Mayhem at the Movies!

This week sees the release of the new blockbuster movie, “Birthday Girl!” starring Cameron Dietz.

Tonight, the star of the film, Cameron Dietz is holding a pre-release party and has invited cast, crew and selected film stars to join her for a private screening.In order to celebrate the launch, and in a bid to prompt further media coverage, Cameron plans to wear the necklace which was custom designed specifically for the film.

Tonight however, Cameron may have got more press coverage than she had hoped for, as the necklace has been stolen, and if the media were aghast at its original cost, then think of the outrage that will ensue at its sudden disappearance!

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 9 and older.

Criminal activities only.
No murder
No “love tangles”
Some hints of violence as one of the character’s parents are at threatened by thugs.
Difficult vocabulary for young children, but is content-suitable for younger children.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector CD / script


Instruction book


Decoration and recipe suggestions




Character name Labels


Invitation envelopes


2 reviews for Mayhem at the Movies!

  1. Happy Customer

    Dear Red Herring – we’d like to thank YOU for a splendid mystery party! Mayhem at the Movies was thoroughly enjoyed by ten sequined and bejeweled 10 & 11 year old girls celebrating my daughter’s 11th birthday last week. They hammed it up, complete with American accents, and had a royally good time! We dressed the room in white fairy lights, white roses and silver scatter stars. Your hints and tips really helped. I played the Inspector (when not serving canapes and pink sparkling grape juice!), and although I’m still recovering from the amount of noise ten girls in one room can make, it was a great experience all round. Given girls’ propensity to talk, three hours was just enough time to get through the scripts! Man-y thanks again and Happy Christmas!

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How it works:

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

Cameron Dietz – Actress
Pale, tall and strikingly attractive, Cameron has an innocent dress sense and a big heart.

Kate Wingsitt
 – Actress
A die hard romantic with long curly hair, Kate loves period dresses and pearls.

Gwyneth Paletoe – Actress
Slim, serious, and expensively dressed, Gwyneth loves full length gowns of any description.

Meg Lyin – Actress
Blond and ditzy, Meg has a cute figure and always wears clothes that show it off.

Jodie Loster – Actress
A girl of hidden depths, Jodie is enigmatic to the last and loves a classical style of attire.

Angelina Happy – Actress
Stylish and energetic, Angelina loves to work out and dresses to kill.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.