Hair-raising Halloween stories

We asked for them, and here are some of the responses.

In anticipation of Halloween and our partnership with Jermaine Cipcic of Century 21 and the Vogue Theatre to show the original 1978 film “Halloween,” we asked readers to submit their spooky stories.

Entries will be placed in a drawing for a Vogue gift card and News Advocate swag.

Thanks to all the boys and ghouls who participated. We hope you aren’t too frightened by these scary tales …

The Haunted House Story

By Tayah Miller, Sixth grader at KND Elementary

One spooky night these two children were in the woods and their names were Rebecca and Alexander.N1610P20004H

While they were in the woods they heard something coming to get them. So they ran to their house but they found out it was haunted. So, they took their mom and went back outside and they saw something in the woods. So they hid in the woods where their fort was. While in it, voices came closer to them. They thought it might be the three-headed man from the haunted house.

So, they ran to their friends’ house and stayed there for a couple hours. Then they had to leave their friends’ house when the family had to leave. Next, they went to one of their grandparents’ house but no one was home.

They had to break in the house but they couldn’t so they left and went to the park. There was a little trailer house that they could go in so they lived there for the rest of their lives. They went to the store to get some groceries but no one was there either.

So they broke down one of the doors to get in and they got the stuff that they needed. They took a cart with them. On the way they saw a little baby come out of the store. They thought It was fake but it wasn’t. So they took it with them and they kept the baby. “Mom is it time for school?”

“No, you don’t go to school so go back to bed,” Mom said.

Then something happened after the kids went to bed. Mom was gone so they found out this place was haunted too. They were scared so they stayed together for the rest of their lives.

The End

The Story of Zombies and Santa Claus

By Noah McClain, Age 7

It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning came down on to a chimney. People inside felt the lightning and turned in to zombies.

They left their homes and walked for 2,000 miles!

They found a house.

They knocked on the door, but then dissapeared and turned in to normal people.

The neighbor saw him knocking but when he opened the door, no one was there.

He thought, “It’s a ghost!”

But then something weird came up. It was T-Rex trying to rip the house to shreds. The T-Rex transformed in to an Indominus Rex. He swiped his big tail and found … Santa Claus in the chimney!

Indominous Rex looked at Santa Claus and chomped his jaw at him,

Santa climbed out in to the family room and Indominus Rex saw him and roared, breaking all the window glass!

Santa Claus saw it but put all the kids presents in their rooms.

Indominus Rex stomped his foot and put a hole in the family room, making a giant claw mark. Santa flies away on his sled, and Indominus Rex goes next door.

Santa looks behind him and sees a Pterodactyl. The Pterodactyl chomps at Santa as he is flying away, and takes a part of his beard off.

But Santa gets away!

The Pterodactyl gets away but is eaten by a quetzalcoatlus. It gets captured by a human, they are able to put a saddle on him and ride to Hawaii.

Once they arrive, they find Hawaii already taken over by dinsoaurs. They fly to Maui. They lived their until they saw a Megalodon, one day, trying to eat the people!

Not Happily Ever After.

Hallow’s Eve

By Katelyn McClain, Age 11

I am Lilly, and this is the day of Halloween. I don’t like Halloween much, but my brother says I should go along with it.

My brother Max wants to go everywhere with me, especially on Halloween.

“Hi Max, what are you going to dress up as?”

“Oh Lilly, don’t you 6th graders know anything, I am TOO old for Halloween. That’s all baby scary stuff.”

“Well, I’m going to be a wizard,” Lilly said.

“Oh, you still think you have powers don’t you?” said Max.

“Sure I do, now let’s get this over with.”

I walk outside ready to go trick or treating when I see nothing but blackness.

“Uh, Max, what is going on. Are you playing a trick on me?”

“Uh, Lilly, that’s not me?”

“Still think it’s a bunch of baby stuff?” said Lilly.

I looked back at Max, only to see him staring in front of me in horror. I whipped around, finding a wolf so big and powerful, his lips drawn back in a snarl. I ran as fast as I could, not checking to see if Max was still behind me.

Then suddenly, something appeared in the blackness. A house so ugly and worn out, but it was huge!

Surely, big enough to hide me and Max from that monster.

Just then, I cried out “follow me!”

I dashed in to the house, my heart thumping in my chest, and slammed the door behind me.

Max was standing right in front of me, and started laughing in a high pitched, mysterious giggle.

I asked him ” Why are you laughing, it’s not funny? We nearly got killed!”

“What?” Max said “I am not laughing.”

I turn around slowly and whisper, “then who is?”N1610P20002H

Nothing was there, all I heard was laughing. Dreadful, creepy, laughing.

Then something small and orange appeard before me.

It’s two eyes staring at Max and I.

“Hu, hu … hello. My name is Lilly. My brother Max and I want to wait here until the wolf is gone. Only for now.”

Whatever it was, it was still laughing.

When it came closer, I saw it was a pumpkin. A big, orange, floating pumpkin.

“Mr. Pumpkin, the wolf looks like it’s gone home now, so we will be on our way.” Max said.

“NO!” the pumpkins voice rose in a chorus, and then two more came out from behind the first.

“Run!!!” yelled Max. He ran straight up a stair case and vanished.

I followed, leaving the pumpkins wailing downstairs.

Max jumped for the nearest window and left me to follow. I jumped only to be grabbed by the nearest pumpkin, by it’s mouth.

Max yelled, “Lilly” and tried to climb back up, but failed.

I held out my hands and said to myself “I can do this!”

Suddenly, sparks came out of my hands, sending the whole world spinning. I closed my eyes tight.

And woke up.

I saw Max was awake too. He said “I had a weird dream.”

“Me too” I said and we both explained our dreams. We sat there staring at each other in shock and wondered, what really happened this Halloween.

Stuck in a Hole

By Emma McClain, Age 9

Once upon a time there was a group of friends and their names were Elsa, Penny and Kate. They were working together.

Suddenly, the ground shook and the three girls fell down a hole!

They could not see anything around them.

Luckily, Penny had a phone light.

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” screamed Elsa and Kate.

“Stop!” said Penny, “You know we will get out of here.”

“How do You know that?” said drama queen Elsa.

“Ya?!” said Kate.

“We will look for a way out, ok girls?” said Penny.

“FINE!” said Kate and Elsa, at the same time.

They began walking, but then about two minutes in they saw shadows running. One of them almost trampled Elsa.

“Eeeek!” said Elsa loudly.

“Shhh”, said Penny “Let’s get out of here!”

Elsa pulled out a blue phone and turned on the flashlight.

But then a baby shadow saw them and hid. Unfortunately, Penny saw it and said,

“Girls, come over here!”

“What?” said Kate, curiously.

“A baby shadow” said Penny, “and it’s hurt.”

“Elsa, give me your bag” she said, as it had medicine in it.

“You should be getting better soon.” They said to the shadow after giving it medicine.

Soon, 5 minutes had past and the shadow was better.

“Hey, do you know a way out, little shadow?” Elsa said.

It did!

The shadow let the three girls on to it’s back and they went super fast in to the darkness.

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” screamed Elsa.

“Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” said Kate, “I see light!”

And they all got out safely.

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Halloween (1978)

Thanks to its title, perhaps no film is more synonymous with Halloween than this John Carpenter classic. A decade and a half after murdering his sister on Halloween night in 1963, deranged Michael Myers is back to terrorize his hometown of Haddonfield.

See it on the big screen at 10 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Vogue Theatre for only $2!

Sponsored by Jermaine Cipcic of Century 21 and Manistee News Advocate

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