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The Best Horror Movies Of 2020

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

UPDATE: Check out the top horror films of 2021!

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.

  • 1
    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Directed byLeigh Whannell


    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence

    PremieredFebruary 28, 2020

    After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters
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  • 2
    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Directed byCraig Zobel


    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence

    PremieredMarch 13, 2020

    Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are -- or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to  ...more
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  • 3
    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 unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation.  ...more
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  • 4
    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 directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. In a facility constructed around a large hole where a platform  ...more
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  • 5
    Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

    Directed byAneesh Chaganty

    Run is a 2020 American horror film directed by Aneesh Chaganty. A homeschooled teenager (Kiera Allen) begins to suspect her mother (Sarah Paulson) is keeping a dark secret from her.  ...more
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  • 6
    Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn

    Directed byChristopher Landon

    Freaky is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon. Tormented high school senior Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) becomes the newest target of Barney Garris (Vince Vaughn),  ...more
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  • 7
    Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind

    Directed byMcG

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by McG. It is a sequel to the 2017 film The Babysitter. Two years after Cole (Judah Lewis) survived a satanic blood cult,  ...more
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  • 8
    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. Aidan (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) must spend time in an isolated winter cabin with their  ...more
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  • 9
    Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku

    Directed byRemi Weekes

    His House is a 2020 British horror thriller film directed by Remi Weekes. A refugee couple flees, war-torn Sudan to a small English town where an evil lurks just below the surface.  ...more
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  • 10
    Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs

    Directed byJacob Chase

    Come Play is a 2020 American horror thriller film directed by Jacob Chase. Oliver's (Azhy Robertson) family and friends become targeted by Larry, a lon-limbed monster, by manifesting in their  ...more
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  • 11
    Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel

    Directed byWilliam Eubank


    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredJanuary 10, 2020

    Disaster strikes more than six miles below the ocean surface when water crashes through the walls of a drilling station. Led by their captain, the survivors realize that their only hope is to walk
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  • 12
    Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin

    Directed byNatalie Erika James

    Relic is a 2020 American-Australian horror film directed by Natalie Erika James. A daughter (Bella Heathcote), mother (Emily Mortimer), and grandmother ( Robyn Nevin) are haunted by a manifestation  ...more
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  • 13
    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 midst of his parent's divorce, a teenage boy must face off with a thousand year-old witch who is posing as  ...more
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  • 14
    Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson

    Directed byRichard Stanley


    AdvisoriesAdult Situations, Graphic Violence

    PremieredJanuary 24, 2020

    After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming
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  • 15
    Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott

    Directed byBrandon Cronenberg

    Possessor (a.k.a. Possessor: Uncut) is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg. An agency uses brain implants to have unsuspecting victims commit assassinations for  ...more
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  • 16
    Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots

    Directed byLorcan Finnegan

    Vivarium is a 2020 international sci-fi mystery film directed by Lorcan Finnegan. A young couple (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood  ...more
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  • 17
    Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange

    Directed byGerard Bush, Christopher Renz

    Antebellum is a 2020 American thriller horror film directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the  ...more
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  • 18
    Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard

    Directed byVeena Sud

    The Lie is a 2018 American-Canadian psychological horror film directed by Veena Sud, a remake of the 2015 German film We Monsters. A father and daughter on way to dance camp find the girl's best  ...more
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  • 19
    Dan Stevens, Alison Brie

    Directed byDave Franco

    The Rental is a 2020 American horror film directed by Dave Franco. Two couples vacation at an Airbnb and what was going to be a celebratory weekend turns into a horrifying nightmare when they suspect  ...more
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  • 20
    Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie

    Directed byAnt Timpson

    Come to Daddy is a 2020 Canadian thriller film directed by Ant Timpson. A privileged musician in his thirties, Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood) travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged  ...more
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  • 21
    Jim Cummings, Riki Lindhome

    Directed byJim Cummings

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Jim Cummings. Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a  ...more
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  • 22
    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 sequel to the 2016 film, Train to Busan. Marine Captain Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won) is driving his elder  ...more
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  • 23
    Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

    Directed byOz Perkins

    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz Perkins, based on the German folklore tale of the same name. A young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads her  ...more
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  • 24
    Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield

    Directed byNeasa Hardiman

    Sea Fever is a 2020 Irish science fiction thriller film directed by Neasa Hardiman. The misfortunes of a crew of a West of Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing  ...more
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  • 25
    Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi

    Directed byEric Bress

    Ghosts of War is a 2020 horror war film written and directed by Eric Bress. Five American soldiers, during WWII, find a haunted castle in France where they experience supernatural horrors.  ...more
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