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

Find out which scary movies got scary good reviews this year.

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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 a look at horror's past, revisit The Scariest Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated.

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Spree

still from spree
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63 percent

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The Owners

the owners
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64 percent

And if you're looking for something really scary, check out The One Horror Film Stephen King Was Too Scared to Finish.

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Bad Hair

still from bad hair
Hulu

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64 percent

38
Feedback

still from feedback
Breaking Glass Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

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Gretel & Hansel

gretel and hansel
United Artists Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent

36
Amulet

still from amulet
Magnolia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69 percent

35
Yummy

still from yummy
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73 percent

34
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw

the curse of audrey earnshaw
Epic Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 percent

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Black Box

black box
Amazon Studios

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 percent

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The Lodge

the lodge
Neon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74 percent

31
The Wretched

the wretched
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74 percent

30
The Rental

still from the rental
IFC Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75 percent

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The Platform

still from the platform
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent

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Scare Package

scare package
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent

27
Scare Me

still from scare me
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

26
VFW

still from vfw
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

25
The Beach House

the beach house
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

24
Bulbbul

bulbbul
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

23
Synchronic

still from synchronic
Well Go USA Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

22
Koko-di Koko-da

koko-di koko-da
Dark Star Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

21
#Alive

still from hashtag alive
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

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1BR

1br
Dark Sky FIlms

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

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Sea Fever

sea fever
Dust

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

18
Color Out of Space

color out of space
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

17
Come to Daddy

come to daddy
Saban Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87 percent

16
After Midnight

after midnight
Cranked Up Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

15
Sputnik

still from sputnik
Sony Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

14
Swallow

still from swallow
IFC Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

13
The Wolf of Snow Hollow

the wolf of snow hollow
United Artists Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

12
Blood Quantum

blood quantum
Elevation Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

11
Relic

still from relic
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

10
The Invisible Man

Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

9
Vampires vs. The Bronx

vampires vs. the bronx
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

8
Possessor: Uncut

still from possessor
Neon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

7
Impetigore

impetigore
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

6
The Wolf House

still from the wolf house
Anto

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

5
The Mortuary Collection

the mortuary collection
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

4
La Llorona

la llorona
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

3
Extra Ordinary

extra ordinary
Cranked Up Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

And for some less successful scary movies, This Is the Worst Horror Movie of All Time, According to Critics.

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Uncle P******head

still from uncle p*****head
Epic Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

1
Host

still from host
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

And for a look at some stars with spooky pasts, check out these Celebrities You Forgot Were in Horror Movies.

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