If you find smiling pumpkins and goofy ghosts a little too childish for your tastes, these spooky Halloween candles are just what you’ve been hunting for. After all, you’re not looking for a few light laughs: you love drawing out the hair-raising, spine-tingling side of the spooky season. These candles are made of scary stories—enough to make even the most fearless reveler’s blood run cold!
So proceed with caution: these nine makers have poured the mysterious, the frightening, and the oh-so sinister into their Halloween candles. They’re just what you need to throw the Halloween party of the year!
Scare the Daylights Out of Halloween Party Guests With These 9 Spooky Candles
Mise en Scènt (NY)
Maker: Greer Temnick
What’s that lurking in the shadows? Amidst the spine-chilling screams, it's tendrils of Macabre slinking through the breeze. This haunted blend of fall favorites like cinnamon, apple, and cedar is the perfect backdrop to your wall-to-wall marathon of Halloween fright-flicks.
White City Devil (IL)
Vlad the Impaler
Maker: Jennifer Denryter
Strike fear in the heart of your guests with this Dracula-inspired candle from White City Devil. Smoked vanilla stirs in the air while candlelight eerily bounces against the matte black vessel. You’ll love the snaps and crackles of the wooden wick—but beware the cries of your visitors once they see the grisly blood spatter!
The Ginger Cauldron (OR)
Hayride to Hell
Maker: Kathryn Ormsbee
Bundle up for a hair-raising voyage into the woods. This candle from The Ginger Cauldron simmers with crisp apple, warm vanilla, and a bite of cinnamon. You’ll feel the pierce of ghosts and ghouls dancing in the trees while the wooden wheels creak beneath your feet—all aboard the Hayride to Hell!
Iron Clover Candle Co. (NJ)
Maker: Justine Bergman
Light up your next streaming session or Twitch binge with this blood-curdling entry from Iron Clover Candle Co. Inspired by the cult-classic horror video game Left 4 Dead, this candle oozes with the dark aromas of sandalwood, amber, and smoke—setting a gorgeously gloomy backdrop for outrunning the zombie apocalypse.
JD Candle Co. (NY)
Maker: Justin Deravin
JD Candle Co. pours fall-favorite scents into a menacing skull vessel. Watch as candlelight glimmers inside of this glass cranium—giving off a frightening ambiance that will leave even the bravest partygoer trembling in their boots.
Hemp Wick Candles (OH)
Vampire Blood Candle
Maker: Gloria Swonger
Dark, mysterious, and oh-so complex—this candle scent from Hemp Wick Candle threads into your October evening like an unforgettable vampire movie plot. Red Currant, Bergamot, Cedar, and Vetiver unfurl into a brooding and ethereal blend with just the right bite.
Brennan Candle Co. (CO)
Dead Man's Toe
Maker: Valery Ackley
In the film Hocus Pocus, the lovable Sanderson sisters plop a dead man’s toe into their mischievous potion—but not before sneaking a taste. While you can’t snack on this candle, Brennan Candle Co. conjures the famous scene with a spellbinding blend of saffron, black currant, and patchouli.
Sunny Brews Apothecary (MO)
Halloween Wickless Soy Candles
Maker: Sandra Kost
Sunny Brews Apothecary offers a trio of spooky season specialties, including this Trick or Treat candle tin in a ghoulish grape. Each one comes topped by a collection of Halloween-inspired baubles like wax ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, and other chilling charms.
Grey Horse Candle Company (FL)
Maker: Leyna Cannon
This family of candle-making equestrians weaves the story of the Headless Horseman into the notes of this haunted scent. A fiery-eyed blend of pumpkin, orange, and clove gallops into your space, echoing with base notes of the screams of frightened villagers.
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