Fright-A-Thon is my baby here at THS. I started it four years ago, in 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a way for me to distract myself and, hopefully our audience from the horrors going on outside. From that first year, it grew to a month and a half of content, then expanded into two months. We’re not expanding again, but here is the rationale for expanding the calendar.

Christmas and those holidays get to swallow up the majority of December, November, and part of January. Why not Halloween? September is a month of going back-to-school and residual heat from the summer. Now it’s another month of pumpkins, serial killers, ghosts, ghouls, specters, goblins, and things that go bump in the night.

I know for myself, that change from August 31st to September 1st is a big one. It might not mean much here in Southern California; the weather is still gross out, but it does signal that change is in the air. Those blinding lights of summer, pastel colors, the yellows and reds of Summer mix together and turn into orange. Those summer parties die out, and the coming of Labor Day signifies that the harvest is near. Those shadows that were thin start to lengthen, and creepy crawlies come out to bask in the cool air. That fear of the dark erupts once again from the back of your neck to your brain. Things that were once thought to be long gone might start appearing in those shadows. The goblins, ghouls, ghosts, monsters, specters, zombies, serial killers, and anything else that goes bump in the night gain power.

What The Hell Is Fright-A-Thon?

For those reasons and plenty of others, we do Fright-A-Thon. But some of you might be asking, what is Fright-A-Thon, and what 5th grader thought of the name? Well, it means that every work day (Monday-Friday), you’ll get at least one article detailing, going over, celebrating, or breaking down something about the fun and spirit of Halloween. You can check out the entire Indexes for Fright-A-Thon 1, 2, and 3 below for what to expect. Yes, it’s harder and harder to find topics as the years go on, but that’s part of the fun. I do most of these the day of. There’s not a whole lot of planning going into it.

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Check back here every day for something you might’ve missed. In the meantime, grab your favorite Halloween decorations, those skeletons, the lollipop ghosts you made when you were six, put them up, and buckle up for a content marathon dedicated to all things Halloween.

Fright-A-Thon 4 Index

September 1st:

The 2023 Halloween Movie Marathon Schedule

September 5th:

The 10 Coolest New Items At Spirit Halloween This Year

September 6th:

Where Does The Halloween Series Go From Here?

September 7th:

The Ultimate Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Movie Playlist

September 8th:

Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Review

September 9th:

A Haunting In Venice – Review

September 11th:

How To Do Everything At Halloween Horror Nights Without The Express Pass

September 12th:

The 5 Best Horror Anthology Movies

September 13th:

10 Amazing Halloween Heavy Metal Songs

September 14th:

Beyond Fest Drops Insane Horror Movie Lineup For Festival

September 15th:

Why Watching Horror On VHS Is Still Cool

September 18th:

An Ode To Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

September 19th:

‘Suitable Flesh’ Carries The Lovecraft Torch For Stuart Gordon

September 20th:

Shudder Unleashes FearFest 2023 Schedule

September 21st:

No One Will Save You Review – Nightmare Fuel With A Message

September 22nd:

The 5 Best Streaming Services For Horror Movies

September 25th:

Delusion: Nocturnes & Nightmares – The Best Gets Better

September 26th:

Spirit Halloween Unleashes The Best Costumes Of 2023

September 27th:

Saw X – Review – A Ripping Crowd-Pleaser

September 28th:

Why The ‘Saw’ Series Resonates With Fans After Ten Movies

September 29th:

Totally Killer – Slash To The Future [Review]

October 2nd:

Netflix Has Failed Horror Movie Fans

October 3rd:

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Review – Spooky Value

October 4th:

The Exorcist: Believer Review – Didn’t Need The Legacy

October 5th:

5 More Awesome Horror Blu-Ray/4K Box Sets

October 6th:

Suitable Flesh Review – Prudes Stay Away, The Erotic Thriller Is Back

October 10th:

John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams Review – True Crime With Fright

October 11th:

Horror Fans Deserve Better Than Cookie Cutter Video Games

October 12th:

Creepshow Season Four Review – Be Careful What You Wish For

October 13th:

Why Best Buy Shutting Off Physical Media Doesn’t Matter To Horror Fans

October 17th:

Universal Brings Horror Year-Round To Las Vegas With ‘Horror Unleashed’

October 18th:

The Most Rare And Valuable Goosebumps Books Might Surprise You

October 19th:

Why Star Wars And Marvel Can Benefit From Horror

October 20th:

Soul Mates – Rethink That Dating Profile – Review

October 23rd:

Heavy Metal Horror: Trick Or Treat Heads To Streaming For The First Time

October 24th:

Why ‘Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives’ Walked, So ‘Scream’ And Other Horror Could Run

October 25th:

Five Nights At Freddy’s Review – Scrap It For Parts

October 26th:

Propstore Puts Up Horror Props Like Jason’s Costume And Freddy’s Glove

October 27th:

What Does Halloween Mean To You?

October 30th:

Is Horror Actually Back?

So, that’s it for now, I hope you enjoy the Fright-A-Thon schedule!

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