Circuit Q&A – Horror Movies Not During Halloween

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Nary a year goes by that Halloween doesn’t see the release of a new horror film or two. After all, it’s literally the season for it. However, that often isn’t the time when we see the best of the genre. Horror isn’t just an October thing, you know. We’re after some horror movies you love that hit during other portions of the year.

Sure, this past year saw “Halloween” come out right around the holiday, but “Suspiria” came in November to applause. Previously, “A Quiet Place” was a spring hit in April, while “Hereditary” was a summer liberation in June. There’s also “The Nun” from September and “The Strangers: Prey at Night” from March, to name a few more. If you think about it, every single year has most of its horror offerings hit at points other than Halloween.

Thinking about the all-time classics of the genre, a whole host of them were not Halloween releases. “The Evil Dead,” “The Exorcist,” “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Psycho,” “Scream,” and “The Shining,” they all hit at other points in the year. The same goes for “The Blair Witch Project” and “The Witch.” Modern additions to the canon like “The Babadook,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” and “It Follows” also managed to avoid this one time of year.

We put the question to all of you now. Name three of your favorite horror outings that are not ones that were put out during Halloween. There are tons of options to sift through, not just what we’ve listed above. We know you can do it, so have at it!

What Are Your Three Favorite Horror Movies That Aren’t Halloween Releases?

Share all your thoughts in the comments below!

What do you think?

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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