Follow these 3 simple tips for a spooktacular Halloween!
ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
Have some trick-or-treats up your sleeve! A Halloween event is predicated on fear and spookiness, so go big.
The time to get your guests is when they are least expecting it. Are they focused in on a speech? Are they tucking into their food? Or are they preoccupied in conversation?
Halloween characters and walkabout actors have played a big part in the immensely popular Scare Tours that have opened across the globe. Turn your event into a pop-up Scare Tour and petrify your guests!
Halloween is famous for the supernatural aesthetic that is brought to life through scarily imaginative costumes and gory make-up! But it’s not just the people that need to dress up. It’s your venue too!
Choosing the right décor for your venue and your guests is imperative.
Is it a family friendly event where your décor needs to be appropriate for children, such as cartoon posters and candy props like chocolate fingers and spider lollies?
Or is this an adult Halloween party where the guests want to be entertained and immersed into their own horror film? Terrifying walkabout characters who SPOOK your guests as well as realistic horror settings with blood dripping down the walls will do the trick.
Music can never be overlooked, regardless of what theme the event is. But when you consider just how effective music is in horror films, it MUST play a part at your Halloween Event.
Think about a creepy piano playing in the background (Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield in The Exorcist) or a daunting, orchestral choir with eerie brass and percussion (Ave Santani by Jerry Goldsmith in The Omen). You want the hairs on the back of your guests’ neck to stand up.
Here’s a frightening Halloween playlist to dig your teeth into:
- The Crypt Jam – The Crypt Keeper
- Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
- Zombie – The Cranberries
- Hells Bells – AC/DC
- Disturbia – Rihanna
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Stranger Things Soundtrack – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
- The Twilight Zone – Jerry Goldsmith
- (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
- Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
- Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
Don’t let your event put the fear in you, put the fear into the event!
BONUS TIP: If you don’t think a spine-chilling playlist will do the trick, you can go BIGGER.
With the recent surge of Scare Tours and Horror Shows, you can bring some Broadway to your event.
For example, The Rocky Horror Tribute Show. A frivolous, lighter-than-most horror show. Your audience will be immersed into an interactive, experiential night of creepy fun!