Should you intend to provide some ready-made entertainment at your Halloween fancy dress party in the form of music and movies, now could be a good time to organise this part of the bash.

It's no good waiting until the last minute to get the tunes and films you want to watch, just in case you're unable to track them down and are left with an 11th-hour panic.

Instead, make a list - don't forget to tailor it to make sure it's suitable for your guests - and head to either online or physical stores to stock up. recommends The Ring, The Exorcist, The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Poltergeist, Silence of the Lambs and The Others film-wise, but you could also opt for the Halloween specials of The Simpsons if you've got little ones present.

Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, The Monster Mash - Bobby Pickett, Thriller - Michael Jackson and Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield are all suggestions from as to Halloween songs, but a compilation could make life easier for you.

You could even wear Michael Jackson Thriller fancy dress to do the dance when that song comes on if you dare!