Anyone else feeling those post-Halloween blues? The season of scary movies is over for some, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll be watching Krampus and Gremlins on repeat throughout the holidays. While there are still a couple of scary flicks due out before the year ends, I’m definitely looking forward to many of these upcoming films. Like always, we have some familiar faces on the big screen next year, but there are also tons of originals ready to give us a good fright. Here’s your 2020 Horror Guide:
The second American remake of the 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On will see John Cho and horror favorite Lin Shaye (of the Insidious franchise) take on a cursed house, haunted by its violent past.
Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project V
This project is extremely secretive, even with just months to go until its expected release.
Kristen Stewart and a crew of researchers must fight for survival against an unknown aquatic predator.
Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) and Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror) star in this film based on Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw”, which finds Kate (Davis), a kind young woman, being hired as the nanny for two disturbed children in their haunted estate.
Gretal & Hansel
The Grimm fairytale will get another film adaptation, starring IT: Chapter 1 & 2 star Sophia Lillis.
Two kids begin to become suspicious of their fathers fiancé after discovering her dark past. Is it that her past is coming back to haunt her, or is the seclusion simply making them all paranoid?
Jason Blum is producting a dark film adaptation of the beloved 70’s television series, where guests fantasies come true.
Brahms: The Boy II
Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to the 2016 film The Boy. Originally due out this past summer, we will finally be able to catch it in early 2020.
The Invisible Man
Elisabeth Moss (Us, The Handmaid’s Tale) portrays Cecilia, a woman who escapes from her abusive partner, played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House). Soon after he commits suicide, and leaves his fortune to her. However, Cecilia is soon haunted by someone unseen and believes her ex is the one doing so.
Leigh Whannell wrote and directed this new version of the classic Universal monster tale, where he plans to up the horror elements with the help of producer Jason Blum.
A Quiet Place 2
The sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 film
The New Mutants
Pushed back in its release schedule time after time, this X-Men horror film should finally see the light of day in 2020. Starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), we’ll see a much darker, and scarier entry into the mutant world.
Untitled Saw Film
Chris Rock pens the newest installment of the Saw series, which will revamp the franchise and star Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella (Teen Sprit).
Jordan Peele lends his writing expertise to this Nia DaCosta-directed remake of the 90’s classic horror film, which will once again see Tony Todd in the title role, taking on a whole new Chicago.
Untitled Purge Film
Due to be the fifth and final film in the Purge series.
The Empty Man
Escape Room 2
A follow-up to the 2019 film.
After a plane crash leaves him stranded in the middle of nowhere, a man becomes suspicious of the old couple who offers to take him in.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
No plot details have been released yet, and this could be either a Conjuring film or one within the extended universe.
A follow-up to the much praised Halloweenrevamp will find Jamie Lee Curis taking on Michael Meyers once again.
These titles were due out in 2020, but have since been pushed to 2020
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Removed from 2019 schedule (previously October 11)
A film version of the beloved 90’s horror anthology kids series. With the release of the ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? mini series this past October, it may have taken the place of the film adaptation.