2021’s #31DaysOfHorror

2021’s #31DaysOfHorror
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In October 2021, I took part in #31DaysOfHorror. If you don’t know it, it’s a challenge where you watch a horror film every day in October, culminating in Halloween.

  1. Werewolves Within (2021), dir. Josh Ruben.
  2. Jakob’s Wife (2021), dir. Travis Stevens.
  3. The Addiction (1995), dir. Abel Ferrara.
  4. Lisa and the Devil (1973), dir. Mario Bava.
  5. Shadow in the Cloud (2020), dir. Roseanne Liang.
  6. The Thing From Another World (1951), dir. Christian Nyby.
  7. The Thing (1982), dir. John Carpenter.
  8. The War of the Worlds (1953), dir. Byron Haskin.
  9. A Quiet Place (2018), dir. John Krasinski.
  10. Nightmare Beach (1989), dir. Umberto Lenzi, Harry Kirkpatrick.
  11. Salem’s Lot (1979), dir. Tobe Hooper.
  12. Nosferatu (1922), dir. F.W. Murnau.
  13. The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail (1971), dir. Sergio Martino.
  14. My Bloody Valentine (1981), dir. George Mihalka.
  15. The Crazies (1973), dir. George A. Romero.
  16. Triangle (2009), dir. Christopher Smith.
  17. Saw (2004), dir. James Wan.
  18. Night of the Demons (1988), dir. Kevin Tenney.
  19. Dawn of the Dead (2004), dir. Zack Snyder.
  20. La Llorona (2019), dir. Jayro Bustamante.
  21. Censor (2021), dir. Prano Bailey-Bond.
  22. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972), dir. Sergio Martino.
  23. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021), dir. Kirk R. Thatcher.
  24. Scream 4 (2011), dir. Wes Craven.
  25. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1987), dir. Stephen Chiodo.
  26. Planet Terror (2007), dir. Robert Rodriguez.
  27. Halloween II (1981), dir. Rick Rosenthal.
  28. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), dir. Dwight H. Little.
  29. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), dir. Steve Miner.
  30. Ghostbusters II (1989), dir. Ivan Reitman.
  31. In the Earth (2021), dir. Ben Wheatley.

I took a couple of extra weeks to fit these films in, so it was more like forty-five days of horror, but I posted a film a day on Twitter, with a link to these short blog posts:

Cover of The Complex

The Complex

My debut novel, The Complex, available direct from Salt Publishing, from Amazon in the UK, and Book Depository worldwide, and in all good bookshops.

Cover of Signal


A short story chapbook published by Nightjar Press.