1001 Writing Prompts About Halloween

1001 Writing Prompts About Halloween

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Going trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins, entering spooky corn mazes, and taking scary hayrides are some of the most popular practices often associated with Halloween, but no tradition is more deep-rooted than telling scary stories. For many centuries now, people have been commemorating Hallow’s Eve by sitting around a campfire and sharing thrilling tales. 

Many writers use this time of the year to stock up on inspiration for their next novel or short story. If you want to join the fun, here are writing prompts about Halloween that should give you chills and get you to write some scary stories: 

  • A group of trick-or-treaters are chased by a seemingly deranged woman but are in fact playing a prank on said woman.
  • A man whose wife left him for a woman who believes in seances and the supernatural tells teenagers about something that happened while she was alive, ten years ago, on Halloween.
  • Shortly before and after Halloween, two boys go on a 9-day hike and are attacked by a creature living in the woods.
  • One writer has a dream that she is hiding in the attic from her husband, who keeps on walking in and out, and going upstairs first with the costume, then without. She flips between being asleep and escaping the attic. Upon waking, the writer realises she was dreaming and is relieved, yet can’t help but wonder, where did that woman’s terrible husband disappear to?
  • The reunion of an old gang of a small town’s high school takes place on Halloween. The gang’s leader and his former friends go through a series of traumatic events in the evening leading them to contemplate leaving the small town and start a new life.
  • A pirate discovers an island from an earlier age of exploration on Halloween. He immediately thinks of plundering it, as is his custom.
  • The spirit of someone who died on Halloween is manifesting as a black cat with red eyes.
  • The destruction of an abandoned mansion owned by an infamous cult leader on Halloween.
  • The actions of a killer during the night of Halloween will somehow summon a greater demon upon the town the following day.
  • The real world collides with a young woman’s Halloween costume photo in an eerie way.
  • A woman, who was sprayed the previous Halloween with a diy halloween morphsuit when a prank went wrong, spends Halloween healing the damages.
  • A child receives a Halloween card that says “I saw what you did”, but when they look at the door they see no one is there.
  • A girl pranks her boyfriend by making a video of herself pretending to stab someone, but when she posts it on YouTube she is accused of being a murderer.
  • A zombie film style couple is sitting in a leafy garden on a long summer day. The woman says that she wishes they still had Halloween.
  • A man sees an unknown person or creature attempting to jump from his window and then falls unconscious for three days.
  • A new teacher in a high school         congratulates a graduating senior, but finds that the teachers are keeping a secret from her.
  • A boy tells a ghost story, but he’s the only one who believes in it. He checks a mirror and has no reflection.
  • The only person who works in a morgue on Halloween wants to go trick-or-treating, but has his partner trick him into not leaving.
  • An accident victim looks back upon the moments leading up to her accident, and realizes where she went wrong and why it happened.
  • The ghosts of a woman’s abusive boyfriend haunting her on Halloween night to remind her of the abuse that he heaped on her.
  • Who’s the “real” person on your campus?
  • A babysitter has the paranoia that she is being stalked, and is sure that watching a horror movie on Halloween is not a good idea because it will make her fear for her safety greater than it already is.
  • A cult is located in the area of a slasher type movie.
  • What would matter most on Halloween when attacked by zombies?
  • A witch tells her ghost story to some children, making them commit evil things afterwards.
  • The nervous system of a corpse.
  • A high school student makes a false prank threat on Halloween.
  • A group of people have a Halloween themed dinner party, but just as everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, an argument breaks out which leaves everyone emotionally scarred.
  • One gigantic Halloween night. An old woman living a monotonous life on the night of Halloween gets a visit by a man living on the moon about a bewitching party on the moon.
  • A bully scares her victim into running home crying after she blames it on a girl with the ability to mess with people’s minds.
  • A construction worker is on a job on Halloween and gets called in to work before he’s ready because most of his co-workers are afraid of the holiday and punked out on it.
  • Serrated steel, leather, dried marrow mixed with blood. This is what nails sound like hitting a coffin.
  • A teen has an unpleasant run-in with several members of the animal kingdom on Halloween and then observes a terrible thing at the library.
  • Old people mistake an escaped chimpanzee being taught human ways for a vampire—especially after it kills a few people.
  • A child attempts to see their dead parents after their death on Halloween. An angel visits then to send them back into Heaven.
  • The citizens of New Falls City go out on Halloween, never to be seen again. They didn’t die – it was as if they’d been taken somewhere else.
  • A woman gets cheated on by her husband on Halloween
  • In this very colorful Halloween short story, something or someone is losing their color in a strange way. We are also shown that someone is cheating on a test at school.
  • The title character tells a story on Halloween out of spite for his wife who had previously made fun of him for being superstitious on that night. This requires him to reveal his secret.
  • A housewife abandons her chores to play games and watch scary movies on Halloween. Eventually, she steps outside.
  • A photo of a woman is uploaded to a social media account on Halloween with the number 666 on her T-shirt. In the comments, others claim it’s the work of Satan.
  • Artemisia princeps, California’s official state herb, likes to wander on Halloween and learns a lot about her town.
  • A kid is separated from the rest of the trick-or-treating group. He is lost and afraid to go home alone, when suddenly a strange thing walks out of the woods.
  • The son of a maid has a close relationship with his maid. His family forbids them from being close to each other. On Halloween, he plans to tell her his true feelings for her.
  • A girl is in a car accident with her friends on Halloween night. Afterwards she can only remember Halloween night in chunks and pieces.
  • A judgemental teenage girl who likes to feel superior to others is given the chance to peer into the future on Halloween and see what her life will look like when she gets older, and she soon regrets her decisions.
  • During the Halloween holiday, the imagination of a tormented woman with a tragic past comes to life.
  • A witch checks if the next door neighbor really is a witch or is just faking it.
  • Investigators uncover a brutal vampire serial killer in a years-old murder in their community.
  • A reflection on one’s self and what they plan to do on Halloween.
  • An online dating site CEO attempts to make Halloween exciting for the users of his site again.
  • A ghost makes a house haunted on Halloween.
  • A Halloween party takes a bad turn when guests at the party start behaving badly—perhaps they meet tricks, instead of treats.
  • “TV Horror Host of Your Choosing”
  • A man sees the same horror movie every Halloween night on the television. The next year, when he sees it again, he decides to change things.
  • Halloween is banned altogether because there is a series of accidents caused by children wanting to play pranks on others for Halloween.
  • A tour of the houses of famous horror writers, e.g., Poe and Lovecraft, accompanied by one of their characters. Maybe they are lost and seek directions.
  • A 10-year-old struggles with a bunch of monsters in his mind on Halloween
  • A group of people get together to tell ghost stories on Halloween. The one telling the that is not a member of the group pulls a prank as soon as a scary story is told.
  • Carnation with his new found octapeptide serum eggs the, original 8, agents into carrying out tasks that he can videotape so he can post them on the internet and give the illusion to ChiMelt that the octapeptide serum is making him more credible. Baby Intelligence is very intrigued by Carnation and is trying to become his friend. Carnation has only one way to keep her away, and that is with a non-traditional dating toast. Before making the toast, Carnation secretly added a high amount of octapeptide serum into a serving of butterscotch ripple ice cream which he offered to Baby Intelligence. She eats it and immediately begins to feel worse than she ever has before. She is frozen in her tracks and the room around her begins to explode with flashing lights and intense heat.
  • A girl learns to enjoy life after getting plastic surgery that changes her into a monster.
  • While trick or treating a group of friends run into the home of the escaped maniac that is in the news. They accidentally spray him with cold water.
  • A failed writer makes a new friend on Halloween who asks him to tell a story.
  • This cop is the only human detective in his precinct. His partner is a robot nicknamed Charley — so named for the cop who was killed while working alone at the precinct. Charley is malfunctioning and begins to see all living creatures as “ghosts”.
  • People believe that household pets are possessed by demons.
  • A beautiful model goes to a Halloween party, but when living corpses enter, she must fight for her life. She makes it through, but then one of the zombies falls in love with her. The couple are depicted side-by-side like Snow White and Prince Charming.
  • The signs of the witching hour inch closer to midnight and slowly wreck havoc.
  • An Archaeologist uncovers the ruins of a foreign land. She translates a large piece of writing on the floor.
  • Call a friend and tell him/her a scary story over the phone as they walk to work or while they get ready for another big night of partying.
  • A teenager tells his friend a creepy yet hilarious story about a cemetery he once visited on Halloween.
  • A car runs out gas in the midst of a graveyard on Halloween. The driver gets out to repair the engine as a zombie begins oozing out of one of the graves.
  • A man and his former friend, with whom he has not spoken to in years, have a beer together at a bar.
  • An alternative heroic character is introduced during Halloween night.
  • A man terrorizes a bookstore clerk on Halloween by coming in wearing a Mask from the year before
  • The dead appear outside of a man’s house on Halloween night. After he opens his door, he tries to shut them out – but they won’t go away.
  • A teenager takes his date to his lighthouse, which he inherited, after trick-or-treating on Halloween
  • How damaging can a rumor spread on Halloween?
  • You, the main character, get a trick-or-treat invitation from your childhood best friend. You, however, have no memory of the girl’s face. She invites you to meet up at the same tower you met at as kids.
  • Enter copy to give your student practice creating fun ghouls and ghosts.
  • Gangsters celebrate Halloween at a club they operate.
  • A scared and lonely animal on Halloween convinces itself that an inanimate object is alive.
  • A man comes to your house on Halloween, claiming to be your grandfather’s fellow soldier in the Pacific Campaign during the Second World War.
  • A group of people don’t know that their Halloween decorations come to life after midnight.
  • A high school staffer does a cleaning the week before Halloween, and she watches a spider following her path, building a strange web in her room.
  • A girl, whose mother was a witch, finds her mother’s spellbook and recreates a Halloween tradition that she did not know about. She is unwillingly successful
  • A Halloween party ends up with murders.
  • A change in happening on Thanksgiving affects the Christmas holiday.
  • A witch finds herself unable to fly after Halloween.
  • A man in a costume takes photographs of people wearing costumes and than hunt down those who pose for them
  • A group of college students asks their replacements to come trick-or-treating with them on Halloween.
  • A puzzle that will kill you if you solve it on Halloween
  • ET phone home.
  • The people of an isolated island of humans are doomed to face destruction by zombies. But man was fine until all the island’s men were bitten and turned on the night of Halloween!
  • A group of teenagers have so convinced the internet that they have committed a terrible crime that it ensues an actual FBI investigation.
  • A man supports his family by purchasing human teeth on Halloween and making dentures
  • Nurses in a local hospital escape from reality and create an alter-ego and terrorize the city.
  • Murders happening every year on Halloween.
  • A woman tricks her abusive stepfather into eating his guts.
  • A man plans for this to be the best Halloween ever, by finally completing his costume. But things don’t go as planned.
  • A TV crew discovers chilling and frightening events just outside an abandoned asylum, and brings back some very strange footage with them.
  • A man is waiting in a cemetery before Halloween. When he leaves later, a spirit follows after him.
  • A paranormal investigator meets a ghost on Halloween and it turns out to be a good experience… for the ghost.
  • One Halloween night, a group of friends went to a Halloween party. As they came out of the party, they ran into a couple people sharing a smoke break, who finished their cigarette and walked off. When one of the members gets home, he finds out the story behind this couple.
  • An old woman offers candy to trick-or-treaters by saying that she used to be really beautiful in her youth. When she reveals what she looks like now, her hand comes off.
  • What was the scariest moment of your life? Why were you afraid?
  • A news anchor finds herself being haunted by last year’s news on Halloween.
  • Over the years, people become convinced that they’ve seen a ghostly little boy on Halloween night saying that the spirit is angry with them for some reason.
  • A man murdering in a costume and switching outfits later to leave without detection.
  • Spells from the underworld.
  • Halloween in the city is a string of sordid events that culminate in a weaponization of dark magic.
  • A group of teens go trick-or-treating, but the individuals they meet outside their homes are not happy at all. The next day, they’re found dead.
  • Yoongi is the runt of the litter. He longs to be big and strong just like his brother. One Halloween, he goes all out to impress his other siblings, but even then he still fails. With all hope lost, Yoongi ends up becoming…
  • A family plans a Halloween party, but they have to fight off three strangers, who mysteriously appear in their home.
  • A man takes his little sister out trick-or-treating and into a local haunted hayride. Hidden in the hay, he sees faces that he doesn’t recognize.
  • A woman is reading a scary story to her brother while her parents are away, but then ends up reading it alone when her brother falls asleep.
  • A drunk girl is told by her friends to come up with a Halloween costume idea. She spends all day searching for the ideal costume, only to realize in a sober moment that all she really wants to wear is her own, slightly revealing, ordinary t-shirt. She invites her friends over for that fateful Halloween night.
  • Words written with a magic marker on a bathroom mirror reveal eerie things.
  • A child wakes up to calling themselves by a different name than their own on Halloween. Someone they don’t know keeps appearing in their window if they aren’t dressed up.
  • A child is given the job of “adult watching” on Halloween night, and must stay up and be prepared for anything. The only adult left in the house saw the child and chastised them for not getting to bed, but the child insists that they need to watch for adults that come to take them away.
  • The spirit of an ex refuses to let his ex live a new life, upsetting her husband.
  • A disabled person wants to be capable like society expects him or her to be.
  • A very sick old man, who fought in many battles and killed many people in war, tries to figure out how he should spend his last Halloween.
  • A teenager is out late on Halloween trick or treating and hears the howls of a werewolf or the bumping of a ‘zombie’ in the woods.
  • A monster helps his master create a potion to help him do magic on Halloween.
  • With the festivities of Halloween around the corner, the line is drawn on who is your coven.
  • The work of a great author becomes altered after a critique group on Halloween
  • All school football games are cancelled on Halloween
  • One year when Halloween fell on the night of a full moon, strange monsters attacked a preteen on Halloween.
  • On Halloween, in order to show their fearlessness, irresponsibility and their refusal to accept the concept of ghosts, students decide to prank all the others. It will cost them a lot.
  • A weird high school dance where all the furniture is missing, except for one chair.
  • A child’s Halloween party ends in a horrible accident.
  • A toy robot, that was meant as a gift for a little girl, was abandoned in a pile of trash and taken out by the same young girl the night of Halloween. This has horrifying consequences.
  • ABCDE is about a blackout nearby and the chaos that results during it.
  • What it means to be punk on Halloween
  • There is an old wive’s tale about a creature that some specific people might turn into after Halloween. An author researches the myth, and finds out its truth.
  • A guy on Halloween at a dress up party meets a girl that fits out of the ordinary skeleton costume. He starts to develop an attraction to her. They hit it off and he convinces her to meet her out with the rest of the partygoers. She ultimately vanishes, and he realizes that the costume she’d worn had been human bones.
  • A young child is afraid to go trick-or-treating dressed as a witch, but his grandma convinces him that fear is not what he should be afraid of on October 31st.
  • A police officer is driving home late on Halloween night. On the road, the officer is surrounded by the ghost of a woman looking for her missing child. The officer reluctantly helps her.
  • A group of teenagers spend Halloween night telling stories, each more terrifying as the night goes on.
  • At midnight on Halloween night, a group of teens in a van are terrorized by the neighbor next to their homes.
  • A victim of a prank years ago decides to play his own prank on Halloween.
  • When people come home from a Halloween party, the group they had attended mysteriously disappears.
  • The cameraman filming a live report about haunted houses from inside a haunted house suffers a freak accident. Another personality takes over for him and makes the report hilarious.
  • An isolated farmhouse on Halloween.
  • Bought a basket full of chocolate. 3 years later, some of them have gone old & the smell in my house is nasty
  • Coffee and Donuts
  • An urban legend about a devil-worshipping child is explored.
  • An animal goes around on Halloween gathering candy for its master.
  • The past mistakes of a witch haunt her—because it is Halloween night of the year where she became a witch.
  • The death of a teenager is shrouded in mystery on Halloween.
  • A horror writer watches a gory movie and can’t think of any new idea for his next piece. He considers going to a cemetery to get inspiration, however a thunderstorm suddenly brews up. Will he get his inspiration from the storm, or is the storm a sign that tells him to come up with something different?
  • A tourist treks through a forest in Maine on Halloween and encounters a spirit.
  • A family, whose child has died, encounters the ghost of a dead child on Halloween.
  • A group of educators spend the day getting Halloween decorations for their school. They head home via different means, but they soon figure out that something is strange when they get in their cars.
  • A scientist struggles to contact the residents in a small town in Japan the night before Halloween, only for the town to be destroyed the next day.
  • The curse of ‘Bloody Mary’
  • A group of teenagers troll people dressed up as Halloween decorations in a shopping mall, taking photos and videos of them, before moving on to the next trick or treating location.
  • Jilted festival-goers team up to enact revenge on an individual who dumped them.
  • Blind dates and poorly drawn signs.
  • A Halloween party night turns into a zombie infestation because of a pharmaceutical test on frisbees.
  • A family invades an old cemetery at night. An annoyed ghost then comes out and keeps the poltergeist in the family to leave.
  • A child is afraid to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween because other kids are teasing her.
  • Four college students at a Halloween party are stalked by a man in a surgical mask.
  • A man becomes obsessed with a girl he lives next to, and becomes convinced that the girl is going to murder him on Halloween.
  • The death of a loved one’s best friend on Halloween leads them to conduct a seance.
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  • A boy brings a book about Halloween to read with his mother in the weeks leading up to it.
  • A man working for the Dept of Motor Vehicles discovers the identity of one of his DMV customers is a murderer.
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  • The night before Halloween, a little girl hears a scary story about the Boogeyman who seeks revenge on behalf of the evildoers.
  • A trio of girlfriends make plans for Halloween against the wishes of the first girlfriend’s family. They get into a fight. The family finally finds out what the friends are going to do on Halloween and a compromise is made.
  • A guy tries to make it through his girlfriend’s house on Halloween in one piece
  • A mother has a guilty feeling about something that happened to her family that she didn’t realize was guilt at the time. She sees a movie about it during Halloween that brings back the memories.
  • The house next door to a bullying couple is haunted by a grim spirit.
  • There’s another Hole in the Ground on the beach one Halloween. The one left by the first one.
  • A pumpkin that can talk on Halloween morning.
  • A housewife is worried about her husband who ruins badly all his costumes he makes for the children he takes care of as a babysitter
  • A man’s ghost, rendered unable to communicate with the living in any way, throws a Halloween party at his home when he knows they aren’t going to be there.
  • –Credit to Livejournal for these prompts
  • Besides ghosts in the popular holiday of Halloween, there are also demons and goblins, vampires, and werewolves, which make for spooky tales. For example,
  • A boy ghost recalls a story of how he died on Halloween to a girl he has a crush on
  • Spells of the Raven Brings Misfortune to Those Existing on Halloween Night
  • A lonely, unlucky lady dies on Halloween and haunts forth on that festive night.
  • A city slumbered. There was life, but no movement. There were lights, but they were pale and hollow. Her heart was a trickster, sliding from her chest and lumbering over the moonless sky with its fist full.
  • The dark history of a certain haunted house on Halloween.
  • Lord Byron is cursed by a doomed witch to walk the earth on Halloween and kill a person.
  • A man goes to take a whale shark’s fin and sees a horrible look in the eye of the whale shark.
  • A game master hosts a Halloween party in his own house that ends in chaos.
  • Stewed kidneys served with unleavened bread is about as gory as it gets on Moon Jesus Day.
  • A woman is forced by circumstance to stay with her husband’s family and his odd sisters on Halloween night when her car breaks down. Things don’t go well.
  • A mother takes her child trick-or-treating, only to become scared after encountering more and more dead bodies.
  • A girl uploads a video of her lip-syncing to another girl’s song. The lip-sync was meant for her crush, but when her crush asks about it she refuses to say who is in the video.
  • A student’s collection of Halloween decorations catches fire, leading to the local Fire Department attending a party.
  • Soldiers are taught how to detect and deal with grusames in the middle ages.
  • Book club novels are judging books by their covers.
  • A girl joins a Halloween costume contest though she does not like to dress up. Things go terribly wrong at the party, putting her to solve a mystery.
  • A girl’s dog disappears in a cemetery on Halloween.
  • A man is out trying to save a dying cat, when a man with a knife offers to help. The masked man may not be who he seems. A storm rolls in and everything goes dark.
  • The scariest cat ever is born on Halloween due to a scientific experiment gone wrong.
  • A group of teenagers are having a Halloween party. A man goes upstairs to have sexual intercourse with the fat, ugly woman he is dating. While he’s away, the teenagers become members of a satanic cult and seal the door.
  • A holiday spirit has been causing mischief for years. One night, it decides to terrorize the city the protagonist lives in, after years of being very docile.
  • Going trick or treating on Halloween only to get lost in the neighbourhood.
  • The return of a former partner and how a present individual handles it.
  • A young gay boy out in a town for Halloween brings a date only to find out that they are not treated very well due to his orientation.
  • Decomposing animals causes power outages on Halloween.
  • A man and his son break into a Halloween party on the wrong day, and they go on to create mayhem.
  • A group of people turn to black magic to stop their new neighbor from moving into his house.
  • The government recruits people to help with an experiment to remove the soul from a person. A young girl gets involved.
  • A girl praying at a tombstone prays to the wrong bones
  • A couple, captured by a kidnapper on Halloween night, try to come up with a plan to escape.
  • The denizens of a small town all dress up as each other in an attempt to confuse the Devil on Halloween.
  • A list of Halloween traditions around the world.
  • A man is in a hotel room, watching pornography. He sees a ghost reflecting in the mirror. The ghost begins attacking him.
  • A babysitter tries to help a child go to sleep on Halloween night, but tells ghost stories every half hour lull them to sleep.
  • A man kidnaps a young woman on Halloween and does some horrific things to her, but she becomes a monster instead.
  • A group of terrorists named “Costume Kids” target stores selling costumes on Halloween, killing anyone they encounter.
  • How one’s neighbors have a party on Halloween to scare the narrator.
  • Jen watches Jack on Halloween
  • A boy asks a girl out on Halloween and she declines his offer. Frustrated, he comes back to the secret identity of a superhero, but she treats him the same as she did before even when she realizes that it’s him.
  • The last man on Earth revisits scenes from a Halloween party he went to the year before.
  • A child whose parents were killed on Halloween seeks revenge on the killers.
  • Spooky stories on a camping trip on Halloween.
  • A teenager sees ghosts on Halloween walking down the street in an old neighborhood.
  • The kids at a school stay up all night in order to receive a small reward. However the next day, they find out that something really bad may have happened.
  • A soldier returns home on Halloween, having been the worst seen in the war. His family try to cling onto their lives, particularly his teenage daughter who is determined to go out trick-or-treating despite everyone’s attempts to stop her.
  • A writer gets inspired by “The Tell-Tale Heart” story and decides to tell it in a just slightly different setting. When he begins to write it, however, he struggles to choose the perfect name for the main character and he keeps changing it.
  • Just before Halloween, a teenage boy decides to prank his friends by pitching a fake film idea about a killer living inside his house. It gets out of hand.
  • Sculpture-making on Halloween is much more disastrous than any other day of the year.
  • A butcher and a cobbler go to an angry witch on Halloween to borrow her magic knife and shoe, saying that the butcher’s wife and the cobbler’s wife are having an affair and they’ll use the knife and shoe to frame the “adulteress” by planting them in the women’s apartments so their husbands will catch them with the evidences against them.
  • A man is horrified to receive a letter from an old flame telling him there’s no reason for him to come back.
  • One last scare. Timid horror fan gets the chance to battle a living monster.
  • Redecorating the death room on Halloween
  • The lost soul of a cake decorator looking for a customer she has lost touch with.
  • A writer finds a doppelganger at an apartment building and begins experiencing her life as well.
  • Bikers are out riding to shoot fireworks in cars until a creepy old man asks not to do this. They give a shrug and continue but when they try to ride off, their motorcycles don’t start. A hand comes out of the bottom of the stairs and then creepy, rave-style music begins to play. Except the music plays whenever someone is around.
  • The whole comic takes place on Halloween and the events can be recapitulated down the timeline.
  • Dealing with the remains of a murdered loved one is made disturbing by the date.
  • A girl dons a disguise for a costume party. She spends the entire night as a completely different person. When she takes off the disguise, she finds true love right beneath her nose.
  • Someone is writing a paper on Gene Wolfe’s book Shadow & Claw, and goes totally nuts trying to make out the pieces of a puzzle.
  • Pepe, a goblin with his more mischievous side exposed by the wan light of Halloween, scares away a woman outside her second-story bedroom window and mugs her. He doesn’t realize she has died from fright and is in fact trying to catch up on sleep after being awake all night doing work on a costume for a party the next day.
  • A kid is afraid of a costume, so their parents buy it for them, only to change their mind when the doll has a Halloween costume contest for the kids. The kid placed second and had to take the costume home. The parents then take the kids out trick or treating, only to encounter the kid dressed up again, attacking and even eating some kids. They discover that the costume has come to life and is a monster.
  • A man walks into an unmarked warehouse. Inside, he finds hundreds of corpses of children locked in cages.
  • A girl walks alone down a dark alley on Halloween, and crosses paths with a witch.
  • A recording of a murder of from long ago plays on Halloween night.
  • Archaic rural tradition of a monster hunt with the help of one or more human victims on Halloween
  • One Halloween, villagers who live near a haunted wood go into the forest to kill whatever is there, and never return. The village’s elder, in the days leading to Halloween, tells a group of teenagers some urban legends about the woods, then sends them in, never to be seen again.
  • A man returns to his old home in the country on Halloween night and finds that his wife has died. Several scenes before the reveal that the man has a skull gun.
  • The spirit of Halloween party game
  • A masquerade ball haunts a couple on Halloween.
  • An adulterous couple plan to murder their spouses so they can be a couple. On Halloween, they see what they believe to be the ghosts of pirates on Zeelandia beach. They drive home hurriedly and that night, they find thugs burglarizing their houses.
  • A photographer spends a year trying to photograph a famous ghost, only for it to vanish, right before his eyes. He thinks that this story is the only evidence he needs to claim his fame and fortune, but then he discovers that the ghost has already been rapped.
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  • A serial killer gets a thrill out of solving ‘haunted house’ puzzles to find the keys to win prizes.
  • A mom and kid go trick or treating. They knock on a house and a voice says, “Yes?” They say, “SURPRISE!” Someone inside then screams very loudly.
  • A group of children try to scare one another on Halloween who are no longer their innocent selves but intend to be evil
  • A teen and his new girlfriend are terrified over the reports of a deranged murderer when they decide to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  • A video projected on Halloween night against an old house about its history — and then the truth.
  • Ouija boards would be a good excuse to explore the illusions and truth about life and death
  • A woman discovers a skull in her apartment and thinks she knows who it is. A mother accidentally made her daughter a witch, and put a curse on her. Each year, on Halloween, a ghost comes to bring her daughter back.
  • A group of teenagers describe the Halloween prank where they put a morbid relic in a plastic pumpkin and call 911 claiming there was a corpse in someone’s house.
  • Someone disappears around Halloween and a police investigation begins. Every member of the family recalls vague details of the night, as if there were a lot of other faces in the background.
  • The two slasher films “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th” both come to life and dance with each other to “Over the Rainbow”.
  • A group of people answer a cryptic viral video teaser for a horror movie starring Steve Buscemi.
  • A man picking out a costume for Halloween kills his girlfriend while having an argument, but her body isn’t discovered for 5 days afterward, leading to a change in his personality.
  • The Beatles’ TV appearance on Halloween 1969
  • Bodysliding – a character gets stuck in his slide and travels to worlds he wouldn’t usually visit.
  • The story of Jack-O-Lantern candles, carved from real pumpkins.
  • A child wearing a Zombie costume is traumatized to find out that one of the caveman-like masks he has as part of his costume is really a realistic looking caveman skull.
  • A zombie has flashbacks of Halloween.
  • A ghost dances with its belle in an abandoned building on Halloween. At midnight, when the food offering is consumed, he takes her away with him.
  • An arrogant guy gets stranded by his driver on a dark night.
  • A writer doesn’t want to work, instead he’s enjoying Halloween. Then he runs into a wacky situation in which he writes for fun and eats candy, thinking that he’ll write the story next year.
  • Shade accidentally unlocks forbidden knowledge on Halloween
  • A nurse lives alone. Her only companion is her stuffed black cat.  Thursday night is Internet date night.  It turns out that she really likes talking to the man on the other side of the screen.  But in reality, he finds her repulsive.  But in fact…
  • Alice has a dark secret. Halloween is also when she consistently begins certain events that frequently dampen her mood.
  • A shoe store worker sees a ghost while out on Halloween night.
  • A murderer disguises herself as a member of the costume company that develops her outfits in order to sneak in unnoticed.
  • A woman wakes up on Halloween morning to find that everyone in her household has vanished.
  • A person remembers the Halloween party that went terribly wrong. When the storyteller coughed, spiders poured out and jumped onto other teenagers’ faces.
  • Vampires dominate a strip mall on Halloween night.
  • Another man returns to his childhood home on Halloween and this time something is waiting.
  • An army private has things horrible happen on the day of Halloween every year that she tries to keep secret. An officer with a sick sense of humor decides he will help her have a worse one of these years.
  • A brother and sister disobey their mother’s order that they take turns leading trick-or-treaters to the basement to get candy, and now the basement is overrun.
  • A small group of friends go around playing pranks on Halloween, and what happens as a result of it.
  • A depressed girl decides to scare herself on Halloween so that she feels something.
  • What are your favorite or least-favorite Halloween writing prompts?
  • A group of pumpkins, potted in the backwoods, is used to feed a cannibalistic cult.
  • List as many examples of costumes that you can and think about the part of your Halloween related memories that they revolve around.
  • A woman making Halloween decorations with her daughter finds out that she has gained powers from being dead for three days.
  • A paranormal investigator goes to investigate a haunted house on Halloween. She accuses the owners, who are in costume, unaware that the house actually is haunted and the people she meets are living the roles
  • What happens when a costume shop is opened near a graveyard?
  • A star basketball player confronts her gay identity during a Halloween party she attends.
  • A journalist’s daughter goes missing on Halloween. As she attempts to find her, reality begins to merge with reality.
  • The story behind the Bloody Mary legend
  • An Asian girl with the surname Chun is tormented by a group of racists as she goes back to her family homeland in the States on a school trip on Halloween
  • A person has to examine their relationship with death when they are told they are going to die.
  • A veteran cop investigates a missing person’s case involving a known prostitute on Halloween. The missing person was also a suspect of six murders in the area.
  • A college student thinks it’s Halloween and his roommates don’t want him to know.
  • A woman whose child went missing on a haunted trail shares a video online of herself confronting the teenager who survived the events of the trail
  • A bunch of teenagers disobey their parents by going down to the town cemetery to have a party on Halloween.
  • A family stays home on Halloween because their daughter was turned into a vampire by the bite of a trusted cat
  • The ghost of a mother haunts a young family when she acknowledges their existence on Halloween.
  • A wife kidnaps her husband and keeps him prisoner for a year on Halloween until he finally escapes. Only then, a detective learns that there’s no record of where the husband has been. The detective investigates, but finds nothing.
  • This is one of my personal favorite prompts. Place yourself in a normal situation. A person or thing somewhere nearby is a monster or a ghost in disguise. If you figure it out or it is revealed, you cannot react. You have to keep up the charade for as long as possible. If you break character, you die.
  • A prankster accidentally unleashes metaphysical horrors on Halloween.
  • A family of monsters ask for help from a teen.
  • A woman buys a used edition of a popular novel and reads and realizes that the book was once owned by a serial killer.
  • People trick-or-treating not see a very ugly child on Halloween
  • The devil rises from the ground on Halloween.
  • A woman spends Halloween watching over her neighborhood in the hopes that she’ll see a ghost.
  • A group of scientists dig up a female corpse in a cemetery that is waiting for it’s lover to come restore her life force by being placed on her chest on Halloween.
  • A group of teenagers find an old doll house in a home improvement store. They trick one of their friends into thinking the doll house is real. The night of Halloween, strange things begin happening around the house
  • Someone dressed as a fictional character on Halloween and adopts their characteristics.
  • They go through the same door on Halloween every year.
  • An individual investigates a murder case in Ghost Form.
  • A necrophiliac observes Halloween a certain way.
  • A stranger sits down next to the main character on a bench on Halloween night, corners them, and forces the character to keep their gaze at one place.
  • Someone is being murdered in a closed room. Day after day, you hear about details of whether he survives or dies, but you do not ever find out his identity.
  • Midnight at the town dump full of dead citizens
  • A shop owner meets his ghoulish counterpart and it leads to the shop’s demise.
  • A car ride involving an old woman, a teenage girl who has been dared to see what the inside of a cemetery looks like, and a young boy who thinks he hears someone who is dead asking to be buried again.
  • A man who makes his living as a farmer is visited on Halloween night by an old man dressed in green. Now, he has to make a decision.
  • A shy “nice” guy manipulates his nerd friends into cheating on a Halloween scavenger hunt.
  • A broken-hearted con artist plans her biggest scam yet on Halloween.
  • On Halloween, a troubled teenager tells his mental condition is caused by a monster that he has been drawing ever since his childhood.
  • A cashier at a convenience store sees the same woman come in regularly and buy sweets. The cashier approaches her once to ask why she always buys those particular candies, but the woman simply looks blankly back in response.
  • A Halloween party taken too far, even for the participants.
  • A woman hears a tune playing in her head over and over again on Halloween. It’s not really a song. There’s no lyrics. Only three notes. She got it after attending a Halloween party one year. She thinks something horrible happened while she was there.
  • A woman hears the voice of her dead uncle inside her house, scaring her.
  • A magician takes the stage with his magic lantern, revealing two people in the audience of a theater that are thought to be dead, triggering a series of paranormal events.
  • An encounter with an unconventional parent on Halloween
  • Any stories about unexpected visitors on Halloween night.
  • An old woman goes into a convenience store but then leaves her basket and all her belongings behind as she walks out the door.
  • A family is on vacation on Halloween night. Their vehicle runs out of gasoline, so they enter an old abandoned gas station to look for some. Halloween decorations keep them from finding any and it haunts them.
  • A couple’s Halloween party is interrupted when everyone vomits yellow ooze.
  • The members of a high school’s male cheer-leading team suggests they meet off-campus to practice during the period before Halloween. When one of them goes missing, the rest of the football players search for him.
  • All the lights in a town go out on Halloween.
  • A boy loved pumpkin carving so much that he became obsessed with it, kept carving pumpkins even when he was old enough to carve real, living things, and ended up carving a pumpkin that looked enough like a real person that it moved and grew angry, trying to kill him.
  • A man has the ability to see ghosts and uses this ability on Halloween to figure out exactly who is spying on his family.
  • The ghosts of pets murdered on Halloween past revisit their murderer
  • A small number of people attended a Halloween party. Without giving much of a reason to matter at first, they begin to tell each other homemade horror stories. Each story is increasingly scary, however all seem made-up. After the party, most of the people who were there begin having recurring nightmares until eventually people start to disappear or die. Each protagonist must survive the monster or monster in their mind.
  • A guy is obsessed with putting on cheesy masks and costumes and people think the masks are too spooky to wear.
  • A police detective is searching for a serial killer on Halloween. Tips are flooding in, but the killer morphs his voice every Halloween night so that the tips end up nowhere
  • David, who is obsessed with Halloween, refuses to end his relationship with Lee who works at a pet cemetery. That night Lee’s brother dies of flesh-rotting athlete’s foot. So they can be together, Lee digs up her brother’s body.
  • A nerd gets bullied and his parents give him a diary and suggest that by writing out it will help him release his negative emotions. It takes on a life of its own.
  • A homeless man rips pages out of a book and tells people “they’re real!”.
  • A group of preteens are on Halloween celebrating when an outsider shows up.
  • One day in the lives of two people who work on Halloween for a living. It’s a long road to the exit door from the supermarket, and then they get chewed out by the boss.
  • The entire town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado is emptied when people start to believe a local urban legend about a baby who crawled out of an open grave after twenty years.
  • Something spooks two criminals who break into a house during Halloween.
  • See if you know about the real history of Jack-o’-lanterns. Watch a video about them!
  • A girl can’t decide on a costume for Halloween so asks for help on social media. Things take a sinister turn.
  • The following are book pages: books begin and end on the page shown on the English and Spanish Wikiversals.
  • A subway rider asks another how he is. He claims he just killed someone at home in order to see how the rider would react.
  • A woman commits suicide on Halloween. Her ghost haunts her family every Halloween night.
  • Midnight on Halloween has a dark secret.
  • A guy is trying out to be a batter for a baseball team. On Halloween he gets a curveball. He throws a perfect strike after that.
  • A Halloween party goes awry.
  • A loner can see ghosts. On Halloween, he investigates a paranormal incident.
  • The modern interpretation of Hansel and Gretel has grown gory.
  • A man who goes to a bar on Halloween following a traumatic event in his life.
  • Jenni is getting ready for her first Halloween trick or treat with her roommate, who also just moved in with her ex-boyfriend for the sake of his old cat, Pumpkin. Additionally, secrets begin to surface that affect each person.
  • A woman learns that milk drinkers are not allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween
  • What if vampires ruled the world?
  • The “old lady” who collects five candy bars every year on Halloween dies, and all the children stand in solemn line with their candies. But then they begin to wonder who will replace her. Time lapse shots show the cemetery buried under candy bars.
  • A high schooler tries to contact her dead brother on Halloween. She gets more than what she bargained for.
  • Commit a crime and try to avoid being discovered on Halloween
  • Jar of organs.
  • This is my longest prompt list yet. Thank you for reading. If you liked it, comment down below! If you have your own, post it down below and I’ll publish a couple of them on my next prompt list.
  • A goblin steals television signals by stealing coaxial cables.
  • A stand-alone novel or short story has the full text of this article inexplicably within the story.
  • Two best friends on Halloween discover something in the old lake, a recent dumping ground, and start experiencing strange events.
  • She and her friends OD on MDMA when out at the spooky house on Halloween night.
  • The underworld is on the loose on Halloween, and comes out to wreak havoc on the living.
  • Falling asleep on Halloween, a little girl falls through a door in her room and ends up in a world where Halloween was never banned.
  • The captain of a sinking ship boards a lifeboat full of the ship’s wreckage, accompanied by a merman and seductress vampire.
  • An innocent and hearty clown on Halloween commits a crime. Just kidding, he’s actually the worst.
  • A high school student goes trick or treating with his grandmother. She encourages him to try out for a senior role in a performance of the play “A Christmas Carol, ” which is being performed that night. However, witches steal the stars in the sky on Halloween, ruining the performance.
  • A teenager feels like her dead twin sister is the one telling her what costume to wear on Halloween.
  • Harry Potter is seen among other young schools walking to a Halloween Ball. But It seems that Lily Potter is paying a lot of attention to James Potter that distracts her from the children
  • She is supposed to protect him. The boy has an ill-fate. He falls in love with the witch of the village. Then, people just disappear.
  • Some kids go trick-or-treating on Halloween night, but have a difficult time getting enough candy.
  • A spooky story told through dialogue.
  • The annual neighborhood kids’ Halloween party that the main character wishes to attend. But he feels there’s something ominous about his parents’ behavior at the same time.
  • A woman who’s been caught on CCTV murdering a man with a sword at a Halloween party in the previous year and goes to great lengths to convince everyone she’s innocent.
  • A group of teens goes on a wild ride after being dared to do something. They all get lost and separated.
  • A serial killer tries to frame someone else for his crimes on Halloween.
  • A man and a woman spend Halloween at an inn. The landlady of the inn promises the man that he will see a ghost in exchange for spending the night. However, once it gets late, it seems more and more like it was a bad idea.
  • From the view of a man as he is hit with misfortune throughout a Halloween party.
  • The experience of a man who was able to record messages from the dead.
  • A girl makes her trick-or-treating rounds, encountering a vampire who asks her to be his Queen and a masked serial killer.
  • Some kids plan an elaborate prank on Halloween, but when things go wrong, they realize their prank is a lot more sinister than they intended.
  • How would a Halloween Jack-o’-lantern travel?
  • A new school teacher becomes terrorized by a childish virus that infects the entire faculty.
  • A girl is haunted by the memory of a song she was forced to sing by a mysterious audience in her childhood home on Halloween.
  • A woman is kidnapped on Halloween and spends the next month locked in a crude wooden cellar and encounters a witch living in the forest close to where she was kept prisoner. Help appears to be on the way for her.
  • An intoxicated cop loses his body cam footage after getting into a fight over a costume. The body cam is confiscated by his superiors. A renowned journalist attempts to find out what’s on the footage.
  • Unable to have kids, a couple goes out on Halloween to trick or treat and in a twist of fate, they find themselves having to deal with a very real life-or-death situation with a child who’s lost in the woods.
  • Another gothic tale of a dead ancestor who haunts the protagonist with warnings about the evils in the living
  • The trials of a woman who decides to dress up as a man to see how people act around her on Halloween. She discovers that they’re not what they seem.
  • A video from Halloween night, shot by a person who died in a car accident the same night.
  • An online message board known as the Grim Thread is ruled over by Pagan Gods and their living, dead, and undead representatives that converge to rule, judge, and execute anyone who commits a crime that goes against their law, which is based on a prophecy.
  • A girl gets the wrong toy on Halloween. She spends the rest of the film trying to get the right toy to complete her life.
  • A protagonist is suffering from a hallucination where everyone and everything they interact with has two sets of eyes. They attempt to drive themselves to madness, but they meet a strange being which understands their situation
  • A successful business woman puts on a witch outfit for Halloween and hangs out at the cemetery, where she runs into a genealogist doing research on the descendants of a dead man.
  • The Wicked stepmother in ‘Snow White’ is trying to torture Snow White one day before Halloween by placing roses laced with poison bush in her room.
  • Shakespeare composes a sonnet about a vision he sees on Halloween.
  • A ghost investigates the story of how they ended up a ghost.
  • A young woman inherits an old farmhouse. She discovers that there are five other people living there – exactly as many people as there were living in the house on Halloween.
  • A letter writer wishes for Halloween.
  • Married people have dinner with a neighbor couple every year on Halloween, representing four states, each of which are haunted by a completely different monster. The husband eventually joins the monster lineup.
  • A fat guy awkwardly tries to ask a girl on a date on Halloween, who is a little bit annoyed by his advances. She does give him a piece of candy for his adorable smile.
  • A ghost and a human try to prevent a catastrophe.
  • Autobiographical account of a childhood ‘imaginary friend’ that helped a child grow through traumatic events.
  • An American astronaut goes through the mirror into another dimension on Halloween.
  • A drugged and drunk woman in a bar in the middle of the afternoon tries to pick up everyone she talks to. The bartender insists that the woman’s time left is limited.
  • A hobbyist that teaches English as a Second Language has practice on Halloween and two young Asian kids are her students.
  • A scarred young girl meets a native on a black Halloween. He tells her the story of the festival. The joke he tells her is a myth.
  • Evelyn has always been considered weird. Terrified at the thought of growing up, of leaving innocence behind, of becoming like the other kids. Poppy is unlike the other. Smart and athletic, Poppy will never be popular. She’ll never be pretty or elegant, she’ll never have the sexy boyfriends in tight black shirts. No matter how much she tries, she knows she’ll never be a part of the group. But when they meet by accident, they realise they might not want to be.
  • The copy of the Shining in the local garage sale turns out to be special. All of them do, actually.
  • White Rabbit turns a small-town Halloween parade into a big mob.
  • A singing cat takes part in the chorus of a Halloween play for cats entitled “America” by Leonard Bernstein.
  • A group of children sets out to seek candy and wreak havoc
  • A child going door to door on Halloween thinking everybody behind the doors are robots, while the actual humans find the child cute.
  • A mother worries about her teenage daughter, who she allows to go to a party on Halloween night.
  • A Halloween wedding.
  • The rivalry of two sisters over the affections of an unstable man on Halloween.
  • A protagonist has an anxiety attack when she hears a peculiar Halloween night sound.
  • A TV talk show host talks to a group of people who have escaped the murderous intentions of a serial killer on Halloween following a Halloween party.
  • Blacksmiths around the world celebrate Halloween by making weapons.
  • A man decides to delay meeting his wife for a date on Halloween and goes to a bar. The bartender tells him about a tourist who killed himself in the room next door.
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  • A magician accidentally raises a demon.
  • A woman goes into the woods on Halloween to do some pruning, but instead she starts cutting branches from a nearby tree. She does not quit until it becomes obvious that she has gone mad.
  • Ghosts feed on people on Halloween night
  • Host is invited to a Halloween party. At the party, the host has an accident leading to the destruction of his face. His friends cover it up for him, but make him wear a mask in the meantime.
  • People wait at the bus stop. Halloween. The bus arrives.
  • A group of people are trapped in a movie theater watching a Japanese horror film. The events in the film then begin to happen around the viewers as well, adding to their terror.
  • At the end of a Halloween party, a murdered man shows up at the door. The journalist who writes the story has a personal vendetta.
  • The very old, the undead, go to Halloween parties. One does not remember who she is. She then meets a man who resembles her father.
  • The effects of a deadly virus in a remote miner’s town on Halloween.
  • An escaped convict knocks on a door on Halloween. When the person he wants to confide in doesn’t answer after he knocks, he forces his way into the house.
  • A man searches for his lost daughter on Halloween, haunted by the memory of her death.
  • Missing children from a small town. The town takes it upon themselves to look for them by conducting a seance
  • A young haunted medium talks to ghosts about what really happened in their lives and tries to get to the truth, which leads to an unexpected truth of why all of them stayed behind.
  • A shopping center is abandoned for Halloween. One wanders through the empty hallways looking at the decorations still up.
  • An interview with an allegedly-immortal serial killer, given online. The dialogue between interviewer and interviewee reveals secrets about both parties
  • An unsupervised teenage person is mutilated by some kind of Halloween decoration.
  • Paranormal investigator Gable Jones tricks out for Halloween, but it doesn’t go as well as he might have expected.
  • A man visits the old house where he grew up, although he’s not sure why. He finds out only afterward what has drawn him back.
  • A group of people kidnap a man who is alleged to be a serial killer and decide to subject him to live all of the murders he’s ever committed.
  • Everyone ignores a tiny speck of outer space dust which they see whizzing towards earth on Halloween. Only one person considers it of any importance, then it lands and reveals…
  • The same scary urban legend occurs on Halloween night in several different towns around the country.
  • What if the soul of a vampire who loves Halloween also yearns to see a Winter Wonderland?
  • A scarecrow builds a talking head to laugh at people.
  • The same prank is done to a group of teenagers and one of them accidentally dies.
  • A bunch of monsters bothers the residents of a small town where everyone is only busy with partying on Halloween day.
  • The leader of an ostracized organization saves Halloween from the influences of the other holidays.
  • The dogs of the neighborhood ignore their owners on Halloween.
  • Cher writes a letter to Anna Nicole Smith about how she thinks her life is going. Anna Nicole replies with similar opinions of her own.
  • A group of people has to build the house they live in
  • In a cemetery, everyone must live amongst headstones from Halloween to Halloween.
  • The neighbors of a family having their house wired to be a haunted house on Halloween.
  • A recent widow who lives in rural Arkansas learns of a story of a man finding a skull at the bottom of a lake by spending three days crying. Upon going there, he becomes convinced that this same thing happened on Halloween in the fifteenth century. The man becomes obsessed with digging out the skull himself.
  • A gang of witches head to a Halloween party dressed as western settlers.
  • A man kills his family on Halloween and reunites with them as ghosts.
  • a 14 year old with cancer takes an overdose to relieve his suffering on Halloween.
  • After coming home from trick-or-treating with her nephew, a woman receives a mysterious package containing a hand belonging to her dead twin sister, asking her to meet.
  • The protagonist keeps on seeing a woman in the forest. When he finally confronts her, things go terribly wrong.
  • The adventures of a child who dresses as Pippi Longstocking and her friend, the mask-wearing vampire.
  • Two people are having a conversation about ghosts and hauntings at a Halloween party. Afterward, they start telling chilling tales about the supernatural.
  • Who doesn’t like writing Ghost stories? Write about a Ghost you encounter during Halloween.
  • The night before Halloween, all the children have bad dreams of candy being taken away.
  • A girl is asked what she wishes to wish for on her 21st birthday, she says to make Halloween forevermore. The following year on Halloween she goes out and kills a gypsy.
  • A bully runs through the streets on Halloween and scares groups of trick-or-treating kids. The kids begin to blame him for the bad candy they get.
  • A girl comes home to find her parents have dressed up as her.
  • Did you know Stephen King liked to have ribs on Halloween?
  • A teenager returns to his home town for Halloween 20 years after a particularly bad prank he played led to some grave consequences
  • A group of teenagers are covered in pretend tattoos while at a sleepover, but someone with actual tattoos will soon infringe them. A Pun on Twilight
  • The true story about why a community got together with one goal.
  • A ghost of an inquisitor takes revenge on an occultist by trapping him in his own summoning ritual.
  • A detective is investigating murders of children, which are occurring every Halloween all over the world.
  • A bartender serves the same ghost patrons for every night. She gets to know them quite well.
  • A remake of The Cask of Amontillado
  • A group of friends dress up as slasher movie characters on Halloween. Later when they meet together, the costumes are still alive inside their minds and they don’t know when they’ll stop killing.
  • A child dressed as a cat is constantly chased by hooligans until they finally catch the kid. They are all disappointed to see that the child is not a genuine cat.
  • The protagonist hurts themselves on Halloween. When someone is sent to take their statement, the story they tell is interrupted by the person in a separate line confessing to unrelated crimes.
  • In the first few days after Halloween, talk show hosts discuss how the event has changed them and become a societal meme.
  • A vampire strolls into his high school on Halloween and pays a visit to his friends.
  • A little girl visiting a cemetery on Halloween sneaks the hand of a skeleton off from its body so she can take it home with her, but then she gets much more than she bargained for.
  • The residents of a neighborhood where children have gone missing in the past are greeted by some strange young men. Threats are made and cryptic warnings from them are recited to the parents.
  • A girl visits a friend in the hospital because she claimed to see a ghost but actually witnessed a nurse nearly killing a patient. The nurse keeps the patient alive now despite them being brain-dead.
  • A lost serial killer’s own findings on his desires makes him fear he may have lost control.
  • The girl who was bullied in school and now won’t take part in any holiday events.
  • A salesman encounters black magic.
  • What the haunts of October 31 are all about
  • A person writes a story about fantastical events on Halloween that they experienced as a child, when in reality, they never happened.
  • A man works at a hardware store and people keep coming in for spooky decorations.
  • A hunter goes murderously crazy after killing a deer just to please a little girl on Halloween
  • A group of second-graders pull pranks on Halloween.
  • A woman experiences a horrible scare while on a boat with her boyfriend. She tries to get him to turn around and head into shore, but he insists that they stay out to sea, and finally he becomes cruel and callous towards her.
  • A cat burglar’s kid watches him get hunted down by the NYPD on Halloween. A bit of a Dying Breed situation.
  • Through the graveyard, toward Blackrow, with a mummy in pursuit.
  • I watched this film. Lots of people turn into skeletons, and they hide in the woods at night, where it’s dark and spooky.
  • A group of teenagers plan on sneaking into a house on Halloween to scare them but the family that lives in the house isn’t a normal family.
  • A coven of witches does a ritual on Halloween in order to summon a demon.
  • A family’s misadventure while driving on Halloween
  • A witch and a priest decide to live together on Halloween, to cross-dressing to make the other feel uncomfortable.
  • One Halloween, the devil gets sick, and can only be saved if all children really truly believe in him…
  • A couple feels jealous of each other on Halloween because of the attention they get from other people.
  • A bullied girl turns the tables on everyone by saying she’ll only be nice to them on Halloween.
  • A retired elderly man visits a beach for the first time since he left this world.
  • The ghost of a woman murdered in her home to cover up her husband’s crime of embezzlement tries to convince his adult daughter of his innocence, for her to stop his execution.
  • Halloween is used by a group of trick-or-treaters in order to frighten and terrify another group of kids.
  • A man who’s just been fired at Halloween finds it hard to find a part-time employment without enthusiasm.
  • A farmer searches for his lost daughter on Halloween . What he finds leads him to make a terrible plan that could spell death to his town.
  • An escaped mental patient celebrating Halloween in a graveyard by collecting bits of skull.
  • In the late 1800s, a farmer and his wife experienced something horrible when their infant had an ontimitate visitor in the attic.
  • The doors of “The Crazy Place” are opened on Halloween, releasing a curse that envelops the entire town.
  • A soldier goes on a recon mission on Halloween, an unfamiliar satellite lingers over his head.
  • A weatherman realizes that on Halloween every eerie event he mentions in a forecast comes true. He quits, but the channel is in dire straits and demands he return to work.
  • A woman invites her old high school friends back to her mansion on Halloween harboring a secret.
  • Having a spooky time at a family reunion
  • The perfect date on Halloween
  • Bodies without heads are found on Halloween.
  • Beverly, a 41-year-old Yale law school graduate, hates Halloween and celebrates it grudgingly to appease her husband and her 9-year-old daughter Claire. One day, she and Claire go to a costume shop and Beverly’s life changes.
  • A criminal in prison on Halloween talks with a ghost.
  • A downbeat biography of the ’45 Beatles lead-singer, John Lennon. From his first frustration with the starving and poorly-clad children he witnessed in the streets during his childhood, to his inability to reconcile his homosexuality with his peer group and eventual death from an overdose.
  • A group of kids who all have to do a scary play in school come together for a “practice session” where they sculpt masks and write the play, but find out that they’ve suddenly fallen in love with each other.
  • A fan is annoyed because she buys her celebrity crush’s latest CD, specifically for the two-song track, only to get home and find it’s not there. She figures someone must have spilled water on it, and pleads to the other fans to help her.
  • Eleanor is finally invited to a Halloween party but quickly realizes that she has nothing to wear. Her wish to look beautiful on Halloween ends up backfiring in a frightening way.
  • A sleepover goes horribly wrong after one of the teens cannibal loves pulls a prank on her sister, which her sister then replies with taking a pumpkin and bashing her head in, failing her life and becoming one of the walking dead. Instead of calling the police on her sister, her sister forces her to leave the house.
  • The members of a small Christian town keep having strange dreams of an old woman who predicts the end of the world on Halloween.
  • An escaped animal attacks a person.
  • An overweight character who loves to eat candy from an extremely popular Halloween shop and does weird things after eating said candy.
  • An actress performs a short play based on a true story, she announced it on Halloween.
  • A sad and lonely father yearns for his children on Halloween as they visit other people instead.
  • A cannibal lurking around town on Halloween has a new target, a vampire, leading to a conflict between ghosts and humans.
  • A teenager has a crush on the ghost of her deceased grandmother.
  • A Halloween concert turns all of its attendees into murderous mix-matched versions of their former selves
  • A child dressed as a ghost is looking for someone to be scared of them on Halloween, but everyone scoots away and seems afraid of her.
  • A single mother is preparing for Halloween with her toddler by carving pumpkins. When she is finished and goes back into the house for a closer look, she finds cracks in the pumpkin’s face, in the shapes of mouths.
  • A father purchases decorations for his son’s haunted house, unaware that the decorations were created from a deceased ghoul’s account.
  • A child runs away out of fear at the local graveyard during halloween. The child’s friends look for them alone at night, during which things happen out of nowhere.
  • A babysitter terrified of children dreads a third, especially because one night a year, Halloween, her parents are out trick or treating.
  • Critter collects Halloween-themed candies and plates. He fears someone is trying to steal them. The event turns into a chase scene and then an anxiety dream.
  • An old woman lives in an apartment with a strange roommate. The old woman is the only one in the whole building who celebrated Halloween, as everyone thought it was “just for kids.”
  • The only exit on a bus is blocked and the other windows don’t open…on Halloween.
  • A serial killer leaves behind an artificial pumpkin as a calling card on Halloween.
  • One Halloween, a boy discovers another who delivers candy to all the other boys on that Halloween.
  • A woman has been fired from her job due to her mysterious absence on Halloween. Her husband doesn’t believe her excuse.
  • A Halloween store
  • A bullied kid plots to make a grand Halloween prank…but the bully he’s bullying does something unexpected that ends up making the tables turn around.
  • A clown discovers that he can manipulate the minds of children on Halloween.
  • Halloween costumes turn into gruesome things that you regret putting on.
  • A small town bans Halloween because of its pagan origins. A woman then challenges its Christians to get through the next Halloween.
  • A fairytale written from the perspective of a character in the book being too afraid to go on the adventure.
  • Frightening events around an isolated house down a remote road on Halloween through the point of view of the house’s caretaker.
  • A group of teens decides to have a Halloween sleepover, but when they try to eat some mysterious ‘Midnight Snack’ after midnight they are cursed. The rest of their evening was spent chasing someone down on Halloween.
  • A city councilwoman comes up with a way to make Halloween much more exciting as a marketing campaign.
  • A son, feeling abandoned by his father, attempts to summon a demon in order to understand him better and kill him.
  • Story of a boy whose sister has been missing for six years at a Halloween party with friends not believing him
  • An aspiring artist forsakes his talent to pose nude for sessions with a famous artist.
  • Isolation in an Italian villa on Halloween.
  • A scientist on Halloween discovers her late mother’s morbid fascination with the witching hour.
  • After receiving a postcard from a warzone, a man is distressed with the cheerful hobby-like penmanship of his wife. Heartbroken and angry, he begins seeing monsters instead of other people and things.
  • A group of teenagers goes to a tragic location, with the caveat that they must tell each other a made-up story when they return. The participants slowly start to believe their own twisted versions of their own stories.
  • A vampire tells someone he’s bitten a second victim to feed off of before the other person tells him he used the holy water on him.
  • A man traveling in a sleeper car has a weird encounter with a stranger in the adjacent cabin where there was supposed to be no one else on board.
  • An entire town becomes a vampire/zombie after Halloween
  • Cary Grant plays a millionaire with a secret – there is a werewolf loose in his mansion on Halloween.
  • I took your eye
  • A brother and sister have a falling out over who gets what costumes because Dad doesn’t make enough money.
  • A news agency claims that the Moss Giant is going to attack a town on Halloween. It then calls in a specialist journalist, who researches the creature and its victims and finally writes a book about it.
  • The siblings of a wealthy family posing for a group photograph together. When their grandfather becomes annoyed over an issue he spots in the photograph, he tries to get all of his grandchildren to pose again on Halloween.“It’s Halloween in Six Shot City, and the undead rise from the dead, though some sports shot-callers have convincing arguments about why it should be considered February! Meanwhile, baseball wizards with dead arms call off the trade they’ve invited us to watch, but before they start unscrewing their heads to change their minds, we flee!”As Halloween approaches, a bereaved son in an ancient castle grown lonely since his mother’s death sets in motion a series of events which could have repercussions across the whole world.
  • A widow who runs a bed and breakfast in Ireland invites a small number of guests over to the house prepared for them to trick and treat.
  • The loneliness of someone who has no one to spend Halloween with, but decides to go out anyway.
  • A father is urged to set fear into his kids by telling scary stories about Halloween
  • The last person to get her trick or treat bag is treated to a Jack o’ lantern that tells her what her future looks like no matter what path she takes.
  • How Halloween changed the life of someone involved in Black Metal.
  • The living suspect that the wife they’re dating is disrespectful when she was seen on the webcam on Halloween, telling everyone on her web group that she’s willing to skip a weekend with them
  • A holy family has a Halloween prank scare the pants off a pizza delivery guy but he comes back as a ghost
  • One Halloween, a very colorful magician visits a remote fishing village and prepares a trick.
  • A paranormal investigator tries to record evidence on a haunted location but he can’t manage to dig evidence that he was actually there. Another investigator called Vincent has to choose if he wants to be loyal to his ghost having friends or tell the truth and be humiliated.
  • Four friends have been asked to sit out Halloween. Instead of doing that, they attend a party. They hear rumors of a murder that took place next door.
  • Real-time story about the experience of trick or treating on Halloween, told via Skype.
  • The dead walk out of the sea on Halloween with an agenda.
  • A new driver visits a bleak, isolated town on Halloween and she loses control of her car.
  • An isolated scientist spends a Halloween trying out various homemade devices he hopes will bring the dead back to life.
  • After her boyfriend dies under mysterious circumstances, a girl begins to hear sounds from the closet.
  • The effect that Halloween has on an average person
  • An old, abandoned mansion perched on the hilltop, especially on this night, gives an onlooker a bone-chilling feeling.
  • For Halloween, what might have been if… this or that hadn’t happened?
  • A cool teenage couple decides to go on a dare on Halloween to make out in the room of a scary homeowner they just met. They go to the house but things go terribly wrong when the homeowner does not like them.
  • Escape from Halloween Town
  • A man tells his friends about a terrible prank he pulled, but he adds an unexpected twist at the end…
  • An old psychiatrist dies on Halloween night. He foresaw his own demise by writing about it, after which he feels the urge to come back and haunt his co-workers.
  • A young man explores tunnels in the town sewers on Halloween, but accidentally causes the flooding of a suburban neighbourhood. The actions of a group of teens on Halloween who think that chanting the name of the devil in Latin will summon Satan.
  • Punks versus goths on Halloween.
  • Exploring the culture of a dying Halloween
  • A spirit leaves a message for someone on Halloween.
  • In a run-down home alongside the railroad tracks, a woman hears staccato knocks against her living room window overlooking the tracks.
  • A woman sits on a train, carrying letters addressed to Santa Claus. However she does not travel to a town with a post box on Halloween, where she plans on sending the letters.
  • A journalist sees a strange man in a black suit continuously watching her. He then tells the journalist that he’ll cause destruction in the world throughout the ages. The man disappears, but the journalist still sees him. Call of Cthulhu/Lovecraft reference.
  • The shifting halls of a building on Halloween cause people to disappear in front of everyone.
  • First person’s journey from person to vampire, in a first person narrative.
  • A Halloween dress-up themed heist.
  • The seance went horribly wrong.
  • Hey kids! What do you want to be this year, a bat? Or a bug? Or even a ghost perhaps?
  • The devil visits a widow on Halloween and attempts to seduce her
  • An anthropomorphized lynx is devastated after Halloween candy is sold out.
  • A young author is on his or her way home after a long Halloween. He or she starts to imagine wild creatures taking over her town.
  • A woman keeps obsessing about terrible things happening to people in her neighbourhood
  • The dead return on Halloween to speak with the living. They tell them to get more serious about their lives. But can life return to normal after that?
  • The dead return on Halloween to exact revenge.
  • Faced with no other option, a woman holds an alright Halloween party.
  • A town has a tradition that one in their town will die during Halloween. Someone falls to catch a baby, and the baby falls from the mother’s arms. However, they survive and escape.
  • An escaped convict looking for a vehicle heads to a Halloween costume party and terrorizes the revelers
  • Half of the costumed revelers at a Halloween parade end in madness.
  • A modern-day vampire tale on Halloween
  • Famous ghost tours stop at mysterious houses on Halloween.
  • Another high school Halloween party where two friends decide to prank everyone by triggering a smoke-bomb. They die.
  • The grave of a notorious murderer is knocked over in a cemetery on Halloween and its contents spill out onto a sidewalk.
  • Paranormal photographer takes photos on Halloween of a local school, including an old photograph taken in the 1960s of several people behind the current school. One of these people turns out to have been the school principal who disappeared mysteriously that year.
  • A creepy doll sits on a shelf of a Halloween shop on display and is caught watching someone or something in the back of the store with its pale eyes.
  • Reincarnated lovers – they loved back in history and they still have feelings for each other though they are born in different eras.
  • Jubileena enters an old barn to find a woman sitting at a spinning wheel, spinning straw into linen with gold thread and then singing a mysterious woman to death.
  • A woman views the Halloween decorations at her neighbor’s through the fence.
  • A young woman’s boyfriend twists her upper arm during a party in front of all the people attending it, and her shame makes her wear long sleeves till next Halloween.
  • An all-female survey team is sent to a mysterious and remote lunar base, built by the first men on the moon, and everyone begins disappearing.
  • A gust of wind blows through the town again at midnight. This continues to happen every Halloween in small and predictable ways.
  • Rules for writing a story match several events said to have occurred.
  • A florist mother has to take care of her husband’s body over the Halloween weekend.
  • Four teens, two girls, a gay boy and a bi boy, go to a Halloween party in their neighborhood.
  • A writer writes a realistic novel about a serial killer who kills people on Halloween in 1985. Then it happens.
  • A child receives a warning from pumpkins that read “BEWARE!!!” that he has been naughty, and that an actual pumpkin monster is coming to get him.
  • Ghosts visit Earth on Halloween
  • A hateful spirit is summoned by teenagers on Halloween who want to take revenge on the friend who cheated them out of a chocolate bar, but the spirit has much, much bigger plans.
  • A Halloween party at a junkyard turns into a killer’s paradise when dead bodies begin to appear.
  • A man finds a door which leads into another dimension. Once there, he uses that access to steal everyone’s candy on Halloween.
  • One year, a woman doesn’t have kids to give candy to on Halloween, so she invites all the kids to her house for dinner. They accept.
  • A man forced to live in hiding for twenty-five years is called back into the limelight for a Halloween event.
  • This Halloween, a man decides to dress as a male pop idol in the hope that people will come to see his shows again if they think he looks like a better-looking version of them. However, this “attracts the interest of an international espionage ring that wants to give him a complete makeover.”
  • A teenager named Lee finds a bunch of dolls of the characters in the movie “Carrie” on Halloween.
  • Delivering a dead baby on Halloween.
  • A high school principal stubs his leg on Halloween and is murdered by Freddy Krueger.
  • A man is on death row. He believes it is really Halloween outside, but his daughter proves him wrong.
  • A child receives a strange type of candy bar on Halloween that is said to bring back the dead.
  • A man is being handed seven lottery tickets by an old blind man on Halloween. When he gets home, 6 have The Joker on them, but the last one is a real jackpot win.
  • A teenage girl spends Halloween kissing every boy she knows to find out which one she likes best.
  • A store runs out of their masks after a Halloween rush so a worker makes a homemade mask from scratch. The next day, the manager tells him he must wear the store-bought masks which clash with the outfit he made for himself.
  • Why would anyone wear a Halloween costume so early in October?
  • Penelope wants to go to a party on Halloween, but her parents won’t let her. She sneaks out anyway and meets up with someone she thinks is a cute guy, but he turns out to be a horrifying monster.
  • A writer is working on his cousin’s screenplay for a scary movie, but when it comes out how poorly received it is, he takes credit, thinking that he might be remembered for something other than his being a loser who lives in his mother’s basement surrounded by cats.
  • A child complains all year of a monster living in his closet. When Halloween trick or treating comes around, he just wants to goof off. His parents make him open the closet door, revealing their own child’s costume.
  • A depressed magician visits his old friend, a psychic, and asks for a reading of his future. The psychic warns that he cannot predict a future that’s based on fact and will not set foot in the magician’s house.
  • Vampire films are the hottest thing in the movie-making business on Halloween. Every studio is making one.
  • A political debate is disturbed by the undead milling outside against the wall of the building.
  • A group of children on Halloween wake up, feeling very ill.
  • What happened on New Year’s Eve the year the writer was born the subject considers historically relevant. When taking their deathbed, the subject contemplates their impact on the world they live in and the impact the world has had on them.
  • The people responsible for providing pumpkins for Halloween begin abusing the children and adults who just want their pumpkin inside an average house.
  • Phil Freeman has the “Curse of Caine” upon him – that is, he is a killer of his brethren. He is haunted by the consequences of killing, and haunted on Halloween by what he has done.
  • The first Halloween of a marriage that brings the husband frightening visions of his future.
  • The amount of sugar intake is a measure of how much candy they can steal on Halloween
  • A trick-or-treater goes door-to-door to houses, though it’s the middle of the day and everyone is sleeping. The sixth house would prove his point.
  • Frightened to trick-or-treat on Halloween, a child and his parents decide it’s better to stay home.
  • A girl is riding her bike down a dark alley on Halloween and meets three teens in Halloween costumes who chase her and try to kill her.
  • A college student who has an online stalker insists that they’re not true.
  • A grieving son tells his dead mother’s story as a sort of his own POV version of a horror story, all through the use of a slideshow with photos of his parents.
  • The daughter of a voodoo priestess left Haiti a century ago and never returned because of a murder she witnessed involving a teenager and a voodoo doll. The ghosts of both come back every Halloween to find out the truth about the murder.
  • Episode about a woman with amnesia who, while floating in darkness, receives a visit from a large Jack-in-the-Box who calls her a liar and “carries” her down to her ocean grave.
  • Every time there’s a full moon, the same murder takes place in a small town. The killer is a werewolf.
  • A girl wants to dress up more for Halloween than usual, and finds herself in a subterranean house party, with unexpected guests.
  • Cemetery at Night – the smell of cadaver and smoke
  • Secretly witnessing an interaction between two neighbors on Halloween as the couples are having a sexual rendezvous in a nearby room while you and your friend are playing video games.
  • Have a spooky Halloween and good luck!
  • A girl and her friend encounter a ghost on Halloween, and she starts to have feelings for him.
  • Little did Anastasia know, her grandmother had a terrifying decision to make, or it would be, ‘Goodbye, Grandma’ on Halloween
  • A Halloween costume contest spirals out of control and leads to destruction of property and even violence
  • What would happen if we shrunk down?
  • A newspaper journalist investigates the Halloween accidents happening in a small town.
  • A writer receives the first draft of her new book on Halloween from her publisher. Strangely she doesn’t recognize her own writing.
  • Some monsters gathered their forces and started a new movement to preach opinions about good and evil and peace and justice against war and sacrilege
  • A homeless drunk sees a Halloween pumpkin with a face resembling his. He breaks off its nose then starts to feel fear as the pumpkin’s face changes to resemble a real person in his life. It may be his friend, it may be someone else.
  • An older man sits in his room in the dark on Halloween and thinks back to his childhood. A tumbleweed blows across the street from the open window.
  • The wife of a man suffering from cancer makes a special Halloween cake for him, though it goes from bad to worse.
  • In 1820, an Englishman named Smith murdered his family on Halloween
  • How an actual myth about Black-eyed kids relates to Halloween.
  • A woman has always gone to a particular old house on Halloween. It is only now that she questions how her brother died while playing in it, but can’t remember how.
  • A woman on Halloween hears a knock on the door from a cute stranger, who turns out to have been sent by her boss to trick her into bringing them donuts.
  • A traditional victory dance enacted by a leader when his tribe wins a yearly Halloween costume contest held in the high school.
  • A college freshman does decorations for the Halloween frat party. He vomits after seeing the decorations.
  • A man searching the cemetery for his lost love runs into an old acquaintance he has not seen or heard from in years.
  • A morgue worker discovers on Halloween that a body they were meant to cremate is still very much alive.
  • A dog can talk on Halloween
  • A Halloween night story set in a haunted mansion.
  • A ghost confesses on Halloween to a criminal from a very long time ago.
  • An artist goes for a walk on Halloween and writes down all the frightening things they encounter.
  • A dog encounters a mouse and chases it, cornering it against one of his furniture. The mouse plays dead but then bites the dog hard. The dog falls down and the mouse escapes
  • The last boy and girl on Earth meet on Halloween and realize how lonely they are.
  • A man plans to run home to escape both the living and dead by wearing a Halloween mask and going as each of them. However, things go wrong.
  • A group of Satanists go on a rampage on Halloween and destroy everything in their path—but all they really want is a good party.
  • Witchy Women’s Radio each day as the third segment tells different short stories about why women are scary
  • David just moved into a large, old house with his parents and his girlfriend. One day, they discover that there is a hidden room underneath the stairwell. Inside this room is a suitcase… containing a school diary. The diary belongs to a girl named Aimi Rotto. What’s inside her diary? And also, why was the hidden room kept hidden? On top of that, there is a strange scratching sound from the walls of his house.
  • One girl’s terrible Halloween night leading to a haunting and possession.
  • A near-death experience on Halloween
  • A set of twins long to meet the maker of the Halloween masks which leads them to their demise.
  • A girl is told by her parents to go trick or treating. Everything she touches is fake though, down to the cereal she eats for breakfast.
  • All the statues in a town come alive on Halloween, and take the people they see as the most deserving of them to their “statue park,” never to be seen again.
  • Suddenly Halloween costumes become luminous, causing the world to be replaced with ominous figures in black cloaks.
  • A young lady inherits a mansion from her parents. It’s actually a property where a witch once lived. Things start happening after the lady tries to light the place up more.
  • A girl disappears every Halloween night on their family farm.
  • A man goes on a road trip, but upon listening to an audio book, his skill at driving declines with each chapter.
  • A killer stalks victims on Halloween night in a fictional coastal metropolitan area and kills his victims by draining their blood.
  • A woman with a thick Southern accent is haunted by strange noises coming from her attic, yet no one worries about that—they’re more concerned with the perfectly healthy bunny she keeps hidden in her coat pocket.
  • A fierce hunter, who is known for taking game, sells hollowed vegetables around Halloween. They are carved to look just like people. Unfortunately, one of them ends up becoming real by chance.
  • A book club chooses a terrifying story for their October meeting.
  • A guy realizes that his black cat has kept watch over him every night, stalking him every Halloween.
  • What if everyone in your hometown was named “Trick”?00
  • A man is in a predicament because it’s Halloween and someone’s threatening to kill him, make him into a pair of shoes and get their lover who died at the hands of a witch to come back to life.
  • Jilted lovers try to keep others from noticing without a mask, they are identical to someone else.
  • Yellow Page listing
  • Halloween is a time where bad things happen.
  • A pick-up artist fails to seduce a woman on Halloween.
  • A group of friends are preparing to play a Halloween prank on a stranger. This guy designed the house they live in.
  • A detective investigates a claim that a man has returned from the dead on Halloween.
  • A GPS gives a set of directions on Halloween, but they lead to who-knows-where.
  • A man does something scary every Halloween to a stranger.
  • Cementing oneself alive in a coffin
  • The Halloween family have transferred their pain on to their children
  • A girl comes to realize how others treat her on Halloween.
  • When a man finds his bike has been stolen, he encounters a bunch of random people that night who each return/help him get his bike back. He feels like a guardian angel for them.
  • A student follows his teacher around for a day to learn more about becoming a professor. He spends most of his time reading things she’ s typed.
  • A man buys a potion online to put on his girlfriend’s candy so she will be his forever. The daughter of a known witch senses something about this potion.
  • Due to server issues, the station has to air a few weeks’ worth of Halloween-themed programs.
  • Elegiac holiday poetry accompanied by illustrations of Halloween.
  • A visitor to a man’s home on Halloween finds him working to fix his power supply. He tells the visitor about how a visit from a mysterious figure caused it to go out.
  • A child writes a letter to the man who murdered her father in hopes of receiving an update on his current life.
  • A family of creatures and ghosts roams the secluded woods of the Pacific Northwest, attacking well-lit homes on Halloween, but nobody ever thinks to chase them back into the woods. Afterwards, the people wake up without skin.
  • A man finds out on Halloween that his wife, who died four years previously, never threw out the jack-o’-lanterns he carved for her, keeping them in her old room exactly how they were.
  • The only security cameras left on a street are pointed at stores. All of a sudden there’s an incredible display of fireworks on Halloween. The people don’t remember lighting them.
  • A volunteer firefighter or police officer riding in a truck on Halloween hears reports of a serial killer using the same route he is.
  • One boy in a small town kills his family years after being forced to live in a haunted mansion when his family lost something valuable in its grounds. No one believes him when he’s old.
  • A cook hears noises in the kitchen on Halloween and can’t stand making room for unwelcome guests.
  • A boy who has a dark secret that his family wants to keep hidden finds it harder to keep it that way on Halloween.
  • Something strange happens in Wal-Mart on Halloween night that will lead into the main plot of the monster movie.
  • A girl is told by her parents about some of the haunted happenings in her hometown during Halloween, decades ago. Now it is Halloween and they want her to go to town and see for herself.
  • A story from the point of view of someone who’s deceased father arrives home late and in an odd state.
  • If each baby being born each year was instead a black cat, their proportion of black cats to dogs would be counterproductive to the economy.
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  • Halloween comes upon you during an interview process with recruiters from a competing firm. How do you conduct yourself under this pressure?
  • A group of people examine the formaldehyde-filled body of a monster in a laboratory on Halloween.
  • What happens when a woman starts to lose her mind in a haunted house?
  • A family visits their town cemetery tour after a long day of trick-or-treating.
  • A musician practices a piece on Halloween. When she finishes, she hears someone clapping for her, although she lives alone.
  • A man must fix a leaking pipe. But a small creature in his house refuses to leave him—a spider.
  • A zombie emerge from the grave on Halloween
  • A dentist cannot access her memory, which makes her think she has done something so terrible that she cannot remember it.
  • The mob sees dollar signs on Halloween and plans to rob a bank for money just in time for Halloween.
  • A Catholic priest that eats children in order to lord over the universe – and the world as we know it. An American named Reginald Baxter tries to stop him by purchasing the help of an English occultist.
  • A young woman visits her grandmother’s grave on Halloween night but encounters something she doesn’t exactly expect
  • A video posted on Halloween of an online group wins an award. The viewer notices something familiar in the background.
  • A vampire lurks outside a party full of teenagers on Halloween.
  • A person’s superstitions interferes with her own safety on Halloween. She is in a disaster, but for some reason she is quick to go, “It’s all my fault, It’s all my fault, it’s my fault!” but this does nothing. She then starts to wonder if she is cursed in some way, or if her life is overly superstitious and it’s just a coincidence.
  • A teenager is on the run because he’s been accused of murdering his former girlfriend. People begin to suspect that he murdered a previous girlfriend too. Everyone is on the hunt, including his parents and his sister.
  • An alcoholic spends Halloween being confused about the things which are going on in her life.
  • A Halloween prank involves a group of people who believe that a corpse can be made alive again.
  • Insert your own creepy or scary content here.  The halloween season is also “Creepypasta” season. Go on the Creepypasta wiki, read a few stories, and write your own.
  • A man is biking on Halloween, and he quickly gets dropped behind because he sees an old friend of him dressed as a ghost.
  • A child grows up with the belief that ghosts are real, so on Halloween night he expects strange events to occur. But this time, nothing happens and he slowly loses his belief of ghosts.
  • A little girl wants to tell her friend about all the Halloween pranks she’s carved out, but none of them were actually true, making her feel guilty
  • An old woman from a planet with three suns. As a young child, she learns to tell stories to deal with the dull and repetition her planet has to offer.
  • A group of kids accidentally pull a prank on a girl and realize that she’s not just faking when the girl fakes her own death and rises from the dead on Halloween.
  • A teenage girl stays up on Halloween to decide whether she’s going to put on makeup and show her face like she usually does, or keep the mask on and go to an afterparty where everyone expects her to show up without makeup.
  • Another group tells the trolls another story, but this time it is real. The trolls update the hype about the kids on the online website. When the kids try to shut down the elaborate hoax, however, it goes wrong, and the truth comes out.
  • A pastor is called in to perform an exorcism to get over an addiction to pumpkin pie.
  • The day after Halloween, a five-year old recollects all the things that happened on Halloween – the parties, the friendly neighborhood kid who came to the door, the rules of trick-or-treat – and realizes something is wrong
  • A guy breaks it off with his boyfriend on Halloween, but then starts dating someone else. They form a group with other people on Halloween night.
  • A body, or body parts, are found lying outside near a pumpkin patch on Halloween.
  • Appearing somewhere they shouldn’t, a few ghosts and a succubus decide to spend Halloween at a restaurant.
  • Babies can be seen walking on Halloween. Nobody really knows why.
  • A horror story told on Halloween about the spirit of a deceased child who died from cancer using Google Street View satellite photos of a given town to hunt down and kill any bullies that still reside there.
  • Coming home at dusk, you hear children playing in the abandoned house across the street, although you know that house has been empty for years.
  • Whatever you’re into, pick any of these prompts and you’re halfway through writing a story. Happy writing! Remember to post your story on /r/writingprompts.
  • A man who dresses up as a Halloween prankster for 30 years, gets scarily involved in two peoples lives when they ask him a favor to help them with something.
  • A young man starts referring to anything happening on the twelfth day of every month as “the twelfth,” including everyday events, as it appears to be a conspiracy he does not understand.
  • A man believes that he killed his neighbor, so he replaces himself with himself so he can run away from the frights of Halloween. He finds his neighbor is out to get vengeance for her death.
  • Beloved characters from children’s books visit during Halloween night.
  • An author bares all on his/her haunted past.
  • One man who wants to be a vegetarian sees a monster murdering his cow.
  • The gang pulls a harmless prank on a teacher in the Halloween party.
  • A high school teacher about to retire sees a beautiful woman standing on the roof of the school on Halloween. The woman is nearly nude, and he can’t decide if he should call someone or try to convince her that she shouldn’t jump.
  • Character has a strange dream on Halloween night. Something from it comes true.
  • Threats facing a neighborhood that comes to light in the time around Halloween.
  • The Halloween horror movie cliché where instead of the usual victim of a monster, the monster becomes the victim.
  • As Halloween night rolls in, the ghost of a little girl sits in her vacant living room, thinking about what was, until she hears a knock on the door.
  • A man has a dream that he is watching the world end on Halloween. He wakes from his dream and the world seems strangely normal.
  • A girl hears a rumor that if you hold a pumpkin down and endure a ritual that models the hard work that farmers put into their harvest you get magical powers. Things quickly get weird.
  • A homeless shelter employee who struggles with alcoholism always looks forward to Halloween because he thinks he can never do anything that terrifying. Throughout the years, he keeps doing fearsome things he has trouble to go over with himself. Being a Halloween fan, the drunkard remembers he’s doing all of this every Halloween.
  • Flatliners wake up on Halloween.
  • An actor on Halloween in an old costume is confronted by a mob that the actor believes is out to kill him.
  • Famous horror movie monsters live next to each other and put up a facade of being normal for their neighbors, but are actually planning Halloween mischief together.
  • It is Halloween, but nobody in the city or the country takes it seriously, as the people have suffered too many awful events on this day.
  • A man keeps having incredible nightmares about slaughtering millions of people on Halloween.
  • A couple decides to find an old cemetery and spend Halloween there, as neither of them had really celebrated since their parents’ deaths. They begin to recount stories of the lives of their deceased loved ones.
  • A young man sits at a Halloween party looking dejected that he hasn’t succeeded at picking up any one at the party. Though he’s outwardly cheerful and animated, his mind is full of pessimistic thoughts.
  • A town which doesn’t like Halloween
  • What if dragons existed, but significantly less fantastical than you might think?
  • Another kid wakes up the morning of Halloween to discover the dead body of his next door neighbor on his lawn.
  • Why do we like to be scared?
  • The narrator of the story accidentally pierces a hole in his bedroom. He sees his parents as two rats that enter, come out, and eat his candy on Halloween night.
  • Someones buys their friend radiation pills because they think it’s a prank
  • A witch who has the ability to make people develop phobias has to erase her abilities so that she can live a normal life on Halloween.
  • A Halloween movie marathon just will not end, and the protagonist that would seem to be most in need of sleep is remorselessly subject to the terrible boring movies for all eternity.
  • A couple on Halloween with a sick child.
  • There’s a small creature in your house impersonating a family member.
  • A laboratory on Halloween anticipates a night of research regarding an experiment gone wrong.
  • A Halloween party in a castle
  • A group of couriers working on Halloween have to contend with a dead person in the trunk of their car.
  • Misfit friends seek shelter from the rain on Halloween.
  • A strange cat masks characters in two drawings from the same artist, causing mayhem.
  • A team of ghost hunters gather at an old house on Halloween night
  • What happens if the Halloween killer is the “seen one” and becomes suicidal when he is killed or when “seen?”
  • A group of college students wears costumes and goes trick or treating. After being refused by the first house, one of them says we can just steal this.
  • Halloween poses as a mannequin or a statue, then moves.
  • A writer in the midst of publishing a book mentions that one of the characters has made some bad decisions in Halloween. Posts about her book are all over Halloween.
  • Sabina’s 7th birthday party is ruined by a witch who glares at her really hard throughout the whole party and once she snaps her fingers everything in the house vanishes.
  • A skeleton is playing on his xylophone when a big, masked monster approaches him with what appears to be a pumpkin. The monster tells the skeleton “Hand over the xylophone or you’ll regret it!” The skeleton is scared, but he looks at what the monster is holding and sees that the “pumpkin” is actually a potato, so he decides to defy the threat in order to prove that he is not scared and holds his ground. Instead of attacking the pumpkin, the monster takes a bite out of the potato and everyone has a good laugh.
  • A priest, who studied to become an exorcist, believes in demons’ existence. The events behind the death of his wife.
  • A Halloween party at a morgue that goes wrong, when one of the partygoers thinks it would be funny to party in the morgue. More and more bizarre things happen at the party. One of the party participants won’t leave the embalmed bodies.
  • A teenager in a mental hospital writes a terrible Halloween story. He submits it and the novel becomes a bestseller. He then writes another novel about Halloween…
  • When on a haunted tour you get separated from the group and find a town that actually exists, but is known as one of the most haunted cities in the West.
  • The main character happens to fall in love with his stockbroker’s daughter on Halloween. She is no angel, but they get along very well, and she watches over him during the battle that ensues after his boss kills him.
  • A person gets on the wrong train on Halloween, which is filled with ghosts.
  • A woman is bothered by her neighbours to leave the general vicinity of her home, which she claims to practice witchcraft.
  • A woman is forced by her friends to attend a party on Halloween and then they make her dress up in a creepy costume to fit in.
  • A man avenges his death on Halloween.
  • The caretaker hears strange noises and wanders the halls of an old motel on Halloween. Then all the lights suddenly go out.
  • On Halloween, a boy becomes obsessed with a girl who he sees laughing in her house next door while wearing a white dress. He becomes upset when the girl doesn’t even pay attention to him as she’s getting her candy and becomes furious at how she’s acting. He starts throwing rocks and knocks on her door, demanding to know when she will take him seriously. She slams the door in his face and goes to her room and screams into her pillow. The boy had knocked out a tooth in earlier episodes, and the tooth gets loose and is felt by the girl, even though her back is still facing him. When a sharp pain hits the girl, she turns around and the tooth in her mouth falls out. The boy and girl realize that there is an afterlife, and everything the boy imagined shows up in reality.
  • The night that pigs could fly…
  • Fiction set in the current day involves iconic comic book characters and superheroes being real people who have lives modeled after their superhero counterparts…but mostly they are tired, and really just want the fighting to stop. Such a life proves to be difficult for a young super hero who is trying to figure out just what kind of superhero he wants to be, as he confronts his own morals.
  • A young boy becomes suspicious of his new neighbor, who is celebrating Halloween for the first time since he moved to their neighborhood.
  • A young writer gets inspiration for a horror story from a listing he sees in an apartment.
  • A grandfather tells spooky stories to his grandson about what occurs on Halloween night.
  • Enrique Iglesias releases a song about Halloween and wants to perform it on America’s Got Talent. Simon Cowell announces that the judges will be judging on Halloween night. During Simon Cowell’s performance, he re-enacts a part of the song while wearing a leather jacket. The host of Idol tells Simon Cowell that he cannot sing while he is wearing a leather Jacket. During Simon Cowell’s rant, he laments about how no one is Original. The story ends here as the narrator doesn’t care about being Original.
  • The last names of the people in your neighborhood go in order with the alphabet on Halloween. But other than the last name Abbott, nothing else about these person doesn’t fit the alphabet order
  • The night of Halloween so dark even the moon is afraid to shine.
  • A man tells his wife that when he’s dead, she is free to remarry as he is not. The woman marries another man shortly after his death. The first man comes back to life on Halloween confident that his wife couldn’t have possibly married again as he wouldn’t allow this.
  • Arrive Alive is a letter that a parent is writing to his daughter. She is going to a Halloween party and driving on a dark road.
  • A millennial trends onto a country road and walks in search of a pre-Halloween party. When she hears a hen howling, she finds the party – only to discover that something supernatural is happening.
  • A man goes trick-or-treating with just a box of candy trying to get as much as he can before people realise it isn’t a costume.
  • “I Wonder If These Trees Are What They Seem” by Gordon McAlpin.
  • A group of teens take photos and make videos of their adventure on Halloween. Strange occurrences happen, some of which are caught on camera.
  • A writer finds a case of multiple personality disorder. He gets overwhelmed by the different identities of the case, losing his own identity. When ____ comes out, it turns out it’s writing a book.
  • A couple is kidnapped by a masked stranger in a black van on Halloween, thinking it to be a Halloween prank. The kidnapper tells them to pick a person to be the victim of a gruesome death each time they don’t obey orders.
  • The “Halloween” of a group of friends is compared with the “Halloween” of another group of kids, all from different parts of the world.
  • The main character is a cashier at a grocery store on Halloween. He manages to read the minds of the customers while helping them while he’s also debating as to whether or not he should quit his job.
  • A killer, a cop, and a victim leave messages for each other in some way for Halloween.
  • A wife takes her daughter to buy a Halloween costume. While there, the daughter becomes overwhelmed with excitement and changes into a demonic, violent being.
  • A college student renting a room in a private home is asked by her landlord to guard a tacked-up cardboard pumpkin on the front door of the house once he leaves, but never returns.
  • A woman with a murderous past attempts to leave the city where she was once known. Years later, the people of the city have all forgotten her, but they all have missing loved ones.
  • A paranormal investigator conducts a fake séance for Halloween.
  • Three trick-or-treaters walk around an abandoned alley. Only one comes out alive.
  • A High School Football player is on his last chance to not be sent to prison. As the last game approaches, he is haunted by his past deeds.
  • A team of teenagers hold up animal shelters, selling the dogs and cats back at a higher price to those possibly able to guess the breed of dog or cat.
  • A haunted house opened on Halloween has one employee. While visiting the house on the night of Halloween, the night watchman encounters some paranormal activities.
  • A boy and girl go trick-or-treating, but whereas he has fun conning people, she’s never been scared of the dark. Now, she’s getting freaked out as they go into a dark forest that gets lonelier as they venture in.
  • When people realize they’ve been spending the holidays wrong.
  • The Boogeyman goes on a rampage on Halloween and kills everyone that’s involved in the death of a child that died at his hands years ago.
  • A young man sits on a plane afraid to fly, fearing that the plane is cursed on Halloween and that he will die in the journey.
  • They can be any genre, as long as there’s Halloween elements in the story or the works in question extensively use Halloween elements in each of their entries. The entries, of course, should be your own original work.
  • Kitty thinks she’s found the perfect dress for Dracula’s bride for a Halloween party. Video Game Developer moves out of her big city apartment into a 65-year-old house that was revamped by a mad computer scientist. She begins to notice and hear strange things after dropping crumbs on the ground .
  • William Shakespeare comes across a witch on Halloween. The witch tries to seduce Shakespeare to be her lover but discovers Shakespeare does not break easily.
  • A group of students in detention tell scary stories on Halloween.
  • A man accidentally kills his son in a car crash while driving to a Halloween party. The ghosts of his twin daughters haunting him compel him to act out for Halloween every year, rather than being the person he should be.
  • People peer through their windows hoping to catch a glimpse of the strange residents of an old, seemingly haunted house.
  • It is Halloween Night in the home of a man named Jack. He tries to go to bed but homework, his father and the old fireplace prevent him doing so, eventually driving him mad.
  • Someone poses as a haunted house but uses real ghosts.
  • Nothing terrible happens on Halloween. Tonight, nothing will.
  • A collection of poems about Halloween.
  • The narrator tells of an urban legend that happens to their closest friend years prior.
  • Smoke billows out from the inside of a friend’s home as someone knocks on the front door.
  • When a girl witnesses her 5-year-old neighbor being abducted on Halloween, while the neighbor’s aunts and grandmother just stand there, doing nothing.
  • Quiet little cafe in the best part of town’… Halloween
  • Coming of age telling of a demon whose immaturity must end before he will be allowed to torment.
  • An army that prepares for war in their barracks on Halloween.
  • An old woman walks into a bar, but disappears immediately upon questioning.
  • The first victim of the serial killer spends Halloween on the run after being released from prison.
  • The family cat is lost in a house full of Halloween decorations on Halloween.
  • A Halloween party goes awry when secret desires are revealed.
  • The number of the Grim Reaper’s reaper blades increases on Halloween
  • The cast and crew of a TV show has a bet about who can kill their character the best on Halloween.
  • A man gets one wish on Halloween which he uses to pursue a girl he has a crush on.
  • A ghost enters someone’s dreams on Halloween night.
  • A woman with depression and other mental illnesses is fired from her job and lives in an old trailer with a serial killer. He turns her into his submissives. This is his favorite time of year.
  • I dream of dragons. Dragons invade my world and put my town to shame.
  • A teenage couple go cruising, but they get stuck in the mud and a very strong wind knocks over a tree. They wait there and will die there. They start talking a little too easily with the person who just killed them, and find out they were always stalked before dying.
  • A sickening, serial killer story on Halloween
  • Identity theft haunts a victim the whole year. It’s Halloween and with no other options, the thief returns to keep tormenting the guy.
  • A children’s party is interrupted by spiders coming from the ceiling
  • A man is recounting the weird events that led up to a string of murders on Halloween.
  • A lonely woman dates a dark man only to be told he is a demon and he then eats her.
  • Tokens are stolen from a dead girl by the deceased in a girl’s attempt to live again.
  • Interview between journalist and zombie on Halloween
  • A group of teenagers gather for a huge party. The hosts have gone to great lengths to decorate the festivity and send regular invitations. But why are they all dressed as ladybugs?
  • A disturbed family member, of the same age as their parent, is given control of the family fortune if they can prove they care less about the parent. The family members are trying to scare each other into gaining control.
  • A girl creates her own haunted house out of homemade Halloween decorations. She hears knocking on the door but no one is there when she goes to answer it.
  • A group of children go on an unauthorized visit to a haunted house – with spooky results.
  • Fog on Halloween obscures any solid figures until the fog clears.
  • The ghoul of a deceased pirate emerges after being buried in the beach sand.
  • A teenager adopts an egg from his local “spoopy” festival and slowly becomes less sane as the egg develops into what could be an eldritch horror, a monster, or just an ordinary bird. A witch runs a day camp for children where the parents are never heard from again.
  • A group of teenagers play Halloween pranks to amuse each other and themselves. An ancient female being hasn’t forgotten the callous cruelty of Halloween. A girl goes trick-or-treating a few days before Halloween, dressed in a costume she had worn many years previously. Another night, she observes a girl from her school who is a perfect near-exact duplicate of her. Halloween night, the girl follows the other, learning that several girls change places every night, but no one knows why and when one cannot change, she is forced to return to her home town and commit suicide.
  • I walked home from work on Halloween only to find in the apartment next to mine there was a gathering of hippies—which is weird because it’s the Beresford and no one lives there.
  • A car breaks down and the mile markers start to point towards some sort of town in the distance the driver is afraid of reaching.
  • After celebrating Halloween, an old man sees the top of his gravestone. When he touches it and tries to take it off it suddenly snaps, revealing his true nature.
  • A girl gets mad at her brother for stealing Halloween candy. Her mother forces the girl to take the blame and say that she didn’t take any candy before their father punishes her and her brother. This night was the last straw for her neighbor, who dumps a bucket of water by the door.
  • A young woman, convinced she is being haunted by a ghost, is forced to get over her fears about Halloween when she has to go Trick or Treating with her little sister.
  • So, what do you see people? Be more than a consumer, it is not as good as a producer!
  • The father of a 5 year old boy, lacking in affection, takes the boy out for Halloween. It goes bad.
  • When a high school football game is cancelled on Halloween, the players cause violence instead.
  • Some terrified townsfolk on Halloween try to seal themselves permanently in an abandoned submarine
  • An ex-military wife writes a diary entry about Halloween years after the war, when her husband died in battle. It’s down-to-earth and focused.
  • Uncle Man searches for limes once he begins to imbibe alcohol. This turns into a very strange and frightening story.
  • A spirit who conjures up ghouls and ghosts on Halloween to scare away intruders to a house sits down with the main character and talks about her forgotten past.
  • A person who was accused of being a witch is invited to a Halloween party by the one who made the accusation. Said person now must put an evil curse on the one who invited them in order to prove their innocence.
  • The last person of a forgotten tribe wakes up on Halloween. He doesn’t know where he is or how he got there.
  • An adopted daughter finds out that she was abandoned due to the grief that comes upon people during Halloween.
  • The game tag is played in a corn field, after a funeral.
  • If you write something for Halloween, send it to me. Submissions will be considered for the next issue.
  • Check out the Great Short Works section for more Halloween stories and free short stories. Alternatively, click on the ‘related topics’ tab above to find links to free short stories, ghost stories, and other Halloween-ish ebooks. Happy Halloween!
  • -Jessica Hetch
  • A girl faces ridicule as she attempts to enter a fancy Halloween ball but finds herself caught up in a much darker and twisted situation.
  • A woman works in a toy store and has always hated Halloween. She loathes working on Halloween. She does her job and suspects a man is up to no good.
  • A loner hears a knock at the door on Halloween. A huge, homemade, cardboard costume is standing at the door. He opens the door to see seven people in costumes. He’s marked for death.
  • In a Victorian setting, two sibling servants dealing with their murdered master’s body make a discovery in his room leading to some very strange and sinister happenings.
  • This story has multiple entries in other listings!
  • A Halloween party where a few of the participants do a scary prank.
  • The dark secret behind a famous candy bar on Halloween is revealed.
  • A musical icon finds himself behaving strangely at a Halloween party.
  • Emmett and his friends are trying to put together a haunted house made up of real bits of human and animal bones. For Halloween, they create a zombie like creature made entirely out of bones and then put it on display in a cave. It comes to life.
  • A woman is confronted on Halloween by a powerful male from her past, who brought her unhappiness.
  • The cutest woman on Halloween decides to go prank someone.
  • What would you ask a zombie?
  • A teenager’s ritual of forcefully putting a trick-or-treater in a toilet and flushing it.
  • A childless couple causes trouble to a woman who spoke ill of Halloween before, in return for the promise she won’t be a mother.
  • A girl is afraid to go to the ocean because she thinks mermaids will inhabit it and try to drag her down to the murky depths.
  • A vampire visiting descendents of a mortal he met a hundred years earlier on Halloween.
  • A radio DJ announces prizes for listeners who get through to her during her Halloween night on-air, including candy and a trip to Las Vegas. She then reminiscences about her own special Halloween when she was young.
  • A chippendale dancer is invited to a Halloween party, despite his conviction against attending parties.
  • Like Jai Arjun Singh, there are other Indian writers who seem to have taken up the issue of plagiarism. The following blog post talks about how an M.T. Vasudevan Nair, an author known for his short story collection ‘Thamara Pusthakam’, lists out his grievances against the editor of books critique ‘Kairali’.
  • A boy enters a haunted house as a dare but is dared by another boy to stay the night. He becomes possessed by the evil spirit that haunts the house after encountering a ghost who has a special message for him.
  • A bullied kid goes on a paranormal investigation site to prove that his bully is a ghost. A ghost appears instead.
  • A group of kids decide to contact the ghosts of recently deceased people.
  • A man’s arm is buried under sand. When his wife digs it up and kisses it, she turns into a sand cube. What will the man do after he wakes up?
  • A movie director wants to make a vampire movie. He ponders over similar vampire movies that have come before and worries that there won’t be anything unique that he can do besides all the usual cliches. However, as he ponders over other vampire movies, he notices one little detail that nobody has touched on.
  • A group of kids go out to play at night on Halloween, but come back in the morning, with the sun well above the horizon. Something horrible happened while they were out.
  • A parent goes out and buys cleaning products after their child was abducted, with the hope of finding lost clues in their house. What they find is worse than they expected.
  • A teen is eaten by the earth on Halloween
  • A heartbroken daughter resolves to speak to her dead mother on Halloween, only to be found dead the next day.
  • Two students conduct a paranormal investigation using a Ouija board.
  • Everyone in a subdivision has a Halloween party. Their decorations are the same, which makes for a strange evening. Kids go trick-or-treating for food for their starving families.
  • A parent finds an old Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house in the cupboard of their child’s bedroom.
  • A group of teenagers spend Halloween night together, doing what teenagers do, but have to deal with the couple that scared them in the woods the year before.
  • A babysitter tells stories to the kids she’s babysitting about the things that she and her friends used to do when they were in their middle school.
  • Dead restless
  • Something destroyed almost every Halloween decoration city’s residents put up near their houses, but they don’t know what it is.
  • A boy with an injured head wakes up in a room full of toys on Halloween night.
  • A man keeps having horrible nightmares about some unexplainable incident in his hometown.
  • A lonely woman stares into her window on Halloween, and sees a doppelganger outside mouthing the words to her speech
  • A child is kidnapped on Halloween.
  • A trick-or-treater that isn’t able to go trick-or-treating because they have braces.
  • The main character is being haunted by a loved one who died.
  • One night on Halloween a man dreams of his departed wife. When he wakes, he finds a small doll in the center of the bed. It’s a long and deadly Halloween night.
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  • A Halloween party ends in a murder.
  • A writer is trying to find a writer with an alternate name who is exactly the same as him, but wears a mask on his face. On Halloween he goes to find him.
  • Spread fear unexpectedly on Halloween
  • A dead man tries to get his soul back from the demons who have robbed him of it.
  • Not every Halloween is the same, but this Halloween is completely different.
  • A man meets a man who tells new stories about people and things that never existed being real
  • Get a list of writing prompts from Holly Lisle YouTube School .
  • Teens meet and are thrown into a temporal loop caused by a witch on Halloween.
  • One or more teens accidentally summon a demon on Halloween.
  • Stories an old woman tells her granddaughter about her misadventures in a haunted castle she frequented during her youth.
  • Children who are convinced they hear dead relatives on All Hallow’s eve do something to make them come back to seek vindication.
  • A search engine selling Halloween vomit
  • A teenager who is bullied is comforted by her dead father who comes to her in a dream giving her courage.
  • What would happen if one of the bodies in a small town graveyard woke up and tried to get out.
  • A man walks into a thrift shop and buys a Halloween mask that talks to him and tries to convince him into killing a dead colleague then trying to frame his girlfriend. Eventually the mask might succeed in doing that, but not until late January.
  • The friendly invitation for trick-or-treating turns out to be a sinister ploy to collect blood
  • An astronaut on board the shuttle sees some kind of unusual mark on planet Earth.
  • A dying girl tells scary stories about the nursing home she lives in and the strange things that happen in there.
  • An historian researches Halloween, interviews people, and discovers there might be a terrible secret in her hometown.
  • A man awakens to find himself chained to a wall in an unknown location, and begins to suspect he has died. He looks for clues to either support or deny his suspicion. He does find clues, but what does each say?
  • Becoming a terror that hunts other terrors is one way for a deadly sin to die.
  • A man answers a knock on his door and sees a horror before him.
  • One of the haunted houses in a housing development is actually true—and real living people are being kidnapped, while actors dressed up to scare.
  • A housewife murders three people.
  • Millions of jack-o-lanterns line up all over the world representing souls of the deceased.
  • A man reincarnated into an ant walks among the ruins of a town at Halloween trying to understand his place in the land of the living.
  • A group of children trick a monster that lives in an abandoned park by going there on Halloween

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