101+ Creepy Halloween Trivia Questions for Your Spooky Party

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Creepy games are often unmissable at a Halloween party. One good idea for keeping your spooky guests entertained is a team-based Halloween quiz! In this post, we will take you through more than 140 Halloween trivia questions that will make the perfect horror-themed quiz for your party.

We would advise making a Halloween trivia set of 40–60 questions, divided into category-based rounds of 5 or 10 questions. In this way, it doesn’t take too long, and you can easily plan some breaks between rounds.

At the bottom of this post, we have step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Halloween Trivia.

Horror Movies Questions

  • What is the name of the haunted hotel in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining”?
    • Answer: The Overlook Hotel
  • In the movie “Get Out,” what is the term used to describe the process of transplanting a person’s consciousness into another body?
    • Answer: Coagula
  • Who directed the 1999 found-footage horror film “The Blair Witch Project”?
    • Answer: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez
  • What is the name of the possessed doll in “The Conjuring”?
    • Answer: Annabelle
  • In “Scream,” what is the name of the masked killer?
    • Answer: Ghostface
  • What is the name of the fictional town where “Halloween” (1978) is set?
    • Answer: Haddonfield, Illinois
  • What is the name of the demon that possesses Regan in “The Exorcist”?
    • Answer: Pazuzu
  • What is the title of the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film that takes place at the Bates Motel?
    • Answer: Psycho
  • Who played the lead role of Norman Bates in the film mentioned in the previous question?
    • Answer: Anthony Perkins
  • What is the name of the demon-possessed girl in the movie “The Exorcist”?
    • Answer: Regan MacNeil
  • In “Psycho,” what is the name of the motel where Marion Crane stays?
    • Answer: Bates Motel
  • Which movie features a doll named Chucky that comes to life?
    • Answer: Child’s Play
  • What is the title of the film about a girl with telekinetic powers who gets revenge on her bullies at prom?
    • Answer: Carrie
  • In “Nightmare on Elm Street,” who is the infamous killer with a glove with razor blades?
    • Answer: Freddy Krueger
  • What is the name of the creepy twin sisters in “The Shining”?
    • Answer: Grady Twins
  • Which 1999 found-footage horror film revolves around three student filmmakers who go missing?
    • Answer: The Blair Witch Project
  • In “The Ring,” what is the name of the cursed videotape?
    • Answer: Samara’s videotape

Halloween Facts Trivia

  • What is the original name for Halloween?
    • Answer: Samhain
  • What date is Halloween traditionally celebrated on?
    • Answer: October 31st
  • Which vegetable was originally carved in Ireland to make the first Jack-o’-lanterns?
    • Answer: Turnips
  • What is the fear of Halloween called?
    • Answer: Samhainophobia
  • In what country did the tradition of trick-or-treating originate?
    • Answer: Ireland
  • What do the Irish traditionally eat on Halloween?
    • Answer: Barmbrack (a type of fruitcake)
  • What is the act of telling someone’s fortune on Halloween called?
    • Answer: Divination
  • What is the name of the Celtic god associated with Halloween?
    • Answer: Cernunnos
  • In Mexico, what holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, and is somewhat similar to Halloween?
    • Answer: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • What is the world record for the largest pumpkin ever grown?
    • Answer: 2,624.6 pounds (1190 kg)
  • Which famous magician died on Halloween in 1926?
    • Answer: Harry Houdini
  • What is the name for the fear of spiders, which is often associated with Halloween?
    • Answer: Arachnophobia
  • What is the traditional Halloween dance that involves moving in a circle while holding hands?
    • Answer: The Hokey Pokey
  • Which ancient Roman festival that involved honoring the dead is believed to have influenced Halloween?
    • Answer: Parentalia
  • What is the term for a group of witches?
    • Answer: Coven
  • What are the colors most commonly associated with Halloween?
    • Answer: Orange and Black

Murders and Serial Killers

  • Who was the infamous cult leader responsible for the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969?
    • Answer: Charles Manson
  • In what city did the infamous Lizzie Borden murders take place?
    • Answer: Fall River, Massachusetts
  • What is the name of the town in Illinois where serial killer John Wayne Gacy operated?
    • Answer: Norwood Park Township
  • Who was the notorious American serial killer known as the “Night Stalker”?
    • Answer: Richard Ramirez
  • Who was the notorious American serial killer known as the “Green River Killer”?
    • Answer: Gary Ridgway
  • What is the nickname of the serial killer who murdered at least 33 young men in the 1970s?
    • Answer: John Wayne Gacy (The Killer Clown)
  • Which American serial killer was known as the “BTK Killer”?
    • Answer: Dennis Rader
  • Who was the infamous killer known as “Jack the Ripper”?
    • Answer: Unknown (never identified)
  • Which serial killer was known as the “Killer Clown”?
    • Answer: John Wayne Gacy
  • Who was the American serial killer known for his cannibalistic tendencies, earning him the nickname “The Cannibal”?
    • Answer: Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Who was the American serial killer known as the “Long Island Serial Killer” or “Gilgo Beach Killer”?
    • Answer: The identity remains unknown.

Ghost Trivia

  • What is the term for a ghost that is attached to a specific location or object?
    • Answer: Residual Haunting
  • What is a poltergeist often believed to do in a haunted location?
    • Answer: Cause disturbances or move objects
  • What is the term for a ghostly figure that is seen shortly before a disaster occurs?
    • Answer: Harbinger
  • What is the name of the Irish castle said to be haunted by the ghost of a jilted bride?
    • Answer: Leap Castle
  • What is the name of the infamous ghost ship that was discovered abandoned and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872?
    • Answer: The Mary Celeste
  • In Norse mythology, what supernatural being was believed to be the spirit of a dead person haunting their own grave?
    • Answer: Draugr
  • What famous English playwright wrote the tragedy “Hamlet,” which features the ghost of King Hamlet?
    • Answer: William Shakespeare
  • What is the name of the ghost said to haunt the White House in Washington, D.C.?
    • Answer: The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln
  • In Scottish folklore, what is the term for a malevolent water spirit that is believed to drown its victims?
    • Answer: Kelpie
  • What famous British author wrote the novella “A Christmas Carol,” which features the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come?
    • Answer: Charles Dickens

Werewolf Halloween Trivia

  • In the folklore of what country did the first stories of werewolves originate?
    • Answer: Ancient Greece
  • In which European country does the legend of the “Bélaugr” originate, which is similar to the werewolf myth?
    • Answer: Iceland
  • What is the term for the transformation of a person into a werewolf?
    • Answer: Lycanthropy
  • According to Slavic folklore, what type of creature is a “Vlkodlak”?
    • Answer: A werewolf
  • In the movie “Underworld,” what is the name of the vampire-werewolf hybrid protagonist?
    • Answer: Selene
  • According to legend, what flower is said to bloom when touched by a werewolf’s blood?
    • Answer: Wolfsbane
  • Which European country is particularly associated with werewolf legends, including the infamous case of Peter Stumpp?
    • Answer: Germany
  • In which modern-day country would you find the region of Transylvania, known for its association with werewolf lore?
    • Answer: Romania
  • According to folklore, what is the only material that can kill werewolves?
    • Silver
  • What is the name of the professor in Harry Potter who is a werewolf?
    • Professor Lupin

Zombie and Mummies Trivia

  • In Haitian folklore, what is believed to be the main ingredient in creating a zombie?
    • Answer: Powder made from pufferfish toxin
  • What classic 1968 film by George A. Romero is often credited with popularizing the modern zombie genre?
    • Answer: Night of the Living Dead
  • What is the title of the television series that follows the survival of a group of people in a world overrun by zombies?
    • Answer: The Walking Dead
  • In the film “28 Days Later,” what causes people to become “zombielike”?
    • Answer: An experimental virus called “Rage”
  • What is the term for a large group of zombies in a feeding frenzy?
    • Answer: Zombie Horde
  • In the film “Shaun of the Dead,” what nickname does the main character give to the pub they plan to seek shelter in?
    • Answer: The Winchester
  • Which 2009 comedy film features a group of survivors trying to escape a zombie-infested world?
    • Answer: Zombieland
  • What is the term for a voodoo ritual that reanimates the dead?
    • Answer: Necromancy
  • In folklore, what is the name for a revenant, or animated corpse, often associated with voodoo and the Caribbean?
    • Answer: Zombie
  • What is the term for the type of writing or script used in ancient Egypt, often seen inscribed on tombs and monuments?
    • Answer: Hieroglyphics
  • What is the term for the ornate coffin-like container used to hold the body of a deceased person in ancient Egypt?
    • Answer: Sarcophagus
  • What is the name of the ancient Egyptian god often depicted with the head of a jackal, associated with mummification and the afterlife?
    • Answer: Anubis

Witches and Witchcraft Trivia

  • What is the term for a book containing instructions on how to create magical spells and potions?
    • Answer: Grimoire
  • What is the name of the witch who kidnaps Rapunzel in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale?
    • Answer: Mother Gothel
  • What is the term for a magical symbol or design used in witchcraft to represent a specific intention or entity?
    • Answer: Sigil
  • What is the name of the modern pagan religion that incorporates elements of witchcraft and nature-based spirituality?
    • Answer: Wicca
  • What is the term for a protective amulet often worn to ward off evil spirits or malevolent magic?
    • Answer: Talisman
  • What is the term for a spell or incantation used in witchcraft to invoke a specific effect or outcome?
    • Answer: Hex
  • What term is used to describe the practice of using sympathetic magic, where a representation of a person is used to affect that person?
    • Answer: Voodoo Doll
  • What famous witch trials took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the late 17th century?
    • Answer: The Salem Witch Trials
  • What is the name of the influential book on witchcraft written by Gerald Gardner, considered a key text in modern Wicca?
    • Answer: “Witchcraft Today”
  • In Norse mythology, what is the term for the magical practice of using runes for divination and casting spells?
    • Answer: Runecasting

Vampire Halloween Trivia

  • What is the name of the vampire clan known for their ability to shape-shift into bats in vampire lore?
    • Answer: Nosferatu
  • What is the name of the vampire in Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula”?
    • Answer: Count Dracula
  • Which 1994 film starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst is based on Anne Rice’s novel about vampires?
    • Answer: “Interview with the Vampire”
  • Who played the role of Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of the “Twilight” series?
    • Answer: Robert Pattinson
  • In Romanian folklore, what is the term for a vampire-like creature that rises from the grave to feed on the living?
    • Answer: Strigoi or Striga
  • According to legend, what is the only way to kill a vampire?
    • Answer: A wooden stake through the heart
  • What is the name of the vampire hunter who is known for his rivalry with Dracula in various adaptations?
    • Answer: Abraham Van Helsing
  • In which ancient civilization can we find one of the earliest recorded references to blood-drinking demons similar to vampires?
    • Answer: Sumerians
  • What is the name of the famous silent German Expressionist film released in 1922, featuring the vampire Count Orlok?
    • Answer: “Nosferatu”

Monsters and Folklore Trivia

  • What is the name of the monster created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s novel?
    • Answer: Frankenstein’s Monster
  • Which 1954 science fiction film features an amphibious humanoid creature?
    • Answer: The Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • What is the name of the mythical Scottish lake monster?
    • Answer: Nessie (Loch Ness Monster)
  • Who is the legendary half-human, half-bull creature from Greek mythology?
    • Answer: Minotaur
  • In Japanese folklore, what is the name of a sea monster with a serpentine body?
    • Answer: Umibozu
  • In Irish folklore, what type of creature is a Banshee?
    • Answer: Female Spirit / Fairy Associated with Death
  • What is the name of the creature in Scandinavian folklore that is said to terrorize livestock?
    • Answer: The Monstrous Mare
  • Which mythical creature is said to be a horse with a single spiraling horn on its forehead?
    • Answer: Unicorn
  • What is the name of the mischievous creature in German folklore that resembles a small, bearded man?
    • Answer: Kobold
  • Which mythical creature is said to be part lion, part eagle?
    • Answer: Griffin

Superstitions Trivia

  • What is the superstition about breaking a mirror bringing seven years of bad luck?
    • Answer: The Curse of the Looking Glass
  • In some cultures, what is believed to happen on Halloween night?
    • Answer: The Veil Between the Living and the Dead is Thinnest
  • What is the superstition about a black cat crossing your path?
    • Answer: Bad Luck
  • What is the name of the day preceding All Saints’ Day, which is often associated with supernatural beliefs and practices?
    • Answer: All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween)
  • What is the significance of finding a four-leaf clover, according to folklore?
    • Answer: Good Luck

Spooky Places Trivia

  • What is the name of the castle in Transylvania that is often associated with Dracula?
    • Answer: Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle)
  • Which former prison in San Francisco is rumored to be haunted and is now a popular tourist attraction?
    • Answer: Alcatraz Island
  • What is the name of the cemetery in Paris where many famous individuals are buried?
    • Answer: Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Which ancient stone circle in England is associated with various supernatural legends?
    • Answer: Stonehenge
  • In which city is the reportedly haunted Winchester Mystery House located?
    • Answer: San Jose, California

Horror Literature Trivia

  • Who wrote the gothic novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”?
    • Answer: Oscar Wilde
  • What is the title of the 1820 short story by Washington Irving that features the Headless Horseman?
    • Answer: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Who wrote the novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”?
    • Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • What is the name of the ship in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” that becomes cursed?
    • Answer: The Mariner’s Ship is Unnamed
  • Which American author wrote the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”?
    • Answer: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Who wrote the book series “Goosebumps”?
    • R. L. Stein

How to Play Trivia

Trivia can be played in teams or solo, but for your Halloween-themed party, it could be fun to form teams. The idea is that each team answers the questions that the host presents within a certain time frame.

Usually, questions are divided into different categories, each consisting of 5 to 10 questions.

Eventually, when all questions have been answered, the total points for each team are summed up.

The team with the highest total points wins!

To make it extra fun, you can include a prize for the winning team so that they have something to play for. You can even include prizes for the second and third teams, or one for the losing team.

Below, we will describe how to make a Halloween Trivia step-by-step:

How to make a Halloween Trivia?

  1. First, determine how long your quiz should take. On average, one quiz takes about two hours.
    • Players usually have one minute to answer one question.
    • Reading the questions also takes some time; let’s say about 30 seconds per question.
    • On average, one category with 10 questions takes about 15 minutes.
    • Which means that a quiz of 2 hours would have 8 categories with 10 questions each.
  2. Choose the categories and questions that would suit your guests best.
  3. Make a slideshow or Word document from which you can present the questions.
  4. Make and print an answer sheet for each team.
    • These sheets should only contain question numbers per category, including a blank space for filling in the answers.
  5. Buy or make prizes for the winners (and/or losers).

Final Words on Halloween Trivia Questions

Remember, Halloween isn’t just about costumes and candy—it’s a centuries-old celebration of folklore and tradition. With these Halloween trivia questions, you’ll explore this vast world of horror, myths, and legends!

Test your guests’ knowledge, have fun, and perhaps even learn something new yourself!

Are you looking for more fun Halloween games? Another idea is to make your own customized Halloween-themed Jenga!

Happy Halloween!

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