There’s no better time than Halloween to invite some friends over, pour a few Bloody Mary’s, and treat yourselves to an evening of horror movies while you huddle in front of the TV. It may seem like there’s not much more to it than that. But seasoned veterans of Halloween movie nights know that preparation, style and excellent viewing choices are all essential to making it a night to remember. So here are a few tips to help you nail your spooky Halloween movie night.
Set the mood
Brush up on your pumpkin carving skills, because you’re going to need plenty of Jack O’ Lanterns. Have some on display to welcome your guests at the doorstep. Set a few menacingly on the mantel and around the room to provide some low-level illumination. A hollowed-out turnip can double as a creepy ‘shrunken head’ to add an extra layer of creepiness. Some cobweb spray here and there is always fun. Or just don’t dust for six months prior to the gathering – your call. Candles, spooky skeletons and dangling plastic creepy crawlies in doorways are also highly recommended. Don’t forget to play some spine-tingling Halloween music on your Bluetooth speaker in between movies.
Get dressed up
If you play it right, just a few accessories and ingenious use of stuff you have lying around the house can help you create an economical masterpiece. Just watch the numerous make-up tutorials YouTube has to offer on your 49” LG Smart LED TV from Buydig.com to help you transform into something suitably scary.
Pick the right snacks
You can’t really go wrong with classic popcorn and trusty chips. But the horror theme can justifiably be extended to your snacks too. Spooky styled cupcakes and brownies are available in most supermarkets right now. But if you want to have a go at making your own, try creating some ghostly cookies, or sculpting fruit for some healthy, monster-themed nibbles. Yum.
Choose the right films
Now comes the important part. Unless you are planning an all-nighter, picking out three really top-notch movies is probably a good bet. Try starting sometime around 8pm and ending just into the wee small hours. Gather around the big screen from Buydig.com and try kicking off with a nostalgic, light-hearted childhood favorite first like Beetlejuice or Hocus Pocus. Move on to a fun, crowd-pleasing slasher flick/monster movie like Ghost Shark or Dracula. Then round things off with a genuine chiller as the ‘Midnight Movie’. Could be a recent great like It Follows, or an all-time classic such as The Shining. You decide!
Happy viewing ghosts and ghouls!