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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.