Anticipated Horror Movies & Their Release Dates

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2020 is a big year for more gore and chilling affects. As horror fans around the world grasp onto the anticipation of upcoming releases, we can at least invite each other over for a bloody drink, a crumpled list of upcoming horror movies and a slashing good time?

Maybe not..

But check out the twisted details of some fascinating and scary (AHH) films coming to theaters 2020…

The Hunt

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Release Date: March 13, 2020

Director: Craig Zobel

Cast: Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley, Betty Gilpin and Ethan Suplee

Plot: “Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen for a very specific purpose.”

A Quiet Place 2

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Release Date: March 20, 2020

Director: John Krasinski

Cast: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy and Noah Jupe

Plot: “Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.”

The New Mutants

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Release Date: April 3, 2020

Director: Josh Boone

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga

Plot: “Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”


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Release Date: April 17, 2020

Director: Scott Cooper

Cast: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze and Rory Cochrane

Plot: “A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.”


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Release Date: April 24, 2020

Director: Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz

Cast: Janelle Monae, Jena Malone, Eric Lange and Marque Richardson

Plot: “Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.”

Candyman (Reboot)

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Release Date: June 12, 2020

Director: Nia DaCosta

Cast: Yayha Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo

Plot: “A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.”

R.L. Stine’s Fear Street

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Release Date: June 12, 2020

Director: Leigh Janiak

Cast: Jillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Emily Brobst, Emily Rudd and Kevin Alves

Plot: “A murder mystery shakes up the town of Shadyside, Ohio. Feature adaptation of R.L. Stine’s book series.”

Untitled ‘Purge’ Sequel

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Release Date: July 10, 2020

Director: Everardo Gout

Cast: Ana De La Reguera, Susie Abromeit, Anthony Molinari and Sammi Rotibi

Plot: “The fifth Purge film will follow up 2018’s The First Purge, a prequel film that depicts the origins of the annual “Purge,” a 12-hour span once a year in which all crime in America, including murder, is legal.”


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Release Date: July 31, 2020

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Cast: Jared Leto, Michael Keaton, J.K. Simmons, Adria Arjona and Tyrese Gibson

Plot: “Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.”

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

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Release Date: September 11, 2020

Director: Michael Chaves

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Julian Hilliard

Plot: “A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.” – Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema

Last Night in Soho

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Release Date: September 25, 2020

Director: Edgar Wright

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, James Phelps and Rita Tushingham

Plot: “A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.”

The Witches

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Release Date: October 9, 2020

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway, Chris Rock and Stanley Tucci

Plot: “Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book ‘The Witches’, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches.”

Halloween Kills

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Release Date: October 16, 2020

Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: Nick Castle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Michael Hall, Judy Greer and Kyle Richards

Plot: “The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.”

Escape Room 2

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Release Date: December 30, 2020

Director: Adam Robitel

Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman, Logan Miller, Thomas Cocquerel and Holland Roden

Plot: “This sequel to the 2019 hit movie Escape Room picks up where the original film left off.”

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