100+ Ultimate Halloween Trivia For Kids & Adults!

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Hey ghouls and guys! Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for some Halloween trivia. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just want to impress your friends with some eerie knowledge, you’re in the right place! Let’s get into some seriously spooky and fun facts, broken down into five thrilling categories.

Halloween Trivia

Halloween Trivia for Kids 

Halloween trivia can be a blast for the little ones too! These questions are designed to be fun and engaging, perfect for young minds who are just beginning to explore the thrilling world of Halloween.

  1. What do you say when you go door to door on Halloween?
    • Trick or Treat!
  2. What vegetable is carved into a Jack-o’-lantern?
    • Pumpkin
  3. What animal is commonly associated with witches?
    • Black cats
  4. What is another name for a scarecrow?
    • Hay-man
  5. Which superhero is known for his “Spidey Sense”?
    • Spider-Man
  6. What should you do if you meet a witch?
    • Say “boo!”
  7. What do you get if you cross a snowman and a dog?
    • Frostbite
  8. What’s a mummy’s favorite type of music?
    • Wrap!
  9. What is the favorite subject of witches in school?
    • Spelling
  10. What do you call a sleeping monster?
    • A Snore-asaurus
  11. What do ghosts use to wash their hair?
    • Sham-boo
  12. What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
    • A neck-tarine
  13. What do birds say on Halloween?
    • “Trick or Tweet!”
  14. Why did the zombie bring string to the Halloween party?
    • To tie one on!
  15. What kind of makeup do ghosts wear?
    • Mas-scare-a
  16. Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
    • No body
  17. Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
    • He didn’t have the guts!
  18. How do you make a witch scratch?
    • Take away the “w”
  19. Why do witches use brooms to fly on?
    • Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy!
  20. What’s a vampire’s least favorite room in the house?
    • The living room

There you have it—20 kid-friendly Halloween trivia questions sure to delight and entertain young minds. These questions are a perfect addition to a family-friendly Halloween celebration. Happy haunting! 

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Movie Halloween Trivia 🎬

  1. Who directed the original 1978 Halloween movie?
    • John Carpenter
  2. In “Hocus Pocus,” what do the Sanderson Sisters need to stay young?
    • The life force of children
  3. What was the original title of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”?
    • Head Cheese
  4. Who played the role of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)?
    • Gary Oldman
  5. What is the name of the serial killer in “Psycho”?
    • Norman Bates
  6. Which Halloween movie trivia question is often asked about Michael Myers’ mask?
    • It’s a William Shatner/Star Trek mask painted white.
  7. What is the name of the fictional town where the “Halloween” movies are set?
    • Haddonfield
  8. Which horror movie franchise features a killer named Freddy Krueger?
    • Nightmare on Elm Street
  9. What was the iconic line spoken by Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?
    • “What’s this? What’s this?”
  10. What year was Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” released?
    • 1960
  11. In which Halloween movie would you find the villain Ghostface?
    • Scream
  12. Who plays Beetlejuice in the movie of the same name?
    • Michael Keaton
  13. In “The Shining,” what phrase does Jack type over and over again?
    • “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
  14. Who is the production designer who turned a William Shatner mask into the Michael Myers mask?
    • Tommy Lee Wallace
  15. In the 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs,” what does Hannibal Lecter famously enjoy eating?
    • Human flesh (with some fava beans and a nice Chianti)
  16. Which horror film was inspired by Ed Gein, the real-life killer and grave robber?
    • Psycho (Ed Gein also inspired “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Silence of the Lambs”)

And there you have it! A total of 16 hair-raising Halloween movie trivia questions to elevate your Halloween night.

Whether you’re a fan of Michael Myers or prefer the poetic dialogues of Count Dracula, there’s something here for every cinephile.

Grab some popcorn (and maybe some candy corn) and have a hauntingly fun Halloween movie night! 

Easy Halloween Trivia 🍬

This category is perfect for Halloween newbies or for warming up at the beginning of your Halloween trivia night. The questions here cover a wide range of fun Halloween facts, so they’re perfect for a family-friendly gathering. !

  1. On what date is Halloween celebrated?
    • October 31st
  2. What is a popular Halloween candy that looks like corn kernels?
    • Candy corn
  3. Which character is associated with The Great Pumpkin?
    • Charlie Brown
  4. What are Halloween costumes traditionally meant to represent?
    • Evil spirits
  5. What animal is commonly associated with bad luck during Halloween?
    • Black cats
  6. Which President’s wife, known as the First Lady, first hosted a Halloween party at the White House?
    • Mamie Eisenhower
  7. What do people typically carve during Halloween? Jack-o’-lanterns from round orange pumpkins
  8. What popular fall festival activity involves navigating your way through a field of corn? Corn maze
  9. What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick? Renfield
  10. How do you kill a werewolf? With a silver bullet
  11. Which fruit is most commonly used in a traditional Halloween game involving water? Apples (in apple bobbing)
  12. Which candy is known for its peanut butter center and chocolate exterior? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  13. What is the name of the day following Halloween? All Saints’ Day
  14. In which country did carving Jack-o’-lanterns originate?  Ireland; they originally used turnips before switching to pumpkins in America.
  15. Which Halloween movie features a killer named Jason Voorhees? Friday the 13th
  16. What does the word “Halloween” mean? Saint’s evening or Hallows’ evening

There you have it! A complete list of 16 easy Halloween trivia questions to make your spooky celebration even more fun. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or spending a cozy Halloween night with family, this trivia set is sure to add some extra excitement! 🎃👻

True or False Halloween Trivia 🎃

  1. Halloween is mainly celebrated in North and South America.
    • False, mainly North America and Europe
  2. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over 1,000 pounds.
    • True, actually over 2,600 pounds
  3. The full name for the celebration is “Hallow’s Evening.”
    • True
  4. The National Retail Federation tracks the most popular Halloween costumes each year.
    • True
  5. The term “Halloween” comes from the word  “Hallows Eve.”
    • True
  6. What do children traditionally say when they go trick-or-treating?
    • “Trick or Treat!”
  7. Which country is credited with the origin of Halloween?
    • Ireland 
  8. Harry Houdini died on Halloween night.
    • True
  9. Jack-o’-lanterns were originally made from watermelons.
    • False, they were originally made from turnips.
  10. Salem, New Hampshire is famous for its witch trials.
    • False, it’s Salem, Massachusetts.
  11. Dracula’s original name in Bram Stoker’s novel was Count Wampyr.
    • True
  12. The full moon always appears on Halloween.
    • False, the occurrence of a full moon on Halloween is relatively rare.
  13. The White House was first decorated for Halloween by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
    • True
  14. “Monster Mash” was initially banned by the BBC.
    • True, it was banned for being “too morbid.”
  15. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st because it marks the end of the fiscal year in the United States.
    • False, Halloween is celebrated on October 31st due to its origin tied to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.
  16. The tradition of dressing up on Halloween comes from the belief that it would ward off evil spirits.
    • True
  17. Mary Shelley got the idea for Frankenstein from a dream.
    • True, she was inspired by a dream to write the story.

With these true or false questions added, you’re sure to have an exciting Halloween trivia game that challenges both beginners and experts alike. Enjoy your Halloween night!

Disney Halloween Trivia 🎃🏰

  1. Which Disney Channel Original Movie features two siblings discovering that their grandma is a witch?
    • “Halloweentown”
  2. Who is the villain in Disney’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?
    • Oogie Boogie
  3. What is the name of the dog in “Frankenweenie”?
    • Sparky
  4. What spell does Madam Mim use to turn herself into a dragon in “The Sword in the Stone”?
    • “Mad Madam Mim”
  5. What is the name of the haunted house in Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion” movie?
    • Gracey Manor
  6. Which Disney villain has a pet raven named Diablo?
    • Maleficent
  7. What are the three kids’ names in “Hocus Pocus”?
    • Max, Dani, and Allison
  8. What type of animal does Jafar transform himself into during the climax of “Aladdin”?
    • A Cobra
  9. What is the name of the main ghost dog in the movie “Spooky Buddies”?
    • Pip
  10. Which Disney movie features a “Day of the Dead” theme?
    • “Coco”

Hard Halloween Trivia 💡

  1. What is the intense fear of Halloween called?
    • Samhainophobia
  2. Who is the famous magician who died on Halloween night?
    • Harry Houdini
  3. What was Bram Stoker’s original name for Count Dracula?
    • Count Wampyr
  4. What is the origin of Halloween?
    • It originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.
  5. Which is the most expensive Halloween movie ever made?
    • “The Haunted Mansion” starring Eddie Murphy
  6. What is the real name of the “Headless Horseman” in Washington Irving’s story?
    • He doesn’t have one; he is simply called the “Headless Horseman.”
  7. Which Roman festival is said to have been incorporated into the celebration of Samhain, leading to some Halloween traditions?
    • Feralia
  8. What was the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?
    • “The Exorcist” in 1974
  9. What is the record for the world’s largest pumpkin?
    • As of my last update in September 2021, the record is 2,624.6 pounds. This may have changed since.
  10. What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?
    • Tootsie Rolls

Halloween Quiz for Adults 🍸

  1. Which Halloween movie was inspired by an urban legend?
    • “Candyman”
  2. What was the Halloween tradition of “souling” meant for?
    • Feeding souls in purgatory
  3. How many pieces of candy does the average child collect on Halloween night according to various studies?
    • 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth, but not usually counted in pieces
  4. What is the name of the Celtic harvest festival that Halloween originates from?
    • Samhain
  5. What was the original purpose of Jack-O-Lanterns?
    • To ward off evil spirits; they were originally made with turnips and contained burning coal.
  6. What classic rock song is often associated with Halloween parties?
    • “Monster Mash”

Music Halloween Trivia 🎵👻

  1. Who performed the iconic song “Thriller”?
    • Michael Jackson
  2. What is the name of the Halloween song performed by Ray Parker Jr. for a famous movie?
    • “Ghostbusters”
  3. Which rock band performed “Don’t Fear The Reaper”?
    • Blue Öyster Cult
  4. Who sings the Halloween classic “Monster Mash”?
    • Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  5. Which famous composer wrote the music for the original “Halloween” movie?
    • John Carpenter
  6. In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” who sings “This Is Halloween”?
    • The citizens of Halloween Town
  7. Which musical features a killer barber on Fleet Street?
    • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  8. Who composed the chilling music for the movie “Psycho”?
    • Bernard Herrmann
  9. Which song by The Rolling Stones mentions a “red door” and has a somewhat spooky atmosphere?
    • “Paint It Black”
  10. Who wrote the song “Season of the Witch”?
    • Donovan
  11. What’s the name of the iconic dance that goes along with “Thriller”?
    • The Thriller dance
  12. Which animated TV special features the song “The Monster Mash”?
    • Mad Monster Party
  13. In “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” what song do they perform that requires a jump to the left and then a step to the right?
    • “The Time Warp”
  14. Which opera features a ghostly ship and a cursed sailor?
    • “The Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner
  15. What is the main instrument used in the theme of the movie “Jaws”?
    • Tuba
  16. Who wrote the score for the film “Edward Scissorhands”?
    • Danny Elfman
  17. In the film “Beetlejuice,” what song does the family dance to around the dinner table?
    • “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte
  18. Which song by AC/DC is often associated with Halloween?
    • “Highway to Hell”
  19. What is the theme song of “The Addams Family”?
    • The song is also known as “The Addams Family Theme.”
  20. Which famous classical piece is commonly used in the portrayal of Dracula and vampires?
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Halloween Facts 

  1. Origin of the Name: The word “Halloween” actually comes from “All Hallows’ Eve,” the night before All Saints’ Day.
  2. Irish Roots: The modern Halloween celebration has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.
  3. First Jack-o’-Lanterns: The first Jack-o’-lanterns were actually made from turnips, not pumpkins!
  4. Famous Halloween Magician: Harry Houdini, one of the most famous magicians, died on Halloween in 1926.
  5. Movie Magic: The mask worn by Michael Myers in the “Halloween” movies was a Captain Kirk mask from “Star Trek,” altered and painted white.
  6. White House Decor: The White House was first decorated for Halloween by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
  7. Big Business: According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday in the United States.
  8. A Rare Lunar Event: A full moon on Halloween is quite rare and is estimated to occur roughly once every 19 years.
  9. Famous Halloween Author: Washington Irving, who wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” was born on Halloween night.
  10. Not Just North America: While Halloween is most popular in North America, it is celebrated in other parts of the world, including Europe and South America, albeit differently.
  11. Animal Fears: Black cats are often associated with Halloween due to superstitions dating back to the Middle Ages, linking them with bad luck.
  12. Witch Transport: The idea of witches flying on broomsticks has its roots in pagan rituals.
  13. Candy Galore: The average American child collects between 3,500 and 7,000 calories of candy on Halloween night.
  14. Candy Corn’s Original Name: This popular Halloween candy was initially called “Chicken Feed.”
  15. A Sweet Revolution: Tootsie Rolls were the first individually wrapped penny candy in America.
  16. Unique Phobia: The intense fear of Halloween is known as Samhainophobia.
  17. Costume Trends: The most popular Halloween costumes change annually but are often influenced by pop culture and movies.
  18. Nutty Superstition: Some people used to believe that if a girl found a walnut, peeled it, and then put it by her door on Halloween night, the next person to walk through the door would be her future husband.
  19. Apple Bobbing: This popular fall festival activity has its roots in a Roman festival that honored the goddess of fruit and trees.
  20. Chocolates Rule: Chocolate bars are the most popular type of Halloween treat, beating out other candies like lollipops and gummies.

That’s it, folks! Whether you’re planning a big night out, or you’re hosting a Halloween trivia night, I hope these Halloween facts and questions come in handy. From the history of Halloween to popular Halloween candy, from easy questions to more challenging ones, I’ve tried to cover all the bases. Get into the Halloween spirit, and may your Halloween night be spook-tacular! 🎃👻🕸️

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