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How to Host a Memorable Halloween Movie Night


Now that summer is coming to a close, the countdown to Halloween is in full swing. Since it’s likely that we will be celebrating All Hallow’s Eve with smaller, more low-key festivities, having a Halloween movie night is a solid alternative to a full-blown party. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the aftermath of attendees over-indulging in complimentary cocktails, and the set-up and clean-up will be much less painful than having to take down a mock haunted house. We’ve got everything you need to have a killer Halloween movie night:

  • Projector
  • Lights
  • Popcorn Machine
  • Booze
  • Glassware
  • and more!

Finding The Right Horror Movie

When it comes to picking out the perfect scary movie, consider sticking to a concise theme from the broader horror genre. This will give you a better idea for not only your movie selections but also for decorations and themed treats you might to serve. You can opt for Vampires (think Dracula, Underworld) or a scarier option like ghosts (The Shining, Paranormal Activity, or The Conjuring), Psycho Killers (Halloween, The Texas Chain Massacre, Friday the 13th), or even a retro Alfred Hitchcock theme (Psycho, Rear Window).

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night for the little ones? There are plenty of age-appropriate options: The Corpse Bride, Hocus PocusThe Nightmare Before Christmas, or It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Regardless of what your watching, snag these selects to have the perfect scary movie marathon this Halloween season.

  

1. Studio by Godinger Skull Mason Jar Glass Tumbler (Set of 4)

FESTIVE GLASSWARE

If you’re hosting a movie night for grown-ups, present your spirit selection in these trendy skull-shaped mason jars. This set of four glass mason jar tumblers comes with black stainless steel lids, so you can focus your attention on the spooks on the screen and not the spills on your couch. And because the climate crisis is one horrific monster we all want to defeat, the set includes four useable straws.

Image courtesy of Amazon

  

2. GenSwin LED Flameless Candles

MOOD LIGHTING

If you’re rocking an indoor movie night, nothing sets the spooky mood better than the warm glow of a flickering candle. Each candle pillar within this three-pack features a moving wick for a realistic effect. They also come with a remote control, so you don’t have to move from your seat to adjust the lighting. Plus, the smoky-gray glass is perfect for the Halloween season.

Flameless LED CandlesImage courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Dr. J Professional Mini Projector

MOVIE THEATER PROJECTOR

If you can’t get to the theater, bring the theater to you. Not only does this projector have nearly 6,000 five-star reviews, but its also “Amazon’s Choice” as the best movie projector. It can work with a TV stick or can connect via HDMI. Plus, it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use, so whether you’re having a Halloween movie night cuddling on the couch or sitting near the autumn bonfire, you’ll be able to project a frightful flick.

Movie Theater ProjectorImage courtesy of Amazon

  

4. Southern Tier Pumking

MOVIE NIGHT BEVERAGE

Why have generic booze during your Halloween movie night? Lift your spirits with this flavorful brew that boasts spicy aromas. It’s not quite pumpkin spice, but it’s still very festive. The drink is inspired by pooka, a creature of Celtic folklore — which will also make for a great Halloween costume when the big night arrives.

pumpking beerImage courtesy of Drizly

  

5. Endless Games Store Horror Trivia Card Game

PLAY GAMES DURING INTERMISSION

If and when you need a break from movie-watching, offer a fun activity like a Halloween-themed game of horror movie trivia to keep spirits light and fun. This will encourage more interaction between you and your partner. This horror-themed trivia game set includes cards that will challenge even the most hardcore horror fans.

horror movie triviaImage courtesy of Amazon

  

6. Green Orange Fleece Throw Blanket

GET COZY

No movie night is complete without a comfy blanket. This stylish and practical fleece throw is available in nine different colors, including red, navy, brown or dark gray. And it’s made of a warm, yet breathable polyester material — making this a super soft and lightweight option. You’ll stay cozy throughout the entire flick without sweating your buns off.

Fleece throw blanketImage courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Friday the 13th Blu-ray Box Set

WHAT TO WATCH

The truth about streaming is that sometimes platforms just don’t have what you’re looking for, but if you still have physical media, then you don’t have to worry about that problem. And you don’t have to go all the way to Camp Crystal Lake to run into Jason Voorhees. This deluxe collectors edition Blu-ray box set features killer custom artwork and contains all 12 Friday the 13th films, with hours of special features, commentaries and deleted scenes. Plus, it even comes with a little booklet that details the history of the most successful horror series in cinematic history. This item is a total must-have for all horror movie fans.

Friday the 13th blur-ray box setImage courtesy of Amazon

  

8. Olde Midway Store Popcorn Machine and Cart

SPOOKY POPCORN DECOR

No movie night is complete without popcorn, and what better way to serve your guests than from an antique-inspired, gothic popcorn machine. This popcorn maker is designed with a “movie matinee” wording on the front, making it an ideal item for retro horror flick decor. This elegant appliance would work wonderfully with a Vampire or Hitchcock themed movie night.

Vintage Popcorn Machine and CartImage courtesy of Amazon

  

9. Govee Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights

MOVIE LIGHTS

Set a total vibe to your movie night by illuminating the entire space with changing LED lights. Stick this smart strip behind your TV, and your entire room will glow to the color of your liking. You can simply adjust the shades by using an app on your phone, giving you complete control. Since it’s Halloween, a nice orange or purple will do the setting justice.

LED strip lightsImage courtesy of Amazon

  


Everything You Need to Throw a Halloween Party During Lockdown


Now that summer is coming to a close, the countdown to Halloween is in full swing. Since it’s likely that we will be celebrating All Hallow’s Eve with smaller, more low-key festivities, having a Halloween movie night is a solid alternative to a full-blown party. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the aftermath of attendees over-indulging in complimentary cocktails, and the set-up and clean-up will be much less painful than having to take down a mock haunted house. We’ve got everything you need to have a killer Halloween movie night:

  • Projector
  • Lights
  • Popcorn Machine
  • Booze
  • Glassware
  • and more!

Finding The Right Horror Movie

When it comes to picking out the perfect scary movie, consider sticking to a concise theme from the broader horror genre. This will give you a better idea for not only your movie selections but also for decorations and themed treats you might to serve. You can opt for Vampires (think Dracula, Underworld) or a scarier option like ghosts (The Shining, Paranormal Activity, or The Conjuring), Psycho Killers (Halloween, The Texas Chain Massacre, Friday the 13th), or even a retro Alfred Hitchcock theme (Psycho, Rear Window).

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night for the little ones? There are plenty of age-appropriate options: The Corpse Bride, Hocus PocusThe Nightmare Before Christmas, or It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Regardless of what your watching, snag these selects to have the perfect scary movie marathon this Halloween season.

  

1. Studio by Godinger Skull Mason Jar Glass Tumbler (Set of 4)

FESTIVE GLASSWARE

If you’re hosting a movie night for grown-ups, present your spirit selection in these trendy skull-shaped mason jars. This set of four glass mason jar tumblers comes with black stainless steel lids, so you can focus your attention on the spooks on the screen and not the spills on your couch. And because the climate crisis is one horrific monster we all want to defeat, the set includes four useable straws.

Skull mason jarsImage courtesy of Amazon

  

2. GenSwin LED Flameless Candles

MOOD LIGHTING

If you’re rocking an indoor movie night, nothing sets the spooky mood better than the warm glow of a flickering candle. Each candle pillar within this three-pack features a moving wick for a realistic effect. They also come with a remote control, so you don’t have to move from your seat to adjust the lighting. Plus, the smoky-gray glass is perfect for the Halloween season.

Flameless LED CandlesImage courtesy of Amazon

  

3. Dr. J Professional Mini Projector

MOVIE THEATER PROJECTOR

If you can’t get to the theater, bring the theater to you. Not only does this projector have nearly 6,000 five-star reviews, but its also “Amazon’s Choice” as the best movie projector. It can work with a TV stick or can connect via HDMI. Plus, it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use, so whether you’re having a Halloween movie night cuddling on the couch or sitting near the autumn bonfire, you’ll be able to project a frightful flick.

Movie Theater ProjectorImage courtesy of Amazon

  

4. Southern Tier Pumking

MOVIE NIGHT BEVERAGE

Why have generic booze during your Halloween movie night? Lift your spirits with this flavorful brew that boasts spicy aromas. It’s not quite pumpkin spice, but it’s still very festive. The drink is inspired by pooka, a creature of Celtic folklore — which will also make for a great Halloween costume when the big night arrives.

pumpking beerImage courtesy of Drizly

  

5. Endless Games Store Horror Trivia Card Game

PLAY GAMES DURING INTERMISSION

If and when you need a break from movie-watching, offer a fun activity like a Halloween-themed game of horror movie trivia to keep spirits light and fun. This will encourage more interaction between you and your partner. This horror-themed trivia game set includes cards that will challenge even the most hardcore horror fans.

horror movie triviaImage courtesy of Amazon

  

6. Green Orange Fleece Throw Blanket

GET COZY

No movie night is complete without a comfy blanket. This stylish and practical fleece throw is available in nine different colors, including red, navy, brown or dark gray. And it’s made of a warm, yet breathable polyester material — making this a super soft and lightweight option. You’ll stay cozy throughout the entire flick without sweating your buns off.

Fleece throw blanketImage courtesy of Amazon

  

7. Friday the 13th Blu-ray Box Set

WHAT TO WATCH

The truth about streaming is that sometimes platforms just don’t have what you’re looking for, but if you still have physical media, then you don’t have to worry about that problem. And you don’t have to go all the way to Camp Crystal Lake to run into Jason Voorhees. This deluxe collectors edition Blu-ray box set features killer custom artwork and contains all 12 Friday the 13th films, with hours of special features, commentaries and deleted scenes. Plus, it even comes with a little booklet that details the history of the most successful horror series in cinematic history. This item is a total must-have for all horror movie fans.

Friday the 13th blur-ray box setImage courtesy of Amazon

  

8. Olde Midway Store Popcorn Machine and Cart

SPOOKY POPCORN DECOR

No movie night is complete without popcorn, and what better way to serve your guests than from an antique-inspired, gothic popcorn machine. This popcorn maker is designed with a “movie matinee” wording on the front, making it an ideal item for retro horror flick decor. This elegant appliance would work wonderfully with a Vampire or Hitchcock themed movie night.

Vintage Popcorn Machine and CartImage courtesy of Amazon

  

9. Govee Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights

MOVIE LIGHTS

Set a total vibe to your movie night by illuminating the entire space with changing LED lights. Stick this smart strip behind your TV, and your entire room will glow to the color of your liking. You can simply adjust the shades by using an app on your phone, giving you complete control. Since it’s Halloween, a nice orange or purple will do the setting justice.

LED strip lightsImage courtesy of Amazon

  


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