HNR’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2019

As we start 2020, let’s take a quick look back at the films that made 2019 with HNR’s Top 10 Horror Films of the Year. Each host shares their unique favorites and the Grue-Crew debate each film entered into the best of 2019.

Join regular HNR hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, and Christopher G. Moore along with special guest hosts Jeff Mohr (Decades of Horror and Gruesome Magazine podcasts), Joseph Perry (Decades of Horror), and Crystal Cleveland (Gruesome Magazine). Let us know what you think of the lists and what films we missed. Also, we’ll share our Honorable Mentions as well. Enjoy!


Dave Dreher

10 IT: Chapter 2
9 One Cut Of The Dead
8 Daniel Isn’t Real
7 Ready or Not
6 Pilgrim
5 The Perfection
4 Nasty Piece Of Work
3 Doctor Sleep
2 Don’t Fuck With Cats
1 The Veloci-Pastor

Christopher G. Moore

10 Horror Noire / Wolfman’s Got Nards
9 Satanic Panic
8 Atlantics
7 Brightburn
6 Crawl
5 One Cut of the Dead
4 Midsommar
3 The Perfection
2 Ready or Not
1 Daniel Isn’t Real

Doc Rotten

10 Escape Room
9 Godzilla, King of the Monsters
8 Annabelle Comes Home
7 It Chapter 2
6 One Cut of the Dead
5 Ready or Not
4 Us
3 Doctor Sleep
2 Crawl
1 Joker


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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.