Welcome to Horror News Network’s Ten Best Horror Movies of 2019, a series where our staff writers offer their top three picks of the year, which are then calculated using the data gathered to compile a ranked ultimate top ten list of 2019. Each entry below contains excerpts from the staff members who included each film in their personal top three individual picks. Some of the choices were clear cut, and some ties had to be broken, but what you have before you represents many of the best horror films of the year.
It: Chapter Two is poised to explode at the worldwide box office, but some parents in Australia would like to see billboards advertising the film blown to smithereens! According to multiple reports from Australian television stations, parents are ready to pull down the billboards that are reportedly terrorizing their children.
After a busy, but underwhelming summer for horror films, this fall season offers a few less offerings than this past summer (and last fall). The upside for horror fans (and studio executives) is the fact that this fall will bring two heavyweight Stephen King adaptations to the table, with one that is all but guaranteed to do some major damage at the box office: the jump-scare machine entitled It: Chapter Two. The fall will also see the debut of King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, by the fan favorite creator of The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan. read more
With the barrage of scary movies set to release in 2019, Christine Caprilozzi, Larry Dwyer and Mark McCurley of Horror News Network discuss each of the ones they’re looking forward to from the trailers that have premiered so far.
Discussed in this video are The Lodge, IT: Chapter 2, Crawl and Midsommar.
Which upcoming horror films are you looking forward to?
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The wait is over! Horror fans have been eagerly anticipating any sort visual for Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to the 2017 blockbuster It and now it’s here. Set 27 years after the events of the first film, the beloved “Losers Club” are all adults now and are called back to their childhood home of Derry, Maine by Mike Hanlon, the only one of the group to never leave the town, to once again face off with the terrifying alien-clown Pennywise.
Reprising his role of Pennywise from the first film is Bill Skarsgård. The adult “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are played by James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak and Andy Bean as Stan Uris. Teach Grant will be playing the adult Henry Bowers while Jess Weixler takes on the role of Audra Phillips, Bill Denbrough’s wife. read more
It used to be that A-List actors and actresses only performed in a horror film or two on their way up to the top. Nowadays everyone wants in on the action, seeing as the genre has recently proven itself to be both lucrative and award-worthy. Two-time Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain will play the grown-up Beverly Marsh in 2019’s It: Chapter 2, and now it’s likely that she will star alongside Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in an upcoming thriller based on one of the most lethal real-life serial killers of all time. read more
It: Chapter 2 is currently filming in Canada, and security is reportedly tight on set to keep any important information from leaking to the internet. The working title for the picture is Largo to throw intrepid reporters off the scent of this big Hollywood production in the small town of Port Hope. However, that didn’t stop Karen Longwell of the Northumberland News from snapping perfect shots of the grown-up cast in their first on-set group shot!
The pictures were taken yesterday morning on Walton Street of Port Hope, and they offer our first glimpse at the Loser’s Club as adults: read more
IT’S BACK! According to James McAvoy’s Instagram, production on IT: Chapter 2 , the sequel to last year’s box office hit, has officially begun.
The post to fans shows McAvoy sharing a witty pun and that cameras have begun rolling in Toronto, which was the shooting location for the first IT.
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The cast of Chapter 2 stars McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Mama, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Sinister) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, and of course the return of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the clown. read more
We announced just yesterday that James Ransone (Sinister, Sinister 2) was cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak for It: Chapter 2 joining the cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader as the adult versions of Beverly Marsh, Bill Denbrough and Richie Tozier respectively (and of course Bill Skarsgård returning as that fun clown, Pennywise).
Late yesterday afternoon, Variety announced that Andy Bean has been added to the cast to play the adult version of Stanley Uris, the Losers Club’s resident skeptic. Bean was recently in the HBO series Here and Now alongside Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter and also had a role in 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight. read more
Slowly but surely the adult members of the “Losers Club” for It: Chapter 2 are coming together. Deadline announced this morning that James Ransone has been cast as the adult Eddie Kaspbrak in the sequel to 2017’s wildly popular It. James Ransone recently finished filming Season 1 of the Hulu series The First with Sean Penn but horror fans may recognize him from Sinister, Sinister 2 and Spike Lee’s 2013 reboot of Oldboy.
Ransone joins a cast that features a returning Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, James McAvoy as adult Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Hader as adult Richie “Beep Beep” Tozier. If they follow the Stephen King novel, the sequel will take place 27 years after the first film with the kids being summoned back to Derry to deal with the returning evil. read more