5 Horror Movies That Take Place in April

I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad has happened. It hasn’t reached me yet but it’s on its way.

The spirits from The Fog (1980).

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead‘s hero is Ben (Duane Jones), who takes shelter with Barbara and other survivors in a remote farmhouse.

This is George A. Romero’s first film and the most emulated zombie movie ever made. The plot follows siblings Barbra and Johnny as they go to a cemetery in Pennsylvania to visit their father’s grave (officially, this takes place on April 30, 1967). There they encounter the first of many “ghouls” who have risen from the grave.

The Fog (1980)

Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis worked with John Carpenter on The Fog immediately after they made Halloween (1978) together.

At five minutes to midnight on April 20th, a man tells ghost stories to children on a beach. One story is about a ship that crashed into the rocks 100 years ago, with all the crew on board drowning. This is what John Carpenter and Debra Hill wrote right after Halloween (1978) and was partially inspired by visiting Stonehenge together.

One Missed Call (2003)

Takashi Miike directed this Japanese horror movie about a strange voicemail.

April 16 is the date that Yoko Okazaki misses a call and when she checks the voicemail she discovers that the call came from herself on April 18, two days in the future. One Missed Call has two sequels and a remake in English from 2008, but it’s not as good.

Cloverfield (2008)

A monster attacks New York City in this found footage film.

One of the easter eggs that connects this film to Cloverfield Paradox (2018) takes place in a flashback when Rob and Beth visit Coney Island on April 27, 2008. While filming their trip, they happen to also record a piece of the ChimpanzIII satellite falling into the Atlantic ocean.

Lake Mungo (2008)

Talia Zucker as Alice Palmer is the central character in Lake Mungo (2008) even though her character dies in the opening scene.

A family grieves after a 16-year-old girl drowns at a lake outing. On April 28, 2000 her brother sets up a camera in the yard as he has done for the past four years. This time he captures his sister’s ghost.

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Chrissy is the co-founder of Creepy Catalog. She has over 10 years of experience writing about horror, a degree in philosophy and Reiki level II certification.

Chrissy Stockton