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Friday, 19 May 2000

Horror Movie Calendar


I'm a genre fan at heart and the core of that heart is the horror genre, so I've wanted to do a year long horror project for a while.


What I came up with was the Horror Movie Calendar. So many horror movies are set on holidays (Halloween is merely the most obvious) that I wondered which holidays didn't have their own horror movie. I did some research and found some fascinating titles, not necessarily all good but all fascinating, that spread across the calendar year.

Each of the reviews below was posted in 2017 or 2018 on the holiday on which its film was either entirely or, at least, predominantly set. I look mostly at the film, of course, but also the holiday and see how well the two tie together.

Over the year, the list is rather varied, by era and tone and culture, not all of these being American movies. I've also tried to avoid the most obvious titles, like Halloween and April Fool's Day because you know about those already.

I hope you choose to celebrate 2017 and 2018 with me by enjoying the Horror Movie Calendar.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Latest Review (20 Apr 2018)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
4/20 Massacre 2018 5 5 Dylan Reynolds IMDb

All Horror Movie Calendar Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
4/20 Massacre 2018 5 5 Dylan Reynolds IMDb
Black Friday 1940 5 5 Arthur Lubin IMDb
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 5 5 Bill Condon IMDb
Cinco de Mayo 2013 4 4 Paul Ragsdale IMDb
Hospital Massacre 1981 5 4 Boaz Davidson IMDb
Life Blood 2009 3 3 Ron Carlson IMDb
Maniac Cop 1988 4 4 William Lustig IMDb
Resurrection 1999 5 5 Russell Mulcahy IMDb
Slaughter High 1986 2 2 George Dugdale, Mark Ezra & Peter Litten IMDb

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