“Fear of the Name increases fear of the thing its self.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Halloween is all about the fear factor. Don't you agree?
I mean come on! There is the dark, spooks, spider webs, clowns...all sorts of things.
Do you know some common phobias that can be associated with Halloween and what the fears are? No? Well let me tell you some.
Necrophobia-fear of dead things (there is no term for fear of skeletons)
Arachnophobia-fear of spiders
Musophobia-fear of mice/rats
Achluophobia-fear of the dark
Keriophobia-fear of candles
Maskaphobia-fear of mask
Coulrophobia-fear of clowns
Hemophobia-fear of blood
Tetraphobia-fear of monsters
Sanguivoriphobia-fear of vampires
Kinemortophobia-fear of zombies
Lycanthrophobia-fear of werewolves/wolves
Wiccaphobia-fear of witches
Formidophobia-fear of scarecrows
Pedophobia-fear of children
Domatophobia-fear of haunted houses
Cucurbitophobia-fear of pumpkins
Xenophobia-fear of strangers
Samhainphobia-fear of Halloween
There is no known phobia for fear of candy so, I guess we are good there!
Do you have any of these fears or a different fear? Tell me about them in comments.