Quarantined Horror: A Guide to All of the Weekly Horror-Themed Watch Parties Fans Can Join in On Through Social Media!
If one good thing has come out of the fact that many of us are quarantined right now, it's the fact that various horror-themed watch parties have sprouted up...
...Thanks to that bastard virus, COVID-19, many of us are cooped up at home and in need of some good old fashioned entertainment and companionship. Thanks to a variety of websites and horror fans, we are being provided with a ton of nightly watch-parties going on all throughout the week that not only keep us occupied, but help us to connect to each other during social distancing and give that feeling of a massive sleepover while watching some fun horror films with fans who love the genre.
Below, we've compiled a list of all of the horror-themed watch parties (that we know of) going on through social media, as an effort to give you a comprehensive guide to what's out there for you to join in on and take your mind off of these difficult times.
Check out the schedule below, stay safe, and hope this helps provide you all some comfort, horror family. Love you all!
Quarantine TV, 10pm ET/7pm PT: Hosted by Breanna Whipple (@breannimator) and Garrett Gravedust (@MidniteMovieGay), Quarantine TV is a double feature of horror flicks perfect for staying inside and forgetting the world is burning around us! Use hashtag #QuarantineTV to follow along!
Shudder Shut In, 9pm ET/6pm PT: Hosted by Shudder (@Shudder), we don't know if this is going to be a weekly occurrence, but for the last two weeks, Shudder has hosted the event, featuring a new horror film on the streaming service, with cast/crew "in attendance" to tweet along with fans! Use the hashtag #ShudderShutIn to follow along, and make sure to follow Shudder for updates!
Friday Night Frights, 7pm ET/4pm PT: Hosted by Cafe Mutant (@CafeMutant), Mutant Theater (@MutantTheater2) and MutantFam.com (@mutant_fam), this all night horror extravaganza kicks off at 7pm ET/4pm PT with a cooking demonstration from Cafe Mutant, followed by a fan voted tweet-along of a horror film at 8pm ET/5pm PT, a rewatch of an episode of Shudder's The Last Drive-In at 10pm ET/7pm PT, and ending with a marathon of public domain horror flicks at Mutantfam.com beginning at 12am ET/9pm PT. Use hashtags #FridayNightFrights, #TheLastDriveInRewind and #midnightmarathon respectively to follow along!
Quarantine Scream N' Scream, 9pm ET/6pm PT: Hosted by the Nightmare on Film Street podcast (@NOFSpodcast), this event runs through the team's Patreon and kicks off every Friday at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Patrons will be allowed to vote on the sub-genre of the film, with the film choice being a surprise announcement during the stream! Become a Patron here.
Killer Saturday, 9pmET/6pm PT: Hosted by yours truly, Killer Horror Critic (@KillerfromSpace), this double feature kicks off every Saturday night and will feature one fan voted streaming horror film, plus a surprise horror flick afterwards! Use #KillerSaturday to follow along!
Sunday Splatter, 7pm ET/4pm PT: Hosted by the Splatter Chatter Podcast (@SplttrChttr666), this weekly horror film streaming party consists of a horror flick selected from Netflix's library, done through Netflix Party. Use #SundaySplatter to follow along!
If you know of other horror watch parties going on every week or are hosting one yourself that isn't listed here, PLEASE let us know and we will update this page with your info! We want fans to have as many opportunities to watch horror films with other fans and take their minds off of current world events while at home, so don't hesitate to share with us!
By Matt Konopka