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101 Haunting Halloween Trivia Questions That Are A Real Treat

Boo! Did we get you? That’s all right: on Halloween, the sweetest and spookiest night of the year, there are plenty more tricks and treats where that came from. A favorite holiday in the United States and the world over, Halloween is the celebration of all that is ghoulish and gnarly. Its most famous custom is trick-or-treating.

You know the drill: children don their best costumes and go door to door through the neighborhood with their friends, knocking on doors and asking “Trick or treat!” They get pieces of candy dropped into their plastic pumpkins (or pillowcases, if they go for a big haul) and end up with piles of treats to gobble up by the end of the night.

You may be too old to dress up and go around in search of tasty treats. However, you can still light up the jack o’lantern, put on a horror movie or play some scary music, and put your knowledge of the holiday to the test with these Halloween questions and answers at your next Halloween bash.

Looking for more spooky trivia? Check out our October trivia, Saw quiz, and Hocus Pocus trivia questions.

Which of these is a confection popular primarily around Halloween?

 

Candy form

 

Candy corn

 

Candy horn

 

Candy morn

What was the name of Michael Myers’ youngest sister who he tried to kill in the ‘Halloween’ movies?

 

Laurie

 

Amber

 

Judith

 

Annie

Halloween festivals have been celebrated for how many years?

 

100

 

2000

 

500

 

1000

In which season is Halloween?

 

Winter

 

Fall

 

Spring

 

Summer

What image is usually carved onto a Jack-o’-lantern?

 

A cat

 

An arm

 

A face

 

A rabbit

How much do Americans spend on Halloween annually?

 

$5.2 billion

 

$6.9 billion

 

$2 billion

 

$3.7 billion

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

 

Scarecrow

 

Jack-in-the-box

 

Jack-O-Lantern

 

Will-o-the-wisp

The 1995 film ‘Casper’ is based on which cartoon?

 

Casper the Horrible Ghost

 

Casper the Lovely Ghost

 

Casper the Friendly Ghost

 

Casper the Scary Ghost

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

 

The Halloween Bush

 

The Halloween Flower

 

The Halloween Tree

 

The Halloween Shrub

Who played Mr. Kreeg in ‘Trick ‘r Treat’?

 

Brian Cox

 

C. Ernst Harth

 

Brett Kelly

 

Quinn Lord

Which classic movie is set in the Overlook Hotel?

 

Amityville Horror

 

Psycho

 

Leaving Las Vegas

 

The Shining

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

 

Stephen King

 

Edgar Allen Poe

 

Susan Hill

 

H.P. Lovecraft

What is another name for trick-or-treating?

 

Puising

 

Fuising

 

Muising

 

Guising

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

 

Dr. Sam Loomis

 

Michael Myers

 

Laurie Strode

 

Jamie Lloyd

Who wrote the novel ‘Frankenstein’?

 

James Patterson

 

Bram Stoker

 

Edgar Allen Poe

 

Mary Shelley

Which actor that played Dracula was buried in his costume?

 

Lon Chaney

 

Conrad Veidt

 

Bela Lugosi

 

Boris Karloff

It’s believed that what have supernatural powers, and that they fly on broomsticks?

 

Witches

 

Ghosts

 

Fairies

 

Wizards

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

 

Michael Myers

 

Chuckie

 

Norman Bates

 

Leatherface

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was released in which year?

 

1986

 

1982

 

1990

 

1976

Samhainophobia is the fear of what?

 

Halloween

 

Fire

 

Vampires

 

Werewolves

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

 

White

 

Blue

 

Orange

 

Yellow

In what year was Frankenstein written?

 

2008

 

1918

 

1718

 

1818

The movie ‘Halloween’ begins in which year?

 

1943

 

1963

 

1973

 

1953

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

 

50th

 

1st

 

10th

 

13th

How much money to Americans spend on Halloween each year?

 

$2 billion

 

$9 billion

 

$20 billion

 

$5 billion

Who wrote the famous poem called Halloween?

 

Robert Burns

 

Sir Walter Scott

 

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

John Donne

At Halloween children play ‘Trick or Treat’. What are ‘treats’?

 

Sweets

 

Spiders

 

Cakes

 

Money

What’s the name of the British film studio famous for making horror movies in the ’50s?

 

ITV

 

Pathe

 

Hammer

 

Pinewood

How many bones are there in your average adult skeleton?

 

266

 

196

 

226

 

206

Name the town that is the setting for the film ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’?

 

Horror Town

 

No Town

 

Halloween Town

 

Scary Town

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

 

Dan Rather

 

Vanilla Ice

 

Kevin Bacon

 

Adam Horovitz

Halloween is the day before which Christian celebration?

 

Pentecost

 

Palm Sunday

 

All Saints’ Day

 

Maundy Thursday

The movie ‘Night of the Demons’ tells the story of a Halloween party held where?

 

A highschool

 

A mall

 

A house

 

A mortuary

Who voiced the Halloween Hound in the movie ‘Spooky Buddies’?

 

Ty Panitz

 

Diedrich Bader

 

Tim Conway

 

Skyler Gisondo

What is the purpose of a ghoul?

 

To rob graves

 

To hunt witches

 

To fight vampires

 

To find pumpkins

Who directed the first ‘Halloween’ movie?

 

Adam Gierasch

 

Marcus Dunstan

 

Mark Polonia

 

John Carpenter

How many Freddy Krueger movies have there been?

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

6

Ginger Snaps’ is a 2000 Canadian horror film about what kind of creatures?

 

Ghosts

 

Werewolves

 

Goblins

 

Vampires

Which of these is a 2004 teen horror film?

 

Hellbent

 

Satan’s Little Helper

 

The Hollow

 

Sleepy Hollow

Which of these countries do not traditionally celebrate Halloween?

 

France

 

England

 

America

 

Ireland

What was the budget for the remake of ‘Halloween’?

 

$5 million

 

$1.5 million

 

$150 million

 

$15 million

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

 

Owls

 

Blackbirds

 

Pigeons

 

Eagles

Sissy Spacek starred in which of the following horror movies?

 

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

 

Carrie

 

Halloween

 

The Omen

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

 

A carrot

 

A lighted lamp

 

A whiskey

 

A pumpkin

In which of these films are Celtic paganism and a missing girl central to the plot?

 

The Stepford Wives

 

The Omen

 

The Shining

 

The Wicker Man

What color is the stem on a Mellowcreme Pumpkin Halloween treat?

 

Green

 

Red

 

Blue

 

Orange

Who wrote ‘Attack of the Jack O’Lanterns’?

 

Ed McBain

 

R. L. Stine

 

James Tipper

 

Jim Butcher

How old was Michael Myers when he killed his sister in the original ‘Halloween’?

 

7

 

4

 

8

 

6

Which country celebrates Alla Helgons Dag as its Halloween day?

 

Spain

 

Sweden

 

Finland

 

Denmark

The celebration of Samhain is to honor what?

 

The end of summer

 

The God of love

 

The end of winter

 

The God of the dead

In which year was the first ‘Halloween’ movie released?

 

1986

 

1982

 

1974

 

1978

The Blair Witch Project’ is set in which state?

 

Texas

 

Maryland

 

New York

 

Washington

Pumpkins grow on a what?

 

Bushes

 

Trees

 

Vines

 

Stalks

In what country do they celebrate the Day of the Dead?

 

Norway

 

Mexico

 

France

 

Scotland

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

 

60000

 

6000000000

 

60

 

6000000

The movie ‘Dark Night of the Scarecrow’ was released in which year?

 

1981

 

1971

 

1991

 

2001

What did people think happened on Halloween?

 

Witches came out to do magic

 

Vampires came to look for victims

 

The souls of the dead came back to Earth

 

It was the end of winter

How old is the adult Michael Myers in the first installment of the series?

 

21

 

31

 

11

 

41

Which US State produces the most Pumpkins?

 

Nevada

 

New Mexico

 

South Carolina

 

Illinois

Michael Myers is not the main antagonist in which of these movies?

 

Halloween II

 

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

 

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

 

Halloween: Resurrection

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

 

Brooms

 

Spoons

 

Forks

 

Knives

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

 

Ireland

 

Mexico

 

Portugal

 

Finland

What does the Old English word ‘hallow’ mean?

 

Sin

 

Saint

 

Spirit

 

Spook

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

 

Death will come to you in the next year

 

A dead relative is watching over you

 

You will marry within the year

 

Your house needs cleaning

Halloween is the eve of the feast of All Hallows’ Day in which religion?

 

Jewish

 

Christian

 

Muslim

 

Sikh

Halloween Jack-o’-lanterns are usually which color?

 

Green

 

Orange

 

Pink

 

Blue

Which vegetable is usually carved for Halloween?

 

Potato

 

Pumpkin

 

Cucumber

 

Swede

Complete the title of the horror movie ‘A Nightmare on … Street’?

 

Elm

 

Maple

 

Oak

 

Birch

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

 

75

 

135

 

165

 

105

Who played the lead role in the 2004 movie ‘Van Helsing’?

 

Hugh Jackman

 

Bryan Cranston

 

Dominic West

 

Tom Hanks

In ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Mortimer Brewster marries who on Halloween?

 

Holly Harper

 

Elaine Harper

 

Jane Harper

 

Kay Harper

Commonly associated with Halloween, who wrote the classical organ piece ‘Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor?’

 

Jakob Haibel

 

Joann Sebastian Back

 

John Hebden

 

Domenico Alberti

What do you call a man who practices witchcraft?

 

Sorcerer

 

Mage

 

Warlock

 

Druid

Which of these movies is partially set at West Hollywood Halloween Carnival?

 

Poltergeist

 

Hellbent

 

The Amityville Horror

 

Sleepy Hollow

Who directed the 1992 movie ‘Dracula’?

 

Francis Ford Coppola

 

Gary Oldman

 

Jack Nicholson

 

Will Ferrel

The ‘corpse flower’ gets its name from its what?

 

Smell

 

Appearance

 

Location

 

Texture

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

 

Trick or Treat

 

Jack-O

 

Creepshow

 

Silver Bullet

How many films are there in the Halloween series?

 

19

 

13

 

4

 

10

Which of the following quotes is not from the movie ‘Halloween’?

 

Was it the Boogey Man?’

 

He came home.’

 

There is nothing funny about Halloween.’

 

See anything you like?’

Which of these movies was reissued for Halloween 1982?

 

The Blair Witch Project

 

Sleepy Hollow

 

The Amityville Horror

 

Poltergeist

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

 

1930s

 

1970s

 

1950s

 

1910s

Jack Nicholson wore a jacket made by which designer for his role in ‘The Shining’?

 

Anna Wintour

 

Margaret Howell

 

Beatrix Miller

 

Grace Coddington

The movie ‘Halloween Night’ was released in which year?

 

2013

 

1996

 

2001

 

2006

In ‘Halloween II’ how many times does Dr. Loomis shoot Michael?

 

5

 

7

 

11

 

29

Name the Doctor who is associated wit Mr. Hyde?

 

Dr Lovegood

 

Dr Jekyll

 

Dr Who

 

Dr No

Black and which other color is associated with Halloween?

 

Blue

 

Red

 

Orange

 

Green

What is the title of ‘Halloween 3’?

 

The Nightmare Isn’t Over’

 

The Return of Michael Myers’

 

The Revenge of Michael Myers’

 

Season of the Witch’

The ‘Monster Mash’ hit #1 on the Billboard chart in which year?

 

1962

 

1992

 

1972

 

1982

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

 

The Omen

 

The Exorcist

 

The Wicker Man

 

Night of the Living Dead

In which U.S. city is the world’s largest Halloween parade held?

 

Los Angeles

 

Chicago

 

New Orleans

 

New York

Which vegetable was traditionally believed to possess supernatural powers on Halloween?

 

Pumpkin

 

Turnip

 

Carrot

 

Cabbage

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

 

Argentina

 

Mexico

 

Scotland

 

Ireland

What is the only thing that can kill a werewolf?

 

A wooden stake

 

A gold bullet

 

A metal stake

 

A silver bullet

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

 

They can tell the future

 

The can predict death

 

They will be unlucky

 

They can see and talk to spirits

Día de Muertos is a translation for which Ghoulish celebration

 

Thursday of the Dead

 

Nightmare Day

 

Guy Fawkes Day

 

Day of the Dead

In what year was the movie ‘Halloweentown’ released?

 

1998

 

1968

 

1988

 

1978

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

 

To trick evil spirits

 

To honor the dead

 

For fun

 

To hide your identity

Who was the first person to star as Frankenstein?

 

Conrad Veidt

 

Bela Lugosi

 

Boris Karloff

 

Vincent Price

Who first celebrated what we’ve come to know as Halloween?

 

The Druids

 

The Romans

 

The Chinese

 

The Christians

At Halloween children play ‘Trick or Treat’. What are ‘tricks’?

 

Practical jokes

 

Cakes

 

Money

 

Spiders

How many eyes does the monster called a cyclops have?

 

5

 

4

 

1

 

2

 

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