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140 Halloween & Horror Movie Trivia Questions With Answers (2024)

Fun Halloween movie trivia for kids and adults with test what you know! Do you love spooky or non-spooky Halloween films?

You’ll laugh, spark conversation, and maybe even scare yourself with this trivia quiz.

How to Play Halloween Movie & Horror Trivia

  • Decide which list of questions is appropriate for your age group. Use the table of contents to jump around.
  • Split into two teams and ask these Halloween movie trivia questions to an individual from each team. (The person who answers first gets the point.)
  • Or just quiz a friend and see how many they can get right.

Bonus: Let the winner pick the next film!

Halloween and horror movie trivia questions quiz for kids and adults

Who knows the most about Halloween cinema? Find out now!

Easy Disney Halloween Trivia For Kids

First, these family friendly Disney movies are adored by millions.

Round 1: Name That Disney Movie

Based on the clues, guess which Halloween Disney movie each sentence describes.

Disney Halloween movie trivia questions and answers for kids

1. A group of kids team up to stop three witches who return to Salem on Halloween night.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

2. What Disney Halloween movie follows Jack Skellington, The Pumpin King, as he discovers Christmas?

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

3. A young boy, who is banned from music, journeys to the other side of death.

Coco (2017)

4. A group of friends accidentally release a mummy on the days leading up to Halloween.

Under Wraps (1997)

5. In this movie, Victor Frankenstein’s pet dog Sparky comes back to life.

Frankenweenie (2012)

6. In this movie, monsters collect energy from children’s screams.

Monsters Inc. (2001)

7. Which 2005 Disney movie features twin sisters who also happen to be witches?

Twitches (2005)

8. A journalist and helpers investigate a 1939 mystery in which five people vanished from a hotel elevator on Halloween.

The Tower of Terror (1997)

9. Cleo’s science project goes disastrously wrong, causing her popular older sister Molly to become invisible.

Invisible Sister (2015)

10. Alyson wants to find the world’s greatest kid magician. Along the way, she meets Danny, who wants to find his way to stardom. She also learns about an evil magician planning a deadly plot.

Now You See It (2005)

11. Marnie and her siblings get a big shock when they follow grandma home to a mystical place – and find out they come from a family of witches.

Halloweentown (1998)

12. Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear. (Hint: It’s a group of toys!)

Toy Story of Terror (2013)

13. Which Disney movie features the villain Cruella de Vil, known for her obsession with fur coats?

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

14. Secret monster hunters gather at Bloodstone Manor after the death of their leader. The attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic.

Werewolf By Night (2022)

15. 15 Years after her happily ever after (the first movie), Giselle, Robert, and Morgan move to Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life.

Disenchanted (2022)

16. This animated Disney movie gives you a look at our favorite scarers, before they became friends. It follows Mike and Sully at college.

Monster University (2013)

17. Sent to Sage Academy for magic, a girl and her new friends learn to use their special but unpolished skills to save everyone from evil.

Upside Down Magic (2020)

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Muppets The Haunted Mansion (2021)

19. In Andalasia, young Giselle frolics with her woodland pals and falls in love with her Prince Charming. But then his evil stepmother sends her to New York City, and place where “there are no happy ever afters.”

Enchanted (2007)

20. Dave is an average guy, but a wizard sees a hidden talent for sorcery in him. He becomes Balthazar’s reluctant protege, helping his mentor defend Manhattan from a powerful adversary.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

21. The teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar.

Descendants (2015)

22. A scientist builds a human being (Edward), but dies before he can finish assembling him properly. Then, a loving suburban saleswoman discovers Edward and takes him home.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

23. A workaholic real estate agent takes his family on a vacation, but stops at a sinister-looking mansion along the way. Soon, the family discovers the place is haunted.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

24. Which Disney Channel Original Movie features a teenager who learns she’s a descendant of monster hunters on Halloween?

Girl Vs. Monster (2012)

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Round 2: Non-Disney Halloween Kids Films

Easy Halloween movie film trivia quiz that is family friendly

25. Which animated Disney movie is set in a hotel and caters exclusively to monsters and supernatural creatures?

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

26. In this movie, when you have a ghost problem, “who you gonna call”?

Ghostbusters (1984)

27. What is the name of the movie in which a kind young ghost haunts a mansion in Maine (along with his troublemaking uncles)?

Casper (1995)

28. What movie features three teens that discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living monster?

Monster House (2006)

29. High school girl-geek Jordan steps on a vial and becomes a werewolf after moving to a castle in Romania.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

30. Two boys accidentally bring Slappy to life, who then brings more creatures and monsters to life on Halloween.

Goosebumps 2 (2018)

31. In this movie (based on a Roald Dahl book), witches plot to turn children into mice.

The Witches (2020)

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32. A man claiming to be a missing brother shows up at one family’s home. They’re thrilled until they realize he’s conspiring to swindle their fortune.

The Addams Family (1991)

33. A young girl discovers a secret door and enters an alternate world resembling her own. It seems better even, until she realizes her parallel family wants to keep her there forever.

Coraline (2009)

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Round 3: Halloween Movie Trivia Picture Quiz

Name the movie based on the picture clues.

Easy Halloween movie trivia questions with pictures for kids

Beetlejuice

Nightmare Before Christmas

The Addams Family

Monsters Inc.

Trivia for Halloween movies picture quiz for kids

Ghostbusters

The Corpse Bride

The Haunted Mansion (You could also say Casper)

Hallooween Disney Trivia Round 3: Details

See how many details you know about Halloween Disney movie favorites.

Family friendly trivia for Halloween questions and answers

42. In Monsters Inc, what nickname do Mike and Sully give the little girl?

43. In Hocus Pocus , what is the name of the three witches who are resurrected on Halloween night?

Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.

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44. In the movie,  Halloweentown , what family of witches does Marnie Piper come from?

The Cromwell Family

45. In Enchanted , what is the name of the evil stepmother that sends Giselle away?

Queen Narissa of Andalasia

46. In Coco , what is the name of Miguel’s dog, who also joins him in the Land of the Dead?

47. What type of creature is Maleficent in the fairy tale Disney movie Maleficent ?

48. What is Jack Skellington king of in The Nightmare Before Christmas ?

Halloween Town

49. In the rebooted Haunted Mansion (2023), what is Ben Matthias’ job at the start of the movie?

An astrophysicist

50. In Twitches and Twitches Too, what land/dimension is the magical kingdom located in?

The Magical Land of Coventry

51. In Halloweentown , what is the name of the mayor of Halloweentown?

52. In Frankenweenie , what does the dead rat Edgar turn into?

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Round 4: Kids Movies For Halloween

Now, try try this Halloween movie trivia quiz about other favorite family-friendly movies.

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53. In  ParaNorman , what special ability does Norman have?

He can see and speak to ghosts.

54.   In  The Addams Family , what is the name of the uncle with the deranged smile?

Uncle Fester

55. In Corpse Bride , what does Victor mistakenly place a wedding ring on? It causes him to marry the Corpse Bride .

A tree branch

56. In Beetlejuice , what is the name of the death guide?

Handbook for the Recently Deceased.

57. What is the name of the dog to crime-solving friends Fred, Daphe, Shaggy, and Velma?

58.   In  Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest , who does everything think is stealing the townspeople’s hats ?

A scarecrow (No Noggin)

59. In  Hotel Transylvania , what is the name of Dracula’s daughter?

60. What are Casper’s uncles’ names in Casper the Friendly Ghost ?

Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie

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Best Horror Movie Halloween Trivia

Next, the following Halloween trivia movie questions are for older teens and adults. These horror movies from the 80s, 90s, and today are scary! Can you name the movie?

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61. A group of friends summon a ghostly figure by saying his name five times in front of a mirror.

Candyman (1992)

62. Clarice, the top student at the FBI training academy, interviews a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

63. An ancient, shape-shifting evil emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Seven outcasts must overcome their own personal fears to battle the bloodthirsty clown .

64. Marion is on the run after stealing from her employer. Traveling the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at a ramshackle motel and meets the polite but highly-strung Norman.

Psycho (1960)

65. Jack Torrance becomes caretaker at an isolated hotel and moves in with his family. But his son is plagued by psychic premonitions, that become more and more disturbing.

The Shining (1980)

66. What movie series follows Jamie Lee Curtis as she is stalked by a murderer?

Halloween (1978)

67. A group of friends become trapped in a haunted house attraction with a killer called “The Other” .

Hell Fest (2018)

68. Which horror movie debuted a killer doll named Chucky?

Child’s Play (1988)

69. Which horror film involves a journalist investigating a cursed videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die within seven days?

The Ring (2002)

70. A disfigured villian preys on teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Scream (1996)

72. What classic 1973 horror film centers around a young girl named who becomes possessed by a demonic entity?

The Exorcist (1973)

73. A father and mother struggle to survive with their children in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrials with an acute sense of hearing.

A Quiet Place  (2018)

74. Which horror movie revolves around a group of friends who spend a night in a remote cabin, find an old book, and then awaken a flood of evil?

The Evil Dead (1981)

75. The Perrons move into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence makes itself known. Though the manifestations are benign at first, events escalate in horrifying fashion .

The Conjuring (2013)

76. Which horror movie features a group of people trapped in an elevator with a mysterious and malevolent presence?

Devil (2010)

77. A group takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. Zombies start to find ways inside .

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

78. When their car breaks down, a couple has to spend the night at a remote hotel. They entertain themselves by watching low-budget slasher movies on TV. Until they realize the horrifying images were recorded in the room they are staying.

Vacancy (2007)

79. After a California family moves into a new home, strange and creepy things start happening. Ghosts commune with them through the television set, and turn menacing.

Poltergeist (2015) (Remake of the 1982 film)

80. This horror film follows a young girl named Carrie with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on her tormentors.

Carrie (1976)

81. Adelaide returns to the beachfront home she grew up in but worries something bad will happen. Her worst fears are realized when four masked strangers descend upon the house. When the masks come off, the family learns that each attacker looks like one of them.

82. A space crew is en-route to Earth when a foreign radio signal is picked up. It originates from an uninhabited planet and the crew lands to investigate.

Alien (1979)

83. Living in exile, Dr.   Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I.   Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim .

Hannibal (2001)

84. In this movie, the Jigsaw Killer tests his victims’ will to live by putting them through deadly “games” where they must inflict great physical pain upon themselves to survive .

85. A 15th-century prince is condemned to live off the blood of the living for eternity. But when the Count sees a photo of Mina, the spitting image of his dead wife, he sets off for London.

Dracula (1992)

86. Underneath a City exists a genetic research facility called the Hive. A thief steals the genetically engineered T-virus and contaminates the Hive with it.

Resident Evil (2002)

87. A man with a meat hook terrorizes a group of friends for their past actions in this 90s movie. What is it?

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

88. What horror movie features a chainsaw as the killer’s weapon?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974-2022)

89.   What horror movie stars Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and is a recount of a vampire’s life? It is based on an Anne Rice novel .

Interview With The Vampire (1994)

90. Parents take drastic measures when it seems their new home is haunted and their comatose son is possessed by a malevolent being.

Insidious (2010)

91. A group of teenagers discover they are able to contact spirits using a mysterious embalmed hand. Until the beings take things too far.

Talk to Me (2023)

Hard Horror Movie Quotes Trivia

If you like horror movies, you might know where these famous lines come from!

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92. “Whatever you do, don’t…fall…asleep!”

A Nightmare on Elm Street

93. “I want to play a game.”

94. “I see dead people.”

The Sixth Sense

95. “Here’s Johnny!”

The Shining

96. “Do you like scary movies?”

97. “Groovy!”

Evil Dead II

98. “It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.”

The Silence of the Lambs

99. “It’s alive! It’s alive!”

Frankenstein

100. “You’ll Float, Too.”

101. “We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes.”

102. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”  

The Fly,  1986.

103. “Once upon a time, there was a girl and the girl had a shadow. The two were connected, tethered together.”  

104. “Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?”  

Child’s Play

105. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

106. “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Jaws,  1975. 

107. “Quid pro quo.”

108. “They’re here!”

Poltergeist

109. “Get Out”

Hard True or False Horror Movie Questions

These horror movie trivia questions will make you question what’s real.

True or false Horror movie trivia questions and answers

110. The Sixth Sense is the highest-earning horror movie of all time.

False.  It :  Chapter One  is the highest earning. (But  The Sixth Sense  is #2!)

111. The Blair Witch Project has no music.

112. In surveys, more men are fans of horror than women.

113. In A Quiet Place , dialogue was spoken for a total of 5 minutes.

False. It was a total of only 83 seconds.

114. Charlotte is the name of the girl who is possessed by a demon in the horror classic  The Exorcist .

False. Regan

115. Bates Hotel is the name of the iconic hotel in Psycho .

116. In  Friday the 13th,  Jason Voorhees wears a scream mask on his face.

False. A hockey mask

117.   Michael Myers is the serial killer who haunts people’s dreams in  A Nightmare on Elm Street .

False. Freddy Krueger

118. ‘It’ is a movie based on the original Stephen King novel of the same name.

119.   In  The Silence of the Lambs , Anthony Hopkins played Hannibal Lecter.

120.   In  The Shining , the name of the hotel is The Whispering Hotel.

False. The Overlook Hotel

121. The masked killer in the Halloween movies is Michael Myers.

122. In the movie  The Omen , Damien Thorn is the young boy who turns out to be the Antichrist

123. The most watched scene in horror is said to be the scene in the original  Halloween  (1978) where Jamie Lee Curtis unsuccessfully hides from Michael Myers in a closet.

False. It’s the shower scene from Psycho .

124. The TV Horror series Stranger Things , is set in a fictional town in Illinois.

False. Hawkins, Indiana.

True or false scary Halloween horror movie trivia quiz

False. Pennywise.

126. Samara is the name of the girl who comes after them in The Ring .

127. The Scream franchise was inspired by a novel by James Patterson.

False. It was inspired by a real-life serial killer in Gainesville, Florida.

128. In Resident Evil, Raccoon City is the name of the city above the research facility.

129. Paranormal Activity is the most profitable horror movie ever made.

True. It was shot on a small budget of $15,000, before Paramount Pictures acquired and modified it for $200,000 more. It earned a total of $194 million.

130. The skeletons used in the climax of  Poltergeist were real.

Multiple Choice Horror Halloween Movie Trivia

Finally, choose from the multiple choice options to answer this fun and interesting horror movie trivia quiz.

131. According to a survey in October 2022, what percent of American women watched a horror movie in theaters in the last year?

Answer: C) 21%

132. What percentage of American men watched a horror movie in theaters in the last year?

Answer: A) 35%

133. In The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) , which classic Halloween tale is featured in the film’s second half?

B) The Headless Horseman

C) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

D) Frankenstein

Answer: B) The Headless Horseman

133. Which horror movie was banned at one time?

B) Hereditary

C) Texas Chainsaw Massacre

D) The Exorcist 

Answer: D) The Exorcist. The movie was banned upon release in different cities in the United States as well as the United Kingdom.

134. What’s the scariest horror movie of all time? (While this is a matter of opinion, most would say….)

A) The Conjuring

B) The Exorcist

C) Hereditary

D) The Shining

Answer: B) The Exorcist

135. In Hereditary , what family member experiences a tragic and unsettling accident early in the film?

D) Daughter

Answer: D) Daughter Charlie

hard multiple choice horror movie trivia questions

Answer: A) A toilet

137. What   is the name of the child who can see and communicate with ghosts in the movie  The Sixth Sense ?

A) Charlie Graham

B) Danny Torrence

C) Cole Sear

D) Carol Anne

Answer: C) Cole Sear

138. In A Quiet Place , what can the alien creatures not do?

D) Reproduce

Answer: B) Swim

139. According to a survey , what age group likes horror the most?

A) 18-29 year olds

B) 30-44 year olds

C) 45-64 year olds

D) 65+ year olds

Answer: B) 30-44 year olds

140. What four words should you never say in a horror film?

A) “Don’t go in there!”

B) “Get out!”

C) “I’ll be right back.”

Answer: C) “I’ll be right back.”

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53 Halloween Movie Trivia Questions And Answers That Are Spook-tacular

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It's time to check out hair-raising Halloween movie trivia! As the fall leaves fall and the jack-o'-lanterns flicker, there's no better way to celebrate this spooktacular season than by testing your knowledge of bone-chilling films.

This trivia consists of a monstrous list of trivia questions and answers that will send shivers down your spine, whether you're an adult seeking thrills or a little one craving some spooky fun. From the classics to modern masterpieces, these questions will ignite your Halloween spirit and make your evening truly memorable.

So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and have fun!

Vintage Horror Movie Trivia Questions

This section gathered some vintage haunting trivia questions for those who love a good scare. Do you recall your favorite Halloween classics? Test your knowledge and relive those spine-tingling moments. Brace yourself and see how many questions you can answer right!

1. Question: What set the serial killer in the iconic movie 'Friday The 13th'   apart?

Answer: The serial killer is a mother (Mrs. Voorhees).

2. Question: Which monochrome 3D monster flick had a creature that was played by a man and shot entirely underwater?

Answer:  ' Creature From The Black Lagoon'.

3. Question: Which vintage horror movie got 10 Academy Award nominations?

Answer: 'The Exorcist'.

4. Question: What is the name of the possessed child in the 1973 horror film 'The Exorcist'?

Answer: Regan MacNeil.

5. Question: Which horror movie released in 1960 is known for its iconic shower scene?

Answer: 'Psycho'.

6. Question: What is the name of the fictional town where the events of John Carpenter's 'Halloween' (1978) take place?

Answer: Haddonfield.

7. Question: Who directed the 1931 film adaptation of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'?

Answer: Tod Browning.

8. Question: In the 1944 horror film 'The Uninvited', what is the supernatural entity haunting the house?

Answer: A ghost.

9. Question: What is the name of the possessed doll in the 1988 film 'Child's Play'?

Answer: Chucky.

'90s Horror Movie Trivia

Get ready to travel back in time to the thrilling era of '90s horror movies! If you're a die-hard fan of those spine-chilling flicks, this trivia challenge is tailor-made for you. Put your '90s horror knowledge to the ultimate test and see if you're a true master of horror film trivia.

10. Question: Who played Jonathan Harker in Francis Ford Coppola's version of 'Dracula'?

Answer: Keanu Reeves.

11. Question: Which horror film character wields a glove with razors for fingers?

Answer: Freddie Krueger.

12. Question: Which iconic scary movie had Johnny Depp's film debut?

Answer: 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' (1984).

13. Question: Which ancient city houses the mummy in the iconic movie 'The Mummy' (1999) ?

Answer: Hamunaptra .

14. Question: This movie was based on Anne Rice's famous novel and had a cast that included names like Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise. Which movie is this?

Answer: 'Interview With The Vampire' (1994).

15. Question: Who plays the role of Hannibal Lecter in the modern TV adaptation of the classic horror film 'Hannibal'?

Answer: Mads Mikkelsen.

16. Question: How many Nightmare On Elm Street   movies have come out to date?

Answer: Nine.

17. Question: Where does the story of 'Scream 2' take place?

Answer: University campus.

18. Questions: Which horror movie had Kirsten Dunst play a young vampire?

Answer: 'Interview With A Vampire'.

19. Question: Which '90s movie features creepy crawlies taking over a small town in California?

Answer: 'Arachnophobia'.

20. Question: What color palette does 'The Ring'   predominantly   follow?

Answer: Blues and grays.

Disney Halloween Movie Trivia Questions And Answers

Let's put your Disney knowledge to the test with these kid-friendly Halloween movie trivia questions. From friendly ghosts to mischievous villains, you'll journey through the enchanting world of Disney's Halloween delights. So, grab your broomsticks, and let's dive into a world of Disney Halloween magic!

21. Question: Which Disney movie was banned in Denmark?

Answer: 'The Skeleton Dance'.

22. Question: Which live-action horror Disney movie got a remake starring Dwayne Johnson?

Answer: 'Escape To Witch Mountain'.

23. Questions: Which Disney horror flick is set in space and is reminiscent of Star Wars?

Answer: 'The Black Hole'.

24. Questions: Which horror movie featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a witch?

Answer: 'Hocus Pocus' (1993).

25. Questions: Which horror flick features a Mickey Mouse gone mad?

Answer: 'Runaway Brain'.

26. Questions: Which famous pirate franchise comes under Disney Studio?

Answer: 'The Pirates Of The Caribbean'.

27. Question: Which Disney flick has a highly experimental soundtrack?

Answer: 'Fantasia'.

28. Question: Which Disney horror movie was written by Ray Bradbury?

Answer: 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'.

29. Question: Which Tim Burton Disney movie features dogs as the main characters?

Answer: 'Frankenweenie'.

30. Question: Which animated horror Disney movie has a PG rating?

Answer: 'The Black Cauldron'.

31. Question: Which animated Disney flick is inspired by the legend of Sleepy Hollow?

Answer: 'The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad'.

Scary Movies Trivia About Book Adaptations

Now, let's put your knowledge to the test with trivia about these hair-raising book-to-movie adaptations. Get ready to explore the dark corners of literature and cinema, and see if you can conquer these terrifying Halloween movie trivia questions. Prepare for a thrilling ride!

32. Question: Which living horror author has the most adaptations made from his bestselling books?

Answer: Stephen King.

33. Question: Which book features Pennywise the Clown?

Answer: 'It'.

34. Question: Which haunted house story was adapted to a blockbuster Netflix series?

Answer: 'The Haunting Of Hill House'.

35. Question: Who pioneered the horror science fiction genre?

Answer: Mary Shelley.

36. Question: Which actor plays the protagonist in the movie 'The Woman In Black'?

Answer: Daniel Radcliffe.

37. Question: Which book features a climax where the protagonist is covered in pig's blood?

Answer: 'Carrie'.

38. Question: Who wrote the book 'American Psycho'?

Answer: Bret Easton Ellis.

The Scariest Characters In Horror Movies

Brace yourself for a bone-chilling adventure into the world of horror movie villains. You know, those characters that make you scream, hide under your blankets and even avoid looking in the mirror at night. Gather your courage and see if you can conquer these hair-raising Halloween characters' trivia questions!

39. Question: Which character portrayed by Johnny Depp is a barber who kills all his clients in the movie 'The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street'?

Answer: Sweeney Todd.

40. Question: Which movie features a princess who has to go down a hole in the tree to find a disgusting creature with its eyes in its hands?

Answer: 'Pan's Labyrinth'.

41. Question: Which movie features a teenage girl with superpowers who ultimately ends up becoming a villain?

42 .  Question: What is the real name of the antagonist in 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'?

Answer: Freddy Kreuger.

43. Question: Who plays Hannibal Lecter in its first and most horrifying film depiction?

Answer: Anthony Hopkins.

44. Question: Who plays the Devil in 'The Witches Of Eastwick'?

Answer: Jack Nicholson.

45. Question: Which movie features a child who can see dead people?

Answer: 'The Sixth Sense'.

46. Question: Who plays the murderous robot from the future in 'The Terminator'?

Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

47. Question: This Spanish horror movie features a schoolgirl who messes around with Ouija Boards.

Answer: 'Veronica'.

48. Question: This Spanish horror flick features a comatose mother who refuses to die.

Answer: 'The Influence'.

49. Question: What does the girl from 'The Ring' whisper on the phone?

Answer: "Seven days".

50. Question: Scarlett Johansson plays a predatory alien in which flick?

Answer: 'Under The Skin'.

51. Question: What is the name of the girl from the Japanese 'Ringu' movie?

Answer: Sadako Yamamura.

52. Question: Which movie features a haunted baby doll other than Chucky?

Answer: 'Annabelle'.

53.   Question: What is the name of the Invisible Man in the film adaptation of HG Wells' novel 'The Invisible Man'?

Answer: Griffin.

Congratulations, you fearless Halloween movie fan! You've journeyed through a spine-tingling maze of trivia and conquered the realm of horror films.

By testing your knowledge of Halloween movie trivia, you've not only entertained yourself but also expanded your love for the supernatural. Remember, the joy of Halloween movies lies in sharing the thrills with friends and family. So, why not organize a movie night and challenge your loved ones with these captivating trivia questions?

Keep exploring, keep discovering, and may your love for Halloween movies continue to defy all expectations! Happy haunting!

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We’ll be taking a look at all of the Halloween movies to date, so don’t worry if you missed the original, although it’s certainly worth your time! From key cast members to the murky history of Michael Myers, there’s questions here to catch out even the biggest fans!

Do you know how much the original made at the box office, and who directed the movie that spawned one of horror’s greats? Can you picture Michael’s sinister mask, and do you know what the movie was originally called during its development?

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1. which horror movie was shot entirely on a handheld video camera like a documentary.

The Blair Witch Project

2. What is the highest grossing horror movie of all time?

It: Chapter One (2017)

3. What horror movie is famous for the line, “Do you like scary movies?” 

Scream 

4. What horror author has the most movie adaptations made from his bestselling books?

Stephen King

5. Who is revealed to be the serial killer in the movie Friday the 13th?

Pamela Sue Voorhees

6. What Martin Scorsese thriller features Robert De Niro as a criminal madman? 

7. which japanese horror movie inspired its blockbuster hollywood counterpart, the ring, 8. what disney horror flick features a mickey mouse gone mad.

Runaway Brain

9.Which classic monster movie is said to be the most successful horror franchise in history?

10. which slasher flick villain is terrified of water, because he died by drowning.

Jason Voorhees

11. What is the name of the demon in the Exorcist?

12. which three movie franchises feature a possessed doll.

Annabelle, Child’s Play, and Chucky

13. Which 90s movie depicts creepy-crawlies taking over a small town in California?

Arachnophobia

14. What classic scary movie was Johnny Depp’s film debut?

A Nightmare on Elm Street

15. Who was Danny’s imaginary friend in the classic horror movie, The Shining?

16. which classic horror movie got 10 academy award nominations .

The Exorcist

17. What is the name of the iconic clown from the Stephen King Franchise ‘It’?

18. which black and white monster movie starred a creature that was played by a man and was shot entirely underwater.

Creature from Black Lagoon

19. Which horror movie features Kirsten Dunst as a young vampire?

Interview with a Vampire

20. Which 90s horror movie won three Academy Awards?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

21. How many people associated with the making of the Exorcist died before the movie was released? 

22. what was freddy krueger’s serial killer nickname before he died .

The Springwood Slasher 

23. The quote, “Here’s Johnny,” is from what classic horror movie?

The Shining

24. Which classic horror movie features a killer wearing a William Shatner mask?

25. what classic scary movie was the first to depict someone being stabbed to death in the shower, 26. what was the name of the apartment building where rosemary and guy lived in rosemary’s baby .

The Bramford 

27. In the horror movie, Get Out, how does Chris avoid being hypnotized?

He puts cotton in his ears

28. How often does The Purge happen?

Once per year

29. What horror movie franchise is based on the real-life work of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren?

The Conjuring

30. What famous figurine inspired the design for Gill-man in The Creature From the Black Lagoon?

The Oscar statue

31. The quote, “Do you want to play a game?,” is from which horror movie?

32. in scream, what is the number 1 rule on randy’s list of rules for surviving a horror movie.

Don’t have sex 

33. What 1990s slasher film features a serial killer fisherman seeking revenge against four teenagers?

I Know What You Did Last Summer

34. What famous actress made her big screen debut in the 1993 horror movie, Leprechaun? 

Jennifer Aniston 

35. What weapon does Leatherface use?

36. the babysitter murders was the original title of which classic 80s horror film.

Halloween 

37. What horror thriller was based on the seven deadly sins from the Bible? 

Se7en 

38. In the horror movie Carrie, what do the other students dump on Carrie at prom? 

Pig’s blood 

39. Which classic horror movie (and recent remake) features a spirit who can be summoned by a person who says his name five times to a mirror?

40. which european country is the setting for the 90s horror movie hostel, 41. what is the flight number of the plane the teens avoid dying on thanks a premonition in the final destination, 42. which horror movie actor, director, screenwriter, and make-up artist was given the nickname, “the man of a thousand faces” , 43. what question does drew barrymore’s character, casey, ask in the opening sequence of scream.

“Why do you want to know my name?”

44. Who was the killer in Friday the 13th?

45. how much money did arnie pay for christine in the stephen king horror movie of the same name, 46. in misery, what does paul use to pick the lock on his door .

A bobby pin

47. Who is responsible for releasing the deadly virus in 28 Days Later?

Animal rights activists

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These questions are bonuses and are not featured on the horror movie trivia questions and answers printable.

What is camp ground’s name in Friday the 13th?

Camp Crystal Lake

Who won the Oscar for best actor after starring in the famous film, Silence of the Lambs?

Anthony Hopkins

What is the famous line from Haley Joel Osment in Sixth Sense?

“I see dead people.”

Who starred in Sixth Sense?

Bruce Willis

Name 3 of the 6 horror movies that have been up for the Academy Award for Best Picture:

The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Get Out (2017), Black Swan (2010), The Sixth Sense (1999), Jaws (1975), and The Exorcist (1973).

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75 Halloween trivia questions and answers that are a real treat

It's Halloween and we couldn't be more excited!

If you missed TODAY's Kellyoke-inspired costume reveal on the Plaza, not to worry, you can get caught up right here . We promise, you'll find all the fabulous costumes, details and everything else you need to know about this year's extravaganza.

Either way, we're guessing you're here because you love Halloween as much as we do. Not that we blame you. Halloween is arguably the best holiday of the year.

If your heart beats black and orange , you've come to the right place because this collection of Halloween trivia is nothing short of a veritable Samhain feast.

Don't know what Samhain is? Well, it's a Celtic celebration that dates back to 600 AD and is considered by many to be the origin of Halloween .

Depending on your Halloween IQ, you might already have known that one. So, let's raise the stakes, shall we?

Which Halloween candy was once referred to as "chicken feed?" Or what about this one: What was the original working title of the classic 1978 movie "Halloween "?

Bet you don't know the answers. But if you do, by all means, go to the head of class because your Halloween knowledge is frightfully good.

However, if you're like the rest of us, you'll need to read on to learn about those and other Halloween facts that run the gamut from movies and music to history and horticulture (yes, we're talkin' about pumpkins).

So, put on your thinking cap and get ready to dive into these Halloween trivia tidbits that, if we do say so ourselves, are positively fang-tabulous.

  • Which of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" played the role of Lindsey Wallace in the 1978 movie "Halloween?" Answer : Kyle Richards
  • What's another name for a lycanthrope? Answer: A werewolf
  • What year did Charles M. Schulz's classic Halloween TV special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ," first air? Answer : 1966
  • What do you call a group of witches? Answer : A coven
  • Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore star in what movie about the afterlife? Answer: "Ghost"
  • Which U.S. city hosts the world's largest Halloween parade? Answer: New York City, which puts on the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade annually
  • How did early New Englanders protect their homes from evil spirits? Answer: By hiding their shoes in the walls
  • What vegetable was once thought to have supernatural powers on Halloween? Answer: Cabbage
  • What day does All Saints' Day fall on? Answer: Nov. 1
  • What do call a man who practices witchcraft? Answer : A warlock
  • What does a magician say when performing a magic trick? Answer: Hocus-pocus
  • Edward Cullen is a vampire in what popular movie and book series? Answer: "Twilight"
  • Who wrote the 1818 classic book "Frankenstein?" Answer: Mary Shelley
  • What is another name for a large kettle or boiler? Answer: A cauldron
  • What actor played Laurie Strode in the 1978 movie "Halloween?" Answer: Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Vincent Price provides the spooky monologue at the end of what popular Halloween song ? Answer: Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
  • What percentage of Americans pretend they're not home on Halloween? Answer: One in five adults (21%) said they play pretend in a 2021 YouGov poll
  • Which movie tops Rotten Tomatoes' list of the Scariest Horror Movies Ever? Answer: "The Exorcist"
  • Why do some people wear their clothes inside out on Halloween? Answer: Superstitious folks believe they'll see a witch at midnight
  • Which comedian inspired Jordan Peele to write "Get Out"? Answer: Eddie Murphy. Peele told " Entertainment Tonight " that the movie references "one of the best bits of all time" from Murphy's 1983 comedy special, "Delirious"
  • Are pumpkins technically a fruit or vegetable? Answer: Fruit
  • What movie serial killer is immortalized with a statue at the bottom of a lake? Answer: According to a YouTube video , there's a Jason Voorhees ("Friday the 13th") statue at the bottom of a mine pit in Crosby, Minnesota
  • What Halloween spending category was expected hit a record high in 2022? Answer: Pet spending was estimated to top more than $700 million, per the National Retail Foundation
  • Which Halloween candy is considered the worst? Answer: Candy corn, followed by circus peanuts, according to a survey of 17,000 CandyStore.com customers
  • Which first lady was the first to decorate the White House for Halloween? Answer: In 1958, Mamie Eisenhower decorated the White House for a Halloween luncheon
  • Which U.S. president told a group of schoolkids that the White House was haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln? Answer: In 1989, George H.W. Bush jokingly told a group of children that Lincoln was rumored to haunt the White House
  • When did Halloween start? Answer: Though opinion varies, Halloween is thought to have started around 600 AD with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain
  • How much money were consumers expected to spend on Halloween decorations in 2022? Answer: $3.4 billion, per the NRF
  • Which actor said that “Hocus Pocus” was one of her favorite movie roles of all time? Answer: Bette Midler
  • Which U.S. state produces the most pumpkins? Answer: Illinois, per the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • What percentage of people planned to celebrate Halloween in 2022? Answer: 69%, according to the NRF
  • Why are the Halloween colors orange and black? Answer: While there are competing theories, it’s thought that orange is for pumpkins and harvest, and black represents night, death or darkness
  • How much money were consumers expected to spend on Halloween costumes in 2022? Answer: $3.6 billion, according to the NRF
  • Where was “Hocus Pocus” filmed? Answer: The most famous "Hocus Pocus" scenes were filmed on location in Salem, Massachusetts
  • Where does the mask that Michael Myers wears in “Halloween" come from? Answer: It’s a modified Captain Kirk mask from "Star Trek"
  • What does the word “Halloween” come from? Answer: Halloween was known as "All Hallows’ Eve” until 1773, when the Scots began referring to it as Hallow-e’en. The first known use of the word is in the poem  “Halloween ," written in 1786
  • What was the original title of the movie “Halloween"? Answer: “The Babysitter Murders"
  • How many pounds of fresh pumpkins did the U.S. produce in 2021? Answer: Nearly 1.2 million pounds, according to the USDA
  • Who wrote the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”? Answer: Washington Irving
  • When was the song "Monster Mash" released? Answer: 1962
  • What is the most popular Halloween costume for pets? Answer: Pumpkin (followed by hot dog, bat, bumblebee and witch) according to the NRF
  • Where does the quote “Double, double toil and trouble” come from? Answer: William Shakespeare's “Macbeth”
  • What's the most popular Halloween costume in the U.S., according to Google? Answer: A witch
  • On average, how much money do Americans spend annually on Halloween? Answer: Approximately $10 million, per the NRF
  • When was the first known guide on celebrating Halloween published? Answer: "Halloween: How to Celebrate It" was published in 1897
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how many potential trick-or-treaters are there? Answer: Approximately 41 million kids between the ages of 5 and 14 or 73.1 million children under the age of 18
  • Where is Transylvania, otherwise known as home to Count Dracula, located? Answer: In Romania
  • What’s the most popular adult Halloween candy? Answer: M&M’s, according to YouGov's 2021 survey
  • What’s the most popular kids' Halloween candy? Answer: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, according to YouGov's 2021 survey
  • Approximately how much money were Americans expected to spend on candy in 2022? Answer: $3.1 billion, per the NRF
  • On average, what percentage of Americans carve a pumpkin for Halloween? Answer: 45%, according to the NRF
  • How many minutes does Michael Keaton appear on screen in Beetlejuice"? Answer: Approximately 17
  • What was the original working title of the movie “Beetlejuice"? Answer: “House Ghosts"
  • Which two fears from his own childhood did Steven Spielberg incorporate into the 1982 movie, “Poltergeist"? Answer: A clown doll and the tree with long branches outside the window of his childhood home
  • What actor and talk show host auditioned for a role in “Poltergeist” but ended up in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” instead? Answer: Drew Barrymore
  • How much candy does the average American consume each year? Answer: Roughly 8 pounds, according to a study published in Advances in Nutrition
  • Which 1980s band did “The Nightmare Before Christmas” composer Danny Elfman perform in? Answer: Oingo Boingo
  • How long did it take to make the movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas"? Answer: Three years
  • What was the original title of the Michael Jackson song “Thriller”? Answer: “Starlight"
  • Which film inspired Michael Jackson to collaborate with director John Landis on the “Thriller” video? Answer: “An American Werewolf in London”
  • What is having a fear of Halloween called? Answer: Samhainophobia
  • What did Americans use for Halloween decorations in the early 1900s? Answer: Crepe paper, cardboard cutouts, corn stalks, pumpkins, gourds and hay
  • What's the top grossing horror movie of all time? Answer: According to Box Office Mojo , the 2017 Stephen King movie "It"
  • Before pumpkins, which root vegetable did the Irish and Scottish carve on Halloween? Answer: Turnips
  • Why do we carve jack-o’-lanterns? Answer: The tradition comes from the tale of “Stingy Jack,” a man who cheated the devil and was sentenced to carry a glowing ember in a hollowed-out turnip for eternity
  • Why was Halloween nearly canceled as a holiday in the 1930s? Answer: Pranksters and vandals were causing millions of dollars of damage to U.S. cities on Halloween night
  • Why do we trick or treat? Answer: Trick-or-treating is thought to have began as a way for homeowners to reward pranksters for not vandalizing their home on Halloween
  • Which Halloween candy was originally referred to as “chicken feed"? Answer: Candy corn
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau , how many potential stops for trick-or-treaters were there in 2020? Answer: There were 126.8 million occupied homes for trick-or-treaters to visit.
  • Besides horror, what other genre did “Dracula” author Bram Stoker publish books under? Answer: Romance
  • What's the name of the fictional town in the movie "The Lost Boys"? Answer: Santa Clara, aka the "Murder Capital of the World"
  • What 1984 song returned to the charts on Billboard's "Hot 100" in October of 2021? Answer: Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
  • When selling a house, is the homeowner obligated to disclose that it's haunted? Answer: No. A majority of states don't require sellers to disclose paranormal activity or any other dubious stigmas like murder or ghosts
  • What historic weather event occurred on Halloween in 1991? Answer: The " Halloween Blizzard " of 1991, which dumped three feet of snow and two inches of ice across parts of the Midwest

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Are you a horror movie buff who can't wait for Halloween season to arrive? Do you love nothing more than curling up with a bucket of popcorn and watching classic horror films like Halloween, The Exorcist, or A Nightmare on Elm Street? Or maybe you're a more casual fan who enjoys the occasional spooky flick around this time of year? Either way, this Halloween movie trivia quiz is the perfect way to test your knowledge of all things horror! With 15 questions covering everything from iconic villains and jump scares to behind-the-scenes trivia and box office numbers, you'll have to summon all your knowledge and courage to get a perfect score. So turn off the lights, grab your favorite horror movie snacks, and get ready to face your fears with this spine-chilling quiz!

  • Which horror movie takes place in the fictional town of Woodsboro?

In the movie "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," what is the name of the chainsaw-wielding killer?

What is the name of the villain in the movie "Sleepy Hollow"?

In the movie "The Addams Family," what is the name of the butler?

Which of the following actors did NOT play a role in the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?

What is the name of the main character in the movie "Beetlejuice"?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," what is the name of the holiday town that Jack Skellington lives in?

What is the name of the town where the events of "Halloween" take place?

In the movie "The Addams Family," what is the name of the family's butler?

In the movie "Halloween," what is the name of the killer?

In the movie "Psycho," what is the name of the infamous hotel?

In the movie "Scream," what is the name of the masked killer?

In the movie "Halloween," what is the name of the main character who is pursued by Michael Myers?

In the movie "Hocus Pocus," what is the name of the main character played by Bette Midler?

In the movie "Beetlejuice," what is the name of the couple who move into the haunted house?

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Trick or Treat: Take on This Spooky Halloween Movie Trivia Quiz

Halloween is a time for jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and of course, scary movies! From slasher classics to supernatural thrillers, horror movies have been a staple of Halloween festivities for decades. But how much do you really know about the iconic movies that have terrified and delighted audiences over the years? Can you name the killer in Scream or the demon in The Conjuring? Do you know which horror movie franchise has the highest-grossing film of all time? This Halloween movie trivia quiz will put your knowledge to the test and see if you have what it takes to survive a horror movie marathon. So dim the lights, grab your favorite blanket for protection, and prepare to be scared out of your wits with this creepy quiz!

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  • In the movie “Halloween,” what is the name of the killer?
  • What is the name of the town where the events of “Halloween” take place?
  • In the movie “Hocus Pocus,” what is the name of the witch who is played by Bette Midler?
  • Which of the following actors did NOT play a role in the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?
  • In the movie “Scream,” what is the name of the masked killer?
  • What is the name of the main character in the movie “Beetlejuice”?
  • In the movie “The Addams Family,” what is the name of the butler?
  • What is the name of the villain in the movie “Sleepy Hollow”?
  • In the movie “Halloween,” what is the name of the main character who is pursued by Michael Myers?
  • In the movie “Hocus Pocus,” what is the name of the main character played by Bette Midler?
  • In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” what is the name of the holiday town that Jack Skellington lives in?
  • In the movie “Beetlejuice,” what is the name of the couple who move into the haunted house?
  • What is the name of the iconic villain in the movie “Scream”?
  • In the movie “The Addams Family,” what is the name of the family’s butler?
  • In the movie “The Exorcist,” what is the name of the possessed girl?
  • In the movie “Halloween,” what is the name of the main character played by Jamie Lee Curtis?
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Quiz your family and friends on these Hallows' Eve facts.

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Here we've got 32 fun (and spooky) Halloween facts to make for a fun game of Halloween trivia for adults and kids alike. Our questions cover TV, movies, pop culture, history, and more, and range from easy to hard. Do you know what to sprinkle on your doorstep on Halloween? Or whose ghost is said to haunt the halls of the White House? Or when we will have the next full moon on Halloween? What about when the tradition of trick-or-treating started? Or what Samhain references? We've got those answers below. Plus, if you want to up the fun factor in the game, you can tell some of these Halloween jokes along the way too.

Now get out the candy, because obviously there will have to be appropriate prizes in this game, and get to playing!

What was the ancient Celtic fall festival that was a precursor to Halloween?

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Answer: Samhain. Marking the change of seasons, Samhain occurred on November 1 but kicked off the evening before. On this night, the veil between this world and the next was thought to be especially thin.

Related: What's the Origin of Halloween?

What does the word "Halloween" mean?

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Answer: Hallowed Evening or Holy Night—because Halloween is a Catholic holiday too. Short for All Hallows' Eve, Halloween is the day of the vigil held the evening before All Saints' Day on November 1. Pope Gregory IV added All Saints' Day to the official Church calendar in 837 C.E., expanding the holiday, which was previously celebrated only in Rome, to all churches.

What is America's favorite Halloween candy?

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Answer: Reese's Cups. So says bulk candy distributor CandyStore.com , which crunched 15 years of sales data from 2007 to 2021 to give us this delicious answer. Is anyone surprised?

How is Laurie Strode related to killer Michael Myers in the Halloween movie franchise?

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Answer: Trick question! The answer depends on the movie. Halloween II , released in 1981, reveals that Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is Michael Myers's sister. Later sequels followed suit until 2018's Halloween— a direct sequel to the 1978 original in which no family relation is mentioned. So, in the 2018 movie, Halloween Kills (2021) and Halloween Ends (2022), Laurie and Michael are unrelated. Confusing, we know.

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In what state is it the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive full-size candy bars on Halloween?

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Answer: Oregon, according to CandyStore.com .

What was the original purpose of bobbing for apples on Halloween?

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Answer: Fortune-telling, specifically predicting whom a woman would marry. Each apple represented a different suitor, and whichever apple the woman ended up biting into was said to represent her future husband.

Name the haunted San Jose, CA, home that grew from 8 rooms to 160 rooms while owned by an eccentric rifle heiress.

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Answer: Winchester Mystery House . From 1886 until her death in 1922, Sarah Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester, continuously added on to her California home, which began as a modest farmhouse. Perhaps the spookiest feature of this labyrinth-like mansion: doors and stairwells that lead to… nowhere.

Related: 27 of the Most Haunted Places in America

What was the original name for candy corn?

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Answer: Chicken Feed. According to History.com , the Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly Candy Company) popularized the classic tricolor Halloween treat when it began marketing the kernels under that name in 1898.

Which famous magician actually died (!) on Halloween?

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Answer: You might find it hard to believe, but the magician Harry Houdini passed away on Halloween day.

How did Houdini's wife attempt to communicate with him after his death?

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Answer: Seances. Houdini had promised his wife, Bess, that if he died first he would send a message in code, one that only they knew, within 10 years— if communication between the dead and living were possible. On Halloween night 1936 , the tenth anniversary of his death, Bess made her final attempt to reach her deceased husband. The result: no message from the other side.

Can you guess how many calories are in the average trick-or-treat Halloween bag?

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Answer: Prepare yourself: 3,500 and 7,000 ! How's that for motivation to take it easy on night one and tuck a few treats away from later in the week?

Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House to celebrate Halloween?

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Answer: Mamie Eisenhower in 1958. (This 17-x-21-foot jack-'o-lantern is from 1993's decor!)

How many pounds of candy corn are produced every single year?

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Answer: You may find it hard to believe, but 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year! That's 9 billion pieces of the tricolor wonders to munch on every Halloween.

Which candy was handed out to soldiers during the Korean War?

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Answer: Launched way back in 1907, Tootsie Rolls were accidentally air-dropped to American troops in battle in the Korean War. The troops went on to praise the candies for keeping them nourished and even plugging bullet holes in vehicles and equipment, which would seal as the candies froze in the frigid temperatures.

Which country holds the record for the largest pumpkin ever?

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Answer: Italy! Grown in 2021, the pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 1,226 kilograms (just shy of 2,702 pounds) and measured 11 feet 8 inches in diameter.

Which of the following is NOT a term for a scarecrow?

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Options: Hodmedod, Murmet, Doodle sack, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogal, Mommet, Mawkin, Bwbach .

Answer: Doodle Sack. Which is an English word for a bagpipe. Either way you look at it, while the Scarecrow may not have had a heart, he does go by a lot of names!

What were originally used as the first Jack-o'-Lanterns?

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Answer: Turnips. Originating in Ireland, people would hollow out turnips and place a lump of coal in it as a type of lantern and set it at their door as a guide for poor "Jack." Jack, legend has it, tricked the devil and wasn't allowed into heaven or hell, so he was cursed to wander the earth forever in the in-between. The Irish then brought this tradition to America and found that pumpkins were a far better alternative to the turnip, thus instilling an American fall tradition.

In what century did the tradition of trick-or-treating begin?

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Answer: The American tradition of trick-or-treating dates back to the 1920s, but in Europe, as early as the 16th century people were known to go from door to door on Halloween night asking for food, reciting verses, wearing costumes, and warning of curses if they didn't get a warm welcome.

In "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin?

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Answer: Snoopy. Linus faints after seeing a shadowy figure rise in the pumpkin patch, thinking it's the Great Pumpkin. Instead, it was only Snoopy, which Sally sees and gets mad at Linus for making her miss out on all the Halloween fun to wait in the pumpkin patch.

What was Bram Stoker's original name for Dracula?

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Answer: Count Wampyr. Wampyr is the German word for vampire. Stoker changed the name to Dracula after seeing the name in a book he borrowed from the library while on summer vacation in 1890.

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100+ Best Halloween Trivia Questions & Answers

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Updated: July 5th, 2023

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Question: What is another name for trick-or-treating?

Answer: Guising

Question: What is the purpose of a ghoul?

Answer: To rob graves

Question: What image is usually carved onto a Jack-o'-lantern?

Answer: A face

Question: Who played the lead role in the 2004 movie 'Van Helsing'?

Answer: Hugh Jackman

Question: The 'corpse flower' gets its name from its what?

Answer: Smell

Question: What is another name for 'ghost'?

Answer: Phantom

Question: Halloween' is a poem written by who?

Answer: Robert Burns

Question: What is a pumpkin?

Answer: A fruit

Question: What sort of supernatural being is Dracula?

Answer: Vampire

Question: Who directed the movie 'Pumpkinhead'?

Answer: Stan Winston

Question: The Blair Witch Project' is set in which state?

Answer: Maryland

Question: In which year was the first 'Halloween' movie released?

Answer: 1978

Question: Who was the first person to star as Frankenstein?

Answer: Boris Karloff

Question: Name the Doctor who is associated with Mr. Hyde?

Answer: Dr. Jekyll

Question: Who played Mr. Kreeg in 'Trick 'r Treat'?

Answer: Brian Cox

Question: Who has produced the most movies in the Halloween series?

Answer: Paul Freeman

Question: Which country celebrates Alla Helgons Dag as its Halloween day?

Answer: Sweden

Question: Who wrote the novel 'Frankenstein'?

Answer: Mary Shelley

Question: Which classic movie is set in the Overlook Hotel?

Answer: The Shining

Question: In 'Arsenic and Old Lace' Mortimer Brewster marries who on Halloween?

Answer: Elaine Harper

Question: How old was Michael Myers when he killed his sister in the original 'Halloween'?

Question: Which of these movies is set in the fictional town of Oakmoor Crossing, just before and during Halloween?

Answer: Jack-O

Question: The movie 'Night of the Demons' tells the story of a Halloween party held where?

Answer: A mortuary

Question: Which birthday is Rynn Jacobs celebrating on Halloween at the start of 'The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane'?

Answer: 13th

Question: Name the town that is the setting for the film 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'?

Answer: Halloween Town

Question: 'Carrie' is a popular horror film, but it was a horror novel first. Who wrote it?

Answer: Stephen King

Question: 'Ginger Snaps' is a 2000 Canadian horror film about what kind of creatures?

Answer: Werewolves

Question: Which of these is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning 1993 feature-length animated television movie?

Answer: The Halloween Tree

Question: What is the name of the serial killer in the Halloween film series?

Answer: Michael Myers

Question: Which of these movies had the tag line '... when Halloween night stopped being fun!'?

Answer: Trick or Treats

Question: In the Halloween horror film series, which actress plays Laurie Strode?

Answer: Jamie Lee Curtis

Question: Who played Morticia Addams in 'Halloween with the New Addams Family'?

Answer: Carolyn Jones

Question: Who had one of their first big screen performances in 'Nightmare on Elm Street'?

Answer: Emilio Estevez

Question: When Good Ghouls Go Bad' is set in which state during the Halloween season?

Answer: Minnesota

Question: What does Charlie Brown get in his trick-or-treat bag in 'It's the Great Pumpkin', Charlie Brown?

Answer: Rocks

Question: The movie 'The Halloween That Almost Wasn't' is about which character?

Answer: Dracula

Question: In which season is Halloween?

Answer: Fall

Question: How many eyes does the monster called a cyclops have?

Question: Which vegetable is usually carved for Halloween?

Answer: Pumpkin

Question: Pumpkins grow on a what?

Answer: Vines

Question: How much money do Americans spend on Halloween each year?

Answer: $9 billion

Question: What does the Old English word 'hallow' mean?

Answer: Saint

Question: In Germany, it is traditional to put away which kitchen instrument?

Answer: Knives

Question: How much do Americans spend on Halloween annually?

Answer: $6.9 billion

Question: At Halloween, children play 'Trick or Treat'. What are 'treats'?

Answer: Sweets

Question: What did people think happened on Halloween?

Answer: The souls of the dead came back to Earth

Question: How many bones are there in your average adult skeleton?

Answer: 206

Question: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' was released in which year?

Answer: 1982

Question: In which 1970s film is there a child named Damien?

Answer: The Omen

Question: Halloween Jack-o'-lanterns are usually which color?

Answer: Orange

Question: The 'Monster Mash' hit #1 on the Billboard chart in which year?

Answer: 1962

Question: How many people were accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials?

Answer: 165

Question: How much was the budget for the remake of 'Halloween'?

Answer: $15 million

Question: How many films are there in the 'Night of the Demons' series?

Question: What is the only thing that can kill a werewolf?

Answer: A silver bullet

Question: How much money do Americans spend on Halloween annually?

Question: Which US State produces the most Pumpkins?

Answer: Illinois

Question: How much is estimated to be spent on Halloween by Americans each year?

Answer: $6,000,000,000

Question: Commonly associated with Halloween, who wrote the classical organ piece 'Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor?'

Answer: Joann Sebastian Back

Question: Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated near Halloween in which country?

Answer: Mexico

Question: What is the common name for the mushroom species Clitocybe illudens?

Answer: Jack-O-Lantern

Question: In America, trick or treating has been a customary Halloween tradition since which decade?

Answer: 1950s

Question: How many jack-o'-lanterns were simultaneously lit in Boston on October 21, 2006?

Answer: 30,128

Question: According to CNBC, what is the all-time most popular traditional Halloween costume for adults?

Answer: Witch

Question: In Ireland and Scotland, which vegetable is traditionally carved at Halloween?

Answer: Turnip

Question: Shakespeare mentions the practice of trick-or-treating in which play?

Answer: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Question: Which state with several hundred ghost towns was admitted to the Union on Halloween in 1864?

Answer: Nevada

Question: Who wrote 'Attack of the Jack O'Lanterns'?

Answer: R.L. Stine

Question: The celebration of Samhain is to honor what?

Answer: The end of summer

Question: Who wrote the famous poem called Halloween?

Question: What is the name of the killer in the Halloween series?

Question: The 'Halloween' music score is credited to what group?

Answer: Bowling Green Philharmonic

Question: Who directed the 1992 movie 'Dracula'?

Answer: Francis Ford Coppola

Question: The tradition of dressing up at Halloween started because of what?

Answer: To trick evil spirits

Question: In what year was the movie 'Halloweentown' released?

Answer: 1998

Question: Who played Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' movie?

Answer: Nick Castle

Question: Halloween originated as a pagan festival known as what?

Answer: Samhain

Question: According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability?

Answer: They can see and talk to spirits

Question: According to superstition, on Halloween night what would swoop down and feast on the souls of the dying?

Answer: Owls

Question: Barnbrack fruit cake is a traditional part of Halloween celebrations in which country?

Answer: Ireland

Question: In Austria, it is traditional to leave bread, water and what out on Halloween night?

Answer: A lighted lamp

Question: Halloween is the eve of the feast of All Hallows' Day in which religion?

Answer: Christian

Question: Which of the following celebrities does not have a Halloween birthday?

Answer: Kevin Bacon

Question: Which of these is not one of the three colors that make up candy corn?

Answer: Blue

Question: According to superstition, what does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween?

Answer: A dead relative is watching over you

Question: What is the popular food used to carve jack-o-lanterns during Halloween?

Answer: Pumpkins

Question: What 'phobia' do you suffer from if you have an intense fear of Halloween?

Answer: Samhainophobia

Question: Who played Michael Myers' youngest sister who he tried to kill in the 'Halloween' movies?

Answer: Sandy Johnson

Question: In 'Halloween II', when Michael enters the elderly couple's home what movie is on TV?

Answer: Night of the Living Dead

Question: In the 'Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown', who writes a letter to the pumpkin?

Answer: Linus

Question: What is the traditional Halloween greeting in Ireland and Scotland?

Answer: "Samhain Greetings"

Question: Which popular Halloween candy was originally called "Chicken Feed"?

Answer: Candy corn

Question: What is the fear of Halloween called?

Question: Which author wrote the classic horror novel "Dracula"?

Answer: Bram Stoker

Question: In the movie "Hocus Pocus," what is the name of the magical black cat?

Answer: Thackery Binx

Question: What is the name of the iconic haunted house attraction in Disney's Magic Kingdom?

Answer: The Haunted Mansion

Question: According to folklore, what mythical creature transforms into a vampire?

Answer: A werewolf

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150 Ultimate Halloween trivia questions and answers (Game edition – 2023)

Updated on: October 1, 2023

By: Naveen B

Halloween, also known as “All Hallows’ Eve,” is a holiday celebrated annually on October 31st.

It is celebrated in many different ways around the world, but most commonly it is a time for children to dress up as their favorite characters and go trick or treating.

Halloween Eve is also often intertwined with other memorial holidays such as All Souls’ Day and Día de Los Muertos, which take place during the same time frame.

Many people believe that Halloween is a celebration of the dead. The holiday is based on the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which commemorated the end of the harvest season and the return of the spirits of the dead. 

In the early days of Christianity, Halloween was celebrated as the day when the gates of Hell were opened and the spirits of the dead roamed the earth.

Today, Children love to get creative and come up with costumes and ideas for their pumpkin. There are also Trick or Treating events that are held in neighborhoods around the country. Families go door to door and hand out treats to the children.

There are many traditions that are associated with Halloween. One of the most popular traditions is carving a pumpkin.

Halloween is a time when people can be creative and have a lot of fun. It is also a time when families can get together and celebrate the holiday.

There are many fun things to do on Halloween, including watching horror movies, going trick or treating, playing Halloween Trivia, decorating for the holiday and come up with the best Halloween captions for Instagram to post on your profile.

Some popular Halloween costumes include witches, ghosts, and zombies. There are also many fun Halloween trivia questions to answer.

In this article, I will provide some fun Halloween trivia questions and some helpful hints on how to have a fun and educational Halloween celebration. Let’s get started!

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Before that, if you don’t know, let’s understand:

Halloween Trivia Game: Halloween Trivia is a fun game where you can test your knowledge of Halloween-related topics. It’s a great way to while away the hours before Halloween and learn some interesting facts about the holiday.

The Halloween trivia questions can be about anything related to the holiday, such as history, customs, Origins, events, and classic quizzes and Halloween questions from spooky costumes to trick or treating.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your holiday on Halloween Eve with your friends, family, relatives and partner then Halloween Trivia is an excellent option.

How to play Halloween Trivia Game – Step by step Guide:

1. Decide who will be the quizmaster and host. This person will be in charge of setting up the game and calling out questions.

2. Choose the Halloween Trivia Categories or Topics to ask within the Group. (Some of the Categories I mentioned Below)

3. Collect all of the trivia questions ahead of time. These can be found online or in print magazines.

Here, in this blog you can use the curated Halloween Trivia questions and Answers for you with different categories and topics.

4. Arrange the questions in a quiz format, with a few easy questions at the beginning, and harder questions later on.

5. Have players take turns answering a question. Whoever gets the most correct answers wins.

6. Have players keep a scorecard to track their progress.

(Note: For the answers that need a specific number, you can choose to award points to the person/team with the closest answer!)

7. If you’re hosting a Halloween party, Gift some fun prizes on hand for the top two or three winners!

The following Halloween Trivia questions and answers are curated for Kids, Teens, Adults and even Elders. Some of these Halloween trivia questions are easy, while others are hard.

Some are funny, Knowledgeable, Scary others are based on Halloween Music, Movies, History and many other topics that make Halloween a popular holiday.

So grab a drink, your favorite Halloween costume and get ready to test your Halloween knowledge! Here is your ultimate list of 150+ Halloween Trivia:

The following is a huge list of Halloween Trivia to play with your friends, family and strangers on this spooky season:

1. How many countries celebrate Halloween?

Answer: As per the world population review , more than 25 countries celebrate Halloween each year.

The Most popular countries that celebrate Halloween are the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada.

And countries that are gaining in popularity are Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hong Kong (China), India and others.

2. Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House to celebrate Halloween?

Answer: Mamie Eisenhower in 1958.

3. What year will the next Halloween be with a full moon?

Answer: 2039. You will have to wait another 18 years to witness another full moon on Halloween night since the last time one occurred was in 2020.

4. What are the Three other names that Halloween?

Answer: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead

5. What do you sprinkle on your doorstep if you want to keep evil spirits out of your house on Halloween night?

Answer: Salt. According to tradition, sprinkling salt in a room or around an area can ward off evil spirits that may try to harm you.

A similar belief is that throwing a penny around your door will keep away trick-or-treaters who may try to steal your candy.

6. What was the first horror movie nominated for an Academy Award?

Answer: The Exorcist 

7. If you are extremely afraid of Halloween, what phobia do you have?

Answer: Samhainophobia is a persistent, pathological fear of Halloween. In October, be careful since fear can be found everywhere.

Fear of cats (coimetrophobia), clowns (coulrophobia), spiders (arachnophobia), witches (wiccaphobia), the dark (nyctophobia), ghosts (phasmophobia), and cemeteries (phasmophobia) are some of the phobias that tend to increase during the Halloween season (coimetrophobia).

8. What does the word “Halloween” mean?

Answer: Holy Night

9. What is the Second most popular holiday celebrated in the United States of America?

Answer: Halloween. 

10. Which state in the United States grows the most pumpkins?

Answer : Illinois, produces over 40% of the country’s pumpkins

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Here are some Random Halloween trivia questions to ask:

1. What is the origin story of Halloween?

2. Who is the most famous person associated with Halloween?

3. What is the most popular Halloween food?

4. What is the best way to celebrate Halloween?

5. What is the most popular Halloween party?

6. What are some of the dangers associated with Halloween?

7. What are some of the benefits of celebrating Halloween?

8. What are some of the myths about Halloween?

9. How has Halloween evolved over the years?

10. What are some of the traditions associated with Halloween?

11. How does Halloween Affect the Economy?

12. Why is Halloween called “The Feast of the Dead”?

13. What are some of the symbols associated with Halloween?

14. Is Halloween a Christian Holiday?

15. What are some of the origins of Halloween costumes?

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Here is a list of Halloween Trivia categories and Topics to ask in your Halloween Trivia Game:

1. Halloween history

2.  Halloween costumes

3. Halloween decorations

4. Folklore

5. Halloween Horror movies

6. Halloween party activities

7. Halloween songs

8. Halloween Tradition and customs

9. Halloween myths

10. Halloween Books

11. Famous Halloween Characters

12. Halloween Symbols

13. Halloween Traditions by State and country

14.  Halloween Trivia Facts

15. Halloween symbols

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These are a few Halloween Movie halloween trivia questions with answers:

1. What product is banned in Hollywood on Halloween?

Answer: Silly string

2. In 1973, which movie convinced Americans to throw away their Ouija Boards? 

Answer: The Exorcist not only made people throw away their Ouija Boards, but also caused a drop in sales.

3. Which actor played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz?

Answer: Ray Bolger, who as the rubber-legged Scarecrow helped lead Dorothy back home in the 1939 movie ″Wizard of Oz,″ died Thursday of cancer. He was 83.

4. In what year did Nightmare On Elm Street first come out?

Answer: 16 November 1984.original film, written and directed by Wes Craven and titled A Nightmare on Elm Street, was released in 1984.

The story focuses on Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) attacking Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and her friends in their dreams, successfully killing all but Nancy, in fictional Springwood, Ohio.

5. Who portrayed Michael Myers in Halloween?

Answer: Nick Castle.

Having appeared in the original 1978 Halloween movie as Michael Myers, Castle made a return as the character in the 2018 version of the film as well as in 2021’s Halloween Kills and 2022’s Halloween Ends.

Also a director and screenwriter, Castle co-wrote the 1981 movie Escape from New York with Carpenter.

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6. Who goes trick or treating in the Great Pumpkin?

Answer: “I got a rock” is a memorable quote from the 1966 Peanuts animated television special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

In a segment in the special, all of the children go trick-or-treating (except for Linus van Pelt and Sally Brown, who sit in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin).

7. How many ghosts are there in Ghostbusters?

Answer: Ghostbusters introduced countless exciting ghosts, hosts, and characters into our lives. But there are four that truly stand out above the rest.

8. What is the name of the demon that possesses Regan in The Exorcist?

Answer: Pazuzu. In The Exorcist, Pazuzu appears as a demon who possesses Regan MacNeil.

9. Is Halloween Kills a sequel or remake?

Answer: Individual films: A sequel to the 2007 film was released two years later.

A direct sequel to the original film, which ignores all previous sequels, was released in 2018. 

The sequel to the 2018 film, Halloween Kills was released in 2021 with the final sequel Halloween Ends, released on October 14, 2022.

10. Which Halloween movie is michael myers a kid?

Answer: Michael Myers made his first appearance in the film Halloween (1978)

 At the beginning of Halloween, a six-year-old Michael (Will Sandin) murders his teenage sister Judith (Sandy Johnson) on Halloween.

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The following are some Halloween kids trivia:

1. On which day Halloween comes every year?

Answer: October 31st.

2. What do witches ride on?

Answer: Broom.

3. What do Ghosts say?

Answer: Boo

4. How many legs do spooky spiders have?

Answer: Eight

5. Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

Answer: It is considered as a Fruit

6. What do pumpkins grow on?

Answer. Vines

7. A pumpkin with a face carved is called what?

Answer. A Jack o’ Lantern

8. What do you put inside of a jack-o-lantern to make it glow?

Answer. A light or candle

9. What do you say on Halloween to get candy?

Answer. Trick or Treat

10. What flying animal is associated with a vampire?

Answer. Bat

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Here is a list of the Best Trivia halloween questions and answers:

1. Where is the world’s longest haunted house?

Answer: The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio, is a whopping 3,564 feet long and located 80 feet underground!

2. How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year?

Answer: A whopping 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year—amounting to about 9 billion pieces.

3. Who was Jack o’Lantern named after?

Answer: In Irish folklore, its name comes from the reported phenomenon of strange lights flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisps or jack-o’-lanterns.

The name is also tied to the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a drunkard who bargains with Satan and is doomed to roam the Earth with only a hollowed turnip to light his way.

4. What were they originally used for?

Answer: They were originally used as candle holders because they would repel insects.

It wasn’t until around 1800 that people started carving faces into them and placing them on their porch steps on All Hallow’s Eve for other ghouls to find their way home.

5. What does pumpkin pie traditionally have in it?

Answer: Pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice.

6. Why did pumpkins become associated with Halloween?

Answer: Pumpkins became associated with October 31st when colonial Americans began celebrating harvest festivals at this time of year (autumn).

In the 1800s, a lot of people left England and Ireland to go and live in America.

They took their Halloween traditions with them, but instead of carving turnips, they made their Halloween lanterns out of pumpkins. There are a lot of pumpkins in America in the autumn.

7. What song best describes trick-or-treating?

Answer: The Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett.

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The following is a list of some Good Halloween Trivia facts:

1. Candy corn has its own national day: You don’t have to wait unitl Halloween to enjoy in the mellow creme candies. Celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.

2. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is considered a good luck, as it means the spirit of a loved one is guarding you.

3. More than 93% of children under the age of 12 go trick-or-treating.

4. Pumpkins are not only orange in color, but also white, blue, and green.

5. The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal its size – an average of 32 years.

6. 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween.

The following is a list of Disney Halloween Trivia:

1. What was Disney Halloween called?

Answer: Monstober (previously named as Disney Channel’s Hauntober Fest) was a nightly marathon of scary, Halloween-related movies, that debuted on October 1, 2005 on Disney Channel.

2. Who is the Halloween King in Disney?

Answer: Jack Skellington. He is a skeletal zombie who is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, a fantasy world based solely on the Halloween holiday.

3. Who is the scariest Disney character?

Answer: Claude Frollo (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

4. What Disney movie has a pumpkin?

Answer: Cinderella. The Pumpkin was a plant that becomes the iconic Pumpkin Coach in Cinderella. It has since become a popular symbol in the franchise.

5. What is Cinderella’s pumpkin called?

Answer: Rouge Vif D’Etampe pumpkins.

It is thought that Rouge Vif D’Etampe pumpkins, which were well-liked in Paris markets in the 1880s, originated in France.

The Cinderella pumpkin was first grown in the United States in 1883 by W. Atlee Burpee, who also bought the seeds.

6. What Disney movie has a black cat?

Answer: Berlioz is a major character in Disney’s 1970 film The Aristocats.

He is a black-furred kitten, the youngest kitten of Duchess and the younger brother of Toulouse and Marie.

7. What was Cinderella’s curse?

Answer: The main heroine, Lucette, is cursed with the Cinderella curse by Delora, a fellow good witch.

The cursed target goes from riches to rags, and anyone who is not cursed, a fairy, or a witch will forget about the said target.

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Here are a few of the Halloween trivia questions and answers multiple choice:

1. What is the day before Halloween called?

  • Mischief Night
  • Hallow Night
  • Spooky Night

2. What is a male witch called?

  • Witchcrafter

3. Who among the famous magicians passed away on Halloween?

  • David Blaine
  • David Copperfield
  • Penn and Teller
  • Harry Houdini

4. Which country has produced the largest pumpkin ever?

  • United states of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland.

5. What is the other, traditional name for a broomstick?

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Here are some Spooky trivia questions and answers:

1. What should you not give trick-or-treaters?

Answer: Animal crackers

2. What are scarecrow hats called?

Answer: The most common type of hat we use for scarecrows is the straw “garden” hat or wide-brimmed sun hat.

3. Why do we knock on doors on Halloween?

Answer: To appease those evil spirits

4. What is the color for evil?

Answer: Black was one of the first colors used by artists in Neolithic cave paintings. It was used in ancient Egypt and Greece as the color of the underworld.

In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches, and magic.

5. What is a scary color?

Answer: Red. Red is a scary color for Halloween! Such a scary color, red represents blood and fear. It’s the danger brought by evil monsters and ghosts. Also, it’s the Devil’s favorite color.

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This list of Scary trivia questions are best for your Halloween Trivia game:

1. What are horror fans called?

Answer: Horror fans can be classified along three dimensions: Adrenaline Junkies, White Knucklers, and Dark Copers.

Dark copers are a newly-identified type of horror fans, who use horror to cope with problems like feelings of anxiety. Adrenaline junkies get a mood boost from the intense experiences of horror.

2. What is a Gorehound?

Answer: Gorehound, A person who enjoys gory entertainment.

3. Do animals cry before slaughter?

Answer: The slaughter process can be extremely stressful and scary for the cows. It is possible for them to cry out of fear or stress.

Slaughterhouses try to calm the cow before slaughtering as excessive stress hormones taint the beef and affect the flavor.

4. What is the most scary thing in history?

Answer: The Great Dying

5. What’s the scariest day of the year?

Answer: Halloween – The Scariest Day of the Year.

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Here is a list of Most Halloween horror nights trivia questions and answers:

1. What are some interesting facts about Dracula?

Answer: Dracula is Bram Stoker’s most famous novel and tells the story of Count Dracula.

The vampire Count Vlad Țepeş, trying to move from Transylvania to England so that he can find new blood and spread the undead curse.

While a small group led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing tries to stop him.

2. How do pumpkins become the popular symbol of Halloween?

Answer: The pumpkin is a popular symbol of Halloween because it is associated with harvest and the fall season.

Here is a list of Halloween Music Trivia questions with answers:

1. What is the number one Halloween song of all time?

Answer: Eagles – Witchy Woman.

2. What is the most popular Halloween theme song?

Answer: “Monster Mash,” by Bobby Boris Pickett.

3. What is the scariest song ever written?

Answer: Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre (excuse us while we hide behind a cushion)

4. What classical music is used in horror movies?

Answer: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

5. What is the darkest piece of classical music?

Answer: Totentanz (Dance of Death) for Piano and OrchestraFranz Liszt, Michael Ponti, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Berliner Symphoniker.

6. What is the darkest piano piece?

Answer: Danse Macabre in G Minor, Op. 40

7. What is the saddest classical song?

Answer: Puccini: ‘Sono andati

8. What song is Big John listening to in Halloween kills?

Answer: “It’s Halloween (Stop Look and Listen)” by Pete Antell (00:36:00): Big John (Scott MacArthur) dances while listening to a record.

9. What Linkin Park song sounds like Halloween?

Answer: Linkin Park “What I’ve Done” (2007)

10. What song does Tom play at Ann’s Halloween party?

Answer: In Love With a Stripper Remix (feat. Pimp C, Paul Wall & Too Short) Played at Ann’s Halloween party after Tom arrives. Tom also sings it when he first gets there.

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These are some of the Difficult pop culture Halloween Trivia:

1. When did Starbucks first introduce the pumpkin spice latte?

Answer : 2003. The pumpkin spice latte was introduced in 2003.

Originally, the drink didn’t contain any pumpkin at all, though since 2015 a small quantity of pumpkin puree has been included in the ingredients.

2. How big of an industry is Halloween?

Answer: According to Prosper Insights & Analytics’ annual Halloween Consumer Survey for the National Retail Federation, overall Halloween spending in 2022 is predicted to surpass last year’s record of $10.1 billion and reach a record $10.6 billion.

3. What country bans Halloween?

Answer: At this time of year, some communities celebrate the holiday by throwing parties, but some government officials want to put an end to the fun. Yes, the country of Rwanda has banned celebrating Halloween.

4. What gender is a fairy?

Answer: Almost typically, females are portrayed as the fairies of flowers. It seems that the only male fairy that is ever mentioned is the King of the Fairies.

Maybe they work in the blooms entirely as the ladies do in bee hives. Traditionally, a fairy and an elf are very similar.

5. What is the Halloween spirits name?

Answer: Sam is essentially the Spirit of Halloween and has even been said by some to be a personification of the holiday itself.

Since the film’s release, Sam has become the mascot of Halloween.

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Here is a list of Halloween History trivia about traditions, customs, origins and facts:

1. In which country did Halloween originate?

Answer: The history of Halloween is not completely clear, but it is widely believed that the holiday originated in ancient Celtic cultures. However, there is a belief that it originated in Ireland.

2. What is the other name for Halloween in Spain?

Answer: El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day)

3. What is the origin of the Halloween costume?

Answer: The modern Halloween costume is thought to have originated in Ireland in the early 1800s as a way to scare away evil spirits.

4. What was the name of the Irish myth from which the term Jack O’Lantern came from?

Answer: Stingy Jack

5. Which ancient Roman goddess that is said to be honored on Halloween?

Answer: Pomona

These are some of the great Halloween candy trivia questions and answers:

1. How many pounds of candy corn are produced every single year?

Answer: According to the National Confectioners Association , more than 35 million pounds (or 9 billion pieces) of candy corn are produced each year.

2. What is the most popular candy on Halloween?

Answer: According to the National Retail Federation , 95% of holiday consumers stocked up on the tri-colored dessert in 2019.

Not to add that in numerous states, Candy Corn constantly ranks as the most popular Halloween candy.

3. During the Korean War, which candy was distributed to soldiers?

Answer: Tootsie Rolls.

Here is a list of Fun and easy halloween trivia that are funny and Hilarious:

1. What is a hat with a feather called?

Answer: A cavalier hat is a variety of wide-brimmed hat popular in the seventeenth century. These hats were often made from felt, and usually trimmed with an ostrich plume.

2. What is the creepiest plant?

Answer: Algae Bloom – Red Tide.

3. What kind of plants scream?

Answer: Drought-stressed tomato plants emitted about 35 ultrasonic squeals per hour, on average.

While those with cut stems made about 25. Drought-stressed tobacco plants let out about 11 screams per hour, and cut crops made about 15 sounds in the same time.

4. What is a clowns hat called?

Answer: A cap ‘n’ bells is a type of fool’s cap with bells worn by a court fool or jester.

5. Do plants like music?

Answer: Plants can perceive light, scent, touch, wind, even gravity, and are able to respond to sounds, too.

No, music will not help plants grow—even classical—but other audio cues can help plants survive and thrive in their habitats.

The following is a list of Halloween trivia adults Edition:

1. How many people were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials?

2. How do Mexico citizens celebrate Halloween?

Answer: By eating sugar skulls.

3.  What is the most popular belief or superstition related to Halloween Eve?

Answer: Scottish women believe they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween.

4. How many adults celebrate Halloween each year?

Answer: Sixty-seven percent of adults take part in Halloween activities, such as parties, decorating the house, and trick-or-treating with their children.

5. What percentage of adults wear Halloween costumes?

Answer: About 50% of adults dress up for Halloween.

These are some Easy Halloween Party Trivia:

1. What do people usually do at Halloween parties?

Answer: Some families celebrate Halloween by hosting costume parties and participating in themed activities like Halloween trivia, apple bobbing, and ghost story telling.

Children will occasionally go “trick or treating,” which involves knocking on doors in familiar neighborhoods and collecting candy. A lot of individuals also use pumpkins to construct lamps.

2. What time should a Halloween party start?

Answer: Mostly, the earlier it is, the younger the trick or treaters.

In most communities, trick-or-treating begins around sunset, the time of which may vary by your time zone (but usually, on Halloween, it’s around 5:30 and 6 p.m.)

3. Why Halloween party is celebrated?

Answer: Samhain, an ancient Celtic holiday that was celebrated on November 1 in modern calendars, is where Halloween got its start.

People dressed up in costumes and set bonfires on that day in an effort to fend off ghosts since it was thought that on that day, the souls of the deceased returned to their homes.

4. What age group spend the most on Halloween?

Answer: According to the report, millennials will spend the most ($255), followed by Gen Z ($202), Gen X ($145), and Baby Boomers ($58). Costumes (16%), decorations (14%). 

Halloween-themed activities (11%), and full-sized candy for trick-or-treaters (11%) are among the things buyers intend to spend extra money on.

5. Why do we celebrate Halloween with pumpkin?

Answer: Turnips were first carved into the faces of demons in Ireland to scare away Jack’s wandering spirit.

Since pumpkins are local to the area, Irish immigrants to the U.S. started making jack-o’-lanterns from them.

Here is a list of Best Halloween Horror movie Trivia that you shouldn’t miss to ask:

1. Name five classic horror movies.

Answer: The Shining, The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, Halloween.

2. Name one classic horror movie that is not a slasher movie.

Answer: The Omen.

3. Name one horror movie that is not a classic.

Answer: The Amityville Horror.

4. What is the name of the protagonist in the movie Halloween?

Answer: Michael Myers.

5. What is the name of the character who is killed in the movie Halloween?

Answer: Judy Geeson.

These are some of the Ultimate Halloween Trivia questions and answers:

Answers: 

1 Answer: More than 25 Countries

2 Answer: Mamie Eisenhower in 1958.

3 Answer: 2039.

4 Answer: Samhain, All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead

5 Answer: Salt. 

6 Answer: The Exorcist 

7 Answer: Samhainophobia

8 Answer: Holy Night

9 Answer: Halloween. 

10 Answer: Illinois.

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Is the spooky season your favorite time of year? Do you love getting dressed up for a Halloween party, enjoy decking the house out with Halloween decorations and you (or your kids!) eat seemingly endless pieces of Halloween candy? You’re not alone! With Halloween easily ranks as one of the top 3 holidays each year.

But how much do you know about the holiday? Do you know the origin of Halloween and Halloween traditions? Are you a scary movie aficionado and know all the Halloween monsters – or would you rather lock the door and ignore all the festivities (and trick-or-treaters!) because you hate being scared?!

Either way, our Halloween Quiz is perfect for your next spooky-themed trivia night, with a general knowledge section, Halloween movie quiz and even some Kids Halloween trivia. So scroll down and test your knowledge of all hallows eve – and everything that goes with it!

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50+ Spooky Halloween Trivia Questions for Adults

1. In which country did Halloween originate?

2. In which play by Shakespeare do three witches say, “Double, double, toil and trouble”?

3. Who wrote the horror classic Frankenstein and what was the name of the monster Frankenstein created?

4. What is the name of the phobia where you have an intense fear of Halloween?

5. What is the name of Dracula’s sidekick?

6. Who famously died on 31 October 1926?

7. Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31 each year?

Front door decorated with halloween decorations and fairy lights

8. In the USA, Halloween is the second busiest holiday after which one?

9. Which director is known for the Halloween classic, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’?

10. According to superstition, what does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween night? A. A witch has placed a curse on you. B. The spirit of a dead loved one is watching over you. C. There are evil spirits nearby.

11. In 1973, what was the movie that convinced Americans to throw away their Ouija Boards?

12. Which two words did ‘Bonfire’ originate from?

13. Which vampire said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had.”

14. True or False: Jack O’ Lanterns were originally carved from Turnips?

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15. Name one of the two countries that popularized Halloween costumes for trick or treating.

16. Halloween is a contraction of which phrase of Celtic origin, and marks the night before All Saints Day?

17. What do Halloween colours black and orange stand for?

18. If you wear your clothes inside out and walk backwards on Halloween, what does folk law say you will see at midnight?

19. Halloween has its origins in which ancient Celtic festival?

20. What candy was given to soldiers in battle in the Korean War?

Collection of colourful sugar skulls

21. Which actress said that ‘ Hocus Pocus ‘ was one of her favourite movie roles of all time?

22. One particular serial killer inspired the Texas Chainsaw Massacre ,  Psycho  and  Silence of the Lambs . Who was it?

23. Black cats were often thought to be the familiars of witches – but what is the name of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s cat?

24. Where do Herman, Lily, Grandpa, and the rest of the Munsters live?

25. From which region in the world do pumpkins originate? A. North America. B. Central America. C. South America.

26. When do vampires sleep?

Creepy looking house surrounded by blue light, with lights on through a couple of windows and tall spindly trees behind it

27. Complete this lyric from the hit Halloween song The Monster Mash: “I was working in the lab, late one night…”

28. What traditional activity takes place on Halloween and involves dressing children up in scary costumes and getting candy from neighbours’ houses?

29. In the Halloween movie franchise the iconic mask was made from the mask of another celebrity – who was it?

30. What does the word ‘Hallow’ in relation to this holiday mean?

31. In 2004, the city of Hollywood banned the use of what party item on Halloween?

32. When was Trick or Treat for UNICEF founded?

33. It is illegal to dress like a nun or priest for Halloween in which US state?

The Vampire Lestat book by Anne Rice, open to the title page covered in drops of blood.

34. Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House for Halloween?

35. Approximately how many pieces can be found in a bag of 2 pounds of Candy Corn?

36. According to folklore, what did Scottish women hang to see their future husbands on Halloween? A. Dry sheets in front of their front door. B. Wet sheets in front of the back door. C. Wet sheets in front of a fire.

37.  Who wrote “ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow “?

38. What was the Halloween treat now known as Candy Corn originally called?

39. What Halloween spending category is expected to hit a record high in 2022?

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40. The Halloween anagram BINLOG can be unscrambled to reveal what green creature?

41. Count Dracula lives in Transylvania – but in which country is that?

42. What was the original name of the Michael Jackson hit, “ Thriller “?

43. According to folk law, who cheated the devil and was sentenced to carry a glowing ember in a hallowed out turnip for eternity (and thus created the inspiration for Jack-O-Lanterns).

44. What were the first-ever fun-size candy bars? (2 possible answers)

45. Who sings the song “ Spooky Scary Skeletons “?

46. Where would you find ‘The Cutting Edge House’ – recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest haunted house?

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47. Which classic film popularized the modern visual image of the witch, with flowing robes, a pointed hat, a mole, and a hooked nose?

48. Which Irish band had a hit song named ‘ Zombie ‘?

49. Who is said to haunt the White House Rose Garden?

50. In It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown , who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin?

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1. In which scary movie franchise would you be trying to avoid Michael Myers?

2. Which Ghostbusters actors also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie?

3. In ‘ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ how many people were killed with a chainsaw?

4. Which actor played Dr. Frank-n-Furter in the cult-classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show ?

5. How many Oscars was the Halloween movie ‘ Psycho ‘ nominated for?

6. What horror movie icon has the highest body count? (Bonus point for the film franchise they belong to).

7. In the original Alien film, how many alien eggs were made for the egg chamber inside the downed spacecraft? A. 130. B. 150. C. 160.

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8. In which iconic Halloween movie would you hear the line, “ Twist the bones and bend the back, trim him of his baby fat “?

9. What is the most commercially successful horror movie of all time?

10. What classic horror movie creature’s shape was based on the Oscar statuette?

11. What was the first horror movie to be nominated for an Academy Award?

12. What classic horror film features the quote, “ They’re coming to get you, Barbara” ?

13. How many of the Halloween movies did John Carpenter, the author of the series, direct?

14. What was the original title for the Disney Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus ?

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15. What horror movie was the first American film ever  to show a toilet on screen?

16. Which comedian inspired Jordan Peele to write ‘ Get Out ‘?

17. How many minutes does Michael Keaton actually appear on screen in “ Beetlejuice ‘? A. 13 minutes. B. 17 minutes. C. 21 minutes.

18. Name one of the two fears from his childhood that Steven Spielberg incorporated in the movie, ‘ Poltergeist’ .

19. Who was Wes Craven’s first choice to play Freddy Krueger in  A Nightmare on Elm Street ?

20. What was the original title of the movie ‘ Halloween ‘?

21. Which film inspired Michael Jackson to collaborate with director John Landis on the “ Thriller ” video?

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22. In The Night Before Christmas , Oogie Boogie was a burlap sack filled with what?

23. What’s the name of Wednesday’s pet spider on The Addams Family ?

24. Jason wore what type of mask in the Friday the 13th film series?

25. What is the screaming masked person in the ‘ Scream ‘ franchise called?

25 Eerie Halloween Trivia Questions for Kids

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1. What do people ‘bob’ for on Halloween?

2. What mammal is able to fly and is associated with Halloween?

3. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?

4. Where does Count Dracula live?

5. Can you name the colors of candy corn from the top to the bottom?

6. What are other names for Halloween? A. Samhain. B. All Hallows Eve. C. The Feast of the Dead. D. All of the above.

7. What type of vegetable is disliked by Vampires and is used to frighten them away?

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8. What word begins with letter C, looks like a pot and is normally used by witches to brew their potions and cast spells?

9. Complete the following chant, normally said by witches: double, double, toil and …?

10. If there is something strange in your neighbourhood, who are you going to call?

11. What bone, found in the head, is often used as a symbol of Halloween?

12. Where can you find mummies?

13. According to the well-known song, which family is said to be “creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky”?

14. In which Grimm fairy tale can we find a witch with a house made out of gingerbread?

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15. What do witches ride in order to get around?

16. Where do the Ghostbusters set up their headquarters?

17. Which of the following is NOT a term for a scarecrow? Hodmedod, Murmet, Doodle sack, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogal, Mommet, Mawkin, Bwbach.

18. The song “ This is Halloween ” is featured in which movie?

19. How many colours of M&Ms are there in a normal bag?

20. How is the “mystery flavor” of Dum Dums lollipops made?

50+ Spine-Chilling Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers for Adults

1. In which country did Halloween originate? Ireland

2. In which play by Shakespeare do three witches say, “Double, double, toil and trouble”? Macbeth

3. Who wrote the horror classic Frankenstein and what was the name of the monster Frankenstein created? Mary Shelly – and while the creature is called many things, it does not actually have a name!

4. What is the name of the phobia where you have an intense fear of Halloween? Samhainophobia

5. What is the name of Dracula’s sidekick? Renfield

6. Who famously died on 31 October 1926? Master magician Harry Houdini

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7. Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31 each year? Mexico 

8. In the USA, Halloween is the second busiest holiday after which one? Christmas

9. Which director is known for the Halloween classic, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’? Tim Burton (as well as horror-themed films Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice)

10. According to superstition , what does it mean if you see a spider on Halloween night? A. A witch has placed a curse on you. B. The spirit of a dead loved one is watching over you.  C. There are evil spirits nearby.

11. In 1973, what was the movie that convinced Americans to throw away their Ouija Boards? The Exorcist

12. Which two words did ‘Bonfire’ originate from? Bone and Fire

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13. Which vampire said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had.” Lestat (in Interview with a Vampire – one of the BEST Halloween movies!)

14. True or False: Jack O’ Lanterns were originally carved from Turnips? True

15. Name one of the two countries that popularized Halloween costumes for trick or treating. Scotland or Ireland

16. Halloween is a contraction of which phrase of Celtic origin, and marks the night before Halloween? All Hallows Eve

17. what do Halloween colours black and orange stand for? Orange = Harvest; Black = Death.

18. If you wear your clothes inside out and walk backwards on Halloween, what does superstition say you will see at midnight? A witch

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19. Halloween has its origins in which ancient Celtic festival? Samhain

20. What candy was given to soldiers in battle in the Korean War? Tootsie Rolls

21. Which actress said that ‘ Hocus Pocus ‘ was one of her favourite movie roles of all time? Bette Midler

22. One particular serial killer inspired  Texas Chainsaw Massacre ,  Psycho  and  Silence of the Lambs . Who was it? Ed Gein

23. Black cats were often thought to be the familiars of witches – but what is the name of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s cat? Salem

24. Where do Herman, Lily, Grandpa, and the rest of the Munsters live? 1313 Mockingbird Lane

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25. From which region in the world do pumpkins originate? A. North America. B. Central America.    C. South America.

26. When do vampires sleep? During the day (they are nocturnal)

27. Complete this lyric from the hit Halloween song The Monster Mash: “I was working in the lab, late one night…” “When my eyes beheld, an eerie sight.”

28. What traditional activity takes place on Halloween and involves dressing children up in scary costumes and getting candy from neighbours’ houses? Trick or Treat

29. In the Halloween movie franchise the iconic mask was made from the mask of another celebrity – who was it? William Shatner – the production was so low budget they had to use the cheapest mask they could find, which was a $2 William Shatner mask spray painted white!

30. What does the word ‘Hallow’ in relation to this holiday mean? Saint

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31. In 2004, the city of Hollywood banned the use of what party item on Halloween? Silly String

32. When was Trick or Treat for UNICEF founded? 1950

33. It is illegal to dress like a nun or priest for Halloween in which US state? Alabama (According to Section 13A-14-4, impersonating the clergy is a misdemeanour with a fine of up to $500 or up to a year in jail!)

34. Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House for Halloween? Mamie Eisenhower (in 1958)

35. Approximately how many pieces can be found in a bag of 2 pounds of Candy Corn? 440 ( 220 pieces per pound )

36. What did Scottish women hang to see their future husbands on Halloween? A. Dry sheets in front of their front door. B. Wet sheets in front of the back door. C. Wet sheets in front of a fire.

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37.  Who wrote “ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow “? Washington Irvine

38. What was the original name of the Halloween treat now known as Candy Corn? Chicken Feed

39. What Halloween spending category is expected to hit a record high in 2022? Pet costumes and other paraphernalia (according to the National Retail Foundation )

40. The Halloween anagram BINLOG can be unscrambled to reveal what green creature? Goblin

41. Count Dracula lives in Transylvania – but in which country is that? Romania

42. What was the original name of the Michael Jackson hit, “ Thriller “? Starlight

Dracula castle surrounded by mist

43. According to folk law, who cheated the devil and was sentenced to carry a glowing ember in a hallowed out turnip for eternity (and thus created the inspiration for Jack OLanterns). Stingy Jack

44. What were the first-ever fun-size candy bars? (2 possible answers) Milky Way and Snickers

45. Who sings the song “ Spooky Scary Skeletons “? Andrew Gold

46. Where would you find ‘The Cutting Edge House’ – recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest haunted house? Fort Worth, Texas

47. Which classic film popularized the modern visual image of the witch, with flowing robes, a pointed hat, a mole, and a hooked nose? The Wizard of Oz

Face of a black cat with green eyes looking into the camera

48. Which Irish band had a hit song named ‘ Zombie ‘? The Cranberries

49. Who is said to haunt the White House Rose Garden? The ghost of First Lady Dolley Madison

50. In It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown , who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin? Snoopy

Halloween Tie Breaker Question & Answer:

Approximately how many calories are in the average tick-or-treat Halloween bag? (Closest answer wins!). 11,000

25 Halloween Movie Quiz Questions and Answers

Back of the Ghostbusters vehicle parked in the Firehouse HQ

1. In which scary movie franchise would you be trying to avoid Michael Myers? Halloween

2. Which Ghostbusters actors also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie? Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

3. In ‘ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ how many people were killed with a chainsaw? One

4. Which actor played Dr. Frank-n-Furter in the cult-classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show ? Tim Curry

5. How many Oscars was the Halloween movie ‘ Psycho ‘ nominated for? Four

6. What horror movie icon has the highest body count? (Bonus point for the film franchise they belong to). Jason Vorhees (from the Friday the 13th series)

Stacked VHS movie boxes with Friday 13th Series, Nightmare on Elm Street series

7. In the original Alien film, how many alien eggs were made for the egg chamber inside the downed spacecraft? A. 130.  B. 150. C. 160.

8. In which iconic Halloween movie would you hear the line, “ Twist the bones and bend the back, trim him of his baby fat “? Hocus Pocus

9. What is the most commercially successful horror movie of all time? It (According to Box Office Mojo )

10. What classic horror movie creature’s shape was based on the Oscar statuette? The Creature from the Black Lagoon

11. What was the first horror movie to be nominated for an Academy Award? The Exorcist

12. What classic horror film features the quote, “ They’re coming to get you, Barbara” ? Night of the Living Dead

White sheet with eye cut out to look like a ghost, suspended off the floor in front of old tires and a brown cage building

13. How many of the Halloween movies did John Carpenter, the author of the series, direct? One (he refused to do the rest!)

14. What was the original title for Disney’s  Hocus Pocus ? Halloween House (and was originally more horror than comedy!)

15. What horror movie was the first American film ever  to show a toilet on screen? Psycho

16. Which comedian inspired Jordan Peele to write ‘ Get Out ‘? Eddie Murphy (the film references a bit from Eddie’s comedy special, Delirious)

17. How many minutes does Michael Keaton actually appear on screen in “ Beetlejuice ‘? A. 13 minutes. B. 17 minutes.  C. 21 minutes.

18. Name one of the two fears from his childhood that Steven Spielberg incorporated in the movie, ‘Poltergeist’. A clown doll or a tree with long branches

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19. Who was Wes Craven’s first choice to play Freddy Krueger in  A Nightmare on Elm Street ? David Warner

20. What was the original title of the movie ‘ Halloween ‘? The Babysitter Murders

21. Which film inspired Michael Jackson to collaborate with director John Landis on the “ Thriller ” video? An American Werewolf in London

22. In The Night Before Christmas , Oogie Boogie was a burlap sack filled with what? Spiders and Insects  

Creepy clown with white face, red hair and carrying a red balloon

23. What’s the name of Wednesday’s pet spider on The Addams Family ? Homer

24. Jason wore what type of mask in the Friday the 13th film series? Hockey Mask

25. What is the screaming masked person in the ‘ Scream ‘ franchise called? Ghostface

25 Kids Halloween Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. What do people ‘bob’ for on Halloween? Apples

2. What mammal is able to fly and is associated with Halloween? Bat

3. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? Fruit

4. Where does Count Dracula live? Transylvania

5. Can you name the colors of candy corn from the top to the bottom? White, Yellow and Orange

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7. What type of vegetable is disliked by Vampires and is used to frighten them away? Garlic

8. What word begins with letter C, looks like a pot and is normally used by witches to brew their potions and cast spells? Cauldron

9. Complete the following chant, normally said by witches: double, double, toil and …? Trouble

10. If there is something strange in your neighbourhood, who are you going to call? Ghostbusters

11. What bone, found in the head, is often used as a symbol of Halloween? Skull

12. Where can you find mummies? Inside the Egyptian Pyramids

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13. According to the well-known song, which family is said to be “creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky”? The Addams Family

14. In which Grimm fairy tale can we find a witch with a house made out of gingerbread? Hansel & Gretel

15. What do witches ride in order to get around? A Broomstick

16. Where do the Ghostbusters set up their headquarters? Fire Station

17. Which of the following is NOT a term for a scarecrow? Hodmedod, Murmet, Doodle sack, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogal, Mommet, Mawkin, Bwbach. Doodle sack – which is an English word for a bagpipe!

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18. The song “This is Halloween” is featured in which movie? The Nightmare Before Christmas

19. How many colours of M&Ms are there in a normal bag? 6 (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown).

20. How is the “mystery flavor” of Dum Dums lollipops made? By using the leftovers of one batch to mix with the start of a new batch.

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81 Halloween Trivia Questions (Brain-Picking Fun!)

Need something fun for your party on Halloween night? Or to distract the kids for a few minutes. These Halloween trivia questions will raise your spirits!

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Costume parties are a great Halloween tradition. Another great way to add fun to your party is to host Halloween Trivia Night?

The Origin of Halloween

Like most fun and cool things, Halloween’s roots originate from Celtic culture. Halloween began as the Celtic festival called Samhain. So that’s where the horror punk band got their name. 

The early Celts celebrated Samhain from October 31st to November 1st. Since that was the halfway point between autumn equinox and winter solstice, it was the time when days grew darker. The Celts believed that the veil between the living and the dead was thinnest that night and that it was easier to pass between the two states.[ 1 ]

Wait. That should have been a trivia question! Enjoy the trivia.

  • A Few Easy Trivia Questions

15 Halloween Trivia Questions From Movies

  • Halloween Trivia Questions from Literature

15 Interesting Facts About Halloween

  • Questions About Halloween Traditions
  • Questions About the History of Halloween
  • Halloween Costumes Trivia Questions
  • Questions About Popular Halloween Candy
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A Few Easy Trivia Questions (10)

Just in case you invite some kids to your party, here are some easy Halloween trivia questions.

What Catholic holiday is associated with Halloween?

All Saints Day on November 1.

Which Peanuts character believes in The Great Pumpkin in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ?

Who does this character mistake for the great pumpkin, what is the name of the romanian region where dracula’s castle is located.

Transylvania.

Which classic book contains the character, Ichabod Crane?

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow .

What do witches ride on?

Broomsticks.

What 2 colors are associated with Halloween?

Orange and black.

What animal is bad luck if it crosses your path?

A black cat.

What is a male witch called?

In what country did halloween originate.

Whether it’s horror movies or comedies, we all love Halloween movies. And, of course, we tend to associate all scary movies with Halloween. Since many people enjoy movie trivia, these Halloween movie trivia questions should be a hit at your festive gathering.

In the Disney movie  Hocus Pocus , what song do the Sanderson Sisters perform at the Halloween party?

I Put a Spell On You , a song written by Jay Hawkins.

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In the movie Mean Girls , what costume does Lindsay Lohan’s character (Cady) wear to the Halloween party?

The Bride of Frankenstein.

Who is the creepy housekeeper in the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie Rebecca ?

Mrs. Danvers.

You can ask this same question about the Daphne du Maurier novel. The movie was also remade for Netflix in 2020.

Which witch does Dorothy accidentally kill at the beginning of The Wizard of Oz ?

The Wicked Witch of the East.

Who plays the shopkeeper where Bill buys the bike in It Chapter 2 ?

Stephen King

What was the name of the last Nightmare on Elm Street movie in which Robert Englund portrayed Freddy Krueger?

Freddy vs. Jason .

What kind of mask does Jason wear in Friday the 13th ?

Hockey mask.

Who was the first actor to play Frankenstein’s monster in the movies?

Boris Karloff.

What does the spell to emit light from their wands in Harry Potter?

What does a person see that turns them into a werewolf.

A full moon.

What cute creature can you not feed after midnight or get wet?

Mogwai. You can accept gremlins to make the trivia easier or for partial credit in a tie-breaker.

In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , what is the name of Leatherface’s family?

The Sawyers.

What is the main character’s name in the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas ?

Jack Skellington.

What was the first horror movie to get an Academy Award nomination?

The Exorcist . It received ten nominations.

What kind of mask was modified to use as the one Michael Myers wears in the first two Halloween movies?

William Shatner. [2 ]

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19 Halloween Trivia Questions from Literature

Just like scary movies, scary books also make for fun trivia questions.

What does the raven seem to say in the famous Edgar Allen Poe poem?

Who wrote the mystery novel titled halloween party .

Agatha Cristie

Who is the creepy housekeeper in the Daphne du Maurier novel Rebecca ?

No relation to the Avenger Carol Danvers, a.k.a, Captain Marvel.

You could also ask this question as “the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie” or “the 2020 Ben Wheatley Netflix original.”

What is the rock band’s name that performed at the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ?

The Wierd Sisters.

What novel outsold Bram Stoker’s Dracula the year it was published?

The Beetle by Richard Marsh [ 3 ]

It looks like Bram Stoker faired better eventually.

What does the name Dracula mean?

Son of the Dragon.

What was Bram Stoker originally going to call Count Dracula?

Count Wampyr. Incidentally, there is no evidence that Bram Stoker was inspired by Vlad Dracul, Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. [ 4 ]

While we’re on the subject, though.

What was the first Gothic Novel?

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, published in 1764.[ 5 ]

In Roald Dahl’s The Witches , what does The Grand High Witch turn into?

What is the complete title of mary shelley’s frankenstein.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus .

How old was Mary Shelley when she wrote Frankenstein?

She started writing Frankenstein when she was 18, and it was published when she was 20.

What was Dr. Frankenstein’s first name?

What sacred bird did the mariner kill in the rime of the ancient mariner .

An Albatross.

How does Hogwarts celebrate Halloween?

An annual Hogwarts Halloween feast.

Who is the female protagonist in The Phantom of the Opera ?

Christine Daaé. (I’d say that Christine is fine for an answer.)

What horror and mystery novelist wrote the original book The Haunting of Hill House ?

Shirley Jackson.

What’s the name of the killer dog in the Stephen King book?

Who is the goddess of witches in greek mythology, who is the supernatural villain that ichabod crane is investigating.

The headless horseman.

Be sure to include these interesting and fun facts in the trivia contest at your next Halloween party! The first two trivia questions will be great at raising awareness for two very worthy endeavors.

When will the next full moon on Halloween occur?

I hope you enjoyed the one in 2020. The next Halloween full moon won’t occur until 2039 .

Side Note: My daughter and I make it a point every month to sit outside and enjoy the full moon.

What is a group of witches called?

What is the fear of halloween called.

Samhainophobia.

What is the fear of fear called?

Phobophobia.

What is the fear of long words called?

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

Whoever answers that correctly wins Halloween!

What does a blue pumpkin mean when trick-or-treating?

In the U.S., a blue pumpkin bucket might mean that the trick-or-treater has Autism.[ 6 ]  This relatively new practice is worth spreading awareness about. Keep this in mind if you see any blue pumpkins this year.

What does a teal pumpkin mean when trick-or-treating?

A teal pumpkin signifies that you are offering treats suitable for people with allergies. According to the article, placing a teal pumpkin in your yard announces that you offer non-food treats to trick-or-treaters. [ 7 ]

What can you sprinkle at windows and doorways to spurn evil spirits?

While many people do this all year, a superstition states that sprinkling salt on your windows and doorways will keep evil spirits out of your house. Similar superstitions suggest that sprinkling salt on your doorways and windows also wards off bad luck.

What two countries popularized Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating?

Answer: Scotland and Ireland

What did they originally use as materials to make these costumes?

Animal heads and skin.

Disgusting much? And I thought those hard plastic masks with the stretchy string from the 70s were awful.

Where do real vampire bats live?

North and South America.

What item is banned in California on Halloween?

Silly String.

What creature might you be if you have a long middle finger?

What is the traditional name of a broom made from tying twigs around a stick, how many people were hung during the salem witch trials.

19, 14 women and five men.

What is the meaning of the word hallowe’en?

It’s a contraction of All Hallows’ evening. [ 8 ]

9 Questions About Halloween Traditions

Whether you want to test each other’s Halloween knowledge or take a drink when you get a wrong answer, these questions will be fun!

Q: How should a person wear a costume on Halloween?

A: To deceive evil spirits.

A tradition that began hundreds of years ago, people wore masks when they left their homes. They wore masks and scary costumes, hoping that real ghosts would think the people were also ghosts. Legend has it that this practice began the custom of wearing Halloween costumes on our favorite night of the year.

What fruit do party-goers “bob” for at parties?

Where did this “bobbing” tradition originate.

It was a festival activity from ancient Rome.

Which goddess is honored by this traditional Halloween game?

(Hint: The “bobbing…” game mentioned in the previous question.)

Bobbing for apples was part of a Roman harvest festival honoring Pomona , the goddess of fruit trees.

Who sang on the original recording of the song Monster Mash ?

Bobby Pickett

What animal did the Puritans associate with witchcraft, resulting in the animal being associated with bad luck?

Black cats.

What did a Scottish Women do to see images of her future husband on Halloween?

Hang wet sheets in front of a fire.

What will happen if a person wears their clothes inside out and walks backward?

They’ll see a witch at midnight.

What type of demon robs graveyards and feeds on humans?

6 questions about the history of halloween, where does the name halloween come from.

Hallow is an Old English word meaning saint.

It started as All Hallow’s Eve, meaning the day before All Hallow’s day, or All Saints Day, which was a Scottish Christian holiday on November 1st. [ 8 ]

What Celtic tradition led to modern-day trick-or-treating?

For the celebration of Samhain, people would put treats or food out to pacify evil spirits.

Where did carving jack o’ lanterns originate?

The Irish mythological character Stingy Jack tricked the devil for money. (Was Jack’s diabolical gambit achieved with a fiddle? Only Charlie Daniels knows.)

As a result, neither Heaven nor Hell welcomed Stingy Jack, so he was left to eternally roam the earth. The Irish people carved demonic faces into turnips to scare Jack away.

In what continent are pumpkins native?

North America.

Since pumpkins were more available in the region, Irish immigrants in America used pumpkins instead of turnips to carve their jack o’lanterns.

On what day does All Souls Day fall?

November 2nd.

What famous magician died on Halloween?`

Harry Houdini.

5 Halloween Costumes Trivia Questions

What was the most popular halloween costume for adults in 2015, what was the most popular halloween costume for 2020.

Here are the top 10 according to Google Frightgiest. [ 9 ]

  • Harley Quinn

In which state is it illegal to dress up as a priest or nun for Halloween?

How many people dress up for halloween.

This number was down for 2020. (Just like so many other things.) In 2019, that number was 31%. In 2020, it was down to 25%.[ 10 ]

How many people dress up their pets in costumes for Halloween? (A number or a percentage will do.)

An October 2019 article stated that 29 million people planned to dress up their pets. That is about 17%. That percentage is an increase of over 12% from 2010. [ 11 ]

5 Questions About Popular Halloween Candy

What is the most popular halloween candy in the united states.

For 2019, Skittles was #1.

What is the second most popular Halloween candy?

In 2019, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

From base to point, what is the order of colors on a piece of candy corn?

Yello, orange, white.

What were the first fun-sized candy bars?

Snickers and Milky Way.

What was the original name for candy corn?

Chicken feed.

What was the profession of the person who invented cotton candy?

He was a dentist.

What is your favorite morsel of Halloween trivia?

Please let me know your favorites. I’ll add them to the list and give you a shoutout on the page!

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References (This post has a lot of references!):

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  • [2] https://screenrant.com/halloween-william-shatner-franchise-appearance
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60 Scary-Good Halloween Trivia Questions, Answers, & Facts

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If you're looking for a spooky way to pass the time as Halloween draws near, how about some  Halloween trivia ?

There are many interesting  questions to ask if you're getting excited about this unique holiday. These trivia-based questions  are sure to get you in the Halloween mood. As a trivia expert, I've been published on sites like  Last Call Trivia , so you can expect only the best  icebreaker questions  from me.

Let's start.

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6 Best Halloween trivia

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If you want your Halloween trivia night to be a real hit, it's best to choose only the best of the best.

These questions are the finest examples you can choose from, and they contain all kinds of interesting tidbits of information about Halloween.

1. What is a hallow?

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A saint or a holy person

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As a verb, it can also mean to "sanctify". This is why Halloween can be referred to as "All Hallows' Eve" or "All Saints' Eve".

2. What country holds the title for the World’s heaviest pumpkin?

Switzerland

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3. What was Bram Stoker’s original name for Dracula?

Count Wampyr

Bram Stoker's Dracula was considered a massive milestone in literature, and it's one of the first mentions of a vampire. However, Dracula once went by a different name.

4. What was Dr. Frankenstein’s first name?

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5. During the Salem Witch Trials, how many people were hanged?

Did witches ever actually exist? The residents of Salem certainly seemed to think so. This question exhibits the dark side of Halloween. This execution occurred between 1692 to 1693 because of their illegal practice of witchcraft. Years later, the colony admitted that the trial was a human mistake, and the families of the alleged witchcraft practitioners were compensated.

6. How many Americans celebrate Halloween by decorating their houses?

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4 Random Spooktacular trivia

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Sometimes it's best to "shake things up" a little with some random trivia and answers . When you choose random trivia to ask you'll ensure that it never gets boring. 

7. Who died on Halloween night?

Harry Houdini

While some people might think that Halloween night is all fun and games, the truth is that the crime rate is statistically much higher on this one night , and one famous man didn't make it through to the morning.

8. Which ailment did people believe could be cured by pumpkins?

Freckles and snakebites

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9. “Psycho” was nominated for Oscars how many times?

The movie  "Psycho" was truly ahead of its time , and the horror film is still quite unsettling. Critics also heaped praise upon the iconic film.

10. What is the name of the director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?

Henry Selick

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4 Allhallows Eve trivia for adults

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If you're looking for a little more mature question, it's best to choose  trivia for adults . These questions  explore the "grown-up" side of Halloween .

11. Halloween is generally considered to have evolved from what ancient festival?

It was a pagan festival welcoming the harvest and where the "dark half of the year" would start. There are countless precursors to Halloween in history. All around the World,  various ancient cultures had their variation of this celebration , which included death worship, monsters, and more.

12. How do Mexicans celebrate Halloween?

By eating sugar skulls

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13. What does the celebration of Samhain signify?

End of the harvest season

Samhain is a Gaelic celebration , and it's a mixed bag for these people. After the celebration, they understand they're moving into the "dark half" of the year. But this celebration also marks something else...

3 Easy All Saint's Eve Trivia

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Choose these  easy trivia as questions , and you can ensure you're not making it too hard on yourself or your friends. These questions are a total breeze.

14. What should a person wear to trick evil spirits during Halloween?

Masks and Costume

In the early days of Halloween,  it was widely believed that evil, supernatural spirits roamed the Earth  on the night of Halloween. Wearing costumes was said to be a way to trick them.

15. During Halloween, what are witches portrayed to ride on?

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16. What is the word Hallowe’en an abbreviation of?

All Hallows’ Eve

While Halloween has roots in Saimhan (or even earlier Roman traditions),  the word "Halloween" itself contradicts a Christian phrase .

4 Hard Hallow's evening trivia

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If you're looking for more of a challenge, you might want to try some of these  hard questions trivia .  These questions will test your knowledge of Halloween .

17. What does the word La Chupacabra mean?

Goat Sucker

If you've ever heard of La Chupacabra, you know that it's one of the most feared and mystical creatures in the world. Legend has it that the beast is actually an escaped alien or military test subject.

18. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is loosely based on what real-life serial killer?

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19. Which real-life historical figure formed the basis for Dracula?

Vlad the Impaler

The first legends of vampires actually arose from a real historical figure. A wealthy aristocrat in Transylvania, this man was famous for drinking the blood of his enemies and impaling them on large stakes throughout his kingdom.

20. A male witch is called?

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4 Fun 31st of October trivia

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Halloween can get pretty dark and gloomy if you're not careful, so it's always a good idea to mix it up with some  fun trivia . These questions will  put smiles on everyone's faces .

21. How much does the world's biggest pumpkin weigh?

2,624.6 pounds

The heaviest pumpkin ever recorded in Guinness World Record was in Belgium, grown by a man named Alex Noel. He won $8,519 US dollars after winning the competition.

22. What monster is said to terrorize the people of Africa?

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23. What is the number 1 city in the US for trick-or-treating?

A study from 2018 claims Orem, Utah, is #1.

24. What 1973 movie convinced Americans to throw out their Quija boards?

The Exorcist

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25. What does the name Dracula mean?

Son of the Dragon

Dracula is known around the world as the grandfather of vampires: he's the guy who started it all . He took his name when he joined a secret order of Christian knights called Order of The Dragons .

3 Funny All Saint's eve trivia

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Halloween might be a dark and spooky time , but that doesn't mean you can't laugh. Discover the hilarious side of Halloween with these funny questions on trivia .

26. What product is banned in Hollywood on Halloween?

Silly string

Hollywood has seen some pretty crazy Halloweens in its past. Silly string has caused problems, which is why LA mayor James Hahn signed the LAMC Section 56.02 in response to Hollywood Boulevard property owners.

27. Which character in Charlie Brown believes in the Great Pumpkin?

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28. What was the original term for Candy Corn?

Chicken Feed

Candy Corn is one of the most famous types of candy out there today. While it might not be the most popular, it's oddly satisfying. It was called Chicken Feed in the late 1880s.

3 Spooky celebration trivia for kiddos

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Halloween trivia can be just as fun for little kids. If you're planning to join some of the younger generations when you complete your trivia, try this trivia for youngsters .

29. What does it mean if you see a blue pumpkin while trick-or-treating?

Allergy-free treats

Many children have allergies these days, which  is a major concern during trick-or-treating . The  Teal Pumpkin Project  was created to raise awareness.

30. What kind of candy wants you to "Taste the Rainbow"?

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31. Pumpkins have how many colors?

Everyone knows that pumpkins are a major part of Halloween, and you'll probably end up seeing many of them during this holiday. But  did you know that Pumpkins can come in orange, red, blue, and white  variations?

4 Hallowe-en history trivia

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Some of the most interesting facts about Halloween concern its historical origins. If you want to learn more about the history of Halloween , check out these Halloween history trivia ideas .

32. When did the word "vampire" first appear in English?

Although Bram Stocker was the first to bring the legend of the vampires to light with his 1897 book, people have been writing about vampires for a much longer period of time .

33. What monster is pictured on the flag of Sicily?

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34. ‘Guising’ is the Scottish and Irish equivalent of which Halloween tradition?

Trick or Treat

Around the World, most people know that when you go door to door and ask for candy, it's called trick-or-treating. But in Scotland and Ireland, children dressed and went "guising" to confuse the spirits.

35. When did trick-or-treating first arise?

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4 80s Questions About Halloween Trivia and Answers

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What are two of the best things ever? Halloween and the 80s.

What if we told you that you could combine them? Check out our Halloween-themed questions about 80s trivia and answers !

36. Who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas?

The all-time classic follows the King of Halloween Town, who visits Christmas Town, loves it, and decides to take over Christmas.

37. Which vampire said, "Don't be afraid. I'm going to give you the choice I never had."

Lestat, Interview with the Vampire

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38. How is the "mystery flavor" of Dum Dums lollipops made?

By overlapping the end of one batch and the beginning of another

Which technically means they don't stop the machines from cleaning them in between flavors.

39. On Halloween of 1984, who was assassinated by her security guards?

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

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4 All hallows eve Question Trivia About Animals

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Excited for some Halloween trivia about animals?

40. What is the significance of seeing a spider on Halloween?

The spirit of a loved one is watching over you

41. Apart from sucking blood, what do vampires and bats have in common?

They only come out at night

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42. What color cat symbolizes Halloween?

Black cats are associated with witchcraft and bad luck. However, they were worshipped as sacred in Ancient Egypt.

43. How much is spent on pet costumes for Halloween annually?

$300 million

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4 Spooktacular Trivial Questions About Bar

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Halloween  bar trivia , here we come!

44. What Halloween treat is made using butter, molasses, and sugar?

Bonfire toffee

In the U.K., bonfire toffee is also associated with Guy Fawkes Night.

45. What Irish bread is often eaten at Halloween?

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46. The 1735 Scottish Witchcraft Act banned the consumption of what?

Sausage rolls

It was only repealed in the 1950s!

47. Approximately how old is Halloween?

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7 Hallow's eve Music Trivia with Answers

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How about some Halloween-inspired music trivia with answers?

48. In the movie Hocus Pocus, what song do the sisters sing at the Halloween party?

I Put a Spell on You.

The story follows three witches resurrected by an unwitting teenager.

49. Warren Zevon sang about the werewolves of which city?

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50. Who wrote and performed "The Purple People Eater"?

Sheb Wooley

In the song, the purple people eater visits Earth because it wants to join a rock 'n' roll band.

51. David Allan Coe's song "The Ride" refers to the ghost of which country singer?

Hank Williams, Sr

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52. Which band stayed in "Hotel California"?

The song deals with the themes of burnout, loss of innocence, and corruption.

53. Which band believes all people are vampires in their song, "Perhaps Vampires Are a Bit Strong But..."

Arctic Monkeys

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54. What San Fransisco Band's lead singer is a "Friend of The Devil?"

Grateful Dead

The song was inspired by the band's road manager  Rock Scully  and his affairs with various women.

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Let's end on a high note with our little selection of Halloween movie trivial questions!

55. In Halloween II, when Michael first enters the elderly couple's home, what movie is playing on their T.V.?

Night of the Living Dead

That's some serious foreshadowing right there!

56. In the first installment, Michael kills his sister Judith. Who does Jamie stab on Halloween 4 and 5?

Her stepmother

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57. Of all the Halloween movies, which one does not feature Michael?.

Halloween III

Season of the Witch does not feature any characters from the first two installments.

58. Who was the first actor to be credited as Michael Myers (as an adult)?

Nick Castle

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59. How many children did Laurie have?

She has a son, Josh, and a daughter, Jamie.

60. In the second movie, how many times does Dr. Loomis shoot Michael?

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Here is a downloadable and printable list of Halloween trivia (right-click the image and select Save Image As...) :

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How To Pick The Best Halloween trivia

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After reading everything in this article so far, it should be pretty obvious that there's a lot of Halloween trivia to choose from. So how do you decide on the right option?

1. Include a Mix of Easy and Hard Questions

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If you're creating a set of trivia for your friends, you might want to choose a mix of both easy and hard questions. This will ensure that your trivia night won't be too hard or too easy. It'll hit that sweet spot right in the middle.

2. Choose Questions With Educational Value

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Okay, this might sound a little boring, but questions with educational value are always a solid choice. Learning something new about Halloween is always interesting and entertaining.

Even if people get the question wrong, they'll still be happy when the answer is revealed, and they  learn something about Halloween. 

3. Choose Funny Questions

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Another good choice is to pick questions that will make people laugh . There's always the risk that trivia will become a little monotonous, but you can avoid this by injecting humor into your trivia night.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You might still have some questions about a Halloween trivia question before your trivia game. Don't worry. I'm here to answer your questions.

Is Halloween trivia considered superstition or not?

No, it's not considered superstition (although some might say it is!).  Halloween superstitions are different from trivia. Halloween trivia for your Halloween trivia game is simple facts and trivia. Having additional Halloween knowledge isn't superstition.

Are beliefs and facts about Halloween the same across any culture?

No, the beliefs and facts about Halloween are different. That's the beauty of culture. There are some similarities, but many cultures have a different Halloween celebration than what we might know. Some don't have Halloween costumes or Halloween candy! And that's okay because it's through those differences that we learn more about other perspectives.

Why do we have to celebrate Halloween?

The answer to this depends on each culture, but generally, Halloween is how we celebrate the lives that our departed loved ones have lived. Celebrating Halloween is our way to give life and appreciation to them. We remember them to make their memories alive. Whether you celebrate on October 31st or a different day, we all just try to relive the memories.

How did Halloween start?

Although we now think of Halloween differently, it all started with one event. The custom has its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain when people would dress up (early Halloween costumes!) and build bonfires to stave off spirits (literal Halloween spirit right there).

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Of course,  Halloween trivia  isn't your only option. Tons more questions can be tons of fun, and many options work just as well as  Halloween trivia  for this time of year.

If you're looking for more trivia choices,  check out these options:

  • Thanksgiving is another holiday that falls around the same time as Halloween, and it can be just as enjoyable. Better yet, there are all kinds of Thanksgiving trivia  you can ask.
  • If you're looking for questions of a biblical nature, you can always check out these bible trivia to ask . Whether you're religious or not, these trivia to ask  can be tons of fun.
  • And of course, you can never go wrong with a few would you rather questions . Questions like these can lead to all kinds of laughs, and you can also use them to discover a lot about your friends. 
  • Most likely to questions aren't just limited to your high school yearbooks. You can have fun with these questions when you get together with work colleagues, friends, family members, and much more.
  • Never have I ever is another awesome game to play with friends. These questions are also excellent icebreaker questions, so they'll always come in handy.

In Conclusion

You should have all kinds of ideas for  Halloween trivia   by now.

Write the questions you like down on paper and bring them to your next party, sleepover, or work gathering. It's almost certain that these trivia will make almost anyone  enjoy themselves .

In addition, these are great questions to ask if you're meeting someone for the first time. A little bit of fun trivia can really  brighten the mood  and help alleviate awkwardness, especially if you choose funny questions.

So go ahead and use these as  icebreaker questions !

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