Scary Story Ideas for Middle School

Shortly after the school year begins and the calendar turns to October, it’s time to start celebrating spooks and frights in your classroom. While many middle school students have moved on from the years of classroom parties, it’s still fun to get a little creative and a little scary with your lesson plans.

Use these 30 writing ideas to encourage your students to write a scary story for an assignment in your class is a great way to introduce the horror genre to them while also focusing on their creative writing skills.

Encouraging your students to write a scary story for an assignment in your class is a great way to introduce the horror genre to them while also focusing on their creative writing skills.

30 Scary Story Ideas for Middle School

  1. It was a dark and cold night in October. I was walking down a moonlight path when…
  2. I knew I wanted to be my favorite horror character for Halloween, but I didn’t expect the costume to come to life…
  3. I was working on my homework after school when I heard a loud and startling sound…
  4. I walked into the classroom one day, only to be greeted by the ghost of my favorite historical figure…
  5. Everyone always talks about the old house at the end of the street, but I couldn’t believe what happened when I went inside…
  6. My friends and I were having a sleepover when spooky things started happening every few minutes…
  7. I was walking home from school when I ran into a black cat. I knew I was in for a day of scary sights…
  8. We took a field trip to a local museum, but my friends and I got left behind. We were stuck there for the night. The spookiest moment was when….
  9. I went into the science lab, only to discover a mad scientist concocting a secret potion…
  10. I decided the Jack-o-Lantern should have a spooky face this year, but I didn’t expect to come to life…
  11. My friends and I went on a hayride to enjoy the autumn leaves. We didn’t know we were really headed down a haunted trail…
  12. On Halloween night, I ran into a real witch. She cast a spooky spell on me…
  13. It was Friday the 13th. I had never been a superstitious person before, but…
  14. My next door neighbor has always been a mysterious figure. She began to reveal her secrets on Halloween night…
  15. I had always heard that the classroom down at the end of the hall was haunted. I never believed it, until I experienced it for myself…
  16. I never expected to find a witch cauldron in the cafeteria. It was bubbling with a green, gooey liquid…
  17. My mom was driving me home from my afternoon practice when we saw a hitchhiker on the side of the road…
  18. My friends and I decided to sneak into the abandoned asylum just outside of town. We wish we never would have gone inside…
  19. The babysitter showed up one evening, and we expected to have a fun night playing games. We never expected it to be the scariest night of our lives…
  20. I went to the movies to watch the latest horror flick, but that wasn’t the scariest part…
  21. My friends and I decided to explore a haunted house. When we arrived, we met a ghost, a witch, and a skeleton…
  22. We went to the playground after school, but the swing on the swingset kept swinging on its own…
  23. I decided to go into the fortune teller’s tent at the fair. I left feeling uneasy about the things she told me…
  24. I told my friends a scary story but never expected the events to start happening to us…
  25. I woke up in the middle of the night and could feel a strange presence in my bedroom…Use these 30 writing ideas to encourage your students to write a scary story for an assignment in your class is a great way to introduce the horror genre to them while also focusing on their creative writing skills.
  26. Your family is driving along a dark country road together. All of a sudden, you realize you are being followed…
  27. I stumbled upon a witch, and she told me I had three wishes. I didn’t know if I could trust her…
  28. Something was chasing me, and I couldn’t stop running. All of a sudden, I tripped…
  29. I had taken a picture with my camera, but when I looked at the photograph I found a strange floating object in the background…
  30. Your principal has scheduled a magician to come to school for an assembly, but his magic isn’t all fun and games…

These are just a few ways to get your students thinking creatively during this eerie time of the year.

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