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The Best Horror Movies Of 2020

Updated December 2, 2020 4.9k votes 866 voters 27.9k views45 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 Man
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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 Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Hunt
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    151

    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 Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Lodge
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    137

    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 Wikipedia
  • 4
    #Alive
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    67

    #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 Wikipedia
  • 5
    Underwater
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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 Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Relic
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    40

    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 Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Wretched
    68
    55

    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 Wikipedia
  • 8
    Color Out of Space
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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 Wikipedia
  • 9
    Peninsula
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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 Wikipedia

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  • 10
    The Rental
    52
    50

    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 Wikipedia
  • 11
    Vivarium
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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 Wikipedia
  • 12
    Antebellum
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    52

    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 Wikipedia
  • 13
    Possessor
    12
    7

    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 Wikipedia
  • 14
    Freaky
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    0

    Freaky

    Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn

    Directed byChristopher Landon

    Freaky is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon. Tormented high... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    His House
    10
    4

    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 Wikipedia
  • 16
    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale
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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 Wikipedia
  • 17
    Fantasy Island
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    Fantasy Island

    Michael Peña, Lucy Hale

    Directed byJeff Wadlow

    Fantasy Island is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Sea Fever
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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 Wikipedia
  • 19
    The New Mutants
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    34

    The New Mutants

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams

    Directed byJosh Boone

    The New Mutants is a 2020 American horror film directed by Josh Boone. Based on the Marvel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Bad Hair
    15
    15

    Bad Hair

    Zaria Kelley, Corinne Massiah

    Directed byJustin Simien

    Bad Hair is a 2020 American comedy-horror film directed by Justin Simien. In 1989, an... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Run
    2
    1

    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 Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Wolf of Snow Hollow
    14
    15

    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 Wikipedia
  • 23
    Come Play
    2
    1

    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 Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Empty Man
    0
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    The Empty Man

    Stephen Root, Joel Courtney

    Directed byDavid Prior

    The Empty Man is a 2020 American crime film directed by David Prior and is based off the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    You Should Have Left
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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 Wikipedia

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