Monster Parties and Games: Fifteen Film-Based Activities

Monster Parties and Games: Fifteen Film-Based Activities

by Chris Kullstroem




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786443710
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/08/2009
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

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