Happy, scary new year! We, The Horror Ghouls, saw 13 horror films at the big screen in 2019, and here’s a quick summary with links to the reviews. And as you have probably figured out, Vanja has so far been the one who covers the theatrical releases.

 

The theatrical screenings:

US
The Wilson family owns a vacation house near the beach in Santa Cruz. Adelaide, the wife in the family, had an experience at that beach when she was a little girl and has no desire at all to revisit the place. Her husband convinces her to go there, however, together with the Tyler family to …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/us-2019/

 

Pet Sematary
Dr. Louis Creed and his family have decided to move away from Boston and settle down in rural Maine in order to live a more quiet life, and give Louis more time with his family: Rachel, his wife, Ellie, his daughter, and Gage, his young son. Their new home seem to be peaceful and nice…except …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/pet-sematary-2019/

 

The Curse of La Llorona
We’re in the 1970’s Los Angeles. Anna, a social worker who’s now alone with her two children after her husband’s death, is at the risk of having some of her cases handed over to her co-worker, one of them being the case of Patricia Alvarez and her two boys. She demands to get the rights …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/the-curse-of-la-llorona-2019/

 

Brightburn
Tori and Kyle are struggling to have a child, when one night something from outer space crashes nearby their farm. Just like a blessing from above, it’s some sort of space craft that includes a little baby boy, and the couple are happy to take care of him and raise him as their own (hmm…have …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/brightburn-2019/

 

Ma    
Sue Ann is a lonely middle-aged woman who befriends a group of teenagers when they beg her to buy some booze for them. She eventually lets them have their parties in the basement of her own house, and the teenagers all think they’ve gotten really lucky. One of the teenagers jokingly nickname her “Ma”…

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/ma-2019/

 

Annbelle Comes Home
In this third “Annabelle” horror movie, we follow the doll to its final destination: the Warren’s occult museum, which houses all kinds of cursed and possessed items. After the Warrens bring the doll back home with them, they quickly realize that the doll has the ability to possess and control the other things around her, …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/annabelle-comes-home-2019/

 

Crawl
Haley is a young woman who is struggling to become a champion swimmer, and her competitive nature keeps her always trying to reach her best potential. When her sister calls and informs her that their father won’t answer his phone, she decides to drive to his house and check for him. The problem is that …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/crawl-2019/

 

Child’s Play
Kaslan Products have invented a brand new toy: Buddi, the interactive doll that is the most high-tech product available that can also connect to all other Kaslan products and smart home devices. These dolls are produced at a factory in Vietnam, under terrible working conditions. The movie starts off showing us one of the depressed …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/childs-play-2019/

 

Midsommar
Dani and Christian, a young American couple, are at the brink of breaking up. Christian has already started planning a trip abroad with his friends and is more or less starting to walk out the door on the relationship, but after Dani experiences a horrible family tragedy where she loses her parents and sister in …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/midsommar-2019/

 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
It’s 1968, and we’re in a small town called Mill Valley where a group of teens are dressing up and getting ready for Halloween. This trio consists of Stella, an aspiring horror writer, a nervous nerd named Auggie, and the prankster Chuck. It’s their final year of trick-or-treating on Halloween together, and they’ve planned to …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-2019/

 

It: Chapter Two
It’s now been 27 years since “The Losers Club” had their first and terrifying encounter with the child-eating entity Pennywise. They have all moved on with their lives, and away from Derry and its awful memories. With the exception of Mike, the only one of them who stayed behind. When Mike starts noticing the tell-tale …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/it-chapter-two-2019/

 

In The Tall Grass 
A sister (Becky) and brother (Cal) is driving close by a vast field area of tall grass in the middle of Kansas. She is pregnant, and they stop by a deserted church because she’s gotten a bit carsick. There, they hear a young boy’s cry for help from the tall grass, claiming he’s lost and …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/in-the-tall-grass-2019/

 

Koko-di-koko-da
A couple (Elin and Tobias) is on a vacation with their young daughter (Maja), when a serious case of food-poisoning causes the mother to become very ill. She is rushed to the hospital, and the whole family is spending the night in the hospital room, awaiting the mother’s recovery. When the next day arrives, which …

http://horrorghouls.com/reviews/koko-di-koko-da-2019/

 

 

DVD’s and streaming:

 

The Guardian (1990)

TERRIFIED (2017)

LOCH NESS TERROR (2008)

THE WAILING (2016)

The POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES (2007)

GHOSTWATCH (1992)

HELL FEST (2018)

HOUSEBOUND (2014)

SUSPIRIA (2018)

VIOLENT SHIT (1989)

STILL/BORN (2017)

MR. JONES (2013)

DEATHGASM (2015)

THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (2018)

HELL HOUSE LLC (2015)

THE MIMIC (2017)

THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH (2017)

THE BURNING (1981)

THE CRUCIFIXION (2017)

NUDE FOR SATAN (1974)

FRIEND REQUEST (2016)

THE BURNING MOON (1992)

TERRIFIER (2016)

WISH UPON (2017)

MY BLOODY VALENTINE (2009)

Haunted Hospital: Heilstätten (2018)

QUEEN CRAB (2015)

THE MANGLER (1995)

IT (2017)

HIGHWAY TO HELL (1991)

NAILS (2017)

JACK THE RIPPER (1976)

LORDS OF CHAOS (2018)

LAKE MUNGO (2008)

THE RUSSIAN BRIDE (2019)

 

 

I will also soon add a post about movies we missed out, that we eventually will see on DVD / streaming.