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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Halloween Movies?

posted by Nell Minow

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with this quiz that covers movies with ghosts, goblins, and witches.  How many do you know?

1. High school witches get revenge on a mean girl by making her hair fall out but then their spells become more deadly.

2. When attendees at a witch convention discover that a boy knows who they are, they turn him into a mouse.

3.  A brother and sister move into a haunted house and unravel a mystery about what happened to the mother of their beautiful but troubled neighbor.


4.  A suburban mother thinks the ghosts in her home are kind of fun until they kidnap her daughter.

5.  A young widow is befriended by the ghost of a sea captain.

6.  300 years after they were hung, three witches return to Salem, Massachusetts to suck the life from children.

7.  A witch needs the heart of a star to keep her looking forever young.

8.  A witch kidnaps a princess to keep her looking forever young.

9.  A beautiful witch casts a spell on a publisher to make him fall in love with her with the help of her cat, Pyewacket.

10.  One of America’s most acclaimed novelists wrote a book that became a movie about three witches in New England who summon a newcomer who just might be the devil.


11. The ghosts are the good guys in this story about a loving couple who retain the services of a people exterminator when a wealthy but crass couple move into their home.

12.  The ghost of a departed spouse creates complications (at least three possible answers!).


Bonus question: What actress played witches in two of the movies listed above?


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Toby Clark

    1: The Craft
    4: Poltergeist (one of my favourites)
    6: Hocus Pocus
    11: Beetlejuice (must get around to watching that one, it’s been on my shelf for over a year!)

    • Nell Minow

      Right, Toby! And yes, watch Beetlejuice!

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