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 now in the closing stretch!
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.
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
July 2020: Clown/Circus Horror
August 2020: Creepy Kids
September 2020: Vampires
To co-inside with Dread’s next release, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw, we’re dedicated this #MonthOfDread to witches! And besides, witches are synonymous with the Halloween season, making the timing more than perfect. Give the trailer and synopsis for The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw below.
Set against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother’, who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin: children, fields, and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.
Look for the horror-western The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw when it hits limited theaters on October 2nd before a VOD release on October 6th.
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 October’s 31-day horror challenge below. Let us know you’re participating by using the hashtag #YearOfDread2020 on Social Media!
Did your favorite witch-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 October’s 31-Day horror challenge at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
October 1st, 2020: The Witch (2015)
October 2nd, 2020: The Witches (1990)
October 3rd, 2020: The Blair Witch Project
October 4th, 2020: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
October 5th, 2020: Blair Witch
October 6th, 2020: Gretel & Hansel
October 7th, 2020: Suspiria (1977)
October 8th, 2020: Suspiria (2018)
October 9th, 2020: The Wretched
October 10th, 2020: Lords of Salem
October 11th, 2020: Witches in the Woods
October 12th, 2020: The Craft
October 13th, 2020: The Autopsy of Jane Doe
October 14th, 2020: Don’t Knock Twice
October 15th, 2020: Hocus Pocus
October 16th, 2020: The Woods (2006)
October 17th, 2020: Pyewacket
October 18th, 2020: Hagazussa
October 19th, 2020: The Love Witch
October 20th, 2020: The Neon Demon
October 21st, 2020: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
October 22nd, 2020: Coraline
October 23rd, 2020: Witching and Bitching
October 24th, 2020: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
October 25th, 2020: Season of the Witch (1972)
October 26th, 2020: Sleepy Hollow
October 27th, 2020: Pumpkinhead
October 28th, 2020: Halloweentown
October 29th, 2020: Witchfinder General
October 30th, 2020: An American Haunting
October 31st, 2020: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw