Halloween is the spookiest time of year where ghosts, witches, monsters and ghastly things that go bump in the night, roam freely. The atmosphere is charged with static and a macabre eeriness. Creepy sounds and unsettling noises startle us and have us gripping in fear. What horrors or egregious things linger in secret dark hollows? Mysterious mists, blood-curdling shrieks, a pungent odor and an unbreakable spell all make for a wonderful Halloween story. They encourage us to crack open the book and dare to look inside.
I love scary stories, they offer a softer scare than a lot of the spook-tacular movies that can go just a little too far for young children. Staging our own controlled Halloween ambience at home is easy with a flickering candle, a cozy couch, a whole pile of really good spooky books and a few silly games. Here are a few new spine-tingling items that will put the family in a Halloween spirit.
Midnight Monsters is a Pop-Up Shadow book that’s done in all black, so you’ll need to turn the lights off and your flashlights on. Each page features a scary theme and it’s up to the kids to find what lurks behind the folds. Use your flashlight to help you spot the monsters when they appear as shadows on your wall. There are five themes, Wild Woods, Creepy Caves, Mysterious Mountains, Misty Lagoon and Haunted Castles. Tread carefully, as each page has mysterious creatures you’ve only heard of and would fear to meet. Kids will have a blast as they create their own Halloween scenes.
The Ultimate Spell-Caster
The Ultimate Spell-Caster is filled with unlimited spell-casting possibilities. A witch and wizard never had it so easy. With over 60 million combination options, you can create volumes of marvelously silly spells. There are five categories and each has fifty different options that you can flip and flop. So your spell could look like this: Head of Steam and Oil of Baby changes your Sister into a Fungus-Loving Frog Jockey. The pages have an old world charm that makes the spells even more enchanting. Totally silly, but oodles of fun! But be careful, they just may work!
Monsters Scary Game
Which monster has the most horrible habits? Who has the biggest sweet tooth? Compete to win the most cards as you pit 30 scary and smelly monsters against each other. With awesome illustrations and hilarious descriptions of each creepy creature, this is the perfect game to play with your friends and family on Halloween night!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions express are my own, yours may differ.