Every year, the big names in horror wait expectantly for their invitations to the event of the season, Vincent Price’s “Dead Man’s Party.” This Halloween party is a veritable “Who’s Who” in the macabre field. Careers are made and broken by a single invitation, or the lack of one. These days, even being a gate crasher has become a status symbol unto itself.
For what person better characterizes Hollywood Horror than the campy Vincent Price? His Hollywood home itself resembles one of his movie sets, complete with wrought- iron fence and a crypt in the back yard. Once a year, he opens the gates to his eerie estate and greets his cohorts in creativity.
This event was originally run in a private home as a Halloween party. Since the setting is Vincent Price’s Halloween party at his Los Angeles home, it was fairly easy to set up the scenario. You don’t have to run at a private home, but it is a good idea to set up your function space to evoke the feeling of a house.
Original runtime was 8:00 p.m. - Midnight. Your mileage may vary. Because of the way the rules are written, you can always set “game time” as different from “real” time.