5 Ways to Have a Spooky Halloween at Home

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble – the witching hour is almost upon us! Between the commencement of Year 12 exams and today being the spookiest day of the year, we’re definitely in the thick of the scariest season.


We’re holding some creepy Halloween activities on our campuses including movie marathons and horror games on our HTC Vive + Oculus VR consoles – but whether you’re staying in to study, or just waiting to surprise those trick or treaters, we’ve put together some ideas to help you have a spooky Halloween at home.

Netflix and Thrill(ers)

It may seem cliché, but what better way to spend your Halloween than cuddled up on the sofa with a big bowl of Halloween treats scaring the living daylights out of yourself? Netflix have just released In the Tall Grass or Velvet Buzzsaw that will be sure to give you a fright. Or how about the old haunting classics like The Shining, Saw or The Omen.

Shoot your own zombie flick

Crack out your smartphone and flashlights and shoot your own scary movie. Convert your footage to black and white, add some ghost trails, and the ‘mystery’ or suspense’ sound effects and boom. Instant scary movie! Make zombies walk like the characters in The Ring and The Grudge by speeding up one step and slowing down the next. This can be time consuming, but the final effect is really creepy. 

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Get back to your childhood

If you’re not so big on the scary side of things, you could always check out some animated ‘spooky’ movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline or Hotel Transylvania

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Or perhaps you’re more of a gamer?

There are plenty of spooky games on the market like Dead by Daylight, Dead Space and the choose your own adventure Until Dawnbut if you’re feeling a little more creative, perhaps you could try making your own spooky Halloween game using a free tool like Unity. 

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And the scariest Halloween activity of them all…

STUDY! The worst horror story of them all is the one about the overdue assignment. If you’re currently in year 12 you’re probably facing your end of year final exams too – pick up those study cards and get stuck into it! Check out our 9 tips for managing study stress here or more of our top tip articles.

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Happy Halloween!!!