Scare Yourselves Silly With Our Horror Movie Marathon Party Games!

Scare yourself silly with these fun horror movie marathon party games for teens! Perfect activities to get moving in between your favorite creepy flicks!


Planning a horror movie marathon for you and your friends? Why not go all out and make it a party, complete with awesome (or maybe gruesome!) teen party games! Sure, you could just sit around and watch flick after flick, but really, how much fun is that? Okay, fine, it’s fun when you’re with the right people. Still, throw in a few fun party games and it’s, well, it’s a party! Check out our ideas for super creepy horror movie marathon teen party games!

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Horror Movie Marathon Teen Party Games

Name that movie: Using synonyms as a clue, your friends have to guess the real title of the horror movie.  For example, for the movie ‘Jaws’, your clue would be ‘Mandibles’ and for the Halloween series, the clue would be ‘All Hallows Eve’.  You can create teams too, so everyone can put their heads together.

Pandora’s box: You are going to need 4 styrofoam coolers.  Do not label them, but you are going to fill them with the following: one with ice, this will be the unpleasant one, fill one with worms and dirt as the gross one, another filled with syrup and peeled, smashed grapes as the creepy one (add red food coloring to it to make it seem like blood!) and the final one fill with something nice, like jellybeans or feathers.  The idea is to try to choose the nice one.  Each guest has to hold their hand in the box for one minute, all the way to the bottom!  After each person, mix up the boxes so no one can cheat! In fact, if you want to make sure you don’t accidentally remember which cooler is which somehow, ask your parents to fill them for you!

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board: This is one of the most classic teen party games of all time!  One person lays on the floor, legs out straight with arms crossed.  Everyone else touches them with their fingers underneath them, palms up.  Guests then start to chant ‘light as a feather stiff as a board’ but the person on the floor can not speak.  What do you think, will the person on the floor be lifted up in the air? Trust me, it’s SUPER creepy!

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Murder Mystery Game: This can be so fun! You will have to have an outsider create it (maybe get your parents to help out).   Each guest has a part to play.  Coming in costume makes it even more fun!  Create the invitations to tell them what they should be wearing for the part they are playing.  You can go to to get the details on how to play and make it the party your friends will be talking about at the lockers come fall!

With these fun horror movie marathon party games for teens, you and your friends will have a blast. I’ll be honest, I don’t usually like to be scared, but it is way more fun when you are with your friends!  This doesn’t have to be saved for a birthday party either, just pick a free weekend and have your  friends over for a spooky party.

What other teen party games can you think of to play at a horror movie marathon?  Share your ideas below!  

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51 thoughts on “Scare Yourselves Silly With Our Horror Movie Marathon Party Games!

  1. How fun for people who love horror movies. That’s definitely not us, though 🙂

  2. The Pandora box game seems to be a crowd favorite. My kids would be playing the games you mentioned one day, I’m sure :).

  3. I played a game at work once were you put a famous scary movie character on peoples back and people had to ask questions to figure out who they were. It was fun.

  4. I know I wouldn’t do well with any of the games. I am not into horror films or shows. but i can see where most teens would have fun with it!

  5. We love the name that movie game! I am not good at naming them, so I am always the loser.

  6. I grew up playing Light as a Feather, so it’s fun to see it mentioned here again. I forgot all about it!

  7. I remember having summer get-togethers like this when I was young. I didn’t know about the games, but we would watch a bunch of horror films and then be too scared to turn out the lights.

  8. OMGoodnes I was scared silly with the first image. I am such a punk when it comes to scary or even close to scary movies. My Teenager loves them though I’m not sure where he gets it from because it definitely isn’t this chick! He would totally love these games and probably terrify me a bit along the way… 🙂

  9. I am not a big fan of horror movies. I guess I was traumatized when I watched Nightmare on Elm Street when I was younger. For those who are into horror flicks, the games you suggested here would seem to be fun specially for teenagers. I wish I could see how that “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” game would look. I was intrigued when I read it. I remember my girl scout days when we told scary stories around a bonfire. I swear, I thought I saw a headless shadow! Freaky!

  10. My Little One ♥ horror flicks, and the cheesier the better! Babushka isn’t a fan by any means- not even the takeoffs, “comedic” ones, matter of fact that pic gave me the heebie jeebies, but she’s the first one in line at the theaters to see them. Her and La Tata (93 year old grandma) get together to watch them all the time. Sometimes BB thinks it’s just to laugh at my face when I see what their watching. ; )

  11. This sounds like great ideas! I do love horror movies, and these games are right up my alley. I didn’t play all these party games when I was a teenager, though. When I and my teenage friends got together to watch a horror movie, we would just turn off the light and cranked up the volume so we could get scared even more!

  12. These all sound like great idea! I am not a big fan of horror movies at all, as sometimes life can become too scary for me! but what a fun way to get friends together and scare each other and the night away!

  13. I would have loved a horror movie marathon when I was a teen. And…you just brought back big-time memories. I have played ‘Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board’ on several different occasions (in my teens). It IS super creepy because it actually works. I mean, one time, my friend and I were able to lift this really big dude on our own. It is crazy how this works.

  14. I LOVE Horror movies, it’s always been my favorite movie genre. I used to watch horror movie marathons on TV on the weekends when I was younger, the first movie I went to see ‘on my own’ was a horror movie, thankfully it was before the label system we have now or I probably wouldn’t have gotten in to see it!

    I can’t beleive ‘Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board’ is still making the rounds, I have NEVER seen this one work, have you?

    These are fun ideas for us horror buffs!

  15. These are games are so creative! I bet my kids would really get a kick out of them. We’re not much into horror films, but they are definitely into freaking each other out!

  16. This would be a great party for tweens! Although personally, I am not a big fun of horror movies but there are kids out there who really dig this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I can’t watch horror movies. I end of dreaming of them at night. The first time I watch Jurassic Park, that night I has the most vivid dream of T-Rex trying to eat me and that one isn’t even horror! lOL My friend LOVES horror and is always trying to get me to watch it. It is a fun idea even if I can’t do it! LOL

  18. These would be great party games for a Halloween party, or even an October birthday. The Murder Mystery Game would be a fun game for both kids and adults. And it can be used all year long, not just during the scary Halloween season.

  19. Oh just in time to give me ideas. As my teens sons birthday is in October. I think I could use these ideas for a party. He had better beware, this momma has got her scare on.

  20. I remember one or two of those games. These would be so much fun for people who love horror movies.

  21. What a great idea for a party for teens!! I loved scary movies as a teen (not so much since I had kids!) and would have loved to participate in games like this!!

  22. How fun! I love this idea! We always have big horror movie marathons around Halloween. I’ll have to keep this in mind for then! Looks like it’d be a lot of fun and interactive.

  23. I used to play light as a board light as a feather growing up. We also used to play a game called “Bloody Mary”. The Oijuju board might be fun to play too.

  24. I don’t care for horror films but my son on the other hand loves them. I think a horror movie marathon and party games would be fun 🙂

  25. I bet this would be a lot of fun for people that like horror movies! I used to but I’ve turned into a big baby over it!

  26. Being scared is def. more fun with friends. Being scared alone really stinks, lol

  27. I am not a big horror movie buff, so if I were to play a game of name that horror film, I would probably lose big time. However, I love Halloween (the holiday, not the movie) and I would love to throw a party like this on or around Halloween.

  28. I am not into horror movies because I am a scaredy cat. LOL. I don’t think my son likes it either. My husband loves horror movies and that’s why he loves Stephen King too. 🙂

  29. I remember being at slumber parties and playing “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board”!! Fun times!!

  30. Horror movies are my favorite! I want blood, guts and gore. Bonus if it is actually scary, which for me, is rare. I blame my mom for not locking up her Stephen King books when I was a pre teen. I think it just gave me an off switch for scary things.

  31. I used to love horror movies. The older I get the more I realize real life is scary enough! But I loved “light as a feather, stiff as a board” when I was a kid.

  32. My Daughter and her friends do this all the time. The last movie night they watched a marathon of The Walking Dead.

  33. I think a fun twist on this would be bad horror movies. I’m one of those people who likes to watch those.

  34. I love horror movies but I would be to scary to play a game. I was in 5th grade when “The Craft” came out and we played light as a feather…and people were calling us demonic and stuff…I stopped playing because I think at one time it did work!

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