The Weekend Spend: Six (six six) spooky objects you can pick up for £50 or less

Damned (PC, £12)

This multiplayer game, available on Steam Early Access, puts up to four players in the shoes of a luckless victim in a horror story – with one player taking on the role of the monster that's hunting them.

The monster can switch between an invisible form, in which it can't harm or see the other players, and a corporeal body – which it can only maintain for a short time. It's basically an extended, spooky take on hide and seek – and it's set in randomly-generated maps, so you get a different experience every time you play.

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The Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Edition 3-disc Blu-ray (£30)

Forget the laughable Nicolas Cage remake – the original version of The Wicker Man is one of the most genuinely eerie horror films ever made. As stuffy, uptight policeman Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) investigates the disappearance of a young girl on the remote Summer Isle, he soon discovers that its pagan inhabitants are not all they seem.

To say any more would spoil it, but horror veteran Christopher Lee – who stars as Lord Summerisle – cites it as his favourite film out of all the ones he's worked on. And if you can't trust Dracula, who can you trust?

The film was chopped up by its distributors, but the new Blu-ray release uses material sourced from the Harvard University archive to restore it to its original (hand of) glory. Check out horror expert David Miller's overview of the film, and its impact, here.

Zombies!!! board game (£22)

Having a spooky night in? This classic board game is a no-brainer. It tasks you and up to four other players with surviving the zombie apocalypse and reaching the helipad (or killing 25 zombies); get caught by one of the shuffling undead and you're booted back to the starting square and lose half your zombie kills.

Once you reach the later stages of the game, you need to keep an eye on fellow survivors – betrayals are as commonplace as in a George Romero movie. Don't fancy faffing about with a physical board? You can also pick the game up as an iOS app.

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