Halloween is finally here time to get dressed and get ready to go out trick or treating, hang out with friends, maybe plan a Halloween movie night at home? Whatever the plan is for tonight stay safe and have a good time, here are a few other ideas to try out with the family:
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The tradition of carving pumpkins dates all the way back to the 1800s, and it’s quickly become one of the most popular Halloween activities. This season, make it a family affair! Grab a pumpkin for each person, then let everyone choose from one of our free carving stencils. Then lay down some newspaper for the pumpkin guts, set out the supplies (here are 7 must-have pumpkin carving tools), and get to work!
Making ‘Boo Bags’ is a sweet and easy way to bring a little cheer to your neighborhood this season. The idea is simple: Have the kids help you make a bag filled with all kinds of Halloween candy, toys, and other items. Then leave the bag on a neighbor’s porch for them to discover, with a note prompting them to do the same for someone else.
It doesn’t feel like fall until you’ve hopped on a hayride around the pumpkin patch with a warm cup of apple cider. Read up on how to pick the best pumpkin at the patch, then gather the family and start filling your wagon with the biggest gourds you can find.
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Going door-to-door yelling “trick-or-treat” might be the most iconic Halloween tradition. After many missed out on the activity due to the pandemic last year, go all-out this Halloween. Before you head out, teach your kids about the history of trick-or-treating, and have them prepare a trick to perform just like old times.
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Light your driveway or sidewalk with spooky Halloween luminaries that’ll light the way for trick-or-treaters. Get the whole neighborhood involved! Coordinate an afternoon for everyone to gather and create their own paper bag luminaries, then display them throughout the neighborhood on Halloween night. To keep them as safe as possible, use battery-powered tea lights ($5, Walmart) instead of candles.
Dressing up in costume is one of the most memorable parts about Halloween for young kids, and this year you can make it even more special. Start a tradition of having a costume parade among siblings, cousins, or neighborhood friends. Get the costumes ready a few days before Halloween, then have all the kids do a big reveal for their friends before the big night.
Halloween time is almost here but not everyone is ready to be out and about so maybe a horror movie marathon is the best option this year! If you are anything like me you have your top 10 Horror movies you can keep watching over and over again anytime of the year. If you don’t have a list or even own a scary movie here is http://www.imdb.com list which has some of my favorites. Most streaming services also have their collections out all thru October also. Get a bowl of popcorn, your favorite drink, and get ready to look behind your shoulder for most of the evening:
One of the finest films ever made and the greatest horror film of all time features dark, twisted and thrilling storytelling and masterful direction from the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is now a legendary film
A frightening tale of Satanism and pregnancy that is even more disturbing than it sounds thanks to convincing and committed performances by Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon that results in one of the finest horror movies of all time that features excellent direction and cinematography.
Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.
A truly terrifying piece of film making that has beautiful cinematography and documentary-style camera work filled with disturbing imagery that creates non stop suspense, The Texas Chainsaw drenches the Texan dessert in blood in a terrifying exploration of cannibalism and isolation.
Though it deviates from Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness — exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson. With excellent direction from Stanley Kubrick and iconic scenes, The Shining is terrifying.
The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time. With great performances and creepy moments, The Exorcist is a classic.
Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills. Jaws is terrifying and one of the greatest films ever made.
Scary, suspenseful, and viscerally thrilling, Halloween set the standard for modern horror films. Halloween revolutionized the horror genre and made an icon of Micheal Myers in one of the most terrifying movies ever made.
A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole. With claustrophobic thrills and chills and an empowering performance from Sigourney Weaver, Alien is a horror classic.
Don’t Look Now patiently builds suspense with haunting imagery and a chilling score — causing viewers to feel Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie’s grief deep within. Filled with emotion and terrific performances and twisted storytelling.
As thought-provoking as it is visually compelling, The Witch delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that suggests great things for debuting writer-director Robert Eggers. Wit excellent cinematography and twisted and creatively dark storytelling.