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Asian Cinema April: Dread Central’s Latest 30-Day Horror Challenge

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 TerrorsBack to SchoolEvery Day is HalloweenNovember of the Living DeadThe End is Nigh, Winter HorrorLand, Horror is for Lovers, and (most recently) we had a Monster Madness theme for March. So, what’s next? Glad you asked!

When most people hear the term Asian Cinema, they immediately think of movies from Pacific Rim nations, but the Asian continent is massive. Yes, we’ll be featuring many films from Eastern Asia in “Asian Cinema April,” but also films from Russia and all the way West to the Arabinan Peninsula. You can consider April something of a geography lesson in addition to a celebration of the scariest movies produced in the entirety of Asia.

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 30-day horror challenge for April 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 Asian horror movies make the list? What are some other creepers from the Asian continent that deserve a shout-out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

*Right click images (separated by week) to save and print; you can also see a complete list of films in April’s 30-Day Horror Challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

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April 1st: Ju-on: The Grudge
April 2nd: Pulse
April 3rd: Dark Water
April 4th: Audition
April 5th: Versus
April 6th: I Saw the Devil
April 7th: Tumbaad
April 8th: Shutter
April 9th: Re-cycle
April 10th: The Eye
April 11th: Fatal Frame
April 12th: Battle Royale
April 13th: A Tale of Two Sisters
April 14th: Big Bad Wolves
April 15th: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
April 16th: Night Watch
April 17th: The Golem (2019)
April 18th: JeruZalem
April 19th: Djinn (2013)
April 20th: Kwaidan
April 21st: Hausu
April 22nd: Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight
April 23rd: Three… Extremes
April 24th: Oldboy
April 25th: Ringu
April 26th: Train to Busan
April 27th: The Wailing
April 28th: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
April 29th: The Host (2006)
April 30th: Whispering Corridors

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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