Paranormal TV, Movies & Events To Look Forward To In 2020

January 11, 2020 6:00 AM ‐ ParanormalTelevisionMovies
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
A list of supernatural television shows, paranormal films and documentaries, spooky events and ghost hunting live streams to look forward to in 2020. Get details of new and returning ghost hunting television shows, Hollywood blockbusters, and dates to remember.

Paranormal Television Airing In 2020

Dracula

The year started with a new adaptation of Dracula on BBC One, from the makers of 'Sherlock', Claes Bang stars as Dracula in this brand new mini-series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

Are You Haunted?

Are You Haunted?

The first episode of the second series of Phil and Sara Whyman's ghost hunting web-series dropped at the end of 2019 and will continue into the new year.

In the series Phil and Sara are joined by a team of experienced investigators, made up of Jane Carrigan, Tim Wagstaff, Dale Dickinson and Ben Woodward, who at the start of each episode come together to pick the most interesting cases they they've each received before embarking on their investigation in an attempt to uncover what might be lurking in the shadows.

Ghost Nation

Jason Hawes - Ghost Nation

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango join Really channel's paranormal schedule in their new ghost hunting series, 'Ghost Nation'. The show premiered in the US over Halloween, but from January 9th British fans of the paranormal can follow the trio's paranormal adventures.

Jason, Steve and Dave were among the main cast members of the hit television series 'Ghost Hunters', and are now investigating under the umbrella United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO), a new wider network of paranormal investigation teams. Their investigations form the basis of the new ten-part series, 'Ghost Nation'.

Locke & Key

Coming to Netflix on February 7, 2020. Based on the best-selling graphic novels, 'Locke & Key' follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3

In 2018 Netflix rebooted the kids TV show 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch', which was aimed at the same audience, who are now grown up, making for a much darker show. The show returns for a third season on 24th January. Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit, as she prepares to enter hell in order to save her boyfriend, Nick.

Ghosts

BBC One Ghosts

Last April BBC One brought us a new six-part sitcom about a group of ghosts in the crumbling Button Hall. Their existence was thrown into turmoil when a young urban couple inherit the derelict country house. The BBC have confirmed that the sitcom will return for another series at a yet to be confirmed date in 2020.

Stranger Things

Soon after the last season of Netflix's supernatural smash came to an end, its writers, the Duffer brothers, confirmed that a fourth season had been green lit.

There's been no official mention of a date yet, but the writers tweeted what could be a clue over the New Year. The Stranger Things Writers account tweeted the upcoming seasons tagline written across the figures 2020. The writers have not replied to any of their followers asking if this is a clue about the date of the next season, but we think you can take this to mean that season four is coming in 2020.

Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9 - Series 5

We haven't heard from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's since their spooky 2018 Halloween special, but a fifth series of the dark anthology show is due to air on BBC Two in February with six new episodes. Pemberton spoke about how they write the show, "we always like to be in the same room, which a lot of writing partners don't. We live very close to each other so we have a little office and go to the same places for our lunch and we spitball a lot of ideas for a long time."

Because The Night

Because The Night

'Luther' creator Neil Cross has written a dark new four-part series for ITV starring Russell Tovey as Nathan, based on his 2009 book, 'Burial'. The drama unfolds almost a decade into Nathan's new devoted married life, when he is rocked to the core when Bob, an unwelcome face from the past, turns up on his doorstep with shocking news, triggering a series of catastrophic decisions. 'Because The Night' promises to feature murder and possibly even ghosts.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor

'The Haunting Of Hill House' Season 2

With its hidden ghosts, terrifying horror elements and compelling plot line, 'The Haunting Of Hill House' is the best Netflix Original in the supernatural genre to date.

So, it's no surprise that the show returns this year, but focussing on a completely different story with no connection to season one. Season two will draw inspiration from Henry James' 1898 psychological horror 'The Turn Of The Screw', and will have all new characters - although there will be some familiar faces.

The Haunted Hunts

The Haunted Hunts are a paranormal investigation team from the North West of England. The gang is lead by Danny Moss, alongside Rebecca Salisbury-Moss, Emma Dawe, Charlie Rutter, and Roxanne Rutter.

The team's second series, entitled 'Civitas Spirituum' lands on Amazon Prime on 5th March. The six new episodes will follow the team as they investigate claims that Chester is one of the most haunted cities in the UK.

Truth Seekers

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

British comedians Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are no strangers to the world of the paranormal and the weird. For their next project, the pair have gone all out supernatural as they take on the roles of paranormal investigators in their upcoming Amazon Prime series, 'Truth Seekers'.

The project was first announced last year and few details have been released since, but fans are already excited at the thought of seeing the duo hunting ghosts. There's not yet a confirmed date for the series, but we're hoping it might come to the streaming platform this year.

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Paranormal Movie Releases In 2020

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Without a doubt, the biggest paranormal movie release of the year is the new Ghostbusters movie. 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' serves as a sequel to the original 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters II', effectively writing off 2016's 'Answer The Call'.

This time around it is directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two films. The movie stars Carrie Coon as Callie, the mother of two children Trevor and Phoebe, played by 'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard and  Mckenna Grace - the grandchildren of one of the original Ghostbusters.

The ParaPod Movie

The ParaPod is a comedy podcast in which hardcore believer Barry Dodds and staunch skeptic Ian Boldsworth debate the paranormal. It ran for three successful series, notching up a total of 30 episodes, as well as a handful of specials, Ian and Barry then decided to make a movie version of the podcast.

The movie gets its first public screening in London at the start of the year, but full details of the movie's release have not yet been announced. Presumably the film will be available to watch for free online at some point early this year as much of the funding came via donations from fans of the podcast.

The Grudge

'The Grudge', starring John Cho, is released on 24th January, making it the first horror movie release of the year. The movie is set in a house that is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Brahms: The Boy II

Brahms: The Boy II

The 2016 movie 'The Boy' once again proved that dolls are terrifying. What made the Brahms doll in 'The Boy' even more scary is that you never actually saw him move. If you've recovered from the nightmares and are feeling brave, then you can get a whole new dose of scares in cinemas this February with the movie's sequel. The movie tells the story of a family who move into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring 3

Due for release in September, the latest movie in The Conjuring franchise tells a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in US history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.

The Witches

The Witches

Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 classic book 'The Witches', the movie tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches. The movie will be released in October, 30 years after the previous adaption of Roald Dahl's novel.

Candyman

'Candyman' is directed by Nia DaCosta and written by critically acclaimed, Jordan Peele. It serves as the direct sequel to the 1992 supernatural film of the same name. The movie revolves around a desperate artist named Anthony McCoy discovers the story of the Candyman which he initially uses as inspiration for his paintings, but begins to lose his sanity and unleashes a wave of violence, death and misery leading him to face his destiny.

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