Horror Trivia

124+ Best Horror Trivia Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: June 15th, 2023

Are you ready to face your fears? Dive into the world of horror with these spine-chilling trivia questions that will test your knowledge of all things terrifying. From iconic monsters to famous scream queens, this collection is perfect for horror enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.


Question: Who played the evil Dracula in the 1992 movie 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'?

Answer: Gary Oldman

Question: Who is the only survivor of the deadly prom night in the 1976 version of 'Carrie'?

Answer: Sue

Question: Who played father turned killer Jack Torrance in 'The Shining'?

Answer: Jack Nicholson

Question: John Carpenter directed what famous horror movie?

Answer: Halloween

Question: What legendary film star played 'The Phantom of the Opera' in the 1925 silent film?

Answer: Lon Chaney

Question: Actor Bela Lugosi played what famous movie monster?

Answer: Dracula

Question: What horror movie series features a killer named Leatherface?

Answer: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Question: Who gets his arms bitten off by the creature when he tries to resuscitate Norris in 'The Thing'?

Answer: Copper

Question: What is the name of the warship that Ripley boards to fly to the alien infected colony in 'Aliens'?

Answer: Sulaco

Question: What kind of creatures turns into Gremlins in 'Gremlins'?

Answer: Mogwai

Question: What movie monster resides at Camp Crystal Lake?

Answer: Jason Voorhees

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

Answer: Jason Voorhees

Question: What film features an evil child called Damien?

Answer: The Omen

Question: What movie monster is a killer toy doll?

Answer: Chucky

Question: The short movies 'Planet Terror' and 'Death Proof' make up what movie?

Answer: Grindhouse

Question: What crew member turns out to be an android in 'Alien'?

Answer: Ash

Question: Whose yacht do the survivors try to get to in 'Dawn of the Dead'?

Answer: Steve

Question: What horror movie series features a serial killer named Jigsaw?

Answer: Saw

Question: Who is the first to get infected by a facehugging alien in 'Alien'?

Answer: Kane

Question: Which movie is about zombies?

Answer: Dawn Of The Dead

Question: What member of the group turns out to be 'The Fool' in 'The Cabin in the Woods'?

Answer: Marty

Question: Who gets transported to the past to fight the Deadities in 'Army of Darkness'?

Answer: Ash

Question: Who turns out to be a gender bending killer in 'Sleepaway Camp'?

Answer: Angela

Question: What is the name of the demon that possesses Regan in 'The Exorcist'?

Answer: Pazuzu

Question: Who slowly turns into a fly in the 1986 version of 'The Fly'?

Answer: Jeff Goldblum

Question: Who fought a giant alien in 'Alien'?

Answer: Sigourney Weaver

Question: Who played a vampire in 'Interview With The Vampire'?

Answer: Tom Cruise

Question: The Stanley Kubrick horror movie 'The Shining' is based on a book by what author?

Answer: Stephen King

Question: What horror movie features a serial killer named Norman Bates?

Answer: Psycho

Question: What animals are turned into giant, man-eating monsters in the 1954 movie 'Them!'?

Answer: Ants

Question: What boyfriend of Zoe's tries to shoot her father James in 'The Purge'?

Answer: Henry

Question: What causes the spread of the rage virus in '28 Days Later'?

Answer: Monkey

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

Answer: Dawn Of The Dead

Question: Who turns out to be the alien when MacReady tests his blood sample in 'The Thing'?

Answer: Palmer

Question: What book causes the dead to rise in 'The Evil Dead'?

Answer: The Necronomicon

Question: The evil Freddy Krueger once faced off with what serial killer in a movie?

Answer: Jason Voorhees

Question: What piece of hardware does Ash Williams strap to his freshly severed arm in 'Evil Dead II'?

Answer: A Chainsaw

Question: Robert Englund is best known for playing what movie monster?

Answer: Freddy Krueger

Question: What is Jason Voorhees' weapon of choice?

Answer: Machete

Question: Who is stranded on top of a gun store in the 2004 remake of 'Dawn of the Dead'?

Answer: Andy


Question: Who kills Frank just as he turns and reanimates into a zombie in 'Dawn of the Dead'?

Answer: Kenneth

Question: The film 'Re-Animator' is based on a story by what horror author?

Answer: . Lovecraft

Question: What is the name of the planet where the crew discover the alien eggs in 'Alien'?

Answer: LV-426

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

Answer: Annabelle

Question: Who ends up cutting off their own foot in 'Saw'?

Answer: Cary Elwes

Question: What corporation owns the mining vessel infected with the alien menace in 'Alien'?

Answer: Weyland-Yutani

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

Answer: George Lucas

Question: What kind of house is terrorized by a serial killer in 'Black Christmas'?

Answer: Sorority House

Question: What town is attacked by birds in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'?

Answer: Bodega Bay

Question: Who blows up the base in hopes of destroying the creature in 'The Thing'?

Answer: MacReady

Question: Who is the ship's navigator in 'Alien'?

Answer: Lambert

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

Answer: Christine

Question: Who awakens from a coma to learn he has psychic powers in 'The Dead Zone'?

Answer: Christopher Walken

Question: What is the name of the giant zombie proof vehicle in 'Land of the Dead'?

Answer: Dead Reckoning

Question: What is the name of the ship where an alien breaks loose in 'Alien'?

Answer: Nostromo

Question: What amusement park are Wichita and Little Rock trying to get to in 'Zombieland'?

Answer: Pacific Playland

Question: What conniving professor does Herbert West decapitate in 'Re-Animator'?

Answer: Dr. Carl Hill

Question: What causes Nada to see the aliens in their true form in 'They Live'?

Answer: Sunglasses

Question: What tool does Lionel use to dispatch the zombies in 'Dead Alive'?

Answer: Lawnmower

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

Answer: Time Out

Question: What professor originally went to the cabin to study the evil book in 'The Evil Dead'?

Answer: Professor Knowby

Question: What priest attempts to rid Regan of her demon in 'The Exorcist'?

Answer: Damien Karras

Question: What horror movie was originally titled 'Scary Movie'?

Answer: Scream

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

Answer: John Hurt

Question: Who directed 'The Shining'?

Answer: Stanley Kubrick

Question: What is the species name of the aliens in 'Alien'?

Answer: Xenomorph

Question: Who gets killed by Ghostface in the garage in 'Scream'?

Answer: Tatum

Question: Who appeared in archival footage following his death in the movie 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'?

Answer: Bela Lugosi

Question: What is the name of the zombie proofed city in 'Land of the Dead'?

Answer: Fiddler's Green

Question: What causes the dead to rise in 'Return of the Living Dead'?

Answer: A Military Gas

Question: What cursed object causes people to die in 'The Ring'?

Answer: A Videotape

Question: What is the name of the rabbit that Donnie keeps seeing in 'Donnie Darko'?

Answer: Frank

Question: What movie monster once did an interview on 'The Arsenio Hall Show'?

Answer: Jason Voorhees

Question: The group uncover a diary allegedly written by what little girl killed by her family in 'The Cabin in the Woods'?

Answer: Patience Bucker

Question: The movie 'Final Destination' is based on a rejected script written for what TV show?

Answer: The X-Files

Question: What happens to Ash at the end of 'Evil Dead II'?

Answer: Sucked Through A Time Portal

Question: What city serves as the setting for the vampire movie 'The Lost Boys'?

Answer: Santa Clara

Question: The design of the 'Alien' in the alien was done by what surrealist artist?

Answer: H. R Giger

Question: The 1928 film 'The Fall of the House of Usher' is based on a story by what writer?

Answer: Edgar Allen Poe

Question: Who appeared in the 1958 classic horror film 'The Fly'?

Answer: Vincent Price

Question: What name did Regan have for her imaginary friend who turns out to be a demon in 'The Exorcist'?

Answer: Captain Howdy

Question: What university is witness to Herbert West's destructive experiments in 'Re-Animator'?

Answer: Miskatonic

Question: Actress Linda Blair is best known for starring in what horror movie?

Answer: The Exorcist

Question: Who played Captain Dallas in 'Alien'?

Answer: Tom Skerritt

Question: Who directed 'The Thing'?

Answer: John Carpenter

Question: Who reveals himself to be a pod person at the end of the 1978 version of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'?

Answer: Donald Sutherland

Question: What kind of toy doll is Chucky in 'Child's Play'?

Answer: Good Guy

Question: What horror movie was originally titled 'The Babysitter Murders'?

Answer: Halloween

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

Answer: John F. Kennedy

Question: Who is Carrie's domineering mother in 'Carrie'?

Answer: Margaret White

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

Answer: The Who

Question: Who is burned alive in a giant wicker man in 'The Wicker Man'?

Answer: Edward Woodward


Question: What's the name of the roller coaster built by Steven Price in the remake of 'House on Haunted Hill'?

Answer: Terror Incognita

Question: What is the name of the killer doll from the Child's Play series?

Answer: Chucky

Question: In which US State does the infamous 'Chain Saw Massacre' take place?

Answer: Texas

Question: In which century was the 2015 film The Witch set?

Answer: 1600s

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

Answer: Maximum Overdrive

Question: Which 2014 Australian horror film features a scary creature in a children's book?

Answer: The Babadook

Question: Which sci fi horror film had the tagline 'In space no one can hear you scream'?

Answer: Alien

Question: In 'Halloween,' Michael Myers wears a Halloween mask of what TV actor?

Answer: William Shatner

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

Answer: Midsommar

Question: What serial killer inhabits the doll in 'Child's Play'?

Answer: Charles Lee Ray

Question: What horror movie was originally titled 'Head Cheese'?

Answer: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Question: Which of the following horror films is not about werewolves?

Answer: It Follows

Question: Who stars as Ripley in Alien?

Answer: Sigourney Weaver

Question: In which country was the 2005 film Wolf Creek set?

Answer: Australia

Question: Who wrote and directed the classic 1978 slasher film Halloween?

Answer: John Carpenter

Question: Name the monster that appears as a clown in Stephen King's It.

Answer: Pennywise

Question: Name the serial killer from the Saw franchise.

Answer: Jigsaw

Question: Who played the lead role in the 2012 film Sinister?

Answer: Ethan Hawke

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

Answer: Steven Spielberg

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

Answer: The Exorcist

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

Answer: A Farewell To Arms

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

Answer: Night of the Living Dead

Question: In what type of establishment is The Shining set?

Answer: A hotel

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

Answer: Halloween: Resurrection

Question: Who directed Alien 3?

Answer: David Fincher

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

Answer: Freddy Krueger

Question: What is the name of the Devil's son in The Omen?

Answer: Damien

Question: Which future Hollywood star's first film role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Answer: Johnny Depp

Question: Who stars as Evelyn in the 2018 film A Quiet Place?

Answer: Emily Blunt

Question: Who plays the title role in the Candyman films?

Answer: Tony Todd

Question: In which horror series does the character Pinhead appear?

Answer: Hellraiser

Question: Daily Show' host Jon Stewart played what part in 'The Faculty'?

Answer: Professor Furlong