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70+ Short Creepy Quotes About Love, Death & Halloween

Many people enjoy being scared. A spooky book or film satisfies some of these urges while keeping us entertained.

When we confront fear, we learn a lot about ourselves. Whether you’re most afraid of monsters, vampires, a clown or a creepy doll, you can find a quote that will scratch your itch for something scary.

Some of these frightening quotes even come from the Bible. The superstitious among us may want to steer clear of these quotes.

Many of these quotes are funny. They will entertain you while they give you a fright. Explore the spooky side of life with these spine-chilling quotes.

There are girls who find the giant beard ‘gross’ and ‘creepy.’ I know because they tell me.
Jason Mantzoukas
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I don’t trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere.
Vincent Gallo

I see dead people.
The Sixth Sense

Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.
Marilyn Monroe

The perfect antidote to dark, cold and creepy is light, warm and cozy.
Candice Olson
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Be afraid. Be very afraid.
The Fly

For no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller.
Vincent Price, “Thriller”

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
The Tempest (William Shakespeare)


Double double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare

You could make any song sound creepy if you wanted. It’s all about the inflection.
Willie Nelson
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Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells ’em off for a coupla stones.
Libba Bray, The Diviners

There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you realize you’re standing on another trapdoor.
Marisha Pessl, Night Film

Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep.
A Nightmare on Elm Street


I guess creepy comes natural to me – I hate to say that.
Evan Peters

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Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
Helen Keller

Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.
Clive Barker, Books of Blood

I laugh maniacally, then take a deep breath and touch my chest – expecting a heart to be thumping quickly, impatiently, but there’s nothing there, not even a beat.
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)

Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!
Dracula (Bram Stoker)


I find human beings to be so complex and full of beauty. Creativity is our way to express and challenge and flow. So, all you humans, create and flow! I’ll be over here thinking you are beautiful and creepy and freaky and wonderful!
Angela Bettis

Tasty, tasty, beautiful fear.
It (2017)


When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice.
Inferno (Dante Alighieri)

I was not a lovable child, and I’d grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it’d be a scribble with fangs.
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range.
The Thing on the Doorstep (H.P. Lovecraft)

I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

Creepy keeps creeping across the cold cobbles. Watch how he creeps and be sure he hasn’t crept up on you.
Daniel MacKillican, Ama

The paranormal, you can’t pick and choose. It’s all or nothing.
Zak Bagans

People don’t get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don’t stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.
Stephen King, Carrie

Our love was a two-person game. At least until one of us died, and the other became a murderer
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages.

I think I just never wanted to be the creepy guy where people say, ‘Why do his leading ladies keep getting younger and younger, and why do they think he’s so hot even though we know that the girl who’s playing this part actually has a handsome boyfriend?’
Robert Downey, Jr.

Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch

I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn’t have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about.
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

All a skeptic is is someone who hasn’t had an experience yet.
Jason Hawes

It’s a big spooky place when you’re in it alone. It’s like you can hear all the whispers of all the voices of all the actors who ever played here. Kind of creepy. Like a church can be creepy when it’s empty. You ever been in a church after hours?
Benjamin R. Smith

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Stephen King, Misery

A person terrified with the imagination of spectres, is more reasonable than one who thinks the appearance of spirits fabulous and groundless.
Joseph Addison

I’ve shot films in locations that have seemed haunted. I shot a film in a maximum-security prison in Russia. Part of it was on a psychiatric ward – there were definitely some creepy vibes there.
Norman Reedus

It’s close to midnight, something evil’s lurking from the dark. Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart.
Michael Jackson


Tweets? That stuff kills conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone.
Robin Williams

Me being so open just helps other people. People feel like they know me so much that they can talk to me all of the time about really personal things. Sometimes it’s really nice and comforting. It depends on the person, whether they’re creepy or not.
Kehlani

Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead – a dead parent, for example – can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.
Jacques Derrida

The time’s come to play, here in my garden of shadows.
Hocus Pocus

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door…
Knock (Fredric Brown)

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
Richard Harris Barham

Some teeth long for ripping, gleaming wet from black dog gums. So you keep your eyes closed at the end. You don’t want to see such a mouth up close. before the bite, before its oblivion in the goring of your soft parts, the speckled lips will curl back in a whinny of excitement. You just know it.
The Ritual (Adam Nevill)

Directing a funeral isn’t about death at all. Funerals are for the living, not the dead.
Rebecca McNutt, Restless Souls and Shallow Graves: A Short Story

It touched me to be trusted with something terrible.
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

A sense of wrongness, of fraught unease, as if long nails scraped the surface of the moon, raising the hackles of the soul.
China Miéville, Perdido Street Station

It’s kind of ridiculous, but I hate creepy crawlers. Like centipedes. It’s just the fact that they have so many legs! I am not great with spiders either. That absolutely creeps me out.
Rose Leslie

I must go in. The fog is rising.
Emily Dickinson

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters: A Novel

No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters: A Novel

In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.
A. Lee Martinez, Gil’s All Fright Diner

I am your number one fan.
Stephen King, Misery

Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells ’em off for a coupla stones.
The Diviners (Libba Bray)

Ghosts seem harder to please than we are; it is as though they haunted for haunting’s sake – much as we relive, brood, and smoulder over our pasts.
Elizabeth Bowen

Creepy is better than just plain scary because you can’t look away from creepy – you want to know the truth!
Ransom Riggs

In Eastern culture, people see ghosts, people talk about ghosts… it’s just accepted. And in Western culture it’s just not.
Jessica Alba

I have taken taking my music to labels for years, and everyone just thought it was creepy. They thought the images with the music were weird and verging on psychotic.
Lana Del Rey

Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.
Stephen King, The Shining

Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever. I am legend.
I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)

Flesh could not keep its glamour, nor eyes their sheen. They would go to nothing soon. But monsters are forever.
Clive Barker, The Dark Fantastic

It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

Even more than dying itself, I’m scared of the horror-movie changes that happen to the human body as it ages. I think of it as a sort of haunted-house effect, living inside a crumbling, creaking structure that is full of ghosts and will, some day, fall down.
Kate Christensen

It would be nice to create something that’s healing rather than slightly creepy and darkly judgmental!
Jenny Lewis

We feel most alive when we are closest to death.
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

I felt like it needed some color down there, so I painted the walls with the motherf*cker.
Joe Hill, NOS4A2: A Novel

Normal is an ilusion. What’s normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.
Morticia Addams

For a guy who claimed not to be a stalker he sure knows the tricks of the trade. Give up the Ghost
Megan Crewe, Give Up the Ghost

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