How to Decorate a Room With a Horror Movie Theme

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Horror movies are consistently popular among moviegoing audiences. There are several cable channels dedicated to the horror/sci-fi genre, and characters like Jason, Freddy and Michael Myers have huge fan followings. If you want to properly celebrate the genre, you can decorate your room with a horror-movie theme.

  • Decide what kind of theme you want to pursue. Horror movies break down into many different subgenres, with some of the most popular being slasher films, ghost stories and supernatural thrillers. You can also create your own subtheme as well.

  • Paint the walls in a dark color. You can even go with an all-black wall, but make sure your room has good lighting and/or window, so you don't find yourself entering a cave every time you walk in.

  • Add some splattered red paint to the walls. Dip a paintbrush into a bucket of red paint and whip the brush at the wall without letting go of it. This will create a nice splatter effect if it's done evenly around the room and at different heights.

  • Dip your hand into the red paint and slap it against the wall. Quickly drag your hand down to create a classic effect that can be found in many horror films.

  • Hang up framed posters from your favorite horror movies. Some of the most iconic horror film posters have been from “Halloween," “Dawn of the Dead,” “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Saw."

  • Purchase a "spooky sounds" CD and keep it running on a loop from a CD player or computer. It will add spookiness to the room and help maintain the horror atmosphere.

  • Purchase a "spooky sounds" CD and keep it running on a loop from a CD player or computer. It will add spookiness to the room and help maintain the horror atmosphere.

  • Set up a couple of gags to shock and delight visitors to your bedroom. They could encounter failing spiders, fake corpses or even loud sounds that will have them jumping. You can have surprises under the bed, in the closest or even hanging off the ceiling.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wait until fall to find some of the best horror-movie memorabilia. There will be tons for sale around Halloween, and the days immediately thereafter will yield deep discounts.

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