33 Horror Movie Trivia Questions and Answers 

From this genre’s truly chilling behind-the-scenes backstories to the most famous on-screen frights, let’s find out if you’re brave enough to make it through the 5 spooky rounds of this horror movie trivia challenge!

The thrill of fear with adrenaline-pumping scenes, jump scares, and out-and-out creepy scenes, horror movies appeal to the oddest aspects of humanity – some of us like to be creeped out, unnerved, and terrified (within the comfort of our own homes…with popcorn!). 

Over the years, we have witnessed the strange, the spooky, and the terrifying, all tied up in a blockbuster movie

This horror movie trivia will test your knowledge of terror, past and present, and allow you to discover which scenes were so powerful that they’re ingrained in your brain – whether you knew it or not! 

Ready to revisit some of the most frightening things you ever saw on TV?

Let’s go! 

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General Horror Movie Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Did you know that horror movies have been around for over a century?

Early inspirations include superstitions, religious beliefs, and folklore. While today, the development of horror movies is often based on apocalyptic events, monsters, zombies, and the paranormal

We all have our favorite horror movie, as well as that one we’ve sworn we’d never watch again! 

In the first round of this horror movie trivia, I have devised a random collection of questions that will hopefully include horror movie trivia about your favorite movie and remind you of those long forgotten, too. 

Do you like scary movies?

1: What horror movie is cited as 'The scariest movie of all time. It will scar you for life and leave you haunted by the effects' by IMDB?
The Exorcist.
2: What is the first ever horror movie?
House of the Devil (1896).
3: Which horror movie begins with 5 friends heading out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather?
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
4: What color is present in almost every shot of The Shining.
Red.
5: Scream is a horror slasher franchise that includes 5 movies. What year was the first movie released?
1996.
6: The story for Final Destination was actually an abandoned idea for an episode of which TV show?
The X-Files.
7: In which horror movie will you hear the iconic line: 'Here's Johnny!'?
The Shining.
8: The Academy Awards have been running for more than 90 years and given horror movies 3,000 possible Oscar wins. But how many Oscars has this genre actually won?
18.
9: Which horror movie was the real launch for the acting career of Hollywood legend Johnny Depp?
A Nightmare on Elm Street.
10: Which 1999 supernatural horror movie took only 8-days to shoot?
The Blair Witch Project.
11: Which paranormal horror movie is often cited as one of the most profitable movies of all time?
Paranormal Activity.
12: What is the famous quote from The Sixth Sense?
'I see dead people.'
13: Which modern horror movie is described by MovieWeb to 'magnify racism on a very deep level'?
Get Out.

Best and Worst Horror Movies Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Horror movies are designed to elicit disgust or fear from an audience while entertaining them, too; it’s a delicate balance, but many have got it spot on. 

And then there’s those that have not. 

In round 2 of this horror movie trivia, we’ll look at some of the best and worst horror movies of all time, according to studies, surveys, and science

Ready to play?

1: What movie does review website Rotten Tomatoes have as its no. 1 Best Horror Movie of All Time, with the intro: 'Hitchcock didn't just create modern horror, he validated it.'
Psycho.
2: Which horror movie is frequently regarded as one of the worst ever created, with even The New Yorker describing it as one of the strangest and worst things to come out in the last 25 years?
The Happening.
3: Which 1931 movie has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is said to 'still be unnerving to this day'?
Frankenstein.
4: In a Rotten Tomatoes survey of The Scariest Movies Ever, which popular film won by a mile receiving 19% of all votes?
The Exorcist.
5: Which horror movie is the highest grossing of all time, with a profit of $701 million worldwide?
It: Chapter One.
6: The 'Science of Scare' project invited 250 'victims' to watch 40 horror movies and measured their BPM to calculate the Scariest Horror Movie (according to Science). Which 2020 movie took the top spot?
Host.

Name The Horror Movie Trivia Questions and Answers 

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In round 3 of this horror movie trivia, I will provide a brief description of a movie, a famous quote, or a particularly iconic scene, and your job is to guess the film’s title. 

This may be a round to play with the lights on as your memory flicks back on some of the scariest things it has witnessed. 

Or, you may want to add some of the following movies to your watchlist

Let’s discover how much of a horror movie fan you are. 

1: In which movie do we see a high school girl (Drew Barrymore) get increasingly threatening phone calls?
Scream.
2: A family's tranquil beach vacation turns to bedlam when their doppelgängers emerge and start to terrorize them.
Us.
3: This horror movie is based on an FBI Agent (Jodie Foster) trying to use a serial-killer cannibal (Anthony Hopkins) with a doctorate to help catch another serial killer.
The Silence of the Lambs.
4: 'If you had learned just a little from me, you would not beg to live.'
Candyman.
5: Name the movie that saw a young blond-haired girl make contact with the undead via a TV screen.
Poltergeist.
6: A young girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
The Exorcist.
7: The following quote is said throughout which horror movie franchise: 'Do you want to play a game'?
Saw.

Creepy Facts About Horror Movies Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Horror movies are designed to be terrifying on screen, but sometimes what is happening behind the scenes can be even more frightening. 

And this is certainly true for the following horror movies! 

If you’ve ever been told that fact is stranger than fiction, you are about to see just how true this is in this round of my horror movie trivia. 

You may regret wanting to play a game

1: What did several cast and crew members demand to be removed from their hotel rooms during the filming of The Exorcism of Emily Rose?
Radios, which would apparently come on intermittently playing the Pearl Jam song 'Alive.'
2: An actress in which movie refused to take home the script or read it at night because she said it 'paralyzed her with fear,'? She also said that on one occasion she opened her laptop to find 3 slashes across the screen that hadn’t previously been there. 
Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring.
3: What killed 3 actors while filming a scene for The Twilight Zone? This is creepy as it was foreseen by a lead actor (who took out life insurance for this movie) and had been drawn mistakenly by the movie's concept artist.
A helicopter crash.
4: On which movie set did a real dead body wash up on location, and several actors complained of waking up at 3:15 am (you'll note the significance of this timing when you get the answer!)
The Amityville Horror.
5: Which 1982 movie had two on-screen siblings sadly die in unrelated incidents during the filming?
Poltergeist.
6: In which movie did 9 people associated with it die and the entire set burnt down for no apparent reason?
The Exorcist.
7: A crew member with what occupation murdered an actress on the set of Psycho supposedly to 'impress director Alfred Hitchcock'?
Handyman.

More Horror Movie Trivia – Video

If you have made it to this point in my horror movie trivia, I commend you! Why not take your mind off all things terrifying and calm things down with a more pleasant trivia game? Here are some that may soothe your soul:

Unsure if ‘enjoy’ is the right word, but I hope you got something out of playing this horror movie trivia! Stay tuned for more weird and wonderful trivia games coming your way soon! 

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