The horror genre has gained a variety of new additions in 2019, with some films being heralded by critics and others being picked apart.
Horror films like “Sweetheart,” “Us,” and “Ready or Not” earned praise from critics for elevating the horror genre with inventive storytelling.
Other horror movies such as “The Haunting of Sharon Tate,” “The Curse of La Llorona,” and “Jacob’s Ladder” missed the mark and were panned.
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2019 has welcomed plenty of horror films, from monster flicks and ghostly tales to mind-bending thrillers and stories of survival.
But not every terrifying movie that’s come out this year was a smash hit.
Here are 10 of the best and 10 of the worst horror films to come in 2019, so far.
As a note, the scores listed throughout the piece were accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change.
“Sweetheart” charmed critics with its simple premise and captivating star.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
When Jenn (Kiersey Clemons) washes ashore on an isolated island she quickly gathers that she not only has to battle the harsh elements, but also must survive a mysterious monster that awakens at night.
The horror thriller debuted to limited release early in the year, impressing critics with its minimalist approach and Clemons’ central performance.
“[‘Sweetheart’] not only fully delivers the conventions of genre and storytelling that audiences expect from the film’s premise, but it also elevates and refines them to a sharp point,” wrote Todd Gilchrist of The Wrap.
“Us” proved itself as an electrifying follow-up to “Get Out” (2017).
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%
Despite reservations, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) return to the same beach she frequented as a child with her own children in tow.
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