How to Create a Spooky Home Theatre Setup this Halloween

How to Create a Spooky Home Theatre Setup this Halloween

Calling all cinema goers. If you love going to the movies (especially for a scary flick), but haven’t been able to catch all the action lately, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring the movies to you.

This Halloween, nothing sounds better than a good old fashioned scary movie marathon. Round up a few friends, whack the popcorn in the microwave and line up every scary movie you can think of. Trick or treating might be off the cards but this is sure to get the blood pumping.

TaoTronics sound bar ($49.99)

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If you want to give your home theatre set up a little more oomph, this sound bar is a great budget option. Just plug this slimline speaker into your television, and you’ll help give whatever you’re watching an extra sound boost.

Just make sure your TV has a 3.5mm audio output, otherwise you won’t be able to hook up the speaker. If that is the case, that problem is easily solved with a 3.5mm female to 2 RCA male cable.

Shudder Subscription ($5.99)

No scary movie marathon is complete without a Shudder subscription – the home of fear-inducing flicks. From classics like the 1992 Dracula and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to modern scares like Host and Mayhem. A subscription costs $5.99 a month or a year’s worth of scares will set you back $69.99 – an eerily good deal if you ask us.

Chromecast ($56) or Chromecast Ultra ($98)

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With an easy set up and simple interface, Google’s Chromecast is a great option to upgrade your home cinema set up. It will let you stream apps or services like Binge, Kayo Sports or Youtube straight to your TV. Pair it with a Google Home, and you’l never have to get off the couch again.

If you’re a stickler for video fidelity and need to have everything playing in the best quality possible, you’ll want to go the extra step and get a Chromecast Ultra. This will let you cast content in 4K Ultra HD or HDR.

Fire TV Stick ($69) and Prime Video ($6.99/month)

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Another casting device that’s easy to set up and will get a solid amount of use over time. A gift that will keep on giving. The Fire TV Stick will let you easily access content from streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Stan and more. Throw a Prime Video subscription on top, and you’ll also be able to watch Amazon Originals like Star Trek: Picard, The Expanse and The Boys.

ELEPHAS Mini Projector ($162.99) and Projector Screen ($38.87)

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This is a decent beginners projector that won’t break your bank, but will still give you some solid video quality. Combine it with this portable, fold-out projector screen and you’ll be kicking back to enjoy your own personal cinema in the comfort of your home. Maybe pour some soft drink on the floor to get it nice and sticky, to really complete the experience.

Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player ($335)

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If you’re still stuck in the era of DVDs, now might be the time to give your home cinema set up an upgrade. Sony’s UBP-X700 is one of the most reliable 4K Blu-ray players on the market, especially when you consider the comparatively cheaper price tag. As it’s name suggests, it supports Ultra HD and standard blu-rays, with some fantastically crisp playback. Although, you’ll need a 4K TV to really get the full experience. The UBP-X700 can also play DVDs, which means you won’t have to throw out your amassed collection of Scrubs boxsets.

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