Each December/January, every horror website on the planet tells YOU what the best genre films of the year are/were–and we’re no different.
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Last week, however, we took the unprecedented move of asking YOU, our readers, to tell US what the best horror movies of 2020 were–and the masses have spoken!
Check out YOUR PICKS for the Top 10 Horror Movies of 2020 below!
#1: Color Out of Space
Directed by Richard Stanley
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
Directed by Brandon Cronenberg
Tasya Vos, an elite, corporate assassin, takes control of other people’s bodies using brain-implant technology to execute high-profile targets
#3: The Invisible Man
Directed by Leigh Whannell
After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.
Directed by William Eubank
Disaster strikes more than six miles below the ocean surface when water crashes through the walls of a drilling station. Led by their captain, the survivors realize that their only hope is to walk across the sea floor to reach the main part of the facility. But they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when they come under attack from mysterious and deadly creatures that no one has ever seen.
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Directed by Rob Savage
Six friends accidentally invite the attention of a demonic presence during an online séance and begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes.
Directed by Christopher Landon
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.
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#7: The Lodge
Directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala
During a family retreat to a remote winter cabin over the holidays, the father is forced to abruptly depart for work, leaving his two children in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past.
Directed by Natalie Erika James
When family matriarch Edna goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter return home to find her. They discover a haunting presence hanging over the home, which is taking over Edna’s mind.
#9: His House
Directed by Remi Weekes
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
#10: The Mortuary Collection
Directed by Ryan Spindell
Desperate for work, a young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary on the outskirts of town. There, she meets Montgomery Dark, an eccentric mortician with more than a few skeletons in his closet. Montgomery chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last.
Top 5 Runners-Up:
1BR, Anything for Jackson, The Dark and the Wicked, Gretel & Hansel, Sputnik
We’d like to thank all the Dread Central readers who participated in our survey! Did your favorite horror movies of 2020 make the list? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.