Horror Generators Guide [Updated]

Generators for Vampires and Ghosts, Witches and Zombies! All you need for Halloween...

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Horror Generator Guide

This is a guide to generators you can use for a Horror or Halloween themed evening, adventure, one-shot or campaign.

Halloween Generators

Starting off with Halloween Costume ideas and a selection of B-Movies you can try.

We have some general Evil Name, or try something more Cthulu or Lovecraftian sounding. For truly great evil Evil Clown Names

Maybe you just want a Horror Creep or Monster Person. Both also list many other horror-related generators from springhole.net


You can find generators for full vampire description, vampire names and clan names. Alternatively here is a more Goth sounding vampire name generator.

Then we have some Graveyard Names where the vampires might be found.

Ghosts and Haunted Mansions

Spirits haunt the world, so give them Ghost Names and reasons to haunt a place. Ghosts are often the victims or givers of curses, so here are Curse Names.

They might linger in a Haunted House or Ghost Town.. And you can generate a model of your perfect mansion

witch ritual image from freestocks.org


There are more to witches, than black cats and broomsticks. Start with a Witch Name or maybe a Necromancer Name. Then they might be part of a Coven or Cabal. You might interrupt their Dark Ritual, find them handing out Tarot Cards or selling Charms


Start off your zombie horde with Zombie Descriptions and then add More Zombies. You may wish to classify them by Zombie Type.

And to give them somewhere to roam try a Ruined City Map or try the Apocalypse Generator

Werewolves, Demons and Monsters

For something more of a physical threat try Werewolf Name and Werewolf Packs.

Or how about naming a Demon and having a Demon Description to go with it. For greater danger try one a 100 demons lords</>

Our last monsters are Eldritch Horrors and the star of Haloloween, the Jack O'Lantern

Creepy PDFs

For PDFs to use there is Ewen's Tables - Horror Stuff or try something from Grinning Skull's Horror Mega-bundle

If you play D&D then you might enjoy me Spooky Encounter Tables

The Rest of Darkness

So we finish off with Mad Scientists in their Laboratory preforming their experiments. Then some Harry Potter Characters, a Horror text generator and creepy places.

The last thing worth checking out is work the Nightmare machine, haunted places and haunted faces from the real world generated by artificial intelligence.

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I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest horror generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom

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