Bede’s 2019 31 Days Of Horror Viewing List

Well, October is almost upon us once again, and you know what that means… the Halloween season has arrived! As someone who absolutely loves and passionate all things horror, it would be an understatement to say that this is without a doubt one of my favourite times of the year. Plus like a lot of horror fans, it’s a good excuse to watch nothing but horror films over the course of 31 days. Now when it comes down to deciding on which horror films in particular to put on my viewing list to watch over the month of October, I always do something a little different when compared to everyone else’s lists. If you have been following my work here on the site over the pass couple of years, you’ll know exactly what that is. However for those out there who don’t, I’ll explain. You see while most horror fans watch one film per day for their 31 Days Of Horror viewing lists, I up the ante by doubling the amount of films I’ll be watching by raising it to 62 instead. Yep, you’ve read that’s right: 62 horror films. Which means I’ll be checking out two films per day throughout the month of October. Having done this theme quite a few times now, I always find it a lot of fun because it gives me more opportunities to check out a lot more horror films, both old and new, that I hadn’t got around to seeing yet. However when it comes to mine, I do have some rules that I follow in regards to which 62 horror films I put on my 31 Days Of Horror viewing list:

1: All the horror films have to be ones that I have never seen before.

2: 31 of the films have to be older ones made before the year 2010 while other 31 films must be newer ones released after 2010.

3: Sequels are not allowed to be included, only stand alone films instead.

Those are the three rules that I go by when it comes to my list. What I do like about my curated list for this year’s one is that it’s a good mixture of many different types of horror films: vampires, zombies, giallo, Aussie horror films, supernatural, Hammer Horror, foreign horror, possession, slashers, surreal, psychological, werewolves, horror comedies, Vincent Price films, anthologies, monsters, sci-fi horror, serial killers, cults, silent horror films and so much more. However I will make some exceptions when it comes to certain days though. Other than the 62 horror films that I picked, I’ll also be adding a couple of bonus films on certain days that’ll either be rewatches of some older horror films that I haven’t seen in a while, newly released horror films that have just hit cinemas/streaming services or checking out some films at Australia’s major horror film festival Monster Fest. Now the question remains: will I be able to watch them all? It’s never easy but it’s a challenge I’m willing to accept. So without further ado, here’s my complete final viewing list of every horror film I’ll be seeing in October…

Here’s my list:

Day 1: ASYLUM and NIGHTMARE CINEMA
Day 2: DAGON and THE VEIL
Day 3: MESSIAH OF EVIL and THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (Bonus films: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK and MIDSOMMAR: Director’s Cut)
Day 4: THE SLAYER and DON’T KNOCK TWICE
Day 5: BLOOD AND BLACK LACE and THE EDITOR (Bonus film: HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS)
Day 6: DEATH WARMED UP and NEKROTRONIC
Day 7: THE PREMONITION and THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (Bonus film: IN THE TALL GRASS)
Day 8: DEATH LINE and SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ
Day 9: THE BLACK CAT (1934) and THE PERFECTION
Day 10: ORCA and BACKCOUNTRY (Bonus film: 3 FROM HELL)
Day 11: THE REPTILE and POD (Bonus films: BLOOD VESSELL, BLISS and VFW)
Day 12: CURTAINS and WOLVES AT THE DOOR (Bonus films: RABID (2019), DANIEL ISN’T REAL, 1BR and GHOST KILLERS VS. BLOODY MARY)
Day 13: GALAXY OF TERROR and STARFISH (Bonus films: THE FURIES and IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS)
Day 14: FEAR X and THE HIVE
Day 15: THE DEAD NEXT DOOR and RAMPANT
Day 16: WEREWOLF OF LONDON and WER (Bonus film: COLOR OUT OF SPACE)
Day 17: THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE and THELMA (Bonus films: HOUSEBOAT HORROR and CUT)
Day 18: DREAMSCAPE and STEPHANIE
Day 19: TROUBLE EVERY DAY and THE WIND (Bonus film: WOUNDS)
Day 20: BLOOD DINER and SLICE
Day 21: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945) and THE LITTLE STRANGER (Bonus film: ELI)
Day 22: DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS and KISS OF THE DAMNED
Day 23: BURIAL GROUND and RAVENOUS  (Bonus film: THE SHINING (1980))
Day 24: THE TINGLER and THE SILENCE (Bonus films: READY OR NOT and ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP)
Day 25: CURE and ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Day 26: SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BLOW-O-RAMA and THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE
Day 27: IMAGES and WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Day 28: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960) and THE PRODIGY
Day 29: SUGAR HILL and MA
Day 30: THE WIZARD OF GORE and THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL
Day 31: ONCE BITTEN and HELL FEST (Bonus film: 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED)

Well, there you have it. These are the films I’ll be seeing this year for Halloween. Keep a look out for my daily thoughts/mini-reviews for all of these films every day during October at www.twitter.com/BedeJermyn or on the Super Network Facebook page. Also come back early November, which I’ll be doing an article on the 10 best horrors films that I saw from my list.

Article written by Bede Jermyn 

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