Every true horror movie fan needs a den that is dedicated to their favourite DVDs, Blu-Rays, books, souvenirs and memorabilia. Ideally situated somewhere dark, like a basement or a garage, you can get organised with your prized possessions, display your best posters and have friends over to watch a midnight movie. Here are three great ideas for your own personal horror movie den.
What’s behind the door?
The ultimate horror movie den needs some heavy duty storage. You might want to dedicate a specific room in your home to this, or use garage kits to convert your outdoor space. If you are housing vinyl and DVD, you are going to need plenty of cupboard space. Your storage doesn’t have to be boring though. How about having the doors customised? A little number 237 will take you straight to The Stanley Hotel. Or you could add some Labyrinth door knockers. You can even dedicate one cupboard door to 3,600 Prospect Street, just watch out for that possessed girl with the projectile vomit.
What’s your poison?
No horror den would be complete without a bar area. Every good bar should have a unique cocktail list. Right up on the list should be a glass of Moloko milk, a lot of Jack Daniels and of course a Bloody Mary. Think of your favourite movie bars and pubs. The Slaughtered Lamb, The Titty Twister, The Winchester and the Basement Taverna from Inglorious Basterds. Your den can pay tribute to some of the most creepy places to drink. And afterhours, don’t forget to break out the tequila and have a game of horror movie cliche drinking bingo. Two shots for the lights going out in the abandoned mental asylum and a beer when the creepy kids from the orphanage show up.
In your horror den, you should put a special place that you can watch movies undisturbed and without distraction. Whether you are watching on a widescreen, or a laptop, just make sure that you put in some comfortable seats or a sofa, complete with movie quote cushions. After all, you might need something to hide behind when Samara crawls out from the well and straight through your television screen.
A horror den is what every fan needs to store their movie collection and memorabilia. You can have a dedicated space for everything you need to keep you awake at night.