Halloween Movie Party 2011

This weekend we had our 4th Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon. When it started out a few years ago, it was just a sleepover where we’d watch scary movies, but has since turned into something much crazier, as we watch horror movies for over 24 hours straight. Watching horror movies for so long with so little sleep definitely does some strange things to your mind and it starts to feel like you’re living in a horror movie yourself.

So here’s a glimpse into what it’s like… Get ready for a lot of photos.

To set the stage, we turn our living room into a screening room, blacking out all the windows and adding some creepy mood lighting. We even brought our spare bed out to add some comfy viewing spots.

We continued the creepy lighting throughout the apartment. Here are the beginnings of our snack table. Snacks are vital for getting though the night.

We hung a velvet curtain to keep the light from our kitchen down since there isn’t a door. Dining room chairs were moved to the living room for extra seating. We had about 15 people throughout the night, although only a handful made it till morning.

Initially Meeme was excited about the party, hanging out on our new carpet. She and Mochi got scared though and spent the rest of the evening watching movies in their own room. They particularly liked Beetlejuice.

We made our bedroom into a second screening room for our friends who don’t like scary movies as much as we do. Everyone toughed it out though and the cats had the room to themselves.

This hallway is definitely horror movie material.

So we’ve set the stage, shall we get to some of the treats?

I had to make sugar cookies as it has become a yearly tradition. This year I opted for pumpkins to go a long with my pumpkin theme.

Shawn requested that we make some healthy things instead of all sugary treats and we came up with some  scary looking drinks. While kale, celery and ginger juice, might be fairly common, it still has the look of a strange brew.

Or how about some blood? I mean, carrot beet juice.

There were popcorn balls made with Dandies.

Apples with caramel sauce for dipping.

There were pita chips with black bean dip and hummus as well as crostinis with spinach dip.

I ran out of time before guests started arriving and hastily frosted the pumpkin cookies. Not too cute but still deliciously sweet.

As a later night snack, I made some quesadillas jack-o-lanterns. I found some green cactus tortillas and knew they would be perfect for a Halloween. During the night we also made tons of tofurky dogs with lots of toppings, pizzas and even coffee cake. Oh and lots of coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Kim stopped by and brought these amazing lady fingers. How creepy?

Like I said, we watch straight through the night and well into Sunday. This is the remaining 6 of us some time on Sunday afternoon. Jenny L., Shawn, Me, James, Jennifer Y. and Kyle. Without a doubt this has been the best year yet, so much fun! Already I can’t wait till next year.

Want to know what we watched? Here goes:

  1. Coven
  2. Phenomena
  3. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
  4. Amityville Horror
  5. Martyrs
  6. We Are the Night
  7. Harpoon
  8. Troll II
  9. Sheitan
  10. Dead Snow
  11. The Burning
  12. Rosemary’s Baby
  13. The Shining
  14. Silence of the Lambs
  15. Cannibal Holocaust
  16. Sleepaway Camp
  17. The Lost Boys
  18. The Company of Wolves
  19. The Hunger

In fact, we’re still watching as I write this…

13 Responses to “Halloween Movie Party 2011”
  1. Ashlae says:

    This is so freaking awesome. Adopt me, will you?

    Psst, I love all of the photos, but I especially adore the first one – so perfect!

  2. mom says:

    very spooky and cool…..looks like fun!

  3. Shawn Bannon says:

    Oh my gosh, you’re the best. It was and still is so much fun. Thank you for making all the crazy food. I can’t wait to make our next film.

  4. jennifer says:

    this is fantastic! love all of your pics, such an awesome time – thank you again! <3

  5. Sharon says:

    Best marathon yet! We should do one of these every month (I need at least a week afterwards to recover). I love all the treats but Kim’s fingers and the caramel sauce were wicked good… so awesome, you guys rule over and over again.

  6. Jojo says:

    Ha, what an awesome evening! I love the idea of horror movie night & might do something similar to this next year.

  7. Sealicious says:

    That seems like an AWESOME party!!! Thank you for sharing and Happy Halloween!

  8. Amy says:

    Wish i had been there!

    P.S. I love Jenny’s cape…so cute!

  9. Sara says:

    EEEE! This looks like SO much fun (though I don’t know if I’d last- I’m sadly not much of a horror movie goer, but I’d certainly try!).

    You guys really did an amazing job this year! Excellent party throwers. =)

  10. Vanessa says:

    I looove your healthy halloween options. Certainly some cute and delicious stuff. =) ps. I wanna go to one of your parties.

  11. sami says:

    such yummy treats! and such a fun idea! my husband loves feel-good movies, and so horror movies do not really fall under the category. i want to throw a party like this some day!


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