Bede’s 2022 31 Days Of Horror Viewing List

Well, everyone. October is almost upon us and you know what means? One of the best times of the year has come back around once again: the Halloween season. After spending the past two Octobers at home due to lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s nice to see that this year’s Halloween will be one where both myself and everyone I know all over the world will be able to go out, socialise and celebrate the season like we did in previous years before all the madness of these past two years happened (as long as we make sure to keep ourselves safe and healthy of course, which is the most important thing). While I’ll be doing that as well but to be honest, I know what I’ll be spending most of my time doing and it’s something a lot of horror fans will be doing as well: watch horror films. Lots and lots of horror films. As you probably already know if you have been following here on the site over the years, I always like do something a little different with my 31 Days Of Horror list compared to everyone else’s. While most horror fans usually watch at least one film per day for their lists, I double the amount of films I’ll be watching by raising it to 62 instead. Yep, that is correct: 62 horror films. Which means I’ll be doing a double feature of two horror films every day throughout the month of October. I have been doing this for my 31 Days Of Horror nine times over the past decade and I always have a great time doing it because it gives me more horror films, both old and new, to check out. However when it comes to this unique 31 Days Of Horror viewing list, I do have some rules that I follow in regards to which 62 horror films I put on it:

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 the 31 films have to be recent ones released in the past few years.

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

By following these three rules, it makes it pretty easy for me to put together a list every year. This year’s list in particular is another great mixture of many different types of horror films: vampires, zombies, giallos, supernatural, slashers, psychological, horror comedies, anthologies, monsters, sci-fi horror, serial killers, cults, silent horror, werewolves, animated films, Italian horror, found-footage, folk horror, Hammer Horror, Asian horror and more. What’s really cool though is that for each day of the month, I’ve made sure to pair two films together that share some common link with each other. Whether they be from the same sub-genre, share a similar story or thematic elements etc. However I will make some exceptions when it comes to certain days though. Outside 62 horror films that I picked, I’ll also be adding a couple of bonus films on certain days of if they are being released in cinemas or making their official premieres on streaming services. Now the question remains: will I be able to watch them all? I’m hoping so. I know for certain is that the official 62 films that I picked for the list will without a doubt be my main priority to watch during the month (the bonus films aren’t hugely essential as they’re there as more of a extra film to check out if I have the time) but that being said, I’m going to attempt to check out all of them anyway regardless. It will be challenge, but I think I can do it. 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: THE NEW YORK RIPPER (1982) and  VICIOUS FUN (2020)
Day 2: J.D.’S REVENGE (1976) and BAD HAIR (2020) *Bonus Film: HOCUS POCUS 2 (2022)*
Day 3: THE CITY OF THE DEAD (1960) and THE OTHER LAMB (2019) *Bonus Film: THE MUNSTERS (2022)*
Day 4: LISA AND THE DEVIL (1974) and ERREMENTAI: THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVIL (2017) *Bonus Film: MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM (2022)*
Day 5: THE PIT (1981) and SON (2021) *Bonus Film: MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE (2022)*
Day 6: HABIT (1995) and JAKOB’S WIFE (2021)
Day 7: MURDERS IN THE ROUGE MORGE (1932) and RED 11 (2019)
Day 8: THE LIFT (1983) and SLAXX (2020)
Day 9: WOLF GUY (1975) and BLOODTHIRSTY (2020) *Bonus Film: WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (2022)*
Day 10: DON’T PANIC (1987) and SEANCE (2021) *Bonus Film: GRIMCUTTY (2022)*
Day 11: TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1972) and EAT BRAINS LOVE (2019) *Bonus Film: SMILE (2022)*
Day 12: ANGST (1983) and COMING HOME IN THE DARK (2021) *Bonus: DEADSTREAM (2022)*
Day 13: TICKS (1993) and THE SWARM (2020) *Bonus Film: DARK GLASSES (2022)*
Day 14: ISLE OF THE DEAD (1945) and CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER (2019) (2018) *Bonus Film: HALLOWEEN ENDS (2022)*
Day 15: THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (1969) and KANDISHA (2020)
Day 16: EVIL DEAD TRAP (1988) and GONJIAM: HAUNTED ASYLUM (2018)
Day 17: THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES (1972) and THE LAST MATINEE (2020)
Day 18: DOLLY DEAREST (1991) and YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (2018)
Day 19: I SAW WHAT YOU DID (1965) and LUCKY (2020) *Bonus Film: PROJECT WOLF HUNTING (2022)*
Day 20: THE VAGRANT (1992) and THE TRIP (2021) *Bonus Film: BARBARIAN (2022)*
Day 21: HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE (1980) and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (2021) *Bonus Film: TERROR TRAIN (2022)*
Day 22: THE BORROWER (1991) and DEMONIC (2021) *Bonus Film: THE CURSE OF BRIDGE HOLLOW (2022)*
Day 23: FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (1973) and IN THE EARTH (2021) *Bonus Film: MATRIARCH (2022)*
Day 24: I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958) and SUPERDEEP (2020)
Day 25: THE MONSTER CLUB (1981) and BOOKS OF BLOOD (2020) *Bonus Film: V/H/S/99 (2022)*
Day 26: VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1972) and MY HEART CAN’T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO (2020) *Bonus Film: HELLRAISER (2022)*
Day 27: THE FEAR (1995) and CENSOR (2021)
Day 28: WICKED CITY (1987) and THE SPINE OF NIGHT (2021) *Bonus Film: WENDELL & WILD (2022)*
Day 29: THE CAT AND THE CANERY (1927) and CAVEAT (2020)
Day 30:
EYES OF FIRE (1983) and LA LLORONA (2019) *Bonus Film: RUN SWEETHEART RUN (2021)*
Day 31:
THE CHILD (1977) and HURT (2018) *Bonus Film: TERRIFIER 2 (2022)*

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.

Article written by Bede Jermyn 

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