The Faces of Horror in the Year 2020

After Midnight

Directors: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella

Writers: Jeremy Gardner

Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski

Story: When his girlfriend suddenly disappears, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank's comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.

Other Films In Series: None.

#Alive

Directors: Il Cho

Writers: Il Cho (screenplay), Matt Naylor

Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Shin-Hye Park, Hyun-Wook Lee

Story: The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story.

Other Films In Series: None.

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Antebellum

Directors: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Writers: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Stars: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone 

Story: Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Directors: McG

Writers: Dan Lagana, Brad Morris

Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Jenna Ortega

Story: Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he's living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.

Other Films In Series: The Babysitter (2017)

Blood Quantum

Directors: Jeff Barnaby

Writers: Jeff Barnaby

Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Forrest Goodluck

Story: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

Other Films In Series: None.

Brahms: The Boy II

Directors: William Brent Bell

Writers: Stacey Menear

Stars: Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman

Story:  After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Other Films In Series: The Boy (2016)

Color Out of Space

Directors: Richard Stanley

Writers: H.P. Lovecraft (Original Story), Richard Stanley (Screenplay)

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur

Story: A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.

Other Films In Series: Die, Monster, Die! (1965), The Curse (1987), Colour from the Dark (2008), Die Farbe (2010)

Come to Daddy

Directors: Ant Timpson

Writers: Toby Harvard

Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson

Story: A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.

Other Films In Series: None.

Deep Blue Sea 3

Directors: John Pogue

Writers: Dirk Blackman

Stars: Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks

Story: Studying the effects of climate change off the coast of Mozambique, a marine biologist and her team confront three genetically enhanced bull sharks. Now, a new bloodbath is waiting to happen in the name of science. Will humans never learn?

Other Films In Series: Deep Blue Sea (1999), Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)

Doctor Sleep

Directors: Mike Flanagan

Writers: Mike Flanagan (Screenplay), Stephen King (Novel)

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran

Story: Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Other Films In Series: The Shining (1980), The Shining (1997)

Fantasy Island

Directors: Jeff Wadlow

Writers: Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach

Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale

Story: When the owner and operator of a luxurious island invites a collection of guests to live out their most elaborate fantasies in relative seclusion, chaos quickly descends.

Other Films In Series: None.

Gretel & Hansel

Directors: Oz Perkins

Writers: Rob Hayes

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige

Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Grudge

Directors: Nicolas Pesce

Writers: Nicolas Pesce

Stars: Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown

Story: A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Other Films In Series: Ju-On: The Curse (2000), Ju-On: The Curse 2 (2000), Ju-On: The Grudge (2002), Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003), The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge 3 (2009), Ju-On: White Ghost (2009), Ju-On: Black Ghost (2009), Ju-On: The Beginning of the End (2014), Ju-On: The Final Curse (2015), Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)

The Haunted

Directors: David Holroyd

Writers: David Holroyd

Stars: Nick Bayly, Maggie Daniels, Virginia Denham

Story: Emily's arrives for her first night-shift as a care-giver, to an elderly dementia patient. In an isolated house her night turns into a nightmare as she is tormented by a vengeful spirit, and starts to uncover the house's dark secrets.

Other Films In Series: None.

Host

Directors: Rob Savage

Writers: Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage

Stars: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb

Story: Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong.

Other Films In Series: None.

Hubie Halloween

Directors: Steven Brill

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler

Stars: Peyton List, Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen

Story: Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem (and its Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something is going bump in the night, and it's up to Hubie to save Halloween.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Hunt

Directors: Craig Zobel

Writers: Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof

Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz

Story: 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 - The Hunt.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Invisible Man

Directors: Leigh Whannell

Writers: Leigh Whannell

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer

Story: When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his 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.

Other Films In Series: The Invisible Man (1933), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), Invisible Agent (1942), The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

The Lodge

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

Writers: Sergio Casci, Veronika Franz

Stars: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh

Story: A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Platform

Directors: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Writers: David Desola, Pedro Rivero

Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan

Story: A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.

Other Films In Series: None.

Relic

Directors: Natalie Erika James

Writers: Natalie Erika James, Christian White

Stars: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote

Story: A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Room

Directors: Christian Volckman

Writers: Eric Forestier

Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Kevin Janssens, Joshua Wilson 

Story: Matt and Kate buy an isolated house. While moving, they discover a strange room that grants them an unlimited number of material wishes. But, since Kate has had two miscarriages, what they miss the most is a child.

Other Films In Series: None.

Sputnik

Directors: Egor Abramenko

Writers: Oleg Malovichko, Andrey Zolotarev

Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov

Story: The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn't returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature.

Other Films In Series: None.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Directors: Sang-ho Yeon

Writers: Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae

Stars: Dong-Won Gang, Jung-hyun Lee, Re Lee

Story: Peninsula takes place four years after the zombie outbreak in Train to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung Seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.

Other Films In Series: Train to Busan (2016), Seoul Station (2016)

The Turning

Directors: Floria Sigismondi

Writers: Henry James (Based on The Turn of the Screw), Chad Hayes (Screenply)

Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

Story: A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents' deaths. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw."

Other Films In Series: The Innocents (1961), The Nightcomers (1972), Presence of Mind (1999), In a Dark Place (2006)

Underwater

Directors: William Eubank

Writers: Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudou Athie

Story: A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Unfamiliar

Directors: Henk Pretorius

Writers: Henk Pretorius, Jennifer Nicole Stang

Stars: Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen

Story: A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work making the life that she knew unfamiliar.

Other Films In Series: None.

 

You Should Have Left

Directors: David Koepp

Writers: David Koepp (Screenplay), Daniel Kehlmann (Novel)

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex

Story: A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.

Other Films In Series: None.

We Summon the Darkness

Directors: Marc Meyers

Writers: Alan Trezza

Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson, Maddie Hasson

Story: Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls' country home for an after-party.

Other Films In Series: None.

The Wretched

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

Writers: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

Stars: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones

Story: A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents' imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

Other Films In Series: None.

Z

Directors: Brandon Christensen

Writers: Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan

Stars: Keegan Connor Tracy, Jett Klyne, Sean Rogerson 

Story: A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend.

Other Films In Series: None.

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