The Monroe Institute
An institute that researches and teaches about astral travel and out-of-body experiences. Founded by the late great Robert Monroe, writer of Journeys Out of the Body. His experiences, while unbelievable, are worth reading.
The Parapsychological Association
The official association of parapsychology, the study of psychic energy and human psychology. It’s all more than just twisting forks with your mind, and it deserves to be respected far more than it is.
Nightmare on Elm Street Companion
NOES site that covers a bunch of information on the film series. I miss the days of big horror movie fan sites and such. This place definitely gives you that feeling.
A haunted face and building generator. It uses an algorithm based on what science knows that scares us. Good way to create some creepy reference faces!
The Mortals’ Market
A virtual marketplace of artists and creators who appreciate and respect death. It’s one day and totally free to attend! Plus, it promotes death positivity and indie artists.
The Order of the Good Death
Morticians, funeral directors, and other death professionals come together to promote death positivity. Founded by your favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty.
Horror and video game shirts and more. Pixel Elixir provides some really unique, quality art for horror fans on a variety of products. Like enamel pins? They have a ton to collect!
Self-reported experiences of drug users. It sounds innocent enough, but the bad trips reported are enough to give you some serious nightmares.
The Dark Piano
Dark, ghostly music composed by Nicolas Gasparini. All of it is so good, and it’s the music I primarily use for Cabins & Killers. He is gracious to allow creators to use his music so long as you credit him.
The Homicidal Homemaker
Halloween and horror recipes crafted by a wickedly good cook! I swear if there is any horror movie you like, she has a recipe for it. If you really want to wow your guests, follow her on YouTube and start cracking some skulls — er, eggs.
A Halloween blog. It’s a collaboration between Halloween and horror writers alike, working together to generate a plethora of content. You could spend a lot of time here reading up on some really creative topics from the most passionate Halloween/horror fans.
The Proper People
Urban exploration but with a haunted atmosphere. The music that accompanies their videos gives these abandoned locations a real feeling of cognitive dissonance, like nightmares out of context.
Retro horror tees and goods. These retro-style graphics are perfect for the 80s horror fan. Designs come and go, so if you see something you like, snatch it up!
Haunted house web design! If I’m having a bad day, I just go through SV’s gallery of haunted house website designs. They’re all so unique and spooky.
Previously The Sexy Armpit; straight from New Jersey. Not exclusively Halloween, but you can definitely count on Jay to be on his game when it comes to hunting down seasonal goodness. And you have to watch his annual Halloween specials!
Halloween prop company owned by Ed and Marsha Edmunds. I’ve loved Distortions ever since their show Making Monsters aired on the Travel Channel. Their props are so popular that there’s a chance you may have seen one of their ghouls in person before.
Monster Movie Title Generator
A site that generates cheesy horror movie titles. I needed some really generic horror terms, and this site did the trick. It’s just fun. I would totally watch The Blood-Devouring Vampires Must Awaken!
The Branded Quotes
Fonts, some of which are delightfully spooky. I fell in love with The Branded Quotes’ handmade fonts, especially the ones with horror-inspired names like CHAPTERS and ANOTHER DANGER and AMERICAN FRIGHTS.
Spooky Little Halloween
A Halloween blog run by Miranda @spkyhalloween. This website is perfect for anyone who needs to get their spook on. From recipes to recommendations to projects, it is a necessity for the Halloween fanatic all year long.
Urban exploration photography by Tom Kirsch. I have visited Opacity since I was a teenager in the early millennium. There is something about these photos of abandoned sites that just haunts me… And apparently many others.
The art of Brian Coldrick. This particular series has you staring at animated artworks, waiting to see the spookiness within the darkest edges of each image. It’s a very cool concept that makes you want to flip to the next panel every time.
I discovered Frightgeist by accident while trying out new domain names. It’s run by Google and measures statistics on trending and potentially trending Halloween costumes. How cool!
The Fantastic in Art and Fiction
An archived site by the Cornell Institute of Digital Collections featuring historical art of the grotesque, the bizarre, and the obscene. A truly fascinating site to browse while mulling over a hot cider and contemplating your next horror project.
Pumpkinrot is well-known as a grotesquely beautiful website featuring the handmade Halloween decorations of its webmaster. It has gone silent for a bit of time now, but the haunted creations (so beautifully photographed) will stand the test of time.
A niche little website chronicling the webmaster’s adventures in Halloween crafting, from crank ghosts to paper mache skeletons! I believe this site is dead as well, but it is an annual visit for me. Get yourself a mug of hot pumpkin spice latte and explore!
Every year, Matt turns Dinosaur Dracula into something like an online Halloween party. Those dollar store decorations you never thought of buying? Matt will find a reason for you. Seasonal candies and foods, candles that smell like a hayride, and Halloween cassette tapes. Enough said.
The House of Marrow
A Halloween haunter blog full of homemade, dark decorations crafted by its owner. These works are truly art. The blog itself isn’t updated anymore, sadly, but it’s still a lovely place to visit.