Whether you love Halloween because you like to dress up in goofy costumes and eat delicious candy or because you like to be scared by haunted houses and ghost walks, we got ways to satisfy your Halloween desires at home!
Check out our at-home Halloween survival guide:
Scary movie marathon
Want to add some spook in your Halloween celebrations? Well, with the right scary flicks you can definitely get your heart racing and palms sweating. And let’s be honest, a scary movie marathon is the only type of marathon that ever really mattered.
So, grab your snacks and curl up on the couch to binge some of these recommendations.
- Amityville Horror
- Gerald’s Game
- The Haunting of Hill House
- The Haunting of Bly Manor
Oh, and don’t forget your blanket in case you need to cover your eyes!
And if you’ve run out of things to watch on Netflix, try a free trial of Shudder for all things horror.
Play a scary video game
Turn off your lights and grab your controller. We’re about to get our fright on.
If you haven’t played it already, Until Dawn is a great game to fill your Halloween night! And don’t worry, it requires zero gaming skills. It’s a choose your own adventure style survival horror game. Each choice you make changes the gameplay and changes your ending. Check out a teaser trailer here!
Want to play something that needs a little more skill?
Check out Outlast, Resident Evil 7, or Amnesia!
Virtual haunted house tour
Still not feeling scared enough? If movies and video games aren’t enough to get you spooked, then perhaps something a little closer to home can get your blood racing! Haunted houses and ghost walks are great for those who love a good ghost story and all things eeire. There are tons of different virtual haunted house and ghost walk tours happening this year, so check them out to get your ticket now!
Online costume party
Without any big parties to go to, are you worried about missing out on a chance to channel your inner Joe Exotic, Harley Quinn or Spiderman?
Well, don’t worry because you can still show off your killer costume ideas with a virtual Halloween costume party! Connect with your friends and organize some virtual games and activities and get that party vibe going. All you need is a little extra creativity—we know you have this down packed! So, what are you waiting for? Get out your notebook and get party planning!
Jack-o’-lantern carving contest
Pumpkins are great for inspiring pumpkin spiced lattes, but they’re also tons of fun to carve. Gather everyone in your house and have a contest for who can create the scariest Jack-o’-lantern in the fastest time. You might just become a new pumpkin royal. I’m sure Jack Skellington won’t mind passing on his crown.
Make your own treats
We know pigging out on candy is one of the highlights of Halloween. But this year, instead of stocking up on bags of candy and boxes of chocolate, try making your own delicious treats!
You can make some seasonal desserts like pumpkin pie or try your hand at some classics like chocolate chip cookies. Search the web or download your favourite cooking app to get inspired!
And if those homemade snacks still haven’t filled that trick-or-treating void, then hop on Animal Crossing on Oct. 31 to trick-or-treat virtually with your fellow villagers!
Want to start getting in the spirit early? Check out the best of Halloween Tiktok to get you in a spooky mood.