It was going to be a big year for horror movie fans before the pandemic unleashed some real horrors in our lives. From sequels to reboots, many popular horror franchises were returning in 2020 along with some much-anticipated stand-alone films. In the first three months before the coronavirus pandemic caused a lockdown all over the country and in many parts of the world, we got to witness the reboot of The Grudge, Fantasy Island, Brahms: The Boy II, and The Invisible Man. Will the upcoming horror movies live up to the hype? Check out all the horror movies that were supposed to release this year.

A Quiet Place: Part II

DirectorJohn Krasinski
CastEmily BluntCillian Murphy

A sequel to A Quiet Place (2018), this horror film takes us back to the post-apocalyptic world infested by monsters with a highly sharp hearing sense. Evelyn Abbott returns with her kids Regan and Marcus, after the death of her husband in the prequel and the birth of their newborn baby. While there has been no announcement about the status of this film, the makers are sure to have a theatrical release and not go directly to online platforms.

The New Mutants

Director: Josh Boone
CastAnya Taylor-JoyMaisie WilliamsCharlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt

Based on a graphic novel, this sci-fi horror film focuses on five young mutants who find themselves trapped in a remote secret facility where they discover the full extent of their abilities. Now they must embark on a journey to escape their past sins and save themselves from their captors and themselves. The movie is set to hit theatres on August 28, 2020.


Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas

In an isolated town in Oregon, a young boy named Lucas is harboring a supernatural creature in his home. Lucas begins to hunt small animals and prepare meals for this creature. What follows is an investigation that leads sheriff Paul and his sister Julia, who is Lucas’s teacher, on a path to try and piece together these strange occurrences. This movie is most likely to have a direct OTT release, but the rumors haven’t been confirmed yet.


Director: Nia DaCosta
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tony ToddColman Domingo

A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Candyman revolves around a monstrous soul with a hook for a hand that is accidentally summoned by a student researching its myth. In this film, the murderous soul returns to the now-gentrified neighborhood of Chicago where its legend first began. The release date for the film is scheduled at September 25, 2020.


DirectorJames Wan
CastAnnabelle WallisJake Abel

Wan makes a return to direction with this horror film based on his own graphic novel, Malignant Man. The film focuses on a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis who discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious alien parasite that grants a second lease of life with other incredible powers. The movie was originally scheduled to be released on August 14, 2020 but has since been removed from the schedule with no updates.

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

DirectorMichael Chaves
CastVera FarmigaPatrick WilsonSterling Jerins

Paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren return for the third installment of the popular Conjuring series. The film is helmed by the director behind The Curse of the Weeping Woman, which released early in 2019. The Conjuring 3 is still in the making and the plot is currently unknown. As of now, the movie is scheduled to release on September 11, 2020.

There are many horrors in store for you, so keep coming back to this page for regular updates on upcoming horror movies. Meanwhile, watch the best horror fils streaming online by clicking on the link below.