Halloween short story for kids + free audio story

Halloween short story for kids

Are you looking for a Halloween short story for kids that is terrifyingly funny? You’ve come to the perfect place. With this dramatized story the kids will have a great time, because it’s hilarious. It’s Halloween night and the monsters of the old house are getting ready to terrorize the children who arrive looking for treats.

You can find the audio story below, a fun radio play with really scary music and effects. If you prefer, you can read this Halloween short story for kids or perform it as a family with your child. This is a free educational initiative offered by the Mumablue, the personalized books brand.

Audio story Halloween Night

Public Domain Music: Consecrated Ground, by Alexander Nakarada

If you want to have a good time with your family, the best thing to do is to go ahead and perform this play by yourselves. You will have fun! In addition, we suggest some music to create a mysterious atmosphere in this Halloween story for children…

Halloween short story for kids to read or act

Witch narrator: Good evening, dear boys and girls… Halloween night is coming. It’s the most important night for monsters! Vampires, mummies, zombies, ghosts, skeletons, witches… they are all getting ready for their big party, with only one goal: (WHISPER) To scare boys and girls like you. (WITCHY LAUGH) Only those of you who are REALLY brave will be able to endure this terrifying short and sweet story. You! Yes, you! On the other side of the speaker… Are you brave enough? Yes? Are you sure? Then come with me, I’ll take you to the haunted mansion for a terrifying night!

Lady Anguish: (ANGUSTIATED) What the devil! We will not be ready on time! It’s getting dark! Get it together! Are you monsters or headless chickens? The mortal children are going to start arriving and we have nothing ready!

Vampire: (ROARING VOICE): Do I look good in this suit?

Lady Anguish: Oh my…! Where are you going with that ratty cape! You don´t look like a vampire, you look like a moth-eaten closet.

Little Mummy: Lady Anguish… have you seen my bandages? I took them off to wash them and…

Lady Anguish: Oh, Denialy, dear, I don’t know! Go and look in the…

Little Mummy: (INTERRUMP) I don’t want to!!!!

Lady Anguish: (SNORTS) Let’s see! (TO OTHERS) Has anyone seen mummy Denialy’s bandages ?

Frankenstein: If that’s what was lying outside, auntie Suffering took them to walk Doggy Bones.

Doggy Bones: (BARKING)

Lady Anguish: (RESIGNED): Denialy, one day you’re going to lose your mind.

Little Monster: Mom, I’ve lost my mind!!!!

Lady Anguish: (CHUCKLING): I’m not bloody surprised!! You leave everything lying around and then you can’t find anything!

Ghost girl: (GHOSTLY VOICE) Mooooommmyyyyy… (GHOSTLY LAUGHS) Come and play with us… (GHOSTLY LAUGHS)

Lady Anguish: Honey, I can’t play now, don’t you see I’m busy?

Ghost girl: (DEVIL VOICE) Come and play with us!!!!

Lady Anguish: Don’t use that voice! You’ll hurt your throat!

Ghost girl: (SWEET VOICE) As you wish, mommy.

Lady Anguish: Oh, Uncle Vampi is coming out of the coffin!

Grandpa: Noooo, it’s my knees, it’s getting harder and harder to get up every day… Vampi? He won’t get up early, not even for an open bar of blood!

Yost ghost: (ANXIOUS AND TIMID VOICE) My sheet! I’ve lost my sheet!!! (CRIES) Just today, when I make my debut as a ghost on Halloween!

Lady Anguish: Let’s see… keep calm. (TO OTHERS, RESIGNED) Has anyone seen Yost the ghost’s sheet?

Grandpa: I think the little vampire took it… she said she was sleepy and was going to bed.

Lady Anguish: Now? But the sun has just set!!


Lady Anguish: There’s Lecter, the specter, fussing with the piano. (SHOUTS) Lecteeeer, play quieter!

Lecter: (SPECTRAL VOICE, FAR AWAY) I’m practicing the requiem.

Lady Anguish: Where did you get that voice?

Lecter: (RIDICULOUS AND HIGH-PITCHED VOICE): What do you think if I scare the children
like this, with the voice of “other tomb”?

Lady Anguish: You mean “voice of UL-TRA-TOMB”!

Lecter: (RIDICULOUS AND HIGH-PITCHED VOICE): From other tomb, it’s scarier, isn’t it? To
me, at least…

Little Monster: (COVERING NOSE): It smells awful in here. Who did it?

Ghost girl: (MOCKER, SINGING): If you smeeeeelt it, you deeeeeeealt it.

Lady Anguish: Guys, a little respect! (WHISPERING) It’s Grandpa Zombie, he’s just arrived. (URGE TO CHILD 1) Go help him put on his rags, run. (URGE TO CHILD 2) And you, open a window…

Lady Anguish: (CALLING) Granny Potions! Have you brought the soil from the cemetery to
plant the chrysanthemums?

Granny Potions: (WITCHY VOICE) No, I haven’t finished packing the poop-flavored candy yet (WITCHY LAUGH)

Lady Anguish: Child, tell your aunt Catrina to come here.

Catrina: What can I help you, Lady Anguish?

Lady Anguish: You forgot your jaw on the floor, snap it back into your skull before someone steps on it.

Lady Anguish: Oh, that must be the bogeyman!

Catrina: Who is the bogeyman?

Lady Anguish: I think in Mexico they call it “coco”.

Little Monster: Coco? (ENTHUSIASED) The one from the movie?

Lady Anguish: Noooo. The bogeyman. Who takes away children who sleep poorly who sleep too little.

Catrina: Oh, Coco! I love that movie! And the version they did of the Chabela Vargas song is very nice! (SINGS)

Y aunque la vida me cueste, llorona,
no dejaré de quererte.


Lady Anguish: It’s time! Is everyone ready? Where’s the little monster that lives inside the closet?

Grandpa: He says he doesn’t want to come out. He’s afraid of children.

Lady Anguish: What nonsense!


Lady Anguish: (URGENTLY): There they are, the first ones have arrived!!! (PAUSE) Ready? (HAWK)


Mortal girl: Trick or treat?!!!!

All monsters: Booooooh! Booooooooooohh )


Mortal girl: Well, some bunch of monsters you are! You wouldn’t even scare a mouse!

Yoast ghost: Again the repellent girl!


Lady Anguish: And on top of everything else… it starts to rain. What a mess!

Grandpa: Another year that we’ve failed… There! Anyone want to play a game of Yahtzee?


Witch narrator: After this spooky story, I guess there won’t be any children left listening. (PAUSE) Ah, you! I have to admit that you have been very brave spending this terrifying night in the haunted mansion full of terrifying monsters… Well, I have to admit that today, precisely today, they weren’t very scary… were they? Maybe next year they will do better. Now it’s time
to go to sleep… But first… I’ll blow out this candle to keep us in the dark…


Discover other terrifyingly funny stories

Did you enjoy playing this Halloween short story to read? Wait… We have a mind-blowing surprise – it turns out that the monsters starring in “Halloween Night” have their own story! Check out the Audio Stories for Halloween page and get to know them all in depth: who they are, what their character is, how they behave… and, above all, what their own story is. You can also discover stories to read and audio stories of all genres in our free stories section.