2019 horror movies: Are you ready to scream? – CNET

Little Monsters is an Australian zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong’o.

2019 just kicked off, but a full closet of terrifying monsters already awaits.

Instead of looking ahead to zombies, haunted houses and serial killers, we’ll get horror movies with refreshing, out-of-the-box twists. From the Mexican urban legend La Llorona to chilling children’s book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, many films in this year’s lineup have plots that escape the traditional horror movie frameworks (you know, a family moves to a new house and realizes it’s haunted). Horror movie fans like me are hungry for more novelty in our scary stories. And for that, my friends, I believe 2019 won’t disappoint.

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Jordan Peele’s new film, Us. Writer and director Jordan Peele follows horror hit Get Out with the chilling Us, starring Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Lupita Nyong’o.

This is another horror feast written and directed byJordan Peele, the mastermind behindGet Out. StarringYahya Abdul-Mateen,Lupita Nyong’o andElisabeth Moss,the film follows a family of fourlooking to enjoy summer with friends at their beach house. But their vacation turns into a nightmare when another family of four — that looks exactly like them — attacks them.

Thetrailerhad my heart pumping, and I’m excited to find out what the story is actually about. This film will show on opening night at the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) on March 8, and then opens March 15 in the US and UK and March 28 in Australia.

Little Monsters is an Australian zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o isn’t known as a horror film actress, but she’s going to appear in two scary movies this year. In thisAustralian zombie-comedy film, a musician, a kindergarten teacher and a kids’ show host have to protect the children from zombies. A lot of horror fans are very familiar with zombie movies, and I’m looking forward to seeing if this one can put a fresh twist on this classic horror genre. This film debuts at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

A mother is concerned her young son maybe a prodigy of horror.

Who doesn’t lovea movie with a creepy child?Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman onOrange is the New Black, stars in this chilling film about a mother raising a young son who starts to show signs of demonic possession. The film’s out on Feb. 8 in the US only.

This film is going along with aclassic horror setup — haunted house. Shelia is a single mom and a part-time paranormal investigator who’s asked to investigate a haunting at a widower’s farmhouse in East Tennessee. One thing is for sure — expect scary pop-ups. This movie hits later in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Curse of La Llorona will come out on April 19, 2019.

Based on the Mexican folklore of The Weeping Woman, this film is directed byMichael Chavesand produced byJames Wan, who’s known for famous horror films like Saw, The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. If you haven’t heard of the urban legend of La Llorona, this is how it goes: The ghost of a mother who lost her children wanders along the river crying and looking for them. It’s said that La Llorona kidnaps lost children at night and drowns them, and if you hear her cry, you better run the other way.

Inthis film, set in 1970s Los Angeles, a social worker with two young kids ignores the warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment. She and her children are stalked by La Llorona and desperately try to survive the nightmare. There haven’t been many movies based on La Llorona, so for people who grow up hearing her chilling tales, this film is a must-see. It will be in theaters on April 19 in the US and April 18 in Australia.

Zac Efron plays Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile serial killer Ted Bundy.

Infamous serial killer Ted Bundy assaulted and murdered over 30 women and girls in the ’70s, according toCrime Museum. He was known to charm women into his car and then abduct them to fulfill his perverted fantasies.

This thriller-biography about him is told from the perspective of his disbelieving longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. Zac Efron, the High School Musical star who often plays frat boy types, will play Bundy. It might seem strange to imagine Efron as a killer, but Disney Channel star Ross Lynchhad some success portraying serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer when Dahmer was in high school in the 2017 filmMy Friend Dahmer.

I personally love watching a pop star tackling a dark character. The film will debut at the Sundance Film Festival later in January.

Groundhog Day meets Blumhouse horror, again, in Happy Death Day 2U.

This is a sequel toHappy Death Day, in which college student Tree Gelbman dies over and over again on her birthday until she finds her real killer. In the sequel, Gelbman is trapped in the loop again, except this time, she’s stuck with all her friends and she has to keep dying to save them. Happy Death Day 2U comes out on Valentine’s Day worldwide, in case you’re not in the lovey-dovey mood.

The story follows 16-year-old Mandy as she discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember and tries to find out what happened. The film is written and directed by Pippa Bianco, and it will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in late January.

Marvel’s X-Men go horror for the spooky adventures of the teenage New Mutants.

This MarvelX-Men filmis directed by Josh Boone, who previously brought us The Fault in Our Stars and Stuck in Love. It’s surprising to see Boone directing a horror sci-fi film like this, but that makes it more exciting. The story goes like this — five teenage mutants are held at a secret facility against their will. They will discover something terrifying at the facility while trying to escape their own dark pasts.

One cast member who caught my eye is Anya Taylor-Joy, star ofSplit, The Witch and the upcomingGlass. I was impressed with her performance in Split as Casey Cooke, and I’m excited to see if she’ll deliver another stellar performance. You can watch this one when it comes out and Aug. 1 in Australia and Aug. 2 in the US and UK.

Did you read Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark when you were a kid? Remember stories like The Thing, Bloody Fingers and The Babysitter? Your childhood nightmares are about to hit the big screen on Aug. 9 in the US only. With Guillermo del Toro on the production team, this film tells the tale of a group of teenagers who are going to solve the mystery surrounding sudden deaths in their small town. Del Toro has brought us Hellboy, The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labryinth, and it will be cool to see what kind of twists he and his team put in this classic children’s book series.

The smash hit Steven King adaptation sends in the clowns for a sequel, It: Chapter 2.

Pennywise is coming back.This sequel is set 27 years after the brave Losers Club defeated the clown. Its members have grown up and moved away from the small town, but a terrifying phone call is going to bring them back to face Pennywise.

The grown-up version of the club has an impressive lineup, starring James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Jay Ryan as Ben, James Ransone as Eddie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike and Andy Bean as Stan. The handsome Bill Skarsgard, who portrayed the horrifying Pennywise in Chapter One, will continue to terrify the town in Chapter Two. Overall, it’s a star cast to look forward to. Can they survive this time?

The movie will come out Sept. 5 in Australia and Sept. 6 in the US and UK.

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AMC Reveals Title and Synopsis for The Walking Dead Mid …

Ahead of The Walking Deads mid-season premiere on February 10, AMC has released the episodes official title and synopsis for season 9Bs upcoming first episode. Titled Adaptation, episode 9.09s synopsis reads:The group unmasks a disturbing and dangerous new thread. An escaped captive revisits his past.

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The second half of The Walking Dead Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought.

The groups rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover its unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.

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Vampires, Witches, and Aliens: Televisions … – reason.com

Who says television isn’t diverse? Here we are, the first real TV week of 2019, and already we’ve got new series on vampires, space aliens, and witches. Multiculturalism rules! Especially with all those fangs.

The best of the bloody bunch, somewhat surprisingly, is The Passage, based on a trilogy of vampire-apocalypse novels by Justin Cronin. It’s been lurching around in development hell for 11 years, morphing from a movie to a series of three movies to a TV series as different producers got hold of it.

Just a couple of years ago, it seemed even more doomed than its characters as a mob of network suits was demanding reshoots and flinging characters into the sea by the bunch.

But the pilot has finally emerged, not too battered, though its resemblance to Cronin’s books has grown much blurrier. Characters have vanished, romantic triangles have been inserted and the general ambiance has, in some ways, grown cruder. But quibbling seems silly. Vampires are overrunning the world! How ya gonna look away?

Still at the center of The Passage’s plot is a secret government mission known as Project Noah, an attempt to develop an anti-aging vaccine from a virus collected in the Bolivian highlands.

The source of the virus is a 250-year-old man who feeds on blood, but the government researchers resolutely refuse to refer to him by the v-word or draw any adverse conclusions from the fact that the death row inmates to whom they’re feeding the virus have all gone crazy and blood-sucky.

Instead, they note that the younger the inmate, the longer it takes to succumb to the virus’ side effects. From that they draw the obvious medical conclusion: If we just get a 10-year-old homeless girl who nobody will miss too much and inject her, then everybody goes home happy in time for cake and ice cream!

It doesn’t work out that way, starting with the unexpected growth of a conscience by the government agent assigned to transport the homeless girl to the remote Colorado mountain laboratory where Project Noah is headquartered.

Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Pitch) isn’t sure exactly what Project Noah has in mind for little Amy Belafonte (Saniyya Sidney, American Horror Story: Roanoke), but he knows it can’t be good. The project’s violent reaction when he decides not to hand her over only reinforces his belief.

Cronin’s novels stretch across a period of more than a hundred years in multiple settings and environments, and it’s impossible to say yet how far the series will follow. (There’s probably enough story to carry it for 10 seasons or more if the viewers approve.) It’s impossible to say, just yet, which characters will dominate its bleak panorama of a predatory world.

But in the three episodes Fox offered up for review, the relationship between Sidney and Gosselaar is definitely the tentpole. Their chemistry is extraordinary as her cynically mistrustful character (she is, after all, the orphaned daughter of a overdosed crack whore) becomes entwined with the hard-as-rock agent. And even when she’s alone in a scene, Sidney operates at multiple levels, When the camera closes in on her dark eyes as she says, “I didn’t used to believe in monsters, but I do now,” it’s impossible to know if she’s talking about the vampires or their government wranglers.

To the extent that The Passage is political, it’s the age-old horror/sci-fi skepticism about science empowered by government but untempered by moral considerations, the same perspective that’s driven everything from the big ants of Them! to the relentless microbes of The Andromeda Strain.

That’s not the case with The CW’s over-politicized space-alien soap Roswell, New Mexico, in which Donald Trump’s name is never spoken but nonetheless echoes throughout every scene.

It’s a remake of Roswell, the 1999-2001 drama in which teenagers in the New Mexico desert romanced super-powered intergalactic hotties left over from that UFO crash 50 years ago.

To update the series, its characters have been pushed from their teens to their late 20s and a few 21st-century gender-hipness elements have been inserted. But the main change is that some of the characters are now Hispanics bitterly persecuted by ICE and that president who shan’t be named. Get it? Aliens from another galaxy and aliens from another country, all being pushed around by The Man!

The ham-handedness of Roswell, New Mexico, cannot be overstated. There’s a podcaster spouts stuff like “Aliens are coming, and when they do, they’re gonna rape and murder and steal our jobs!” Oh, my gosh, is he talking about Mexicans or little green men? And a space creature still grieving a youth lost to cultural imperialism: “We grew up watching movies where aliens abduct people, violate them, blow up the White House!”

All this political angst is complicated by sibling rivalries, gypsy fortune tellers, vengeful cops, military madness and interspecies gay sex, the latter suggesting that The CW has found something very interesting in its demographic research. Nonetheless, I suggest you wait for the no-doubt-forthcoming TV version of West Side Story in which the Sharks and the Martians settle their differences with laser-powered switchblades.

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Any time is the right time to watch a horror movie. Waiting for October to indulge in frightening films is the old way to get your tricks and treats, like renting from Blockbuster or not using Treatster to map out which houses give out the best candy. No, in the modern world you can sit back and enjoy your scares from the comfort of your own couch thanks to screaming streaming content from Netflix.

With that in mind, weve put together a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now, an evolving list that will provide you with classic horror selections and modern cuts to get your fright fix. This month, you can find modern takes on Stephen Kingstoriestocontemporary horror like Apostle, and more. Theres something for everyone here and more to come as Netflix continues to expand its catalog. Viewer beware, youre in for a scare!

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Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, AMCs The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series, developed for television by Frank Darabont, follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead.

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is a sheriff who wakes up from a coma and finds the world ruled by zombies, orwalkers. He reunites with his family, forms a community with other survivors, and together they find ways to thrive in a word full of walkers. However. as their journey progresses, they find out that walkers are not their only problem. There are other group of survivors like themselves who can prove to be more dangerous.

Other main cast include actors Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes. Actresses Melissa McBride also joins as Carol Peletier, and Lauran Cohan as Maggie Greene.

Like many successful TVadaptations that has been airing for more than three seasons, The WalkingDead started as a faithful adaptation of its original material buteventually strays from the story. The series premiered on October 31, 2010 and has already completed seven successful seasons. The show remains one of the most highly-anticipated series whose 8th season is slated to start on October 22.

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The Whisperers are genuinely frightening foes in this new ‘The Walking Dead’ trailer.Credit: AMC

The second official trailer has landed forThe Walking Dead’ssecond half of Season 9.

The first half of this past season was quite remarkable: SomehowThe Walking Deaddragged itself back from the brink, turning around a two-and-a-half season run of truly awful television and transforming into one of the best shows of 2018.

At the end of the first half of Season 9 we’re introduced to a new group of villains: The Whisperers. The members of this creepy group dress in zombie hides, replete with zombie masks, and shuffle around in herds of zombies whispering to each other.

And they killed Jesus, those bastards, just when I was starting to like his character again.

Now we have a new trailer showing off the leaders of this new group: Alpha and her right-hand man Beta. We also see the group watching our heroes silently from a distance. It’s all rather chilling, reminding us that this show actually can be scary when it’s not obsessing over Negan. Check it out:

In the previous Season 9B teaser we saw Alpha putting on her mask:

For the first time in years I’m actually really looking forward to this show.The Walking Deadfloundered so badly in Seasons 7 and 8 (and much of 6, if we’re being honest) that I thought it would never recover. But under the guidance of Angela Kang it’s been reborn, reemerging as an almost entirely new show.

It’s an impressive resurrection, to say the least. Too badVikingsisheaded in the opposite direction.

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The Walking Dead has never been shy about slicing and dicing people whether living or nah but there’s something especially unsettling about the idea of the Whisperers.

It’s not just their hyper-violence and abnegation of most societal norms or even the silent and slithery way they sneak up on people (that last bit just earns them a rad nickname). It’s the fact that these people, if you can even call them that anymore, spend all their time coated in walker skins because they want to.

It was one thing when Rick and the Alexandrians decided to slather themselves in zed blood to escape an invasion, but these folks bemask themselves in rotted corpse sheets just for the heck of it. Because it’s their thing. Who does that? More like, what does that?

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Anyway, we all know that the Whisperers are making their way onto the show sooner rather than later, but until now, we’ve been leaning on key art and brief (albeit hella creepy) character teasers to picture what they might look like in action once they join the fold.

A new teaser from IGN, though, gives us a better glimpse at what’s ahead, as a half-dozen Whisperers are shown prowling around Alexandria, watching our heroes wandering around unawares. They’re eventually stopped by their Alpha (Samantha Morton), who’s flanked by Beta (Ryan Hurst), and she says to them in a whisper, duh “They do not belong here.”

After the pack draws their weapons in readiness to take fighting orders from their leader, she then lifts a finger up to her fetted flesh-covered face to tell them to “shhh.” If the sight of that skin hugging her eyes and nose and lips isn’t enough to creep you right on out, you’ve got thicker and possibly zombified skin than us.

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Top 15 Horror Movies to See in 2019! | Arrow in the Head

If you had to boil it down to one choice, whats your number one most anticipated horror flick of 2019?

Well, instead of our normal Top 10, weve got a fortunate farrago of Top 15 horror flicks were dying to see between now and 2020. Note, since we recently released our Top 10 Genre Flicks to see in Winter 2018, weve done our best to exclude titles on that list here. Also, we apologize to the many films that deserve honorable mention but didnt make the list, largely due to uncertain release dates. Now dig the f*ck in to our Top 15 Must-See Horror Flicks of 2019!

#15. WORLD WAR Z 2 (TBD)

Will it? Wont it? Does anyone honestly give a good goddamn if WORLD WAR Z 2 ever gets made at this point? Wait, David Fincher is still nebulously attached to direct? He was confirmed back in June of 2017? Alright then, we cant front, Fincher and Pitt is way too potentiated a repairing for greatness to cast aside whenever it may or may not drop in 2019. Story intel is dry, but we do know Steven Knight (whose own film SERENTIY we also eagerly anticipate this winter) wrote a script that was amended by Denis Kelley (BLACK SEA), or vice versa. We also know that the flick wont start shooting until this June, so chances are the flick wont even be released until 2020 anyway. Still, heres to hoping halfheartedly that Fincher puts a rush on the editing process and somehow sneaks the flick into theaters by Christmastime.

#14. THE NEW MUTANTS (AUGUST 2ND)

It always raises cause for concern when a movie gets pushed back in its release, so its with a bit of caution that we await what Josh Boone was able to do with his final cut of THE NEW MUTANTS, Marvels decidedly horror-centric new big-budget action thriller that was supposed to come out last April, then November, then this February, before finally cementing an August 2nd date. The flick is said to draw inspiration from Stephen King to John Hughes, with THE SHINING and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS cited as well. The flick stars horror it-girl Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH, SPLIT), Maisie Williams, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, and Colbi Gannett as the titular hybrids, with Antonio Banderas, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson and Thomas Kee lending the adult supervision. As for the plot, based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, follows five young mutants who discover their horrifying new abilities, using them to escape the secret facility they are being kept in.

#13. IN THE TALL GRASS (TBD)

Vincenzo Natali (CUBE, SPLICE) adapting a story jointly written by Stephen King and son Joe Hill? Okay, well bite, especially given how adept Natali proved still capable of last year with his directorial work on HBOs mindblowing Westworld. Besides, whats not to love about the simple set up of a brother and sister driving through the Kansas heartland when suddenly, out of nowhere, strange noises beckon them from the tall grass on the side of the road. Good god, its THE HAPPENING meets CHILDREN OF THE F*CKING CORN! Yet, with both Kings presiding over the text, and with genre stalwart Patrick Wilson headlining opposite Rachel Wilson (no relation), Natali should have plenty to work with to deliver a solid horror outing, just as he shouldve with the ill-fated TREMORS TV-movie he was fortunate enough to get Kevin Bacon to reprise his role of Valentine in, but unfortunately got cancelled. 2019 is your year Natali, make it f*cking count!

#12. WOUNDS (MARCH 29TH)

Based almost solely in the harrowing hypnotic hold of one the best horror films of 2016 – Iranian writer/director Babak Anvaris feature debut UNDER THE SHADOW with the utmost agog we look forward to seeing what kind of infectious cut he has in store for us when he unstitches his English language debut feature, WOUNDS, this spring. With an increased budget and bona fide movie stars that include Dakota Johnson and Armie Hammer at the helm, the story takes place in the preternaturally eerie New Orleans, Louisiana, where cryptic happenings befall a bartender after the picks up a phone left behind at his establishment. Zazie Beetz (SLICE), Karl Glusman (THE NEON DEMON, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS), Kerry Cahill (The Walking Dead), Brad William Henke and Ritchie Montgomery costar in the film, which is set to premiere at Sundance this month ahead of its official March release. Trust usthis could be THE sleeper horror jewel of the year!

#11. 3 FROM HELL (TBD)

Can Rob Zombie rebound his somewhat sagging directorial career by serializing his best received horror flick to date? 3 FROM HELL will answer that query, however fairly or unfairly, when the flick eventually drops sometime in 2019. As it is, Mr. Zombie is putting the burnishing touch on the film as it awaits an official release date. But as you can see in this sick promo image above, good old Bill Moseley is back as Otis Firefly, as is Sheri Moon, Sid Haig, Danny Trejo to go with new addendums Dee Wallace, Clint Howard, Daniel Roebuck, Richard Riehle, Matthew Willig, Tom Papa and Richard Brake. Plot details are next to nil at this point, aside from being an official sequel to HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and THE DEVILS REJECTS. We do know the editing process began last September, with postproduction delayed for five months while Zombie toured with Marilyn Manson.

#10. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (AUGUST 9TH)

Still basking in his radiant Oscar glow, it seems Billy the Bull can do no wrong. As such, who cares if it may be aimed at a slightly younger crowd, we must include the sighting of del Toros long-awaited passion project, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, when it alights in theaters this August. Based on the Alvin Schwartz book trilogy that ran from 1984-1991, this grislier GOOSEBUMPS-like children series follows a group of kids who must face their deepest darkest fears in order to save their small town from eternal ruin. Said children will be played by Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush, Kathleen Pollard, and Natalie Granzhorn. The adults come in the form of Dean Norris, Javier Botet, Lorraine Toussaint and Jane Moffat. Underrated Norwegian director Andre Ovredal (TROLLHUNTER) helms from a script shared by del Toro himself, Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (THE COLLECTOR, SAW 4-7), John August (FRANKENWEENIE), and the brothers Hageman (HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA).

#9. GRUDGE (JUNE 21ST)

At first blush, begrudgingly is the only way to receive the news of another superfluous GRUDGE flick headed down the lane. But upon further inspection, its clear that the flick said to be a direct sequel to the American trilogy has great potential due its largely to its source material and preeminent pedigree. Directed by Nicolas Pesce, whose previous outing THE EYES OF MY MOTHER seriously stirred all who saw it, and whose new film PIERCING could just as easily rest upon this list, GRUDGE stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, John Cho, William Sadler, Frankie Faison and Betty Gilpin. The story is what you might expect from a straight-up GRUDGE sequel, as a familys homestead is suddenly fashed by a malevolent presence sure to materialize in the visage of a wan, long-black-haired specter hovering about the darkened halls. I cant wait to see what Pesce does with a studio budget and eclectic cast of cool character actors, and how much or little he hews to Takashi Shimizus original.

#8. GRETA (MARCH 1ST)

Cant speak for everyone, but damn if films come more unctuously packaged than GRETA, in which the venerable Neil Jordan (THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE), directs the sultry French jewel Isabelle Hupert (ELLE, THE PIANO TEACHER) as she taunts, torments, tantalizes and terrorizes the young unsuspecting Chloe Grace Moretz (CARRIE, LET ME IN). So simple and sweet. Take the logline for instance: a young woman strikes up a bond with a lonely widow. Yeah, not quite, as Hupert basically goes HAND THAT ROCKS THE FATAL F*CKING ATTRACTION on Chloes unwitting ass, with Maika Monroe, Zawe Ashton, Stephen Rea and Colm Feore along for the duplicitous drive. GRETA is Jordans first feature since 2012s BYZANTIUM, so itll be interesting to see how he handles a script he co-wrote with Ray Wright (PULSE, THE CRAZIES) after spending a few years directing The Borgias on Showtime.

#7. PET SEMATARY (APRIL 5TH)

While I do believe Mary Lamberts 1989 original still holds up well enough today to render the remake all but a warrantless exercise (Zelda still gives me the goddamn shivers), there remains something balefully buried deep in the bindings of Stephen Kings PET SEMATARY thats worthy of exhuming for further autopsy. You agree? Besides, with those capable STARRY EYES directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer working from a script by Jeff Buhler (JACOBS LADDER, GRUDGE) and David Kajganich (BLOOD CREEK, SUSPIRIA), we should be in good hands when the flick hits theaters this April. The ubiquitous Jason Clarke stars as Louis Creed, Amy Seimetz as his wife Rachel, with the great John Lithgow as old man Jud Crandall. The last casting tidbit almost atones for Zelda being played by a woman this time around rather than a man (I see you Andrew Hubastek). As for the plot, expect the skeletal structure of Kings tome to hold serve, with the crux of the action deriving from the Creeds dead cat Church, now a menacing Maine Coon rather than British shorthair, reanimates from the grave!

#6. IT: CHAPTER TWO (SEPTEMBER 6TH)

Pretty sure Im the only asshole on planet Earth to NOT see IT until like nine months after it shattered records in theaters. Again, pretty shitty thing to do (or not to do), for when finally catching the flick on HBO one night, the unanimous good word of mouth about Andy Muschettis retelling was wholeheartedly confirmed. And Ill paraphrase my man Eric Walkuskis keen observation in his review when he attributed much of the films success to its synergistic cast of kids and how well they get play off of one another. Of course, IT CHAPTER TWO looks to up the wicked wattage with the additions of James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Jay Ryan and Jessica Chastain (reuniting her with MAMA director Muschetti) as the grown up version of the Losers Club, 27 years later. Oh, and Bill Skarsgard is back playing the huge-headed-putrid-mouthed Pennywise!

#5. ZOMBIELAND 2 (OCTOBER 11TH)

Wichita. Columbus. Tallahassee. Little Rock. Yup, the whole mother*cking gang is back for another riotous round of brain-gorging rocknroll in ZOMBIELAND 2. Were talking Emma, Woody, Abigail, and oh, that Zuckerberg f*cker. Hell, even Bill Murray is confirmed to make an appearance in the sequel set for release a decade after the original proved to be a hilarious and horrifying surprise hit. Even more assuring is the fact director Ruben Fleischer is back at the helm, working from a script by the cats who wrote the first flick (Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick). Plot details are scant 10 months out from release, but theres little doubt that after ten years, all involved have only grown wiser and more mature in knowing how to make a good film. Stones won an Oscar, Woodys been nominated twice, Breslin is all grown up now, and Zuckerbergwell whatever. Add Dan Aykroyd and Zoe Deutch though and were in for a damn good treat come Halloween!

#4. VELVET BUZZSAW (FEBRUARY 1ST)

Not sure how yall feel, but NIGHTCRAWLER is truly one of my favorite movies of the last five years or so, perhaps of all time. Love that shite! So much so that we could not, in good faith, omit the above the line talent reunion of which in perhaps the best film title Ive ever heard. F*ck yes, Dan Gilroys VELVET BUZZSAW starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo (Gilroys wife) is way too intriguing to let slide by the wayside this winter. With only a cryptic logline to guide us, the film, which also stars greats Toni Collette John Malkovich, revolves around the deadly collision of art and commerce when high-paid artists and fat-cat collectors commingle in some insidious form or fashion. Billy Magnussen, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Zawe Ashton and James Paxton (son of the late great NIGHTCRAWLER star Bill Paxton) level out the supporting roster.

#3. THE LIGHTHOUSE (TBD)

Since serving his simmering feature debut in 2015, Robert Eggers THE WITCH has cemented itself as one the preeminent horror films of not just the last three years, but perhaps the past three decades as well. Lord, Im still shook! It only stands to reason then that we await with the utmost anticipation his follow up film, THE LIGHTHOUSE, starring the sublime Willem Dafoe and continuously impressive Robert Pattinson. The film is still in post as it awaits an official release date, shrouding a folkloric story co-written with Eggers by his brother Max, about an aging Lighthouse keeper named Old (Dafoe) who dwell in coastal Maine in the early 1900s. The flick was shot on black and white 35mm film stock using camera lenses from the 1920s and technical equipment used in the 1940s, sure to rightly recreate the time period just as Eggers did with THE WITCH. Eggers even had a complete replica of a lighthouse built in Nova Scotia, where the film finished principal photography last spring.

#2. US (MARCH 15TH)

Dont front, who else sharted in their pants a tad at the trailer sighting of Jordan Peeles US? You liar. I know I did. Indeed, even with the impossibly high bar of expectations he set for himself after last years Oscar-winning breakout horror hit, GET OUT, Peele appears up for the challenge when unleashing his harrowing new charnel-house-invasion-horror on the masses come mid-March. Cant f*cking wait! The great Lupita Nyongo headlines a cast that includes Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright, Elisabeth Moss, and Anna Diop in a story that follows an idyllic familys summer day at the beach morph into a lethally nightmarish home-incursion at the hands of deadly doppelgangers, one of which rocks a ghastly and nastily skeletal white skin-mask that even f*cking Claude Rains would blush at (the INVISIBLE MAN to all you youngsters). Given the smashing commercial and critical success of GET OUT, US is a surefire Top 2 must-see horror flick in 2019!

#1. MIDSOMMAR (AUGUST 9TH)

No doubt about it, after Ari Aster delivered the best goddamn horror film of the past decade in HEREDITARY last June, its only right we fire his follow up film however lofty the expectations may be atop our alacritous must see genre list of 2019. Asters aptly titled new film MIDSOMMAR takes place in Sweden, and follows the rocky relationship between characters played by Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh (reuniting from LADY MACBETH) as they try to enjoy a vacation amid a surreal summer festival. Already at odds with one another, the couple must contend with a series of sinister shenanigans perpetrated by the hands of a ritualistic cabal practicing ancient pagan worship. Aster penned the script himself, as he did with HEREDITARY, meaning we should again be treated to a very clear yet unthinkably dark vision. Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Isabelle Grill, Anki Larsson and Julia Ragnarsson round out the killer cast!

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Vampire – Monsters – D&D Beyond

Shapechanger. If the vampire isn’t in sunlight or running water, it can use its action to polymorph into a Tiny bat or a Medium cloud of mist, or back into its true form.

While in bat form, the vampire can’t speak, its walking speed is 5 feet, and it has a flying speed of 30 feet. Its statistics, other than its size and speed, are unchanged. Anything it is wearing transforms with it, but nothing it is carrying does. It reverts to its true form if it dies.

While in mist form, the vampire can’t take any actions, speak, or manipulate objects. It is weightless, has a flying speed of 20 feet, can hover, and can enter a hostile creature’s space and stop there. In addition, if air can pass through a space, the mist can do so without squeezing, and it cant pass through water. It has advantage on Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution saving throws, and it is immune to all nonmagical damage, except the damage it takes from sunlight.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the vampire fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Misty Escape. When it drops to 0 hit points outside its resting place, the vampire transforms into a cloud of mist (as in the Shapechanger trait) instead of falling unconscious, provided that it isn’t in sunlight or running water. If it can’t transform, it is destroyed.

While it has 0 hit points in mist form, it can’t revert to its vampire form, and it must reach its resting place within 2 hours or be destroyed. Once in its resting place, it reverts to its vampire form. It is then paralyzed until it regains at least 1 hit point. After spending 1 hour in its resting place with 0 hit points, it regains 1 hit point.

Regeneration. The vampire regains 20 hit points at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hit point and isn’t in sunlight or running water. If the vampire takes radiant damage or damage from holy water, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the vampire’s next turn.

Spider Climb. The vampire can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Vampire Weaknesses. The vampire has the following flaws:

Forbiddance. The vampire can’t enter a residence without an invitation from one of the occupants.

Harmed by Running Water. The vampire takes 20 acid damage if it ends its turn in running water.

Stake to the Heart. If a piercing weapon made of wood is driven into the vampire’s heart while the vampire is incapacitated in its resting place, the vampire is paralyzed until the stake is removed.

Sunlight Hypersensitivity. The vampire takes 20 radiant damage when it starts its turn in sunlight. While in sunlight, it has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks.

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The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: Star teases MAJOR …

The Walking Dead season nine is currently on its mid-season break, and fans are looking forward to seeing it return this February.

There have been quite a few notable exits from the show already this season: Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) and Jesus (Tom Payne) come directly to mind.

However, theres a rumour that a former character could return to the show.

Fans might be a bit surprised by this since the character did die on screen, and it was a pretty memorable death.

Michael Cudlitz was speaking at Wizard World New Orleans alongside his fellow former cast members Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, Cailey Fleming, Mo Collins, Kirk Acevedo, Jenna Elfman and Ross Marquand.

While there the actor teased: Who knows, maybe therell be flashbacks?

I guess on your guys show, there were some tapes that were shown and one of the tapes said Abe-slash-Doctor, which would be Abraham Ford and Doctor Eugene Porter according to [creator] Robert Kirkman, so they could certainly go down that road.

Not saying they said anything about it or not, but probably not, so I think well stop talking about that. Never mind.

Abrahams death will go down in The Walking Dead history as one of the most shocking and gruesome deaths ever seen on the show.

This is from a show which is littered with gruesome deaths, yet Abrahams will hold a special place in most fans hearts.

He was killed by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who used his bat, Lucille, to bash his head it and it was a very unpleasant moment indeed.

Michael did return to the show, but as a director, not an actor, and the episode he directed, Stradivarius, was quite well received.

Michael also revealed to audiences what he really thought of Ricks exit, and it wasnt all positive.

Lets be real clear, if he was gonna kill anyone other than me and I had a choice, it would be Rick, Cudlitz said, according to ComicBook.com.

Because how many more people was that ahole gonna get killed?

It is true that Rick did lead many people to their deaths in the show and Michael was keen to point out this fact.

However, it did seem as though the longer the show went on, the more trouble he got his group of survivors into, and they quickly started dropping off like flies.

Michael continued: Hey, I got a plan, lets show up to where all the Saviors are with 500 weapons, have them step 15 feet out into the balcony unarmed, and shoot the windows out above his head. You all know that sucked […] It was like the A-Team showed up.”

Michael was referring to a particular scene when his group had a huge battle with Negans in an episode called All Out War.

The Walking Dead season nine continues tonight on AMC and tonight at 9pm Monday on FOX in the UK. Seasons 1-8 are available to stream on NOW TV.

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