A couple months back, we liberated the 30/31-Day Horror Movie Challenge from the month of October. First, we created a “Heatwave” themed challenge for the month of July; it featured films that were hot (figuratively and literally) taking place in arid deserts, foreboding badlands, cursed summer camps, and even the flaming corridors of Hell itself! Next came our “Aquatic Terrors” themed challenge for the month of August; it sported films that explored the genre’s plethora of underwater horrors.
Since most schools and universities begin new academic sessions in September, this month’s theme is Back to School! Summer’s over, and it’s time to hit the books (which is a terrifying prospect itself)! Everyone knows that High School can be hell, and horror practitioners have often plumbed the perils of adolescence in order to tap into shared anxieties and primal fears. In addition to featuring films that take place in High Schools, we’ll be bringing you creepers set in universities, academies, and even one that takes place in elementary school!
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? 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 September below. Let us know you’re joining in the festivities by using #MonthOfDread on your social accounts when you watch these movies! Good luck and pleasant screams!
Did your favorite Back to School-themed horror movie make the list? What are some other school-set genre flicks 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 September’s 30-Day Horror Challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
September 1, 2018: Carrie (1976)
September 2, 2018: Scream
September 3, 2018: Suspiria (1977)
September 4, 2018: The Moth Diaries
September 5, 2018: The Woods
September 6, 2018: Boarding School
September 7, 2018: Flatliners (1990)
September 8, 2018: The Faculty
September 9, 2018: The Craft
September 10, 2018: Slaughter High
September 11, 2018: Prom Night (1980)
September 12, 2018: Sorority Row
September 13, 2018: Detention
September 14, 2018: Cry_Wolf
September 15, 2018: Urban Legend
September 16, 2018: Cherry Falls
September 17, 2018: Tragedy Girls
September 18, 2018: Dread
September 19, 2018: Happy Death Day
September 20, 2018: Excision
September 21, 2018: Tag (2015)
September 22, 2018: The Blackcoat’s Daughter
September 23, 2018: Jennifer’s Body
September 24, 2018: My Friend Dahmer
September 25, 2018: Final Destination
September 26, 2018: Idle Hands
September 27, 2018: Cooties
September 28, 2018: The Gallows
September 29, 2018: The Loved Ones
September 30, 2018: Battle Royale