The Best Seasonal Horror Movies Ever!
We all like to celebrate the holidays with the best seasonal horror movies, but there can be so much choice that it’s hard to pick the right film. You’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of the best horror movies for every occasion. Let us help you plan your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve movie night (amongst others) with a horrifying list of films.
New Year’s Eve – New Year’s Evil (1980)
Looking for something to Start your New Years with a bang? Look no further than the 1980’s slasher that sets a serial killer against a music show host. New Year’s Evil hit cinema screens the same year as popular slasher Friday the 13th, but failed to capture the imagination of audiences as much as Pamela Voorhees murderous rampage. But it’s failure is more down to quality than anything else. With its laughable script, inept direction, and amateurish performances, this movie is one that just might make you scream in pain. However, it’s production problems are heavily overshadowed by its campy fun, and despite its flaws, it’s still a thoroughly entertaining romp that highlights horror on New Year’s Eve.
Valentine’s Day – My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Looking for a way to spend your Valentine’s Day? Why not spend it with the 1981 Canadian slasher My Bloody Valentine? The plot tells about a group of young adults who decide to throw a Valentine’s Day party, only to incur the vengeful wrath of an assailant in mining gear who begins a killing spree. Full of surprises and heart-throbbing suspense, this 40 year old horror still manages to be extraordinarily chilling making it the perfect movie to snuggle up with. you’ll have the time of your life!
Mother’s Day – Mother’s Day (1980)
Mom! It’s Mother’s Day, and you deserve the best. I know you’ve had a hard life, but it’s time for some motherly love with a side portion of extreme violence. Happy Mother’s Day! This year we’ll be celebrating with Mother’s Day, a film from Troma Entertainment that delivers a truly unique horror experience that is a classic slice of 80’s horror. The film features an insane matriarch and her equally disturbed sons who inflict gruesome bodily harm upon three campers. I’m sure Mom will be proud!
Saint Patrick’s Day – Leprechaun (1993)
Saint Patrick’s Day is an international celebration of Irish culture. You can Celebrate your love of tradition with a pint of Guinness, or enjoy the classic 90s horror-comedy Leprechaun! Starring Warwick Davis in the title role, and Jennifer Aniston in her film debut, this humorous horror sets a psychotic Leprechaun against a bunch of teens. So why not turn green on Paddy’s day and watch this cracking horror gem.
April Fool’s Day – April Fool’s Day (1986)
What’s your favorite prank? It’s time to indulge your dark side with this April Fool’s Day horror trick that may just turn into a treat. April Fool’s Day is a bloody slice of 80s slasher cinema with the twists and turns you’d come to expect from the sub-genre. A hedonistic weekend turns into something more sinister when a killer starts to murder college students spending a spring break on a secluded island. This fresh take on the oversaturated slasher genre serves up the perfect trick for a day celebrated for its fool-hearted pranks.
Fathers Day – Fathers Day (2011)
If you’re a horror freak looking for a really twisted movie, then look no further than the celebration of Farther-hood bundled into an unusual take on the rape-revenge film Called Father’s Day (2011). Despite being produced and distributed by Troma Entertainment, it bears no relation to Mother’s Day, but like other films in the Troma catalogue has plenty of blood, nudity, and violence. It follows a a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge, and it’s the perfect film to drop on old Pappa on his special day!
Summer – I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
When summer comes round, it’s time to settle down in the warm evenings with an ice cold beer and a good horror. You can’t go wrong with a classic slasher from the 90s. I Know What You Did Last Summer is a celebration of the summer slasher genre that features four teenagers who try to cover up a hit-and-run case, only to find themselves hunted by a mysterious man with a hook. It’s the perfect mix of studio quality cinema and thrilling horror.
Halloween – Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
When Halloween comes round, there’s an entire sub-genre of films to choose from. But if you’re looking for one that really celebrates the Spooktacular day, it’s the anthology horror Trick ‘r Treat. The film interweaves multiple stories in an interconnected anthology of horror that all take places on Halloween Night. Trick ‘r Treat is a horror movie that stays away from cheap thrills and gory images, but instead focuses on traditional and superstitious themes. It’s the perfect film for Halloween.
Friday the 13th – Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th is a beloved film franchise that has captivated audiences for decades. Very few films have embraced a single day with such passion as the slasher franchise that made Camp Crystal Lake and the murderous Jason Voorhees house hold names. The films graphic violence and fondness for nudity makes an thoroughly entering series of film. If your looking to celebrate with just one film on the actual day of Friday the 13th, pick the original film that really captures that magic.
Thanksgiving – ThanksKilling (2008)
Thanksgiving is a cultural holiday that symbolises peace and thankfulness, unless you’re the cast of shlock horror ThanksKilling which features a homicidal turkey axing off college kids during Thanksgiving break. This low budget horror fest is the perfect side-dish for your feats. Just remember to eat your veggies this year.
Christmas – Krampus (2015)
Ho Ho Ho, When Santa is on the way, and your waiting patiently, you may be looking for something to go with your yule-tide. This Christmas get ready to meet Krampus, the demon who’s coming to punish Max’s dysfunctional family. Krampus is a holiday horror film that is not for the faint of heart. However, if you’re someone who enjoys watching something other than the same old Christmas movie, then this one’s perfect for you! It’s the perfect horror gift wrapped up in a warm holiday bow.
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“Hello Horror Fans – The only FISH I like is the one served in batter, with a healthy side-order of chips! But I mist admit, I love the films on this list, if only because it adds an extra layer of vulnerability to the characters. Are they more we have missed? What would you like to see on this list. Hit us up on the comments below!