Top 31 Scary Quotes for Halloween 2018

It’s time for our favorite Halloween quotes! Yes, the spooky season and all its related subject matter —horror, masks, vampires and candy — conjure up some wild and witty quotes. Here are 31 — one for each spooky October day:


1. “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” — Unknown

2. “Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…” — Nicholas Gordon

3. “Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’”— Dexter Kozen

4. “But what’s in between?/Where are your ideas?/You sit around and dream/For next Halloween/Why not everyday?/Are you so afraid, what will people say?” — Dead Kennedys “Halloween”

5. “Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!” — Rusty Fischer

6. “Werewolves howl. Phantoms prowl. Halloween’s upon us now.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

7. “Bonfires burning bright/Pumpkin faces in the night/I remember Halloween/Dead cats hanging from poles/Little dead are out in droves/I remember Halloween” — Misfits, “Halloween”

8. “Every day is Halloween isn’t it? For some of us.” — Tim Burton

9. “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” — Paula Guran 

10. “When I was a kid my parents always sent me out as a tramp: high-heel shoes, fishnet stockings…” — David Letterman

11. “Oh it’s Halloween/Every night to me is Halloween/Like an ancient scene/You know just what I mean/Halloween you are my pride/Halloween not just a dream.” — King Diamond “Halloween”

12.  “Be sure to remember when Halloween is. Answering the door when you’re three-quarters crocked and finding a pack of midget H-Men, Masters of the Universes on the front porch can be a scary experience if you’re not expecting it.” — P. J. O’Rourke

13.  “Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones

14. “On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.” — Rodney Dangerfield

15. “Well I’m coming for you this Halloween/It’s my favorite time of year, and I’m stealing the scene/I terrify the kiddies when I’m walking down the street/I got snakes in my hair, I got spiders on my feet” — Alice Cooper “Keepin’ Halloween Alive”

16. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau

17.  “I like parties, but I don’t like piñatas because the piñata promotes violence against flamboyant animals. Hey, there’s a donkey with some pizzazz. Let’s kick its ass. What I’m trying to say is, don’t make the same Halloween costume mistake that I did.” — Demitri Martin

18.  “There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.” — Colette

19. “I hate Halloween. I hate dressing up. I wear wigs, makeup, costumes every day. Halloween is, like, my least favorite holiday.” — Amy Poehler

20.  “When the moon arises on the western sky/and the vampires are out on the sly/at times they have trouble finding necks to bite/that’s why I cook up in my room tonight/ My riboflavin flavored, non-carbonated, polyunsaturated blood” — 45 Grave “Riboflavin”

21.  “If human beings had genuine courage they’d wear their costumes every day of the week not just on Halloween.” — Doug Coupland

22.  “The first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you’re a kid, your brain can’t even process the information. You’re like, ‘What did you say about giving out candy? Who’s giving out candy? Everyone that we knowis giving out candy??’” — Jerry Seinfeld

23.  “The night is still/And the frost it bites my face/I wear my silence like a mask/And murmur like a ghost/Trick or Treat/Trick or Treat/The bitter and the sweet” — Siouxie & The Banshees “Halloween”

24. “It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” ― Vincent Price

25.  “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make!” — Bela Lugosi, “Dracula”

26.  “Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.” — H. P. Lovecraft

27. “Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.” —  Dario Argento

28. “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” — Erma Bombeck

29. “I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” — Evan Peters

30.  “Halloween is bigger than Christmas in America.” — Rhys Darby

31.“I always wanted to live in a haunted house.” — Dick Cavett