Have A Halloween Film-Fest!
Each year, we host an evening of
Halloween horror films, music and food for our fellow connoisseurs of
the film macabre. While costumes are optional, they are highly encouraged
and can be based on the movies we play.
It's kind of a pre-Halloween,
put you in the mood party. We select a variety of horror
some old classic, some more modern ones, and plan a long night of movie
viewing. Some classics like the Halloween series are great.
We show Halloween 1, Halloween 2 and H20. Halloween 3:
Season of the Witch is great as well, although it has
nothing to do with the Michael Myers storyline.
You can add
in some old classics as well, like the original Dracula, Frankenstein and
The Wolfman. Some newer horror films like Return of the
Living Dead, Scream and House on Haunted Hill are great
additions. Let your love of horror films be your guide.
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We like to decorate for this event. Since
we are already gearing up for Halloween, decorating is a snap! Just
get out your usual Halloween decorations and go to town. On
occasion, we've held the party outside when weather permits. We'll
bring our big screen TV outside, set it up with a DVD player and
line up the lawn chairs, lounge chairs and camp chairs so every one
has place to set.
Our picnic table is covered in a Halloween table
cloth and all food can be served from there. You could even get one
last grilling session in if you like. We like to have a bonfire if
we do this outside. You can either dig a fire pit and line the rim
with rocks or buy a free standing fire pit, they are available at
most retailers and usually on sale at this time of year. It's great
fun to sit around the fire, toast marshmallows or hot dogs and tell
Finally, set the
mood with appropriate music during intermissions. We like the Elvira
collection of Halloween music. There are three of them and
they feature both new and old Halloween music plus some
songs by Elvira herself. You can find all kinds of Halloween
music CD's at this time of year so the options are endless.
Check out our Halloween Music
section for more ideas.
great way to get yourself, your family and friends in the Halloween
mood is to throw a
the 13th movie party. We usually watch the first two
original movies in the series. If there's no Friday the 13th in October, we
just do it on the Thirteenth of the month.