Top spooky must haves for a night in

My top spooky night in must haves.

Top spooky must haves for a night in

Hi there friends! With Halloween quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to do my personal top spooky night in must haves. This time of year just is perfect for watching fun scary movies or doing things like that. I mean why not, Halloween is for fun and jump scares. As well as candy, lots and lots of candy. This is not your grab your Luch bath bomb and read only kind of list. So grab your jack o lanterns and your pumpkin ales and let’s jump into it.

The Evil within. Xbox one

im still under a bed……it is a survival horror game..thanks Bethesda for not enough ammo…I hate that guy with chainsaw.

Rant over. It is a survival horror game,  you are trying to survive one nightmare after another. It isn’t so scary as it is frustrating. But I have seen quite a few people get scared. there is quite a bit of story in this game but after getting mad at the game I put down the controller and forgot if there was a plot at all. Still a bit of spooky horror type movie gaming agrivation.

Actually there are quite a few good horror games but I listed the ones I have played. If you stil, have an Nes and can get a copy of Castlevania, get it play it. Good game.,ahh the good old days of 8bit goodness.

Resident evil 1 and 2

yeah these games are old, but they are cheesy and good! Zombies and puzzles. These games were really ones that put survival horror back on the map followed by my fave PlayStation 2 game silent hill and silent hill 2 (thanks konamilami, for smashing my Silent hills dreams. I actually cried the day I found out it would not be a thing.)  Any ways, these are horror games not meant for wee ones. These are games I love playing and never get tired of, they have been remastered for the newer consoles and are pretty cheap on the Xbox market place on the Xbox one. The only thing is the controls still suck. But at least the dialog is not as bad. Barry is not a total idiot.  Grab a glass of wine and some chips and play all night. I beat Resident evil 2 in 2 hrs and 36 mins? No saving. But that was a long long long time ago. Still turn your lights off and play your night away.  And grab some snacks!


caramel apples!

oh my god of sweet tooth. These apples went from being those sticky caramel goodness to delicate and sometimes over the top candy coated chocolate Wonder! You can still get the plain ol caramel apples but now there are so many varieties it is hard to choose!

check out some great recipes on Pinterest!

Hot wings..OK stay with me on this one.

my family has a tried and true tradition of hot wings for Halloween. I love the spicy goodness this time of year.  And I make my own buffalo sauce and I use chicken tenders instead of wings. Use half a stick of butter melt it and add 1/2 cup of Frank’s red hot to it whisk with garlic powder to taste. I add a lot as it needs a lot. Fry the chicken as you normally would and prep a crock pot by heating it on high and pour a bit of the buffalo sauce on the bottom add chicken as it finishes in the frier so chicken gets done in the frier you go strait to the crock pot. The pour more sauce on and close the lid when all the chicken is added add the rest of the sauce and cook for an additional hour. Then serve with ranch or my fave the hidden valley Frank’s red hot sauce ranch. (This isn’t sponsored, it is just the best hot sauce for this )

so good. Now if shooting zombies or gaming is not your thing here are some non video game related stuff.

hocus pocus!

This movie was a childhood fave and still is a fave as is the Adams family. Love this movie! Who doesn’t love either of these movies. Classics.

Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!

This is a great movie and so much fun to watch. It is a musical and  a comedy. If you haven’t seen it go see it.

A good Vampire series

Anne Rice vampire chronicles . If you love vampires these books are amazing, and while some have found them scary. I haven’t I think Lasher was more along creepy than Interview with a Vampire. No glitter necessary. There is also the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton . Those are so good, a bit on the NSFW side. Hahaha.

Wine no more needs to be said. I love popping a cork of Barefoot’s bubbly pink Moscato chilled. Which is weird with hot wings but if I am just snacking on Halloween candy or caramel apples it is ok! If wine isn’t your thing then some Angry orchard or Sam Adams Oktoberfest

or if you can’t have either or don’t not drink some crisp apple cider I love taking cinnamon sticks and a couple of cloves as well as a star or two of anise and making a mulled cider. SO GOOD.

Cinnimon sticks scented candle just fall and Christmassy smells. Love it.

Candy corn. You either like or you don’t. I had some that tasted like candy apples.

not just the standard candy corn anymore. Just none of the peanut butter taffy. Bleh.

So there is my list of what I think are my fave night in things. These are things I love doing when there is no one home and I am having me time. The wee lad is in bed, and my hubby is on the other Xbox playing.(yes we have 2 xbox consoles. 360 and we need a second xboxone, I mean SKYRIM is coming out and I want to play the remastered version…because Graphics.)

I hope you had fun reading this list and let me know if you make those hot wings or tenders!!!


Also if you want a great Halloween party outfit that is glamourous check out this post here!

Halloween Party Chic!




  • Gabrielle October 22, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Yay! I love your enthusiasm for Halloween, Stephanie! What could be better than horror films and caramel apples?! 🙂

    • Stephanie October 22, 2016 at 7:29 PM

      Right?! Love it!


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