The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

With the global health crisis still in place, more and more people have been seeking refuge in the comfort of TV and streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. If you are a fan of the horror genre, you’re in for a treat because 2020 doesn’t fail to offer its fair share of quality scares, chills, and thrills on the screen.

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

Horror Movies in 2020

With box office hits like The Invisible Man, darker spins on well-known tales like Gretel & Hansel, and less successful picks like The Hunt, it’s safe to say that 2020 has a lot to offer despite the circumstances. Here is a list of 7 horror movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the moment you click Play.

1. Host

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

With its plot centered around a Zoom call, this movie couldn’t be more current. Shudder’s Host follows the story of a group of friends who tune in to Zoom for a seemingly harmless call when a supernatural force spoils their plans. Despite its premise, the movie is actually scary, offering a new type of horror that’s worth watching.

2. Vampires vs. the Bronx

A scene from the movie Vampires vs. the Bronx
The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

Vampires and the Bronx, haha, but wait. Despite its seemingly odd premise, this movie has a lot to offer. The story is centered around the invasion of blood-thirsty vampires taking over the Bronx by manipulating the local real estate market. People start going missing, and a bunch of brave teenagers decide to fight back. Spoiler — there is an abundance of garlic and crucifixes in this Netflix original.

3. The Beach House

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

The Beach House is the anticipated debut of writer-director Jeffrey Brown who, despite the movie’s low budget, manages to tell a deeply captivating story of cosmic horror. A young couple decides to drop out of college and settle in the beach house of the boy’s parents. So far, so innocent. Once there, they meet an older couple, and it all spirals once they get infected with a peculiar disease.

4. Freaky

(from left) The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) and Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) in Freaky
The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

In this movie, Freaky Friday meets horror in an unlikely but incredibly entertaining and scary way. High school student Millie Kessler (played by Kathryn Newton) has a misfortunate run-in with a notorious serial killer known as Blissfield Butcher (played by Vince Vaughn). Instead of him killing her, they actually end up swapping bodies. Will they manage to swap again before the time is up? Only one way to find out!

5. The Lodge

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

Although The Lodge technically premiered in January 2019, the official release was in February 2020. The psychological horror focuses on Grace Marshall, the lone survivor of an extremist Christian cult. Grace finds herself in a remote cabin with her two stepchildren during Christmas. That’s when horror ensues.

6. Monsterland

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

In this brilliant, horror-infused anthology series by Hulu, each episode is a movie on its own. Prepare to be scared, intrigued, concerned, and curious during and after each episode!

7. Alive

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The Top 7 Must-Watch Horror Movies of 2020 So Far

This South Korean sci-fi movie is a breath of fresh air in the zombie apocalypse genre. Alive is here to shake your expectations for modern zombie flicks with a paced story that shows both smart and frighteningly fast walking dead. Amidst this apocalypse is Joon-woo, a gamer who witnesses the world go crazy from his apartment. He almost hangs himself after learning of his family’s death, but then he meets another survivor, Yoo-bin, and hope is restored.