Monster Parties and Games

Fifteen Film-Based Activities


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About the Book

The first of its kind, this book brings together a collection of 15 do-it-yourself parties and games designed to allow monster movie fanatics to step inside some of their favorite horror, science fiction, and dark comedy films. Each game is themed after a specific monster film from the classics to those of modern day.
With card games, murder mysteries, haunted house games, and detective quests included, there is enough variety to suit any monstrous mood.
Each game can be played by all ages with supplies ranging from simple index cards to fake blood and body parts. The book includes full instructions for making each game, along with rule pages, game play guides, spell books, lab books, and more.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kullstroem is a life-long Halloween enthusiast, writing for newspapers and Internet sites on Halloween display designs, party themes and travel destinations. She lives in Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Chris Kullstroem
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 218
Bibliographic Info: 84 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4371-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5381-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Introduction      1
Game Pieces Chart      5

Section I. Classic Horror and science fiction Thrillers      7
1. The Curse of the Wolf
Werewolf Card Game based on The Wolf Man (1941)      9
2. You’re Next!
Mutation Card Game based on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)      17
3. Order of the True Believer
Rune-Casting Journal Game based on Night of the Demon (1957)      24
4. The Wrong Experiment
Experiment Decoding Game based on The Fly (1958)      40
5. The Nightly Haunt
Murder Mystery Game based on House on Haunted Hill (1959)      50

Section II. Dark Comedies      65
6. Ghostbusters: On the Case
Ghostbusting and Trivia Game based on Ghostbusters (1984)      67
7. Mr. Grave’s Gathering
Murder Mystery Game based on Clue (1985)      82
8. The Addams Clan Party
Dance Party and Display Game based on The Addams Family (1991)      109
9. Witches and Warlocks
Spell Casting Board Game based on Hocus Pocus (1993)      119

Section III. Modern Horror and Science Fiction Thrillers      131
10. Freddy’s Dream House
Haunted House Survival Game based on A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)      133
11. Dolls from Hell
Spell Casting and Doll Mutilation Game based on Child’s Play (1988)      145
12. Where the Dead Walk
Cursed Graveyard Board Game based on Pet Sematary (1989)      158
13. Run for Your Life!
Circus Survival Game based on Stephen King’s It! (1990)      162
14. Hell and Damnation
Vampire Journal Game based on Interview with the Vampire (1994)      172
15. Surrounded
Zombie Card Game based on Resident Evil (2002)      194

The Neverending Nightmare      205
Bibliography      207
Index      209