100 Halloween Trivia Questions & Facts for Party Games
This list of Halloween trivia is the only one you’ll need for your upcoming party games, guaranteed!
We have provided 65 spooktacular trivia questions, as well as 15 facts about Halloween candy and 20 little-known facts about Halloween. You’ll also find a brief history of Halloween at the end!
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65 Halloween Trivia Questions About Movies & Hollywood
Looking for some Halloween trivia to use at an upcoming Halloween party? We’ve got you! This section of Halloween facts is centered around Hollywood and pop culture. We’re sure these 65 questions will be a hit at your parties!
1. What are the names of the Sanderson Sisters? Winnie, Sarah, and Mary
2. What is the name of the Pumpkin King? Jack Skellington
3. What song do the witches sing at the party in Hocus Pocus? I Put A Spell On You
4. How many times do you have to say the name “Beetlejuice” before he appears? Three
5. What is the name of the young witch in “Halloweentown?” Marnie Piper
6. In the movie “Monster House,” what is the name of the cranky old man? Mr. Nebbercracker
7. Who does Linus wait for on Halloween night? The Great Pumpkin
8. What building do the Ghostbusters turn into their headquarters? Fire station
9. In “Coraline,” what item does her Other Mother use for her eyes? Buttons
10. How did the bride die in “The Corpse Bride?” She was murdered by her first fiance
11. In “Hubie Halloween,” what does Hubie call his thermos? His “baby,” or “Swiss Army Thermos”
12. How many uncles does Casper the Friendly Ghost have? Three
13. What scary being terrorizes Sleepy Hollow? The Headless Horseman
14. What is the name of the city Norman lives in in “ParaNorman?” Blithe Hollow
15. What are the names of the Addams children in “The Addams Family?” Wednesday and Pugsley
16. What is the most popular Halloween movie? Hocus Pocus
17. What was the most popular Halloween costume in 1953? Mickey Mouse
18. Which celebrity is known for hosting epic Halloween parties? Heidi Klum
19. What “terrible vision” did Sally have in “Nightmare Before Christmas?” She saw a burning Christmas tree
20. Who wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?” Washington Irving
21. What gift did Wybie give Coraline in the movie “Coraline?” A button-eyed rag doll
22. What does Snoopy dress up as in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?” The Red Baron
23. What happens to the skeletons in “Coco” when there is no longer anyone alive that remembers them? They disappear, aka they are “forgotten”
24. Who wrote the book “It?” Stephen King
25. What animal did Peter Pettigrew turn into in “Harry Potter?” A rat
26. Who is the main bad guy in the “Halloween” movies? Michael Meyers
27. Who is the author of the “Goosebumps” books? R.L. Stein
28. What are the names of Casper the Friendly Ghost’s uncles? Stretch, Fatso, and Stinky
29. How does Ernesto de la Cruz die in the movie “Coco?” He was crushed by a bell
30. Whose ghost costume had the most holes cut into it in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?” Charlie Brown
31. Who plays R.L. Stein in the “Goosebumps” movie? Jack Black
32. Which actor plays Hubie in “Hubie Halloween?” Adam Sandler
33. Who directed “Beetlejuice?” Tim Burton
34. What item does Marnie have to place in the giant Jack-o-Lantern to save Halloweentown? A light
35. What is the name of Jack Skellington’s dog? Zero
36. How old is Mavis turning in “Hotel Transylvania?” 118 years old
37. Who is the first monster the kids meet in the movie “Goosebumps?” The yeti
38. What is the name of the beach that is terrorized by the shark named Jaws? Amity Beach
39. Who lost the role of Edward Scissorhands to Johnny Depp? Tom Cruise
40. What is the name of the candy store in “Harry Potter?” Honeydukes
41. Who is the villain in “Halloweentown?” Kalabar
42. Which “big” actor/sports star has a role in “Hubie Halloween?” Shaq
43. What is the term that Drac uses in “Hotel Transylvania” to describe love? Zing
44. What is the name of the zombie in “Hocus Pocus?” Billy Butcherson
45. What is the murderous creature called in the TV series “Wednesday” that terrorizes the school and town? A Hyde
46. In the movie, “The Sixth Sense,” what does the little boy see? Dead people
47. What is the name of the plant in “Little Shop of Horrors?” Audrey Jr.
48. Who voices Emily in “The Corpse Bride?” Helena Bonham Carter
49. In the movie “Monster House,” what does the house have that classifies it as a “girl house” by Chowder? A uvula
50. What is the name of the lady in the crystal ball in “Haunted Mansion?” Madame Leota
51. What is the name of the street that Freddy Krueger haunts? Elm Street
52. In the movie “E.T.,” what does E.T. so desperately try to do? Phone home
53. What is the name of Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant? Igor
54. What is Norman tasked with in the movie “ParaNorman?” Lifting a 300-year-old curse off his town
55. Who dresses up as a witch in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?” Lucy
56. Who is the original host of “The Twilight Zone?” Rod Sterling
57. Who is the actor who plays Beetlejuice? Michael Keaton
58. What is the shape of Zero’s nose in “The Nightmare Before Christmas?” A Jack-o-Lantern
59. What is the name of the famous fictional monster hunter? Van Helsing
60. What is Ichabod Crane’s profession? Teacher
61. What do Charlie Brown’s neighbors put in his Halloween sack? Rocks
62. What does Bill Murray’s character in “Ghostbusters” say when the green ghost goes through his body? “He slimed me.”
63. Who does Steve Martin play in “Little Shop of Horrors?” The dentist, Orin Scrivello
64. What is the name of the Gate Keeper in “Ghostbusters?” Zuul
65. What candy does Elliot use to lure E.T. into his house? Reese’s Pieces
15 Halloween Fun Facts About Candy
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word “Halloween?” We are betting it’s either “candy” or “trick-or-treating!” With that in mind, we figured some interesting Halloween fun facts about candy would be appropriate for this post!
66. The number one favorite Halloween candy in the US is Reese’s Cups.
67. However, Skittles is the top-selling candy for Halloween in seven states, which is more than any other candy. It’s also considered the most popular Halloween candy.
68. Americans spend around $2.6 billion on Halloween candy alone.
69. Candy corn causes the most arguments out of any other candy and is considered one of the most controversial candies.
70. An estimated 300,000 tons of candy are sold every year for Halloween.
71. More money is spent on candy for Easter vs. Halloween.
72. Reese’s Cups are named after their inventor, Harry Reese.
73. Pez was originally marketed as mints to help smokers kick their habit.
74. The Hershey factory is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The town was named Hershey after a contest to rename the town.
75. Candy corn is the favorite Halloween candy in Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.
76. The m’s in M&Ms stand for Mars and Murrie, the inventors of the candy.
77. Snickers are named after the favorite horse of the Mars family.
78. It takes an average of 175 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
79. The 3 Musketeers bar originally had three flavors in a single bar: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Hence, the name.
80. The average American kid eats anywhere between 3,500 and 7,000 calories in Halloween candy every year.
20 Little-Known Facts About Halloween
We will be the first to admit that most of these Halloween tidbits were completely new to us! We hope you enjoy getting to know this booloved holiday as much as we did!
81. The word “Halloween” means Saints’ Evening.
82. Spirit Halloween first opened its doors in 1983.
83. Jack-o-Lanterns are named after a guy named Stingy Jack from an Irish folktale.
84. A pumpkin is actually a fruit.
85. Jamie Lee Curtis is known as the Scream Queen.
86. The word “witch” comes from the Old English “wicce,” meaning “wise woman.”
87. Halloween was brought to the U.S. by Irish and Scottish immigrants.
88. Candy corn has been around since 1888 and was originally called “chicken feed.”
89. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
90. The magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.
91. The Guinness World Record for Heaviest Pumpkin is held by Mathias Willemijns from Belgium and his 2,624.6-pound pumpkin.
92. Ireland is credited for the invention of Halloween.
93. Halloween and Día de los Muertos are not related at all.
94. The Irish carved creepy faces into turnips, not pumpkins.
95. Animal shelters restrict the adoption of black cats around Halloween time due to people only adopting them for costumes and then abandoning them.
96. In the 1940s, trick-or-treating was halted due to wartime sugar rationing.
97. Silly string is outlawed in Hollywood on Halloween.
98. It’s illegal to dress as a nun or priest for Halloween in Alabama.
99. Illinois produces the most pumpkins.
100. There is a reason behind Halloween’s two main colors, orange and black. Orange symbolizes the harvest of autumn time, and black is a symbol of darkness. Black also acts as a reminder that Halloween was once a festival that explored the boundaries between the living and the dead.
Halloween Facts: All Hallows’ Eve Meaning & the History of Halloween
How did Halloween become a holiday, and what is the All Hallows’ Eve meaning?
According to an article from Britannica, “The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts three days and concludes with All Souls’ Day. In much of Europe and most of North America, observance of Halloween is largely nonreligious.”
To put it simply: Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31st, originating from All Hallows’ Eve. All Hallows’ Eve is the evening before All Saints’ Day (aka All Hallows’ Day), which is the day before All Souls’ Day. All Souls’ Day is a holiday observed in Roman Catholicism and is a day for commemoration of all the faithful (baptized) people who have died.
Halloween originated from the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland. History.com states, “Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in ‘the dark half of the year.’ Celebrants believe that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during Samhain, allowing more interaction between humans and denizens of the Otherworld.”
Since the Celts believed that the barrier between worlds was thin during the celebration, many people created folklore surrounding fairies, witches, goblins, and other mystical creatures. (This is why dressing up as those creatures is popular in the United States on Halloween!)
Even More Halloween Fun
Looking for some more Halloween fun? Check out some of our favorite Halloween posts from over the years!
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- Ultimate Halloween Party Pack
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