Set on Halloween | 31 Nights of Horror Challenge

tales of halloween

For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 31 prompt was Set on Halloween. What better way to end the year’s challenge that to choose one of the many movies that is set on the spookiest night of the year, Halloween? We chose Tales of Halloween (2015). 


Named “the best horror anthology since Trick ‘r Treat” by Fangoria and “among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made” by DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together 10 chilling tales from horror’s top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night.

Our Thoughts on Tales of Halloween 

So many Easter eggs! 

It’s not a bad movie, in the tradition of horror movies told in segments. For those of you that love the hard hitting, serious horror movies, this is one to pass by, as it’s quite whimsical and light, horror for young teens.

Some of the segments are poor, some are ok, the last two are perhaps the best of all. The acting varies from poor to decent, and the special effects, they are as you’d expect from a low budget horror.

You will see the odd dead body twitching, but who cares, it’s a fun watch for Old Hallow’s Eve.

6 out of 10 


Adrienne Barbeau‘s role in this film is an homage to the same radio host role she played in the movie The Fog (1980).

One of the kids trick-or-treating is dressed up as “Snake Plissken”, the main character from the John Carpenter movies Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996).

The 1968 black and white version of “Night of the Living Dead” can be seen as a timeline running through the film.

The Carpenter Bar candy bar in the “Sweet Tooth” segment is a homage to director John Carpenter.

The bulk of the segments were shot in two days.

The final segment of the film features a man-eating jack-o-lantern. There is a tag reading “Clover Corp.,” a reference to the film Halloween III.