2019 dumped a whole lot of horror movies on us, and like most years, many of them weren’t great. But there were still plenty of spook shows released this year that are absolutely worth your time. So I sat down to rank the top ten most horrifying movie moments of the year, in hopes of helping you curate your spooktacular viewing experience.
Now, this is by no means an exhaustive list. I am but one man, and have not seen every single scary film released this year. (The most notable absence is The Lighthouse, a film I have been dying to see and was simply unable to due to circumstances beyond my control.) There were also a slew of films that delivered memorable scenes that I ultimately chose to leave off the list, including some top-shelf monster movie violence in Crawl and Itsy Bitsy and a truly inspired murder sequence in the otherwise forgettable Child’s Play remake. Anyway, with all that out of the way, onward to the list!
Note: I did my best to avoid spoilers, but the list does contain some minor ones.