Halloween is finally upon us, but we’ve hit that annoying age where our plans depend on whether or not somebody we know is having a party. If a fancy dress rager isn’t on your social calendar this year… I mean, it’s a Tuesday night… fear not – we’ve come up with 4 other spooky ways for you to spend Hallows’ Eve.
We were counting down the hours until season 2 of Stranger Things was finally added to Netflix on Friday! If you’re yet to start watching the latest series, what better day to catch-up on the creepy yet addictive show than Halloween itself? If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months and haven’t yet watched the first series, binge watch it immediately – you’ll thank us later.
If you’re a fan of Winona Ryder, sci-fi weirdness and 80’s classics like Halloween, The Goonies and Stand by Me, this show is for you. It’s also pretty likely that Nancy Wheeler will become your latest television style-crush – her staples of high-waisted jeans and a shearling jacket got us visiting Topshop’s website more often than usual. Speaking of Topshop, binge-watch the series while wearing a Stranger Things jumper and cap like the ultimate fangirl, courtesy of the high-street shop.
If books are more your thing, you’re in luck. Thanks to the success of fictional heavy-hitters including Gone Girl, Girl on the Train and Before I Go To Sleep, thrillers have been all the rage for the past couple of years. Paula Hawkins has become one of the leaders in the genre after her novels; Girl on the Train and Into the Water skyrocketed up best-seller lists.
Into the Water is her latest book, which came out earlier this year. The storyline centers on a woman who drowned in a town’s infamous river (where multiple other women have died over the years) and the situation surrounding her death. Read in the bath for an added chill while reading, or if you haven’t got the guts – curl up on the sofa in this cosy New Look onesie.
Podcasts are becoming increasingly more popular, with Glamour magazine and fashion’s cool-girls; Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton jumping on the bandwagon. ‘Serial’, a 2014 podcast detailing the true-story of Hae Min Lee’s murder in 1999 went viral thanks to its ‘whodunnit’ theme. It paved the way for other popular crime stories including Netflix’s Making a Murderer and The Keepers, both of which spawned many a dramatic discussion with friends/work colleagues/anyone that would listen.
Season 2 of Serial tells the story of Bergdahl, a newly released Taliban prisoner who returns home to America. It doesn’t live up to the hype of the first one when it comes to the thrill factor, so if you’re going to start one of them this Halloween – make it the first. Listen to the podcast in style with these Noah’s Cave skull headphones, they’ll look just as cool once Halloween is over.
We can lose hours of our lives in what feels like the blink of an eye when we delve into BuzzFeed’s threads/Youtube videos of conspiracy theories and unsolved murders. Whether they’re based on well-known stories like the Titanic and The Zodiac Killer, or lesser-known tales including ‘The Children Who Went Up in Smoke’ – they never fail to send a chill down our spine.
Brush your teeth and change into your pyjamas before starting on the theories, as the chances of you wanting to leave the sanctuary of your bed once you start reading and/or watching the videos are pretty slim!
Looking to invest in any last minute bits for Halloween that are still on trend? Check out our blog post on (trick or) treating yourself!