The Best New Horror Movies and TV Shows of 2020, According to Ranker

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New Titles Claim Top Spots While Some Fall for the First Time in Years

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From the weird and scary, to the incredibly niche, Ranker keeps a finger on the pulse with its massive horror audience of 11 million social media followers further proving Ranker’s continued dedication to exciting original content, curated by the public.

Ranker, known as the world’s leading publisher for fan-powered rankings on just about everything with over one billion votes, is announcing its top new horror movies and TV shows for 2020. The voting by horror fans everywhere provides deep, entertaining dives and niche perspectives into the many different genres of everything scary in popular culture and beyond.

From the horror films for the cerebral, the slashers for the gore-hounds, to best the horror streaming TV series of 2020, Ranker harnesses the wisdom of the crowd and the opinions of millions of super fans to be far more relevant and predictive than the opinion of one blogger or critic.

Here’s what changed in 2020...

For the first time in two years, the original scream-junkie flick Halloween fell below the #3 spot on the list of The Best Horror Movie Franchises, while The Conjuring franchise, notable for having started in the last 10 years, finally cracked the top 5.

Top 5 New Horror Movies of 2020:

  • Invisible Man
  • The Hunt
  • The Lodge
  • #Alive
  • Underwater

For years, the #1 position on the list The Best Horror TV Shows of All Time belonged to newer smash hits like American Horror Story and Stranger Things. This year, the classic Twilight Zone series clawed its way from #4 in January to #1 in November.

On the same list, the top performing show from 2020 is The Outsider on HBO Max. Having started at #86 the day after its premiere of this year, it has now climbed all the way up to #45 as of November. The Stephen King inspired series starring, produced, and directed by Jason Bateman also sits atop the Best New Horror Shows of 2020.

Top 5 New Horror Shows of 2020:

  • The Outsider
  • Locke and Key
  • Dracula
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Dead Lands

This is just a sample size of the data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 35 million unique visitors per month on Ranker. From the weird and scary, to the incredibly niche, Ranker keeps a finger on the pulse with its massive horror audience of 11 million social media followers - led by Graveyard Shift - further proving Ranker’s continued dedication to exciting original content, curated by the public.

To find out more on all things 2020, please visit Ranker’s 2020 channel.

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Ranker, attracting more than 35 million monthly unique visitors worldwide, is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Launched in 2020 and powered by Ranker Insights, Watchworthy is the only statistically relevant, crowd-sourced TV recommendation app available to consumers. Ranker is listed on 2020’s Inc 5000 and Inc. 5000: California Series, Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 featuring the fastest growing companies in North America and Built In LA’s Top 50 Mid-Sized Companies To Work For in 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles with over 100 employees, Ranker also has an office in NYC.

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