Horror movie party game
printable horror movie treasure hunt


No really do you, because this party game is awesome! It is part of our Halloween Print and Play Party Games and one that fans of scary movies  will be dying to play.  It is a treasure hunt using clues that test your friends knowledge of the classic horror films ( Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Child's Play, It, Saw, Hellraiser, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc..) using trivia, brain teasers, picture puzzles and more.   There are 20 clues in all, each treasure hunt clue leads to the next until they reach the "treasure" or "die" trying.  

Some unique features of this treasure hunt are that YOU DECIDE WHERE THE CLUES ARE HIDDEN. That means:


That's not all, so as briefly as I can, I am going to give you the run down on how this unique horror movie party game works.  Read on...if you dare.

horror movie party game
How does the treasure hunt work?

You can play this hunt as one big group (cooperative) or multiple smaller groups (teams).  This game can be played with as many players as you like, the more the merrier - or should I say the more, the scarier. 

Each team starts out with a clue location sheet and the starter clue.  Each clue has a numerical answer, so if the team determines the answer is say 16 - then they look on their clue location sheet and whatever location is written for number 16 is where they look for their next clue.  

If they are right they will find another clue, if they are wrong the will find a death token. For Every three death tokens a team finds one of their team members "die" and must go to "the graveyard".  The graveyard is whatever you want it to be - usually it is a section of the party where they can wait with food, drink, entertainment, etc. 

The hunt continues like this until all 20 clues have been solved and the final "You Win" card has been found.

horror movie party game
Let's take a look at some sample clues

There are multiple types of puzzles, games, and trivia cards that are used as clues throughout the hunt.  Each one of clues has a numerical answer.

Players choose which one they believe is the correct answer and look it up on their clue locator sheet. 

The clue locator sheet is a list from numbers 1 -50 of different locations that YOU CHOOSE beforehand.  

So if players believe the answer to the question below is say 25, then they would find location 25 listed on their clue locator sheet and search their for the next clue.

NEW! We now include an easy version along with our original version of the clues. You will receive both versions with your download! This will enable you fo go through the clues and decide which set is best for your group.

horror movie party game
Choosing clue hiding locations

The way that we created this horror movie treasure hunt was so that host could set it up anywhere, and wouldn't have to depend on using generic hiding places.  So if your event is taking place at home, or in the woods, in a cave, or on a train, in a school, or across an entire town - you can play this ANYWHERE.  

There are twenty hiding places where clues will be hidden, the other 30 spaces are for death tokens to be hidden.  Once you determine your fifty hiding locations you can edit this sheet and type them in. Then you simply follow our instructions as to which number locations you hide each clue and each token.  Voila - you are ready to start the hunt!

Horror movie party game
death tokens

Death tokens are what are found when players get an answer wrong and choose the wrong location to look for the next clue.

Technically, you don't have to include the death token element to the game.  If you only have a handful of players it may not be pratical.  Death tokens are an addtion that add a level of excitement to the game. 

Basically it creates a penalty for getting an answer wrong, yes players can continue the game and try a different answer but they lose one of their team members - this creates a desire to try a little harder to get the answer right the first time.

OPTIONAL: Some host like to give teams a way to earn back lost players by letting them take bonus challenges during the game.  These challenges are decided and created by the host.  Sometimes its a game of chance, a game of skill, or more horror movie trivia.  If the player or team win the challenge they also win their team mate back.  Sometimes host even make this a gamble, if they win they get their teammate back, but if they lose they lose another team mate. This is completely optional, but something to think about.

Horror movie party game
OPTIONAL: How to play as a Table top game 

Maybe you like the idea of the game, but your event isn't the best set-up for a scavenger hunt - No Problem.  This game can easily be turned into a table game challenge by doing the following. 

Divide players into teams, give them each a set of the clues (make sure you cut off the corners that have the answer to the previous card) and challenge the teams to be the first to solve all the problems and unscramble the secret message. 

You can create the secret message by using the Clue Locator Sheet, but instead of writing locations you can write one letter of the secret message in each of the correct answer spots (put random letters in the other spots).  Your message would need to be 20 letters since there are 20 questions - it could be a phrase from a scary movie such as one of these three 20 letter quotes: 

  • Do You Want to Play a Game
  • Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
  • Do You Like Scary Movies

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Your Horror Movie Treasure Hunt includes:

  • 20 printable horror movie themed clues
  • An additional easy version of the original 20 clues
  • Answer sheet for each clue
  • editable clue locator sheets
  • printable death token sheets
  • complete set-up and host instructions

This printable party game is great for:

  • Halloween Parties
  • Horror/ Scary Movie Buffs
  • Birthday Parties
  • Theme parties
  • Rated PG13
  • great for teens and adults!

Your printable game will arrive within minutes in printable PDF files.  This is a digital purchase - No physical product will be mailed.  If you do not see it in your email please check your junk folder before you contact us - that is the usual culprit. If you have any questions or feedback we would love to hear from you!  Contact us at: HappyPartying@gmail.com

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