Horror Movie Drinking Games

Horror Movie Drinking Games

There's no denying the thrilling adrenaline rush that comes with horror movies. The jump scares, the suspense, and the eerie ambiance make for an exhilarating viewing experience, especially when shared with friends. To amplify the excitement and add a dash of playful entertainment, why not combine your favorite horror film with a drinking game?

Below, we've crafted a set of rules for a bone-chilling horror movie drinking game that will keep your heart racing and your glasses clinking. Grab your favorite beverages, gather your bravest buddies, and get ready for a frightfully good time.

Horror Movie Drinking games


Elevate Your Horror Movie Night with These Spine-Chilling Drinking Game Rules

Setting Up

Before you start, make sure everyone has their preferred drinks on hand. Whether it’s beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages, the key is to enjoy the game responsibly and have fun. Choose a horror movie that's known for its suspenseful moments and jump scares. Classics like "The Shining," "The Conjuring," or newer releases like "Hereditary" or "A Quiet Place" are excellent choices.


  1. The Classic Jump Scare Sip: Every time there’s a jump scare, take a sip of your drink. Be prepared because these moments can be quite frequent in some horror films!

  2. The Ominous Music Chug: When the music builds tension or gets ominously quiet before a suspenseful scene, start drinking and don’t stop until the moment passes. This will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

  3. The ‘Don’t Go In There!’ Shot: When a character in the movie does something clearly foolish (like entering a dark room alone), everyone takes a shot or a big gulp of their drink.

  4. The Scream Queen/King Challenge: Designate one character in the movie as the “Scream Queen” or "Scream King." Every time this character screams, everyone must imitate the scream and take a drink. This can be particularly amusing in horror movies with over-the-top reactions.

  5. The Plot Twist Toast: When a significant plot twist occurs, raise your glasses for a toast and take a celebratory drink to commemorate the unexpected turn of events.

  6. The Final Survivor Celebration: As the movie reaches its climax and the final survivor(s) emerge, raise a toast to their survival and take a celebratory shot or drink to honor their resilience.

Remember, these rules are meant to enhance the viewing experience, but it’s crucial to drink responsibly and be mindful of individual alcohol tolerance levels.

Variations and Tips

  • Customize the Rules: Feel free to add or adjust rules to fit the movie and the group's preferences. You could include specific scenes, phrases, or actions that are unique to the movie you're watching.

  • Non-Alcoholic Versions: For those who prefer not to drink alcohol, consider using non-alcoholic beverages or snacks for each rule, ensuring everyone feels included.

  • Stay Hydrated: It’s essential to stay hydrated, especially when consuming alcoholic beverages. Have water available and take regular breaks to ensure everyone's well-being.

  • Have Fun and Stay Safe: The primary goal of this game is to have a blast while enjoying a thrilling movie with friends. Always ensure everyone is comfortable and having a good time.

Let's create specific drinking game rules for these classic horror movies:

1. "The Shining"

  • Redrum Refill: Whenever the word "Redrum" or "murder" is mentioned, take a drink.

  • Here's Johnny!: Each time Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, exhibits increasingly unhinged behavior or delivers his iconic "Here's Johnny!" line, take a shot.

  • Room 237 Revelations: Whenever the mysterious Room 237 is shown or mentioned, take a sip.

  • The Haunted Hotel: Every time something ghostly or inexplicable occurs in the hotel, take a drink.

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2. "The Exorcist"

  • Demon’s Deeds: When Regan, possessed by the demon, displays unnatural behavior (like speaking in tongues or rotating her head), take a shot.

  • Priestly Proclamations: Whenever Father Karras or Father Merrin performs an exorcism ritual or quotes scripture, take a sip.

  • Levitation Libations: Whenever Regan levitates or exhibits supernatural abilities, take a drink.

  • Pea Soup Power Hour: Every time the green vomit (pea soup) appears, take a gulp of your drink.

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3. "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

  • Freddy’s Phrases: Each time Freddy Krueger delivers a memorable line or pun, take a sip.

  • Dreamworld Drinking: Whenever the characters enter the dream world or fall asleep, take a shot.

  • Slasher Sips: Every time Freddy's glove with razor-sharp knives is shown or used, take a drink.

  • Jump Scare Shots: Take a shot whenever there’s a classic jump scare moment, startling both the characters and the audience.

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4. "Psycho"

  • Shower Scene Shots: Every time the famous shower scene featuring Janet Leigh's character is shown, take a shot.

  • Motherly Motivation: Whenever Norman Bates references or interacts with his mother, take a drink.

  • The Bates Motel: Every time the eerie motel is shown or mentioned, take a sip.

  • Unexpected Twists: Each time the movie delivers a surprising plot twist or revelation, take a drink.



5. "The Conjuring"

  • Ghostly Encounters: Whenever a ghost or supernatural entity appears on screen, take a drink.

  • Ed and Lorraine Warren Wisdom: When the paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, offer advice or share their experiences, take a sip.

  • Haunting Happenings: Every time there's a sudden creepy occurrence or a haunted object is featured, take a shot.

  • Jump Scare Jolts: Whenever the film delivers a classic jump scare, take a drink.

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6. "Get Out"

  • The Sunken Place Sip: Every time the "sunken place" is shown or referenced, take a drink.

  • Hypnosis Hiccup: When the hypnosis or mind control elements are at play, take a sip.

  • Rose's Revelations: Whenever Rose's true intentions are hinted at or revealed, take a shot.

  • Uncomfortable Conversations: Every time a conversation gets increasingly uncomfortable or tense, take a drink.

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With these chillingly fun horror movie drinking game rules, your movie nights are bound to be unforgettable. So, grab your favorite drink, gather your friends, and get ready for a spine-tingling movie experience filled with frights and fun!

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Remember, the goal is to have fun and enjoy the movies in a new, engaging way. Adjust the rules according to your group’s preferences and, as always, drink responsibly. Cheers to a thrilling movie night filled with chills and spills!