HORROR FILMS WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2020
2019 is done and whilst it was a pretty solid year in terms of genre releases, 2020 looks set to knock it out of the park. To whet your appetite, we've compiled a list of all genre films slated for a 2020 release that we can't wait to see.
(Director: Nicolas Pesce)
A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.
One of a number of remakes in the pipeline this year, we're usually a bit lukewarm on remaking American remakes of J-Horror classics but as the last version of The Grudge was a little lukewarm, we're kind of excited about this one. Upcoming horror prospect Nicolas Pesce (Piercing) should bring some fresh energy to proceedings and let's face it, it can't be any worse than last year's failed reboot of 'The Ring'.
(Director: William Eubank)
A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.
We've got a soft spot for aquatic horror as it is, but the trailers for this look really promising. It sort of looks like a cross between The Abyss and Aliens – with Kristen Stewart looking like a peroxide Ripley.
(Director: Floria Sigismondi)
A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".
A modern take on The Turning of the Screw is something that should have been done years ago and thankfully this year we are going to see Henry James' novella come to life on the big screen once more. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) is in it too.
The Invisible Man
(Director: Leigh Whannell)
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Indisious Chapter 3) is a guy who is making great strides in the world of film-making and the trailers for a long overdue update of the fabulous Invisible Man look really intriguing. Elisabeth Moss playing the lead role is an added bonus too.
(Director: Jeff Wadlow)
The enigmatic Mr Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort, but when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.
One of Blumhouse's slate of film for release this year is the ultra fun looking Mystery Island, based on the popular 1970's show. Sure Director Jeff Wadlow was responsible for Truth or Dare (2018) but hey, everyone us allowed one mistake.
A Quiet Place Part II
(Director: John Krasinki)
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realise that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
One of the best films of 2018 was undoubtedly John Krasinki's A Quiet Place, a film that oozed tension due to it's high concept (but really simple) plot. The trailer has just been released for the second film and it looks bigger and more action packed that its predecessor.
(Director: Jordan Peele)
A "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 horror film 'Candyman' that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
A new Candyman film is pretty exciting. And the fact that it's being directed by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) only adds to the hype. Throw in the fact that Tony Todd is returning and we're all in on this one.
The Purge 5
(Director: Everardo Gout)
Plot unknown. The fifth and final installment of 'The Purge' film series.
The Purge franchise started out on rocky territory with a flawed home invasion flick but has since gone on to spawn several sequels and a TV series, all of which mix social and political commentary with action and gore. Although the details on the fifth movie are light on the ground, we do know that it is the last in the series. You know, until it's rebooted in 2025 or something.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
(Director: Michael Chaves)
Plot unknown. Third installment of the Conjuring franchise.
Another where the plot details are not official, it is thought it may revolve around the real life case of a man on trial for committing a murder who claimed that the devil made him do it (hence the title) What we do know is that Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles and that we can expect the usual quiet