Best Horror Movies and Shows to watch in July 2020

Best Horror Movies and Shows to watch in July 2020

Best Horror Movies and Shows to watch in July 2020
One can say 2020 is itself a horror film, where reality and fiction have come closer than ever. And if you are getting bored staying at Home and want to taste some good horror flick, we got just the thing for you. We have curated a list of Horror movies and shows that you can watch from home. So stay at home and practice social distancing while you enjoy these movies from our list. Here’s our take on Best Horror Movies and Shows to watch in July 2020.

10. Locke and Key

Locke and Key

This Netflix series revolves around three siblings, Bode, Kensey, and Tyler, who move back into their childhood home Key House. Aside from the haunting memories of their Father’s murder taking place inside the four walls, numerous magical keys also lie hidden around the house.

This comic adaptation brilliantly merges the line between horror, drama, comedy and dark fantasy, this one is a refreshing take in a world of cluttered comic book adaptations.

9. Swallow

Hunter (played by terrific Haley Bennett), a newly pregnant housewife, spends her time tending to a neat home and doting on her husband, Richie (Austin Stowell). However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade.
Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past flows out in the form of a disorder called pica — a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and often life-threatening, objects. Directed By Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Swallow is less of a horror, more a squirm-inducing psychological thriller which makes its viewers uncomfortable.

8. 1BR

Sarah tries to start anew in LA, but her neighbors are not what they seem. Unable to sleep, tormented by strange noises and threatening notes, her new life quickly starts to unravel. Directed By David Marmor, Nicole Brydon Bloom plays the lead role as Sarah and she’s the one we’re following from the very beginning until the very end and she shines bright.
There’s an air of Rosemary’s Baby, but still feels unique and doesn’t fall for the usual horror tropes. 1BR’s ending is chillingly haunting and will stay with viewers long after seeing this movie.

7. Relic

Kay (Emily Mortimer) and Sam (Bella Heathcote), mother and daughter respectively, visit their family home to find their grandmother (Robyn Nevin) has gone missing. When she mysteriously reappears a few days later, strange events begin to occur in the house.
Directed By Natalie Erika James and Produced by Jake Gyllenhaal and Russo Brothers, Relic shows a story that impacts on a small family, and shows us how dementia can be twisted into a dark tale, this slow-burn horror-thriller has its lineage in the realm of “Babadook” and “Hereditary”.

6. Underwater

The crew of a deep-sea drilling station must travel the ocean floor to escape to the surface after an earthquake destroys their compartment. Along the way, they discover what caused the collapse was not a simple earthquake, and there is something in the abyss with them.
Directed By William Eubank, with an ensemble cast of Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, and John Gallagher Jr. Plays out like a cross between Aliens and survival horror video game, right down to a final battle that makes for one hell of a final act, this visually stunning film is a refreshing entry to the Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror genre films with anxiety urging sequences.

5. The Wretched

A daring teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand-year-old witch, who is living posing as the woman next door.
Directed By Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce is mostly entertaining, occasionally imaginative, a bit of escapist fun, which would appeal to the fans of Stranger Things and It Chapter 1. Inspired by many 1970s and ’80s classics feels less like a copy more of a tribute.

4. Bulbul

bulbbul horror
Set in 20th Century Bengal, Bulbul, a child bride, grows up to be an enigmatic woman harboring a painful past as the supernatural murders of men plague in her village.
Directed by Anvita Dutt and Produced by Anushka Sharma, this Netflix Original is a dark fairytale that relay message, a stunning visual style, and applauding performances of Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose and Paoli Dam, from the likes of Tumbbad is set out to be another Indian Horror Cult Classic.

3. Bloodride

bloodride horror
In this Norwegian ghoulish horror anthology series, doomed passengers tell their stories in a spectral bus headed towards an unknown destination. This six 30 minutes episode anthology series is widely underrated, streaming on Netflix, is in lines with Black Mirror, and Room 104.
And like other anthologies, some chapters are stronger than others; Ultimate Sacrifice (Episode 1), Bad Writer (Episode 3), and Lab Rats (Episode 4) are the stand-outs here, embodying some interesting motifs of greed, hatred, and vengeance.

2. The Platform (El Hoyo)

EL HOYO The Platform
In the future, prisoners housed in vertical cells watch as inmates in the upper cells are fed while those below starve. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, this Spanish horror film does take place in the future but still feels very timely, one big critique on the world we’re living in.
If You have enjoyed “Parasite”, “Us”, “Snowpiercer”, “Elysium” or a fan of Cube trilogy, this is a top-notch companion piece currently streaming on Netflix with a hidden message for our Society.

1. Invisible Man

The Invisible Man
One night, Cecilia flees the house where she lives with her husband because she is mistreated and oppressed by him. After his suicide, however, she has a feeling that she is still haunted by him.
Directed by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade), this claustrophobic, tense and thrilling film that manages to breathe life into this genre and modernize an old classic as well and great acting from Elisabeth Moss without whose performance this film isn’t imaginable, The Invisible Man is one of the biggest surprises of the year so far and certainly one of the better horrors too.

Honorable Mentions:

The Hunt

The Hunt
Twelve strangers are kidnapped and taken to an unknown location where they find themselves fighting for their lives against a politically motivated foe. Directed by Craig Zobel, The Hunt lacks any serious jump scares but is a wild, gory, pulpy dark comic experience.

Sea Fever

Sea Fever
The crew of a West of Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply. Sea Fever proves that sometimes the concept is better than the execution, let down by the second act of botched editing and a slight drop of tension. Although the performance of Hermione Corfield is admirable and if you are a fan of The Thing and underwater visuals, do check it out.

If you liked this post and want to taste more curated list from me then I recommend to read The 10 Best Movies of 2020 (So Far). Let us know in the comments below if you think I have missed any title that should have been on this list.

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