Write about mischief planned, committed, or observed as part of the Halloween Night celebration.
Double Dog Dare
Share an experience when peer pressure overcame common sense and you (or a friend) did something really “stupid”.
In your most descriptive writing, sketch out a prize-winning Halloween costume design (by category), “Funniest”, “Scariest”, “Most Creative”, etc.
Halloween Movie Script
A film company is sponsoring a nationwide Halloween script-writing contest. Write a brief summary of your prize winning movie plot.
From Thrilled to Terrified
Most people like the thrill of being (just a little) scared. Write about a time when that feeling disappeared... and you became terrified?
Trick or Treat
A friend, from another country asks what “Trick or Treating” is all about. Explain this Halloween tradition to someone who has never experienced it?
Scared to Death
Funny now, but not then? Share a frightening experience that you can look back on and laugh about... now that it's over.
Fears and Phobias
Write about a fairly common item or life experience, that, for some reason, scares and even terrifies you.
Frightened by Degrees
Write about a time when you were anxious, then scared, then terrified, and finally relieved. Be descriptive in sharing your physical and emotional response to this "real-life" trauma.
The Haunted House
Share your personal opinion as to what is scary and what is not, when it comes to the "haunted house" experience.
The Psychology of Fright
What do so many people enjoy about being terrified? Discuss the physical and emotional needs that are filled through this experience.
Share any personal experience you have had with this American tradition. What makes a great Jack-O-Lantern?
Setting the Stage
How do authors and film makers prepare their audience to be frightened? Describe a scene from your favorite Hollywood thriller.