Halloween Trivia

100+ Best Halloween Trivia Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: July 5th, 2023

Discover 100+ spook-tacular Halloween trivia questions and answers that will challenge your mind and get you in the spooky festive mood. Check them out!

General Halloween Trivia

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

Halloween Movies Trivia

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

Halloween Movie Plots Trivia

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

Answer: 6

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

Halloween Pop Culture Trivia

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

Halloween Traditions Trivia

Question: In which season is Halloween?

Answer: Fall

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

Answer: 1

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

Halloween Facts Trivia

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?

Answer: 3

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?

Answer: $6.9 billion

Question: Which US State produces the most Pumpkins?

Answer: Illinois

Halloween Over the Years Trivia

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

Halloween History Trivia

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?

Answer: Robert Burns

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

Answer: Michael Myers

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

Halloween Superstitions Trivia

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

Miscellaneous Halloween Trivia

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?

Answer: Samhainophobia

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