It’s October 1st! That means that it is time once again for Horror And Sons‘ annual Halloween Horrors Reader Submission Series!!
After starting off our series last year, I felt it only fitting to let our friend from Recycled Horrors start off events this year! The reason that I chose to kick this off with their piece is because it starts the month-long celebration with an idea that is not only a practice I follow myself (with some adjustments), but one that I assume most horror fans and Halloween lovers alike partake in: Personal Horrorfests. The seasonal barrage of horror and Halloween-themed viewing that each of us partake in this time of year. Some of us may limit it to one night. Some may just stick with whatever is on AMC or TCM. For some, like myself, our personal Horrorfest started a couple of months back.
Whatever approach you take to your own Halloween season viewing, it’s become as much a part of the holiday as trick-or-treaters and scary costumes. It’s become part of the tradition that we share with friends or even our own children. It’s just another part of the magic of Halloween.
RECYCLED HORRORS PRESENTS: THE 5TH ANNUAL 31- DAY HORRORFEST
Welcome back for our 5th Annual 31 Day Horrorfest.
Last year, we chronicled the roots of our annual viewings on Halloween night. We’ll keep it simple this time and unfurl this season’s roster with only a minimal note on a sub-tradition.
Milky Way Midnight Candy Bars:
No screening is complete unless we have a candy bowl full of these in front of us. They are our Halloween treat of choice & they pair perfectly with a cold brew.
Now, on to the show!
Each year we put together a 31 Day Horrorfest. Each night follows a theme and we do our best to include different and unique entries as opposed to the regular staples – of which we watch regardless of the time of year. This year’s roster includes:
October 1st: OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE:”Funny Games” (2007) / “Insidious: Chapter 3” (2015)
October 2nd: IT CAME FROM THE 70s: “When A Stranger Calls” (1979)
October 3rd: THE MONSTER MASH: “The Nest” (1988)
October 4th: CRAVING CRAVEN: “Cursed” (2004)
October 5th: FOREIGN FRIGHTS: “Three…Extremes” (2004)
October 6th: WELCOME TO THE CREEPSHOW: “Holidays” (2016)
October 7th: CARPENTER CARPENTRY: “The Ward” (2010)
October 8th: V IS FOR VAMPIRES: “Vamp” (1986)
October 9th: IT CAME FROM THE 80s: “Scanners” (1981)
October 10th: REMAKE RAMPAGE: “A Perfect Murder” (1998)
October 11th: HOWL AT THE MOON: “Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf” (2014)
October 12th: LOST & FOUND BOX: “Willow Creek” (2013)
October 13th SLASHER CELEBRATION: “And Soon The Darkness” (2010)
October 14th HOSTING HORRORGAL: “The Victim” (2011)
October 15th Z IS FOR ZOMBIES: “I Survived A Zombie Holocaust” (2014)
October 16th IT CAME FROM THE 90s: “Virus” (1999)
October 17th LAUGHS & LOONS: “Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters” (1988)
October 18th BUMP IN THE NIGHT: “Witchboard” (1986)
October 19th THE VOMIT VAULT: “The Hills Have Eyes 2” (2007)
October 20th TERROR TUBE: “Invasion”
October 21st. SEQUEL SYNDROME: “I Spit On Your Gave III: Vengeance Is Mine”
October 22nd NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN-FOOTAGE: “Orca”
October 23rd BEST WORST MOVIE: “Lavalantula”
October 24th DEVIL’S DELIGHT: “Deliver Us From Evil”
October 25th – October 28th FRANCHISE FRIGHTMARE: “Hellraiser”
*Note: The goal is to view each title in the franchise. At nine films in the series, we may not achieve the feat this year.
October 29th TERROR IN THE AISLES: “Screamers”
October 30th ALL HALLOW’S EVE: “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” / “Trick ‘R Treat”
October 31st THIS HALLOWEEN: “Halloween” / “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
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