previews... - January 13, 2020 previews... 2020's Best Movies - Horror
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 2020's Best Movies - Horror

Over the next two weeks, we're going to be previewing 100 of 2020's best movies. We continue today with the horrors...



Starring: Janelle Monae, Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, Jena Malone

Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Release Date: April 24th


Janelle Monae leads the ways in this odd new horror.

Monae plays Veronica Henley, a successful author who finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late...

Sean McKittrick, who produced Get Out and Us, is also among the producers on this one.


A Quiet Place Part II

Starring: Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou

Director: John Krasinski

Release Date: May 15th


After low-key horror A Quiet Place wowed audiences and took $340 million at the box office on a budget of just $17 million, meaning a sequel was swiftly ordered. It arrives in 2020.

The original starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as a married couple with two children who are forced to live in total silence thanks to the presence of some mysterious and terrifying creatures occupying the farm where they live, and who will hunt and attack them at the slightest noise.

In the sequel, the family are now forced to head into the outside world to try and survive. And, as you can see from the trailer, it's going to be a wild ride...


Last Night In Soho

Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp

Director: Edgar Wright

Release Date: September 25th


Edgar Wright follows up his hit action thriller Baby Driver with a dark horror, set in the heart of London.

Plot details are under wraps, but we know it’s a psychological horror, which is new territory for Wright.

Wright directs and has written the script alongside Penny Dreadful scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairn.


Halloween Kills

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Dylan Arnold, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Stephens, Nick Castle

Director: David Gordon Green

Release Date: October 16th


After 2018’s reboot grossed over $250 million at the box office, Universal Pictures swiftly took up director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride on his offer of a sequel.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to star as Laurie Strode with many of the original actors from the 1978 Halloween back to reprise their roles. Where we will find Michael Myers and Strode this time is still under wraps…

A final instalment in this trilogy, named Halloween Ends, is due in 2021.


The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sterling Jerins, Julian Hilliard, Sarah Catherine Hook, Charlene Amoia, Ruairi O'Connor

Director: Michael Chaves

Release Date: September 11th


The hugely successful horror franchise, which has delivered spin-offs The Nun and Annabelle, returns to its source material in 2020.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to star as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and they’re faced with the case of a lifetime.

It’s one which begins with the fight for the soul of a young boy and then takes them to a case that saw, the first time in US history, that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.

Michael Chaves, director of horror hit The Curse La Llorona, takes charge of this one.



Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan

Director: Scott Cooper

Release Date: April 17th


Keri Russell leads the way in this terrifying new horror, which counts Guillermo Del Toro among its producers.

Russell plays Julia Meadows, a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, who both become entwined with a young student in her school who is harbouring a dangerous secret...

Scott Cooper, director of Black Mass and Hostiles, take charge, while David S. Goyer is also among the producers.


The Turning

Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Joely Richardson

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Release Date: January 24th


Henry James’s classic supernatural horror The Turn Of The Screw is given a modern makeover in this new movie.

Terminator: Dark Fate star Mackenzie Davies plays Kate, a nanny who is invited to work at a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside and is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles.

Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harbouring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear...

Floria Sigismondi, who took charge of rock biopic The Runaways, directs, while twins Carey and Chad Hayes, writers on The Conjuring, provide the script.


The Organ Donor

Starring: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Release Date: May 15th


One of the most unexpected pieces of news of 2019 was the announcement that blockbuster horror franchise Saw was to be rebooted by comedian Chris Rock, who will also star in the new film.

Samuel L. Jackson, The Handmaid's Tale's Max Minghella and Riverdale's Marisol Nichols will star alongside Rock in the movie, which is named The Organ Donor.

Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of violent crimes, with Jackson playing his father. Minghella will play Rock's partner, with Nichols portraying a police captain.

The has a screenplay is based on a story conceived by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg.

Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed the second, third and fourth instalments of the franchise, will direct.


Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Jake Abel, George Young, Maddie Hasson, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie

Director: James Wan

Release Date: August 14th


James Wan, horror maestro, returns to the genre after a stint in the world of blockbusters with Furious 7 and Aquaman.

This new film, which Wan directs and has co-written with his wife, Toni Erdmann actress Ingrid Bisu.

Regrettably, the plot and premise are a total secret, so we’ll have to wait until the trailer drops to find out more...


The Purge 5

Starring: Ana de la Reguera, Susie Abromeit, Tenoch Huerta, Gregory Zaragoza, Edward Gelhaus, Ana González

Director: Everardo Gout

Release Date: July 10th


The curtain comes down on The Purge franchise this summer with the release of the fifth and final movie.

James DeMonaco returns to write the script, which is billed as a heist movie set on the night of The Purge…

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