Whether you're having a horror movie marathon with your family/housemates or you're having a Netflix party over Zoom - why not spice things up this Halloween season with our fun drinking game?
Choose your poison (not literally, guys - stick to plain old-fashioned liquor, yeah?), grab a stack of DVDs and settle back; it’s time to get properly sozzled.
Here's how you play...
TAKE ONE SIP...
Every time someone dies before the opening credits
Ah, Buffy. We expected more from you.
BONUS SIP: For every character who dies from this point onwards.
Every time the phone rings
Make these teeny-weeny sips; if it’s a classic slasher, there’s going to be a LOT of phone calls throughout the flick.
Every time someone runs upstairs to flee their attacker
The alcohol should nurse you through the anger at watching airhead teens head towards certain death, as opposed to the safety of the outside world.
Every time someone says “I’ll be right back”
You know, just before they’re killed horribly.
Every time someone fails to take the threat seriously
BONUS SIP: If they ask ‘Is this some sort of joke?’
Every time there’s a cut scene with a loud noise that’s meant to scare you…
… and nothing actually happens. It’s probably just a cat or something, right?
*Every time the phones don’t work… *
… or there’s no signal. Again, make these VERY little sips; this is basically the main crux of all horror movies and slasher flicks.
BONUS SIP: If nobody uses a mobile phone to ring for safety.
TAKE TWO SIPS...
Every time the car doesn’t start
It’s weird, isn’t it? Cars usually work just fine until there’s a psychotic killer on the loose.
Every time someone leaves to investigate a strange noise
They have a death wish, basically. And it will be fulfilled.
Every time SOMEONE suggests that the group ‘splits up’
Yeah, great idea; let’s make it easier for the killer to pick us all off one by one, shall we?
Every time there’s an unnecessary underwear shot
There’s a killer on the loose, y’all. You need to be wearing armour, not baby-dolls.
BONUS SIP: If that big lingerie reveal comes moments before the woman wearing it is murdered.
Horribly. Always horribly.
Every time someone trips inexplicably while running away
Always a sign of bad things to come… trust us.
TAKE THREE SIPS...
Whenever there’s an unsettling child
It doesn’t matter if they see dead people, they are dead people, or they’re possessed by dead people; kids in horror films are ALWAYS a big fat creepy no-no.
Whenever there’s a shower scene
BONUS SIP: If the person showering dies.
Whenever the killer is hiding in the backseat
Essentially, cars are not our friends in the world of horror movies. And they'll do pretty much anything to see us killed.
Whenever someone you thought was dead shows up alive later in the movie
You’re alive! Thank goodness…
We think, anyway.
Whenever there’s shoddy police work
This includes sceptical security guards, too.
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19 best celebrity halloween outfits OF ALL TIME!
Cindy Crawford as a biker chick Hell's Angel complete with prerequisite leathers and choker
Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel dressed as Karl Lagerfeld and his pet cat Choupette
Gigi Hadid is an uncanny Sandy from Grease - post-transformation, of course...
Guy Richie and his son Rocco as Breaking Bad's Walter White and Jesse
Believe it or not, this is supermodel/Halloween queen Heidi Klum dressed as classic cartoon character Betty Boop
Heidi Klum eschews her usual frankly terrifying Halloween costumes for a beautiful turn as Egyptian queen Cleopatra
Heidi Klum finds out what she might look like in 50 years...
Heidi Klum as a very life-like butterfly
Kate Moss as fellow model Cara Delevingne, with a cheeky reference to one of her newspaper scandals...
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince as the ultimate gothic couple, Morticia and Gomez Addams
Katy Perry as a Cheeto - hands down our favourite Halloween costume, ever
Kim Kardashian, a keen fan of fancy dress, donned skin-tight latex for her Catwoman costume alongside husband Kanye West's Batman
Kim Kardashian as a mermaid - a costume idea she would pass on to her daughter, North
Kim Kardashian is clearly a fan of comic books - here she is as Poison Ivy, another one of Batman's enemies...
Kelly Osbourne dresses as one of our favourite film characters of all time, Gwyneth Paltrow's Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums
Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend Scott Disick in matching Robin and Bat Girl costumes
Natalie Dormer relived her period drama past dressing as Marie Antoinette (post-guillotine, naturally)
Poppy Delevingne was the first to dress as everyone's favourite Halloween costume of 2015 (and no doubt, 2016), Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn
Rita Ora as Barbie and Daisy Lowe as a cat - both classic Halloween costumes
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DOWN YOUR DRINK IF IT'S TOO SCARY TO HANDLE...
Whenever you think the bad guy is dead, but he / she returns for one last scare…
NEVER PUT THE GUN DOWN! NEVER ASSUME THEY’RE REALLY DEAD UNTIL YOU PUMP THEM FULL OF LEAD, OKAY?!?!
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