31 Days of Halloween, Day 1: Halloween Horror

31 days of Halloween, day 1: Halloween-themed horror

A few years ago, I did a daily blog post during October, one for each horror movie I watched. This year I’m back to give you some fun themed lists of horror movies and books to fill your Halloween cravings.

The theme today is Halloween! These are books and movies that take place on the big day.


Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge is about a small town in the Midwest, where every Halloween, sixteen-year-old boys are starved for five days, then turned out on the streets with primitive weapons. They are the only hope to guard the town against the October Boy, a creature made of vines and roots with a jack o’lantern head.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins is a good old-fashioned horror story about a killer set loose in a Midwestern town.

Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick is an old-school YA thriller along the lines of R.L. Stine. Martha just moved into a house where a girl was murdered last Halloween – and now creepy things are happening.

This book also shares the same title as our first movie!


Trick ‘r Treat (2007) takes 3 stories set on Halloween night and weaves them together into a spooky frightfest.

Night of the Demons (1988) features a group of teenagers headed to a Halloween party in an abandoned house haunted by evil spirits. But the party is being hosted by the outcast, Angela, so it’s only a matter of time before she has her revenge.

Lastly, Halloween (1978) is a must-see, as each movie takes place on or around Halloween night, when Michael Myers returns to kill again.

What’s your favorite Halloween movie to watch?

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