This Is the Best Horror Film of 2020, According to Critics

Richard Evans
·3 mins read

Let's face it: 2020 has been pretty frightening. But while many of us have steered clear of movie theaters due to the real-life horrors of living through a pandemic, we've been missing out on some genuinely great films. If you're finding yourself more drawn to scary movies than ever before, you probably want to know what should be on your radar. To help you out, here's a list of the best horror films of 2020, according to critics.

Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes keeps an updated list of the best reviewed horror films of the year. Some of these movies did get a theatrical release, others went straight to streaming, and many can be watched from the comfort of your home right now. Read on to find out which scary movies you need to catch up on—and if any of your recent favorites made the cut. And for the greatest horror films ever, these are The Best Horror Films of All Time, According to Critics.

31

Spree

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still from spree

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62 percent

And to see how other horror films measure up, check out our Ranking of Every '90s Horror Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best.

30

Feedback

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still from feedback

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

29

Gretel&Hansel

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gretel and hansel

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

And for stars who got their start making scary movies, here are 30 Celebrities You Forgot Were in Horror Movies.

28

Amulet

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still from amulet

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69 percent

27

Yummy

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still from yummy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73 percent

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26

The Lodge

the lodge
the lodge

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74 percent

25

The Wretched

the wretched
the wretched

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 percent

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24

The Rental

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still from the rental

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 percent

23

The Platform

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still from the platform

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent

And for more things worth watching on Netflix, check out The Best Netflix Shows Ever, According to Critics.

22

VFW

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still from vfw

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

21

The Beach House

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the beach house

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

20

Bulbbul

bulbbul
bulbbul

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

19

Scare Me

still from scare me
still from scare me

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84 percent

18

Koko-di Koko-da

koko-di koko-da
koko-di koko-da

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

17

#Alive

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still from hashtag alive

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

16

1BR

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

15

Sea Fever

sea fever
sea fever

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

14

Color Out of Space

color out of space
color out of space

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

13

Come to Daddy

come to daddy
come to daddy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87 percent

12

After Midnight

after midnight
after midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

11

Sputnik

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still from sputnik

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

10

Swallow

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still from swallow

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89 percent

9

Blood Quantum

blood quantum
blood quantum

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

8

The Invisible Man

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Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

7

Relic

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still from relic

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

6

Possessor: Uncut

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still from possessor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

5

Impetigore

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impetigore

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

4

La Llorona

la llorona
la llorona

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

3

Extra Ordinary

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extra ordinary

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

2

Uncle Peckerhead

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uncle peckerhead

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

1

Host

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still from host

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent