Top 10 Most Anticipated Genre Movies of Fall 2019!

Last Updated on August 3, 2021

F*ck no! Summer’s winding down already? Say it ain’t so…

Don’t fret it though folks, we got just the antidote for your end of summer blues. That’s right y’all, it’s high time we focus our sights on the 2019 Fall Preview. We’ve got a double-fistful of the most anticipated genre movies to come out between September and November, including a healthy mix of sequels, originals, blockbusters, indie art-house fare, and more. Wait no longer – dive into our Top 10 Most Anticipated Genre Movies of Fall 2019 below!


A number of ways we could have gone to get this soiree started, from Brad Pitt’s sci-fi spectacle AD ASTRA to Ciaran Foy’s Blacklisted haunted house script ELI. But when all was considered, the writers behind A QUIET PLACE get the nod with their new Eli Roth produced horror outing HAUNT. And while we do express concern for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ directorial acumen following NIGHTLIGHT (yikes!), the premise about an extreme Halloween haunt frequented by a gaggle of pals on October 31st is too attractive to pass up. Will it be HELL NIGHT 2.0 though? Katie Stevens and Will Brittain lead a young, relatively nameless cast sure to lose their lives one by one to what appears to be a murderous insane clown posse!


Yo, this might be the final chance we give embattled horror-head ROB ZOMBIE, whose last decade of work in the genre has been, to be kind, utterly forgettable. 31, LORDS OF SALEM and the two HALLOWEEN flicks? Nah, nowhere the promising enthrallment of HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and its follow-up, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Now, Zombie returns to his most hallowed ground and his most compelling characters, so there’s no goddamn excuse for 3 FROM HELL to be anything other than a return to form. The titular three all return – Sig Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon – with newbies Clint Howard, Richard Brake and Dee Wallace adding some extra spice.


Say what now? Gary Oldman headlining a seafaring fright flick about a haunted charter boat? Let’s f*ckng go! Admittedly one of the lower key outings to drop this fall, the promising indie horror joint comes from writer Anthony Jaswinski (THE SHALLOWS, SATANIC) and longtime DP-turned-genre-TV-director Michael Goi (American Horror Story, Sleepy Hollow, Swamp Thing). Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Landes, Clair Byrne and Owen Teague also star in the film, which finds Oldman’s character struggling to captain intent to better his family’s situation. He buys an old boat named Mary he’s mysteriously gravitated towards, only to set sail, fall off course, and become terrorized by a skein of inexplicable events. All a f*cking board!


Yeah, there’s no way in a hellish frozen hedge-maze that Mike Flanagan will be able to equate, much less eclipse, Stanley Kubrick’s inimitable mastery of THE SHINING. Not a shot. That said, there’s still something too intriguing about the way Stephen King, a noted detester of Kubrick’s adaptation, will continue the saga of Danny Torrance with DOCTOR SLEEP, now as a tormented adult played by Ewan McGregor. Flanagan, the horror flavor of the month I once thought was the next great thing in the genre, has done some solid work in the past (House on Haunted Hill sucked ass though, the hell y’all talking about), but this will be his biggest test to date.


So how do we feel about the SchwarzeNator rockin’ the grey beard? I kind of dig it. The distinguished extinguisher! Not sure how a cyborg can sprout stubble, but okay, I’m all when in DARK FATE drops late on Halloween night. Remember, the OG TERMINATOR hit theaters was released on October 26th, 1984, marking the 35th anniversary of the title character’s trail of destruction. Making their long-awaited returns to the franchise are Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Edward Furlong as John Connor, both set to settle a final score between them and the T-1000. Perhaps most importantly, Jimmy Cameron returns as producer. Under Tim Miller’s direction, the cast rounds out with Mackenzie Davis, Tom Hopper, Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Steven Cree, and many others.


Y’all scope the new trailer for RAMBO: LAST BLOOD that dropped two days ago? Shit’s heat! We expected nothing less for John Rambo’s swan song, just as we learned with Sly Stallone’s contemplative and heartfelt ROCKY BALBOA. Can we expect a similar theme in LAST BLOOD? Nah, we best anticipate exploding hearts and decollated dome pieces! I mean, just look at this savage mother*cker right here with machete in tow. Boss! Now, it looks like the particulars of Rambo’s final mission are being kept top secret, but we’ve been told the grizzled war vet will use his barbarous traits to exact revenge. Good enough for us! Paz Vega, Oscar Jaenada, Louis Mandylor, Yvette Monreal, Adriana Barraza and Sergio Peris-Mencheta level out the support.


Call this a wild card if you will, but there’s no way in hell we’re omitting one of the hottest scripts to hit Hollywood in some time. Indeed, Rian Johnson won me over when I saw BRICK back in the day, and now he trades the modern-day noir send-up for a contemporary whodunit populated by a large A-list ensemble. Y’all know my adoration for CLUE, so anytime a murder-mystery is in play, even with a comedic bent, I’m balls deep in that sucker. Logline? Simple: a detective is assigned to find the killer of an estranged family patriarch. The cast though! We’re talking Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Frank Oz, M. Emmett Walsh, and LaKieth Stanfield.


Almost two years to the day comes IT CHAPTER 2, a clever marketing ploy behind the all-time highest grossing R-rated film prior to DEADPOOL ending its historical reign. Andy Muschietti’s IT was a superb adaptation all around, with the crackling chemistry between the adolescent cast among its strongest suits. While the youngster return, it’s now time for their adult counterparts to take over, as the Loser Club picks up 27 years later to once again contend with the malefic sewer-dwelling Pennywise. Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Isaiah Mustafa, and Teach Grant play the adult Losers, with Bill Skarsgard reprising his role as the Killer Clown from Underground!


Oh f*ck yes, Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock are all back in this b*tch! We know ten year sequels are always a tricky proposition, and yet not a single beat seems to be missing from the fun-loving tone, combustible chemistry and exuberant sense of mordant humor than the early looks at ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. So much has personally transpired for the cast in the past decade, notably Emma Stone elevating to A-list Oscar winner, that it’ll be interesting to see if original director Ruben Fleischer can duplicate the critical and commercial success. New additions to the party? Dan Aykroyd, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch and more!


No bullshit, I’ve watched THE LIGHTHOUSE trailer like 10 times already. I don’t think I could be more excited for any movie to come out in 2019. And just as we did last season with Ari Aster’s MIDSOMMAR after crippling our senses with HEREDITARY, it’s only right we bestow the top award to Robert Eggers’ highly anticipated follow-up to his equally powerful debut film, THE WITCH, this autumn. Word is the great Willem Dafoe sought out Eggers after seeing THE WITCH with hopes of collaborating in the future, and this is the result. Rob Pattinson costars as a man escaping a shady past, ultimately ending up on a lighthouse with Dafoe’s character, Old. Together, trapped on a rock as a torrential Nor’easter storms down on them, the two men slowly lose the grasp of their cabin-fevered sanity. No genre joint of 2019 looks more daring, poetic and downright inebriating!

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