31 Days of Horror 2017
It’s time for our THIRD ANNUAL 31 DAYS OF HORROR celebration, where we watch and review a new horror movie every day in October. Check out our 2016 line-up here. You’ll find a brief synopsis of each film we watch below.
Click on the film title to watch the trailer and read a more in-depth review.
October 1: Creepshow (1982)
Essential viewing for horror fans, George Romero teamed up with Stephen King and Tom Savini for Creepshow to create a grotesque, loving tribute to the old EC Comics that were published back in the 50s.
October 2: Little Evil (2017)
Little Evil on Netflix is a really fun and funny watch that is smartly written, with some nice twists and turns and a great cast.
October 3: Faces of Death (1978)
Controversial and shocking for its time, Faces of Death holds a special place in the heart of every 80s horror kid.
October 4: It Stains the Sands Red (2017)
A refreshingly original take on the zombie sub-genre that is full of thrills, humor and humanity. Check it out for some fantastic zombie fun and a surprisingly strong and heartfelt story.
October 5: Cult of Chucky (2017)
Mancini delivers another innovative and surprisingly original evolution of the Child’s Play franchise in the wonderfully gory and fun Cult of Chucky (we recommend checking out the unrated version for the best viewing experience).
October 6: Gerald’s Game (2017)
Gerald’s Game is a near flawless, tension-filled adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling novel featuring powerful performances and an unforgettable story
October 7: Carnival of Souls (1962)
A timeless classic, Carnival of Souls is essential viewing — a black and white masterpiece of otherworldly sights and sounds.
October 8: The Fly (1986)
The gold standard for remakes, David Cronenberg’s The Fly is both a masterpiece of body horror and a crowning cinematic achievement.
October 9: Haunter (2013)
While somewhat flawed, strong characters and a compelling, original story make Haunter a worthwhile addition to the supernatural horror sub genre.
October 10: The Changeling (1980)
In the mood for a classic ghost story? George C. Scott delivers the dread in this forgotten gem of a horror movie, guaranteed to give you the shivers.
October 11: Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (2012)
Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell is a blood splattered horror comedy out of Japan that lifts a heavy dose of inspiration from The Evil Dead.
October 12: Friday the 13th Part 3 3D (1982)
While not the most celebrated entry in the series, F13 Part 3 delivers a real sense of fun, creative kills, a menacing Jason, and that iconic hockey mask.
October 13: Murder Party (2007)
Murder Party is a perfectly themed Halloween film, exuding the dark spirit of the season in a highly original, extremely entertaining, face melting fright fest.
October 14: The Beast Within (1982)
1982’s The Beast Within is icky sexualized horror that has stood the test of time.
October 15: Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Exceptional performances and a creative twist on a horror classic make Shadow of the Vampire essential meta horror viewing.
October 16: Willow Creek (2013)
Willow Creek is found footage done right, with strong characters and a realism that keeps you invested through the slow build to the satisfying conclusion.
October 17: The Bad Batch (2017)
Visually stunning and backed by an impressive soundtrack, The Bad Batch feels very much like an artistic, dramatic/horror version of Mad Max.
October 18: Talon Falls (2017)
Talon Falls lacks much substance, story, and tension, but it’s satisfying enough for those looking for a little gory, mindless fun.
October 19: Feng Shui (2004)
Feng Shui is a tension-filled Horror film that stands apart from most Asian Horror, with its focus on story, atmosphere and creativity.
October 20: Scream (1996)
A bonafide horror classic, Scream is a self-aware love letter to the genre — a beloved and hugely influential slasher staple considered essential viewing.
October 21: Zombie Killers (2015)
Zombie Killers is a fun, self aware zombie film that separates itself from the pack by delivering a unique, well crafted story and solid performances.
October 22: Children of the Corn (1984)
While far from perfect, Stephen King’s Children of the Corn boasts memorable performances, a unique story, and some of the creepiest kids in horror.
October 23: Hellraiser (1987)
One of the most memorable and quotable films of a generation, Hellraiser is a landmark film in horror history with stunning visuals and an iconic villain.
October 24: Harvest Lake (2016)
Harvest Lake is a stylish, sexually charged film that challenges viewers with its surreal and thought-provoking approach to phantasmagoric horror.
October 25: The Cat and the Canary (1978)
The Cat and the Canary (1978) is a superb and stylish murder mystery and dark house horror film that delivers equal amounts of thrills and amusement.
October 26: Let Her Out (2017)
LET HER OUT is a unique and chilling horror film with the perfect balance of drama and scares, wonderful effects and powerful performances.
October 27: At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)
Brazil’s first horror film, “At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul”, is a black and white, hallucinogenic chiller from eccentric director José Mojica Marins.
October 28: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (1994)
Dellamorte Dellamore is a brilliantly bloody and sexy Italian horror film; a black comedy / zombie film that truly earns its cult status.
October 29: Xtro (1982)
“Some extra-terrestrials aren’t friendly.” – The 80s horror / sci fi film Xtro presents a truly disturbing tale of alien abduction and perversity.
October 30: The Convent (2000)
Blood, Guns and Demon Nuns Filled with demon nuns, guns, gore, comedy and a cameo from Coolio, THE CONVENT is a film that will satiate any EVIL DEAD fan.
October 31: Halloween (1978)
Nearly 40 years later, and John Carpenter’s iconic horror/slasher classic, Halloween (1978), continues to rise up and strike fear.