Here is a list of all the upcoming horror movies due for release in 2020:
1. Are You Afraid Of The Dark? – Release Date: TBD
The reboot to a classic, Are You Afraid of The Dark is the rebirth of a franchise that was beloved during its time. It used to be a Nickelodeon TV show and it is being resurrected. The best thing about its very short trailer is the fact that they decided to stick to the classics and repeat the tradition as well as some of the stylistic elements of the original. The film was initially slated for October 2019 but at the moment there’s no clarity around its release date.
2. Brahms: The Boy 2 – February 19, 2020
The Boy 2 will follow almost the same premise as the first one. Except, this time instead of a nanny, we will find the child of an unsuspecting family befriending the presumedly dead, Brahms. The first one was pretty scary. We don’t have much information on this one but we do know that the famous, or should I rather say infamous doll will make an appearance, magically or supernaturally after it was thrashed in the last movie.
3. Grudge – January 3, 2020
Grudge will be a reboot of a reboot. It is a psychological-horror movie that revolves around a cursed house in which a young mother murders her own family. It follows the investigations and adventures of a detective and a single mother who attempt to solve the mysterious case only to find out about the mysteries lurking within the cursed abode of evil.
4. The Turning – January 24, 2020
The supernatural horror film is a modern adaptation of the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw. It will be centred around an unsuspecting child caretaker who is to look after two orphans. Later she discovers that there are dark secrets lying within the mansion and with the children as well.
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5. X-Men: The New Mutants – April 3, 2020
The movie is a very fresh take on the X-Men franchise as it takes up the superhero genre and flips it over its head. The movie has a very dark and gritty tone and is a pleasant departure from the more action-adventure style of the other movies. It is based in an asylum in which children are experimented upon and tortured. The ones that die are buried in mass graves and they are known not by names but by their numbers. The setting looks mysterious, intriguing and truly horror-inducing. Can’t wait for this one.
6. A Quiet Place 2 – May 15, 2020
There is not much detail about this one. But the first one was pretty amazing and going by that trend, I must say that it left a lot unexplored as there were quite a bit of open-ended things in that one. The sequel will probably delve deeper into the origins of the monster as most are speculating.
7. Saw Reboot – May 15, 2020
The ninth instalment in the Saw franchise is currently being made under the working title of The Organ Donor. The plot is hugely unknown apart from the fact that we will be focusing on Chris Rock’s character who tries to find out the mysteries behind the Jigsaw murders.
8. Candyman – June 12, 2020
This movie is a spiritual sequel to the first movie, which has become a cult classic today. It will not be a direct sequel. But it will return to the same Chicago neighbourhood where the exploits first started. It is not a reboot so we can expect something new and perhaps unexpected from the movie. Looking forward to it as I really like the original.
9. The Conjuring 3 – September 2020
It might surprise some to know that this movie will be the eighth in the Conjuring universal franchise. The movie is a direct sequel to The Conjuring 2, which was released in 2016. It is still in the pre-production phase and not much, or rather nothing is known about it definitively. But judging from the reputation of the previous films, it hopefully shouldn’t disappoint horror movie lovers.
10. Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends – ETA October 16, 2020, and October 15, 2021
The slasher horror genre is trying to make a comeback with the iconic Michael Myers this time. The trailer just announced two movies back to back. This actually seems like a last-ditch attempt at rescuing the franchise but often great things come out from such feverish striving.
11. Army of the Dead – TBD 2020
Army of the Dead is an action horror heist movie. This genre mash-up is quite weird if you ask me but the premise sounds like something that could actually happen in the event of a zombie apocalypse. A few determined mercenaries venture into a quarantine zone to pull off the biggest heist ever. The plot is epic. The cast includes some kickass celebrities and it seems like this one will be more action-focused than horror but I could be wrong.
The last few years have been great for horror movies. This year too, we got some good ones like Us and Midsommar. The movies that we have listed are in our top priority list. Only time will tell whether they are actually good or bad.
Your turn next! What are the upcoming horror movies you’re eagerly awaiting? Tell us in the comments.
By Deepjyoti Roy