We selected our 13 favorite candidates for the Dark Side of the Screen screening & discussion series: the best, most provocative, and most discussion-worthy (non-mainstream) horror, thriller, and noir films of 2020. Festival and international films from the previous year were eligible if they were distributed in the United States in 2020.  2020’s festival and international films were likewise eligible, even if they had not yet reached distribution.

Co-authored by Julia Compton and Mike Dillon


#13. 12 HOUR SHIFT

#12. UNCLE PECKERHEAD

#11. A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND

#10. COLOR OUT OF SPACE

#9. POSSESSOR

#8. ALONE

#7. BLOOD ON HER NAME

#6. SPONTANEOUS

#.5 THE INVISIBLE MAN

#4. BUTT BOY

#3. SAINT MAUD

#2. SWALLOW

#1. HIS HOUSE

Favorite On-Screen Moments:

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