Filled with delightful spookiness, cherished traditions, and a love of all things ghoulish, Halloween is always an exciting time of year.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or just want to test your knowledge, why not challenge yourself and your friends with some Halloween trivia? In this article, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of 80 fascinating Halloween trivia questions and answers, guaranteed to keep you entertained and enlightened about this beloved holiday.
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So whether you and your friends are horror movie lovers, or if you’re planning Halloween Trivia for kids, then we’ve got questions and answers to get you celebrating Halloween in the best way.
Historical Halloween Trivia
Enjoy these historical Halloween questions to begin your Halloween Trivia night.
- Which country is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween?
- What do people traditionally carve into a pumpkin?
- Which ancient festival is Halloween said to have originated from?
- Why were pumpkins originally used as Jack-O’-Lanterns?
- Traditionally, what animal is associated with witches?
- Which modern-day costumes are inspired by ancient Celtic and Gaelic traditions?
- Why is wearing costumes a tradition at Halloween?
- Which ancient civilization celebrated a festival called “Pomona” that influenced modern Halloween traditions?
- What century were the first Jack O Lanterns believed to be made?
Halloween Movie and TV Trivia
Halloween is the season of scary movies, so test your knowledge with our Halloween movie questions and see how much you know about all things horror related.
- What is the name of the supernatural serial killer in the “Halloween” movie franchise?
- What horror movie franchise features a serial killer who haunts his victims’ dreams?
- What is the name of the protagonist in the movie “Scream”?
- What film features the character Jack Skellington?
- Who played the iconic character of Beetlejuice in the 1988 film?
- Which actor portrays Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” film series?
- What is the name of the town where “The Nightmare Before Christmas” takes place?
- Which actor portrayed Dracula in the 1992 film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”?
- Which classic Halloween movie features a trio of witches who come back to life after 300 years?
- Who directed the movie “Psycho”?
- What is the name of the fictional town where the TV show “Stranger Things” is set?
- What is the name of the witch from the “Wizard of Oz”?
- What is the name of the vampire slayer in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?
- What is the name of the creepy clown in Stephen King’s “It”?
- What actress played the character of Laurie Strode in the original “Halloween” movie?
- Which classic horror film features a teenage girl with telekinetic powers?
- What’s the address of the Addams Family in the Addams Family Values?
- What is the name of the character who is known for haunting Crystal Lake in the “Friday the 13th” movie series?
- What is the name of the famous zombie TV show where survivors battle the undead?
- Which director is known for his gothic, eccentric, spooky movies, including Corpse Bride and Beetlejuice?
- What is the Halloween special episode of Charlie Brown called?
- What is the name of the haunted hotel in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”?
- Which famous horror movie features a possessed doll named Chucky?
Trick or Treat Trivia
Trick or Treating is one of the most exciting parts of Halloween, but do you know about its origins and history? How much do you know about popular Trick or Treat Halloween candy?
These Trick or Treat Trivia questions are sure to test your knowledge!
- In which country did the tradition of trick-or-treating originate?
- Which candy is often given out as an alternative to chocolate, making it a popular Halloween candy for those with allergies?
- What was candy corn originally called?
- What is the name of the chocolate company that holds the largest share of Halloween candy sales?
- What does the phrase “Trick or Treat” mean?
- What was voted the most popular Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters?
- What popular Halloween candy is known for its tagline “Melts in your mouth, not in your hands”?
- In what year did trick-or-treating become popular in America?
- What is the most popular Halloween costume for kids in the United States?
Halloween Trivia for Kids
If you’re looking to entertain children during Halloween, then a Halloween trivia quiz is the perfect addition to any Halloween party or games night.
- What is the name of the friendly ghost in the “Casper” cartoons and movies?
- What is the name of the Disney Channel Original Movie series about a vampire family?
- Which cartoon character is known for his love of Halloween and extravagant decorations?
- What is the name of the famous haunted house attraction located in Disney’s Magic Kingdom?
- What is a traditional Halloween game where participants try to catch apples with their teeth?
- What popular Halloween character wears a green-faced mask and is known for scaring people?
- What phrase do children typically say when they visit houses while trick-or-treating?
- What is a common Halloween decoration made from a hollowed-out pumpkin with a face carved into it?
- What type of supernatural creatures are said to rise from the dead and roam the earth on Halloween night?
General Halloween Trivia
Halloween isn’t just about scary movies and trick or treating. You can add some fun trivia questions to your Halloween party, and test how many Halloween facts your friends know.
- In which American city is the annual Village Halloween Parade held?
- Which fruit is traditionally associated with Halloween and is often used for bobbing?
- What is the day after Halloween called?
- What is the significant date marked as the end of the Halloween season?
- Who wrote the novel “Frankenstein”?
- What is the chemical compound that makes glow sticks “glow”?
- What popular Halloween tradition did Irish immigrants bring to America?
- Which famous magician died on Halloween in 1926?
- In Mexico, what is the name of the holiday that coincides with Halloween?
- What does the Day of the Dead primarily celebrate?
- What candy bar is typically used for “the game of Life” during Halloween parties?
- Which U.S. state produces the most pumpkins?
- What is the infamous nickname of the serial killer Ted Bundy?
- What is the name of the ghostly dog that haunts the famous British castle, Glamis Castle?
- Vampires are a well-known Halloween creature, but what are they believed to be doing to gain power and survive?
- What is the traditional color of Halloween that represents death and darkness?
- What is the chemical responsible for the orange color in pumpkins?
- What is the purpose of bobbing for apples during Halloween?
- What is the name of the famous “shape-shifting” monster that alternates between a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ side?
- Which classic author wrote the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”?
- What’s the name of Dr Frankenstein’s assistant?
- What is the fear of Halloween called?
- As of 2022, what was voted as the most popular Halloween costume?
- In what European country were the first Halloween costumes worn?
- What is the term used for a group of witches?
- What popular Halloween costume has been worn by more than one million people at once, creating a Guinness World Record?
- What is the name of the classic Halloween song by Michael Jackson?
- What is the word for “witch” in Spanish?
- What is the superstition associated with black cats on Halloween?
- What is the term used for a fear of ghosts?
How to Plan a Halloween Trivia Night
Spooky season is a time for parties and ghoulish nights, and you can use our Halloween trivia questions as part of your Halloween party.
- Who’s invited? If your Halloween party is for kids, then you can use our kids’ Halloween trivia questions to get things started. Or, if your Halloween night is aimed at older teens or adults, then you can choose from over 50 of our questions to plan the perfect trivia quiz. Maybe your friends love Halloween movies? We’ve got you covered with our Halloween movie trivia questions.
- Choose your Halloween costumes. No Halloween themed quiz is complete without fun Halloween costumes. You could choose a popular Halloween costume, such as a witch or a horror movie villain, or perhaps you prefer something more comedic instead.
- Gather your Halloween candy. Eating candy is arguably the highlight of Halloween, so be sure to stock your cupboards full of your favorite Halloween candy. Whether it’s candy corn, candy bars, or some homemade Halloween snacks, keep your guests in the Trick or Treat spirit with bowls of the best sweet treats.
- Decorate your home! This is one of my favorite aspects of Halloween, and nothing gets me in the spirit like seeing the street decorated for spooky season. Making Jack O Lanterns is a chance to get creative, and is one of the best ways to celebrate Halloween. Place your lit Jack O Lanterns in your window or garden to add some Halloween ambiance to your neighborhood.
Get into the Halloween Spirit with our Halloween Trivia Questions
With this spooky compilation of 80 exciting Halloween trivia questions and answers, you are now armed with the knowledge to impress your friends and family during this ghoulish holiday.
Whether you’re planning a Halloween-themed party, competing in a trivia contest, or simply looking to delve into the history and folklore of Halloween, these trivia questions will ensure an entertaining and enlightening experience for all.
So, gather around, share the spooky fun, and make Halloween an especially creepy occasion this year!
Eleanor is a qualified English teacher and has received a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), specializing in Secondary English, and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Liverpool John Moores University. She is certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and has worked with students in the U.K. and South East Asia. She currently works as an English teacher in Vietnam, teaching students across a range of ages.