Anyone on the lookout for Halloween fancy dress costumes could consider getting inspiration from the movies.

Sam Qam from MovieMatics said there are lots of ideas available from the silver screen, as you don't have to go for something super-scary if you don't want to.

He recommended Freddy Krueger as being an especially good character to copy when it comes to horror films.

"Get yourself a red and black striped t-shirt and a hat and you can become the root of many people of a certain age's nightmares," the blogger pointed out.

Blues Brothers fancy dress could also be fun, as it may provide plenty of opportunities to put some ska on the decks at your party, he said.

And if you're on the last minute, you could always put on a white vest, take your shoes off and pretend you've come as Bruce Willis in Die Hard - yippee-kay-ay!