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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a longstanding history of ChristmasSpecial episodes, to the point where it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-series; by [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], most Londoners [[GenreSavvy have enough sense to get out of town for Christmas]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a longstanding history of ChristmasSpecial episodes, {{Christmas Episode}}s, to the point where it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-series; by [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], most Londoners [[GenreSavvy have enough sense to get out of town for Christmas]].



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has one Easter special, 2009's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]]. Set on the holiday, it mainly involves a bus going through a wormhole and winding up on a ravaged GhostPlanet, with the same fate ready to befall Earth if the Doctor can't find a way to stop it.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]] takes place around May Day.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]] takes place around May Day.Day, and involves {{the Master}} up to some attempts at, essentially, demon summoning.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Walpurgisnacht is the eponymous Witch that comes every year in a random location at that particular date. The location that she visits, always ends in ruin and deaths.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Walpurgisnacht is the eponymous Witch that comes every year in a random location at that particular date. The location that she visits, visits always ends in ruin and deaths.



* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''. Never hazing a prom queen went so wrong...

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* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''. Never has hazing a prom queen went so wrong...



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** Calendar Man's entire schtick, especially his ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries Arkham Series]]'' incarnation who's effectively a holiday-themed serial killer. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' he'll tell you about his previous murders if you visit him with your system clock set to certain holidays.
** ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'': The Holiday Killer strikes on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, a birthday, then Halloween again. On April Fool's it's subverted by the killer himself.



* The anthology film ''Film/{{Holidays}}'' has various horror stories taking place on Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and Christmas.



* Fearnet has produced a series of shorts featuring Sam from ''Film/TrickRTreat'' celebrating a variety of different holidays, like Easter and Father's Day.



* ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'': The Holiday Killer strikes on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, a birthday, then Halloween again. On April Fool's it's subverted by the killer himself.

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* ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'': The Holiday Killer strikes ''Film/ItsMyPartyAndIllDieIfIWantTo'' is set on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, a birthday, then Halloween again. On April Fool's it's subverted by which is also the killer himself.protagonist's birthday.



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Calendar Man's]] entire schtick, especially his ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries Arkham Series]]'' incarnation who's effectively a holiday-themed serial killer. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' he'll tell you about his previous murders if you visit him with your system clock set to certain holidays.



* Fearnet has produced a series of shorts featuring Sam from ''Film/TrickRTreat'' celebrating a variety of different holidays, like Easter and Father's Day.



* ''Film/ItsMyPartyAndIllDieIfIWantTo'' is set on Halloween, which is also the protagonist's birthday.
* The anthology film ''Film/{{Holidays}}'' has various horror stories taking place on Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and Christmas.


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%%* ''Film/ThePredator''* ''Film/ThePredator'', where a kid even goes trick or treating with the title alien's mask.



** Buffy celebrates her seventeenth birthday by sleeping with Angel [[spoiler and turning him evil]].

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** Buffy celebrates her seventeenth birthday by sleeping with Angel [[spoiler and [[spoiler:and turning him evil]].



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%%* ''Film/HappyDeathDay''* ''Film/HappyDeathDay'', [[spoiler:to the point the killer only went into slashing because the victim passed on a poisoned cupcake baked for her.]]



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%%* ''Film/SantasSlay''* ''Film/SantasSlay'', which even has a killer Santa.



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** Remake ''Film/SilentNight'' too.



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%%* ''Film/TheCrow''* ''Film/TheCrow'', where it's even said to be the day the dead come back to life - such as the protagonist.



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%%* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''. Never hazing a prom queen went so wrong...



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%%* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''
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%%* ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' - on the first is coincidental that the aliens came in early July. In the second, it's deliberate, as TimeDilation makes they return after exactly 20 years.
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', where the mayor even complains that closing the beach due to shark attacks on a holiday would be harmful.


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* ''Film/AllHallowsEve''
* ''Film/AmericanNightmare2002''

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* %%* ''Film/AllHallowsEve''
* %%* ''Film/AmericanNightmare2002''



* ''Film/BabysitterMassacre''
* ''Film/BadReputation''
* ''Black Eve''
* ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire''

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* %%* ''Film/BabysitterMassacre''
* %%* ''Film/BadReputation''
* %%* ''Black Eve''
* %%* ''Anime/BloodTheLastVampire''



* ''Boo''
* ''Brocéliande''

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* %%* ''Boo''
* %%* ''Brocéliande''



** Also featured in a Halloween episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
* ''The Caretaker''
* ''Film/CarnageForTheDestroyer''
* ''[[Film/CementerioDelTerror Cemetery of Terror]]''
* ''Film/CHUDIIBudTheChud''
* ''Clownhouse''
* ''The Clown Murders''
* ''[=CreepTales=]''

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** %%** Also featured in a Halloween episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
* %%* ''The Caretaker''
* %%* ''Film/CarnageForTheDestroyer''
* %%* ''[[Film/CementerioDelTerror Cemetery of Terror]]''
* %%* ''Film/CHUDIIBudTheChud''
* %%* ''Clownhouse''
* %%* ''The Clown Murders''
* %%* ''[=CreepTales=]''



* ''Film/CryWolf'' deconstructs the trope. A group of High School Students spread rumours of a serial killer they made up as a [[DeadlyPrank practical joke]], to prove they're [[ItAmusedMe better than the other students]]. The rumour involves many of the cliches of horror and Urban Legend because they think [[CoconutEffect it'll make it more believable]]. Unfortunately, this inspires a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]] to start killing people for real. [[spoiler:At least, [[TheChessmaster that's what you're SUPPOSED to think . . .]] ]]
* ''Film/DarkNightOfTheScarecrow''
* ''Film/DayOfTheDead''
* ''Dark Walker''
* ''Film/DeathOnDemand''
* ''Demon's Trap''
* ''Film/DieYouZombieBastards''
* ''Don't Look in the Cellar''
* ''Series/TheHauntingHour'', "Don't Think About It"
* ''Film/DreamHome''
* Happens multiple times in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Justified in that the barrier between the spirit and mortal worlds is weakest on Halloween, so all manner of nasty supernatural stuff happens on that day. It also happens to be the main character's birthday.
* ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid''
* ''Escape from the Dead''
* ''Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain''

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* %%* ''Film/CryWolf'' deconstructs the trope. A group of High School Students spread rumours of a serial killer they made up as a [[DeadlyPrank practical joke]], to prove they're [[ItAmusedMe better than the other students]]. The rumour involves many of the cliches of horror and Urban Legend because they think [[CoconutEffect it'll make it more believable]]. Unfortunately, this inspires a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]] to start killing people for real. [[spoiler:At least, [[TheChessmaster that's what you're SUPPOSED to think . . .]] ]]
* %%* ''Film/DarkNightOfTheScarecrow''
* %%* ''Film/DayOfTheDead''
* %%* ''Dark Walker''
* %%* ''Film/DeathOnDemand''
* %%* ''Demon's Trap''
* %%* ''Film/DieYouZombieBastards''
* %%* ''Don't Look in the Cellar''
* %%* ''Series/TheHauntingHour'', "Don't Think About It"
* %%* ''Film/DreamHome''
* Happens multiple times Multiple instances in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Justified in that the barrier between the spirit and mortal worlds is weakest on Halloween, so all manner of nasty supernatural stuff happens on that day. It also happens to be the main character's birthday.
* %%* ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid''
* %%* ''Escape from the Dead''
* %%* ''Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain''



* ''The Fanglys''
* ''Fear of Clowns''
* ''The Fear: Resurrection''
* ''Film/FleshEater''
* ''Frayed''
* ''[=FrightWorld=]''
* ''Film/GingerSnaps''
* ''Film/HackOLantern''
* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series, including ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'', which is more about ancient Samhain.
* ''[=HalloweeNight=]''
* ''Film/HalloweenNight''
* ''Hallow's End''
* ''Hallows Point''

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* %%* ''The Fanglys''
* %%* ''Fear of Clowns''
* %%* ''The Fear: Resurrection''
* %%* ''Film/FleshEater''
* %%* ''Frayed''
* %%* ''[=FrightWorld=]''
* %%* ''Film/GingerSnaps''
* %%* ''Film/HackOLantern''
* %%* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series, including ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'', which is more about ancient Samhain.
* %%* ''[=HalloweeNight=]''
* %%* ''Film/HalloweenNight''
* %%* ''Hallow's End''
* %%* ''Hallows Point''



* ''Haunted Hay Ride: The Movie''
* ''Series/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'': The climax of the story takes place on Halloween night, though the fact that it is Halloween isn't really that relevant.
* ''Haunted-ween''
* ''Hayride Slaughter''
* ''The Hazing''
* ''Film/HeadlessHorseman''
* ''[=HellBent=]''
* ''Hellions''

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* %%* ''Haunted Hay Ride: The Movie''
* ''Series/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'': The climax of the story takes place on Halloween night, though the fact that it is Halloween isn't really that relevant.
*
%%* ''Haunted-ween''
* %%* ''Hayride Slaughter''
* %%* ''The Hazing''
* %%* ''Film/HeadlessHorseman''
* %%* ''[=HellBent=]''
* %%* ''Hellions''



* ''The Hollow''
* ''Hollow Gate''
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''
* ''House of Fears''
* The remake of ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999''

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* %%* ''The Hollow''
* %%* ''Hollow Gate''
* %%* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''
* %%* ''House of Fears''
* %%* The remake of ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999''



* ''Film/IdleHands''
* ''In the Dark''
* ''Intruder'' (no, not [[Film/{{Intruder}} this]] one)
* ''I've Been Waiting For You''
* ''Film/JackO''
* ''Jack O'Lantern''
* ''Lady in White''

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* %%* ''Film/IdleHands''
* %%* ''In the Dark''
* %%* ''Intruder'' (no, not [[Film/{{Intruder}} this]] one)
* %%* ''I've Been Waiting For You''
* %%* ''Film/JackO''
* %%* ''Jack O'Lantern''
* %%* ''Lady in White''



* ''Left for Dead''
* The various retellings of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', like the film ''Film/SleepyHollow''

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* %%* ''Left for Dead''
* %%* The various retellings of ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', like the film ''Film/SleepyHollow''



* ''Long Pig''

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* ''The Maize: The Movie''
* ''Film/{{May}}''
* ''Methodic''
* ''The Midnight Hour''
* ''Mostly Ghostly''
* ''Mr. Halloween''
* ''Murder Party''
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemons1988'' and its sequels.
* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''
* ''Film/PetSemataryTwo''
* ''Film/ThePredator''
* ''Film/PrimalRage''
* ''Film/ThePumpkinKarver''
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadRaveToTheGrave''
* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' (though it starts three days earlier)
* ''Sam Hell''
* ''Film/SatansLittleHelper''
* ''Scare Zone''
* ''Scary Movie'' (no, not [[Film/ScaryMovie this]] one)
* ''Scream Farm''
* ''[=SideFX=]''
* ''Film/{{Skinwalkers}}''
* ''Film/SleepyHollowHigh''
* ''Film/{{Slugs}}''
* ''Spaced Invaders''
* ''Film/StanHelsing''
* ''Summer's End: The Legend of Samhain'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously . . .]]
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E01Pilot pilot episode]] starts on Halloween.
** The episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E07ItsTheGreatPumpkinSamWinchester "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester"]] features a demon named Samhain who can only be raised from Hell on Samhain. [[labelnote:*]] Notable for the [[CriticalResearchFailure mangled pronunciation]]. The m and h are silent, guys. [[/labelnote]]
* ''Film/TalesOfHalloween''
* ''Tales of the Dead''
* ''Trick Or Treat''
* ''Trick or Treats''
* ''Film/TrickRTreat'' (all of these are different films)
* ''Unearthly Harvest''
* ''V/H/S'''s last segment is called, and set on, "10/31/98"
* ''Vacations of Terror 2''
* ''The Whistler''
* ''The Wickeds''
* ''Witches' Night''
* ''Film/WNUFHalloweenSpecial''
* ''Film/WrongTurn5Bloodlines''

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* %%* ''The Maize: The Movie''
* %%* ''Film/{{May}}''
* %%* ''Methodic''
* %%* ''The Midnight Hour''
* %%* ''Mostly Ghostly''
* %%* ''Mr. Halloween''
* %%* ''Murder Party''
* %%* ''Film/NightOfTheDemons1988'' and its sequels.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''
* %%* ''Film/PetSemataryTwo''
* %%* ''Film/ThePredator''
* %%* ''Film/PrimalRage''
* %%* ''Film/ThePumpkinKarver''
* %%* ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadRaveToTheGrave''
* %%* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' (though it starts three days earlier)
* %%* ''Sam Hell''
* %%* ''Film/SatansLittleHelper''
* %%* ''Scare Zone''
* %%* ''Scary Movie'' (no, not [[Film/ScaryMovie this]] one)
* %%* ''Scream Farm''
* %%* ''[=SideFX=]''
* %%* ''Film/{{Skinwalkers}}''
* %%* ''Film/SleepyHollowHigh''
* %%* ''Film/{{Slugs}}''
* %%* ''Spaced Invaders''
* %%* ''Film/StanHelsing''
* %%* ''Summer's End: The Legend of Samhain'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously . . .]]
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** The
[[Recap/SupernaturalS01E01Pilot pilot episode]] starts on Halloween.
** The episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E07ItsTheGreatPumpkinSamWinchester "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester"]] features a demon named Samhain who can only be raised from Hell on Samhain. [[labelnote:*]] Notable for the [[CriticalResearchFailure mangled pronunciation]]. The m and h are silent, guys. [[/labelnote]]
*
Samhain.
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''Film/TalesOfHalloween''
* %%* ''Tales of the Dead''
* %%* ''Trick Or Treat''
* %%* ''Trick or Treats''
* %%* ''Film/TrickRTreat'' (all of these are different films)
* %%* ''Unearthly Harvest''
* %%* ''V/H/S'''s last segment is called, and set on, "10/31/98"
* %%* ''Vacations of Terror 2''
* %%* ''The Whistler''
* %%* ''The Wickeds''
* %%* ''Witches' Night''
* %%* ''Film/WNUFHalloweenSpecial''
* %%* ''Film/WrongTurn5Bloodlines''



* ''April Fools''
* ''Film/AprilFoolsDay''
* The very [[HorrorTropes horror]]-esque ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' graphic novel ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''
* ''VideoGame/DeepFear''
* ''Film/KillerParty''
* ''Playback''
* ''Film/SlaughterHigh''

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* %%* ''April Fools''
* %%* ''Film/AprilFoolsDay''
* %%* The very [[HorrorTropes horror]]-esque ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' graphic novel ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''
* %%* ''VideoGame/DeepFear''
* %%* ''Film/KillerParty''
* %%* ''Playback''
* %%* ''Film/SlaughterHigh''



* ''Abominable''
* ''Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned''
* ''Bachelor Party Massacre''
* ''Freak Show''
* ''Film/HostelPartIII''
* ''Film/JoyRide2DeadAhead''
* ''The Last Resort''
* ''Film/PsychoCopReturns''
* ''Stagknight''
* ''Stag Night''
* ''Stag Night of the Dead''
* ''Vampire in Vegas''

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* %%* ''Abominable''
* %%* ''Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned''
* %%* ''Bachelor Party Massacre''
* %%* ''Freak Show''
* %%* ''Film/HostelPartIII''
* %%* ''Film/JoyRide2DeadAhead''
* %%* ''The Last Resort''
* %%* ''Film/PsychoCopReturns''
* %%* ''Stagknight''
* %%* ''Stag Night''
* %%* ''Stag Night of the Dead''
* %%* ''Vampire in Vegas''



* ''The Abandoned''
* ''Film/AliceInMurderland''
* ''Alison's Birthday''
* ''Film/TheBabadook''
* ''The Birthday''
* ''Film/BloodyBirthday''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy's celebrates her seventeenth birthday by sleeping with Angel and turning him evil. On reaching her eighteenth year the Watcher's Council subject her to a test when she must fight a psychotic vampire without superpowers. On her nineteenth birthday, Giles is turned into a demon; for her twentieth Buffy has to fight a god to protect her sister and on Buffy's twenty-first she's trapped in her house with a demon -- on this occasion Spike suggests that it would be best if Buffy ''not'' celebrate her birthday, and since there's no birthday episode in Season 7 she's apparently taken this advise.
* ''Film/ButcherBakerNightmareMaker''
* A segment of 1997 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1997 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "People Can Lick Too"
* ''Film/ChildsPlay''
* The climax of ''Film/CreatureWithTheAtomBrain''
* ''Deep in the Woods''
* ''[[Film/{{Demoni 2}} Demons 2]]''
* ''Film/DollFromHell''
* ''Don't Go Near the Park''
* ''Don't Panic''
* ''Drive-Thru''
* The events of ''Film/EscapeRoom2017'' occur on Tyler's 30th birthday
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and [[ArtifactTitle a few]] of the sequels
* ''The Greenskeeper''
* ''Film/HappyBirthdayToMe''
* ''Film/HappyDeathDay''
* ''Film/TheHauntingOfMollyHartley''
* ''The Jackhammer Massacre''
* ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft''
* ''Film/LittleEvil''
* ''Make a Wish''
* ''Mr. Jingles''
* ''Film/MySoulToTake''
* ''Film/MySuperPsychoSweet16'' series
* ''Nine Lives''
* ''Film/ThePeopleUnderTheStairs''
* ''Pinocchio's Revenge''
* ''Film/RabidGrannies''
* ''Red Velvet''
* ''Film/ScaryOrDie'': "Clowned" segment.
* ''Film/{{Scream 3}}''
* ''Sisters''
* ''Film/{{Skyline}}''
* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII''
* ''Spookies''
* ''Film/SweetSixteen''
* ''Terror Toons 2: The Sick and Silly Show''
* ''There Was a Little Girl''
* ''Film/TrainToBusan''

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* %%* ''The Abandoned''
* %%* ''Film/AliceInMurderland''
* %%* ''Alison's Birthday''
* %%* ''Film/TheBabadook''
* %%* ''The Birthday''
* %%* ''Film/BloodyBirthday''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy's ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy
celebrates her seventeenth birthday by sleeping with Angel [[spoiler and turning him evil. evil]].
**
On reaching her Buffy's eighteenth year birthday the Watcher's Council subject subjects her to a test when she must fight a psychotic vampire without superpowers. superpowers.
**
On her Buffy's nineteenth birthday, Giles is turned into a demon; for her demon.
** On Buffy's
twentieth Buffy birthday, she has to fight a god to protect her sister and on sister.
** On
Buffy's twenty-first birthday she's trapped in her house with a demon -- on this occasion Spike suggests that it would be best if Buffy ''not'' celebrate her birthday, and since there's no birthday episode in Season 7 she's apparently taken this advise.
*
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''Film/ButcherBakerNightmareMaker''
* %%* A segment of 1997 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1997 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "People Can Lick Too"
* %%* ''Film/ChildsPlay''
* %%* The climax of ''Film/CreatureWithTheAtomBrain''
* %%* ''Deep in the Woods''
* %%* ''[[Film/{{Demoni 2}} Demons 2]]''
* %%* ''Film/DollFromHell''
* %%* ''Don't Go Near the Park''
* %%* ''Don't Panic''
* %%* ''Drive-Thru''
* %%* The events of ''Film/EscapeRoom2017'' occur on Tyler's 30th birthday
* %%* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and [[ArtifactTitle a few]] of the sequels
* %%* ''The Greenskeeper''
* %%* ''Film/HappyBirthdayToMe''
* %%* ''Film/HappyDeathDay''
* %%* ''Film/TheHauntingOfMollyHartley''
* %%* ''The Jackhammer Massacre''
* %%* ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft''
* %%* ''Film/LittleEvil''
* %%* ''Make a Wish''
* %%* ''Mr. Jingles''
* %%* ''Film/MySoulToTake''
* %%* ''Film/MySuperPsychoSweet16'' series
* %%* ''Nine Lives''
* %%* ''Film/ThePeopleUnderTheStairs''
* %%* ''Pinocchio's Revenge''
* %%* ''Film/RabidGrannies''
* %%* ''Red Velvet''
* %%* ''Film/ScaryOrDie'': "Clowned" segment.
* %%* ''Film/{{Scream 3}}''
* %%* ''Sisters''
* %%* ''Film/{{Skyline}}''
* %%* ''Film/SlumberPartyMassacreII''
* %%* ''Spookies''
* %%* ''Film/SweetSixteen''
* %%* ''Terror Toons 2: The Sick and Silly Show''
* %%* ''There Was a Little Girl''
* %%* ''Film/TrainToBusan''



* ''12-24''
* ''Alien Raiders''
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheApocalypse''
* ''Film/BatmanReturns''
* ''Film/BetterWatchOut''
* ''Bikini Bloodbath Christmas''
* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974''
* ''The Blackout''
* ''Blood Beat''
* ''The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe''
* A segment of the 1991 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1991 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "The Fright Before Xmas"
* ''The Children''
* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory''
* ''Christmas Nightmare''
* ''The Christmas Season Massacre''
* ''The Christmas Tale'' from ''6 Films to Keep You Awake''
* ''[[Film/TheConjuring The Conjuring 2]]''
* ''Film/{{Cronos}}''
* ''The Curse of the Cat People''
* ''The Day of the Beast''
* ''Dead End''
* The beginning of ''Deadly Dreams''
* ''Deadly Games''
* ''Deadly Little Christmas''
* ''Film/{{Decoys}}''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', to the point where it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]; by [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], most Londoners [[GenreSavvy have enough sense to get out of town for Christmas]].
* ''Film/DontOpenTillChristmas''
* ''Film/TheDormThatDrippedBlood''
* ''Elves''
* ''Fallen Knight''
* ''Family Reunion''
* ''Film/{{Feeders}} 2: Slay Bells''
* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh''
* ''Film/GingerSnaps2Unleashed''
* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''

to:

* %%* ''12-24''
* %%* ''Alien Raiders''
* %%* ''Film/AnnaAndTheApocalypse''
* %%* ''Film/BatmanReturns''
* %%* ''Film/BetterWatchOut''
* %%* ''Bikini Bloodbath Christmas''
* %%* ''Film/BlackChristmas1974''
* %%* ''The Blackout''
* %%* ''Blood Beat''
* %%* ''The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe''
* %%* A segment of the 1991 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1991 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "The Fright Before Xmas"
* %%* ''The Children''
* %%* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory''
* %%* ''Christmas Nightmare''
* %%* ''The Christmas Season Massacre''
* %%* ''The Christmas Tale'' from ''6 Films to Keep You Awake''
* %%* ''[[Film/TheConjuring The Conjuring 2]]''
* %%* ''Film/{{Cronos}}''
* %%* ''The Curse of the Cat People''
* %%* ''The Day of the Beast''
* %%* ''Dead End''
* %%* The beginning of ''Deadly Dreams''
* %%* ''Deadly Games''
* %%* ''Deadly Little Christmas''
* %%* ''Film/{{Decoys}}''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a longstanding history of ChristmasSpecial episodes, to the point where it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]; lampshaded]] in-series; by [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]], most Londoners [[GenreSavvy have enough sense to get out of town for Christmas]].
* %%* ''Film/DontOpenTillChristmas''
* %%* ''Film/TheDormThatDrippedBlood''
* %%* ''Elves''
* %%* ''Fallen Knight''
* %%* ''Family Reunion''
* %%* ''Film/{{Feeders}} 2: Slay Bells''
* %%* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh''
* %%* ''Film/GingerSnaps2Unleashed''
* %%* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''



* ''Film/{{Hardware}}''
* ''The Hitchhiker''
* ''Home for the Holidays''
* ''I, Madman''
* ''Film/{{Inside}}''
* ''Film/JackFrost''
* ''Film/JawsTheRevenge''
* A segment of ''Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater Vol. 3'', titled "The Present"
* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ChristmasSpecial
* ''Film/TheLegendOfHellHouse''
* ''Film/{{Legion}}''
* ''Lucky Stiff''
* ''Film/{{Maniac}}''
* ''Film/ManiacCop2''
* ''Marcus''
* ''The Minus Man''
* ''The Mothman Prophecies''
* ''Mum & Dad''
* ''Film/NightOfTheComet''
* ''Night Train Murders''
* ''Nutcracker: An American Nightmare''
* ''One Hell of a Christmas''
* ''Film/TheOracle''
* ''The Ordeal''
* ''Ornaments''
* ''[[Film/ParanormalActivity Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Parasite Eve}}''
* ''Film/{{P2}}''
* ''Prime Evil''
* ''Film/{{Psycho}}''
* ''Psycho Santa''
* ''Film/PuppetMaster vs. Film/DemonicToys''
* ''Rabid''
* ''Film/RareExportsAChristmasTale''
* ''Film/ReignOfTheGargoyles''

to:

* %%* ''Film/{{Hardware}}''
* %%* ''The Hitchhiker''
* %%* ''Home for the Holidays''
* %%* ''I, Madman''
* %%* ''Film/{{Inside}}''
* %%* ''Film/JackFrost''
* %%* ''Film/JawsTheRevenge''
* %%* A segment of ''Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater Vol. 3'', titled "The Present"
* %%* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' ChristmasSpecial
* %%* ''Film/TheLegendOfHellHouse''
* %%* ''Film/{{Legion}}''
* %%* ''Lucky Stiff''
* %%* ''Film/{{Maniac}}''
* %%* ''Film/ManiacCop2''
* %%* ''Marcus''
* %%* ''The Minus Man''
* %%* ''The Mothman Prophecies''
* %%* ''Mum & Dad''
* %%* ''Film/NightOfTheComet''
* %%* ''Night Train Murders''
* %%* ''Nutcracker: An American Nightmare''
* %%* ''One Hell of a Christmas''
* %%* ''Film/TheOracle''
* %%* ''The Ordeal''
* %%* ''Ornaments''
* %%* ''[[Film/ParanormalActivity Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension]]''
* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Parasite Eve}}''
* %%* ''Film/{{P2}}''
* %%* ''Prime Evil''
* %%* ''Film/{{Psycho}}''
* %%* ''Psycho Santa''
* %%* ''Film/PuppetMaster vs. Film/DemonicToys''
* %%* ''Rabid''
* %%* ''Film/RareExportsAChristmasTale''
* %%* ''Film/ReignOfTheGargoyles''



* ''Saint''
* ''Satan Claus''
* ''Santa Claws''
* ''Film/SantasSlay''
* A segment of ''Shake, Rattle & Roll 9'', titled "Christmas Tree"
* ''Film/TheShining''
* ''Sheitan''
* ''Film/SickGirl''
* ''Silent Night, Bloody Night''
* The ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight'' series
** ''Film/SilentNight''
* ''Silent Night, Zombie Night''
* ''Film/{{Sint}}''
* The novel ''Slay Bells''
* ''Snow Shark''
* The beginning of ''Film/TheStepfather'' remake
* The first segment of the ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'' film, titled "And All Through the House"
* ''The Thirteenth Day of Christmas''
* ''To All a Good Night''
* ''The Toybox''
* ''The Traveler''
* ''Trees 2: The Root of All Evil''
* ''Two Front Teeth''
* ''Wind Chill''
* ''While She Was Out''
* ''Whisper''
* ''Literature/WhiteFire''
* ''Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?''
* ''You Better Watch Out'' (also known as ''Film/ChristmasEvil'')

to:

* %%* ''Saint''
* %%* ''Satan Claus''
* %%* ''Santa Claws''
* %%* ''Film/SantasSlay''
* %%* A segment of ''Shake, Rattle & Roll 9'', titled "Christmas Tree"
* %%* ''Film/TheShining''
* %%* ''Sheitan''
* %%* ''Film/SickGirl''
* %%* ''Silent Night, Bloody Night''
* %%* The ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight'' series
** %%** ''Film/SilentNight''
* %%* ''Silent Night, Zombie Night''
* %%* ''Film/{{Sint}}''
* %%* The novel ''Slay Bells''
* %%* ''Snow Shark''
* %%* The beginning of ''Film/TheStepfather'' remake
* %%* The first segment of the ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'' film, titled "And All Through the House"
* %%* ''The Thirteenth Day of Christmas''
* %%* ''To All a Good Night''
* %%* ''The Toybox''
* %%* ''The Traveler''
* %%* ''Trees 2: The Root of All Evil''
* %%* ''Two Front Teeth''
* %%* ''Wind Chill''
* %%* ''While She Was Out''
* %%* ''Whisper''
* %%* ''Literature/WhiteFire''
* %%* ''Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?''
* %%* ''You Better Watch Out'' (also known as ''Film/ChristmasEvil'')



* ''All Souls Day''
* The end of ''At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul''
* ''Film/CandymanDayOfTheDead''
* ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead''
* ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''
* ''Film/TheDeadOne''
* ''The Laughing Dead''

to:

* %%* ''All Souls Day''
* %%* The end of ''At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul''
* %%* ''Film/CandymanDayOfTheDead''
* %%* ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead''
* %%* ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''
* %%* ''Film/TheDeadOne''
* %%* ''The Laughing Dead''



* ''Film/TheCrow''
* ''Film/FraternityMassacreAtHellIsland''
* ''Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street''
* ''Film/HappyHellNight''
* ''Hide''
* ''Mischief Night''
* ''Night of the Pumpkin''

to:

* %%* ''Film/TheCrow''
* %%* ''Film/FraternityMassacreAtHellIsland''
* %%* ''Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street''
* %%* ''Film/HappyHellNight''
* %%* ''Hide''
* %%* ''Mischief Night''
* %%* ''Night of the Pumpkin''



* ''Angel of Death''
* ''Atrocious''
* ''The Being''
* ''Film/BlessTheChild''
* ''Film/Critters2TheMainCourse''
* ''Film/DeadSnow''
* ''Easter Bunny Bloodbath''
* ''Film/EasterBunnyKillKill!''
* ''Easter Casket''
* ''Easter Sunday''
* The ''Film/{{Grindhouse}} [[ParallelPornTitles XXX]]'' segment "Easter".
* ''Little Witches''
* ''Kottentail''
* ''The Night Before Easter''
* ''On the Third Day''
* ''Resurrection''

to:

* %%* ''Angel of Death''
* %%* ''Atrocious''
* %%* ''The Being''
* %%* ''Film/BlessTheChild''
* %%* ''Film/Critters2TheMainCourse''
* %%* ''Film/DeadSnow''
* %%* ''Easter Bunny Bloodbath''
* %%* ''Film/EasterBunnyKillKill!''
* %%* ''Easter Casket''
* %%* ''Easter Sunday''
* %%* The ''Film/{{Grindhouse}} [[ParallelPornTitles XXX]]'' segment "Easter".
* %%* ''Little Witches''
* %%* ''Kottentail''
* %%* ''The Night Before Easter''
* %%* ''On the Third Day''
* %%* ''Resurrection''



* The first ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' segment, which is literally titled "Father's Day"
* ''Film/FathersDay2011''
* ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather III]]''
* 1996's ''Summer of Fear''

to:

* %%* The first ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' segment, which is literally titled "Father's Day"
* %%* ''Film/FathersDay2011''
* %%* ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather III]]''
* %%* 1996's ''Summer of Fear''



* ''Adam & Evil''
* ''Borderland''

to:

* %%* ''Adam & Evil''
* %%* ''Borderland''



* ''Dead in 3 Days''
* ''The Factory on 5th''
* ''Film/FinalDestination3''
* ''Film/FinalExam''
* ''Forget Me Not''
* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan''
* ''Film/GraduationDay''
* ''Grizzly Rage''
* ''Gun Town''
* ''Hide and Go Shriek''
* ''Film/TheHouseOnSororityRow''
* ''Film/TheHowlingReborn''
* ''Kill Theory''
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''
* ''Film/ThePool''
* ''Film/TheProwler''
* ''Scar''
* ''Sigma Die!''
* ''Film/SororityRow''
* A segment of ''Street Tales of Terror'', titled "Graduation Night"

to:

* %%* ''Dead in 3 Days''
* %%* ''The Factory on 5th''
* %%* ''Film/FinalDestination3''
* %%* ''Film/FinalExam''
* %%* ''Forget Me Not''
* %%* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan''
* %%* ''Film/GraduationDay''
* %%* ''Grizzly Rage''
* %%* ''Gun Town''
* %%* ''Hide and Go Shriek''
* %%* ''Film/TheHouseOnSororityRow''
* %%* ''Film/TheHowlingReborn''
* %%* ''Kill Theory''
* %%* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild''
* %%* ''Film/ThePool''
* %%* ''Film/TheProwler''
* %%* ''Scar''
* %%* ''Sigma Die!''
* %%* ''Film/SororityRow''
* %%* A segment of ''Street Tales of Terror'', titled "Graduation Night"



* ''Film/{{Autopsy}}''
* ''Film/CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh''
* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''
* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}''
* ''Hoodoo for Voodoo''
* ''Film/MardiGrasMassacre''
* ''Night Trap'' ([[RunningGag no]], not [[VideoGame/NightTrap this]] one)
* ''The Savage Bees''
* ''Voodoo Tailz''
* ''Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras''

to:

* %%* ''Film/{{Autopsy}}''
* %%* ''Film/CandymanFarewellToTheFlesh''
* %%* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''
* %%* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}''
* %%* ''Hoodoo for Voodoo''
* %%* ''Film/MardiGrasMassacre''
* %%* ''Night Trap'' ([[RunningGag no]], not [[VideoGame/NightTrap this]] one)
* %%* ''The Savage Bees''
* %%* ''Voodoo Tailz''
* %%* ''Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras''



* ''Film/FiveFiveFive''
* The gruesome guro/hentai anime ''Bible Black''.
* ''The Devil Rides Out''

to:

* %%* ''Film/FiveFiveFive''
* %%* The gruesome guro/hentai anime ''Bible Black''.
* %%* ''The Devil Rides Out''



* The beginning of ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}''
* The "Night on Bald Mountain" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''
* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned''
* ''The Lost Crown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure''

to:

* %%* The beginning of ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}''
* %%* The "Night on Bald Mountain" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''
* %%* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned''
* %%* ''The Lost Crown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure''



* ''Film/{{Troll}}''
* ''Walpurgis Night''
* ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''
* ''The Wicker Tree''
* ''Film/{{Witchouse}}''
* ''Film/ZeroDay''

to:

* %%* ''Film/{{Troll}}''
* %%* ''Walpurgis Night''
* %%* ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''
* %%* ''The Wicker Tree''
* %%* ''Film/{{Witchouse}}''
* %%* ''Film/ZeroDay''



* ''Memorial Day''
* ''Memorial Valley Massacre''
* ''Trees''
* ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil''

to:

* %%* ''Memorial Day''
* %%* ''Memorial Valley Massacre''
* %%* ''Trees''
* %%* ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil''



* ''Antisocial''
* ''VideoGame/BioShock1''
* ''Blackwood Evil''

to:

* %%* ''Antisocial''
* %%* ''VideoGame/BioShock1''
* %%* ''Blackwood Evil''



* ''Bloody New Year''
* ''Film/{{Christine}}''

to:

* %%* ''Bloody New Year''
* %%* ''Film/{{Christine}}''



* ''Film/EndOfDays''
* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]''
* ''Series/FearItself'': "New Year's Day"
* ''Film/GhostbustersII''
* ''Ghostkeeper''
* ''Film/LifeBlood'': The events of the film take place over New Year's Eve/New Year's Day, although the date has no real bearing on the events.
* ''Lost Signal''

to:

* %%* ''Film/EndOfDays''
* %%* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]''
* %%* ''Series/FearItself'': "New Year's Day"
* %%* ''Film/GhostbustersII''
* %%* ''Ghostkeeper''
* ''Film/LifeBlood'': The events of the film take place over New Year's Eve/New Year's Day, although the date has no real bearing on the events.
*
%%* ''Lost Signal''



* ''Film/NewYearsEvil''
* ''Series/NightGallery'''s episode "The Diary"
* ''Pearblossom''
* ''Resolution''
* ''Sickness House''
* ''The Signal''
* ''Steel Trap''
* ''Taboo''
* ''Film/{{Tape 407}}''
* ''Film/TerrorTrain''

to:

* %%* ''Film/NewYearsEvil''
* %%* ''Series/NightGallery'''s episode "The Diary"
* %%* ''Pearblossom''
* %%* ''Resolution''
* %%* ''Sickness House''
* %%* ''The Signal''
* %%* ''Steel Trap''
* %%* ''Taboo''
* %%* ''Film/{{Tape 407}}''
* %%* ''Film/TerrorTrain''



* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''[[Film/CabinFever Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever]]''
* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''
* ''The Club''
* ''The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night''
* ''Film/DanceOfTheDead''
* ''Film/{{Detention}}''
* ''Hair High''
* ''Infection''
* ''Film/TheLovedOnes''
* ''Pep Squad''
* ''Film/PromNight1980'' and its sequels.
* The beginning of ''Rose of Death''.
* ''Student Bodies''
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration''

to:

* %%* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* %%* ''[[Film/CabinFever Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever]]''
* %%* ''Film/{{Carrie}}''
* %%* ''The Club''
* %%* ''The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night''
* %%* ''Film/DanceOfTheDead''
* %%* ''Film/{{Detention}}''
* %%* ''Hair High''
* %%* ''Infection''
* %%* ''Film/TheLovedOnes''
* %%* ''Pep Squad''
* %%* ''Film/PromNight1980'' and its sequels.
* %%* The beginning of ''Rose of Death''.
* %%* ''Student Bodies''
* %%* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacreTheNextGeneration''



* ''[[Film/TwoThousandManiacs 2001 Maniacs!]]''
* ''After Dark''
* ''Film/AmericanPsycho2AllAmericanGirl''
* ''Film/Banshee2008''
* ''Camp Fear''
* ''Crocodile''
* ''Dark Ride''
* ''Delirium''
* ''Do You Wanna Know a Secret?''
* ''Doctor Giggles''
* ''The Eves''
* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981''
* ''Fear Island''
* The ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' spin-off comic ''ComicBook/SpringBreak''
* ''Girls Gone Dead''
* ''Film/TheHitcher'' remake
* ''Film/HouseOfTheDead''
* ''Immortal Island''
* ''The Innocent''
* ''Film/JeepersCreepers''
* ''Killjoy 3''
* ''The Legacy''
* ''Film/TheMangler 2''
* ''Natural Demise''
* ''Night of a Thousand Screams''
* ''Nightmare Beach''
* ''Film/Piranha3D''
* ''Film/TheRuins''
* ''Scarecrow Gone Wild''
* ''Simon Says''
* ''Sleep''
* ''Spring Break Massacre''
* ''Spring Break Shark Attack''
* ''Succubus: Hell Bent''
* ''There's Nothing Out There''
* ''Welcome to Spring Break''
* ''Within: Terror Resides...''

to:

* %%* ''[[Film/TwoThousandManiacs 2001 Maniacs!]]''
* %%* ''After Dark''
* %%* ''Film/AmericanPsycho2AllAmericanGirl''
* %%* ''Film/Banshee2008''
* %%* ''Camp Fear''
* %%* ''Crocodile''
* %%* ''Dark Ride''
* %%* ''Delirium''
* %%* ''Do You Wanna Know a Secret?''
* %%* ''Doctor Giggles''
* %%* ''The Eves''
* %%* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981''
* %%* ''Fear Island''
* %%* The ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' spin-off comic ''ComicBook/SpringBreak''
* %%* ''Girls Gone Dead''
* %%* ''Film/TheHitcher'' remake
* %%* ''Film/HouseOfTheDead''
* %%* ''Immortal Island''
* %%* ''The Innocent''
* %%* ''Film/JeepersCreepers''
* %%* ''Killjoy 3''
* %%* ''The Legacy''
* %%* ''Film/TheMangler 2''
* %%* ''Natural Demise''
* %%* ''Night of a Thousand Screams''
* %%* ''Nightmare Beach''
* %%* ''Film/Piranha3D''
* %%* ''Film/TheRuins''
* %%* ''Scarecrow Gone Wild''
* %%* ''Simon Says''
* %%* ''Sleep''
* %%* ''Spring Break Massacre''
* %%* ''Spring Break Shark Attack''
* %%* ''Succubus: Hell Bent''
* %%* ''There's Nothing Out There''
* %%* ''Welcome to Spring Break''
* %%* ''Within: Terror Resides...''



* ''Film/GodToldMeTo''
* ''Film/{{Leprechaun 2}}''
* ''Leprechaun's Revenge''
* ''Film/ManiacCop''

to:

* %%* ''Film/GodToldMeTo''
* %%* ''Film/{{Leprechaun 2}}''
* %%* ''Leprechaun's Revenge''
* %%* ''Film/ManiacCop''



* ''Film/AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty''
* The PaterFamilicide flashbacks in ''Film/AmityvilleANewGeneration''
* ''Film/BloodRage''
* ''Film/{{Bloodwine}}''
* ''Boogeyman''
* The beginning of ''Film/DeathOnDemand''
* ''Film/HomeSweetHome''
* ''Intensity''

to:

* %%* ''Film/AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty''
* %%* The PaterFamilicide flashbacks in ''Film/AmityvilleANewGeneration''
* %%* ''Film/BloodRage''
* %%* ''Film/{{Bloodwine}}''
* %%* ''Boogeyman''
* %%* The beginning of ''Film/DeathOnDemand''
* %%* ''Film/HomeSweetHome''
* %%* ''Intensity''



* ''Film/TheMutilator'' is set during "fall break"
* ''[[Film/{{Seance}} Séance]]''
* Creator/EliRoth's [[DevelopmentHell possibly]] upcoming ''Thanksgiving'', the [[FakeMovieRealTrailer mock trailer]] to which was part of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''
** The trailer also poked fun at the tendency of this sort of film to be released at least a few months away from its associated holiday, as it happened to come out not long before Music/RobZombie's ''Halloween'' remake was released... in late August.

to:

* %%* ''Film/TheMutilator'' is set during "fall break"
* %%* ''[[Film/{{Seance}} Séance]]''
* %%* Creator/EliRoth's [[DevelopmentHell possibly]] upcoming ''Thanksgiving'', the [[FakeMovieRealTrailer mock trailer]] to which was part of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''
**
''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''. The trailer also poked fun at the tendency of this sort of film to be released at least a few months away from its associated holiday, as it happened to come out not long before Music/RobZombie's ''Halloween'' remake was released... in late August.



* ''Film/{{Thankskilling}}'' and its sequel
* ''[=ThanXgiving=]: Dead Harvest''

to:

* %%* ''Film/{{Thankskilling}}'' and its sequel
* %%* ''[=ThanXgiving=]: Dead Harvest''



* ''Aquanoids''
* ''Film/TheBay''
* ''Blow Out''
* The ''Film/CapeFear'' remake
* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' spin-off novel ''[[TalesFromTheCampCrystalLake The Carnival]]''.
* ''Film/{{Frogs}}''
* The ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' trilogy
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
* ''Jersey Shore Shark Attack''
* ''Killed on the Fourth of July''

to:

* %%* ''Aquanoids''
* %%* ''Film/TheBay''
* %%* ''Blow Out''
* %%* The ''Film/CapeFear'' remake
* %%* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' spin-off novel ''[[TalesFromTheCampCrystalLake The Carnival]]''.
* %%* ''Film/{{Frogs}}''
* %%* The ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' trilogy
* %%* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''
* %%* ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
* %%* ''Jersey Shore Shark Attack''
* %%* ''Killed on the Fourth of July''



* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''
* ''Film/UncleSam''
* The Blue Rock Springs attack in ''The Zodiac'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''.

to:

* %%* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''
* %%* ''Film/UncleSam''
* %%* The Blue Rock Springs attack in ''The Zodiac'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''.



* The novel ''Bloody Valentine''
* ''Broken Hearts''
* ''Film/HospitalMassacre''
* ''Film/LoversLane''
* ''Film/MyBloodyValentine'' and [[Film/MyBloodyValentine3D its remake]].
* The novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/My-Bloody-Valentine-Jo-Gibson/dp/0821748483 My Bloody Valentine]]''
* ''Film/PicnicAtHangingRock''
* ''Film/{{Pontypool}}''

to:

* %%* The novel ''Bloody Valentine''
* %%* ''Broken Hearts''
* %%* ''Film/HospitalMassacre''
* %%* ''Film/LoversLane''
* %%* ''Film/MyBloodyValentine'' and [[Film/MyBloodyValentine3D its remake]].
* %%* The novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/My-Bloody-Valentine-Jo-Gibson/dp/0821748483 My Bloody Valentine]]''
* %%* ''Film/PicnicAtHangingRock''
* %%* ''Film/{{Pontypool}}''



* ''Film/{{Valentine}}''

to:

* %%* ''Film/{{Valentine}}''



* ''Film/{{Alligator}}''
* ''The Beast Within''
* ''Film/BloodFeast 2: All U Can Eat''
* ''The Blood Spattered Bride''
* ''The Bloodstained Bride''
* A segment of 1997 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1997 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "The Honeymoon"
* ''Film/BrideOfChucky''
* ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'' remake (second honeymoon... close enough)
* ''Dark Country''
* ''Dark Honeymoon''
* The ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' spin-off novel ''Literature/DeadMansHand''.
* ''Death by Engagement''
* ''Devil's Pond''
* ''Hatchet for the Honeymoon''
* ''Film/HeKnowsYoureAlone''
* ''Hellbride''
* ''Honeymoon Horror''
* ''Series/FearItself'': "In Sickness and in Health"
* ''Kiss of the Vampire''
* ''Mad Jack''
* ''Machined Reborn''
* ''Maid of Honor''
* ''My Bloody Wedding''
* ''Nightmare Honeymoon''
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway''
* ''Film/{{REC}}''
* ''Schizo''
* ''Seventh Moon''
* ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather II]]''
* ''Film/{{Tormented}}''
* ''The Trek''
* ''Trouble Every Day''
* ''Film/Vacancy2TheFirstCut''
* ''Film/{{VHS}}'' has a segment called "Second Honeymooon"
* ''The Wedding Curse''
* ''Wedding Slashers''
* ''Zombie Honeymoon''

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* %%* ''The Beast Within''
* %%* ''Film/BloodFeast 2: All U Can Eat''
* %%* ''The Blood Spattered Bride''
* %%* ''The Bloodstained Bride''
* %%* A segment of 1997 ''[[Film/CampfireTales1997 Campfire Tales]]'', titled "The Honeymoon"
* %%* ''Film/BrideOfChucky''
* %%* ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'' remake (second honeymoon... close enough)
* %%* ''Dark Country''
* %%* ''Dark Honeymoon''
* %%* The ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' spin-off novel ''Literature/DeadMansHand''.
* %%* ''Death by Engagement''
* %%* ''Devil's Pond''
* %%* ''Hatchet for the Honeymoon''
* %%* ''Film/HeKnowsYoureAlone''
* %%* ''Hellbride''
* %%* ''Honeymoon Horror''
* %%* ''Series/FearItself'': "In Sickness and in Health"
* %%* ''Kiss of the Vampire''
* %%* ''Mad Jack''
* %%* ''Machined Reborn''
* %%* ''Maid of Honor''
* %%* ''My Bloody Wedding''
* %%* ''Nightmare Honeymoon''
* %%* ''Film/APerfectGetaway''
* %%* ''Film/{{REC}}''
* %%* ''Schizo''
* %%* ''Seventh Moon''
* %%* ''[[Film/TheStepfather Stepfather II]]''
* %%* ''Film/{{Tormented}}''
* %%* ''The Trek''
* %%* ''Trouble Every Day''
* %%* ''Film/Vacancy2TheFirstCut''
* %%* ''Film/{{VHS}}'' has a segment called "Second Honeymooon"
* %%* ''The Wedding Curse''
* %%* ''Wedding Slashers''
* %%* ''Zombie Honeymoon''



* The anthology book ''A Hacked-Up Holiday Massacre''.
* The ''ComicBook/HackSlash'' comic ''Entry Wound'' had every holiday-related slasher "waking up" early due to a cosmic disturbance. While various holiday slashers [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/19/35/30/1935305ec6fc69e8a39873ad078405ef.jpg are alluded to,]] the main villain of the story was a Groundhog Day-based one (if the groundhog sees his shadow, six weeks of death ensue).
** The comic also has an amusing {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, as [[SerialKillerKiller Cassie and Vlad]] usually take out those slashers rather easily by just finding their resting place on a regular Tuesday and blowing it up while they are still hibernating.

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ensue). The comic also has an amusing {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, as [[SerialKillerKiller Cassie and Vlad]] usually take out those slashers rather easily by just finding their resting place on a regular Tuesday and blowing it up while they are still hibernating.



** Calendar Man has a similar obsession with dates but his crimes tend to be [[HarmlessVillain far less impressive]]. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Usually]]
** Sequel ''ComicBook/DarkVictory'' follows this as well.



** An exception would be the unidentified perpetrator of the so-called [[http://www.skcentral.com/articles.php?article_id=528 Astrological murders]]; his(?) killings always coincided with something like an equinox, a solstice, or a Friday the 13th.



* ''4 Horror Tales: February 29''
* ''11-11-11''
* ''11/11/11'' (These are separate films. November 11 is also Veteran's/Remembrance Day, but that observance does not appear to be an element in either of them)
* Winter Solstice for ''ComicBook/ThirtyDaysOfNight''
* ''Film/{{Absurd}}'' appears to take place during Super Bowl Sunday.
* ''Arbor Daze''

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* ''11-11-11''
* ''11/11/11'' (These are separate films. November 11 is also Veteran's/Remembrance Day, but that observance does not appear to be an element in either of them)
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* ''Earth Day''.
* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' spin-off novel ''[[TalesFromTheCampCrystalLake Mother's Day]]''
* ''Film/GroundhogDay''

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* %%* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' spin-off novel ''[[TalesFromTheCampCrystalLake Mother's Day]]''
* %%* ''Film/GroundhogDay''



* ''Mother's Day''

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* ''Pledge Night''
* ''Film/PresidentsDay2010''
* ''Rush Week''

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* %%* ''Film/PresidentsDay2010''
* %%* ''Rush Week''



* ''Film/WhatKeepsYouAlive'': Anniversary.

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* ''Series/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'': The climax of the story takes place on Halloween night, though the fact that it is Halloween isn't really that relevant.


* ''Sleepy Hollow High''

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"Oh for Pete's sake!" you exclaim; "Couldn't these things happen on ''any'' other day, like, Tuesday?"

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When the horror happens, it tends to happen on Holidays and other special days marked on your calendar for various reasons: [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters Lots of people tend to gather around on those days]] (usually at [[DontGoInTheWoods a remote location]]), calendar days make nice titles, and nothing quite says SubvertedInnocence like (for example) [[BadSanta Santa Claus]] killing people with an axe.

Also, remember, some days are sacred to pagan/occult religions and so "natural" choices for supernatural events. These days may have had Christian and/or commercial holidays added, or they may just be special to the pagans/witches/satanists/whoever, still not just Tuesday, even if the hero doesn't know this at first. Granted, if you consider ''all'' cultures, faiths and customs, ''every'' day on the calendar is bound to be a holiday to someone; this trope only applies when that holiday is specifically referenced in the work.

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When the horror happens, it tends to happen on Holidays holidays and other special days marked on your calendar for various reasons: [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters Lots of people tend to gather around on those days]] (usually at [[DontGoInTheWoods a remote location]]), calendar days make nice titles, and nothing quite says SubvertedInnocence like (for example) [[BadSanta Santa Claus]] killing people with an axe.

Also, remember, some days are sacred to pagan/occult religions and so "natural" choices for supernatural events. These days may have had Christian and/or commercial holidays added, or they may just be special to the pagans/witches/satanists/whoever, pagans/witches/Satanists/whoever, still not just Tuesday, even if the hero doesn't know this at first. Granted, if you consider ''all'' cultures, faiths and customs, ''every'' day on the calendar is bound to be a holiday to someone; this trope only applies when that holiday is specifically referenced in the work.



** The comic also has an amusing {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, as [[SerialKillerKiller Cassie and Vlad]] usually take out those slasher rather easily by just finding their resting place on a regular Tuesday and blowing it up while they are still hibernating.

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** The comic also has an amusing {{Deconstruction}} of the trope, as [[SerialKillerKiller Cassie and Vlad]] usually take out those slasher slashers rather easily by just finding their resting place on a regular Tuesday and blowing it up while they are still hibernating.



* The UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High School massacre took place on April 20, leading to speculation that the killers were neo-Nazis, as that date was UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's birthday. Others have suggested that they scheduled their killing spree for April 20 so that the school's [[TheStoner stoners]] wouldn't be caught in the crossfire (they'd never had much of a problem with those kids). In truth, it was a defiance of this trope -- quite literally, as April 20, 1999 was a Tuesday. In his journal, Eric Harris wrote that he wanted the massacre to happen on an ordinary day at school rather than at some major event like the prom (which had taken place three days earlier) or a football game, feeling that it would more properly shock Americans out of their routine. Furthermore, the massacre was originally scheduled for the day before, but had to be delayed because an order of ammunition only came late in the afternoon. That said, the fact that they originally scheduled the massacre for April 19 has also led to speculation that it was a reference to the Waco siege and the Oklahoma City bombing, especially given the killers' stated desire to "outdo" those events.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High School massacre took place on April 20, leading to speculation that the killers were neo-Nazis, as that date was UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's birthday. Others have suggested that they scheduled their killing spree for April 20 so that the school's [[TheStoner stoners]] wouldn't be caught in the crossfire (they'd never had much of a problem with those kids). In truth, it was a defiance of this trope -- quite literally, as April 20, 1999 1999, was a Tuesday. In his journal, Eric Harris wrote that he wanted the massacre to happen on an ordinary day at school rather than at some major event like the prom (which had taken place three days earlier) or a football game, feeling that it would more properly shock Americans out of their routine. Furthermore, the massacre was originally scheduled for the day before, before but had to be delayed because an order of ammunition only came late in the afternoon. That said, the fact that they originally scheduled the massacre for April 19 has also led to speculation that it was a reference to the Waco siege and the Oklahoma City bombing, especially given the killers' stated desire to "outdo" those events.



* This is a major part of the reason why the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 had such a profound effect on European culture and Enlightenment-era thought. Not only did a massive earthquake and tsunami devastate one of Europe's great capitals, it happened on November 1, All Saints' Day, one of the holiest days on the Catholic calendar. Nearly everybody was in church when the earthquake struck -- and furthermore, Lisbon's churches were mostly built tall in the center of the city, on soft riverbank sediments that underwent liquefaction during the earthquake, causing nearly all of them to collapse and kill the parishioners inside. The disaster has often been cited as the birth of modern atheism, as writers like Creator/{{Voltaire}} saw it as an affront to the idea of a just and loving God, or even of TheScourgeOfGod, given that the earthquake claimed the churches but spared the brothels (Lisbon's RedLightDistrict having been one of the least-damaged neighborhoods).

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* This is a major part of the reason why the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 had such a profound effect on European culture and Enlightenment-era thought. Not only did a massive earthquake and tsunami devastate one of Europe's great capitals, but it also happened on November 1, All Saints' Day, one of the holiest days on the Catholic calendar. Nearly everybody was in church when the earthquake struck -- and furthermore, Lisbon's churches were mostly built tall in the center of the city, on soft riverbank sediments that underwent liquefaction during the earthquake, causing nearly all of them to collapse and kill the parishioners inside. The disaster has often been cited as the birth of modern atheism, as writers like Creator/{{Voltaire}} saw it as an affront to the idea of a just and loving God, or even of TheScourgeOfGod, given that the earthquake claimed the churches but spared the brothels (Lisbon's RedLightDistrict having been one of the least-damaged neighborhoods).



** Either that, or the film takes place in a Verse where, to better facilitate this trope, all three of these events can and do happen ''on the same date''.

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** Either that, that or the film takes place in a Verse where, where -- to better facilitate this trope, trope -- all three of these events can and do happen ''on the same date''.


* ''Killer Party''

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* ''Film/HeadlessHorseman''


* The events of ''Film/EscaprRoom2017'' occur on Tyler's 30th birthday

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* ''Film/BetterWatchOut''

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* ''Film/Madhouse1974'': The first murder takes place on New Year's Eve.

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