There's plenty of summer to go, but that's not stopping the Halloween creep from happening.

First, it was the rushed return of pumpkin spice, now Halloween stores are opening their doors...in August.

One of the biggest Halloween retailers, Spirit Halloween have begun ringing up customers. If you can't wait until 10/31, here's where to get your scare on.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

HOWELL - 4831 Rt. 9 (former Barnes & Noble) **opening 8/27**

TINTON FALLS - 2328 Rt. 66 (behind Target and across from Big Lots)

FREEHOLD - 600 Trotter Way (Freehold Raceway)

EATONTOWN - 137 Rt. 35 (near Eastern Mountain Sports & DSW) **opening 8/30**

WEST LONG BRANCH - 310 Rt. 36 (former Chuck E. Cheese in Home Depot Center)

MIDDLETOWN - 1144 Rt. 35 (next to Staples) **opening 9/17**

HAZLET - 3015 Rt. 35 N. (former Toys R Us)

 

OCEAN COUNTY

TOMS RIVER - 860 Fischer Blvd. (former Fashion Bug) **opening 9/5**

BRICK - 80 Brick Plaza (former Bon-Ton) **opening 9/5**

MANAHAWKIN - 733 Rt. 72 E. (near Game Stop & Top Nails) **opening 8/28**

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