#2: Halloween Party Themes Movies
Maybe, in the far reaches of the galaxy, there are those who are somehow able to make it through Halloween without watching a movie or two…but for the rest of us, that’s just impossible, and even if it weren’t, who’d want to go through one of the most movie-happy holidays without taking in a flick or two or twenty?
Films are a mainstay of the holiday, but which films are right for you, your partner, and any additional company you might have over?
First, decide if it’s going to be you and your partner alone, or if you want to invite some of their friends as well as some of yours.
It makes for a totally different atmosphere and movie-watching experience…and it’s a lot easier—and less potentially awkward—to snuggle up close with a partner and enjoy the evening when there aren’t twenty-five other people there, all turning away from the movie to stare at the two of you together.
If you’re going for more of a party atmosphere, you either want to keep the mood light, or else go all-out with a true Halloween horror-fest.
What makes for a good horror movie is going to depend on the kind of crowd you have—some will flock to more classical, Hitchcock-style thrillers, some prefer their Nightmare on Elm Streets and a gazillion Friday the 13th flicks, some prefer the new, ‘found footage’ style of horror, and some might have other tastes altogether.
One fun alternative here is to pick director instead of ‘theme,’ and switch between the darkly terrifying and the terrifyingly-funny. We’ve already mentioned Hitchcock above, but Tim Burton’s another good director for this sort of thing, allowing you all the fun of Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Coraline, and more.
If you’re going for a more intimate evening, than tailor it to the tastes of your partner. Dark romantic comedies are great here. And of course, if you know they can handle it, and won’t scream bloody murder at you for it after words, a horror flick that’s easy on the gore and high on the tension and atmosphere could really help bring the two of you ‘closer together.’