The Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge for 2022 is done!

Scarecrow Video isn’t just a video store. It’s a landmark for all who love about movies.

Each year, they do a month-long challenge to get people to stretch out and watch some movies they’ve never seen before.

You can also check out the Letterboxd list for 2021 as well as my lists for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

And now here are the 2022 movies:

1. START SMALL: It may seem cute at first, but these little ones are always a challenge. Watch one with an evil offspring in it: Who Can Kill a Child?

2. TROUBLE IN THE TUB: Bath time ain’t always relaxing: Diabolique

3. DEAD IN THE SUBURBS: Neither is living in the ‘burbs: The House Next Door

4. MASKED MANDATE: We’re still wearing them and so shall tonight’s antagonist: Found

5. CAKE IN FRIGHT: To celebrate the birth of Donald Pleasence, light a candle, eat a slice and watch one of his many: Night Creature

6. BEE AFRAID, BEE VERY AFRAID: Buzz through a bee picture, there’s a whole swarm to choose from: The Swarm

7. THE 7TH OFFERING: Watch the 7th film in a franchise in honor of the 7th year of the challenge: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

8. THE MONSTER MASH: Multiple monsters in one movie? That’s a graveyard smash!: Blood

9. FULL MOON FEVER: Since the “heavenly body” is out tonight, a lycanthrope story seems just right: Tomb of the Werewolf

10. THE FIRST WAVE: One made by an indigenous filmmaker or has indigenous cast members: The Dead Can’t Dance

11. GOLDEN OLDIES: Post-war/50’s movies, from the schlock to the awes: Eyewash

12. IT’S A REAL FREAK SCENE, JACK: A groovy 60’s grinder: Eggshells

13. MAD(E) FOR TV: Any 70’s feature length that was made specifically for television: Revenge!

14. THE RUBY ANNI-VHS-ARY: Watch something that came out in 1982. #onlyonVHS! The House Where Evil Dwells

15. VIDEO STORE DAY: This is the big one. Watch something physically rented or bought from an actual video store. If you don’t have access to one of these sacred archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store scene in it at least. #vivaphysicalmedia Body Double

16. MAKING THE 3RD WALL: One where they’re filming a movie within the movie you’re watching: Mulholland Drive

17. THE VIDEO NASTY: Watch one of the 72 banned in the UK. And we thought the PMRC was tough…Boogeyman 2

18. SO MUCH DEATH: The R.I.P. section has been very active this year so today watch a movie with a high body count: Hard Boiled

19. DRIPS: Blood, sweat, goop, tears, slime, or questionable muck is a must here: The Green Slime

20. TRIPS: Vacations don’t always go how you planned them. Can you get away from the getaway? Nightmare Vacation

21. TRAPS: To lay or be laid, that is the question: House of Traps

22. FURGET ABOUT PATTERSON & GIMLIN: Watch a non-American sasquatch movie. The Untold

23. PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY: In Psychotronic Challenge, the land haunts YOU! Hopefully that joke, ahem, landed okay. Folk it: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch II

24. HOLEY SHEET!: Ddddid I just ssssee a ghost? Crimson Peak

25. CRAIG’S TWIST: When that iffy roommate situation goes sour in a dangerous way: Single White Female and The Rules of Attraction

26. GAMESHOWS: Roll the bones, try your luck, gamble with your life! Devour

27. THE NATURAL ENTERTAINER: Watch one with a pro-wrestler turned actor. Put some raw fun in your movie mania: Mom, Can I Keep Her?

28. SPACE ODDITIES: Aliens that imitate humans or take over a human body: The Hidden

29. EXERCISE OR EXORCISE?: You’ll work it out…Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout

30. DEVILS NIGHT: Watch one with mischief, mayhem or pranks in it but please keep the fires to a minimum: The Jerky Boys

31. RETIREMENT PARTY: Watch any movie with a character named Kevin in it. Bonus points if it has a badass movie dog: The Proposal

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