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New Horror Movies in Theatres

The best new horror movies: A Quiet Place Part II

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What Are the Best New Horror Movies?


We're in the dead of winter, and that's a pretty good time for new horror movies! Sure, the Halloween season is the conventional time to watch horror, but the short dark days of winter are just as good a time for new scary stories. Ultimately, horror is now a year-round event, and we couldn't be more happy about that!

January and February have become solid months for horror hounds. This year, we've got revamps of classic tales thanks to THE TURNING and GRETEL & HANSEL, and a big sequel event via THE QUIET PLACE: PART II. Those are just the beginning of the new horror films coming in 2020. Here are several great movies we’re looking forward to as the new year rolls on.


New 2020 horror movies: Underwater

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Call it "Halloween in January." Kristen Stewart plays a researcher who, along with a few other crew members, is stranded deep under water after an earthquake wrecks their submerged lab. That's only the beginning of their problems, however, as it seems like there's something more than fish down in the depths. The first trailer for UNDERWATER gives off strong ALIEN vibes, which is all we need to get excited. T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel and John Gallagher Jr. co-star. [January 10]

The Turning

New 2020 Horror Movies: The Turning

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There have been more than a few film and TV adaptations of the Henry James novella "The Turn of the Screw," which follows a young woman who, despite her inexperience, is hired to be the nanny for two children of a wealthy couple. Some dark history haunts the grounds of the family home, however, and soon the nanny is confronted by supernatural visions. Is she losing her grip on reality, or are the children truly gripped by some unexplainable presence? Every version has at least some shades of horror, but THE TURNING, which stars Mackenzie Davis, appears to fully embrace the story's horror potential. [January 24]

Gretel & Hansel

New 2020 horror movies: Gretel & Hansel

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Osgood Perkins, the son of PSYCHO star Anthony Perkins, has become one of the best new directors of eerie horror movies. (Check out his movie THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER.) We wish his new take on a classic Grimm fairy tale would be around for Halloween 2019, but waiting is its own sort of horror. GRETEL & HANSEL follows a young girl (IT's Sophia Lillis) and her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood, in desperate search of food and work. There, as you can probably guess from the title, they find a horrifying evil. [January 31]

Fantasy Island

The Best Date Night Movies: Fantasy Island

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FANTASY ISLAND is a horror-leaning update of the kitchy 1970s TV series, in which the enigmatic Mr Roarke (Michael Peña) appears to promise something unbelievable for guests at his luxurious tropical resort: Their single greatest dream can come true. But as a new group of vacationers explores the island, they realize that there's a downside to having their secret wishes come true. Soon, they're facing overwhelming nightmares, and must solve the puzzle of the island to escape with their lives. [February 14]

The Invisible Man

Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man 2020

Elisabeth Moss stars as Cecilia, whose abusive ex-boyfriend commits suicide, or appears to. While dealing with the aftereffects of his death, Cecilia begins to suspect that the guy isn't actually dead. Instead, he might just be … impossible to see. Soon, Cecilia is being tormented by an unseen force which appears to be determined to drive her crazy. [February 28]

A Quiet Place Part II

New 2020 horror movies: A Quiet Place: Part II

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The sequel to A QUIET PLACE went into development almost as soon as the first film became a smash hit. Original director/star John Krasinski returned to write and direct, while Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are all back to reprise their original characters as the Abbott family. This time, the Abbotts seek new shelter after leaving their old home behind. They run into characters played by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou, and they also run afoul of monsters once again. How will this sequel develop the story of a world dominated by aggressive creatures that respond to the slightest sound? And what have the survivors learned about fighting the monsters since we last saw them? We'll find out next spring. [March 20]


New Horror Movies: Antlers

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In ANTLERS, a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. Which sounds pretty nebulous, but the film's first trailer shows that the secret in question could be bloody, and monstrous. Part of the appeal of ANTLERS is that it is the first horror film from Scott Cooper, who previously made movies like CRAZY HEART, BLACK MASS and OUT OF THE FURNACE. [April 17]

Watch for more great horror movies coming soon!

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