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5 Nerdy Things To Do This Halloween

1. Play board games! Here's some spooky ideas a la Wired. I can personally testify to the awesomeness that is Arkham Horror but it is also a massively long and complicated game. Not for the light of gamer heart.

2. Watch scary movies! This is nerdy because it involves you being a little to a lot antisocial. I recommend The Alien Trilogy. Or, you know, whatever's on AMC FearFest because that shiz is bomb.

3. Read scary books! My pick is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. It takes place around Halloween and is CREEEEPPYYYYY. And also awesome.

4. Play scary video games! If you're a big video game scare wimp (like me), I recommend Amnesia. It's legit scary but isn't super spendy. Also you can play with the lights on and only get as freaked out as you want to be.

5. Watch the X-Files! It's sci-fi! It's creepy! It has David Duchovny being crazy smart and snarky! It has Gillian Anderson being badass! All of the episodes are wonderful - alien story arch or no.

BONUS: I'd also highly recommend watching Supernatural. It's not a huge emotional investment (unless you want it to be) and it has lots of scary monsters. It's campy and cheesy and wonderful.

Do you have any other nerdy ideas? DO SHARE.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Yes, I've also chosen Something wicked this ways comes to read in Halloween :)

  2. Hah! If you want a scarier vid game, you should TOTALLY play Silent Hill. Give me the creeps & nightmares *shivers* :P

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

    1. I am not even nearly hard core enough for Silent Hill! Ha!

  3. halloween tree by ray bradbury is also an appropriately themed pick

  4. I don't know if this is nerdy, but I've been reading about true haunted restaurants and hotels in the US. Their stories creep me out! I want to find something similar on the Travel Channel maybe, to watch this Halloween. Real life stuff always freaks me out most, ha!

  5. Those pumpkins... :O I'm carving mine tonight (super duper excited)!!!! I love your blog by the way :) If you have time could you please check out mine? http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk

  6. I wish I still had cable so I could watch AMC's FearFest, I used to do that every year back in high school, up until college where I'd um go out instead.


    I plan on handing out candy dressed as a flapper while reading through a scary book this year. Holla!

  7. Ray Bradbury! I haven't read that one but I did read The October Country. Have you read those short stories? Some of those were creeeepy!


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