Scary Movies in 2019 that’ll Shake You to Your Core
Although there was once a golden era of horror movies which altered peoples’ perceptions ever after, up until recently there haven’t been that many flicks that have truly made folks think twice. It seems the creativity dried up for a spell, but luckily that has changed as 2019 promises to deliver some great cinematic experiences to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Learning from the Classics
While there are a wide range of horror sub genres or even thrillers that stray a little to the darker side (especially if they are derived from true stories), all of the greatest scary movies aim to evoke a fearful ‘fight or flight’ response. Most of them do this in one of two ways which can include praying on your fears using typical phobias like being claustrophobic and trapped in a cave or arachnophobic and landing in a pit full of poisonous spiders.
This also includes those who have a fear of the supernatural of which some movies have really nailed, where countless others have failed. Those by legend Stephen King are usually some of the best as he has an uncanny ability to twist reality. For instance, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is one example, which was directed perfectly by Stanley Kubrick and with meticulous detail, to make every scene tell your senses something was amiss and that the characters (and you) needed to get the hell out of there.
The other popular horror trait is to make people afraid of everyday objects or practices. For instance, I bet those who watched Nightmare on Elm Street (especially if they were young) weren’t as comfortable falling asleep for a while. We also know for a fact that whoever watched the original Poltergeist never saw their TV in the same way again, especially if they dozed off and woke up to static. More recently and in less of a classical genre, Mirrors in 2008 likely made people slightly afraid of their own reflections for a while – which wouldn’t be the first time this tactic has been used.
Killer Slot Machine Ideas
Before we dive into the unknown, at least when it comes to the latest scary movies, it’s worth considering classic and recent horror movies that have been used to successfully create game themes. Pinball machines are the most commonly used in the ‘real world’, but when it comes to the virtual world which we’re getting sucked into, nothing beats slot machines. Players who enjoy gambling on casino slots for fun are likely familiar with many old and new horror movies and shows that have made it to online casinos such as Halloween, Psycho and Nightmare On Elm Street.
Awesome slot machines could be featured around newly released or upcoming movies as well, such as the remake of Child’s Play and Pet Sematary, to the sequels Annabelle Comes Home, and Zombieland: Double Tap. Granted the latter two show more promise for viewing pleasure, but as slot machines they could all bring more than a little excitement to casinos. Triggered bonus games could also be interesting. Imagine being chased by Chucky from Child’s Play or Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre while you try to win prizes. Alternatively, what about using the now iconic Paranormal Activity theme of making your way around the house while an evil ghost tries to grab you? The options are endless and game designers should capitalize on this.
2019 Horror Movies You Need to See
Annabelle Comes Home – A sequel to the first Annabelle, this one promises to exceed expectations with a brilliant cast. A couple of demonologists place the possessed doll behind ‘sacred’ glass in an artifact room. Naturally, or supernaturally, things don’t go according to plan when Annabelle awakens other evil spirits in the room – with a target.
Zombieland: Double Tap – Although perhaps not ‘scary’ this is more of a comedy which once again follows charismatic characters played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as they travel deep into rural America to fight ‘evolved’ zombies.
Us – This is one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year. A family’s vacation turns into anything but when they are haunted and terrorized by their own doppelgangers.
Pet Sematary – If you loved the cult classic from yet another of Stephen King’s books, the newest version of the story with screenplay by Matt Greenberg is sure to raise hairs on the back of your neck. It follows Dr. Louis Creed and his wife Rachel, who relocate to a new location, only to find a mysterious ‘pet cemetery’ in the woods near their home. The couple soon learn that sometimes it’s best to leave things as they are.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – As horrors go, this move is the quintessential ‘keep the lights on’ type. Based in 1968 America, the film is about a group of teenagers who discover a book written by a tortured soul, which contains scary stories that start taking a life of their own.
Brightburn – Taking a parallel path to that of Superman, Brightburn is a movie about a baby from another planet, who, after crash landing on earth, is ‘adopted’ by a loving couple. However, he really turns out to be a different breed and it begins to show as he gets older. Starring Elizabeth Banks, this might be the horror blockbuster of the summer.
Child’s Play – Everyone loved Child’s Play and the interesting take on a friendly (honestly not so friendly looking) toy that could help children feel safer. However, as we now know that was far from the truth. This year’s new release of Child’s Play sees a much more modern take on the classic where ‘Buddy’ is better ‘connected’ and therefore has much more power than before. It’s as gory as ever and definitely one to watch.
There you have it. While this is only a bloody morsel for your imagination to feed on, these horror films are bound to make your skin crawl, or at least give you a jolt when you aren’t expecting it. There’s nothing like a dose of adrenaline as you fear for your life at the cinema or in your own home. If you want to continue that strangely pleasant, yet not so homely feeling, remember, you can always look for the latest scary slot games whether you intend to play for free or for real.