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The witch’s cackle – scary play for Halloween

scary play for halloween

THE WITCH’S CACKLE – SCARY PLAY FOR HALLOWEEN

In this scary play for Halloween, it’s the night of Halloween and brothers Mark and Gary are working, as they do every year at the local fun fair in the live action haunted house. They use the time to check out girls, and earn a bit of cash. And chat about stuff. A typical summer job. But this year Mark seems to have something on his mind that’s important. He’s Gary’s brother after all. Family. There’s just one other thing about Mark…

Read about playwright Greg Urbaitis. Other dramas (Uncovered, a romantic drama script) by Greg.

Author: Greg Urbaitis

Type: One act play, ten minute plays

Genre: Scary play for Halloween

Cast: 3M (or 2M 1F)

Ages of the actors: Two late teens, early twenties, one small part older

Length: 7-10 minutes

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Live action haunted house

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – scary short play for Halloween

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Cost is $6.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © August 2016 Greg Urbaitis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other scary plays for you to enjoy:

Thank you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain Basement – funny scary thriller script
Scream – one act apocalyptic suspense thriller
The Promise – drama? ghost? thriller? Or a bit of all three

Lonely Birds and Shadow Figures – Psycho Thriller script

psycho thriller script

LONELY BIRDS AND SHADOW FIGURES – PSYCHO THRILLER SCRIPT

Jess and Betty work together in a typical office and rub along against each other as coworkers do that spend half their lives together. But both of them are lonely women. Betty is a widow and Jess craves chronic solitude based on her superiority complex and cynical view of the world. So when Jess accepts a bunch of flowers meant for Betty and then in a mean gesture, makes them out to be for herself, she never even considers that the messenger who brought them may have sinister intentions…

Both women are about to find what it is they really yearn for, or rather what they crave will find them in the most disturbing occurrences that infatuation can serve us. And he will follow them and watch their shadow figures as they move through their curtains at night…

Will the rules of right and wrong be clear when Jessica gets what is coming to her? And when she mysteriously disappears, will the principle of karma serve Betty well when she tries to make sense of what exactly happened to her “friend”, Jessica? Finally and more importantly; will anyone really care about the circumstances surrounding her “disappearance”?

Other plays (The Promise) that will send a chill up your spine by E.M. Slocum.

Author: E.M. Slocum

Type: Three act play

Genre: Psycho thriller script

Cast: 2F 1M (2M – one is a voice)

Suitable for: All ages as no actual violence is depicted

Length: 90 minutes

Set: In an office building. A large screen is placed in the office, referencing time, showing pieces of imagery in between. Overbearing gray its overwhelming neon and reflects onto various suits that are hung on coat hangers and blend into the surroundings like camouflage.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a psycho thriller in three acts that requires a slow build up of tension to a climax in a fairly routine office enviroment

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Cost is $5 for this digital psycho thriller script

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Copyright April 2016 © E.M. Slocum and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays guaranteed to put a chill in your spine:

You do love me, don’t you? Funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
Scream – one act suspense thriller
Victims of the Forest – scary medieval plays

The Dark Chronicles of the Golden Raven society – Horror play scripts

horror play scripts

THE DARK CHRONICLES OF THE GOLDEN RAVEN SOCIETY – HORROR PLAY SCRIPTS

Chronicles is a collection of one act plays based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. These works include “Ligiea'” “Morella,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Each is told through the eyes of a member of the Golden Raven Society. The Golden Raven Society is an organization established for persons with a fascination for the occult and the supernatural to come together and share in their passions on the subject . We are told, by the Baroness Ritzner Von Jung, Grand Master of the society, that it was Poe himself who created the Golden Raven Society.

“Chronicles” was performed by The Endless Mountains Theatre Company (EMTC) in October 2012  and it also  won two awards given out by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatre Alliance (NEPTA) at their Annual NEPTA Awards Banquet held every spring. The first award was for best original play and the second for best child actress under 12.

Further Production History

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, Florida, USA – 2016
Limelight Theatrics, Trim Co Meath, Republic of Ireland – 2017

Chronicles is the second of the Tales of Dark Imagination plays, the first being Tales of Dark Imagination: Lost Souls.

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Author: David Schmidt

Genre: Ghost, horror play scripts

Type: Three act plays

Cast: Cast of nine to thirteen actors. 8F parts and 5M parts. One older child part needed.

Ages of the actors: Cast One girl round twelve years old, rest adult actors

Suitable for: PG 10 – scary

Length: The play is a three act play comprised of three one act plays. In total the three plays run between 75 and 90 minutes.

Set: Sets can be simple to elabourate. A bedroom, and a church can be represented by simple props or furnishings.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy memorable lines and an intriguing story line.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning digital horror script

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Copyright © October 2015 David Schmidt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other thrilling and chilling plays for your senses to enjoy:

Carmilla – classic tale of vampires retold
The promise – drama thriller script
Victims of the forest – medieval scary plays

 

Mister Hislop’s Dating Agency – funny ghost story script

MISTER HISLOP’S DATING AGENCY – FUNNY GHOST STORY SCRIPT

scripts about ghosts

Four people (two men and two women) meet in a room with an eerie atmosphere, which is part of a derelict house. They were previously unknown to each other, and are there as a result of a meeting arranged by the Hislop Dating Agency. Their uneasiness in being there is suddenly compounded into stark terror! They try to get out of the house, but find that they are locked in. They are confronted by the truth – The Hislop dating Agency is for DEAD PEOPLE ONLY. Any hopeful doubts they had over being ghosts are eventually toppled when they get involved with a BBC producer and his assistant, who are searching for a ghost-like property for an episode of the Doctor Who series.

What happens next?

Production History

Seaton High School, Australia, 2016


Author:
Tom Baines

Genre:  Funny ghost story script

Type: Two act play

Cast: Nine  5M 4F

Ages of the actors:  Adult – mid twenties to forties

Suitable for: All ages

Length:  80-90 minutes

Set: A sparsely furnished room that includes a long full-length mirror (in a swing frame or wall mounted) – also, a plain light upright chair. … The room requires to have a slight eerie aspect about it – perhaps brought about by the décor and lighting.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 mixing ghost story tension with comedic build up

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Cost is $8.00 for this Editor’s Choice script

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© September 2014 Tom Baines and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  See some other ghost and horror plays we stock:

The price of a Ghost – dramatic 2 act ghost story
A Contemporary Christmas Carol
Pigcat – two act award winning drama