The air is crisper and the foliage is more vibrant, which means the end of summer is near and fall is beginning to make its appearance. For horror enthusiasts, this is the time of year when they feel most in their element. It’s the season of spooky delights and what better way to celebrate than by creating a fall bucket list tailored to the macabre interests? Here are some essential tips to curate an unforgettable experience catering to your darkest desires. 

Watch a few frightening flicks

While true horror fans embrace frightening flicks year-round, fall is the perfect time to indulge in a horror movie marathon. Start by creating a list of classic and contemporary horror films to watch. It could be movies you’ve seen multiple times or those you’ve been meaning to watch. Then, set up a cozy movie night with friends or family, complete with themed snacks and dim lighting to enhance the eerie atmosphere.

Have some haunted adventures

September onwards is a time when one can easily seek out haunted houses, hayrides, and other spooky attractions in your area. Many places offer special Halloween-themed events during the fall season, which would allow you to gather your ghouls and embark on some chilling adventures.

Read some horror literature 

For those who find solace in the written word, autumn is the ideal time to dive into some dreary horror literature. Start by crafting a reading list to include a combination of poems, short stories, and novels that are bound to guarantee a sleepless night. Then, you can curl up with a blanket and your favorite hot drink as you immerse yourself in tales of the supernatural. 

Shop for a Halloween costumes 

You can’t properly embrace the spirit of Halloween without planning or planning to attend a costume party. Not only does this encourage you to dress up as your favorite horror characters or creatures but it also allows you to interact with those who love this time of year just as much as you do. Shop a wide assortment of Halloween costumes to find the one that gets your black heart pumping. 

Pick out your pumpkins

Since pumpkins can last two to three months if stored in a cool, dry environment, you can pretty much head out to the patch at any time as part of your timeless fall tradition. Since it’s way too early to consider carving them, you can simply research some cool designs and print them to set aside for a future time. 

Take a gothic getaway

If your fall schedule allows you to use up some holiday hours, why not consider taking a trip to a location that’s known for its spooky history and eerie ambiance? You can explore historic cemeteries in your area, abandoned buildings, or go on a guided ghost tour to uncover the supernatural stories that add a touch of mystery to the destination. 

With these tips in mind, you can create the ultimate fall bucket list and embrace a hauntingly unforgettable fall season.

Which activity are you most excited about trying this fall? Drop a comment below.

September 08, 2023 — Alex Wilks