20 BEST Horror Movie Trivia Questions and Answers

From the genre’s most famous frights to some truly chilling behind-the-scenes backstories, are you brave enough to tackle our horror movie trivia questions?

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Horror movies appeal to one of the strangest aspects of humanity – the thrill of fear. It’s weird, but we actually like getting scared (usually in the safe confines of home with some popcorn…) It gives you a weird rush and keeps you coming back for more, even if you can only watch through your hands!

We’ve seen the genre produce some of the most successful movies of all time, so we’ve put together a series of horror movie trivia questions to test your knowledge of terror, past and present! Gather up your bravest friends and put each other to the test!

How much do you know about the making of some of horror’s greatest hits? Were you aware of the inspiration behind Michael Myers’ mask, and the deaths plaguing the production of ‘The Exorcist’? Do you know your sequels from your originals? Do you know the different scream queens of the genre?

More importantly, how well do you really know some of horror’s most famous figures? Do you recall the color of Freddy Krueger’s iconic jumper, or the room to avoid in Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ for fear of the madness within?

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How much do you know about horror movies?

We’ll be covering on-screen action and behind-the-scenes darkness, as any great horror movie quiz should, so expect some mind-benders! We’ve no doubt that even true horror buffs will find their memories of their favorite movies tested!

Without any further ado, and in the words of one of the genre’s greats: Do you like scary movies?

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Horror Movie Trivia Questions

Which classic horror movie was originally titled 'The Babysitter Murders'?

What color is Freddy Krueger's iconic sweater?

Jason Voorhees is synonymous with the 'Friday the 13th' franchise, but how many victims does he notch up in the first movie?

The Exorcist had a troubled production, with several crew members passing during filming. How many deaths were associated with the production in total?

Rosemary's Baby is primarily set in an apartment building known by which of the following names?

Which of the following was the first horror movie to be nominated for 'Best Picture' at the Oscars?

Leatherface, one of horror's iconic antagonists, famously wielded which of these weapons?

Which of the following movies was NOT based on a novel by Stephen King?

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' franchise encompasses how many different movies?

Which of the following is the name of the camp where 'Friday the 13th' antagonist Jason Voorhees drowns?

Which of the following horror movies first saw life as a video game?

Michael Myer's iconic mask, first seen in 'Halloween,' was actually based on a mould of which famous actor's face?

Danny is warned to stay away from which of the following hotel rooms in Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of 'The Shining'?

Which of the following horror movie franchises has the longest total runtime?

“Do you like scary movies?” is a quote made famous by which of the following films?

Who plays the lead, Dani, in Midsommar?

Who directed the film Psycho?

Who directed Get Out?

What horror movie revolves around a video tape that causes anyone who watches it to die within seven days?

Who plays the lead, Annie, in Hereditary?


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If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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