Regular readers of Dread Central know that we liberated the 31-day movie challenge from the month of October a while back; beginning last July, we’ve brought you a Horror Heatwave challenge, an Aquatic Terrors challenge, and we’re about to wrap up our 30-day Back to School-themed daily challenge for the month of September.
October is the perfect month for a horror movie challenge, so you know there’s no way we’re sitting this month out, no matter how many other sites and networks are planning Halloween-themed slates of their own. Nine times out of ten, an October horror movie challenge will culminate with John Carpenter’s Halloween (released in 1978) on the 31st, but this isn’t your typical Samhain season.
Since Blumhouse’s Halloween is slashing into theaters on October 19th, we’re including it on our 31-Day Challenge—with the entire franchise proceeding it. Yes, we’re even including those controversial Rob Zombie reboots, so you’ll be a Michael Myers expert just in time for 2018’s Halloween!
Since we live life like every day is Halloween, each film will either take place on the holiday, or in the days leading up to it. 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 31-day horror challenge for October below. Let us know you’re joining in the festivities by using #MonthOfDread on your social accounts when you watch these films! Good luck and pleasant screams!
Did your favorite Halloween-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 October’s 31-Day Horror Challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
October 1, 2018: All Hallows’ Eve
October 2, 2018: All Hallows’ Eve 2
October 3, 2018: Terrifier
October 4, 2018: Tales of Halloween
October 5, 2018: The Houses October Built
October 6, 2018: The Houses October Built 2
October 7, 2018: 31
October 8. 2018: The Guest
October 9, 2018: Halloween (1978)
October 10, 2018: Halloween II (1981)
October 11, 2018: Halloween III: Season of the Witch
October 12, 2018: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
October 13, 2018: Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
October 14, 2018: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
October 15, 2018: Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
October 16, 2018: Halloween: Resurrection
October 17, 2018: Halloween (2007)
October 18, 2018: Halloween II (2009)
October 19, 2018: Halloween (2018)
October 20, 2018: Donnie Darko
October 21, 2018: Hocus Pocus
October 22, 2018: Dark Night of the Scarecrow
October 23, 2018: The Barn
October 24, 2018: Night of the Demons
October 25, 2018: Sleepy Hollow
October 26, 2018: House of 1000 Corpses
October 27, 2018: Lady in White
October 28, 2018: Murder Party
October 29, 2018: Boys in the Trees
October 30, 2018: The Crow
October 31, 2018: Trick ‘r Treat