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The Best Horror Movies Of 2020

Updated January 12, 2021 8.3k votes 1.3k voters 43.0k views53 items

List RulesVote for the best horror movies that were released in the US after January 1st, 2020.

Ready to jump out of your seat? Then you should check out the best horror movies of 2020. This year has already kicked off with scary movies such as The Grudge and Underwater starring Kristen Stewart but there are plenty more scares to come. There are several highly anticipated horror movie sequels due out in 2020 like Halloween Kills, The Conjouring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and the John Krasinski directed A  Quiet Place: Part II. Another good 2020 horror movie is sure to be Nicholas Cage's Color Out of Space. But which of these 2020 horror films is the scariest? You get to help decide with your votes.

Browse this list of 2020 horror movies and vote up the ones that gave you the biggest fright. Check back for upcoming and new 2020 horror movies as they are released to see where you favorites end up on the list.

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  • The Invisible Man1
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    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

    The Invisible Man is a 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Hunt2
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    The Hunt

    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Directed byCraig Zobel

    The Hunt is a 2020 American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. Twelve strangers wake... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • #Alive3
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    #Alive

    Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-hye

    Directed byCho Il-hyung

    #Alive is a 2020 South Korean zombie film directed by Cho Il-hyung. The rapid spread of an... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Lodge4
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    The Lodge

    Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

    Directed byVeronika Franz, Severin Fiala

    The Lodge is a 2020 American-British horror film directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Platform5
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    The Platform

    Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor

    Directed byGalder Gaztelu-Urrutia

    The Platform (a.k.a. El hoyo, The Hole) is a 2020 Spanish science fiction horror thriller film... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • His House6
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    His House

    Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku

    Directed byRemi Weekes

    His House is a 2020 American horror thriller film directed by Remi Weekes. A refugee couple... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Relic7
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    Relic

    Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin

    Directed byNatalie Erika James

    Relic is a 2020 American-Australian horror film directed by Natalie Erika James. A daughter... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Underwater8
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    Underwater

    Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller

    Directed byWilliam Eubank

    Underwater is a 2020 American adventure-thriller film directed by William Eubank. A crew of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Freaky9
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    Freaky

    Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn

    Directed byChristopher Landon

    Freaky is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon. Tormented high... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Color Out of Space10
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    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson

    Directed byRichard Stanley

    Color Out of Space is a 2020 horror film directed by Richard Stanley, based on the short story... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Wretched11
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    The Wretched

    John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda

    Directed byBrett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

    The Wretched is a 2020 American horror film directed by Brett Pierce and Drew Pierce. In the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen12
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    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind

    Directed byMcG

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by McG. It is a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Run13
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    Run

    Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

    Directed byAneesh Chaganty

    Run is a 2020 American horror film directed by Aneesh Chaganty. A homeschooled teenager (Kiera... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Peninsula14
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    Peninsula

    Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

    Peninsula is a 2020 South Korean action horror film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and a stand alone... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Antebellum15
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    Antebellum

    Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

    Directed byGerard Bush, Christopher Renz

    Antebellum is a 2020 American thriller horror film directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Rental16
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    The Rental

    Dan Stevens, Alison Brie

    Directed byDave Franco

    The Rental is a 2020 American horror film directed by Dave Franco. Two couples vacation at an... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Possessor17
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    Possessor

    Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott

    Directed byBrandon Cronenberg

    Possessor (a.k.a. Possessor: Uncut) is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Sea Fever18
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    Sea Fever

    Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield

    Directed byNeasa Hardiman

    Sea Fever is a 2020 Irish science fiction thriller film directed by Neasa Hardiman. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Vivarium19
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    Vivarium

    Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots

    Directed byLorcan Finnegan

    Vivarium is a 2020 international sci-fi mystery film directed by Lorcan Finnegan. A young... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Come Play20
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    Come Play

    Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs

    Directed byJacob Chase

    Come Play is a 2020 American horror thriller film directed by Jacob Chase. Oliver's (Azhy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • You Should Have Left21
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    You Should Have Left

    Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    You Should Have Left is a 2020 American psychological horror film directed by David Koepp.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Ghosts of War22
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    Ghosts of War

    Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi

    Directed byEric Bress

    Ghosts of War is a 2020 horror war film written and directed by Eric Bress. Five American... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Lie23
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    The Lie

    Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard

    Directed byVeena Sud

    The Lie is a 2018 American-Canadian psychological horror film directed by Veena Sud, a remake... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale24
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    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale

    Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

    Directed byOz Perkins

    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow25
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    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    Jim Cummings, Riki Lindhome

    Directed byJim Cummings

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Jim Cummings. Terror... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button