A few years ago some of my favorite people started listing their favorite films to watch throughout the Halloween month. Last year, I joined the fun, also creating my own horror movie list. This year, I see that the 31 days of horror challenge is officially EVERYWHERE.
It’s not as simple as AMC releasing their Fear Fest line up (AKA, Halloween 4 and 5 on repeat) anymore. Networks, writers, and horror lovers alike are all creating 31 days of horror challenge lists. In an effort to share a communal love of the genre during it’s most popular month.
Like any social media driven challenge, it’s over commercialized. But for those who are truly passionate about a love of horror (like myself) it’s also become a fun game. An opportunity to enjoy a horror movie a night. A way for fanatics of the genre to push their creativity further. It’s no longer just about pleasing ourselves, but about the challenge. How to include corresponding hashtags and insert daily theme prompts.
Last year, my 31 days of horror challenge was just a medley of all my Halloween favorites. This year I decided to embrace the idea more.
Now, the month is broken down into weekly themes, including where to find them.
Before, the list included film’s I’ve seen a million times. In 2020, I put some more emphasis on newer horror movies. Powerhouse Blumhouse is releasing four new films during Hallowen alone. All part of an eight movie deal with Prime called Welcome to the Blumhouse. Countless other new horror is also emerging throughout the month of October and beyond.
Other categories include supernatural horror, Part III horror movies (because I recently decided they don’t get nearly enough love), and remakes. Then ending with the classics.
31 days of horror challenge – Halloween 2020
Follow along or just pick and choose from the list as you like. And if, and when you do, let me know!! I’d love to hear what others are watching!
In the meantime, I’ll be on the couch with a bowl of popcorn, and a pumpkin spice candle burning, enjoying a horror movie each night, (and maybe more than that).