halloween horror prompts spooky season writing writing prompts


Arise from your graves! It’s officially October, which means it’s time to get spooky. If you’re looking to write something to get you in the Halloween spirit, we have a list of 25 writing prompts to kickstart your creativity. 


  • A chilling whisper echoed through the empty house, but no one else was home.
  • You receive a mysterious, old diary that seems to recount a series of gruesome events.
  • As the fog rolls in, you notice the silhouettes of figures lurking just beyond sight.
  • You wake up in an abandoned hospital, and strange, eerie sounds surround you.
  • The mirrors in your home start reflecting something that shouldn't be there.
  • A ghostly figure appears in family photos, always standing just behind you.
  • You stumble upon a cursed object at a garage sale, and it begins to haunt your life.
  • A sinister carnival arrives in town, and its attractions aren't what they seem.
  • Your reflection refuses to mimic your movements, taking on a life of its own.
  • You find a hidden room in your new apartment, filled with disturbing artifacts.
  • A childhood toy you thought you'd lost forever suddenly reappears, seeking revenge.
  • You receive anonymous letters predicting your imminent doom with eerie accuracy.
  • The power goes out during a storm, and you hear terrifying whispers in the darkness.
  • A sinister cult moves into your neighborhood, and they seem to be watching you.
  • Your dreams become increasingly vivid, blurring the line between reality and nightmare.
  • A cursed painting in your possession starts to change, revealing a dark secret.
  • The old tree in your backyard seems to be alive, and it hungers for something.
  • You start receiving text messages from a long-dead friend, asking for your help.
  • An antique mirror transports you to a nightmarish alternate dimension.
  • Your town is plagued by a series of gruesome murders, and you may be next.
  • You encounter a shadowy figure in the woods, and it seems to be following you.
  • Your reflection in the water begins to reach out and grab for you.
  • An eerie music box plays a haunting tune every night, and no one knows where it came from.
  • Your family moves into a haunted mansion, and you uncover its dark history.
  • You discover a cursed board game that brings your deepest fears to life.

Happy writing! 

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