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It’s time to prepare for a month of horror with the Gruesome Guide for February 2020. Doc Rotten and Vanessa Thompson walk you through the top 10 Horror Films to see this month. Woot!
Editor’s note: VFW is now being released on 2/14/2020!
(FilmNation Entertainment, Hammer Films – 2/7/2020)
A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
Directors: Severin Fiala | Veronika Franz
Stars: Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell
COME TO DADDY
(Saban Films, Firefly Films – 2/7/2020)
A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.
Director: Ant Timpson
Writers: Toby Harvard (story), Toby Harvard
Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson
Blumhouse’s FANTASY ISLAND
(Columbia Pictures, Blumhouse Productions – 2/14/2020)
A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.
Director: Jeff Wadlow (Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare)
Stars: Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Portia Doubleday
(Cranked Up Films – 2/14/2020)
When his long-suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank’s comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.
Directors: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella
Writer: Jeremy Gardner
Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Justin Benson
BRAHMS: THE BOY II
(STX Entertainment – 2/21/2020)
After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
Director: William Brent Bell
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson, Christopher Convery
THE NIGHT CLERK
(Saban Films – 2/21/2020)
Voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation.
Director: Michael Cristofer
Writer: Michael Cristofer
Stars: Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, Tye Sheridan
(Entertainment Squad – 2/25/2020)
A director’s dream job quickly descends into a nightmare when he is forced to film a real-life murder.
Director: Graham Denman
Writers: Graham Denman (story by), Patrick Robert Young
Stars: Danielle Bisutti, Chris Browning, Caroline Williams
(RLJE Films, Fangoria – 2/14/2020)
A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.
Director: Joe Begos (Bliss)
Writers: Max Brallier (co-writer), Matthew McArdle (co-writer)
Stars: Martin Kove, Stephen Lang, William Sadler
THE INVISIBLE MAN
(Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions – 2/28/2020)
When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Director: Leigh Whannell (Upgrade)
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid
(Saban Films – 2/28/2020)
Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles soon finds himself caught up in the game and forced to fight in a battle to the death. Initially, Miles’ lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he manages to elude his first opponent but when Nova is kidnapped, he must finally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.
Director: Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm)
Writer: Jason Lei Howden
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Rhys Darby
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