Here’s a short and snappy rundown of some horror movies coming in 2020. You may be aware of some, but chances are you haven’t heard them all! If there’s any that look super interesting to you, let me know in the comments or comment on the Facebook post.
The Grudge (Jan 3)
This one’s already out, produced by the same guy who made The Grudge like 15 years ago. Sam Raimi, what you doing? Go make something new. Anyways, if you want some cheap scares, this is probably gonna be fine. It just has to be better than Rings, right?
Underwater (Jan 10)
This has Kristen Stewart, for whoever likes her (not I). It’s been getting some build recently, since it was filmed like 3 years ago and just never came out, but I’m not really excited about it. It’s kinda like those shark movies where they’re stuck underwater, only this time there’s… monsters? I don’t know. Can’t be good. The monsters, I mean. Or the movie.
The Turning (Jan 24)
This is based on The Turn of the Screw, which is a very famous book, but this movie just looks weird. I haven’t read the book and seeing this trailer didn’t make me want to. The kids are just… weird? “What’s turning the kids…” not a great tagline. It could end up being okay, or it could be awful. Not really excited about this January slate of horror.
Gretel & Hansel (Jan 31)
Oh, goody, another easy one to pick apart. Clearly, by switching the names, you’re just dying to see this movie, right? I don’t know. It could be okay. The setup for this story is naturally creepy and lends itself to being a good horror film. Woods are scary, ya know. But it might be some hot trash. Finishing January strong!
The Lodge (Feb 7)
The premise for this one is weird. A dad, his two kids, and his new girlfriend go to a lodge. He has to leave for work or something. Boom, blizzard. Boom, they’re stuck and the kids are scared. Boom, the girlfriend is crazy or a demon or has demons come or something? I’m a bit unclear. It sounds like the Shining, but with step-mom-issues baked in. Could be… good if you like snow.
A Quiet Place 2 (march 20)
This is the one we’ve all been waiting for. The trailer looks great, Emily Blunt is in it (somehow? Thought she died…), and Jim from the Office is directing again. Can’t go wrong! Actually, it can definitely go wrong, but there’s no reason to think it will. If this movie has the same surreal, frightening environment in theaters that the first one did, it’ll be worth the price of admission. Most movies can’t say that, especially with ticket prices being so dang expensive. Kids these days…
Antlers (April 17)
AHAHAHAHA this just looks like Krampus part 2 and I’m so excited. Best movie of the decade right here. I absolutely love Krampus, so obviously I’ll love goats that kill. (Or do all goats kill?)
The Purge 5 (July 10)
Somehow, we have a release date and no title. Oh well. The Purge movies are consistently scary, exciting, and have some cool stories. I wonder if this is another prequel or a sequel. The last one was cool, showing the origins of the Purge. This one might have some more social commentary? Maybe? We’ll have to find out. Can’t go too wrong with these slasher-flicks, though. I’m hoping for some more clown masks.
The Conjuring 3 (Sept 11)
Geez, this back half of the year is STRONG. Conjuring 3 is just gonna be great, no doubt about it. Both Conjuring movies have been fantastic, best-of-the-decade type material. The spin-offs, not so much. Honestly, as long as we get another Elvis-impersonator-happy-moment I won’t complain. Also, please don’t kill the Warrens. Oh, wait, they can’t. This is “based on true events” (lies).
Halloween Kills (October 16)
Welp. Michael Myers is back. I don’t know how. He definitely was supposed to die. Oh, and they’ve announced there’s another one after this. So I guess he won’t die this time either. Will he finally kill the person he’s been wanting to for a long time? Will he kill some randoms again? Yes to the second one. Will we have to get a weird flashback of his naked sister brushing her hair? Apparently that has to happen every movie in this century.
Bonus: CANDYMAN (June 12)
Story and everything doesn’t look that great, but guess what? Jordan Peele is directed it, and both of his other movies have been fantastic (Get Out, Us) so I have to include it! Keep an eye out for the trailer, which promises to pique your interest.