300 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

What’s your favorite time/holiday of the year? Some people love Easter, others love making merry and spending ample time with friends and family during Christmas, some love the new year holiday and are psyched up by the intentions they’ve set out for the year. There are so many holidays, each with its unique set of activities, and they are all special to us individually.

Carving pumpkins, planning costumes for both kids and adults, planning party games, buying candy, and watching scary movies, are activities that are associated with one of the most popular holidays in the United States, Halloween. This frighteningly fun holiday isn’t just a favorite for kids, but adults get to enjoy it as well.

Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st and includes a few odd and scary traditions. If you have participated in this holiday, then you can attest that it is such a fun-filled holiday. Besides having participated in it, how much do you know about this holiday, its origin, cultures, and its rich history?

There’s a lot of fascinating things to learn about Halloween, and what better way to learn than through trivia questions in the company of friends and family? From its origin, common songs, some amazing facts to some of the most popular traditions that are tied to it, these questions will put you to the test and have you showcasing your prowess the next holiday.

Go get your pumpkin costume, let’s get rolling, and see whether you’ll be crowned the Halloween King or Queen.


1. In which country did Halloween originate?



2. Where does the term “jack o’lantern” come from?

From an Irish folktale about a cheap man named “Stingy Jack” who made a deal with the devil


3. Which Catholic Church holiday is Halloween linked to?

All Saints (Hallows) Day


4. Before jack-o’lanterns were carved as pumpkins, what other root vegetable was commonly used?



5. Where is the world’s longest haunted house?

The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio


6. What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick?



7. Halloween can be traced back to a Celtic holiday. What’s the name of that holiday?



8. Which film in the Paranormal Activity franchise was the most commercially successful?

Paranormal Activity 3


9. From which words did ‘bonfire’ originate?

Bone and Fire


10. What century was Halloween first introduced?

The 19th century


11. Why did women look in mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween?

To see their boyfriends


12. What does the name Dracula mean?

Son of the Devil


13. How did the tradition of dressing up for Halloween start?

It was once believed that at the end of October, ghosts and demons would be able to walk the Earth again. To protect themselves, people would dress up as spirits to blend in


14. What sort of mask does Michael Myers wear in the original Halloween?

A $2 William Shatner mask


15. What was Dracula’s real name?

Vlad the Impaler


16. Where did the game of apple bobbing originate?



17. How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year?

35 million pounds


18. Who was the first actor to play Wolf Man?

Lon Chaney


19. On Halloween during the 18th century, why would women throw apple peels over their shoulders?

To see if they would land in the pattern of a man’s initials who would become their husband


20. What vegetable is part of a tradition on the night before Halloween?



21. Which phobia means you have an intense fear of Halloween?



22. Who brought the Halloween tradition to the United States?

The Irish, during the potato famine


23. How much did Americans spend on Halloween in 2019?

$2.6 billion


24. Every Halloween, Charlie Brown helps his friend Linus wait for what character to appear?

The Great Pumpkin


25. Which Roman goddess is thought to be honored on Halloween?



26. What was the original title for Disney’s Hocus Pocus?

Halloween House


27. According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?

Your future husband or wife


28. What is another name for Halloween, Oct. 31?

All Hallows’ Eve


29. Only one holiday surpasses Halloween in annual consumer sales. What is it?



30. From which region in the world do pumpkins originate?

Central America


31. What is another name for the day after Halloween, Nov. 1?

All Saints’ Day


32. When was Trick or Treat for UNICEF founded?



33. Who wrote the novel Frankenstein?

Mary Shelley


34. What are the Halloween colors?

Black, orange, and purple


35. What was candy corn originally called?

Chicken Feed


36. Transylvania is a region in which country?



37. Who was the first lady to decorate the White House for Halloween?

Mamie Eisenhower in 1958


38. Which actor played Dr. Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Tim Curry


39. What was Bram Stoker’s original name for Dracula?

Count Wampyr


40.  What did Scottish women hang to see their future husbands on Halloween?

Wet sheets in front of a fire


41. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?



42. When is the next time there will be a full moon on Halloween?



43. Who was the first First Lady to decorate the White House for Halloween?

Mamie Eisenhower in 1958


44. What is the significance of seeing a spider on Halloween?

It is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over the person who finds the spider


45. What is the name of Ireland’s traditional Halloween bread?



46. What famous magician died on Halloween?

Harry Houdini


47. Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight on Oct. 31?



48. Which state produces the most pumpkins?



49. Why do some people wear clothes inside out on Halloween?

Some superstitions state that if you wear your clothes inside out and walk backward on Halloween, you’ll see a witch at midnight


50. According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability?

The ability to see and talk to spirits

51. Where in the United States can you traditionally find the biggest Halloween parade?

New York City


52. Why did some women throw apple peels behind them on Halloween?

Because they believed it would land in the shape of the first letter of their future husband’s name


53. Halloween is the second most commercial holiday in the United States. Which holiday is #1?



54. When is Halloween thought to have originated?

4000 B.C.


55. Who directed The Nightmare before Christmas?

Henry Selick


56. When was “Monster Mash” first recorded?



57. What Celtic tradition led to modern-day trick-or-treating?

For the celebration of Samhain, people would put treats or food out to pacify evil spirits


58. Which vampire said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had.”

Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)


59. Who are the guests of the Halloween party, according to the lyrics of “Monster Mash”?

Wolfman, Dracula, and his son


60. What is Hong Kong’s Festival of Hungry Ghosts called?

Yue Lan


61. How many people were hanged during the Salem Witch Trials?

First Lady Dolly Madison


62. Where did real mummies originate?


63. Who is said to haunt the White House Rose Garden?



64. Which story originated the Headless Horseman?

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


65. When was Halloween first celebrated in the United States?

Around the 1840s


66. Pumpkins can be orange, white, green, or what other color?



67. Which ancient city houses the mummy in the iconic horror movie ‘The Mummy’ (1999)?



68. Where was the first city-wide Halloween celebration in the United States?

Anoka, Minnesota


69. In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, how many people are killed with a chainsaw?



70. Michael Myers’ mask on Halloween was that of a famous actor. Which one?

William Shatner


71. What is the most commercially successful horror movie of all time?



72. What’s the body count for the film Halloween?

Five people and a dog


73. How many Michael Myers movies are there?



74. Who sang the original “Monster Mash?”

Bobby Pickett


75. Which year was the movie Freaks made?



76. Which actor turned down the role of Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus?


77. What was The Munsters’ address?

1313 Mockingbird Lane


78. In the original Alien film, how many alien eggs were made for the egg chamber inside the downed spacecraft?



79. Which famous boy band used the mansion from Casper for one of their music videos?

The Backstreet Boys for the “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” video


80. What candy was given to soldiers in battle in the Korean War?

Tootsie Rolls


81. How many Oscars was Psycho nominated for?



82. What year did Halloweentown premiere on Disney Channel?



83. What is the most commercially successful horror franchise of all time?



84. Complete this lyric from the hit Halloween song The Monster Mash: “I was working in the lab, late one night…”

“When my eyes beheld, an eerie sight.”


85. Where was Halloweentown filmed?



86. What was the original Halloween movie‘s working title?

The Babysitter Murders


87. Who wrote the classic novel Dracula?

Bram Stoker


88. Who did Tim Burton want to play Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice?

Sammy Davis Jr.


89. How many calories are in an average trick-or-treater’s Halloween stash?

About 11,000


90. What’s the color order of a piece of candy corn, from the base to the point?

Yellow (base), orange (middle), and white (top)


91. What was Beetlejuice almost called?

Scared Sheetless


92. What classic horror movie creature’s shape was based on the Oscar statuette?

The Creature From the Black Lagoon


93. What do people in New England call the night before Halloween?

Cabbage Night


94. Which TV network airs the 31 Nights of Halloween?



95. What item is banned in California on Halloween?

Silly String


96. Halloween was first celebrated by which ancient priests?



97. What colors are Freddy Krueger’s shirt in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Red and green


98. What two countries popularized Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating?

Scotland and Ireland


99. Which Ghostbusters actor also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie?

Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis


100. Many people in Mexico celebrate Halloween by eating what ghoulish candy treat?

Sweet skulls

101. How long did it take to put on Freddy Krueger’s makeup in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

3 1/2 hours


102. How many pieces of candy does the average house give to each trick-or-treater?

Two pieces


103. When do vampires sleep?

At night (nocturnal)


104. How many takes did it take to get the puking scene right in The Exorcist?

Just one


105. What horror movie was the first American film ever to show a toilet on screen?



110. What classic horror film features the quote, “They’re coming to get you, Barbara”?

Night of the Living Dead


111. What is the most popular Halloween candy in America?



112. In what American state is it illegal to be a priest or nun for Halloween?



113. Which horror movie icon has the highest on-screen body count?

Jason Vorhees


114. About how much money does the United States spend on Halloween candy annually?

More than $4 billion


115. One particular serial killer inspired Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho and Silence of the Lambs. Who was it?

Ed Gein


116. In the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, what is the name of Leatherface’s family?

The Sawyers


117. Which horror movie was shot entirely on a video camera like a documentary?

‘The Blair Witch Project’


118. What was the first horror movie to be nominated for an Academy Award?

The Exorcist with 10 Oscar nominations


119. What is the first name of Dr. Frankenstein?



120. What two candy bars were the first to come in fun size?

Snickers and Milky Way


121. Who was Wes Craven’s first choice to play Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

David Warner


122. What costume does Lindsay Lohan’s character wear to the Halloween party in the movie Mean Girls?

Gown- she’s the Bride of Frankenstein


123. In which decade did the term “trick-or-treat” originate in the United States?

The 1920s


124. Who directed the animated Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Tim Burton


125. How does Dum-Dums make the mystery flavor lollipop?

At the end of the production run, the leftover candy is mixed together to form a new flavor that’s put on the sticks


126. What does the word ‘Hallow’ in relation to this holiday mean?



127. What is the least popular Halloween candy?

Candy corn


128. How do pumpkins grow?

On vines


129. On average, how many cups of sugar from Halloween candy do kids consume each year?

3 cups


130. Is a pumpkin a fruit or vegetable?

A fruit


131. How far in advance does Hershey’s start production on Halloween candy?

Six months in advance


132. What do Halloween colors, black and orange, signify? Orange stands for harvest, and black signifies death.

Orange stands for harvest and black stands for death


133. What day is National Candy Corn Day?

Oct. 30


134. What do people “bob” for on Halloween?



135. How many pounds of chocolate are sold during Halloween week?

90 million pounds


136. In Halloween II, when Michael first enters the elderly couple’s home, what movie is playing on their TV?

Night of the Living Deads


137. Why is the jack-o’-lantern associated with Halloween?

It is the name of a ghostly spirit from Irish folklore


138. In the franchise, what is Michael Myers’ middle name?



139. What is a “pagan” holiday?

A holiday not based on Christianity


140. In the first installment of the franchise, we see Michael kill his sister Judith. Who does Jamie stab in Halloween 4 and 5?

Her Stepmother


141. The day before Halloween is known as what?

Mischief Night


142. Of all the Halloween movies, one does not feature Michael. Which one is it?

Halloween III


143. The word Halloween comes from which Old English words?

“All Hallows’ Eve.”


144. What do they call Halloween in Spain?

El Dia de los Muertos


145. What job does Mr. Strode do?

He’s a real estate agent


146. What type of demon, originating from Arab mythology supposedly robs graveyards and feeds on human beings?

A ghoul


147. In which Halloween movie does Dr. Sam Loomis appear last?

Halloween 6


148. Which two colors are traditionally associated with Halloween?

Orange and Black


149. How many of the Halloween movies did John Carpenter, the author of the series, direct?

1 (The first installment)


150. ‘Guising’ is the Scottish and Irish equivalent of which Halloween tradition?

Trick or treating

151. Which immigrants came to America and thought that Pumpkins were easy to carve on Halloween than potatoes?

Irish Immigrants


152. Who was the first actor to be credited as Michael Myers (as an adult)?

Nick Castle


153. What should a person wear to trick evil spirits during Halloween?

Masks and Costume


154. The night before Halloween was what for the New Englanders?

The Cabbage night


155. How many children did Laurie Strode have?



156. What is a male witch called?

A warlock


157. Which American city observes the largest Halloween Parade in the United States?

New York


158. In the second movie, how many times does Dr. Loomis shoot Michael?

7 times


159. The round orange pumpkins that are used for most jack o’ lanterns today are native to what continent?


160. Where did bobbing for apples originate?

Ancient Rome


161. How did the prop department make the classic Michael Myers mask?

They spray-painted a William Shatner mask white


162. By what name is midnight also known?

The witching hour


163. Celtics were superstitious. Is the statement true or False?



164. Which Halloween movie features an evil plot by a mask-making company called Silver Shamrock – and notably doesn’t include the character of Michael Myers?

Halloween III: Season of the Witch


165. What is the title of a witch’s pet cat or toad?

A familiar


166. How many American states produce a major amount of pumpkins?



167. At the start of the first film, Michael kills which family member?

His sister, Judith Myers


168. Shakespeare’s three witches from Macbeth were also known as . . . what?

The weird sisters


169. The original costumes of Halloween were made of which material?

Animal head and skin


170. Paid $20,000 for just five days of work, what is the name of the actor who portrayed Dr. Loomis?

Donald Pleasence


171. What is the other, traditional name for a broomstick?

A besom


172. How many people participate in the Halloween parade of New York City?



173. In Halloween 4, a widely-loved scene by fans depicts Kelly Meeker getting stabbed with what type of weapon?

a shotgun


174. Where do real vampire bats live?

North and South America


175. Which American city holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once?


176. In the hit Halloween movie Addams Family, what was the name of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter?

Wednesday Addams


177. On Halloween, one of the two main meetings of witches is known as?



178. In the first film, what is the name of Laurie’s best friend, who babysits for the couple across the street in a famous scene?

Annie Brackett


179. What did hearing owls on Halloween mean in Medieval Europe?

Someone is about to or going to die


180. Which year was the movie Freaks released?



181. What are the other names of Halloween?

Samhain, All Hallows Eve, The Feast of the Dead


182. What is the traditional role of Black Cats in Halloween and Occult Lore?

They were infamously known for being witches’ familiars


183. The blockbuster “Halloween” was made in how many days?

21 days


184. Among other things, young trick-or-treaters often find razor blades in apples and pins in candy bars in their Halloween loot. True or False?



185. How many days did it take to film the blockbuster “Halloween” movie?



186. In 2014, who grew up the heaviest pumpkin in Switzerland?

Beni Meir


187. What is the number one city for trick or treating in the United States?


188. The black cat superstition was started by?

The Puritan Pilgrims


189. Approximately, what percent of kids prefer gums instead of chocolate candies on Halloween?

10 percent


190. Apart from sucking human blood, what do vampires and bats have in common?

They only come out at night


191. What do you call the ancient mythical creatures who defy death by sucking the blood of humans, and is one of the most popular scary characters on Halloween?



192. Who holds the record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving time?

Stephen Clarke


193. How much is spent on pet costumes for Halloween annually?

$300 million


194. When was Count Dracula Founded?



195. In 1921, which American city firstly celebrated Halloween on a larger basis?

Anoka, Minnesota


196. What type of vegetable is disliked by vampires and is used to frighten them away?



197. Who plays the role of Hannibal Lecter in the modern TV adaptation of the classic horror film?

Mads Mikkelsen


198. What does Hong kong’s Lue Yan mean?

Festival of the hungry ghosts


199. What color cat is a symbol of Halloween?



200. Which of the following is NOT a term for a scarecrow? Hodmedod, Murmet, Doodle sack, Hay-man, Gallybagger, Tattie Bogal, Mommet, Mawkin, Bwbach.

Doodle sack

201. Transylvania is a region of which country?



202. True or false: The word ‘hallow’ means saint or holy person?



203. In what century did the tradition of trick or treating begin?



204. What’s the most popular candy for Halloween?



205. What mammal is able to fly and is associated with Halloween?



206. In “It’s the Great Pumpkin” by Charlie Brown, who does Linus mistake for the Great Pumpkin?



207. The record for the world’s fastest pumpkin carving is of how many seconds?

24.03 seconds


208. What Halloween radio drama caused a mass panic on October 30, 1938?

War of the Worlds


209. After which war, advertisers marketed candy corn as a special treat for Halloween?

World War II


210. True or false: Halloween is the Eve of All Saints Day?

False (All Saints Day is on November 1)


211. How many colors of M&Ms are there in a normal bag?



212. Who played Jonathan Harker in Francis Ford Coppola’s version of Dracula?

Keanu Reeves


213. What word begins with the letter C, looks like a pot, and is normally used by witches to brew their potions and cast evil spells?



214. What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?

Tootsie Roll


215. Valentine’s Day tops the candy sales. True or false?

False, Halloween does


216. What bone, found in the head, is often used as a symbol of Halloween?

Cranium or skull


217. What do you sprinkle on your doorstep if you want to keep evil spirits out of your house on Halloween night?



218. Who wrote the mystery novel (Halloween Party)?

Agatha Cristie


219. Try and unscramble the following word: BINLOG in order to reveal an ugly, short, green creature that is usually dangerous to humans?



220. What ghost did British Prime Minister Winston Churchill reportedly see in the White House?


221. Which year Universal picture released the first feature-length (Werewolf of London)?



222. Complete the following chant, normally said by witches: double, double, toil, and …?



223. How many children have been harmed or injured by poisoned or manipulated candy given to them by strangers on Halloween?



224. For how many years, Halloween has been around?

App. 6,000 years


225. What do witches use to ride in order to get around town?



226. If Halloween is the day with the third-highest amount of parties held in the USA, what two other days hold the top two spots?

New Year’s and The Super Bowl


227. According to the National Retail Federation, what percentage of Americans celebrated Halloween in 2015?

64 percent


228. How many licks does it take, on average, to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop?



229. Which country celebrates Teng Chieh festival with Halloween?



230. In which year did the annual New York Halloween Parade begin?



231. How many colors of M&Ms are there?

There are 25 different colors of M&M’s


232. Halloween is a public holiday. True or false?



233. If a bell is rung on Halloween, it will frighten what?

Evil Spirits


234. What fruit is carved up on Halloween and placed outside for children to see, and what color is it?

Pumpkin, Orange


235. Halloween is also a festival of matchmaking for many women. Is that true or false?



236. What color is usually used to portray ghosts and the full moon in the festival of Halloween?



237. Instead of candy, what did kids originally receive when trick or treating?

Food and drinks


238. Name the Halloween Parade of NYC?

The Village Halloween Parade


239. If a person’s candle flame goes off on the night of Halloween, it indicates that the person is with what?

A ghost


240. The average kid consumes how many calories on Halloween night?



241. The word “Witch has derived from which term?



242. A three-day celebration triduum that involves; Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day can be referred to as?



243. What creatures can a vampire turn into?

A bat and a wolf


244. What is the abbreviation for Halloween?

Hallow’s Evening


245. How many times does a bat have to fly around a person’s house for death to be considered approaching?



246. What did Cousin It from the Adams Family look like?

He was completely covered in long hair


247. Which newspaper in Canada firstly used the phrase of Trick or Treat for the children?



248. On Halloween night, a single woman will dream about her future husband if she kept what two things beneath her pillow?

A silver sixpence and a rosemary herb


249. Where can you find mummies?


250. A group of witches is called?

A coven

251. In Halloween, the walking dead can be called?



252. Immigrants from Europe originally celebrated Halloween around what?

Bonefire (newly known as bonfire)


253. What does a blue-colored pumpkin signify on Halloween?



254. What was the original name of candy corn?

Buttercream candies


255. For bobbling apples and nuts date, what are the two other names for Halloween?

San-apple night and Nut-crack night


256. Which iconic scary movie features Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney as murderous brothers?

‘From Dusk till Dawn’


257. Name the Halloween fixture, which symbolizes the harvesting roots of the festival?



258. When were Hallowe’en greetings cards first made?



259. Which horror movie had Kirsten Dunst play a young vampire?

‘Interview with a Vampire’


260. Who wrote the novel called “The Witching Hour”?

Anne Rice


261. When did the first known trick-or-treating in print in North America occur?



262. Name Anne Rice’s famous blond, French vampire.

Lestat de Lioncourt


263. In Celtic tradition, what are the cakes call, which the beggars received from the homes and pray for their dead ones?

Soul Cakes


264. Apart from a cauldron, what other magical tools might a witch use?

Wand, broomstick, spell book, herbs, doll with pins in


265. Halloween is a result of the influence of which Roman festival?

Harvest Goddess


266. Where were witches believed to fly to on their broomsticks, on Hallowe’en?

The Grand Sabbat


267. In which country Trick or treat is a common practice on Halloween?

United States


268. Ghoulies and ghosties and … go bump in the night?

Long-legged beasties


269. Which American city of Illinois banned teenagers from trick or treating in 2010?



270. Name the famous ghost of Great Windsor Park, who’s most often seen riding through the grounds on Hallowe‘en?

Herne the Hunter


271. Name the boy who ate a heroine laced candy in the Halloween of 1970?

Kevin Toston


272. Which magical characters must be appeased with offerings of biscuits and a saucer of milk?

House elves


273. Which year was the idea of trunk or treat born?



274. Is a banshee likely to sing, hum, scream or whistle?



275. What was the most popular costume for pets in 2015?



276. Why is it dangerous to step into a fairy ring formed of mushrooms?

The fairies might steal you away


277. What was the second most popular costume for pets in 2015?



278. If you’re ever invited inside a fairy mound, what must you never do?

Eat or drink


279. In 2017, which costumes top the list?



280. In 2015, what was the most popular costume for adults?



281. What is the day after Hallowe’en called?

All Souls Day


282. Who wrote (A Dracula Handbook)?

Elizabeth Miller


283. During Salem Witch Trials How Many People Were Hanged?



284. How Many Americans Celebrate Halloween By Decorating Their Houses?



285. Which Ailment Did People Believe Could Be Cured By Pumpkins?

freckles and snakebites

286. How Do Mexicans Celebrate Halloween?

by eating sugar skulls


287. What Does The Word La Chupacabra Mean?

goat sucker


288. What Monster Is Said To Terrorize The People Of Africa?

Nandi Bear


289. What Is The Number 1 City In US For Trick-Or-Treating?



290. When Did The Word “Vampire” First Appear In English?



291. What Monster Is Pictured On The Flag Of Sicily?



292. On Halloween Of 1984, Who Was Assassinated By Her Security Guards?

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi


293. What Halloween Treat Is Made Using Butter, Molasses, And Sugar?

bonfire toffee


294. Where does the story of ‘Scream 2’ take place?

a university campus


295. The 1735 Scottish Witchcraft Act Banned The Consumption Of What?

Sausage Rolls


296. Approximately How Old Is Halloween?

6000 years


297. In The Movie Hocus Pocus, What Song Do The Sisters Sing At The Halloween Party?

“I put a spell on you”


298. Warren Zevon Sang About The Werewolves Of Which City?



299. Who Wrote And Performed “The Purple People Eater”?

Sheb Wooley


300. David Allan Coe’s Song “The Ride” Refers To The Ghost Of Which Country Singer?

Hank Williams, SR.














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