7 Horror Movies From 2020 You Need To Watch

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What was the best horror movie from 2020?

The Invisible Man

Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man isn't just the story of Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) and her struggle against an unseen abuser that captivates you; it is how the film used its premise to explore themes of gaslighting and psychological trauma and you can't help but feel every ounce of Cecilia's paranoia. [The Invisible Man on IMDB]

His House

His House is a masterful blend of social commentary and supernatural horror and follows a refugee couple from South Sudan trying to adjust to their new life in England. The film uses its horror elements to highlight the real-world horrors of displacement and assimilation. [His House on IMDB]


Relic is a poignant exploration of dementia through the lens of a haunted house story. Watching Edna (Robyn Nevin), her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer), and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) navigate both a physical and metaphorical maze within their family home is an emotionally taxing experience. 

The horror here is subtle yet deeply unsettling, as it mirrors the real-life horror of watching someone you love become unrecognizable due to illness. [Relic on IMDB]


Possessor is an unflinching look at identity and control wrapped up in a bloody package. Following an assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take control of other people's bodies. It’s graphic, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s disturbingly beautiful in its execution. [Possessor on IMDB]

The Dark and the Wicked 

The Dark and the Wicked is relentless in its pursuit to terrify. Set on a secluded farm where siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to care for their dying father, the atmosphere is thick with dread from start to finish. It’s a film that reminds you that sometimes, there’s no escaping your demons. [The Dark and the Wicked on IMDB]


Rob Savage’s Host was perhaps one of the most timely films released in 2020. Shot entirely during lockdown using Zoom, it captures a group of friends who encounter something spooky during an online séance. 

The use of Zoom as the primary filming location adds to the realism of the story and creates a sense of claustrophobia as the characters are confined to their homes trying to work out what the hell is happening around them. [Host on IMDB]


Underwater plunges you into the depths from its opening scene and doesn't let go until its breathless conclusion. Starring Kristen Stewart as Norah Price, part of an underwater research crew facing unknown creatures following an earthquake, it combines survival thriller elements with Lovecraftian monsters seamlessly. [Underwater on IMDB]

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