We know it’s going to be a bit more difficult to have a kick ass Halloween party this year, but you can’t let a challenge get in the way of having some fun, right?!
We’ve put together a few ideas to help you get your freak on whether you’re spending it with family, a few friends or having a night in on your own. All you really need is music, food & drink, a frightfully ridiculous costume and some skulls.
Let’s start with the music. Obviously you can go to your music streaming platform of choice and type in ‘Halloween playlist’ but how lazy is that? You need to make the vibe your own (with a little help from us). If you really don’t have time to put a playlist together just bang on some Misfits, Halloween’s very own house band…(Braineaters, Demonomania, Horror Business, Ghouls Night Out, Astro Zombies, Night of the Living Dead etc, etc).
Here’s our top 13 All Hallows’ Eve tunes to get your playlist started (they’re not just on theme, they’re bangin’!):
Halloween Theme – John Carpenter
Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen (RIP Eddie)
Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
Zombie – The Cranberries
Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
Surprise! You’re Dead! – Faith No More
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Werewolf – Cat Power
Monster – L7
See You In Hell – Monster Magnet
Headless Horseman – Kay Starr
Human Fly – The Cramps
Pet Sematary – Ramones
You don’t need to be a demon in the kitchen to put together some Halloween themed tasty treats, but what you do need is some inspiration. We’ve compiled some of our favourites from years gone by which are so good they may well rise from the dead and make an appearance at our very own 2020 shindigs. They’re all delicious, perfect for the kids and simple enough for even you to make!
Eyeball Pasta – meatballs eyes on a bed of worms, prepped and ready in less than an hour.
Spooky Fingers – chocolate dipped pretzels. More appetising than they look.
Banana Mummies – bananas and chocolate, a match made in heav…er…HELL!
Pumpkin Quesadillas – you might just lose your head over these cheesy delights! (sorry)
Apple Monster Bites – tasty, healthy, and totally demented.
Maximise your mask
Seeing as we’re all wearing masks at the moment anyway, why not incorporate it into your outfit and make it as scary and ridiculous as possible?
Smear on some Ketchup for the flesh eater look. Draw on some sewn up lips (giving yourself an excuse not to talk to anyone). Vampire fangs? Full on Joker face? Serial killer surgeon?
Come on, we can’t do all the thinking for you?! Grab a sharpie and get creative.
Monster movies (that contain no actual monsters)
Maybe you’re not the party type and just fancy cuddling up with a terrified loved one, or seeing how scared you can make yourself whilst you’re all alone at home? We all know the classic horror movies, but if you don’t fancy watching The Exorcist for the 5th year in a row, here’s our top 3 unsettling All Hallows’ Eve movies:
Get Out (‘Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome!’)
Let The Right One In (Child vampires?! They’re scarier than you might think)
Se7en (What is in the box? Only one way to find out)
What would Halloween be without skulls? We’ve all got one (it’s currently holding your eyeballs in place) but can it keep your blood red Halloween wine fresh, like Death by Wine can?
Can you keep your keys safe with it, like Dead Ringer can?
Can you open a beer bottle with it, like Crack One Open can?
Can you play poker with it, like you can with Dead Man’s Hand?
The answer to all of the above is no (except maybe the bottle opening bit, but we wouldn’t advise it). So if you want some skulls that are Halloween scary and useful all year round, click away.
However you’re spending Halloween this year we hope you get something out of our recommendations and have a good one. Scare yourselves silly and stay safe!