Wonderfully spooky ideas for this Halloween

Wonderfully spooky ideas for this Halloween

Werewolves howl, phantoms prowl – Halloween’s upon us now!

Halloween is coming up, and it’s time to start thinking about all the fun things you can do! Whether you’re looking for a day of dressing up or a night of horror movie binging, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Make a Halloween Feast

Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with your food! Here are some recipes that will satisfy any appetite:

Benmore’s Pick n Pay, Sandton City’s Woolworths, Checkers, or The Marc’s Pick n Pay (store LR01) will have all the ingredients you need.

Dress up 

The most fun thing to do on Halloween is dressing up, of course! Top characters to dress up as this Halloween are: Cruella, Beth Harmon from Queen’s Gambit, Emily in Paris, Money Heist Costume, Black Widow, Carole Baskin, Joe Exotic, Baby Yoda, Cassie from Promising Young Woman, Bridgerton Costume, Moira Rose, and The Handmaid’s Tale’s red cloak. You’ll definitely find some character pieces at Sandton City’s stores. Absolute Pets might also have some cute outfits for your pet to feel included in the spooky day.

Watch a scary movie!

What is Halloween without a scary movie? Whether you love them or they give you nightmares, there are plenty of reasons why people watch horror films. Some people like to be scared because they’re adrenaline junkies who enjoy physical reactions like jumping out of their seats or running away from a monster on screen. Others do it for entertainment, while some find it an opportunity to bond with others over feelings of fear and anxiety. Whatever your reason may be, there’s no doubt that watching horror movies can make for an intense experience! Why not try one this Halloween? Here are recommendations for the kids and adults.

Some classic options – old and new – for the kids that won’t scare the daylights out of them:

  • Cruella
  • The Witches
  • The Addams Family
  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  • Goosebumps
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Frankenweenie
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Monster House
  • Corpse Bride
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Casper
  • Coco
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Edward Scissorhands

A few epic choices for the adults, and you might want to send the kids off to bed when these start:

  • IT
  • Paranormal Activity
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Ring
  • The Exorcist
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Shining
  • Halloween
  • A Quiet Place
  • Poltergeist
  • Saw
  • Or any of Hitchcock’s classics like Psycho.

We know, we know! There are a gazillion impressive horror movies, and the chances are good that we haven’t listed your favourite. These are only a few suggestions. Who knows, you might rather like binge-watching your favourite terrifying series like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story.

Read a good book

If you’re more of a reader and love snuggling up on your couch delving into the pages of a good book, here are a few classics horrors that every avid reader has to have on their “book bucket list”. Why not choose one to take you on a terrifying trip on Halloween?

  • Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Sandton Central offers you a variety of books stores to purchase these: Benmore’s CNA and Exclusive Books, Sandton City’s CNA and Exclusive Books, and/or The Marc’s CNA (store UR 15).

There are so many different things you can do that will make it a memorable experience. Whether your spending this day with family and friends or just relaxing on your own, we hope you have a frightening Halloween!