Year in Review: Best Horror Movies of 2020

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During an exceptionally scary year, genre fans were able to find solace in a creative batch of horror movies. In a sign of the times, many titles mimicked the isolation of quarantine, with protagonists trapped deep in the ocean (“Underwater”), at a snowy retreat (“The Lodge”), in an Airbnb from hell (“The Rental”) or even in their own minds (“Possessor,” “Relic”). Variety has picked 18 of the best titles of 2020.

Mild spoilers ahead.

See the best horror movies from 2021.