13 Movies to Scare Your Halloween Spirit Into Place

Final Day Until Halloween!

It’s a Sunday night. No Halloween parties? That’s okay! Celebrate Halloween-eve with a marathon of these 13 (or maybe just a few) scary thrillers!


1. The Halloween Movie Franchise – This film introduces Michael Myers, a psychopath serial killer. Myers first murders his sister, is locked away but then escapes in a transfer, and moves to a new city searching for new victims. Throughout the series, he continuously searches for one victim in particular that got away. A few of the middle movies are not directly related to Myers but share similar plots.

 

2. Friday the 13th Franchise – Jason Voorhees drowned as a child at Camp Crystal Lake and makes it his haunting mission to kill camp visitors and staff.

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3. Saw Franchise – This series is about the murders by John Kramer (a.k.a. the Jigsaw Killer) as well killings inspired by his style. Jigsaw traps his victims in “games” rather than killing them initially.

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4. The Orphan (2009) – A couple mourns the death of their unborn child by adopting a 9-year-old girl with mysterious secrets of her own.

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5. Scream Franchise – This slasher franchise is unique in that the characters recognize horror film clichés. There are 4 movies total.

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6. The Conjuring (2013) – Inspired by The Amityville Horror, The Perron family home has become overwhelmed by paranormal activity.

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7. The Nightmare (2015) – This is a documentary film follows 8 individuals with sleep paralysis. The Nightmare can be found on Netflix.

 

8. The Babadook (2014) – A mother and child soon fall victim to the Babadook’s terrorizing and struggle together to overpower the monster.

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9. Honeymoon (2014) – Newlyweds, Paul and Bea, plan a honeymoon secluded in a forest but one night Bea goes missing. Paul finds her disoriented in the woods and since that night, things have just been off…

 

10. Poltergeist Series – Throughout the series, the Freeling family is haunted by a group of ghosts, particularly interested in the youngest daughter.

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11. Chucky Franchise –  The soul of a serial killer is trapped inside doll who kills as a means to avoid afterlife. giphy (18).gif

 

12. Grave Encounters (2011) – Years after the television show was cancelled because of missing footage, the footage was recovered. The crew returns to the hospital at which they were previously searching years ago and locks themselves inside. The paranormal activity begins shortly after they arrive.

 

13. Insidious (2010) – One of the sons of the Lambert family was born with the ability to mentally travel beyond this realm. After traveling too far, he became lost in “the further” realm, allowing for tortured souls to use his body as their own.

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13 Songs to Add to Your Halloween Playlist

2 Days Until Halloween!

It’s Halloween weekend & you’re hosting a party tonight! You have decorations, food, drinks, but what about music? Do you think you’re going to play the typical Top 40? Heck no! It’s Halloween and you need Halloween music at your party! Here’s 13 classic songs to get a head start on your playlist for the night!


1. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers

 

2. This is Halloween – from The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

3. Thriller – Michael Jackson

 

4. Nightmare on My Street – Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff

 

5. Ghostbusters theme song – Ray Parker Jr.

 

6. I Put a Spell on You – originally by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins 

 

7. Witch’s Brew – Hap Palmer

throwback to elementary music class!

 

8. The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

 

9. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockewell

 

10. Superstition – Stevie Wonder

 

11. Flesh ‘n Blood – Oingo Boingo

 

12. Voodoo – Godsmack

 

13. She Wolf – Shakira

Okay so this really isn’t about Halloween or have any connection but it makes me think of werewolves and there’s howling so, it can count!

13 Nail Art Designs to Show Your Halloween Spirit

4 Days Until Halloween!

No party to dress up for but feel the need to show your love of Halloween? How about trying out one of these 13 ideas for holiday nail art? Do it yourself, ask a friend, or ask your manicurist!


1. Blood Drip blood

2. Bloody Prints bloody-prints

3. Candy Corncandy-corn

4. Trendy Ghostghost

5. Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost – no one will ever know!glow-in-the-dark

6. Gothic Dipgothic-dip

7. Harley Quinn – to complete your Harley Quinn ensemble!harley-quinn

8. Mermaid – channel your inner sea creature this holiday!mermaid

9. Poison Applepoison-apple

10. Splattersplatter

11. Water Marblewater-marble

12. Spider Webweb

13. Black Catcat-face

13 Furry Companion Costumes To Die Fur

5 Days Until Halloween!

So I covered costume ideas for babies, couples, and college girls but there’s another group that we love to dress up for Halloween too – even if they might not enjoy it as much! Our furry four-legged friends! Scroll down to see 13 adorable costume ideas for pets!

50 points if you can get them to stay in the costume all night!


  1. Air Bud – throwback! Air Bud was definitely one of my favorite childhood movie series! air-bud
  2. Rocket Dog – simple, easy, and funny!
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  3. Chia Pet – this dog looks overly happy but I find the irony too much to handle!chia-pet
  4. Cowboy’s Getaway Ride – got a Barbie or Ken doll laying around?cowboy
  5. Dino – couldn’t be any easier!dino
  6. Football – too precious for words!football
  7. Calling all K9 units – I cannot. The cuteness in this photo is too much for me to take!k9-unit
  8. Winnie the Pooh – sleepy little Pooh bear.pooh
  9. Little Red Riding Hood’s Granny – another pair! This poor fella looks miserable but oh so cute!red-riding-hood
  10. Scooby Doo – too perfect! scooby
  11. Fancy Pants – definitely can be done for dogs too!tux
  12. TY Stuffed Animal – this one is definitely my favorite just because the puppy looks like a teddy bear!ty
  13. Unicorn – so magical!unicorn

13 Pumpkin Decorating to Try Out This Holiday

6 Days Until Halloween!

I say Halloween & you think what? Dressing up? Ghosts? Pumpkins?! Carving pumpkins are my second favorite part of Halloween (after picking the perfect costume) but there’s so much more you can try other than just carving!

Some of the photos have steps so your final product can look just like the photo! Just one click away!

  1. Glitter on Glitter on Glitter! – so unique!
  2. Pokemon – I’m sure we’ll see plenty of Pikachu’s and Pokeballs on doorsteps this holiday, thanks to Pokemon Go!
  3. Tiny Doughnuts – so preshdoughnut
  4. Emojis – because who doesn’t love emojis?
  5. Disney – always a good go to!
  6. Cats – go scary or go cute!
  7. Glow-in-the-Dark – why not try something new and put the glow on the outside of the pumpkin rather than the inside? All you need is glow-in-the-dark paint!glow-in-the-dark
  8. Kisses for the Couple – so many couple ideas but this one is a favorite!couple1
  9. House – I’ve never seen this before but I think it is too cute! Perfect for fairy gardens!house
  10. Harry Potter – I’ll never trust someone who doesn’t love HP and these are just too awesome for words.
  11. Lollipop Hair – perfect if you can’t be home on Halloween night!lolipop-head
  12. Hungry Monster – for those who need to fill the scary void!scary-1
  13. Flowers – to those who can’t except that summer is gone, these are the pumpkins for you!

     


Tips:

  • After carving your pumpkin, soak it in a water & bleach solution to help preserve your creation!
  • Use cookie cutters to get perfect shapes!

13 DIY Couple Costumes Based on People & Things We Love

7 Days Until Halloween!

One week left to scramble for a costume! Want to pair with your significant other? Here’s 13 DIY couple costumes to consider!

Please disregard the sex of the couples in these photos. I encourage you to put your own twist to the story if you identify as LGBTQA+!


  1. Batman & Robin – these two costumes could be made DIY easily! For Batman, wear all black, or a Batman t-shirt, and make a cape and mask with felt and an old t-shirt! Since I can’t say I’ve ever seen a Robin t-shirt, you’ll most likely have to make his logo out of felt but just glue it onto a red t-shirt!
  2. Chuck Bass & Blair Waldorf – Chuck and Blair’s relationship is so dysfunctional but perfect. They are #relationshipgoals. Halloween is the perfect time to fulfill fantasizes about living Blair Waldorf’s life, but don’t forget her kryptonite Chuck Bass!
  3. Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele – we fell in love with them in Fifty Shades of Grey and with the Fifty Shades Darker film releasing this coming February, this is the perfect couple to mimic this fall!anatasia-christian
  4. Danny Zuko & Sandy Olsson – Grease is always a classic. So no matter how many times this is repeated, I will always love this costume idea! So simple too, all black and a little leather!danny-sandy
  5. Jack & Coke – So easy and so clever!jack-coke
  6. Woody & Jessie – throwback from the late 90’s, they captured our hearts in Toy Story 2! This costume can easily be recreated with pieces in your own closets, a thrift store, or a dollar store. 10 points if you add the pull tab in the back!
  7. Jim Halpert & Pam Beesly from The Office – this is too cute for words, but you do have to know at least a little bit about the show before you can try out this costume! jim-pam
  8. Johnny Cash & June Carter – this classic is one of my all time favorites! Hard to do though if both of you have light-colored hair, but again so easy to dress as this couple! Guitar is definitely a plus, even if it’s made out of cardboard.johnny-june
  9. Paulie Bleeker & Juno MacGuff from Juno – this is for couples who are pregnant of course. So adorable & easy to do with items from your own closets or thrifty shoppers!juno
  10. NHL Player & Stanley Cup – are you both die-hard hockey fans? Then this is definitely the costume for you! Especially since one of you must have a jersey and the other just has to dress in something silver and wear a silver bowl on their head. Like how much easier could it get?! You’ll definitely be number one all night with this one!nhl-stanley-cup
  11. Squints & Wendy Peffercorn from Sandlot – another classic that can be accomplished by things hanging in amongst your own clothing!sandlot
  12. Sheldon Cooper & Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory – 10 points if you actually are some sort of scientist! Might want to raid your grandmother’s closet for Amy’s get-up!sheldon-amy
  13. The Sailor & Nurse from the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse celebrating Japan’s surrender in World War II – always a classic and so adorable! But you will definitely be posing like this quite a bit throughout the night!the-kiss

13 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas to Fall in Love With

8 Days Until Halloween!

Some of these may require more craft skills than others but all are sure to make your neighbors and guests be green with envy! Here’s 13 decorating ideas for this Halloween, both inside your home & outside!

Click on the photo to either purchase or for steps on how to make your own!

1. Bats in your Lamp bat-lamp

2. Bloody Candlesblood-candles

3. Painted Wine Bottlesbottle

4. Skeleton Candle Holdercandle-holder

5. Glowing Eyeseyes

6. Pumpkin Flower Potflower-pot

7. Ribbon Garlandgarland

8. Seeing Flowersflower-eyes

9. Mummy Candle Jarsmummy-jars

10. Skeleton Flamingosskeleton-flamingos

11. Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toetic-tac-toe

12. Wreath

13. ‘Boo’ Door Signboo