If you’re a horror movie buff, you’ll know why the hold such great appeal. There’s something strangely comforting about getting your mind off your own problems and having an adrenaline rush while knowing you’re completely safe in your own home.
Here are some of the most highly anticipated and well received horror movies of 2020.
The Invisible Man
Release date: 28 February 2020
Elisabeth Moss (of Mad Men fame) shines in her role as Cecilia Kass, a woman who comes to believe she is being stalked by her rich but abusive ex-boyfriend. The catch? He recently committed suicide. This knuckle-biter is a clever remake of the classic H.G. Wells story and has received critical acclaim since its release both for the clever writing, intense acting and great production.
Come to Daddy
Release date: 7 February 2020
Elijah Wood stars as Norval Greenwood, a spoiled musician who still lives with his mother in a mansion in Beverly Hills. Out of the blue, he receives a letter from his father, who he hasn’t seen since he was a small child, asking him to come and visit him in a secluded cabin in Oregan. At first, his father is delighted to see him, but soon Norval is disturbed by his strange behaviour. This film is studded with dark humour, brutal violence, and twists and turns you just don’t see coming.
Release date: 10 January 2020
Who doesn’t love a good sea monster romp? This fast-paced sci-fi meets action meets horror movie has been called Aliens under the sea. It stars Kristin Stewart as Norah, an oceanic researcher working in a facility deep in the Mariana Trench, when a mysterious earthquake strikes, and all hell breaks loose.
Release date: 20 February 2020
This indie gem beautifully weaves romance, monsters and the human condition together into a brilliant tale that’s as engaging as wagering at https://bettingonline.nz/. After Hank’s girlfriend suddenly and mysteriously disappears, leaving only a cryptic note as explanation, his comfortable existence is turned upside down as he begins to suspect that a monster living in the woods surrounding his house is involved. As Hank tries to find a way to trap it, we begin to wonder – is he going nuts, or is there really something sinister out there?
Release date: 6 March 2020
Haley Bennett is compelling as Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife who seemingly wants nothing more than to please her upper-class husband and impress his family. As she fumbles her way through her new life, she develops a compulsion to swallow small, sharp, objects.
With breath taking cinematography, this strange yet darkly funny tale will keep you guessing the whole way through. This quirky creep fest has won a host of accolades on the film awards circuit, including Best Actress (Tribeca Film Festival); Best Director and Screenplay (Fantasia Film Festival); Audience Award (Brooklyn Horror Film Festival) and Special Prize (Deauville Film Festival).