80's Halloween Horror Movie

Use horror movie themes for your Halloween party. I mean what makes a better Halloween party theme than classic 80's horror movies? Your guests will be delighted (and scared silly) to be surrounded by Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, Chucky, Pinhead, Pumpkinhead, and even those creepy twins from the Shining. With hundreds of 80's horror movies to draw your inspiration from, this Halloween will be a horror blast from the past!

horror movie Halloween Invitations

We created an 80's Halloween Horror Movie Invitation that will scare the living daylight out of you guests (hopefully they will still RSVP!).

You can always make your own horror movie invitation. Draw off of the movie references. You can create a invitation to "Camp Crystal Lake", or send a a sleep eyemask with a tag that invites guest to a "Nightmare Halloween Party". There is also a large selection of Halloween invitations to choose from!
 
horror Halloween Party Decorations and Party Supplies
Decorations are important from beginning to end, in every part of the house. Start by welcoming your guests with some theme appropriate decorations
  • An 80's Halloween Horror Movie Banner can welcome everyone with your own personalized message.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street sign is perfect near the front door.
  • Don't forget the jack o'lanterns! Bonus points if you carve one to look like a hockey mask!
  • Rusty Barbed Wire Garland will keep any wild guests inside.
Now that your guests are inside (did they make it that far?) show them a frightening time. When you decorate the room, start with some standard Halloween decorations and then add some great 80's horror movie props to tie the theme together. Here are a few that we think are perfectly terrifying -
Make sure to have a horror movie playing on the television. Complement all these great decorations with low lighting and candles.
 
If you really want to scare the bejeezus out of everyone go with a few gory props -
So know the rooms are perfectly frightful, it's time to move on to setting out the repugnant buffet...

80's horror Table Decorations and Menu
Your best bet is to start out with the Halloween paper goods. The matching plates, cups, napkins fit the theme perfectly.  Party411.com also has some great personalized 80s theme beer bottle labels for your favorite party brew!
 
On the buffet label the food with body tags. Use your favorite movie characters to name your dishes, like Pinhead's anti pasta (served on silver food pick of course), or Pumpkinhead's Pumpkin Risotto. And might I add, buffalo chicken cheese dip does look a lot like Freddy Krueger's face...

It's a shocking spread, everyone will agree!

halloween Party Games
I think having a horror movie screening is a great idea. Whether you go current or classic, everyone will love a good scare! Here are a few of my favorites -
  • Dracula - with the great Bela Lugosi, classic
  • Halloween - the original slasher flick
  • Psycho - a great Hitchcock classic
  • The Addams Family - a fun and not too scary choice
  • The Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger is the star in this 80's slicer-dicer
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The original 1974 classic or the 2003 remake are both great
  • Scream - Part horror, part teen-flick and part comedy, but always a great scare
  • Saw - a gory Halloween tradition with several sequels
No Halloween party is complete without a costume contest! Let your guests know that there will be a contest on the invite and prepared to be wowed. Give a fun Halloween trophy to the winner.

Or choose from our list of great Halloween Party Games.

80's horror Halloween Costumes
The perfect Halloween party is not complete without the perfect Halloween costumes. As a host you should have a fantastic costume that matches the theme. Here are a few fantastic and classic options -
Too bad you won't be qualified to win your own costume contest, you would be a shoe in!

halloween Party Favors
Send your guests home with a spooky souvenir from your 80s Horror party. The perfect favor is a personalized 80s theme candy bar wrapper that matches your invitations.

Candy is the standard Halloween treat, you can take it to the next level with a personal touch -
Everyone will have such a horrifyingly good time at your Halloween party they will be speculating about next year on the ride home!