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The hubby wants me to take a break this year, but it doesn't mean I can't brainstorm now for next year. I'm pretty sure I want to do an 80s party. Kind of a mash up 80s horror and pop culture. Does anyone have 80s horror Halloween pics or ideas to share? You'll help me get my creativity flowing!

For now I'm thinking of turning my garage into a campground with Jason and showing Friday the 13th movies.
In the front or backyard I wanted to have Michael Meyers standing behind some sheets like in the movie. I recognize this one was in 1978 but his sequels put him into 80s territory.

A Freddie furnace room scene. Something with Chucky. I have the talking doll but not sure what to do with him yet. Thinking of turning the kitchen into a prom room as a homage to Prom Night/Pretty in Pink, Night of the Creeps.

What else?
 

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Thanks for the link. Ah yes, Poltergeist. Absolutely! Although it would be hard to make one of those Gremlin guys. I did The Shining for my hotel party so I have to skip that. Oh my and Ghostbusters too. So much good horror from the 80s!
 

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Great idea! A few years ago I did this theme for my 40th Birthday/Halloween Party. I made a foam ET and a little illuminated spaceship in the garden, (you know the bit at the end where we all cry when he says bye to Elliot and goes home) but I covered him in blood and on the spaceship ramp and put plastic legs and arms like he was dragging people in to the spaceship...not the cute little ET we all remember!
 

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80s was a golden age of horror, American Werewolf, The Thing, The Fly, Evil Dead, Fright Night, Hellraiser, ReAnimator, Aliens (wait, or was it the first one....1979 nevermind), Return of the Living Dead, Near Dark, Pet Semetary, just sooo many, too many to list really!!

Any of them would make a great theme.
 

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Lots of 80's Horror Flicks.
As for doing a gremiln, there is always the option of carving foam insulation!! So much can be done with that and paint for a lot of the 80's films!

Can't wait to see all the ideas here.
 

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Don't forget Ghostbusters!

This is my home-made ghost containment unit and of course the Stay Puft Marshmallow Guy!




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I know how ridiculous it is that I have planned out my 2018 Halloween party, but I think I've got most of it figured out. Join me down an 80s memory lane.

Michael Meyers - I want to have him out front hiding behind some flowing sheets. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/561894490985772556/

Freddy posed next to my Spirit Halloween furnace - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955210506213/

Turning this Frankenstein wall breaker into Max Headroom - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955209637103/

I want to recreate the Return of the Living Dead poster with some skeletons and a big foam board grave stone. - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/402579654161509501/

Little Shop of Horrors Seymour somewhere in the house

Ghostbusters - I want to slime the kitchen with Slimer and have a containment unit

The Stuff in our kitchen (Going to beg for this as an Xmas gift) - https://www.etsy.com/listing/174476378/the-stuff-movie-replica-prop-tub-rare?ref=shop_home_active_4

Lost Boys - A Chinese food take out container with maggots (also in the kitchen). Maybe I'll try and put Keifer Sutherland's mullet on my Nosferatu. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955210352733/

Prom Night, Carrie, Pretty in Pink, Footloose - I want to turn our family room into a prom style room since this was a familiar theme in the 80s

Night of the Creeps - I'd like to make a version of the movie poster by a window in that prom area. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/357191814180146713/

Poltergeist - the girl by the TV with the clown nearby

Beetlejuice - waiting room. I want to have the shrunken head guy on a couch. - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955215361979/

Creepshow - In our dining room I'd like to have The Crate prop, a severed woman's head on a platter "Where's my cake Bedelia?" and possibly Jordy Verrill covered in moss on a chair - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/322570392035812417/

Gremlins - a little Gremlins box

Hellraiser - Pinhead character

Re-Animator - The lab with the head in a lab container

And possibly Pet Sematary in our backyard - I'm not a big fan of headstones so I don't have any. And just maybe some homage to Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I couldn't think of a way to incorporate Children of the Corn so I think I'm going to have a Children of the Corn on the cob sign by our food. I might make a Slaughtered Lamb sign (the inn from American Werewolf in London) for our bar. Not sure how many will get that reference.

I also think I'll have a homage to 80s pop culture on our walls leading into the basement and maybe an area where I can put pics of all the horror movies of the 80s.

It's ambitious, but go big or go home. Plus I have the luxury of a loooong time to make my props! Let me know if there's any glaring omissions. I didn't include The Shining because I already did that for my hotel themed party a couple years ago.
 
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