A new year means more installments to the horror genre

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As we creep into a new decade it’s important to know that there will be no shortage of spooktacular films! In fact, there will be some original horror treats, scary sequels, and classic reboots that aim to generate some buzz among horror fans everywhere. So, it’s time for you to start adding some chills and thrills to your must-watch list. 

The Grudge (January 3, 2020) 

Whether you’re a fan of films where vengeful spirits are cutthroat killers or you simply enjoy the jump scares and underexposure of the original’s mysterious scene capturing, one of the most anticipated flicks of 2020 is the reimagining of Ju-On: The Grudge. So, since it’s been 16 years since the first installment, and a mere 10 years since the third was released, let’s recap what happens when the supernatural curse is reborn? For those horror lovers who don’t remember, The Grudge is two words that are used to describe a curse that’s born when someone dies under extreme rage or sorrow, leaving behind an entity that manifests where the person died. So, essentially any living thing that disturbs that resting place will encounter this supernatural force and will be violently slaughtered by it, therefore passing the curse from victim to victim in an endless chain of death and horror. So, if you’re excited to see a revamp of this genre favorite, hit up the theatres asap and check it out! 

Underwater (January 10, 2020) 

This nautical action-horror flick has been three years in the making, hitting a few roadblocks only to further sink into an apprehensive 2020 movie slot. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be pitted against mysterious creatures? Well, how about isolated seven miles below the surface of the ocean? This thriller has its protagonist take a dunk into the depths, only to find treacherous sea monsters that emerge to terrorize crew members abroad the underwater, military research station. Although there are no horror movie toys that currently embody this seafaring flick, as we proceed into the second week of 2020, there could soon be something underway. 

In the meantime, check out some merchandise for some other popular deep-sea, horror movies.

Untitled Saw Project (May 15, 2020)

Whether you believe that the Saw franchise is overdone or you’re excited for another sequel full of games and bloodcurdling suffering, there’s no denying that this horror crowd-pleaser possesses some of the goriest deaths and inventive torture scenes of the entire genre and some of the most critically acclaimed horror movie toys. Although this new installment is currently untitled, it has been referred to as The Organ Donor and will feature actors Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and the Rock. Will it be underwhelming or ultimately unforgettable? That’s up to you to find out. 

Here are a few other films that may delight your demonic senses:

  • The Turning (January 24, 2020): A film based on the 1898 novella The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James. 
  • Fantasy Island (February 14, 2020): Based on the ‘70s television series with the same name, however, with no trailer to go off of, we don’t quite know what to expect. 
  • The Invisible Man (February 28th, 2020): This movie is focused on restoring the low budget roots of the 1933 science fiction horror film, with a spin on a rather familiar story. 
  • A Quiet Place: Part II (March 20, 2020): This highly anticipated sequel possesses one of the most intriguing concepts in horror, but the silence definitely didn’t kill the need to use the premise to make another movie. 
  • Candyman (June 12, 2020): Everyone knows about the ‘90s film Candyman, so this iconical reprised film is simply a fresh take on an eerie classic. 
  • The Purge 5 (July 10, 2020): The franchise that’s centered around the unique concept of legal crime will once again purge another night following the success of the 2016 film, The Purge: Election Year. Shop: Purge God Mask
  • The Conjuring 3 (September 11, 2020): Another installment will join the widely popular The Conjuring Universe franchise and will be making its way to the big screen this September.  
  • Halloween Kills (October 16, 2020): Will Michael Myers finally defeat Laurie Strode or will he be overcome in a deadly, bloody battle?

Which films do you anticipate to be the highlight of your 2020? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

2 thoughts on “A new year means more installments to the horror genre”

  1. James says:

    Halloween Kills for me. But I’m sure a surprise will pop up during the year.

    1. Nightmare Toys says:

      The horror industry is always full of surprises. Thanks for sharing, James!

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