It’s a great time to be a horror fan. For this list, we’ll be looking at the most critically acclaimed and successful horror movies released throughout the year. To be included on this list, the movie must have been released in 2019.
1Doctor Sleep (2019)
It’s no easy feat to follow up a masterpiece like Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”, but if there’s any director most fit for the task, it’s the man behind such modern horror hits like Haunting of Hill House and Hush, Mike Flanagan.
“Doctor Sleep” acts a sequel to the 1980 version of The Shining, as well as an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 book “Doctor Sleep”, and while there are a few hiccups in finding the right tone for the movie, Flanagan and his cast deliver a thrilling new addition to the Overlook canon.
Ewan McGregor brings home an extremely nuanced performance as Danny Torrance, while the film offers a few bone-chilling scares and nods to the source materials that will be sure to keep you up at night.