Here’s a list of all the horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in December 2020. The list is based on titles in the USA.

December 2020 features many new horror, thriller, true crime, and sci-fi titles coming to Netflix in the US.

The list of horror, thriller, true crime and sci-fi movies and series coming to Netflix in December 2020 will be edited regularly with new titles as they’re released. So be sure to bookmark this page!

Dates and titles are subject to change.

The Guest: Season 1 (2018)

Available on Netflix: December 1, 2020

Bound together by a tragic past, a psychic, a priest and a detective join forces to take down a powerful spirit that’s driven by bloodthirst.

Read our THE GUEST review >

U-Turn (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 1, 2020

A young reporter’s investigation into a string of grisly suicides takes a dangerous detour when she follows the clues to a cursed stretch of road.

Read our U-TURN review >

Other titles available on December 1, 2020:

Peppermint (2018)
Monster House (2006)
Jurassic Park I-III
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The Swarm (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 4, 2020 (Not confirmed)

Set in rural France, the film revolves around the story of a woman who develops an obsessional bond with grasshoppers she is breeding as a high-protein crop.

Christmas Crossfire (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 4, 2020

A man foils an attempted murder, then flees the crew of would-be killers along with their intended target as a woman he’s just met tries to find him.


Detention: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 5, 2020

Detention: The Series starts at Greenwood High School in the 1990s. Yunxiang Liu, a transfer student, steps into the forbidden area on the campus by accident, where she encounters the ghost of Ruixin Fang. Fang later unveils the hidden history and trauma over the past 30 years, and how a group of young students and teachers were persecuted as they fought for freedom in the era of censorship. Their stories keep coming back to the school like haunting nightmares, waiting to be told and revealed.

Read our DETENTION review >

Ava (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 7, 2020

An elite assassin wrestling with doubts about her work scrambles to protect herself — and her estranged family — after a hit goes dangerously wrong.

Alice in Borderland: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 10, 2020

With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to survive.

Read our ALICE IN BORDERLAND review >

The Mess You Leave Behind: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 11, 2020

A teacher starts her job at a high school but is haunted by a suspicious death that occurred there weeks before… and begins fearing for her own life.


Tiny Pretty Things: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 14, 2020

When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.

Read our TINY PRETTY THINGS review >

The Ripper – Limited Docu-series (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 16, 2020

For five years, between 1975 to 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England. 13 women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer. No one felt safe – and every man was a suspect. Investigators and witnesses recall the Yorkshire Ripper murders in this limited documentary series.

Incarnate (2016)

Available on Netflix: December 16, 2020

A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Available on Netflix: December 16, 2020

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Sweet Home: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 18, 2020

As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive — and to hold on to their humanity.

The Midnight Sky (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 23, 2020

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to Earth, where a mysterious global catastrophe has taken place.

Read our THE MIDNIGHT SKY review >

Equinox: Season 1 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 30, 2020

Twenty years after witnessing a bus full of students disappear, Astrid runs into a man she recognizes as one of the victims and begins to investigate.

The Rope Curse 2 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 30, 2020

After a purification ritual unravels, a conflicted Taoist priest attempts to help a lonely young psychic whose aunt is possesed by a powerful demon.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 4 (2020)

Available on Netflix: December 31, 2020

In Part 4, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?

I usually keep up-to-date with all the horror news, and make sure Heaven of Horror share the best and latest trailers for upcoming horror movies. I love all kinds of horror. My love affair started when I watched 'Poltergeist' alone around the age of 10. I slept like a baby that night and I haven't stopped watching horror movies since. The crazy slasher stuff isn't really for me, but hey, to each their own. I guess I just like to be scared and get jump scares, more than being disgusted and laughing at the grotesque. Also, Korean and Spanish horror movies made within the past 10-15 years are among my absolute favorites.
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