These are the horror movies coming out in 2020 that we’re most excited about!
Kristen Stewart THRIVES in this deep water monster movie. Creepy Catalog will be there for the first showing.
Underwater is out January 10, 2020.
I have high hopes for this as it’s said to be Steven Spielberg’s passion project, and a reentry into the horror genre for him (he’s executive producing). At a remote estate in Maine, a nanny is charged with the care of two creepy children. Both the property and the children are revealed to have a dark secret.
The Turning is in theaters January 24, 2020.
Gretel and Hansel
A new take on a creepy classic. Gretel and Hansel follows the eponynomous children as they go into the woods, looking for food or work to help their family. They end up at the house of a witch who has her own plans for the children.
Gretel and Hansel hits theaters January 31, 2020.
A kind of reboot of the vintage TV show, Fantasy Island tells the story of a mysterious island where fantasies are acted out. In a kind of “be careful what you wish for” twist the fantasies twist and change and the inhabitants of the island have to solve a mystery in order to escape.
Fantasy Island is in theaters February 14, 2020.
Brahms: The Boy II
I saw the first installment in theaters with another horror movie loving friend and we LOVED this movie. The whole thing was eerie (old mansion in the middle of nowhere, eccentric owners, a doll that moves on its own) and the ending was a total surprise to us both. It’s a pretty classic modern horror movie with jump scares and creepy music, so it might not satisfy the slow burn itching old school fans need, but we’re looking forward to some fun horror!
Brahms: The Boy II hits theaters February 21, 2020.
The Invisible Man
This is one of the movies I’m most excited for in 2020. The concept has been explored before, but everything about this take feels fresh and exciting. The plot follows Elisabeth Moss as she recovers from the supposed suicide of her abusive boyfriend. She wonders if it’s his ghost that’s haunting her but it turns out her brilliant scientist ex had another idea…
The Invisible Man is in theaters February 28, 2020.
A Quiet Place 2
I was blown away by the original and I can’t wait to see what’s next in this survival horror series.
A Quiet Place 2 is in theaters March 20, 2020.
The Organ Donor
This is the 9th installment of the Saw franchise.
The Organ Donor will be in theaters May 15, 2020.
Fear Street (the trilogy!!!!)
Effing finally! There’s a movie in the works based on the popular R.L. Stine books from our childhoods. Not only will we get a movie exploring the darker parts of Shadyside, there will be TWO sequels in the trilogy that are planned to be released one month apart. I’m super excited about this idea of releasing an entire trilogy in one summer and I can’t wait to see how it goes down.
Fear Street is tentatively scheduled for release in June, with the subsequent movies being released in July and August.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
I grew up hearing stories about Ed and Lorraine Warren, the Catholic demonologists so I’ve found the entire Conjuring series to be fascinating and well made. Here’s the scoop on the new installment from Newsweek:
The true story behind The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It took place in the small town of Brookfield, Connecticut, which, according to People magazine, suffered its very first recorded homicide in February of 1981, when Arne Cheyenne Johnson stabbed his landlord to death. Johnson was a 19-year-old tree arborist, who, after a heated argument with his landlord, Alan Bono, killed the man with a pocketknife, thrusting the five-inch blade into Bono’s chest multiple times. Johnson was arrested two miles from the scene of the homicide.
Eight months later, Johnson plead not guilty to murder, claiming the devil made him do it. Johnson’s defense rested on the claim that his fiancée, Debbie Glatzel—who had been present at the killing of Bono—had a younger brother who was possessed by demons. After an attempted exorcism, Johnson claimed to have invited the demons into his own body, sparing Debbie’s brother.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will hit theaters September 11, 2020.
This movie picks up where 2018’s Jamie Lee Curtis led Halloween reboot left off. It will be followed by another movie in 2021 titled Halloween Ends.
Halloween Kills hits theaters October 16, 2020.
Upcoming horror movies without a release date
Run: This Sarah Paulson-led horror thriller seems to be loosely inspired by the case of Gypsy Blanchard. It follows a disabled young women whose discovers a dark secret about her caregiver and only link to the outside world — her mother.
Candyman: This Jordan Peele led sequel to the horror OG is supposed to be in theaters this summer.
Malignant: A James Wan original due sometime late summer/early fall.
One Night in Soho: A time travel horror movie about an aspiring singer.
The Witches: A Roald Dahl adaptation starring Anne Hathaway, out sometime in fall 2020.