14 Best Horror Movies on Starz 2020

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Starz has a fantastic selection of classic and new horror cinema to enjoy. My list here has a selection of the best of both, based mostly on my own opinion.

16 of the best horror movies on Starz worth watching in 2020.

  1. The Thing (1982)
  2. They Live
  3. Hannibal
  4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  6. The Fourth Kind
  7. The Grudge (2020)
  8. Army of Darkness
  9. The Fly
  10. The Omen
  11. Land of The Dead
  12. Dracula (1979)
  13. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
  14. Zombieland Double Tap

1. The Thing (1982)

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the-thing
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
8.189Starz

The original The Thing is a must watch horror movie from John Carpenter. If you are a fan of over the top 1980s horrors such as Evil Dead then this is another must watch. The story line is obviously not original. A research team cut off in Antarctica battle a parasite alien which is effectively hunting them and assimilating them in to horrific monster type creatures. It is typically over the top however this was a popular style ion the 80s and is by far one of the best horrors to come from that decade.

2. They Live

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they-live
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
7.382Starz

A unique story of a man who stumbles upon a pair of glasses that reveals the world to him in a different way, seeing things as they really are. Both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens. This movie is a brilliant watch, intelligent , funny and plenty of depth. There’s plenty of of reverences and meaning to the real world.

3. Hannibal

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hannibal-on-netflix
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.875Starz,
Netflix

Anthony Hopkins returns as Hannibal Lecter in this sequel to Silence of The Lambs. This time Hannibal is on the loose and on the FBI top 10 most wanted list. Agent Clarice is also back and trying to catch him. The plot is a little more interesting as one of Hannibals past victims is also looking for revenge, creating a great multi levelled game of Cat & Mouse. Overall it is a good movie, the only thing that lets it down is everyone is comparing it to Silence of The Lambs, which is a shame as it was never going to be as good, but is still a great movie that any director would be proud of making. If you have seen Silence of The Lambs and want to continue then watch this movie, you won’t be disappointed.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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The-Texas-Chainsaw-Massacre
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.269Starz

A modern classic remake of the even more classic original movie. Telling the story (inspired by true events) of the psychotic chainsaw wielding maniac and his equally deranged family as they hunt down a group of young friends. If you have never seen a Leatherface movie then this is a good place to start. Obviously not as good as the original but a nice remake with a more modern feel to make an modern audience scared. Plenty of gore and horrendous scenes for thrill seeking audiences.

5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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the-exorcism-of-emily-rose-movie
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.772Starz
UK Netflix

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. The movie is a little different as it jumps from courtroom to exorcism making it a court room drama movie more than anything, this makes it a little misleading to me. The movie is more serious than other horrors with plenty of drama.

6. The Fourth Kind

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the-fourth-kind
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
5.961Starz

Inspired on true events on the idea that a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska have been disappearing since the 1960s and playing on the idea that alien abductions are to blame. I remember seeing this movie in the cinema with my brother and his mates, and a heated debate erupted on whether the events of this movie are real or not, but personally I don’t think it matters, its a creepy movie and leaves a lot of mystery. I would prefer not to know if this is real, i love to think we are not alone but I also do not want to think I could be abducted in such a frightening way.

7. The Grudge (2020)

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the-grudge
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
4.255Starz

Another Remake for the universe of The Grudge. This Canadian version of the vengeful spirit is a little disappointing in comparison to the others, but if you are a fan of the specific style of horror then its worth a good scare. The main issue with this movie is it has big shoes to fill. If it was not for all the other movies then this would have a higher rating, try and watch without the others in mind.

8. Army of Darkness

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army-of-darkness
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
7.582Starz

You are forgiven if you mistake some scenes of this movie for a Monty Python Sketch. What it is actually is the sequel to the original Evil Dead. After our one survivor from the cabin is sucked into a medieval world under threat from the demons let loose by the Book. Lots more action and gore than even the first film, this becomes a far more epic tale than The Evil Dead. Eventually this movie gives birth to the new Evil Dead series now on Netflix with the same Character and Actor.

9. The Fly

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the-fly
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
7.685Starz

Fans of Classic horror or Jeff Goldblum will love The Fly. A simple plot of Scientist who manages to create a working teleport machine, all seem to be working perfectly, and it is. An unforeseen disaster occurs when a fly jumps into the machine with him as he teleports. At first he is unaware anything is wrong, but he slowly starts to develop super human abilities, however along with it comes the aggression of a fly as his DNA is slowly taken over with Fly DNA, turning him into a monster.

10. The Omen (1976)

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the-omen
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
7.581Starz

The original Omen is the story of a couple who adopt Damien, who they are not aware is the spawn of The Devil. An innocent childish exterior but dark evil, sinister powers as all those who cross his path will suffer. Their is almost no good in this child. It is easily one of the scariest movies ever made with a deep lasting effect on its audience rather than a jump scare thrill. This movie is in everyway a masterpiece, however it may be a little dated for a modern audience looking for thrills. Approach this movie as though you are looking for a great movie with a great story.

11. Land of The Dead

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land-of-the-dead
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.271Starz
Netflix

Personally I really enjoyed this movie despite the average rating. Set in the future where a Zombie apocalypse happened decades ago and civilisation has partially rebuilt in protected cities and procedures for all possibilities. However, what was not anticipated was the idea of zombies evolving in intelligence (though subtlety) to the point that they are able to over run defences and send humanity back into chaos in a fight for survival. Lot of great action and building zombie killing tanks from busses makes this film a great action zombie movie.

12. Dracula (1979)

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dracula
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.562Starz

There are dozens of Dracula movies, this version is neither the best or the worst. It is a romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic. Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride. This version has some great gothic style and is a stunning and stylish movie to watch. If you want a classic Dracula then this is perfect. It is definitely an underrated movie.

13. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

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The-Woman-in-Black-2-Angel-of-Death
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
4.851Starz

I loved Harry Potter in the first of these movies, probably his best acting (though he did set the bar low in my opinion). 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house’s darkest inhabitant. Not as good as the first movie in anyway, however still creepy and dark. If you enjoyed the first and just want more of the same jump scares then you will enjoy this movie.

14. Zombieland Double Tap

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zombieland-double-tap
IMDBRotten TomatoesWhere To Watch
6.782Starz

A great Zombie comedy with a great cast, the original does not disappoint and either does this one. Nothing to complicated, a group of survivors trying to survive the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse.

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