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101 Horror Movie Trivia Questions: Can You Stay Alive Until the End?

Horror movies have created some of the most epic and recognizable villains in entertainment history. Features like Freddy’s sweater and fedora, Jigsaw’s puppet, Leatherface’s apron and mask, Hannibal’s straightjacket and mask, Ghostface’s mask, and Jason’s hockey mask are all instantly identifiable and make the Halloween costume industry a lot of money. 

Only true horror movie experts know that Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween heroine, is the daughter of Psycho victim Janet Leigh. Or that Johnny Depp first appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street. True fans know that Stephen King hated Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining or that nine people died during production of The Exorcist. If you knew these facts and know even more, you’ll love these horror movie questions and answers. 

Looking for more trivia? Check out our comedy movie trivia, sci-fi movie trivia, or our Saw movie quiz. And you know what, top it with some general movie trivia questions and answers to test your knowledge.

What animals are turned into giant, man-eating monsters in the 1954 movie ‘Them!’?

Dogs

Ants

Flies

Worms

In ‘Halloween,’ Michael Myers wears a Halloween mask of what TV actor?

Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner

Tom Selleck

George Reeves

Who directed Alien 3?

Joss Whedon

Sigourney Weaver

Wes Craven

David Fincher

What movie monster is a killer toy doll?

Chucky

Michael Myers

Jason Voorhees

Freddy Krueger

What horror movie was originally titled ‘The Babysitter Murders’?

Trick Or Treat

Let The Right One In

Halloween

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Who played the evil Dracula in the 1992 movie ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’?

Christopher Lee

Keanu Reeves

Gary Oldman

Peter Cushing

What horror movie series features a killer named Leatherface?

The Exorcist

The Thing

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Dawn Of The Dead

Who stars as Ripley in Alien?

Jamie Lee Curtis

Sigourney Weaver

Lennifer Lopez

Carrie Fisher

What horror movie was originally titled ‘Head Cheese’?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Psycho

Child’s Play

The Omen

In what type of establishment is The Shining set?

A gym

A school

A hotel

A hospital

Who gets transported to the past to fight the Deadities in ‘Army of Darkness’?

Eric

Vance

Ash

Jan

What is the name of the rabbit that Donnie keeps seeing in ‘Donnie Darko’?

Ralph

David

Craig

Frank

Who gets killed by Ghostface in the garage in ‘Scream’?

Tatum

Sidney

Randy

Casey

What director urged Oren Peli to change the ending of ‘Paranormal Activity,’ which he did for the final cut?

Mel Gibson

Steven Spielberg

Wes Craven

James Cameron

In which US State does the infamous ‘Chain Saw Massacre’ take place?

Texas

California

New York

Alabama

What freaky doll from ‘The Conjuring’ got its own movie spinoff and is based on a real story of a haunted doll?

Annabelle

Lola

Lilac

Mary Jane

Which of the following horror films is not about werewolves?

The Howling

It Follows

Dog Soldiers

Ginger Snaps

In which country was the 2005 film Wolf Creek set?

France

England

Australia

America

What causes Nada to see the aliens in their true form in ‘They Live’?

Contact Lenses

Sunglasses

Glasses

3D Glasses

Who is the first to get infected by a facehugging alien in ‘Alien’?

Kane

Dallas

Lambert

Ripley

Who played the lead role in the 2012 film Sinister?

Patrick Wilson

Ethan Hawke

Kiefer Sutherland

Cary Elwes

What book does Ash put on top of a garbage can to trap his severed hand in ‘Evil Dead II’?

Palm Sunday

The Other Hand

A Farewell To Arms

The Moving Finger

What cursed object causes people to die in ‘The Ring’?

A Videotape

A Toupee

A Statue

A Book

What is the name of the demon that possesses Regan in ‘The Exorcist’?

Focalor

Namtar

Pazuzu

Moloch

What priest attempts to rid Regan of her demon in ‘The Exorcist’?

Elijah Johnson

Damien Karras

Norman McCay

Pat Noise

What is the name of the main villain from the Nightmare on Elm Street films?

Michael Myers

Jason Vorhees

Freddy Krueger

Leatherface

What kind of toy doll is Chucky in ‘Child’s Play’?

Good Guy

My Buddy

Bestest Friend

Partner In Crime

What causes the spread of the rage virus in ’28 Days Later’?

Monkey

Rat

Guinea Pig

Pig

The Stanley Kubrick horror movie ‘The Shining’ is based on a book by what author?

Dean Koontz

Clive Barker

Stephen King

Bentley Little

Whose yacht do the survivors try to get to in ‘Dawn of the Dead’?

Steve

C.J.

Tucker

Frank

Which of these Stephen King films is the only one that King himself directed?

Christine

Maximum Overdrive

The Dead Zone

Pet Sematary

What member of the group turns out to be ‘The Fool’ in ‘The Cabin in the Woods’?

Jules

Curt

Dana

Marty

Which movie is about zombies?

The Exorcist

Jeepers Creepers

Dawn Of The Dead

Pinhead

What corporation owns the mining vessel infected with the alien menace in ‘Alien’?

Weyland-Yutani

Arcam

Alchemax

Omni

What causes the dead to rise in ‘Return of the Living Dead’?

An Alien Virus

There Is No Explained Reason

A Military Gas

An Ancient Incantation

In which century was the 2015 film The Witch set?

1900s

1600s

1800s

1700s

Name the monster that appears as a clown in Stephen King’s It.

Flagg

Bozo

Pennywise

Mr Pickles

The movie ‘Final Destination’ is based on a rejected script written for what TV show?

The X-Files

Star Trek: The Next Generation

General Hospital

The Twilight Zone

Who wrote and directed the classic 1978 slasher film Halloween?

Stanley Kubrick

Stephen King

Steven Spielberg

John Carpenter

John Carpenter directed what famous horror movie?

King Kong

Halloween

The Evil Dead

A Nightmare On Elm Street

What horror movie series features a serial killer named Jigsaw?

Saw

Halloween

Friday The 13th

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Who slowly turns into a fly in the 1986 version of ‘The Fly’?

Jeff Goldblum

Tom Hanks

Vincent D’Onofrio

David Duchovny

What conniving professor does Herbert West decapitate in ‘Re-Animator’?

Dr. Hans Gruber

Dr. Jeffrey Combs

Dr. Carl Hill

Dr. Frank Torrance

In which horror film is a young girl possessed by a demon?

The Exorcist

The Descent

The Shining

The Fog

What is the name of the warship that Ripley boards to fly to the alien infected colony in ‘Aliens’?

Sulaco

Daedalus

Moonraker

Intrepid

Who fought a giant alien in ‘Alien’?

Farrah Fawcett

Susan Sarandon

Sigourney Weaver

Brooke Shields

Who had a cameo in Mel Brooks’ ‘Spaceballs’ where an alien pops out of his stomach the same way it did in ‘Alien’?

Tom Skerritt

Harry Dean Stanton

Sigourney Weaver

John Hurt

Who is burned alive in a giant wicker man in ‘The Wicker Man’?

Edward Woodward

Boris Karloff

Peter Cushing

Christopher Lee

What is the name of the killer doll from the Child’s Play series?

Timmy

Sonny

Billy

Chucky

What is the name of the planet where the crew discover the alien eggs in ‘Alien’?

RV-667

LV-426

GL-801

XR-451

What is the name of the Devil’s son in The Omen?

Peter

Michael

Simon

Damien

What band actually helped Ridley Scott with lighting for ‘Alien’ while they were rehearsing a stage show next door to the studio?

The Rolling Stones

The Loving Spoonful

The Who

The Monkees

What amusement park are Wichita and Little Rock trying to get to in ‘Zombieland’?

Play Park

Pacific Playland

Knott’s Berry Farm

Pleasure Paradise

Who appeared in archival footage following his death in the movie ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’?

Lon Chaney Jr.

Bela Lugosi

Lon Chaney

Boris Karloff

Who gets his arms bitten off by the creature when he tries to resuscitate Norris in ‘The Thing’?

MacReady

Fuchs

Copper

Clark

The short movies ‘Planet Terror’ and ‘Death Proof’ make up what movie?

Horrorshow

Drive-In

Grindhouse

B-Movie

Which George A. Romero movie takes places in a mall?

Day Of The Dead

Dawn Of The Dead

Night Of The Living Dead

Diary Of The Dead

What director actually got his head stuck in the mechanical shark as a joke that went wrong on the set of ‘Jaws’?

George Lucas

Steven Spielberg

David Cronenberg

James Cameron

The film ‘Re-Animator’ is based on a story by what horror author?

Stephen King

. Lovecraft

Bill O’Reilly

Edgar Allen Poe

Which sci fi horror film had the tagline ‘In space no one can hear you scream’?

Life

Alien

Pitch Black

Event Horizon

What is the name of the ship where an alien breaks loose in ‘Alien’?

Monstrono

Nostromo

Donatello

Galileo

Who is the ship’s navigator in ‘Alien’?

Kane

Dallas

Lambert

Ripley

What horror movie features a serial killer named Norman Bates?

North By Northwest

Psycho

Vertigo

Rear Window

What professor originally went to the cabin to study the evil book in ‘The Evil Dead’?

Professor Williams

Professor Ashby

Professor Knowby

Professor Oswalt

The group uncover a diary allegedly written by what little girl killed by her family in ‘The Cabin in the Woods’?

Saffron Onassis

Anne Boleyn

Patience Bucker

Vivian Smithe

What tool does Lionel use to dispatch the zombies in ‘Dead Alive’?

Sledgehammer

Chainsaw

Lawnmower

Drill

Actor Bela Lugosi played what famous movie monster?

Frankenstein

The Mummy

The Wolfman

Dracula

What movie is based on a Stephen King novel is about a killer automobile?

Christine

Sometimes They Come Back

Firestarter

Misery

What is the name of the giant zombie proof vehicle in ‘Land of the Dead’?

Dead Ender

Dead Proof

Dead Reckoning

Dead Rising

What’s the name of the roller coaster built by Steven Price in the remake of ‘House on Haunted Hill’?

Terror Incognita

Flight Of Fear

Scream Queen

Mean Streak

Name the serial killer from the Saw franchise.

Jigsaw

The Collector

The Torturer

Leatherface

What legendary film star played ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in the 1925 silent film?

Boris Karloff

Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney Jr.

Bela Lugosi

Who played father turned killer Jack Torrance in ‘The Shining’?

Tom Cruise

James Garner

Dennis Hopper

Jack Nicholson

In which story from ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ was someone killed on set during principle filming?

Kick The Can

Nightmare On 20,000 Feet

It’s A Good Life

Time Out

In which horror film do a group of American students get involved in a Swedish cult?

Paranormal Activity

Midsommar

Hush

Hereditary

What horror movie was originally titled ‘Scary Movie’?

Scream

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Night Of The Living Dead

The Cabin In The Woods

What kind of house is terrorized by a serial killer in ‘Black Christmas’?

Sorority House

Fire House

Dog House

Police House

What movie monster resides at Camp Crystal Lake?

Jason Voorhees

Freddy Krueger

Pinhead

Michael Myers

Which 2014 Australian horror film features a scary creature in a children’s book?

The Babadook

A Quiet Place

Lights Out

Don’t Breathe

Which of the following horror movies features Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Phillippe?

Scream

Urban Legend

I Know What You Did Last Summer

The Faculty

What movie monster wears a hockey mask to hide their face?

Michael Myers

Freddy Krueger

Chucky

Jason Voorhees

Who turns out to be a gender bending killer in ‘Sleepaway Camp’?

Susie

Meg

Mozart

Angela

What crew member turns out to be an android in ‘Alien’?

Ash

Brett

Kane

Parker

Elvis Presley teams up with a man who claims he’s whom to fight a mommy in ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’?

Napoleon Bonaparte

Michael Jackson

Charles Lindbergh

John F. Kennedy

Who is Carrie’s domineering mother in ‘Carrie’?

Kathy Perry

Joan Crawford

Margaret White

Martha Bates

What film features an evil child called Damien?

Child’s Play

Friday The 13th

The Omen

The Exorcist

How many days do people have left to live after watching the video tape in “The Ring”?

3

5

7

10

Who played a vampire in ‘Interview With The Vampire’?

Sandra Bullock

Nicole Kidman

Tom Cruise

Roger Daltrey

Which of these horror sequels is not set in space in the future?

Hellraiser: Bloodline

Halloween: Resurrection

Critters 4

Jason X

Who directed ‘The Shining’?

Stanley Kubrick

Francis Ford Coppola

John Carpenter

Wes Craven

How often does the Creeper rise to feed in “Jeepers Creepers”?

10

15

23

30

What kind of creatures turns into Gremlins in ‘Gremlins’?

Bashe

Mogwai

Bixie

Taotie

Who ends up cutting off their own foot in ‘Saw’?

Tobin Bell

Danny Glover

Donnie Wahlberg

Cary Elwes

Who is the only survivor of the deadly prom night in the 1976 version of ‘Carrie’?

Sue

Tommy

Billy

Chris

What serial killer inhabits the doll in ‘Child’s Play’?

Charles Maher

Charles Gruber

Charles Starkweather

Charles Lee Ray

What is the species name of the aliens in ‘Alien’?

Necromorph

Xenomorph

Macromorph

Neomorph

Which of these George A. Romero zombie movies was released first?

Land of the Dead

Night of the Living Dead

Dawn of the Dead

Day of the Dead

What town is attacked by birds in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’?

Bodega Bay

Santa Ana Bay

Cornwallis Bay

Traverse Bay

Who blows up the base in hopes of destroying the creature in ‘The Thing’?

MacReady

Fuchs

Clark

Windows

What is the name of the zombie proofed city in ‘Land of the Dead’?

Freedonia

Victory City

Hill Valley

Fiddler’s Green

Which of the following is widely considered to be the first horror movie ever made?

The Phantom of the Opera

Nosferatu

The House of the Devil

Dracula

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