Classic Horror Movie Theme Halloween Party

Throw a Classic Horror Movie Themed Party. Tips for Adults Horror Party or Halloween Party for Children. Horror Costumes and Horror Party Decorations ideas.

I am award winning party event planner and lover of the classic horror movie genre. So I really enjoy opportunities to plan Halloween parties for Adults and children featuring popular vintage horror movie characters. I decorated my Horror Party as if my guests were attending a classic horror movie at the theater. The scary monsters, vampires and fiends of the old 1930’s black and white horror films include some of the best horror movie characters of all time. And that is a great place to start for planning and throwing a horror movie theme party!

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Let’s Get Started Planning Your Horror Party!

In your Horror Party invitations, provide your guests with some costume ideas from the old classic horror movies.

Horror Movie Theme Party

Horror Party Costume Ideas

  • Svengoolie –As the party host it’s cool to dress up as Svengoolie, the Horror Movie TV Host character. Then you can greet your party guests in proper ghoulish style.
  • Dr. Frankenstein
  • Dr. Frankenstein’s Nurse or Laboratory Assistant
  • Igor
  • Bride of Frankenstein Costume
  • Frankenstein Monster
  • Vampire Dracula Costume

Frankenstein Costume



Dracula Costume


  • Mummy
  • Invisible Man
  • Wolf Man – Werewolf
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Creature of the Black Lagoon
  • Frau Blucher –this horror movie character is from Young Frankenstein. For a Frau Blucher diy costume, dress in German style clothing as an old housemaid. Frau Blucher is not from the classic horror film era, but the character adds fun to the party. Every time someone speaks the name, “Frau Blucher” everyone should make a horse whinny sound.


Horror Movie Costumes


Movie Theater Horror Party Decorations and Party Props

  • Movie Marquee Add lettering: Now Playing – Title of Horror Film
  • Red tie-back curtains or movie theater red curtain backdrop for entrance to the “movie theater”
  • Movie theater ticket booth – make out of wood or cardboard
  • Movie theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors
  • Popcorn –Popcorn can be store bought or you can pre-pop it. Then place the popcorn in red and white popcorn paper bags for your Halloween party guests.Theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors


Halloween Party Props

Halloween Party Props Entrance

Place the following items just inside theater curtains as an entrance to your Halloween Horror Party scene:

  • Old Movie Camera/Projector – make out of cardboard and other materials
  • Add an audio recording with the sound of an old vintage movie projector
  • Strobe lights through-out room to mimic old B/W film
  • Movie theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors
  • Popcorn –Popcorn can be store bought or you can pop it at home, then place the popcorn in red and white popcorn paper bags for your Halloween party guests.Theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors

Halloween Decorations

Horror Party Decorations






Horror Party Decorations and Party Props

    • Graveyard Scene:
      • Grave Tombstones
      • Empty grave site, shovel, skeleton or fake Halloween body parts
    • Castle Scene Setter – castle stone wall backdrop to decorate walls
    • Castle Stairway, Window Scene Setter
    • Black Plastic Tablecloth Roll for walls – to help create the black and white horror film scene
    • Black and White Streamers – hang in front of the black plastic tablecloth on walls to add depth to the black and white horror movie scene
    • Closed Coffin with Candelabra on Top
    • Make an open Coffin with body or mummy inside
    • Operating Table for Frankenstein Monster
    • Fake Electrical Equipment Apparatus for Operating Table
    • Attach clear or white light set around fake electrical equipment
    • Place a Frankenstein Monster dummy on the operating table
      • For Frankenstein Monster dummy: use a realistic latex Boris Karloff Frankenstein mask for the head and stuff to hold it’s shape.
      • For the Frankenstein Monster body: stuff a Frankenstein Monster Costume or a black or dark green men’s jacket and a pair of men’s black pants. Add big black boots for the feet and large fake latex hands or large black gloves for the hands.
    • Why not let your party guests have some fun with this horror party theme? Make a Halloween Frankenstein life size party prop easy. Watch my YouTube video:

  • Affix two wide black belts to strap down the the Frankenstein monster to to the table
  • Use Dr. Frankenstein audio, “It’s Alive” audio (26 second audio can be found on Youtube
  • Use lots of Spider Web material through-out you horror movie party scene
  • Halloween Music Playlist for your party guests dancing and listening pleasure

These Halloween Horror Party Plan Ideas and Tips are suggestions for you to get started planning your own Horror Party for Adults or Halloween Party for teens, kids or children. The suggestions above should help get you on the right road to planning your own very special Horror Party according to your own preferences. Good Luck and Happy Party Planning! I hope you throw the best Halloween Horror Party ever!

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