Top 10 Horror Films of 2020

2020 has been one hell of a year. With reality seeming like something from a horror film its hard to remember what life was like before the pandemic. As people were forced to spend more and more time at home, watching movies became one of the only things we could all do to pass the time and thankfully 2020 has given us some great horror films.

So what are Love Horror’s Top 10 favourite horror films from 2020? Find out below with our list, placed in star order with the highest rated at the end. You might agree, you might not, but we hope you all agree we can’t wait to see what horror 2021 brings us all!

The Unhealer (2020)

What we said:
“The Unhealer undid my preconceptions and unequivocally left me impressed. The main plot’s pivot packs the necessary emotional clout and the switches between amusing, shocking and downright barmy are handled with consummate ease. The premise is a doozy, the performances are engaging and it doesn’t run a minute longer than it should. This type of medicine is just what the doctor ordered; no faith healing or Shamanic antics required.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/ghosts/69772/the-unhealer-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★☆ 


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Possessor (2020)

What we said:
“Possessor is also a clinical dissection of what makes someone a killer, highlighting the detachment necessary to end a life without remorse of mercy. Brutal and beautiful in its portrayal of violence many of the murders are displayed like works of art and there are several scenes not for the squeamish taking the movie into the territory of body horror that Brandon Cronenberg’s father is so famous for…Truly mind bending Possessor is a grown up Sci-Fi movie full of emotion, invention, visceral violence and more that excites your mind, heart and guts far more than anything Christopher Nolan has created.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/psychological/71110/possessor-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

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The Oak Room (2020)

What we said:
“The performances on display here are remarkable and paired with brilliant writing and direction lead to a film you genuinely cannot take your eyes away from. In the end, I absolutely adored this movie with the only bittersweet feeling coming from the fact that I’ll never get to see the stage version. It’s a beautifully accomplished film and highly recommended to any and all that appreciate good storytelling.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/thriller/69899/the-oak-room-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

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12 Hour Shift (2020)

What we said:
“A dark, bloody treat with glorious comedic turns from Bettis and Farnworth, 12 Hour Shift is one of my favourite films of the year. Building steadily from the opening screw-up and sliding inexorably – not to mention hilariously – into the unbridled pandemonium of the final act, I didn’t want this to end. The endlessly creative Brea Grant has, almost inevitably, made one of my favourite movies of the year. Now, is there any chance of a Regina-based spin-off?”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/comedy-horror/68985/12-hour-shift-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

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The Stylist (2020)

What we said:
From a story by Gevargizian who also co-wrote the script with Eric Havens and Eric Stolze, The Stylist is an ingenious and insightful examination into the mind of a serial killer slotting right alongside American Psycho, The Voices and the 2012 remake of Maniac. All of these films force the audience to engage with the psychotic central character in an attempt to understand them and truly see the world through their eyes regardless of the consequences…Beautifully shot, expertly scripted and brilliantly acted The Stylist sits solidly on the list of the best psycho killer movies ever made, offering a unique and astute analysis of a character who has unwillingly been pushed onto a path of inner and outer destruction.
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/psycho/70568/the-stylist-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★½ 

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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (2020)

What we said:
“The performances are really impressive, and it seems the actors had a lot of fun overacting and mirroring the classic styles. It’s a brilliant watch from start to finish. Since it was a first time watch for me, I also had no idea where the story was going, so I thoroughly enjoyed all the twists and turns. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had this much fun with a horror film and I can’t recommend it enough.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/comedy-horror/70455/the-brain-that-wouldnt-die-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

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The Invisible Man (2020)

What we said:
“One of the best remakes of all time, one of the best horror films of the last 10 years and definitely the best film of 2020 The Invisible Man shows that given the right cast and the right creatives it is possible to take something as sacred as one of the classic Universal Monsters and give them a whole new lease of life.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/psycho/67424/the-invisible-man-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

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Alone (2020)

What we said:
“Featuring masterful tension, edge of the seat suspense, and a heart-pounding sound design, Alone is an unwavering, powerful thriller combined with ordeal horror, that is consistent, incredibly written, and subversive in its storytelling choices and character dynamics, supported by layered and gripping performances at the forefront. Hyams proves that a familiar concept can be revived successfully by taking it in an innovative direction.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/psycho/69490/alone-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

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A Ghost Waits (2020)

What we said:
“A Ghost Waits is a gentle paranormal tale with a relatable, human story at its core. It is a real indie gem that will satisfy horror fans with the more hardcore of hearts while being accessible for audiences who aren’t as accustomed to the genre. It contains some playfully spine-chilling moments without being overly frightening with the focus predominantly on bringing these two wonderful characters together under exceptional circumstances. The film includes a beautiful soundtrack that momentarily takes it into a semi-musical territory and features an excellent sound design for the creepier elements.Adam Stovall has created something truly special with A Ghost Waits, it is a standout directorial debut for him. He has refreshingly placed his own stamp on genre filmmaking creating a film that is unique with its own identity. A Ghost Waits is an utterly captivating, intelligent, and moving supernatural romantic comedy with a kooky edge.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/ghosts/67053/a-ghost-waits-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host (2020)

What we said:
“An amazing achievement considering that it was made during lockdown they hype surrounding Host is completely legitimate and it functions both as a time capsule for the real horrors of 2020 and a jump in the genre of found footage to fresh and truly frightening new ground. One of the scariest horror films of the last 10 years, one of the best horror films of the year and perhaps the best work of film to come out of lockdown, heed the call of Host and have the living hell scared out of you.”
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https://lovehorror.co.uk/ghosts/71221/host-2020-review/

Movie Rating: ★★★★★ 

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See you for more scares in 2021!

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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