It’s been over half a year since we started something new here at Dread Central: Monthly, themed horror movie challenges. You know what I’m talking about; those lists of daily genre flicks that are a staple of the Halloween season. We didn’t know why monthly movie challenges were, for the most part, confined to October—especially since horror fans live every day like it’s Halloween!
Our first #MonthOfDread had a Horror Heatwave theme for July. It was followed Aquatic Terrors, Back to School, Every Day is Halloween, November of the Living Dead, The End is Nigh and, most recently, we embraced the chill of the season with Winter HorrorLand!
February is Women in Horror Month and Black History Month, so expect to see content related to both. But the month is perhaps most celebrated by average Jills and Joes for Valentines Day. Everything seems to focus on coupling-up for a month of romance and excitement, but horror fans know (perhaps better than anyone) that the flames of passion often lead to something objectively terrifying!
The pursuit and/or loss of love is a popular plot motivator in every genre, but our theme for February’s 28-Day horror challenge is “Horror is for Lovers”! We’ll be highlighting films that feature dynamic couples, films where love conquers evil, but mostly films where love goes horribly wrong! Many of these films are perfect date-night flicks; others—not so much!
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 28-day horror challenge for February below. Let us know you’re joining in the festivities by using our #MonthOfDread hashtag on social accounts when watching these films!
Did your favorite love-themed horror movies make the list? What are some other movies about love or love gone bad 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 download and print; you can also see a complete list of films in February’s 28-Day Horror Challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
2019: The Bride of Frankenstein
February 2nd, 2019: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
February 3rd, 2019: Hellraiser
February 4th, 2019: The Loved Ones
February 5th, 2019: Honeymoon
February 6th, 2019: Natural Born Killers
February 7th, 2019: Nina Forever
February 8th, 2019: My Bloody Valentine (1981)
February 9th, 2019: My Bloody Valentine (2009)
February 10th, 2019: Return of the Living Dead 3
February 11th, 2019: Let the Right One In
February 12th, 2019: Warm Bodies
February 13th, 2019: Spring
February 14th, 2019: Valentine
February 15th, 2019: The Fly
February 16th, 2019: Bride of Chucky
February 17th, 2019: The Shape of Water
February 18th, 2019: Candyman
February 19th, 2019: What Keeps You Alive
February 20th, 2019: Dead Ringers
February 21st, 2019: Audition
February 22nd, 2019: Life After Beth
February 23rd, 2019: Antichrist
February 24th, 2019: Otis
February 25th, 2019: Nightbreed
February 26th, 2019: Love in the Time of Monsters
February 27th, 2019: The Voices
February 28th, 2019: Spiral (2007)