Scary Halloween Stories Set the Mood For A Fun Day

Do you remember telling scary halloween stories with your friend or family when you were growing up? I think all the eerie music and frightening decorations are perfect for Halloween, but there is something about telling spooky stories that can really put you in the Halloween mode. It is a great way to really bring just some great tradition into your Halloween bash. Although, there are certain things you have to do to make your spooky story telling be very effective.

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Setting the Mood for Scary Halloween Stories

Here are some pointers to get the most “fright” out of your scary Halloween stories.

1. Write Your Own

If you enjoy getting creative, this is your chance to shine. You will want to write out your story early so that you have plenty of time to put any finishing touches on it or make any last minute changes. If you also have the artistic quality, you may want to do some illustrations. For ideas on where to get started for your topic, take a look at some of the vintage scary stories. Here are some ideas for themes and topics:

  • For a really creepy theme, try “Something scary that has never been found”. This can be about a zombie, an evil baby, or a limb that comes to life, it sets the mood when the implied “it” is still out there and could show up any minute. As the creator of the story, you can create whatever frightening “still out there” thing you want.
  • Stories about Big Foot can be entertaining, since the existence of Big Foot has never been proven or disproven. This can create a “real” your story can have a realistic feel to it. I grew up not too far from Resurrection cemetery where Resurrection Mary was
  • Here is your chance to have fun with embellishing a personal story. This type of story has a very real tone to it since it really did happen. Well, at least it did to some respect. If you know of a scary or unexplained story, here is a great chance to share. For this type of story, start with something like, “This really happened to _____.”
  • Murder mysteries can be a lot of fun to write. If you like reading thrillers or mysteries, you can base it off of something you have read. For added effect, you can end this type of story with “they never found the murderer.”
  • You will want to keep you story somewhat short. No longer than 10 – 20 minutes.
  • You will want to take your audience into consideration. If your audience is adults, they are able to handle scary stories more so than children. Also, if your audience is children, you will want to end your story with a happy ending and avoid anything gory within your story.

2. The Unexplained

You can find a ton of stories all over the Internet or your local library on unexplained incidents, such as the supernatural or unexplained sightings. These are fittingly chilling. Also, since they remain unsolved, they also have that “it could happen” type of feel to it.

3. True Crime/Mysteries

Throughout time there are plenty mysteries and murders that were never solved. Jack the Ripper is one of the most famous, but there are many others. You can search the Internet for true crimes that were never solved.

So now you are prepared to create a great scary Halloween story and really enjoy a frighteningly good day.




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  1. Christine M says

    What a neat post. It’s not often these days you see such simple but creative ways to keep kids occupied that is not electronic.

  2. Classic! I remember how we all used to tell stories that had supposedly happened in real life. My kids may be a little to scared for some of those, but maybe we can come up with our own that are not too scary.
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  3. my 4 yo has a very active imagination and loves making up stories. she would enjoy this activity. thanks for the tips!
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  4. What a fun post! I love scary stories!
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  5. Jenna Wood says

    Great tips- I always forget that keeping it short will help audiences of all ages connect and follow, and can even build suspense by leaving extra details out. Let the imagination fill in the blanks!

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