The end is nigh—the end of 2018, that is. And while the prospect of a New Year often comes with hope and optimism, we here at Dread Central decided to take a more apocalyptic tone for December’s “Month of Dread”! Regular readers know that we liberated 31-Day “Horror Challenges” from the month of October long ago. Since July, we’ve created monthly, themed-challenges that have included Horror Heatwave, Aquatic Terrors, Back to School, Every Day is Halloween, and (most recently), November of the Living Dead.
Since 2018 is coming to a close with a pervasive chill closing its grip on the Northern Hemisphere, December’s “Month of Dread” will feature characters facing global Armageddon. From alien invasions to pandemics, nuclear bombs to zombies, and even visions of the world post-Apocalypse, we’re highlighting films that force us to face the end of life as we know it, all month long.
The idea is to create unique and inspiring curriculums for the truly devoted, so ask yourself: Are you a horror fan who lives every day like it’s Halloween, too? Do you have the gumption and the stamina to consume a new horror movie every day of every month? If so, feast your eyes on our 31-day horror challenge for December below. Let us know you’re joining in the festivities by using #MonthOfDread on your social accounts when you watch these films! Good luck and pleasant screams!
Did your favorite Apocalypse-themed horror movie make the list? What are some other flicks about the end of the world that deserve a shout-out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
*Click images (separated by week) to enlarge, download, and print; you can also see a complete list of films in December’s 31-Day Horror Challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
December 1st: Anna and the Apocalypse
December 2nd: Extinction (2015)
December 3rd: Annihilation
December 4th: Dead Shadows
December 5th: Threads
December 6th: Take Shelter
December 7th: End of Days
December 8th: Turbo Kid
December 9th: These Final Hours
December 10th: The Domestics
December 11th: Night of the Comet
December 12th: Hidden (2015)
December 13th: Children of Men
December 14th: This is The End
December 15th: I Am Legend
December 16th: The Road
December 17th: Melancholia
December 18th: War of the Worlds (2005)
December 19th: 12 Monkeys
December 20th: Reign of Fire
December 21st: 10 Cloverfield Lane
December 22nd: JeruZalem
December 23rd: The Mist
December 24th: The Survivalist
December 25th: It Comes at Night
December 26th: Carriers
December 27th: The Gate
December 28th: The Divide [Featured Image]
December 29th: Cell
December 30th: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
December 31st: A Quiet Place