The Most Anticipated Horror Films Of 2020 – Tomatazos

The Most Anticipated Horror Films Of 2020 – Tomatazos

There are few weeks left to be in 2020 and next year it paints to be a great year in film and television, starting with the series that is already prepared from The Lord of the Rings, but this is just one of the titles that we have already Included in our most expected list. As for the movies, many will have Black Widow, Kingsman: The Origin, Mulan or Birds of Prey, but horror movies are not far behind and 2020 will bring many proposals that you should not miss.

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The following list (via Collider) consists of horror films that seem remarkable and whose premiere is scheduled for 2020, among which is the new production of Edgar Wright, the remake that Jordan Peele is working on a classic of the gender, as well as a proposal starring Nicolas Cage.


The grudge

This is a reboot of the Japanese horror movie, produced by Sam Raimi, which makes us interested in this production. The film new characters and history and is directed by Nicolas Pesce, who had a strong impact with his films Piercing and The Eyes of My Mother – 75%. The cast is also impressive: Betty Gilpin, John Cho and Andrea Riseborough. Without a doubt, there is enough talent in this movie to give it a try.


Underwater looks like a mixture of The Secret of the Abyss – 89% and Aliens – 98%, and does very little to avoid such comparisons. A group of researchers working in a facility at the bottom of the ocean are trapped after an underwater earthquake releases a group of murderous creatures. The cast includes Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel and John Gallagher Jr.

Color Out of Space – 86%

No fan of cosmic terror can miss this movie as it is an adaptation of a story by H.P. Lovecraft directed by Richard Stanley. Of Mandy's producers – 92%, Color out of Space, starring Nicolas Cage, is about a meteorite that crashes on a farm near Arkham, Massachusetts and begins to spread a sinister infection. Stanley's visual style adapts perfectly to Lovecraft's story, while producers Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah are so happy with their work that they are planning a Lovecraft movie universe with Stanley in charge.

The Turning

Adapting Henry James' novel, Another Turn of Nut, will hit theaters in the United States in January. Steven Spielberg produces this movie, so the idea is tempting. The story follows a governess who is taken to a house to care for two orphaned children. The novel is famous for being open to interpretation, thanks to a narrator who becomes less reliable as strange events occur. It is one of the most famous psychological horror stories, and the cast assembled for this adaptation is impressive: Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard.

Gretel & Hansel

Gretel & Hansel seems to be a more or less faithful narration of the fairy tale, only that it strips the gingerbread house in favor of a demonic witch played by Alice Krige. Details are scarce, but Oz Perkins is no stranger to spooky supernatural terror: his previous films include The Envoy of Evil – 73% and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House – 60%. The trailer for this movie looks appropriately sinister, with the witch living in an angled country house that is not scary, but that manages to be completely disturbing.

The Sinister Cabin – 87%

Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the duo responsible for Sweet Dreams, Mom – 86%, The Sinister Cabin seeks to continue the streak of disturbing stories in the single-parent family dynamics of Austrian filmmakers. Riley Keough plays a stepmother trapped in a cabin with her two stepchildren during a snowstorm when really creepy things start happening. This movie premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Festival, getting overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Fantasy island

Produced by Blumhouse, Fantasy Island is undoubtedly a pretty crazy idea at first sight: it takes the popular drama of the 1970s, starring Ricardo Montalbán as the great and mysterious author of desires, and turns it into a modern horror movie. But the idea fits strangely the more you think about it. Fantasy Island always had a touch of The Unknown Dimension, and Blumhouse is simply leaning toward that. In the cast is Michael Peña as Mr. Roarke.

The Invisible Man

Director Leigh Whannell had a surprising success in 2018 with the movie Upgrade: Killer Machine – 86%, his new version of The Invisible Man, fortunately apart from the “Dark Universe”, is more like a new version of Hollow Man, but of An inexplicably good way. It is essentially a movie about a stalker that also turns out to be invisible. That is a nightmare scenario. It should not be so difficult to fear an invisible intruder, but almost all previous versions of The Invisible Man have struggled to achieve it. Whannell's long history of collaboration with El Conjuro architect James Wan certainly gives him the correct credentials.

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A Quiet Place: Part II

John Krasinski surprised in 2018 with A Place in Silence – 98%, film directed and starred. The film follows a marriage (Krasinski and Emily Blunt) that tries to raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world infested with blind monsters that violently attack anything that produces sound. Blunt returns to his role as does Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, who played the couple's children. The always excellent Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou complete the main cast. Although Krasinski wrote the script and returns as a director, it is quite unlikely to appear in the film.


Directed by Scott Cooper, the story follows a boy who lives in a small town in Oregon that seems to be caring for an indescribable creature that lives in his basement. Based on a short story called The Quiet Boy, this is the first horror movie Cooper has made, although it is no stranger to the bleak: in addition to Crazy Heart – 91%, his previous films also include Out of the Furnace and Hostiles: American Violence – 81%. Keri Russell plays the child's teacher and Jesse Plemons the brother of the Sheriff.

Untitled Saw Project

After 15 years and 8 films with an increasingly complicated mythology, it is certainly difficult to get excited about a new Saw -% movie. But the latest installment, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, is definitely worth checking out. In fact, the reason why this new movie exists is because Rock had an idea to continue Saw. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, the film has no official title so far. The plot is largely unknown, but we know it is an honest sequel to Jigsaw and not a restart.


Announced as a "spiritual sequel" to the original 1992, this reboot takes place at Cabrini Green, the public housing development of Chicago, where the events of the original film were centered. Candyman – 70% of 1992 was an intensely violent fable about poverty, classism and racism in the United States, which made the property adapt well to Jordan Peele's horror brand that mixes social comments. Very little is known about the plot at this time, but Tony Todd returns to play the title ghost: a murdered son of a slave who can be summoned by saying his name five times in a mirror. The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris.

Untitled 'Purge' Sequel

Set in a dystopian future in which every crime is legal for one night each year, the films of the Purge franchise (12 Hours to Survive) have been consistently entertaining, but exactly the most subtle social comments. So far there have been four movies and a television series in the United States. The fifth film in the series, still without a title, will be released next year, written by the creator of the franchise, James DeMonaco. The plot is still unknown, but DeMonaco has said it will be the final film of the franchise. Thomas Kelly, the showrunner of the television series, said in an interview that a robbery movie set on the Night of the Purge was an idea that had been rejected, which is an interesting possibility.

Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills will definitely be one of the biggest horror movies of 2020. Halloween sequel – 92% of 2018, David Gordon Green will return to the director's chair after delivering a good movie for the saga. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will also return to her role as Laurie Strode.

The Conjuring 3

The third official installment of the El Conjuro series – 86% and the eighth film in this universe will not have the architect of the series James Wan in the director's chair, this task will be carried out by Michael Chaves, director of La Lourona's Curse – 39% The films of the Spell universe have varied greatly in quality, but all have managed to make a fairly decent entry at the box office. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson repeat their roles as paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren. The plot focuses on the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who stabbed his owner to death and claimed in court that he did it because he was possessed by a demon.

Last Night in Soho

There are several reasons to be excited about Edgar Wright's next psychological horror movie, Last Night in Soho, including the director's first truly horror movie, which has touched the genre with comedy films like The Desperate of the Dead – 92%, Hot Fuzz: Super Cops – 91% and One Night At The End Of The World – 89%. The details of the plot are still unknown, but Wright has compared it with the Nicolas Roeg Venice Red Shocking movie – 96%, as well as with Repulsion – 100% by Roman Polanski, two films that have to do with subjective reality and with unreliable storytellers. He also hinted that there is an element of time travel, with a main character in modern London who can somehow experience Soho in the 1960s through the eyes of another character. The film will star Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

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Army of the Dead

Zack Snyder's latest movie follows a group of criminals trying to rob a Las Vegas casino in the middle of a zombie outbreak, which honestly seems like they should have planned a little more. The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell and Chris D'Elia, and will be the first director's movie released on Netflix. There are some reasons to get excited about Army of the Dead, the main one is the idea that Snyder has decided to make another zombie movie. In addition, the idea of ​​being able to see a new zombie theft movie starring Bautista is undeniably attractive.