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Here's what people have been saying about Halloween Lies:


"Had a superb time last night playing Halloween Lies. We've done several Freeform Games murder mysteries for my birthday and this year, hubby decided he'd like a freeform birthday too. We chose Halloween Lies because, being October, we figured costumes and decorations would be easy to find. We had such a fantastic response, we had to buy the expansion pack (although I have to say, as host this made planning envelopes etc much more complicated and some characters were worried that they didn't have as much info as others). The costumes were utterly amazing and, due to the unseasonable weather, much of the game was played in the garden! I have to be honest and say that folk were not that interested in making movies, but as always the format and fab writing enabled both newbies and old hands to get totally engrossed and people who had never met before were very soon in deep conversation. I love freeform MM's – they are the mainstay of some of the very best parties we have hosted over the years. Thank you."
Clare Rogers, United Kingdom


"We wanted ease of finding costumes (anybody can come up with a Halloween costume), plus a large party of 20+ people, plus Halloween Lies sounded more involved/interactive, less rigid structure than out of the box type murder mystery games. All the guests seemed to have enjoyed themselves – people thought the movies section was the funniest!"
A Customer, Canada


"I chose Halloween Lies because I have played Freeform Games before and LOVED them! All your games have been WONDERFUL! They play themselves for the most part!"
Dorothy Mortimore, Wyoming, United States


"I just wanted to let you know how much of a great time we had at my husband's 30th Halloween Birthday Party. My friend Zoe and I hosted Halloween Lies for Jim's 30th celebration. We decked out Club Hellfire (a name that will stick) in halloween decorations, sounds and effects. There was a zombie head cake, a professional face painter, graveyard, photo booth, black lights, cobwebs everywhere, spooky music playing and smoke coming from the witches brew. The witches, zombies and assorted wicked beings began to arrive and their characters packs made more sense as they received further information. After some giggling at costumes, photos were taken, an introduction and we were away! No messing around, everyone was straight into the game. There were some devious love triangles, a mafia boss breaking arms and a killer hiding under the radar. The producers sourced their directors, cast the actors and found screenplays and the movies were set into motion. Everyone had such a great night, I could barely tear them away from the game to get photos! The movies were hilarious and really just capped off the murder mystery nicely. Thanks for such a great murder mystery, this is our second, and I'm determined to have one for every birthday!"
Emma-May Palmer, Australia

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Halloween Lies – a present-day murder mystery party game with a horror-movie setting for 16 to 32 guests

"Halloween Lies is really such a fun game because of the delight people have when getting into Halloween costumes."
'Slime' , United States

Recommended for ages 12+
Costs US$49.99
Written by Steve Hatherley and DeAnna Knippling

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Halloween Lies is a murder mystery party game for 16 to 32 guests and one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file.

Join us in a thrilling evening of scheming, intrigue and skulduggery. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Halloween Lies? It's up to you.

Halloween Lies

It's award night and Tom Speed's latest film, The Vampire Detective, has just swept the board and garnered four Skellies – for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sadly, Tom Speed's award for Best Actor was accepted posthumously by his friend, Hayden Vicars, as Tom was killed in a driving accident late last night.

Despite this note of sadness, celebrations are in full swing at the The Vampire Detective post-award party. Deals are being cut for future productions and everyone is having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and mingling with Hollywood's movers and shakers.

Is there anything suspicious about Tom Speed's death? Who will win next year's Skellies? Find out at Halloween Lies.

Our customers enjoying our Halloween Lies murder mystery game

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Halloween Lies lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

"Great game! Lots of fun! You have great customer service and I would recommend your site to anyone."
Susie Lloyd, Pennsylvania, United States

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game and a cast list of all the characters – plus details of how to buy the game.

No combat, no poison. No combat, no poison.

Our customers enjoying our Halloween Lies murder mystery game

These are the characters in Halloween Lies:

  • Ash d'Lessey – Award-winning director of The Vampire Detective.
  • Bernie Newman – Has come to Hollywood to become a movie star.
  • Bobby Treveeno – Entertainer of the old school.
  • Cass Dockery – Works for a small independent movie financier, but is looking to break into acting.
  • Charlie Henderson-Plum – Played Skipper Primley, The Vampire Detective's British villain.
  • CJ Vasquez – One of The Vampire Detective's co-producers.
  • Claude Janvier – Composer who recently wrote the music for Ash d'Lessey's Blood Red.
  • Detective Arden Chase – One of Hollywood's finest detectives.
  • Eddie Flax – One of Hollywood's many agents.
  • Evrim Meric – Bit-part actor with a minor role in The Vampire Detective.
  • Ghana Moon – Award-winning screenwriter of The Vampire Detective..
  • Hayden Vicars – Co-producer of The Vampire Detective and Tom Speed's friend.
  • Hunter Sharp – Independent film producer and director.
  • Jackie Simpson – Actor fired from The Vampire Detective before filming started.
  • Jam Lafayette – Owner of the Sacre Bleu! restaurant and TV celebrity chef.
  • Joss Dawson – In the business a long time, first as an actor and now as an agent.
  • Jules Milton – Manager of Spangles Hotel.
  • Les Tytan – Mesmerist whose clients have included Charlie Henderson-Plum and Mel Cutter.
  • Lou Egan – Respected Hollywood film director.
  • Luca Delmonico – Comes from a very wealthy family and recently appeared in the movie The Sound of Screams.
  • Max McNab – Bit-part actor struggling to get into the big time.
  • Mel Cutter – The author of 'Cutter's Comments', a notorious newspaper column in the Hollywood News.
  • Morgan Beech – Star of blockbuster movie The Vampire Detective.
  • Nat Rankin – Character actor who recently appeared in The Sound of Screams as a villain – as usual.
  • Pip Slater – One of Hollywood's many agents.
  • Ronnie Manfred – Character actor who often plays evil henchmen.
  • RT Markovitz – Press photographer for The Big Cheese, a newspaper.
  • Sam Cortinelli – One of The Vampire Detective's stunt doubles. Sam is rumored to have 'family' connections.
  • Shelly Wells – Owns TrixieCorp, a large corporation, but is now producing a movie.
  • Terry Ford – Character actor who played Hatch, a bodyguard, in The Vampire Detective.
  • Toy Shepherd – Comedian from the East Coast.
  • Val Taylor – Actor and producer, co-producer of The Vampire Detective..
The characters are all ungendered, so they can be played by any mix of guests as required.

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Halloween Lies is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

Halloween Lies is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Halloween Lies lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

"Halloween Lies was the BEST because all the characters had lots to do, were essential for the plot, intermingled and lots of subplots were happening at once."
A Customer, United States

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The players can form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and even try to make the best movie for next year. Along the way they may solve some of Halloween Lies's mysteries. What is the Post-Modern Freeform Movement up to? Who will get tickets to the charity ball? What really happened on the set of The Snow Beast? Which script will be made into a movie? And of course, how did Tom Speed die? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

Recommended for ages 12+

Extra characters

Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (Any)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Gwen Cortinelli – secretary and Sam Cortinelli's wife. (F)
    (by Jo Stinett)

Please note that we haven't always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.

IMPORTANT – if you've bought the game, you can download the files for these characters from the download page where you got your main game files. Contact us if you need the link and password to get back to that page.

Purchasing Halloween Lies

Halloween Lies costs US $49.99. You can buy it from anywhere in the world. The price will be converted back into your own currency for you, at today's exchange rate.

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"Thank you for a great site, fantastic games, good service and very quick reply. Keep up the good work." Ole Martin Brodwall, Norway

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