Halloween Quizzes – Our bank of ready-made pub quizzes on the topic of Halloween, from scary films to Halloween around the world.


Horror Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Horror Quiz – Who wrote the following gothic and horror novels/novellas?

1. Dracula

Bram Stoker

2. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

3. The Green Mile

Stephen King

4. Interview with the Vampire

Anne Rice

5. World War Z

Max Brooks

6. The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

7. The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux

8. The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson

9. Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury

10. The Woman in Black

Susan Hill


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Films with ghost in title

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 3 – TV and Film

This Halloween quiz round is all about films with ghost in the title.

1. What was the name of the charlatan psychic played by Whoopi Goldberg in the hit 1990 film ‘Ghost’?

Oda Mae Brown

2. Which film series had a fourth movie called ‘Ghost Protocol’?

Mission Impossible

3. Can you name any two of the four actors who played the original ‘Ghostbusters’ in the 1984 film?

Any two of: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson (Ernie Hudson was their first recruit so we have included him in the list, although he was not a ‘Ghostbuster’ at the beginning of the film)

4. And can you name any two of the four actresses who starred in the 2016 remake?

Any two of: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones (Jones played the same role as Ernie Hudson – see above)

5. Which 2008 film stars Ricky Gervais as a dentist who can see and talk to ghosts?

Ghost Town

6. Which actor stars in ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’, a 2009 American romantic comedy film based on Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Matthew McConaughey

7. Which 2007 action film stars Nicolas Cage as stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze?

Ghost Rider

8. Which 1947 film stars Gene Tierney as the young widow Lucy Muir who moves away to a seaside cottage to find the deceased former owner (Rex Harrison) haunting the house?

The Ghost and Mrs Muir

9. Which 2010 Roman Polanski film stars Pierce Brosnan as former Prime Minister Adam Long and Ewan McGregor who is hired to finish his memoirs?

The Ghost Writer

10. A 1999 Scooby-Doo! Film has the word ghost in the title – what is it called?

Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost





Halloween Anagram Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Anagrams

Halloween anagram quiz – The following are jumbled versions of Halloween-related words and phrases. Can you work out what they are?

1. Lunar Cod


2. Leave Slow Hall

All Hallows’ Eve

3. Gin Ho Blob


4. Leek Snot


5. Tractor Trike

Trick or Treat

6. Got Reptiles


7. Premier Rag

Grim Reaper

8. Imp Rave


9. Mock Orbits


10. A Piano trip



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Harry Potter Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 5 – Harry Potter

Harry Potter Quiz – This round is all about the famous wizard.

1. What is the street address of Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry’s uncle and aunt?

4 Privet Drive

2. How many balls are used in total in a game of Quidditch?

Four (A Quaffle, two Bludgers and a Golden Snitch)

3. What type of potion did Harry and Ron use in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ to allow them to turn into Crabbe and Goyle and gain access to the Slytherin common room?

Polyjuice potion

4. What type of creature is Aragog?

Acromantula (A species related to the spider – accept spider)

5. Which actress played Dolores Umbridge in the films?

Imelda Staunton

6. What is the name for an object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of their soul in order to gain immortality?


7. Which animal is the mascot of Hufflepuff house?


8. What is the name of the mirror which reflects the deepest desires of whoever looks in it?

The Mirror of Erised

9. What type of tree do Ron and Harry crash Arthur Weasley’s magical, flying Ford Anglia into when they steal it and fly it to Hogwarts?

Whomping Willow

10. What is the name of the character played by Helena Bonham Carter in the films?

Bellatrix Lestrange


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Halloween Lyrics

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 6 – Music

Halloween Lyrics Quiz – From which songs have the following lyrics been taken?

1. “When I die and they lay me to rest, gonna go to the place that’s the best.”

Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

2. “She’s trying to make a devil out of me.”

Black Magic Woman – Santana

3. “But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family, in your head, in your head, they are fighting.”

Zombie – The Cranberries

4. “All our times have come, here but now they’re gone.”

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

5. “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head.”

The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna

6. “Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson

7. “When I look out my window, many sights to see, and when I look in my window, so many different people to be…”

Season of the Witch – Donovan

8. “Well, I ain’t evil, I’m just good lookin’, start a little fire and baby start cookin’.”

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

9. “Stop the things you do, watch out, I ain’t lyin’.”

I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ J Hawkins

10. “Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme, ain’t nothing I would rather do, going down, party time’.”

Highway to Hell – AC/DC


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Halloween Quiz

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Halloween Quiz

1. What is the collective noun for a group of witches?

A coven

2. Which band had a number one hit in 1981 with ‘Ghost Town’?

The Specials

3. What are the first twelve words of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, spoken by the first witch?

When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning or in rain?

4. What is the title of the famous 1971 supernatural horror novel by William Peter Blatty which he adapted into film for a 1973 release?

The Exorcist

5. What is the first name of Mrs Munster, Herman Munster’s wife?


6. Who wrote ‘The Worst Witch’ series of children’s books?

Jill Murphy

7. Of which animal is ophidiophobia, or ophiophobia, the fear?


8. In which century did the Salem Witch Trials take place in colonial Massachusetts?

17th century (1692-1693)

9. Which Hungarian-American actor was famous for playing Count Dracula in the 1931 film?

Bela Lugosi

10. Poltergeist is a German word used in English to describe a ghost responsible for physical disturbances. How does this word translate into English?

Noisy ghost/noisy spirit (‘poltern’ means ‘to crash about’ in German and ‘Geist’ means ‘ghost’ or ‘spirit’)


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phobias quiz

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 2 – Phobias

Phobias Quiz – Of what are the following a phobia?

1. Somniphobia

Fear of sleep

2. Wiccaphobia

Fear of witches and witchcraft

3. Pathophobia

Fear of disease

4. Ichthyophobia

Fear of fish

5. Agoraphobia

Fear of open or public places

6. Dementophobia

Fear of insanity

7. Catoptrophobia

Fear of mirrors

8. Heliophobia

Fear of the sun

9. Spectrophobia

Fear of mirrors/reflections (Accept also a fear of ghosts/spectres)

10. Arachnophobia

Fear of spiders


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Halloween Music Quiz

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 3 – Music

Halloween Music Quiz

1. Which supernatural creature gave the Cranberries a 1994 hit and a ‘Best Song’ award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards?


2. In which year was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ released as a single?

1984 (The video was released at the end of 1983, the single wasn’t released until 1984)

3. Who recorded the 1962 novelty song ‘Monster Mash’?

Bobby (Boris) Pickett

4. Who ‘Went Down To Georgia’, according to the Charlie Daniels Band?

The Devil

5. Which band reached number one in the UK singles charts in 1986 with a cover version of Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’?

Doctor and the Medics

6. On which Rolling Stones album would you find the track ‘Sympathy for the Devil’?

Beggars Banquet

7. Who recorded the original Ghostbusters theme tune?

Ray Parker Jr.

8. Which spider gave Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora a 2014 hit?

Black Widow

9. In which musical would you find the songs ‘Over at the Frankenstein Place’, ‘Super Heroes’ and ‘Science Fiction/Double Feature’?

The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show

10. The opening piano solo of which famous song was used in the theme tune to the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’?

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield


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Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 4 – Languages

The following are all words and phrases for Halloween ‘ghost’ in different languages. Can you identify the language?

Please note that there is not only one translation of the word, so we have taken one most common version.

1. Fantôme


2. Púca


3. Fantasma


4. Ysbryd


5. Duch


6. Geist


7. Hayalet


8. Taibhs

Scottish Gaelic

9. Spöke


10. Geest






Halloween Film Quiz

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 5 – TV and Film

Halloween Film Quiz – Can you identify the horror films from the taglines?

1. “The monster demands a mate!” (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein

2. “If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming, she won’t wake up at all…”  (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street

3. “They’re here.” (1982)


4. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” (1980)

The Shining

5. “We dare you to say his name five times.” (1992)


6. “Check in. Relax. Take a shower.” (1998)

Psycho (remake)

7. “Who will survive and what will be left of them?” (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

8. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” (1986)

The Fly

9. “Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder.” (1996)


10. “He’ll tear your soul apart.” (1987)



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Halloween Anagrams

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 6 – Anagrams

Halloween Anagrams – The following are all anagrams of horror stories.

1. Company Cashier

American Psycho  (Bret Easton Ellis)

2. Car Dual

Dracula (Bram Stoker)

3. Heroic Texts

The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty)

4. Tanners Knife

Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

5. Highest Inn

The Shining (Stephen King)

6. No Eclair

Coraline (Neil Gaiman)

7. Thinkable Cowman

The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)

8. Lost Meals

Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)

9. Leading Me

I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)

10. Few Coherent Truths

The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)


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halloween pub quiz

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which collective noun is given to a group of witches?


2. Which prolific horror writer has published novels entitled ‘Demon Seed’, ‘Odd Thomas’, ‘Fear Nothing’ and ‘Sole Survivor’?

Dean Koontz

3. Which 1938 song was written by Harry Warren, was first performed by Louis Armstrong and was featured in the 1938 film ‘Going Places’?

Jeepers Creepers

4. What are the first names of the two children in ‘The Addams Family’?

Wednesday and Pugsley

5. In which of Shakespeare’s plays does the sorcerer ‘Prospero’ appear?

The Tempest

6. Which famous illusionist died on Halloween in 1926?

Harry Houdini

7. Which former Apollo 11 astronaut was born on Halloween in 1930?

Michael Collins

8. In which horror film series is Jason Voorhees the main character?

Friday 13th

9. What is the main food source of a vampire bat?


10. Who played the ‘Grand High Witch’ in the 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’?

Anjelica Huston


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Halloween Quiz – Round 2 – TV and Film

In true Halloween style, this week’s questions are all about horror films.

1. In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film ‘Psycho’, what is the name of the character who is stabbed in the famous shower scene?

Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh)

2. Which 2002 horror film tells the story of a mysterious videotape which appears to cause the death of anyone who watches it within a week?

The Ring

3. In which year was film of ‘The Exorcist’ released?


4. Who played Freddy Krueger in the ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ films?

Robert Englund

5. How many ‘Alien’ films have there been?

Four (Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection)

6. Which 1920 silent German horror film tells the story of a somnambulist who sleeps in a coffin-shaped box and is controlled hypnotically?

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

7. Frank Langella played which eponymous character in a 1979 film?

Count Dracula

8. In which 1982 horror film did Carol Anne start talking to the television set?


9. Courtney Cox played a news reporter in which horror film franchise?


10. Which was the first film to be based on a Stephen King novel?

Carrie (1976)

Halloween Quiz – Round 3 – True Or False

Quite simply – true or false?

1. In Mexico they celebrate ‘El Día de los muertos’ (The Day of the Dead), which instead of being one day, as the title suggests, starts at midnight on October 31st and lasts until November 2nd.


2. UK shops earn more revenue from Halloween than they do from Bonfire Night


3. In the year 2020, Halloween will fall on a Tuesday.

False – it will fall on a Saturday

4. The Celtic festival of ‘Samhain’ marks the end of the harvest season and takes place from sunset on October 31st until sunset on November 1st.


5. The child actress Heather O’Rourke, famous for playing Carol Anne Freeling in Spielberg’s ‘Poltergeist’, died in February 1988, aged 12, four months before the third ‘Poltergeist’ film was released.


6. Christopher Lee, famous for portraying Count Dracula in Hammer Horror films, was born on Halloween in 1922.

False- he was born in 1922, but on 27th May

7. Brandon Lee died during filming for ‘The Crow’ in 1994 after an accident with a prop gun during a shooting scene. 


8. Michael Keaton was originally offered Johnny Depp’s leading role in the 1990 film ‘Edward Scissorhands.’


9. Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both acted in the film ‘The Exorcist’ and died in the same year it was released.


10. Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ was originally called ‘Halloween Hotel’.


Halloween Quiz – Round 4 – Food and Drink

1. What type of confectionery, popular around the U.S. and Canada at Halloween, is made from marshmallows, sugar, corn syrup and orange, yellow and white food colouring?

Candy corn

2. In parts of Ireland and in Newfoundland and Labrador, Halloween is also referred to as ‘Snap ____ Night’ – what food is missing?


3. How big was the largest pumpkin pie on record, according to Guinness World Records, baked in Ohio in 2005? (Answer to nearest metre/3 feet diameter)

3.7 metres / 12 foot 1 inch

4. In the Harry Potter books, which sweets come alive and are accompanied by collectible cards portraying famous witches and wizards?

Chocolate frogs

5. What is the name of the Sardinian sheep-milk cheese which has been deliberately infested with live insect larvae?

Casu Marzu (Or in Italian, ‘formaggio marcio’, literally meaning rotten cheese)

6. Complete the quote from ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, “I ate his liver with some fava beans…”

“…and a nice Chianti”

7. According to Guinness World Records, the record for the heaviest pumpkin was set in Canada in 2011, with a huge pumpkin weighing… how much? (Answer to nearest 50 kg / 100lb)

824.86 kg (1,818 lb 5oz.)

8. In ‘Return to Oz’, Dorothy meets a character with a pumpkin for a head – what is his name?

Jack Pumpkinhead

9. In the disgusting-looking cocktail a ‘Brain-Haemmorhage’, what makes the ‘brain’?


10. In which country do children traditionally eat sweets in the shape of skulls at Halloween?


Halloween Quiz – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Who painted ‘The Scream’?

Edvard Munch

2. What was the name of the clown in Stephen King’s ‘It’?


3. Who painted the 1968 artistic work entitled ‘Big Electric Chair’?

Andy Warhol

4. Mary Shelley famously wrote ‘Frankenstein’, but what is her occasionally used middle name?


5. Which female American horror writer, who died in 1965, has had works published which include ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, ‘The Lottery’ and ‘The ‘Sundial’?

Shirley Jackson

6. Jay Anson wrote which 1977 novel which was subsequently turned into a series of 11 horror films released over the course of 34 years, from 1979 to 2013?

The Amityville Horror

7. Which writer of gothic fiction’s works include the series of books ‘The Vampire Chronicles’, which includes the 1976 novel ‘Interview with the Vampire’?

Anne Rice

8. Thomas Harris’s 1988 novel ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ was actually a sequel – what was the name of the first book in the series?

Red Dragon

9. ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ has been famously adapted into a Lloyd-Webber musical, but who wrote the original novel, first published in French as a serial in 1909?

Gaston Leroux

10. In Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’, what was the name of the sinister housekeeper?

Mrs Danvers

Halloween Quiz – Round 6 – Music

The Halloween lyrics round is lyrics from songs associated with horror and all things scary. You need to give us the name of the song the lyrics are from.

1. “You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it”

Thriller – Michael Jackson

2. “For my monster from his slab, began to rise and suddenly to my surprise”

The Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett

3. “Under the arc of a weather stain boards, ancient goblins and warlords, come out of the ground, not making a sound, the smell of death is all around”

Pet Sematary – The Ramones

4. “People say I’m crazy, just a little touched, but maybe showers remind me of Psycho too much”

Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

5. “If it’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who ya gonna call?”

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

6. “It’s such an ancient pitch, but one I wouldn’t switch, ’cause there’s no nicer witch than you”

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

7. “He shook me up, he took me by surprise, he had a pickup truck and the devil’s eyes”

The Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8. “Crystal ball on the table, showing the future, the past, same cat with them evil eyes, and I knew it was a spell she cast”

Devil Woman – Cliff Richard

9. “There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky and a killer’s on the bloodshot streets”

Bat Out Of Hell – Meatloaf

10. “Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints, as heads is tails just call me Lucifer, ’cause I’m in need of some restraint”

Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones

Halloween Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. When is ‘All Souls’ Day’ celebrated?

November 2nd (or November 3rd if 2nd falls on a Sunday)

2. ‘Hallowmas’ is another name for which festival?

All Saint’s Day (November 1st)

3. Which legendary coaching house in Cornwall is said to be haunted and inspired a novel by Daphne du Maurier?

Jamaica Inn

4. ‘Ponder Stibbons’ is the name of a wizard in books by which author?

Terry Pratchett

5. Charles Dickens wrote a short story about a haunted railway junctions – what was it called?

The Signal-Man

6. Name the parents from the Addams Family.

Morticia and Gomez

7. In which district of London did Jack the Ripper’s attacks take place?


8. Who played the witch Samantha in the original TV series of ‘Bewitched’?

Elizabeth Montgomery

9. ‘Guising’ is another name for which practice?


10. What was Doctor Frankenstein’s first name?