17 People Share The Worst Experience They’ve Had During Halloween

Halloween has always been a favorite among children, but lately, adults have been more and more about getting into the season. Blame Hocus Pocus or witches and wizards really getting their due – or maybe it’s just the candy for them, too, but Spooky Season is a real thing.

That said, some people have less-than-amazing Halloween days, and lucky for us, they’re willing to share in the 17 replies below!

17. Kids are the worst.

My “friends” telling me they weren’t doing anything only to all hang out all evening while I stayed home alone. Teen years can suck.

Edit: I must clarify this was like 15 years ago, thankfully I have some great friends now.

16. Too awful for words.

My girlfriend asked me to go with her and her son trick or treating. We picked out costumes for everyone, invited the neighbor kids and went around for about 4 hours. We took tons of pictures of us and the kids and a kitten followed us back to her house that we ended up keeping.

We dropped off the kids with their parents then went home and got the kiddo ready for school the next day while trying to keep him from eating too much candy. Next day at work our mutual friend asked what i did for halloween. I told her to check the girlfriends facebook cause she posts everything and i wanted her to see the kitten pics.

ya, i’m cropped out of every picture…. all people we visited, all the other kids parents and a few of the neighbors we stopped and talked to are tagged in her post about how much fun her and her son had

Felt like i was cut out of her public life

15. Kids also aren’t that bright.

my friends in 7th or 8th grade told me they were going trick-or-treating across town and the host parents’ car didn’t have room for me. And then they instead went to a party at my next-door neighbor’s house.

Like dude I can see you all arriving, what made you think your lie wasn’t going to fall apart?

14. An actual horror story.

It’s Halloween night and there’s a knock on her parent’s door.

Dad goes to open it and there is a man with a bag on his head standing on their porch, silent.

The man makes a move to step into their house and Dad pushes him backwards. Everyone watches as the man falls backwards off of their step and smashes his head on the ground.

It is revealed that the man with the bag is my friend’s grandfather (mom’s dad) who was trying to Halloween prank them. He was rushed to the hospital with permanent damage, no longer able to care for himself or his wife who had health issues as well.

They both ended up in convalescent care. Additionally, my friend’s mother never forgave her husband, placing the blame of the accident entirely on his shoulders. They divorced shortly after.

13. Beyond not cool.

Junior year of high school, my cousin and I volunteered to drive some of the younger kids from church, and chaperone their trick or treating.

We were walking down the street, back toward my truck when I hear a sound that was familiar but didn’t click at first. I hear it again, and feel something whiz past me and hit the concrete. I realized it was someone with a pellet gun about the time one of the little girls screamed this blood curdling wail and fell down. He had shot her in the eye with a CO2 powered pellet gun.

My cousin took off running toward a yard, leaned down and grabbed a hunk of gravel/concrete from the driveway and chunked it into the tree (he had a 92mph fastball) and hit the kid, knocking him from a limb and onto the ground.

I’m wrangling 7 kids, from 6 -12 years old, all screamingand crying while my cousin is beating the boogers out of this guy’s sinus cavity. Parents are running outside, and it’s chaos when the police and ambulance finally show up.

Long story short: kid with the pellet gun got an assault with a deadly weapon, and another charge, and the little girl (8 years old) lost her eye from the incident.

12. Why are kids such jerks?

I was like 7 or 8 and dressed like an angel. parents took me to the science museum where they set up little houses for the kids to trick or treat in. I got soo much candy and was so proud of myself. But when we left, all my candy was gone.

The little boy behind me had been taking scoops of my candy and putting it in his basket. I cried.

11. Those are some good friends.

My neighbors were JW’s and wouldn’t let their kids go out for Halloween. We used to all pool our candy and each set aside a bit and sneaked it to him at school.

His mom found out and got bulls*%t and complained to my mom who laughed and said something like, “isn’t Jesus about sharing?” she was a nutcase.

10. At least there was a bucket handy.

Getting so excited with all the candy I had and puking into the bucket of candy.

9. There’s a memory for you.

My appendix burst the Halloween I was 12 and I had to have surgery.

I was delirious with fever and one of the nurses was dressed as a clown and one as a vampire and it scared the f**k out of me. I don’t remember much but my mother says I screamed and cried not to be killed before they knocked my ass out.

8. Not the best.

Had the stomach flu one year on Halloween. I was a month shy of turning 11.

My parents took my younger siblings out trick or treating and I was stuck alone in the house blowing chunks out of both ends.

7. Now that’s cold.

I grew up in Northern Canada and when I was probably 5 or 6, I got me a Darth Vader costume, one of those vinyl costume and capes with a light sabre and thin plastic mask. I thought I was so cool back then.

Well, being northern Canada, it was exceptionally cold that year, like below -30C. I went out that evening bundled up and ready to show off my cool outfit, but it was so cold, the costume just cracked and disintegrated as I went around the block.

Due to the weather, I barely got around the block, but by the time I was home, I just had the lightsabre and mask. The rest of the costume just fell apart in pieces as I moved.

6. Nobody wants that to show up.

I was in the 5th grade and went going to trick or treat, I got this pain in my lower stomach so my mom took me back home.

After what my mom saw in the bathroom, we figured out I started my period for the very first time.

5. That’ll teach you.

My mom was pretty strict with how much candy I was allowed to eat on Halloween. One year, after some annoying begging, I finally got my mom to say “eat as much as you want.”

Heh, spent about an hour barfing up peanut butter cups and warheads.

4. Hard work, too.

I was walking home with my friend when i was like 9 and a car of high school kids or around that age stole all our candy.

Three hours of work, gone.

Thought that kind of stuff only happened in sitcoms.

3. Thanks, I hate it.

A woman telling me I’m too old to go trick or treat 🙁

2. She forgot to go shopping.

My mom took away all my candy to give to the later kids.

1. You gotta be yourself.

I was 14 and I went out with my group of friends and I was always the one left out. They dressed in girly costumes and I was a full on clown with big shoes. I walked with of of the girls moms the entire time because they were ahead and the big shoes slowed me down.

They went into a haunted house and I was too scared so I waited outside and then I couldn’t sleepover because I was really allergic to my friends cat.

I did find a 20 dollar bull on the floor though.

Well, there you have it. Don’t you feel fortunate to not have written any of these?

If you do have a Halloween horror story of your own, though, we’d love to hear it in the comments!