Halloween only rolls around once each year, but it can be celebrated for an entire month through store-bought or last-minute Halloween costumes, must-watch Halloween movies on Netflix, Halloween quotes or sayings, and more. As soon as October arrives, it’s time to break out the pumpkin spice everything and lean into spooky, funny, Halloween-ready movies and books. (You may even toss some Halloween puns around.)
You may have a few Halloween quotes or Halloween sayings memorized, but you also might be struggling for a spooky greeting or searching for a cute Halloween quote to use as a caption on your seasonal Instagram post. If you’re in the latter category, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of some of the best Halloween quotes, sayings, and phrases around.
We turned to classic literature, modern spooky cinematic masterpieces, and other appropriately spooky sources to find the best quotes and sayings to get you in the Halloween spirit. Just use them sparingly throughout October—you don’t want to expend all your spooky energy before Halloween even hits. Save the best quote for last, and remember that a picture is worth a thousand words: A few solid pumpkin carving stencils can do a lot to put you (and any visitors, ghostly or otherwise) in the holiday spirit.
Whether you’re keeping your Halloween celebrations PG this year with classic, kid-friendly movies and shows or you’re leaning into the darker, scarier side of the holiday, there’s a quote here to help you out as you’re planning Halloween decorations, putting together party invitations, preparing social media captions, and more. Copy a few of these sayings to your phone to pull out during an opportune moment, or screenshot your favorite for easy reference later. Who knows: By the end of October, you might have a few of these Halloween quotes memorized for next year.
– From “The Headless Horseman,” The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
– Elizabeth, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
– Song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
– Wednesday, The Addams Family (1991)
– Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow (1999)