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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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