It’s been over a year since Dread Central dropped our first 31-Day horror challenge. 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!
So, every month, we released a new challenge with a new theme. We asked our readers to let us know they’re participating in the festivities by using the #MonthOfDread hashtag. Even though our first year is behind us, these curriculums remain relevant. If you’ve yet to join the fun, check out a recap of everything you’ve missed by following the link below.
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July had a Camps and Cabins theme followed by Haunted August and we just wrapped Sequel September. This #MonthOfDread is GOTH-tober and we’ll be celebrating the genre’s greatest Gothic creepers. We’re including classic Gothic flicks, along with examples of American/Southern/Rural Gothic—and even a sci-fi Gothic!
Our ongoing mission 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 October below.
Did your favorite Gothic horror movies make the list? What are some others that deserve a shout out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.
*Right click images (separated by week) to save and print; you can also see a complete list of films in October’s 31-Day horror challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
October 1st, Frankenstein (1931)
October 2nd, The Others
October 3rd, Sleepy Hollow (1999)
October 4th, Rosemary’s Baby
October 5th, House of Usher (1960)
October 6th, The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
October 7th, Pan’s Labyrinth
October 8th, The Orphanage
October 9th, The Company of Wolves
October 10th, Crimson Peak
October 11th, Bram Stoker’s Dracula
October 12th, The Wolfman (2010)
October 13th, Shadow of the Vampire
October 14th, What Lies Beneath
October 15th, The Messengers (2007)
October 16th, Skeleton Key
October 17th, Artik
October 18th, The Changeling (1980)
October 19th, Frailty
October 20th, Edward Scissorhands
October 21st, The Woman in Black
October 22nd, The Eyes of My Mother
October 23rd, The Conjuring
October 24th, Mary Reilly
October 25th, Beetlejuice
October 26th, The Crow
October 27th, The Craft
October 28th, Brotherhood of the Wolf
October 29th, Dark City
October 30th, May
October 31st, Silent Hill