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Circus of Dread: Our 366-Day #YearOfDread Horror Challenge Continues with Clown & Carnival Movies

Daily horror movie challenges are a staple of the Halloween season, but would you dare attempt a 366-day challenge? Why, you’d have to be insane to attempt such a feat, right? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing! On January 1st, we launched our “Year of Dread 2020” and we’re only half-way through!

Related Article: WE’RE LAUNCHING “YEAR OF DREAD 2020”: A 366-DAY HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE!

Dread Central liberated the 31-day horror challenge from October with monthly, themed horror movie challenges back in the Summer of 2018. Our ongoing mission: To create unique and inspiring curriculums for the truly devoted. You can check out our previous “Months of Dread” by following the links below.

July 2018: Horror Heatwave
August 2018: Aquatic Terrors
September 2018: Back to School
October 2018: Every Day is Halloween
November 2018: November of the Living Dead
December 2018: The End is Nigh

January 2019: Winter HorrorLand
February 2019: Horror is for Lovers
March 2019: Monster Madness
April 2019: Asian Cinema April
May 2019: MAYhem
June 2019: Summer of Blood
July 2019:
 Camps and Cabins
August 2019:
 Haunted August
September 2019:
 Sequel September
October 2019:
 GOTH-tober
November 2019: Stephen King

January 2020: Best of 2019
February 2020: Women in Horror
March 2020: 21st Century Monster Movies
April 2020: Horror Comedies
May 2020: Horror/Sc-Fi
June 2020: Vacations from Hell

Since Dread is releasing the extreme cult horror Circus of the Dead on VOD July 14th (followed by a Blu-ray release–for the first time ever!) we decided to make this “Month of Dread” a celebration of creepy clowns, sinister circuses, and killer carnivals! Check out the new trailer and key art below and pre-order your Blu-ray now, HERE.

Synopsis:
A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

Ask yourself: Are you a horror fan who lives every day like it’s Halloween? Do you have the gumption and the stamina to consume a new horror movie every day for an entire year? If so, feast your eyes on July’s 31-day horror challenge below. Let us know you’re participating by using the hashtag #YearOfDread2020 on Social Media!

Did your favorite clown/circus/carnival-themed horror movie make the list? 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 July’s 31-Day horror challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

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July 1, 2020: IT (1990)
July 2, 2020: All Hallows’ Eve
July 3, 2020: Stitches
July 4, 2020: The Last Circus
July 5, 2020: The Houses October Built
July 6, 2020: The Houses October Built 2
July 7, 2020: Terrifier
July 8, 2020: Killer Klowns from Outer Space
July 9, 2020: Big Top Evil
July 10, 2020: 31
July 11, 2020: Clowntergeist
July 12, 2020: Clownado
July 13, 2020: Clown
July 14, 2020: Clown Fear
July 15, 2020: IT (2017)
July 16, 2020: IT: Chapter Two (2019)
July 17, 2020: 100 Tears
July 18, 2020: House of 1000 Corpses
July 19, 2020: Joker
July 20, 2020: Wrinkles the Clown
July 21, 2020: Carnival of Souls (1962)
July 22, 2020: Carnival of Souls (1998)
July 23, 2020: Poltergeist (1982)
July 24, 2020: Gingerclown
July 25, 2020: Mockingbird
July 26, 2020: Candy Corn
July 27, 2020: The Funhouse
July 28, 2020: Gags
July 29, 2020: ClownTown
July 30, 2020: Scary or Die
July 31, 2020: Circus of the Dead

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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