The most anticipated new horror movies of 2020 and beyond
New horror movies are a little in the balance thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - don't add new scary movies here - but it's not all bad news for fans of one or the other fear of jumping. Hopefully, while a batch of upcoming horror films have been postponed, others will stick to their fixed dates. However you get it in your eyes, there are still plenty of reasons to be excited about the horror offerings of 2020. A quiet place part 2 is still ahead, Nia DaCostas Candyman is on the way and we get a third trip for Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring 3: The Devil made me do it.
It also means there has never been a better time to catch a stack of horror from your favorite streaming services. Whether you want to enjoy the excitement of The Invisible Man or the delights of The Hunt, some horror films sneaked onto the home screens early on. It is currently unclear which of the other current theatrical releases will follow, but we will update this as much as possible to keep your calendar up to date.
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Black water: abyss
Release DATE: July 10, 2020
If The Shallows, The Meg, and Crawl recently checked the boxes for your toothy creatures, it doesn't sound like you want to miss Black Water: Abyss. It is incomprehensible why another group of attractive friends is so willing to explore an uncapped cave system in Northern Australia, but here we are. Haven't you seen The Descent? Of course, nobody is checking the weather forecast and the four friends and their guide are suddenly caught when a tropical storm floods the system and a hungry crocodile arrives ready for a buffet.
From the director of the original Black Water and the man behind the shark The Reef, Andrew Traucki, Black Water: Abyss plays Luke Mitchell from Agents of Shield and Jessica McNamee from The Meg. A return to the cinemas and guilty pleasure at the same time? Count us in.
Release DATE: TBC, 2020
James Wan is a busy man. Despite his foray into Aquaman's superheroes and executive producer credits for an intimidating number of horror films, he somehow managed to find time to make his own. We still have absolutely no malicious plot details - we're ready to bet on at least one doll that may or may not be Billy - but Wan has shared the sneaky production on top of his personal Instagram.
Aside from the exorcist-style brain scans above, we know that Malignant was written by Wan and his fiancée Ingrid Bisu, and that Annabelles' Annabelle Wallis (not at all confusing) and Jake Abel from Supernatural will star. Wan fans may know that he has a comic book of the same name, but the director has already posted on Facebook that this film has nothing to do with this series. "Um, just a little clarification. The film I'm making, Malignant, isn't based on my comic Malignant Man, ”he said. "It's definitely not a superhero film. Malignant is an original thriller that is NOT based on an existing IP." Phew. Not that we would be against it, but ... horror.
The summoning: The devil made me do it
A picture from the new horror film The Conjuring 3
Release DATE: September 11, 2020
We've known about The Conjuring 3 for a while, but we now have an official name for the next entry in the Wan-created universe. The Devil Made Me Do It will hit theaters in September and, as confirmed by Bloody Disgusting, the next outing for Ed and Lorraine Warren is about a man who is on trial for murder and says he is innocent since he was was possessed by a demon at the time. Yes, that happened when all the chocolate bars mysteriously disappeared from the fridge. Honest...
The previous two conjuring films are based on actual cases from the paranormal hunting couple's notes, but it is not clear whether this is actually justified. Whether it's as realistic as The Nun or not, it's still exciting to see Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to the official third entry in the series. While James Wan is a producer, this time Michael Chaves takes the helm. Chaves is no stranger to horror. He was responsible for the curse of La Llorona over a folklore monster that wants to steal your children. Let's hope Chaves is just getting warmed up given the mild horror of the film.
Release DATE: September 25, 2020
You know the rules: say the name five times in the mirror, and a version of the almost mythical horror Candyman produced by Jordan Peele will appear before you. The release date may still be in the air, but this "spiritual sequel" to the original 1982 tour de force of a Slashers is staged by Nia DaCosta and it's time to be afraid. As you'll see in the trailer above - complete with an inspired music selection - things look a little different this time around as Candyman lurks in reflections, but Yahya Abdul Mateen II is the adult Anthony McCoy, the baby used as the backbone in the original film. He's all grown up and back in the now gentrified neighborhood of Chicago where it all started.
And the new version will not shy away from the racing elements that are so important in the original film. "The original was a milestone in the depiction of black in the horror genre," said Jordan Peele in a statement. “In addition to Night of the Living Dead, Candyman has been an important inspiration for me as a filmmaker - and it's really exciting to have a brave new talent like Nia at the helm of this project. It is an honor for us to bring the next chapter to life in the Candyman canon and to give new viewers an introduction to the legend of Clive Barker. "
Nia DaCosta, director of Tessa Thompson with Little Woods, which was released last year, and co-writer and director here, has a passion for the genre. "I always loved horror when I was younger, I just loved all the scary movies," she said in an interview with Vulture. "Candyman was one of those films that scared me. I remember that it fits my middle school so well, even though it came out a few years before my middle school. In the bathroom, people said either" Bloody Mary "or" Candyman ". Today I understand that it's special because it has a black antagonist in a very white room, which is problematic, but at the time I said, "Oh cool, we have black guys, it's scary. Virginia Madsen and what , Bees "honey? What's going on? "It was a lot of it."
Release DATE: October 16, 2020
The shape is back. Because it is natural. After the massive box office return of Michael Myers and the ultimate scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis on Halloween 2018, it was only a matter of time before we got a boiler suit follow-up. And Halloween Kills isn't the only sequel on the way. Halloween Ends will end the new trilogy on October 21, 2021. At least it's not just Marvel that makes you want to live with a series of release dates, is it?
Halloween Kills looks like the ultimate reunion party for Halloween performers over the years. Kyle Richards is back in her role as Lindsey Wallace, the little girl babysitted in Laurie's original film, Charles Cyphers returns as Sheriff Leigh Brackett, and even Nancy Stephens becomes her role as sister Marion Chambers, who was last seen in repeat H20 but also included in the first two original films. Oh, and a certain residence is coming back too. When asked if the house in Myers would be in the film, Blumhouse confirmed on Twitter that we would go back where it all started. Let's just hope Laurie Strode has a lot more ammo.
A quiet place part II
Release DATE: TBC 2020
Hey, it's okay. Just because John Krasinksi didn't call his silent sequel A Quieter Place doesn't mean it'll be less scary than the original. Part II of the Tension Festival follows directly from the first film when Evelyn and her three children try to stay alive in a world of monsters with the most sensitive ears of all time. If you haven't seen the original yet, we'll gently bypass all spoilers (barefoot, of course), but we'll see even more of this silent apocalypse than the original. And luckily there will also be some fresh faces. As you can see in the trailer above, Djimon Hounsou and Cillian Murphy have joined the cast and will press their fingers to their lips and try to make as little noise as possible. Also, the March release date is nice and soon, but not far enough that you can't catch up. Did you manage to grow your fingernails? That's nice. You will be gone soon.
The new mutants
Release date: TBC 2020 (late)
The darker side of X-Men was moved like a chess piece with super powers and only happened once, this time for sobering reasons. We thought April was finally our chance to see Dark Mutants, but we just have to wait a little longer. If you somehow miss the seemingly cursed movie, The New Mutants plays a whole new - yes, hence the title - group of teenagers each with their own mysterious powers and the trailers we've seen so far far darker than any X-Men -Film that was previously shot.
It turns out that it's definitely not just sweetness and lightness to have skills that people want to use you like an AA battery for, and this is where a clear horror heart beats. The original trailers with Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor Joy from The Witch, and Charlie Heaton from Stranger Things look like an escape movie as the mutants try to escape a secret testing facility, but it's not known how much will change before publication. Adamantium claws crossed that the horror was not voted down.
Release date: TBC 2020 (late)
No matter how many times you see it, it's always comforting to see how Guillermo del Toro's name lights up menacingly at the beginning of a trailer. Not in the way that everything will be fine, but rather in knowing that what you are going to see will be dark, scary and probably emotionally hurt. This time del Toro plays a producer role in a nightmarish family drama about a boy who keeps a deadly secret. When he walks past the trailer, he has to catch animals to feed his father, who may just be a real monster.
Antlers is based on a short story by the writer and creator Nick Antosca from Channel Zero, who also has screenplay tasks here. This means that there is definitely no hit when it comes to fear. Wild Heart's director Scott Cooper is also at the forefront, making this an exciting monstrous addition to your 2020 horror calendar. Maybe don't take a hot dog to the movies. Nachos all the way for this ...
Release date: TBC 2020 (late)
Antebellum is definitely one of the most fascinating horror films of 2020 from the producers of Get Out and Us. She plays Janelle Monáe as an author, who is in a terrible new reality and has to solve what the synopsis describes as a "stunning puzzle". The trailer is extremely teasery with recordings of Monáe, who were caught in slavery before the Civil War and lived in the 21st century and were haunted by creepy children. Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, Antebellum could be another brilliant addition to the even more important modern social horror genre led by Jordan Peele. Plus, more of the omnitalized Monáe, who has been no stranger to the movie since appearing in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, can only be a very good thing.
Spiral: From the Book of the Saw
Release date: TBC 2020 (late)
If you were to make a list of the actors you could imagine starring in the ninth Saw movie * Bloody Finger Count *, Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson wouldn't be the first to come to your mind. And yet we are here. It turns out that the multi-talented rock loves the bloody series and he was the driving force behind this restart in 2020. "Chris came up with this idea and it will fully reflect the legacy of the material while revitalizing the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise," said Joe Drake, Lionsgate chairman, last year . Yes, Saw is classic horror now. Do you feel old
Darren Lynn Bousman, Director of Saws 2, 3, and 4, returns to the franchise to steer us through this fresh sea of blood as someone presses 'new game' on Jigsaw's console. As you can see in the new stylish trailer above, we're only getting a glimpse of one of the traps we're going to flinch over soon, but there are plenty of menacing title spirals hinting at Jigsaw's return as it specifically targets the police. And while this music definitely increases your heart rate if you remember exactly what it means to the victim's limbs, the trailer happily finds time to tell us what happens when Samuel L. Jackson takes on Jigsaw. Spoiler: It rhymes with mother clucker.
The cleaning hour
Release DATE: TBC 2020
Another FrightFest preview, The Cleansing Hour, is a perfect film for the 21st century. Father Max is a bad exorcist. Not that he adds vodka to his holy water or messes up his rosary, but rather that he is not an exorcist at all. He only pretends to be one while broadcasting his demon dispersal to his thousands of fans online. Does he have merch, you ask? Bet he will? If you don't know where this is going, you've definitely not seen enough cheesy horror.
Cleansing Hour comes to Shudder this year, and while it sounds cheesy, the film actually turns into a reasonably scary demonic action. Yes, it's about a crew of producers who force the power of Christ, but it also manages to entertain thoroughly with some cruelly funny performances. Perfect streaming feed.
Wrong phrase: the foundation
Release DATE: TBC 2020
It's been a flinching time since the original Eliza Dushku starring Wrong Turn in 2003. It's probably best if everyone glossed over the details of whether you saw them in the movies or were still in the womb. Still, it was a pleasantly nasty surprise at the time. Although the franchise appears to be dead after its infamous cannibals' favorite roadkill after six progressively worse sequels, Wrong Turn: The Foundation has been confirmed as the seventh entry in the series for 2020.
It's usually tempting to press the huge red "restart" button in any franchise at this point, but original film writer Alan B. McElroy is back with a whole new group of villains known as "The Foundation". If you look at the poster above, it doesn't look like they are city bankers. As Bloody Disgusting reports, a group of exceptionally unhappy friends head out to get some fresh air on the Appalachian Trail. The "community" they find there in the forest is not particularly friendly. We hope to return to the uncomfortable heights of the original.
Random acts of violence
Release DATE: TBC 2020
You may know him as the voice of none other than Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, but Jay Baruchel turns out to be a man of many talents. However, it is important to emphasize that Random Acts of Violence, his second directorial appearance, is as far from Dreamworks as possible. Toothless would really not be so toothless in this world. It could actually be made of teeth. Random Acts of Violence with Jesse Williams and Jordana Brester is a crispy slasher film with a pretty juicy premise. During a road trip with his friends, a comic book author discovers that a real-life murderer may be inspired by his work for a series of exceptionally gory murders.
In an interview with Variety, Baruchel said he wanted to make "a good horror film with a few good horrors" and added that he was very aware of the dark content at work. “We had some pretty strong opinions about trivializing violence against women. This is not to say that you cannot show what has been said, but you cannot show what has been said in a trivial way when people fuck each other up, ”he explained. "We realized something: none of us could name any other character in any of the 'Jason' films except Jason. There's the guy with the red hair, the guy with the freckles or the super horny or whatever, but I couldn't name any of the characters. I really couldn't describe anything about her. It tells me that none of them are the hero, Jason is the hero [and] what matters is various sadism. I had questions and was interested in the entirety, the effects and the responsibility for it. "
Army of the dead
Release DATE: TBC 2020
We all have our thoughts on Zack Snyder's recent DC plan, but that doesn't mean we should worry about him leading the long-awaited army of the dead. This is the man who brought us the crispy violent remake of Dawn of the Dead in 2004. Snyder's Army of the Dead is a zombie raid film set in Las Vegas and produced in various forms for over a decade before finally being taken over by Netflix on a generous budget of $ 70-90 million. Yes, you read that correctly. In the midst of casinos and brain-eating, a man decides to put together a team of mercenaries for an ultimate crime festival in the style of Ocean's Eleven. Oh, and Dave Bautista is there.
"I love honoring the canon and the artwork," said Snyder THR earlier this year about his work. "But this is an opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself by genre. It will be the most stunning, confident - but not with a wink to the camera - ball-to-the-wall zombie freak show that ever someone saw. Nobody ever let me go completely. "Should we be afraid? Let's be scared for now ...
The LaLaurie Mansion series
RELEASE DATE: TBC 2021
Whether it's a good thing or not, we now live in a world where whole franchisees are announced before the first film is released. The authors of the first two The Conjuring films, Chad and Carey Hayes, have reunited and revealed a whole range of horror films revolving around the infamous LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans. Once the home of none other than Nic Cage, who is said to have only spent one night full of horrific screams and bumps in the night, this gritty accommodation is considered one of the most busy areas in the world. The good news is that if you've done your horror homework and seen American Horror Story Coven, you already know the most villainous resident.
Madame LaLaurie was played by Kathy Bates in AHS and was both a New Orleans celebrity and a terrible 19th-century serial killer responsible for the torture, mutilation, and murder of a number of black slaves. Their secret was only revealed when a fire broke out in their villa and firefighters discovered some of their barely living victims in devilish conditions.
The Hayes brothers are not content with just one film and tell several stories about the manor house, from its terrible beginnings to modern times. They are also considering writing some of it out of the house. "We love to write films in which we can tell real stories - moments in which people can look up and discover have actually happened," they announced in a press release. “With LaLaurie House, we can do just that… there is a wealth of documentation about a very dark and scary past of true events. Not to mention that what we personally experienced was really unsettling after some time there. We haven't been so excited about a project since The Conjuring! "
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