It may be a little redundant to have a Horrors Week in 2020, but here we are with our annual celebration of all things creepy, crawly, and heart-racing.
We kicked things off early last week with an Inventory of 11 unexpected cinematic spider infestations and The A.V. Club’s film editor A.A. Dowd and senior writer Katie Rife discussing the best horror films of 2020 on our Film Club podcast. Our TV editor Danette Chavez challenged the staff to rank the Masters Of Horror episodes—an intimidating feat unto itself. And things officially kicked off today with a Podmass collection of our favorite scary podcasts; the first of five Watch This columns highlighting movies featuring major stars of the horror genre; and an Inventory of truly terrifying documentaries (and we’re not talking about the surprise Trump/coronavirus doc from Alex Gibney).
As the week goes on, our TV editor Danette Chavez challenged the staff to rank the Masters Of Horror episodes an intimidating feat unto itself. We’ll also have a Push The Envelope podcast rounding up the best horror movies from the festival circuit that we hope make it front of wide audiences soon, a collection of creepy stories told on social media, and a celebration of The Walking Dead—plus a whole lot more that we’re keeping for under wraps for good jump scares throughout the week.
And (shameless plug time!) if you’re a fan of our Horrors Week graphics from our designer Allison Corr, you can actually be a walking Horrors Week with shirts, mugs, hoodies, and more inspired by her custom design.
The A.V. Club’s Horrors Week content will run daily through Sunday, Nov. 1 because “Spooky Season” runs at least through Nov. 3 this year.
Speaking of, when exactly was it decided that “Spooky Season” was a thing?