Spooky Minecraft Mods for Halloween

Be careful of the spiders!
Britt Britt (137)

The fall brings about all kinds of scares or adrenaline rushes. As the weather changes, you might be craving something to spice up the generally bright vibe that Minecraft holds. Now that the spooky season has arrived, you can decorate your Minecraft gameplay to match your reality. As expected, the wide variety of mods available for Minecraft includes creepy or spooky additions.

Whether you want to play with your favorite horror movie villains or experience a paranormal encounter, these mods can make that happen. In this guide you’ll find mods that add Skyrim sound effects, a blood moon that spawns the maximum amount of mobs, and one that turns nighttime into pure darkness. Whether you want to scare yourself or your viewers, below are 31 mods themed around Halloween to make every day in October feel haunted!

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dusk mod curseforge

By someaddon
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

This mod brings about the dusk versus dawn element of many horror films. During the daytime, things are normal. However, as soon as dusk arrives, be prepared. Dusk is configurable, so you can decide how difficult you want the game to be. Will you be able to sleep with the increased amount of monsters at night?

the graveyard fabric mod curseforge

By finallion_13
Game Versions: 1.17

Rather than installing a heavy mod that adds a variety of themed structures, The Graveyard adds spooky themed structures into the world. Those spooky locations range in size and have biome variants. It’s still a newer mod and being developed consistently, so while there’s only one new mob released, the skeleton creeper, it's worth adding to your world with its fun decorations and spooky graves!

teletubbies mod curseforge
Shiver in fear from their stares.

By Rexbas
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

To quote the developer, this is “the best mod in Minecraft history!” As soon as this mod came up in search results, it needed to be included in this Halloween themed list of mods. After all, what’s scarier than seeing Tinky Winky stare at you from across the moon-covered plains? The Teletubbies Mod also comes with the Teletubby Dome, voice trumpets, and various items and foods. Be ready to overcome your childhood trauma.

rpgdifficulty mod curseforge

By Globox_Z
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

While this mod could be applied to any type of modpack, RpgDifficulty is a great addition to any horror or Halloween game style since it adds more tension and focus on survival. This mod increases the health and strength of mobs over time and distance. Meaning, the longer you play, the stronger the enemies.

solar apocalypse refabricated mod curseforge

By SmushyTaco
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

For those who prefer apocalyptic movies or themes, then Solar Apocalypse is a great mod choice. Rather than adding spooky mobs, this mod changes the gameplay timeline. Instead of moving at your own pace, this mod turns the entire world into a wasteland within seven days. Water dries up, grass turns to dirt, and players suffer burn damage in the daylight. It’s a great mod to spice up vanilla Minecraft!

daylight mobs reborn mod curseforge

By SmushyTaco
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

From the creator of Solar Apocalypse, Daylight Mobs: Reborn allows hostile mobs to not only walk in daylight, but to also spawn during the day as well. Depending on the game mode difficulty, survival could be nearly impossible with this mod installed.

realistic torches mod curseforge

By Chaosyr
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Regardless if you’re playing vanilla or modded, Minecraft can be made more difficult with this mod alone. As the name implies, Realistic Torches alters torches in the game to be as impermanent as they are in real life. After a certain time, torches will burn out, and when crafted they are unlit. Meaning you have to craft and use a matchbox to enable them. Plus, if a torch is placed outside, they’ll be extinguished by rain and thunderstorms.

enhanced visuals mod curseforge

By CreativeMD
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

One thing Minecraft lacks on its own are visual status effects. While you can see your hearts and hunger, it doesn’t really cause you much concern until you’re actively losing health. Enhanced Visuals adds visual effects to the player’s HUD that varies based on the situation. For example, blood appears on the screen when a player takes damage or color drains from the view when hunger is low. It also enables a screen pulse effect that increases in frequency and darkness the lower down in health the player gets!

camouflaged creepers mod curseforge

By georgetsak
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

Creepers are already the quietest hostile mob in the game, but this mod makes them even harder to expect! Camouflaged Creepers changes the default Creeper texture to match the block it's standing on. So next time you think you see movement in the mountains, chances are it could be a creeper looking down at you!

By OreCruncher
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.16

If you’ve tired of the same sounds of Minecraft, get ready for a complete overhaul with Dynamic Surroundings. This mod alters the player’s visual and audible experience in the Minecraft world. It adds ambient sounds that change not only the player’s surroundings, but even changes based on what block the player walks on. Wood creaks, water sloshes, and animal sounds vary based on the time of day. Plus, it is completely configurable inside the game, so players can customize how they want to hear the world.

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skyrim soundpack mod minecraft

By DeBoKah
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Chances are that even if you’ve never played Skyrim, you’ve at least watched one gameplay video. Skyrim is a quintessential story-based game that has more lore and exploration than any other of its time. One of the biggest draws to Skyrim is its ambience. With the Skyrim Soundpack, Minecraft can be turned into a vibrantly sounding world. Not only does it add new music and atmospheric sounds, but mobs also have new voices to bring them to life. Spiders sound as creepy and crawly as they should, the Ender dragon is fierce, and even chickens have improved audio!

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By vlad2305m
Game Versions: 1.17

While the above mods add ambient sound, the Sound Physics mod uses intense ray tracing to make sound feel more realistic. Sound will reverb, absorb, or attenuate based on the immediate surroundings of the player. So footsteps will echo in a cave or music will be quieter when listening behind a wall. Plus, you can customize it to be as effective as you want!

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For Forge players, try out Dynamic Sound Filters.

alien vs predator mod curseforge

By Ri5ux
Game Versions: 1.10, 1.12

The Alien vs. Predator franchise is an iconic science fiction series, so it's not a surprise that there’s a mod based on it. The AlienVsPredator mod adds content from all over the AvP universe, including dimensions, mobs, weapons, armor, blocks, and items. Any fan of science fiction will enjoy reliving the horrors and scares enemies like facehuggers can bring!

grue zork mod curseforge

By Shinoow
Game Versions: 1.12

For the gamers of the 80’s, you’ll love the Grue mod! Based on the Zork trilogy computer games, this mod adds the Grue mob, which spawns close to a player while they’re in a low lit area. It’s immortal and deals infinite damage, meaning one hit from a Grue will kill you. As soon as the warning pops onto the screen, players must run towards a well-lit area to banish the Grue into a puff of smoke. Temporarily, of course.


By iwoplaza
Game Versions: 1.10, 1.12

Because of how blocky mobs are in vanilla Minecraft, seeing any mob with bendable legs or arms is disturbing (and why it's included for Halloween). Mo’ Bends adds realistic animation to both the player and mobs. Aside from making the player look normal while climbing a ladder, it also adds new basic movements to skeletons, spiders, and zombies. The creepiest result of this mod is the way that spiders now crawl up walls rather than floating up them.

creepypastacraft mod curseforge

By Baushawat
Game Versions: 1.12

Creepypastas are horror-themed legends posted on the internet that are focused on paranormal stories that scare its readers. Whether they’re true or not, depends on the person reading them. Which is why this mod is inspired by them! CreepyPastaCraft Reborn includes 13 new mobs inspired by the creepier side of the internet, each with special items and achievements!

colds lurker mod curseforge

By Coldspell_Games
Game Versions: 1.16

Have you ever wanted to see a smaller, faster version of an enderman? That’s what the Lurker is all about. This mod adds this creepy little mob that could be considered stronger than endermen. Not only do they spawn in every dimension, but they can clone themselves, teleport, and walk in daylight. And don’t think for a moment that the daylight weakens them, because they change into a stone form that increases their strength. This is a mod veteran Minecraft players could appreciate.

Lycanites Mobs mod curseforge

By Lycanite
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Think of any myth or creature, and chances are this mod has it. With over 100 mobs, Lycanites Mobs turns your world into a fantastical horror. Explore through forgotten dungeons, tame beasts, and create powerful weapons. However, be careful how far you stray from shelter because at any moment a swarm of deadly creatures could hunt you down.

whisperwoods mod curseforge

By itsmeowdev
Game Versions: 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Turn any Minecraft forest into spooky woods with the Whisperwoods mod. This forest themed mod adds multiple real and fictional creatures to make a vanilla game slightly scarier. While it’s a lightweight mod, it does add a terrifying Hiddebehind mob that stalks its prey and the Hirshgeist mini-boss with powerful flame attacks.

spooky arms mod curseforge

By przemykomo
Game Versions: 1.16

While weapons are necessarily scary to Minecraft players, the ones added by this mod are perfect for the Halloween season! Spooky Arms adds pumpkin themed handguns, rifles, and a bazooka!

By gigaherz
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

I’m not quite sure what makes this mod so amazing, but it probably has to do with the simplistic fright that comes from eyes staring from the darkness. Just as its name implies, Eyes in the Darkness adds one new mob to Minecraft. Blinking eyes stare from the darkness waiting for you to turn away so they can attack. In order to survive and defeat these mysterious eyes, you must overcome your fear and stare directly at them. You have been warned.

spooky biomes mod curseforge
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By ProxyNeko
Game Versions: 1.12

While other mods add various new biomes, this mod adds biomes specific to the spooky theme of October. With four new biomes, players can explore Spooky Biomes to find creepy dangers that lurk and chop down their unique trees for building. Beware of the Forgotten Warlock, who doesn’t just attack the player, but also skeletons and zombies.

peeping creepers mod curseforge

By Sindarin27
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

Much like angry cats, creepers are destructive nuisances. They’re already hard to avoid when they sneak up behind you, but with the Pepping Creepers mod, they now can stalk you all the way back to your house. Windows and doors can no longer save you, as creepers will blast right through them. So be careful what danger you attract with this mod installed!

halloween luckyblocks mod curseforge

By HyCraftHD
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.16

Much like the normal LuckBlocks mod, the Halloween version spawns in a variety of Halloween themed items and entities. Some events are fun with pumpkins raining down, while others could spawn vampires or ghosts out to get you. In the Halloween spirit, this mod brings you the true trick or treat element of the season.

ghostly mod curseforge

By ILikeMonsters1890
Game Versions: 1.12

In true spirit of Halloween, Ghostly is a mod that adds a multitude of spooky and creepy mobs. Mobs include possesse zombies, skeletons, husks, and more! They each have increased abilities, hearts, and strength, making them incredibly difficult to battle. However, players are rewarded for fighting these dark creatures, as their dropped loot helps craft stronger weapons against them!

zombie players mod curseforge

By Corosus
Game Versions: 1.12

Depending on the type of people you play with, this mod could create a unique or harrowing experience. While you may not want to use it with players who die frequently, Zombie Players spawns a zombie version of the player that dies. Not only do you have to worry about dying from these mobs, but the zombies wander back home, attempting to resume normal activity of what it once was.

true darkness mod curseforge

By GrondagTheBarbarian
Game Versions: 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

Match this mod with any of the others in this list, and be prepared for a terrifying gameplay experience. Based on the phase of the moon, True Darkness changes the amount of light within the Overworld’s nighttime. While a full moon has standard Minecraft brightness, an evening with a new moon has no light at all, causing everything to be dark. Plus, going into caves or underground without torches, will mean there is absolutely no light to see with.

horror movie monsters mod curseforge

By ApemanMC
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16

Any horror movie buff will absolutely love this mod. As you can guess from its name, this mod adds over 20 famous horror movie monsters to Minecraft. Each villain does different damage, has different health points, and some drop special weapons unique to them. Keeping true to lore, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees will attack each other if close. A pro-tip is to be careful when near Frankenstein during a thunderstorm.

weeping angels mod curseforge

By Suff99
Game Versions: 1.12, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17

Perhaps just as terrifying as the Teletubbies, this mod adds the feared alien race from Doctor Who: Weeping Angels. Beware of every dimension and world with Weeping Angels installed. Not only will they hurt you as soon as you look away, but they can teleport you around. They can only be hurt with a pickaxe or the Chronodyne generator (included with this mod). Be careful not to blink.

“In the sight of any living thing, they literally turn to stone. And you can't kill a stone. Of course, a stone can't kill you either. But then you blink, then you turn your head away - and oh yes it can!”

enhanced celestials mod curseforge
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By Corgi_Taco
Game Versions: 1.16

Inspired by games like Terraria and Breath of the Wild, Enhanced Celestials is a mod that adds two lunar events to Minecraft. While the Harvest Moon improves crop growth and drop rate, the Blood Moon increases the monster spawn cap and prevents the player from sleeping. An upcoming update will include the Blue Moon, which increases the player’s luck and quality of loot tables!

eldritch mobs mod curseforge

By cyborg_pigeon
Game Versions: 1.16, 1.17

If you’re a challenge seeker or someone who just wants to die a lot in Minecraft, then consider adding this mod. Eldritch Mobs adds dangerous and unique mobs to your world. There are three tiered categories of modified mobs with configurable abilities, health, and dropped loot. Abilities could include yeeter, where the mob launches the target into the air, or duplicator, where the mob will occasionally create a clone of itself!

For Forge players, try AtomicStryker’s Infernal Mobs!

Some maps require a specific Minecraft version to run. Luckily, changing this is easy!
Odin Odin (146)
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Minecraft will automatically set itself to the current version for ease of use, but sometimes you need to revert, especially if your favorite map was created with an earlier version.