Make this year’s Halloween a major scarefest

A strange thing about us humans is that we get a kick out of scaring the living daylights out of ourselves. We scream our lungs out at horror movies when we know the monster is just a guy in prosthetics and the blood is a mixture of chocolate and food color. We pay to be strapped inside scary theme park rides although we throw up afterwards.

Experts say we subject ourselves to such horrors because they help us deal with stress. We willingly go through them because we’re aware they are all just “pretend-fear” well within our control.  After which bottled-up emotions find release.

This Halloween, let all those emotions out and have a good scare with your friends by upping your Halloween party’s fear factor. Here’s how:

1. Dress to kill

Give your guests the shock of their lives by having Pennywise, Annabelle and the Night King greet them at the door – you in a costume. Tap into the universal fear of evil clowns with It’s Pennywise costume set from the Rubies Costume Company, consisting of a gray ruffled tunic and a red-haired clown mask. Or conjure a nightmare by donning on a doll’s dress, wig, and mask in the Annabelle costume set from Spirit Halloween. Let ice-cold fear run along your guests’ spines when they get face to face with you in an elaborately detailed mask of the Game of Throne’s Night King from Trick or Treat Studios.

Rubies Costume Company-Adult Gray Pennywise Costume
Rubies Costume Company | Adult Gray Pennywise Costume – $59.99
International shipping weight – 3.5 kg
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Spirit Halloween-Annabelle Costume

Spirit Halloween | Annabelle Costume – $59.9
International shipping weight – 4.5 kg
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Trick or Treat Studios-GOT Night King Mask

Trick or Treat Studios | GOT Night King Mask – $49.99
International shipping weight – 2.5 kg
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2. Set the mood

We love jack o’ lanterns, but if you want this year’s Halloween to be memorable, you have to think outside tradition. Cast your home in a new, creepier light by putting up a Rustic Attic Light. Designed like an antique lightbulb, complete with a cord as switch, the sight of it could evoke mental images of haunted houses and their attics that hold more than old furniture. Raise the scare factor further by having a swarm of green, glowing ghosts gather right in front of your house – projected by the Star Show Laser Magic.

Spirit Halloween-Rustic Attic Light

Sunstar Industries | Crawling Monster Hand – $21.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg
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Bulbhead-Star Shower Laser Magic

Sunstar Industries | Crawling Monster Hand – $21.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg
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3. Sneak tricks into treats

Dare trick-and-treaters to help themselves to a bowl of candies offered by Friday the 13th’s masked murderer Jason Vorhees. Then surprise them with severed witch’s fingers sticking out from the sweets. These lollipops from Melville Candy come in three flavors – apple, orange, and grape – and have embedded candy for nails (Who knew witches get manicures, too?). Or slip in some Mike and Ike Zours Zombies and watch the candy-raiders grimace from the sour taste.

 

Spencers-Jason Candy Bowl

Spencer’s | Jason Candy Bowl – $39.99
International shipping weight – 10.50 kg
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Melville Candy-Body Part Witch Finger Lollipops

Melville Candy | Body Part Witch Finger Lollipops – $47.99
International shipping weight – 2.50 kg
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Peeps & Company-Mike and Ike Zours Zombies

Peeps and Company | Mike and Ike Zours Zombies – $24.99
International shipping weight – 4 kg
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4. Get on board (games)

When the kids are home from trick-and-treating, keep the fun up with Halloween-themed board games. Let them have hours of fun over the 13 Dead End Drive board game by Milton Bradley, where players try to win an inheritance by killing opponents off, pushing them into traps found all over the 3D haunted house of a board game.

On the other hand, older kids and grown-ups won’t pass up Hasbro’s Game of Thrones version of the Monopoly. Here you also drive your enemies to bankruptcy as in a typical Monopoly game but instead of houses and hotels, you trade medieval cottages and castles.

Milton Bradley-13 Dead End Drive Board Game

Milton Bradley | 13 Dead End Drive Board Game – $115.95
International shipping weight – 4 kg
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Hasbro Toyshop-Monopoly-GOT Collector's Edition Board Game

Hasbro Toyshop | Monopoly-GOT Collector’s Edition Board Game – $59.99
International shipping weight – 2.5 kg
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5. Add a finishing touch

But perhaps the one thing that would make your entertaining efforts snag a place in Halloween history is the animatronic crawling monster hand by Sunstar Industries. Turn on this realistically designed severed hand in secret, then let it loose among your unsuspecting guests, who will surely explode into shrieks. We can’t think of a better finishing touch for your Halloween party.

 

Sunstar Industries-Crawling Monster Hand

Sunstar Industries | Crawling Monster Hand –  $21.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg
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