How much do you really love Halloween? We curated a list of spooky and surprising Halloween trivia questions that'll test you and your friends' knowledge of the holiday and its most classic movies.
Answers included to make it easy to prep for your next spooky season trivia night!
1.Halloween originated Ireland: true or false?
2.What was candy corn was originally called?
3.What's the name of the cab company that Benny works for in Halloweentown?
4.Which celebrity died on Halloween?
5.Why did Dani leave the salt circle in the cemetery in Hocus Pocus?
6.The word "Halloween" means what?
7.What is the most popular Halloween costume for pets?
8.Which celebrity is known for throwing epic Halloween parties?
9.What happens if Marni doesn't begin her training by midnight of her 13th Halloween in Halloweentown?
10.The Scottish term for dressing up on Halloween is guising: true or false?
11.Which state produces the most pumpkins?
12.What book was Joel trying to read in Adams Family Values?
13.What is the record for most lit jack-o'-lanterns on display?
14.Halloween originated from an ancient ___ festival.
15.How long were Adam and Barbara waiting to speak to Juno in Beetlejuice?
16.About how many years does Halloween date back to?
17.What's the name of the song Debbie plays for Fester right after they get married in Adams Family Values?
18.Where is the biggest Halloween parade in the US thrown?
19.What was the number on the police car that announces Jack has been shot down in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
20.A city in Canada banned kids older than 16 from trick-or-treating: true or false?
21.Jack-O’-Lanterns used to be made from onions: true or false?
22.Trick-or-treating has existed ever since the medieval times!
23.What was the name of the lobster that was picked from the tank in Hocus Pocus?
24.Snickers are the most popular candy in the US: true or false?
25.What is banned in Hollywood on Halloween?
26.What was the last ingredient the Sanderson witches added to their cauldron in Hocus Pocus?
27.The color orange stands for harvest, and the color black signifies death: true or false?
28.What card did Pugsley offer Joel in trade for his Debbie card in Adams Family Values?
29.How many times has Betelgeuse seen The Exorcist in Beetlejuice?
30.A pumpkin is a fruit: true or false?
31.In The Nightmare Before Christmas, which holiday is NOT one of the doors that appears in the forest?
April Fool's Day
32.What is the name of the island the gang goes to in the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie?
33.What was the name of the broom Marni buys in Halloweentown?
34.The fear of Halloween is known as samhainophobia: true or false?
35.What animal did Wednesday and Pugsley bury at the beginning of Adams Family Values?
36.The three witches in Hocus Pocus are Winnie, Mary, and who?
37.In Hotel Transylvania, what color is Frankenstein?
38.What's the shape of the mayor's bow tie in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
39.In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is Zero's nose?
40.How long is Adam gone the first time when he sees a sandworm in Beetlejuice?
41.What other Halloween film features a snake inspired by the snake from Beetlejuice?
The Nightmare Before Christmas
42.What is the name of the large green ghost Ray first encounters in Ghostbusters?
43.Including Zero, how many creatures pull Jack's sleigh in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
44.How is Winnie Sanderson defeated in Hocus Pocus?
45.In The Nightmare Before Christmas, the names of Boogie's Boys are Lock, Shock, and ___?
46.What item is NOT something we see Nebbercracker take in Monster House: Tricycle, shoes or kite?
47.In the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie, where does the voodoo man tell Daphne NOT to go?
Spooky Island castle
48.Why can't the Sanderson sisters follow the kids into the cemetery in Hocus Pocus?
49.What does Emily turn into at the end of Corpse Bride?
Swarm of butterflies
50.Jack-o'-lanterns are literally named after a guy named Jack: true or false?
51.What insult did Marni call Calabar in their final confrontation in Halloweentown?
52.How did bobbing for apples begin?
As part of an ancient Roman Festival
53.World War II caused sugar rationing, which put a halt to trick-or-treating for how many years?
54.What is Ice's real name in Hocus Pocus?
55.According to ancient legend, seeing a spider on Halloween means what?
A loved one is watching over you and protecting you
56.What do Australians think of Halloween?
Unpopular and "too American"
57.Which celeb was born on Halloween?
58.What animal caused Adam and Barbara's car to crash in Beetlejuice?
59.How much will people spend on average on haunted house attractions?
60.Why does candy corn have its corn shape?
Because ~nature~-inspired candy was all the rage in the 1880s.
61.What was candy corn more popular than when it was first invented?
62.Candy corn was originally made by hand: true or false?
63.What was the first present Jack gave out as Santa in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
64.Why was the iconic "I see dead people" scene in The Sixth Sense was almost changed?
Because the film's producer, Frank Marshall, was scared that people would figure out the ending.
65.Who wrote all the songs for The Nightmare Before Christmas?
66.What did Debbie kill her first husband with in Adams Family Values?
67.Why did Alfred Hitchcock shoot Psycho in black and white?
So that the shower death scene wouldn't look as gory
68.What year was a score added to 1931's Dracula?
69.When was Halloweentown established in Halloweentown?
70.In The Exorcist, who was the character of Chris MacNeil based on in real life?
71.What candy bar does Beetlejuice tempt the fly with in Beetlejuice?
72.Where did the idea for Final Destination originate from?
A spec script for The X-Files
73.Who did Tim Burton want to cast as Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice?
Sammy Davis Jr.
74.Who did Drew Barrymore request that her blonde wig in Scream be modeled after?
Michelle Pfeiffer's character's hair in Scarface
75.Where did the vampires look for Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas?
76.Hocus Pocus was originally what?
A short story
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