2019 has a full lineup of terrifying psychological thrillers being released, from Jordan Peele’s new horror Us to Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. If frightening twist and unexpected turns are your thing these films are sure to satisfy your thirst for mind-bending nightmares.
On Christmas Day 2018 Oscar winning director Jordan Peele gifted us all with the trailer for his haunting new film Us following the Wilson family, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston Duke) and their two children on a holiday from hell. When asked about his idea for the film, the Get Out director told Entertainment Weekly,
“I can’t think of a horror movie of this nature with a family in the center of it that uses a black family. So I knew just by putting an African-American family in the lead role, already we would be exploring cinematic uncharted territory – and I apologize if I’m missing something, which I probably am. I love films like Poltergeist, I love The Shining, The Amityville Horror and I love Amblin films, those Spielberg films that brought extraordinary situations to a family unit, and even though this movie is not about race, I felt like it was an important piece of the project to have a black family in the center.”
Release date: March 22.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Zac Efron’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile a chronicle of the crimes of mass murderer Ted Bundy, through the lens of his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins. The film premiered last month at Sundance and sold to Netflix, coming to theaters in the fall of 2019.
Dennis Quaid goes psycho in The Intruder, directed by Deon Taylor (Chain Letter, Meet the Blacks), as a home owner who sells his home to a young married couple Michael Ealy and Meagan Good, but he doesn’t want to let go of the house or them.
Release date: May 3.
Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to Greta (Isabelle Huppert), having recently lost her mother, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely and kindly widow. But when Greta’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship before things spiral out of control.
Release date: March 1.
A Vigilante follows Sadie (Olivia Wilde) a bad ass helping victims escape their domestic abusers, written and directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson, in her directorial debut.
Release date: March 29.