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220+ Halloween Icebreaker Questions & Trivia

Everyone knows how scary Halloween can be. But guess what? For some people, making small talk with strangers can be even more terrifying. 

Instead of being scared of Halloween this year, why not use these fun Halloween icebreakers to get the most laughs from your coworkers, friends, and family?

I’ve compiled over 200 of the best Halloween ice breaker questions and trivia I could find online. Use them as conversation starters at parties, office holiday gatherings, or any other social gathering. These will help you create memorable moments and build relationships.

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Halloween Icebreaker Questions

Halloween Icebreaker Questions

Use these questions as icebreakers during your next party or event. They’ll help everyone loosen up and get them into the holiday spirit.

  1. What would you tell a vampire to convince him to come to your Halloween party?
  2. What would be your first question if you were to interview a witch?
  3. There is a zombie on the loose, and you must stop it. What would you do?
  4. You can dress up as anything you want for Halloween. What character would you dress up as?
  5. Are you more scared of being lost in an abandoned insane asylum or being locked in a creepy attic full of antique dolls and mysterious boxes at midnight on Halloween?
  6. Do you recall a scary experience you had alone?
  7. Have you ever won a creative costume contest?
  8. Do you think it’s dangerous to open your door to trick-or-treaters these days?
  9. Which would you prefer: the ability to cast spells like a witch, live forever like a vampire, or become invisible like a ghost?
  10. Are you more likely to attend a great Halloween party where you don’t know anyone or a lame one where almost everyone knows each other?
  11. Have you ever played a Halloween trick on someone? If so, what was it?
  12. Which haunted attraction would you choose to visit on Halloween?
  13. Which costumes would you sell if you owned a Halloween costume shop?
  14. Should Halloween costumes only be about scary things, or can they be any kind of costume, including action heroes and historical figures?
  15. What spell would you cast if you were a witch?
  16. Which part of your life is like a vampire, sucking the life out of you?
  17. When has a peripheral vision sighting ever occurred for you?
  18. If you ever get trapped with a horror movie villain, who would you choose?
  19. Would you buy a haunted doll if you knew it was haunted?
  20. Who would you like to haunt if you were a ghost?
  21. Which Halloween costume did you like the most?
  22. Is watching horror films something you enjoy or dislike, and why? If you are a fan, what is your favorite movie?
  23. What do you think is the greatest horror film of all time?
  24. If you could have your tombstone engraved with anything, what would it say?
  25. Do you prefer going trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party?
  26. If a child brings home candy from trick-or-treating, how can a person reasonably ensure it is safe?
  27. How dangerous do you think trick-or-treating is for children?
  28. When filming Carrie, Sissy Spacek went to great lengths to ensure the character was authentic. What did she do?
  29. This Halloween, what will you be?
  30. Would you rather stay in the Overlook Hotel from The Shining or be buried alive in a coffin?
  31. It’s late at night, and you’re alone at home, but you hear footsteps. What do you do?
  32. In order to scare vampires away, what vegetable is used?
  33. What unique technique did Mercedes McCambridge use for her role in The Exorcist?
  34. If you had to choose between buying a new costume and making one out of things you already own, which would you prefer?
  35. Are there any urban legends that scare you the most?
  36. Is there a horror movie murder that you find particularly disturbing?
  37. It wasn’t until 1973 that Americans began to throw away their Ouija boards. What was the movie that convinced them?
  38. Is there any truth to ghost-hunting programs on TV?
  39. Are you convinced that there are multiple dimensions or worlds?
  40. Do you have experience using an ouija board? How did things turn out?
  41. On Halloween, would you walk alone around your town at night?
  42. How was your trick-or-treater experience? Can you tell me about any memorable or scary houses?
  43. Would it be more spooky to spend the night in an abandoned home or in a graveyard at midnight?
  44. Suppose you found a broom and could fly anywhere on it on a whim. Where would you go first?
  45. Do you think it would be helpful to make Halloween more valuable by combining “trick-or-treating” with “donations to a charity”?
  46. Do you have any experience playing Bloody Mary?
  47. Is there any horror movie you haven’t watched because the trailer scared you to death?
  48. What is your opinion of the word ‘celebrate’ being used in connection with Halloween?
  49. Are you a believer in demons or the devil?
  50. Imagine you’re in a horror movie. Which character are you? Is it the final girl, the one who dies first, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
  51. No matter how expensive or time-consuming it may be, what would you choose to dress up as this Halloween?
  52. How does Halloween compare to Christmas in that it is now celebrated in countries where it did not originate?
  53. Complete the sentence: If I were a ghost, I would ______.
  54. As a witch with a flying broomstick, I would _____.
  55. What is the best Halloween Dare you’ve ever been asked to do?

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funny Halloween Icebreaker Questions

Funny Halloween Questions

You’ll find this list of icebreaker questions useful whether you’re hosting a party or attending someone else’s event. They’re also perfect for casual conversations over Halloween dinner. Just remember to keep them lighthearted and fun!

  1. Who would you rather be friends with, Dracula or Frankenstein? Why?
  2. When aliens visit Earth and see Halloween, what would they think of us?
  3. Which would you prefer: a long tongue like a frog’s or the ability to build spider webs?
  4. If you were forced to cut off a part of your body, what part would you choose?
  5. If you could change the pumpkin to any fruit or vegetable, what would you choose?
  6. For one night, would you sleep inside a coffin?
  7. Would you rather have to wear a jack-o-lantern on your head to school for the first three days of November or wear your Halloween costume every day until Thanksgiving?
  8. If you could trick or treat with a famous person, who would it be and why?
  9. What would your life expectancy be if you were in a horror film?
  10. Would you rather be bitten by a vampire or a zombie?
  11. Is sending “Happy Halloween” cards to people a good idea?
  12. Is it better to smell like a wet werewolf for a year or to constantly have pumpkins growing out of you?
  13. When you see a ghost, how would you react?
  14. Are there any things in your life that make you feel like a tired zombie?
  15. What would you prefer, warding off a ghost from your house or running away from it?
  16. Who would you rather meet, a skeleton, a mummy, or a ghost?
  17. Who would you team up with during a zombie apocalypse if you had to pick two popular children’s characters?
  18. What would you prefer, scream every time you spoke, or have everyone you spoke to yell at you?
  19. What would you rather have: a ghostly existence or the ability to walk through walls?
  20. What would you rather have crawling over your face: a black furry spider or a cockroach?
  21. Would you rather search in a spooky dark cave to find something big or put your hand in a dark slimy hole to find something small?
  22. Why don’t skeletons trick-or-treat? Answer: They have no-body to go with
  23. Halloween candy that never makes it to the party on time. Answer: Choco-late
  24. What is the favorite dessert of a ghost? Answer: I scream

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Virtual Halloween Icebreakers

Halloween Icebreaker Questions For Work

You can use holiday icebreaker questions to get everyone loose during virtual meetings or parties.

  1. Are you convinced that Michael Myers is human after watching the 1978 film Halloween and the 2018 sequel?
  2. While wearing a costume, what is the most embarrassing that happened to you?
  3. What does Halloween look like at Hogwarts?
  4. How come Thanksgiving is not celebrated as much as Halloween or Christmas?
  5. How can you celebrate Halloween in a fun way?
  6. Are you a superstitious person?
  7. What would be your ultimate Halloween costume?
  8. Do you have any experience visiting graveyards at night?
  9. Can you tell me about the best Halloween-themed food you’ve ever eaten?
  10. If you had to dress up, what would you like to be? Would you rather be something scary or silly?
  11. What are your thoughts about Friday the 13th? Is it something you look forward to or dread?
  12. Do you have a favorite ghost story?
  13. Which fictional serial killer is your favorite?
  14. When kids show up at your door this Halloween, what will they receive?
  15. Do you prefer to cross paths with a black cat or to break a mirror to bring bad luck?
  16. Do you remember a horror movie that forever changed your life?
  17. What are your thoughts on Halloween as a global holiday?
  18. What is your favorite place to buy Halloween costumes?
  19. Do you think Halloween should be a national holiday?
  20. Suppose a trick-or-treater gets nasty. How would you handle it?
  21. Who is the author of the novel “Dracula”?
  22. Which would you rather fight, a zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion?
  23. An Amityville Horror movie is based on the true story of which family?
  24. What would you rather be trapped in, a cave of bats or a pit of spiders?
  25. Have you ever dressed up as something really cool for Halloween?
  26. Fill in the blanks: I think ________ are scary because _________.
  27. I am not scared of __________ because ________.

Halloween Themed Questions

  1. Can you tell me about the most creative Halloween decorations you’ve seen?
  2. Why do you think the colors black and orange are associated with Halloween?
  3. What could be given instead of pieces of candy if candy was banned on Halloween?
  4. Do blue pumpkins mean anything when trick-or-treating? Answer: Raise Awareness of Autism
  5. When trick-or-treating, what is the significance of a teal pumpkin? Answer: Food allergies
  6. Do you prefer trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood or in an unfamiliar one?
  7. How do you choose the best Halloween games?
  8. What color cat symbolizes Halloween?
  9. In It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which Peanuts character believes in The Great Pumpkin?
  10. In California, what item is prohibited on Halloween?
  11. What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you on Halloween?
  12. What would your perfect Halloween night look like?
  13. What does Halloween literally mean?
  14. Would you rather carry silly strings to California on Halloween or wear a religious clergy outfit in Alabama?
  15. When does a person become too old to trick-or-treat?
  16. Are you trick-or-treating with friends or trick-or-treating with family?
  17. What spooky Halloween pet would you choose, a black cat, owl, bat, rat, or wolf?
  18. What country is the origin of Halloween?
  19. When you trick-or-treat, what wouldn’t you like to get?
  20. Based on superstitious beliefs, what special abilities do people born on Halloween possess? (See and talk to the dead.)
  21. How did Halloween change over the years? Do you think it’s better now than a few decades ago?
  22. Suppose you get a basket of candy for Halloween. What do you keep, and what do you trade?
  23. What is the best Halloween giveaway: candy, toothbrushes, or pencils?
  24. What is it about Halloween traditions you don’t like?
  25. Based on superstitions, what does seeing a spider on Halloween mean? Answer: The spirit of a dead loved one watching you.
  26. Would you prefer to be driven by Frankenstein’s monster in a carriage or fly on a broomstick?
  27. What costumes are not allowed in Alabama on Halloween? Answer: Priest.
  28. What is the name of the magician who passed away on Halloween? Answer: Harry Houdini.
  29. Which is the best-decorated Halloween house you have seen? Do you think you would decorate your house the same way?
  30. Trick-or-treating originated from what Celtic tradition? Answer: Festival of Samhain.
  31. In 1958, what happened at the White House? Answer: For the first time, the White House was decorated for Halloween.
Halloween themed questions

Fun Halloween Icebreakers

These Ice Breaker Questions are a fun addition to any Halloween night. 

  1. What is the average amount of candy given to trick-or-treaters on Halloween?
  2. Can you name the colors of candy corn as they appear from the base to the point of candy corn?
  3. This Halloween, what scary movie series are you binge-watching?
  4. Is it better to eat as much Halloween candy as you want for a week, then have the remaining candy taken away, or to eat only one piece a day without having it taken away?
  5. Candy corn was originally known as what? Answer: Chicken Feed
  6. When you were a child, what was your favorite Halloween costume?
  7. What is the one piece of advice you would give someone who is celebrating Halloween for the first time?
  8. Are you the type of person who loves to scare people?
  9. What movie caused Ouija board sales to drop?
  10. Would you rather gift a haunted Anabelle to a child or keep it at home with you?
  11. Casper the Friendly Ghost was known by what full name?
  12. Can you tell me about the scariest movie you have ever seen?
  13. Suppose you had to be trapped in a scary movie. Which one would you choose?
  14. How do you stop thinking about a terrifying horror movie before you go to bed?
  15. Do you remember the first time you ate a pumpkin? Did you enjoy it? Why not?
  16. Do you like enjoy eating roasted pumpkin seeds?
  17. Are witches still around these days?
  18. When it comes to Halloween candy, which is most popular in the United States? Answer: M&M
  19. A regular bag of M&Ms contains at most how many colors?
  20. At midnight during Halloween, what is that thing you need to gaze into to see your future spouse?
  21. Fear of darkness is called what? Answer: Nyctophobia
  22. Which Romanian region is home to Dracula’s castle?
  23. The 7 Harry Potter books have given you the knowledge you need. Prevent your death at all costs. If you were Voldemort, what would you have done differently that Halloween night at Godric’s Hallow?
  24. Which candy bar was the first to be available in fun-sized packaging?
Fun Halloween Icebreakers

Halloween Questions To Ask Friends

  1. Which doll would you prefer to sleep with in your bedroom, Chucky or Anabelle?
  2. Are you easily frightened?
  3. On which Nightmare on Elm Street was Robert Englund’s last portrayal of Freddy Krueger?
  4. Jason wears what kind of mask on Friday the 13th?
  5. Having no option but to choose one, would you rather spend Halloween night in a haunted mansion or an abandoned hospital?
  6. Which would you prefer to meet, a vampire or a werewolf?
  7. What is Dr. Frankenstein’s first name? Answer: Victor
  8. When Lindsay Lohan dresses up for Halloween in Mean Girls, what costume does she wear?
  9. Would you rather watch a thriller or a gore film?
  10. Which American Horror Story season is your favorite?
  11. In your opinion, should religious schools ban Halloween?
  12. What would you prefer, being chased by a zombie or by a headless horseman?
  13. Costumes should be chosen carefully! Which state prohibits people from dressing up as nuns, or priests, on Halloween? Answer: Alabama. Getting dressed up as a rabbi, priest, nun, or other religious leader is illegal in Alabama. It is possible to receive a $500 fine or go to jail for a maximum of one year if you are caught dressing up as one. 1965 was the year when the law was passed.
  14. On Halloween, would you rather play with a Ouija board at home or go ghost hunting at midnight in a haunted house?
  15. Which weapon would you choose in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
  16. Is there a monster or villain in horror movies that you particularly like?
  17. If you had to choose between a ghost under your bed and a monster in your closet, which would you prefer?
  18. Which type of person are you when watching horror flicks – the one who screams a lot, the one who covers their eyes, or the one who falls asleep in the middle of the movie?
  19. Can you tell me about the worst Halloween prank you have ever pulled, and did you get away with it? And if you did, what was the result?
  20. Imagine being paid to spend the night at a haunted house; how willing are you to do so?
Halloween Questions To Ask Friends

Fun Halloween Icebreaker Questions

  1. Which of these two characters would you rather go to school with, Harry Potter or Casper the Friendly Ghost?
  2. Have you ever attended a memorable Halloween party?
  3. Is it better to make your own costumes or to buy them from a store?
  4. When it comes to Halloween costumes, what is the scariest you have seen?
  5. What is the Halloween celebration at Hogwarts like?
  6. In Addams Family, describe what Cousin It looks like.
  7. How would you like to collect candy? In a bucket or a pillowcase?
  8. Which kind of demon is responsible for robbing graveyards and devouring humans?
  9. At parties, what fruit do partygoers “bob” for?
  10. In what part of the world do people celebrate a festival similar to Halloween in August? Answer: Yu Lan, the Hungry Ghost Festival, is celebrated in China.
  11. What do you prefer more, the face paint and make-up or the costumes?
  12. What would you rather have, a fantastic costume that is uncomfortable to wear or an ordinary costume that is comfortable to wear?
  13. Once you’ve trick-or-treated, what do you do with your candy? Do you eat them right away, sort them into categories, or store them for later?
  14. According to Halloween legend, which flying mammal is associated with the holiday?
Fun Halloween Icebreaker Questions

Good Halloween Icebreaker Questions

  1. Was trick-or-treating during Halloween a tradition for you as a child? Do you remember what costume you wore?
  2. If you had to choose between eating dead bodies from the graveyard or drinking zombie brain juice, what would you choose?
  3. Would you rather live in a house infested with evil spirits or wander the streets swarming with zombies?
  4. Would you rather spend a week at the Amityville house or the Poltergeist house?
  5. Which horror author is your favorite?
  6. Are you more likely to carve pumpkins or make pumpkin pie?
  7. If you had to wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  8. What age were you when you saw your first horror movie?
  9. Do you remember the worst nightmare you ever had as a child?
  10. Who is Dracula? What is his name’s meaning?
  11. What do vampires and bats have in common?
  12. Are you frightened by the sight of blood?
  13. When the Salem witch trials took place, how many people were hung?
  14. What are the effects of globalization on local traditions? Is this a positive or negative development?
  15. What witch does Dorothy accidentally kill at the start of The Wizard of Oz?
  16. The Puritans associated which animal with witchcraft, causing it to be associated with bad luck.
  17. What is the best Halloween treat you’ve ever received?
  18. Do you recall a time when you encountered something supernatural?
  19. According to old traditions, what do you need to sprinkle to keep you safe from evil spirits on Halloween?
  20. On Halloween night, what would happen if unmarried women gazed into a mirror in a darkened room, according to a 19th-century belief?
  21. When you were a child, what was your favorite Halloween experience?
  22. The symbolic pumpkin is associated with Halloween, but if you were able to replace it with another fruit or vegetable, which one would you choose and why?
  23. In the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas, what’s the character’s name?
  24. “Taste the rainbow” is a famous tagline from what brand of candies?
  25. In the classic horror film Interview With The Vampire, which Hollywood A-lister played the vampire, Lestat?
Good Halloween Icebreaker Questions

As we wrap up our post on ‘Halloween Icebreaker Questions’, it’s evident that the spooky season offers a plethora of topics to spark engaging conversations, whether at an office party, online meetings, or even a costume or murder mystery party.

From personal questions about your favorite candy – be it chocolate or fruity – to fun inquiries about supernatural creatures, there’s a question for every level in life.

Discussions about mythical creatures, movie characters, or even your most embarrassing movie guilty pleasure can enhance the quality of communication, bringing about child-like joy and psychological safety.

Whether you’re musing over the power of telekinesis or sharing a funny story from a visit to a pumpkin patch, these icebreakers not only elevate the spirit of Halloween but also foster a deeper connection, be it in real-life or hybrid meetings.

So, the next time you’re seeking to make a positive difference in a gathering, remember these questions and let the magic of the season guide your communication style.