52 Frightful Horror Movie Trivia Questions for Kids & Adults

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This set of horror movie trivia questions is perfect for occasions when you want to set a spooky mood, or if you just need to pass some time! With both easy and difficult questions included, you can have fun with the whole family. Whether you want to figure out who the biggest scary movie buff of your friend group is or you’re looking to test your own knowledge in a solo game, these amusing questions will do the trick.

So grab some popcorn and a flashlight, and let’s get started. No need to worry if your horror film knowledge is limited, answers to each question are provided. Also, we’ve included some fun facts to ensure this quiz is packed with trivia. Who knows, you might learn something.

Easy Horror Movie Trivia Questions

Which horror movie was adapted from a Stephen King novel and features Jack Nicholson?

Answer: The Shining.

Jack Nicholson has won 14 Academy Awards and has been nominated for 40.

What is the name of the spooky 90’s horror movie famous for using found footage?

Answer: The Blair Witch Project.

This film was written, directed, and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez.

What’s the name of the horror movie villain who appears when his name is said five times?

Answer: Candyman.

Candyman was originally released in 1992, though it was also remade in 2021.

In which movie is a Prom Queen doused in blood?

Answer: Carrie (1976).

The character of Carrie was played by Sissy Spacek.

Which movie was the first to feature a creepy doll named Annabelle?

Answer: The Conjuring.

The Annabelle doll is an allegedly haunted Raggedy Ann doll.

Who is the villain in the movie “Friday the 13th”?

Answer: Jason.

Which horror movie focuses on a colossal killer shark?

Answer: Jaws.

Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a 1974 novel.

In which horror film first had a scene where someone was stabbed to death in the shower?

Answer: Psycho.

Psycho was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1960.

Which scary movie franchise features a killer named Michael Myers?

Answer: Halloween.

The character of Michael Myers was created by John Carpenter.

What is the name of the classic horror movie that contains the famous quote, “It’s alive!”?

Answer: Frankenstein.

Frankenstein was created in 1818 by English author Mary Shelley.

In the horror movie “The Ring”, what do people do that causes them to die?

Answer: Watch a videotape.

The Ring made 249.3 million at the box office and had a budget of $48 million.

What is the name of the protagonist and villain in “The Silence of the Lambs”?

Answer: Hannibal Lector.

There is also a TV series featuring Hannibal Lector that ran from 2013 to 2015.

Which scary movie showcases a villain who has scissors for hands?

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The name of this character was Edward Scissorhands.

What is the name of the main character in the horror movie “Psycho”?

Answer: Norman Bates.

A television series called “Bates Motel” features actor Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates.

Which scary movie focuses on a research team in Antarctica and an alien monster?

Answer: The Thing.

There have been three movie adaptations of the 1938 novella, “Who Goes There?” one of which was “The Thing”.

What is the name of the Stephen King adaptation film that features a killer clown?

Answer: It.

The name of the clown in “It” is Pennywise.

Which movie does the famous line “Here’s Johnny!” come from?

Answer: The Shining.

Stephen King publicly stated that he did not like the end result of this movie adaptation.

In which scary movie does a character run their dirt bike into a fake wall?

Answer: Cabin in the Woods.

Many regard “Cabin in the Woods” as a parody of the movie “Evil Dead”.

What is the psychological thriller movie that depicts a killer named Jigsaw?

Answer: Saw.

There have been nine feature films of the Saw franchise made.

Which horror movie is famous for a child saying the line “I see dead people”?

Answer: The Sixth Sense.

The Disney executive who initially bought the script for this movie was fired because of it.

Which horror movie franchise has a villain named Ghostface?

Answer: Scream.

Actress Drew Barrymore accidentally called the police during the filming of this movie.

Which scary movie series does the character of Leatherface come from?

Answer: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Leatherface was the first horror movie villain to use a piece of machinery as a weapon.

Difficult Horror Movie Trivia Questions

Which scary movie character rides around on a red tricycle?

Answer: Jigsaw.

The real name of Jigsaw is John Kramer.

In which horror film does a killer wear a William Shatner mask?

Answer: Halloween.

In the fourth “Halloween” series movie, a stranger called the police because they thought Danielle Harris was in real danger.

What color sweater does Freddy Kreuger wear?

Answer: Red and green.

The actor who played Freddy Kreuger was an assistant on the set of “Halloween.”

In “Pyscho,” what hobby does Norman Bates like to do in his free time?

Answer: Taxidermy.

Psycho was rated R in 1984.

How many “Friday the 13th” movies are there in total?

Answer: Twelve.

The original Jason mask was sculpted using a Detroit Red Wings goalie mask.

What is the name of the first horror film to be made in color?

Answer: The Curse of Frankenstein.

The Curse of Frankenstein was released in 1957 by Hammer Film Productions.

Which scary movie features the song “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” by Tiny Tim?

Answer: Insidious.

The first Insidious movie was filmed in three weeks.

Which horror movie was Johnny Depp’s acting debut?

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street.

A Nightmare on Elm Street earned back its budget in 72 hours of the movie being released.

What does Leatherface like to use as his arms?

Answer: Chainsaws.

Because of the low budget of the film, Leatherface only had one shirt.

Which film contains the line “The power of Christ compels you”?

Answer: The Exorcist.

The demon’s name in this movie is Pazuzu.

How many people involved with “The Exorcist” died during the production of the movie?

Answer: Nine.

Stanley Kubrick rejected the offer to direct this film.

Which horror movie villain wants to play a game?

Answer: Jigsaw.

The entire “Saw” movie was filmed in just 18 days.

What’s the name of the scary movie inspired by real events that occurred in Gainesville, Florida?

Answer: Scream.

The screenwriter of this film was inspired after watching a documentary about the Gainesville Ripper.

Which movie portrays a killer who uses red lipstick to write “SOON” on a mirror?

Answer: I Know What You Did Last Summer.

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” came out in 1997.

In which horror movie is there an apartment building called “The Bramford”?

Answer: Rosemary’s Baby.

This film is one of the only movies that uses a waltz as its theme song.

What scary movie features an antagonist named Chucky?

Answer: Silence of the Lambs.

The original draft of this movie’s script did not feature a possessed doll.

What is the name of the demon who talks to Isaac in “Children of the Corn”?

Answer: He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

“Children of the Corn” was set in Gatlin, Nebraska.

In “It Follows,” what disturbing thing does Jay see first?

Answer: Naked Woman.

“It Follows” is inspired by a recurring nightmare that the director had.

What is the camp called in the horror movie “Sleepaway Camp”?

Answer: Camp Arawak.

Camp Arawak was a summer camp in New York.

In which year did the Paranormal Activity franchise debut?

Answer: 2007.

The Paranormal Activity series is one of the highest-grossing horror franchises.

How many “Hellraiser” movies were made?

Answer: Eleven.

The original “Hellraiser” film was directed by Clive Barker.

What real-life serial killer was the inspiration for “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movie?

Answer: Ed Gein.

Leatherface was also inspired by mental patients.

What’s Nancy’s address in “A Nightmare on Elm Street”?

Answer: 1428 Elm Street.

Elm Street got its name from a real street in Illinois.

Which 2005 remake horror film featured Paris Hilton as the protagonist?

Answer: House of Wax.

This film was nominated for Worst Picture at the Razzies Awards.

What kind of blood does Carrie get covered in?

Answer: Pig.

The actress who played Carrie slept in a bloody shirt for 3 days to get the look.

What is the name of the place where Jason Voorhees drowned in the “Friday the 13th” movie series?

Answer: Camp Crystal Lake.

Camp Crystal Lake is a real place called Camp-No-Be-Bo-Sco.

How many people does Jason murder in the first “Friday the 13th” movie?

Answer: Zero.

The screenwriter of this movie admitted that it was a rip-off of “Halloween”.

Which “Jaws” character appears in all four films?

Answer: Michael Brody.

The name of the shark in “Jaws” was Bruce.

What is the scary movie that contains the line, “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep”?

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street.

This movie was based on a series of newspaper articles.

Which room is Danny supposed to stay away from in “The Shining?”

Answer: Room 237.

The iconic elevator blood scene in “The Shining” was shot in just 3 takes.

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