Our top 5 hair-raising Halloween movies (and some games to complement them!)

28th October 2020
Our top 5 hair-raising Halloween movies (and some games to complement them!)

We love a good horror movie here at PP HQ: from ghost and ghouls to knife-wielding maniacs, who can resist the thrill of a good scare?

Here’s our Top 5 Scariest Movies to watch at home this Halloween, so close the curtains, grab the popcorn and press play … if you dare!

5)  Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dig out a red-and-green-striped sweater and settle down for a screaming good time!

This classic 80s slasher movie stars razor-fingered Freddy Krueger as your no-quite-average dream boy.

Look out for a fresh-faced Johnny Depp in his movie debut, and good luck getting a good night’s sleep after watching this fright-fest!

4) William Friedkin’s The Exorcist

Oh boy, did they know how to make a scary movie in the 70s!

This supernatural horror features head-spinning, projectile vomiting and enough bone-chilling moments to make your own head spin!

The first horror movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture is a must-watch for horror fans.

3) Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs

Anyone for some fava beans with a nice Chianti?

This classic psychological horror movie follows a young FBI agent seeking the help of imprisoned cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Here’s an idea … why not tuck into a homecooked liver dinner while you watch?

2) Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

Who knew room service could be so bloodcurdling with this story of the Overlook Hotel, an isolated hotel with a horrific past. As a lone family settles in as caretakers for the winter, this movie features classic lines such as “Here’s Johnny!”, “Redrum!” and “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.

Don’t forget to look out for two of the most terrifying twins in horror movie history … poor girls, they just want to play with Danny!

1) Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

This black-and-white 1960 psychological thriller takes difficult mother issues to a whole new level!

The movie features Norman Bates, the shy taxidermy-loving owner of the secluded Bates Motel who meets a female embezzler on the run when she checks into his remote accommodation.

Generally considered one of Hitchcock’s best movies, we challenge you to try and enjoy a nice warm, relaxing, shower before bed after watching this one!

If those fright-filled flicks haven’t left you cowering behind your pillow, why not bring some big-screen theatrics to your own home with one of our more hair-raising games?

With our escape room game Escape from Dead Town, you and your friends will have to put your braaains to good use as you go up against the clock to escape a zombie horde and make it to the safe zone in one piece. With four different puzzles and twelve different potential story outcomes, this game is sure to liven up any Halloween celebrations – fake blood optional!

Or, if you have a taste for dramatics, why not try our immersive murder mystery game Secrets of Emerald Hill? Set in the 80s, when the shoulder pads were big and the secrets bigger, you and your dinner party guests take on the roles of eight different characters. With everyone a suspect, use the script to see if you can crack the clues, pinpoint the motive and uncover the killer, all before dessert is served!

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