Let's face it.  We all have fears.  Even those of us who claim that we "aren't afraid of anything".  Fear is a sign of humanity.  I wouldn't be too quick to claim that you are fearless, because underneath it, you're saying "I'm not human."

No one can honestly say they are fearless.  It doesn't have to be a big deal or major event, but when something, no matter how small, makes you jump or makes your heart pound just a little faster, it's fear showing its face.

Fear, however, can be masked.  You can see something that scares you, but keep a straight face, even though your insides are screaming.  Many of us mask our fear, because fear is looked upon as being a sign of weakness.  I see fear as a sign of strength.  After all, if we didn't fear, life would be simple, but we would be empty.

This site used to have a list of my fears, and I told everyone they could submit their fears as well.  Well, I have decided to change it, because it got a little boring to be honest.  Now, this site will have a list of Halloween/Horror related phobias, and their meanings.  


Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.

Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.

Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.

Agliophobia- Fear of pain.

Ailurophobia- Fear of cats.

Algophobia- Fear of pain.

Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic.

Ancraophobia- Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)

Anemophobia- Fear of air drafts or wind.(Ancraophobia)

Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.

Arsonphobia- Fear of fire.

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)

Automatonophobia- Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.

Blennophobia- Fear of slime.

Bogyphobia- Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.

Brontophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.

Ceraunophobia or Keraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)

Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries.

Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.

Dementophobia- Fear of insanity.

Demonophobia or Daemonophobia- Fear of demons.

Domatophobia- Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)

Elurophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)

Entomophobia- Fear of insects.

Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia- 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.

Felinophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)

Galeophobia or Gatophobia- Fear of cats.

Hadephobia- Fear of hell.

Helminthophobia- Fear of being infested with worms.

Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia- Fear of blood.

Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.

Hormephobia- Fear of shock.

Homichlophobia- Fear of fog.

Insectophobia - Fear of insects.

Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone.

Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)

Lygophobia- Fear of darkness.

Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity.

Melanophobia- Fear of the color black.

Melophobia- Fear or hatred of music.

Myctophobia- Fear of darkness.

Myxophobia- Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)

Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog. (Homichlophobia)

Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things.

Noctiphobia- Fear of the night.

Nyctohylophobia- Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night

Nyctophobia- Fear of the dark or of night.

Odynophobia or Odynephobia- Fear of pain. (Algophobia)

Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes.

Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams.

Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)

Ornithophobia- Fear of birds.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.

Pediophobia- Fear of dolls.

Phagophobia- Fear of sbeing eaten.

Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.

Placophobia- Fear of tombstones.

Pneumatiphobia- Fear of spirits.

Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.

Pyrexiophobia- Fear of Fever.

Pyrophobia- Fear of fire.

Rhabdophobia- Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.

Satanophobia- Fear of Satan.

Sciophobia Sciaphobia- Fear of shadows.

Scotophobia- Fear of darkness. (Achluophobia)

Selenophobia- Fear of the moon.

Seplophobia- Fear of decaying matter.

Snakephobia- Fear of snakes. (Ophidiophobia)

Spectrophobia- Fear of specters or ghosts.

Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia- Fear of hell.

Taphephobia Taphophobia- Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.

Teratophobia- Fear of monsters

Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.

Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder.

Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia- Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.

Tremophobia- Fear of trembling.

Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.

Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft.

I would like to thank the following site for the above information:
The Phobia List
Please visit, they have a full list of all Phobias!