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3 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Scary Movie Marathon

Tips for Creating a Cozy Home Theater in Any Home This Halloween

There’s nothing quite like gathering with friends and loved ones on a cold, foggy night in October to enjoy a scary movie marathon. Some people like to do this on Halloween night, while others enjoy watching spooky movies in the days leading up to Halloween. Either way, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with loved ones — and maybe even deliver some good, old-fashioned scares at just the right moments. But before settling in on the couch, there are some things to do to get the mood and the experience just right. Read on to find out what those must-haves are for the ultimate scary movie marathon!

Choose Wisely

Starting at the beginning, it’s important to choose the right movies wisely. The right movies can make for the perfect evening. And getting everyone to agree on a Halloween classic is pretty easy since there are plenty of awesome options available. There are Halloween-themed movies for those of all ages and tastes. 

There are some good choices for those watching with children. Hocus Pocus, the Disney classic, is a great choice for people of all ages. The same can be said for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Monster House, as well as the Goosebumps movies. For a more thrilling experience, the Ghostbusters movies are a good mixture of funny and scary. And for those who have more adult tastes, Hereditary, The Conjuring, and the entire Halloween movie series are excellent choices. 

The Best in Snacks and Movie Essentialsmovie

Once everyone agrees on the movies to binge-watch, it’s time to gather other essentials, such as snacks and blankets. Of course, most homeowners have stashes of Halloween candy around for the season, but some other fall essentials include candy corn and pumpkins, pumpkin rolls, and pumpkin spice coffee. 

For those looking to get creative at home to add some spooky extras to well-known treats, adding some Reese’s Pieces to the Rice Krispie Treats mixture can give these marshmallow and cereal bars a fall feeling. Add some sweet pumpkin-spice flavored ice cream to round out the decadence. Of course, it’s always good to gather some comfy blankets to use for hiding from scary monsters before the movie starts. 

Ensure the Furnace Is Workingfurnace

This last tip is something that many homeowners neglect until it’s too late: having the furnace checked to make sure it’s working properly. Before Halloween is the best time to have heater maintenance done, as this is the time of year when heaters often break down unexpectedly. 

There’s nothing worse than having a scary movie night interrupted when the furnace goes out or starts making strange noises. Heater maintenance can help ensure this doesn’t happen and that the furnace works well for all the fall and winter months. Homeowners who get a professional HVAC company to perform their fall heater maintenance can rest easy and enjoy the Halloween festivities!

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