Think you know everything about Halloween? Have you watched every horror movie franchise 100 times over? Do you annoy your friends with your knowledge of all things spooky? Then put your knowledge to the test – and test your friends! – with these fun Halloween trivia questions you’ll definitely want to use at your next trivia night painting event!
Question: What is the highest-grossing horror movie of all time at the worldwide box office?
Answer: The highest-grossing horror movie of all time is IT, released in 2017.
(Fun fact, however: if you adjust the highest-grossing list using the price of a 2019 movie ticket across the board, Jaws would take the #1 spot!)
Question: In the famous movie franchise named after this holiday, who is the first person we see killed by the masked serial killer?
Answer: The first person killed at the beginning of the first movie is Michael’s sister, Judith Myers.
Question: In the beloved comedic TV series that takes place at a Pennsylvania-based paper company, the goofy character Jim wears a very simple, homemade, and paper-themed costume. What is it?
Answer: In Season 2, Jim’s costume is “Three-Hole Punch Jim,” created with just three paper circles.
Question: What are the names of the three sister witches in the iconic 1993 Halloween movie?
Answer: The names of the three sister witches are Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.
Question: In the seven-book series following a young wizard’s adventures, the redheaded best friend has a pet that becomes particularly important. What kind of pet is it, and what is his name?
Answer: He has a pet rat named Scabbers.
Question: This popular candy bar, which shares the name of our galaxy, consists of three main ingredients. What are they?
Answer: Nougat, caramel, and chocolate.
Question: Every year, candy companies produce around 35 million pounds of this festive candy made from sugar, water, and corn syrup – but it’s most popular around Halloween. What is it?
Answer: Candy corn.
Question: It’s probably not possible for someone to actually eat this much candy without throwing up first, but the American Chemical Society says eating this many fun-sized candy bars would poison the average 180-pound person! (Closest answer wins.)
Answer: 262 fun-sized candy bars.
Question: According to a survey done by Monmouth University, this sweet treat is the most popular Halloween candy.
Answer: Peanut butter cups, with 36% of Americans reporting it’s their very favorite!
Question: History buffs trace Halloween’s origin back to what ancient Celtic festival celebrated from October 31st to November 1st?
Question: This common Halloween tradition was originally considered a way to hide from ghosts. What is it?
Answer: Dressing in costumes.
Question: Pumpkins haven’t always been used for carving jack-o’-lanterns. Which vegetables were originally carved in Ireland?
Answer: Large turnips and potatoes.
Question: Though not used nearly as often as the term “Halloween,” this is another title for the ghostly October holiday.
Answer: All Hallows’ Eve.
Question: The last time we’ve gotten a full moon on Halloween was 2001. When is the next full moon Halloween?
Question: Believe it or not, it’s illegal in one state to dress up like a priest or a nun on Halloween. Which state is that?
Question: In 2019, Americans had a field day shopping for Halloween costumes… for their pets. According to the National Retail Federation, approximately how much money did Americans spend on costumes for their furry friends?
Answer: $490 million.
Question: Halloween is probably a particularly frightening day for anyone with this phobia, which is defined as a fear of masks.
Question: Picking a costume can be stressful, but try not to overthink it. In 2019, the most popular costume was a simple one. What was it?
Are you ready to show off your knowledge of all things spooky? Now that you’ve brushed up on these good Halloween trivia questions, it’s time to get a little competitive! Join a trivia night painting event at a Painting with a Twist near you! Test your knowledge and quiz your friends while you paint your own spooky Halloween-themed painting.