Gruesome Movie Guide: January 2020

Each and every month, the Grue-Crew takes a look at the horror movie releases for the coming weeks to guide you on your horror movie viewing journey. International Cosplay Queen and Podcasting Rock Star Vanessa Thompson joins host Doc Rotten to discuss the major theatrical and streaming horror films coming your way the first month of the new year. Start off 2020 right, check out the Gruesome Movie Guide for January 2020.


January 2020

THE GRUDGE (January 3, 2020 | Screen Gems and Ghost House)

A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Director: Nicolas Pesce
Writers: Jeff Buhler (story by), Nicolas Pesce (screenplay by)
Stars: Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, William Sadler

DRACULA (January 4, 2020 | NETFLIX)

In 1897 Transylvania, the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London.

Creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Stars: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan

UNDERWATER (January 10, 2020 | 20th Century Fox)

A crew of aquatic researchers works to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.

Director: William Eubank
Writers: Brian Duffield (screenplay by), Adam Cozad (screenplay by)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick

THE WAVE (January 17, 2020 | EchoWolf Productions)

A man on the verge of promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.

Director: Gille Klabin
Writer: Carl W. Lucas
Stars: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Donald Faison

COLOR OUT OF SPACE (January 24, 2020 | SpectreVision)

A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.
Director: Richard Stanley

Writers: Scarlett Amaris, H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story by)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Q’orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson

THE TURNING (January 24, 2020 | Amblin Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment)

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw”.

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writers: Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Chad Hayes
Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

GRETEL & HANSEL (January 31, 2020 | Orion)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)
Writer: Rob Hayes
Stars: Sophia Lillis, Jessica De Gouw, Alice Krige


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