5 MUST SEE HORROR MOVIES for July 2020 – a Gruesome Guide

This is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for June 2020. Back with Doc Rotten again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.

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RELIC (IFC) – 07/03/2020

A daughter, mother, and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family’s home.

Director: Natalie Erika James
Writers: Natalie Erika James, Christian White
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote

UNHINGED – 07/10/2020

Unhinged is a psychological thriller that takes something we’ve all experienced – road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion.

Director: Derrick Borte
Writer: Carl Ellsworth
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman

GHOSTS OF WAR – 7/14/2020

Follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.

Writer/Director: Eric Bress
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner

SAINT MAUD – 07/17/2020

The film follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Writer/Director: Rose Glass
Cast: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Knight

THE RENTAL (IFC) – 07/24/2020

Two couples rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away.

Director: Dave Franco
Writers: Dave Franco (screenplay by), Joe Swanberg (screenplay by)
Cast: Alison Brie, Jovani Ridler, Toby Huss

DEEP BLUE SEA3 – 07/28/2020

Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceful life is disrupted when a “scientific” team led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up looking for three bull sharks who we soon learn aren’t just any bull sharks.

Director: John Pogue Writer: Dirk Blackman
Cast: Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks, Bren Foster

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.