Horror is a genre of literature, film, and television that is meant to scare, startle, shock, and even repulse audiences. The key focus of a horror novel, horror film, or horror TV show is to elicit a sense of dread in the reader through frightening images, themes, and situations.
In the horror genre, story and characters are just as important as mood and atmosphere. A horror story often shocks and provokes with its exploration of the unknown. Some top famous Hollywood horror movies are discussed in this article.
Possessor is a famous horror movie of 2020. It is a science fiction psychological horror film. The film was particularly praised for its originality and the performances of the main characters of the movie. Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
It was released in the United States and Canada on October 2, 2020. Signature Entertainment will distribute the film in the United Kingdom. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2020.
The Invisible Man is a 2020 famous movie. This Movie is an Australian-American science fiction horror film. It is written and directed by Leigh Whannell. In January 2019, Universal announced that all future movies on their horror characters would focus on standalone stories, avoiding inter-connectivity.
The movie was in the United States on February 28, 2020, by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and the combination of scares with "a smart narrative about how people can be manipulated and abused in harmful ways.
His House is a famous horror-thriller film. The movie is written and directed by Remi Weekes from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables. The movie is directed in 2020. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.
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. It was released on 30 October by Netflix and received positive reviews from critics.
The Hunt is an American horror-thriller film that is directed by Craig Zobel and the script is written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. The story is about twelve strangers, they wake up in a clearing.
They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen for a very specific purpose - The Hunt. It was theatrically released in the United States on March 13, 2020, by Universal Pictures and received mixed reviews from critics.
Relic is an Australian horror drama film. It is directed by Natalie Erika James from a screenplay. The film had a daughter, mother, and grandmother. They are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
It was released on July 3, 2020, in the United States. Relic grossed $192,352 from 69 theaters in its opening weekend. It then made $195,674 in its second weekend.
Saint Maud is a British psychological horror film. It is written and directed by Rose Glass in her feature directorial debut. Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.
Saint Maud had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2019 and was released in the United Kingdom. The film received positive reviews from critics, praising its directing, atmosphere, performances, and score.
The Lighthouse is one of the best psychological horror-thriller films of 2019. It is directed and produced by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Max Eggers.
The film was meant to include “a very juvenile shot of a lighthouse moving like an erect penis and a match-cut to actual erect penis”, although this cut was removed upon request by financiers. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
La Llorona, also known as The Weeping Woman. It is a 2019 Guatemalan horror film directed by Jayro Bustamante. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.
IT Chapter Two is a famous American epic supernatural horror film. It is a sequel to the 2017 film it, both based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti.
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Chapter Two premiered in Los Angeles on August 26, 2019. The film has grossed over $473 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics.
The Curse of La Llorona (also known as The Curse of the Weeping Woman) is a 2019 American supernatural horror film. It is directed by Michael Chaves, in his feature directorial debut, and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
The Curse of La Llorona premiered at South by Southwest on March 15, 2019. It received mixed reviews, with criticism aimed at its reliance on jump scares, and the movie grossed $123 million worldwide against a budget of $9 million.