Your Guide to a Pandemic Halloween
Updated: Oct 27, 2021
It’s finally October! The time of year where houses are decorated with the deceased and bone-chilling movies are playing in every home. With Halloween being a very spirited holiday that lacks social distancing, it can put a damper on how it will be celebrated in 2020. With LA County shutting down trick or treating all together and social gatherings still limited to 10, what is there to do?! Well, do I have news for you: you can still celebrate Halloween in a COVID-safe way! Costumes, spooky snacks, horror movie marathons, and Halloween-themed trends are still on the table and can be done safely, so if you’re dying to have some fun this Halloween you’ve come to the right place.
As the nights get chillier and decorated pumpkins creep their way into the night, you may find yourself pondering, “What am I going to be for Halloween?” This question may even haunt you months ahead of time, but there is certainly no Halloween without costumes. Sadly, there will be no Halloween parades, parties, or trick or treating, but that still doesn’t mean that you need to save your costume ideas for another year. If you're having trouble finding a costume, here is some inspiration that is sure to have you feeling fa-boo-lous!
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The second the clock hits midnight on October 1, streaming services dump all sorts of Halloween-themed movies onto their platforms. With these thrillers bombarding the domains, it’s hard to determine which movies are worth binging to get into the spooky mood. Take it from an avid horror/Halloween movie binger, I know the most fang-tastic movies to watch!
Hocus Pocus directed by Kenny Ortega (Disney+) Trailer
The Babysitter directed by McG (Netflix) Trailer
Silence of the Lambs directed by Jonathan Demme (Netflix) Trailer
Killer Klowns from Outer Space directed by Stephen Chiodo (Netflix) Trailer
The Addams Family directed by Barry Sonnfield (Netflix) Trailer
Us directed by Jordan Peele (HBO Max) Trailer
Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Jim Sharman (Hulu) Trailer
Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton Trailer
Coraline directed by Henry Selick Trailer
The Conjuring directed by James Wan Trailer
A Nightmare on Elms Street directed by Wes Craven Trailer
Scream directed by Wes Craven Trailer
Child’s Play (1988) directed by Tom Holland Trailer
Halloween is a holiday that inspires many trends. With many people having lots of time to themselves to come up with creative ideas, there is a Halloween-themed trend that has taken over social media: ghost photoshoots. These photoshoots are simple, fun, safe, and do not require a real ghost! This trend appeared on TikTok just a couple of weeks ago, and in light of it being October, it has gained popularity. All you need for this photography project is a camera, white sheet, willing participants, and your imagination. It’s as simple and spooky as that!