What I Plan To Watch During #31HorrorFilms31Days 2017

Well, October is right around the corner and my fellow horror movie fans will know what that means: it’s almost time for #31HorrorFilms31Days to begin! For those who aren’t familiar with it, #31HorrorFilms31Days is essentially exactly as it sounds – an online game that challenges participants to watch 31 horror films in 31 days. You can read a little more about #31HorrorFilms31Days here.

I would like to start by saying a special ‘thank you’ to Roger, who encouraged me to share the list of movies I intend to watch this year ahead of time so that everyone can watch along with me, should they so choose. I would absolutely love to be able to share this experience with all of you, and will be documenting the films I watch and my feelings about them on Twitter, so please make sure to follow me if you want to stay up-to-date and watch along with me! Last year was my first time participating in #31HorrorFilms31Days and while I was woefully unprepared (I learned of the challenge after it had already begun and ended up re-watching a lot of old favourites because I hadn’t made a plan beforehand. I shared a post of my favourites of the films I watched last year here) I wanted to make things a little more interesting for myself this year and have decided to make a conscious effort to only watch and count films I’ll be viewing for the first time. I actually forewent seeing a few of the films below in theatres so I could save them specifically for this event!

That said, as you might have already noticed, my list is a little short. I currently have 27/31 movies on my to-watch list, and would love some suggestions as to what to watch for the final four films! I ideally would love to watch both Dario Argento’s Suspiria and Kim Jee-woon’s A Tale of Two Sisters, but I’m having a little difficulty finding HD quality, affordable copies. Is there a movie you think I just have to include in this year’s #31HorrorFilms31Days challenge? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

These choices are listed in no particular order.

Released 2017
Director Jordan Peele
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford

IMDB Summary
It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.




Released 2017
Director Trey Edward Shults
Starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough

IMDB Summary
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.




Released 2015
Director Adam Schindler
Starring Beth Riesgraf, Rory Culkin, Martin Starr

IMDB Summary
Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only problem.




Released 2016
Director Greg McLean
Starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley

IMDB Summary
In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.




Released 2014
Director Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

IMDB Summary
A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.




Released 2015
Director S. Craig Zahler
Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

IMDB Summary
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.




Released 2016
Director Carles Torrens
Starring Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo

IMDB Summary
A psychological thriller about a man who bumps into an old crush and subsequently becomes obsessed with her, leading him to hold her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works.




Released 2014
Director John Erick Dowdle
Starring Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

IMDB Summary
When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.




Released 2010
Director Jee-woon Kim
Starring Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-hyeok Lee

IMDB Summary
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.




Released 2014
Director Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti

IMDB Summary
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.




Released 2015
Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Starring Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

IMDB Summary
The only residents of young Nicholas’ sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings.




Released 2016
Director Gore Verbinski
Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

IMDB Summary
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem.




Released 2014
Director Adam MacDonald
Starring Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

IMDB Summary
An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.




Released 2015
Director Perry Blackshear
Starring MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake

IMDB Summary
Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.




Released 2016
Director Sang-ho Yeon
Starring Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma

IMDB Summary
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.




Released 2017
Director Cate Shortland
Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich

IMDB Summary
A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.




Released 2015
Director Robert Eggers
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

IMDB Summary
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.




Released 2016
Director André Øvredal
Starring Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond

IMDB Summary
A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.




Released 2016
Director Nicolas Pesce
Starring Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond

IMDB Summary
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.




Released 2017
Director Christopher Landon
Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

IMDB Summary
A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.




Released 2014
Director Adam Wingard
Starring Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe

IMDB Summary
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.




Released 2016
Director Jay Lender, Micah Wright
Starring Mia Marcon, Kris Lemche, David Alpay

IMDB Summary
The renovation of an old house in a village somewhere in Eastern Europe will bring the crew of an American home improvement TV show, up against superstitions, misunderstandings and bloody violence.




Released 2016
Director Richard Bates Jr.
Starring Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord

IMDB Summary
When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder.




Released 2015
Director Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner
Starring Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic

IMDB Summary
Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares – and darkest secrets – over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.




Released 2016
Director Babak Anvari
Starring Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

IMDB Summary
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.




Released 2016
Director Oz Perkins
Starring Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

IMDB Summary
A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.




Released 2016
Director Alice Lowe
Starring Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Alice Lowe

IMDB Summary
Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

2 responses to “What I Plan To Watch During #31HorrorFilms31Days 2017”

  1. Sandy S. says:

    Have you seen a The Cube? I reallyliked this movie.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123755/

  2. Chantale says:

    Your list is very thorough and visually pleasing! Just put my little list to shame, lol. Very unusual movies too, I’ve seen Get Out and Witch, but that’s about it. I can’t wait to see what you think of some of these flicks! Happy viewing!!

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