30 Scary Quotes That Will Haunt Your Memory

Beware! These creepy quotes will give you goosebumps.

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Skip the haunted house this October, and get your adrenaline pumping ahead of Halloween with these terrifying quotes. Only the bravest souls will be able to make it through all 30 of these of spooky sayings you'll recognize from famous Halloween movies, horror films, and scary literature.

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scary quotes george a. romero dawn of the dead
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
George A. Romero, "Dawn of the Dead"

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”

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scary quotes stephen king the shining
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Stephen King, "The Shining"

“Wendy, darling, light of my life, I’m not gonna hurt you. I’m just gonna bash your brains in.”

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scary quotes michael crichton congo
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Michael Crichton, "Congo"

“No one escapes from life alive.”

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scary quotes joe hill horns
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Joe Hill, "Horns"

“Maybe all the schemes of the devil were nothing compared to what man could think up.”

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scary quotes max brooks world war z
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Max Brooks, "World War Z"

“The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.”

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scary quotes bram stoker dracula
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Bram Stoker, “Dracula”

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”

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scary quotes c.k. webb
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
C.K. Webb

“Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film.”

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scary quotes marcus sedgwick revolver
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Marcus Sedgwick, “Revolver”

“Even the dead tell stories.”

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scary quotes david wong john dies at the end
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
David Wong, “John Dies at the End”

“The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him.”

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scary quotes mark twain
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater
Mark Twain

“Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.”

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scary quotes 30 days of night
Design: Katie Kuhns
“30 Days of Night”

“That cold ain’t the weather. That’s death approaching.”

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scary quotes the sixth sense
Design: Katie Kuhns
Cole, "The Sixth Sense"

“I see dead people."

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scary quotes charles darwin
Design: Katie Kuhns
Charles Darwin

“We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.”

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scary quotes bret easton ellis american psycho
Design: Katie Kuhns
Bret Easton Ellis, “American Psycho”

“Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?”

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scary quotes stephen king bag of bones
Design: Katie Kuhns
Stephen King, “Bag of Bones”

“So what, ghosts can’t hurt you. That’s what I thought then."

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scary quotes shakespeare the tempest
Design: Katie Kuhns
William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”

“Hell is empty. All the devils are here.”

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scary quotes edgar allen poe the man of the crowd
Design: Katie Kuhns
Edgar Allen Poe, “The Man of the Crowd”

“There are some secrets, which do not permit themselves to be told.

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scary quotes stephen king the shining
Design: Katie Kuhns
Stephen King, “The Shining”

“Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

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scary quotes hannibal lector silence of the lambs
Design: Katie Kuhns
Hannibal Lector, “Silence of the Lambs”

“You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs."

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scary quotes veronica quafie the fly
Design: Katie Kuhns
Veronica Quafie, “The Fly”

“Be afraid, be very afraid.”

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scary quotesmary wollstonecraft shelley frankenstein
Design: Katie Kuhns
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, “Frankenstein”

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”

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scary quotes stephen king cujo
Design: Katie Kuhns
Stephen King, “Cujo”

“The world was full of monsters, and they were allowed to bite the innocent and the unwary."

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scary quotes pennywise it
Design: Katie Kuhns
Pennywise, “It”

“I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I am your worst dream come true. I am everything you ever were afraid of!"

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scary quotes
Design: Katie Kuhns

“I fear not the dark itself, but what may lurk within it.”

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scary quotes william shakespeare macbeth
Design: Katie Kuhns
William Shakespeare, “MacBeth”

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

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scary quotes shirley jackson the haunting of hill house
Design: Katie Kuhns
Shirley Jackson, “The Haunting of Hill House”

“Silence lay heavily upon the wood and the stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”

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scary quotes edgar allen poe
Design: Eddie Phan
Edgar Allen Poe

"The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls."

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scary quotes alice cooper welcome to my nightmare
Design: Katie Kuhns
Alice Cooper, “Welcome to My Nightmare”

“Welcome to my nightmare, I think you’re going to like it.”

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scary quotes theodosia garrison the neighbors
Design: Katie Kuhns
Theodosia Garrison, “The Neighbors”

"At first cock-crow the ghosts must go back to their quiet graves below.”

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scary quotes
Design: Katie Kuhns

“Danger doesn’t lurk at every corner. It’s just hanging out, waiting for fear and horror to show up.”

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