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2. 'Rabid'

For a horror filmmaker, it doesn't get much tougher than remaking a David Cronenberg film. The Soska Sisters, however, have managed something truly special with Rabid, in which Cronenberg's stripped-down 1977 story becomes a full-throated examination of body image and the fashion industry. It's a bloody, terrifying tale with serious subtext lurking underneath its facial scars. (Credit: 101 Films)

The 20 best horror movies of 2019

Tom Beasley

Cinema’s creepiest genre has yielded its fair share of riches in 2019, from the box office dynamite of Stephen King’s killer clown through to the gore-soaked determination of Samara Weaving’s bride in Ready or Not.

This year has yielded ghost stories, animal attacks and even a possessed dress, in one of the most varied, diverse horror periods in many years.

Here are the best scary offerings from 2019, based on UK release dates.

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