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New Horror Movies to Prime You for the Halloween Season

New Horror Movies to Prime You for the Halloween Season

(Updated 07/08/2020)

It's strange to be looking forward to autumn when the summer has just begun, but 2020 is a strange year. While a number of big new horror movies had originally been planned for spring and summer release, the closure of movie theatres across the country pushed many movies back to the fall. One planned October movie, HALLOWEEN KILLS, will now arrive in 2021, while the new CANDYMAN has become a fall 2020 release instead of a summer shocker.

Here are the great horror films we’re looking forward to in the back half of 2020 and beginning of 2021, to keep that Halloween spirit going well into the new year.

A Quiet Place Part II

New Horror Movies to Watch in Theatres: A Quiet Place Part II

[Image Credit: Paramount Pictures]


A family's battle against sound-sensitive monsters continues, in this sequel to the 2018 hit. A QUIET PLACE PART II picks up following the deadly events which confronted the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) at home. Now, they must face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

New Horror Movies to Watch in Theatres: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

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The seventh movie in THE CONJURING UNIVERSE is a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil sourced from the astonishing case files of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes the Warrens beyond anything they have seen before — including the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as Ed and Lorraine Warren under the direction of Michael Chaves (THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA). Series producer and THE CONJURING 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick wrote the script; he produces with series creator James Wan.

Candyman

New Horror Movies to Watch in Theatres: Candyman

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Do you dare say his name? Director Nia Dacosta (LITTLE WOODS) and producer Jordan Peele (GET OUT, US) team up for a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend of CANDYMAN. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. Now, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s "Watchmen", US) learns the horrific true story behind Candyman. He turns the story into paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.



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