This October invite some friends over, make a big batch of popcorn and prepare to scare yourself silly while you watch your favorite horror movie. You’ll have so much fun hosting a horror movie night, that you’ll want to make it an annual event! It’s really easy. Just follow the steps below to help make your party a total success.
1. Pick A Movie
So first, you need to pick a great movie for your horror movie night. You might want to pick a movie that you’ve already seen but your friends haven’t yet. That way you can enjoy watching their reactions when they get scared! You might want to choose an older classic film that you know will automatically put everyone into the Halloween mood. Maybe you’ll be hosting a movie night for a younger audience and you want something good but not too scary. Below you’ll find some movie suggestions for kids and for adults. If you need more movies ideas, check out the archives links at the bottom of this page.
Movies For Kids:
In order from top left: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966); The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993); Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983); Beetlejuice (1988); The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949); The Witches (1990); Hocus Pocus (1993); Halloweentown (1998); Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985); The Worst Witch (1986)
Movies For Adults:
In order from top left: Halloween (1978); Trick ‘r Treat (2007); The Shining (1980); Dracula (1931); The Fog (1980); Young Frankenstein (1974); Salem’s Lot (1979); Night Of The Living Dead (1968); The Exorcist (1973); The Wolf Man (1941); Poltergeist (1982); The Omen (1976); The Birds (1963); The Blair Witch Project (1999); The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974); Jeepers Creepers (2001); American Werewolf In London (1981); A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
2. SET THE MOOD
If you’re going to have guests over be sure to set the appropriate mood for your horror movie night. You should have all your Halloween decorations up so be sure to plug in your orange lights, turn on those flicker candles, or even change out a regular bulb for one of those blue, green or red ones to make things a bit scarier. You can also require that your guests dress the part for the movie you will be watching. For example, if you’re watching The Blair Witch Project have your guests bring their sleeping bags and wear a beanie. Get creative!
3. PREPARE THE TREATS
Now this is the fun part! Try to theme your goodies to match the movie you’ll be watching. For example, Devils Food Cake Cupcakes would go perfect with the movie The Omen. I bet your guests would love drinking Red Blood Martinis for the movie Dracula. Again the more creative you are, the more your guests will appreciate it.
From The Archives
Articles on horror movie reviews straight from the archives.
- The Horror Of It All
- Let Me in
- Zombieland: Time To Nut Up Or Shut Up
- Don Knotts in “The Ghost And Mr Chicken”
- Paranorman Rocks
- Red Room Riddle … rocks!
Articles on horror movies straight from the archives.
- Host A Horror Movie Marathon
- 19 Facts About The Exorcist
- Scariest Thing About Cropsey Is It’s True
- Dark Night Of The Scarecrow
- A Literary or Cinematic World War Z
- Mad Monster Party
- Happy Shark Free 4th
- The Halloween Tree Cartoon
And just for fun: