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“Summer of Blood”: Our Latest #MonthOfDread is All About Slashers!

It’s been 11 months since we launched our first 31-day horror challenge. To make it an entire year, we’ve dubbed June the “Summer of Blood” and comprised a challenge that’s all about slashers!

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 by Aquatic TerrorsBack to SchoolEvery Day is HalloweenNovember of the Living DeadThe End is Nigh, Winter HorrorLandHorror is for LoversMonster Madness, Asian Cinema April, and, most recently, MAYhem featured films with high body counts that build to sates of extreme pandemonium.

Not only is “Summer of Blood” all about slashers, but it’s arranged chronologically, making it something of an evolutionary experience, illustrating how these archetypal horror villains have changed over the decades. It’s also worth noting that each day introduces a new slasher (sometimes multiple slashers) with Freddy Krueger being the only one repeated.

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 June 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 slasher movies make the list? What are some other epic slasher flicks 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 June’s 30-Day horror challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!

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June 1st, 2019: Psycho (1960)
June 2nd. 2019: Black Christmas (1974)
June 3rd, 2019: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
June 4th, 2019: Halloween (1978)
June 5th, 2019: Friday the 13th (1980)
June 6th, 2019: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
June 7th, 2019: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
June 8th, 2019: Child’s Play (1988)
June 9th, 2019: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
June 10th, 2019: Candyman (1992)
June 11th, 2019: Scream (1996)
June 12th, 2019: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
June 13th, 2019: American Psycho (2000)
June 14th, 2019: Freddy vs Jason (2003)
June 15th, 2019: High Tension (2003)
June 16th, 2019: Wolf Creek (2005)
June 17th, 2019: The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
June 18th, 2019: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
June 19th, 2019: Hatchet (2006)
June 20th, 2019: Inside (2007)
June 21st, 2019: The Collector (2009)
June 22nd, 2019: Orphan (2009)
June 23rd, 2019: Among the Living (2014)
June 24th, 2019: Creep (2014)
June 25th, 2019: Bodom (2016)
June 26th, 2019: Better Watch Out (2016)
June 27th, 2019: Hush (2016)
June 28th, 2019: Happy Death Day (2017)
June 29th, 2019: You Might Be the Killer (2018)
June 30th, 2019: Terrifier (2018)

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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