the movie, I still thought the sequel delivered as one of this year's best horror films. With great performances by Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, the film largely managed to stay grounded as the storyline got fantastical. Stephen King himself was happy with this movie adaptation, even while Muschietti made changes to the story to bring into the modern world-- especially in which Richie was worried . But most importantly of all was again the matter of horror film nightmares as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.