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.
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 producing 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.
The Other Lamb
My Review: THE OTHER LAMB Explores Abuse Within Cults
A young woman born and raised to a cult, begins to become concerned with its leader Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and if his teachings are anything to follow.
The Forever Purge
Due to be the fifth and final film in the Purge series.
The Empty Man
Per IMDB, “On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.”
From director James Wan.
Escape Room 2
A follow-up to the 2019 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.
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
The next installment in the ever popular Conjuring series.
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.
A follow-up to the much praised Halloweenrevamp will find Jamie Lee Curtis taking on Michael Meyers once again.
Currently due to Covid-19, the films below have been pushed back
A Quiet Place: Part II
March 20th DELAYED
The sequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 film will pick up right where the last left off, with Emily Blunt’s character on her own to protect her children from the mysterious creatures. We seem to get a bigger picture of how the invasion began, as well as meeting some new survivors. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou join the cast as well.
April 10th DELAYED
Director Rose Glass delivers the next A24 (The Witch, Hereditary, Midsommer) horror film which follows a young nurse and her unhealthy obsession with saving her dying patient.
April 17th DELAYED
May 15th Moved to May 21, 2021
Chris Rock pens the newest installment of the Saw series, which will revamp the franchise and stars Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella (Teen Sprit). It appears that someone has become inspired by the work of Jigsaw and is using his teachings to target cops.
These titles were due out in 2019, but have since been pushed to 2020, or announced for 2020 but with no further updates
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? miniseries this past October, it may have taken the place of the film adaptation.
Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project V
Was expected January 3rd
This project is extremely secretive, even with just months to go until its expected 2020 release. It’s possible the film could be the Magic-8 ball film that was announced as “in development” back in June of 2019.