Halloween riddles are not just for trick-or-treaters anymore.
Whether you need a fun riddle-related joke that works for Halloween or just to pass the time, these spooky Halloween riddles are a great way to mix up your daily routine and exercise your brain.
So, have a read-through, and see how you do.
Short Halloween Riddles
1.) When is it bad luck to see a black cat?
When you’re a mouse.
2.) I have hundreds of ears, but I can’t hear a thing. What am I?
3.) What’s the problem with twin witches?
You never know which witch is which!
4.) I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and every Halloween, I stand up inside Jack O’Lanterns. What am I?
5.) What Jack has a head but nobody?
Easy Halloween Riddles
6.) I am a body with a leg, an arm, and a head, but I look like I am naked and bare. What am I?
7.) This place has hardly any lights but a lot of creaking floors. There are all kinds of strange noises and some random slamming doors. What is it?
A haunted house.
8.) I am known to be bad luck when you see me in the dark, and oh, how I hate the rain, but one thing is for sure, you won’t hear me bark. What am I?
A black cat.
9.) I am wrapped, but I am not a gift; I am kept neatly in a chamber, and Archeologists find me a great treasure. What am I?
Hard Halloween Riddles
These difficult Halloween riddles will put your brain to the test.
Who is the Doctor Riddle
A man was driving with his son in his car. They got into an accident and were in critical condition. Two ambulances from two different hospitals arrive. The man is taken to one hospital and his son to a different one.
The doctor walks into the operating room, looks at the little boy, and says, “I can’t operate on this boy. He is my son.” How can this be?
The doctor is the boy’s mom.
Haunted House of Horror Riddle
It is Halloween, and your friends dare you to go into a haunted house. You creep up to the door, a little scared, wondering what is behind the door. You go in, and there is a long hallway leading out into a dark, musty room with three doors.
You’re kind of scared once you are inside. You try to turn back, to get back outside, but when you turn around, the door is closed and locked. You yell for help, but there is only silence. The room is dark, and you look for a light source. You see a light switch and try to turn it on.
Sadly the power is out. You are terrified but have no choice but to follow the long hallway to the three doors in pitch black. Behind one door is a bottomless pit with no end.
Behind another door is an electric chair on which you must sit in. And behind the last entry is a pool full of acid. You must go into one of the rooms. Which one should you go through?
The electric chair. Since the power is out when you sit in the chair, the electricity will not affect you.
The Iced Tea Halloween Riddle
Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How is that possible?
The poison was in the ice.
The More I Eat, The More I Grow Riddle
I don’t have lungs, but I need air. The more I eat, the more I grow. I dance, I live, I drink, I die. I’m always hungry, ready to eat. I rarely thirst; I can barely drink. Shoot me, stab me. I don’t mind. Suffocate or drown me; I’ll be no more.
Funny Halloween Riddles
What types of roads do ghosts like to drive on?
A zombie, a mummy, and a ghost bought a house. It has all of the usual rooms except for one. What room won’t you find?
A living room.
What goes “Ha, ha, ha, THUD?”
A zombie laughing his head off.
What kind of boat does a vampire travel in?
A blood vessel.
Two vampires ran a race and crossed the finish line at almost the same time. How did the race end?
Neck and neck
Spooky Halloween Riddles
Some people believe in me, and others don’t. At night I roam around, and sometimes I float. If you hear a troubling noise coming from the ground, go run and hide from my creepy sound. What am I?
I wander around; although I am dead, I like to eat the brains in your head. What am I?
How can you tell if a monster likes you?
He takes another bite.
You’re in a room, and there is a ghost in the room, but you’re the only one in the room. How is this possible?
You’re the ghost.
Tricky Halloween Riddles
Do you know how to make a witch itch?
You take away the “W.”
Where do you find Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson?
In the graveyard.
I am of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Many can see my veins. I don’t go inside. The trees are where I reside. If I fall to the ground, I will surely die. What am I?
Why didn’t the monster eat the crazy person?
He was allergic to nuts.
What do the mummies, zombies, vampires, goblins, and witches all have in common?
The letter “I.”
In this place, people lie, and people cry. Here the people all ask why. In this place, the people sleep, and the people weep, people’s solitude they keep. What is this place?
A graveyard or cemetery.
Best Halloween Riddles
Dracula loves to draw this and put it in the bank. What is it?
What is a vampire’s favorite dog?
What is wicked, homeless, white, and goes up and down?
A ghost in an elevator.
The person who built it sold it. The person who bought it never used it. And, the person who used it never saw it. What is it?
Why did the vampire get thrown out of the haunted house?
Because he was a pain in the neck.
Halloween Riddles for Kids
How do you spell candy in 2 letters?
C and Y. (C-and-y)
You can find me from head to toe; I am a liquid, I make some people faint, and I am in every living being, you know. What am I?
What does a witch do when she goes to a hotel?
She orders broom service.
Why didn’t the zombie go to school?
He felt rotten.
If you see one flying around, you’d better be careful at night, as some turn into vampires and will give your neck a big bite. What are they?
Halloween Riddles for Adults
I have no feet to dance; I have no eyes to see; I have no life to live or die, but yet I do all three. What am I?
Why didn’t the skeleton eat spicy food?
He didn’t have the stomach for it.
Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you die. What is it?
Why do witches fly on brooms?
Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy.
I don’t have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I’m white and empty. What am I?
Halloween Riddles with Answers
What do you call a skeleton that makes you laugh and giggle when you’re sad?
A funny bone.
Frankenstein’s father has three sons. The names of two of them are Snap and Crackle. What is the third son called?
Why don’t skeletons watch horror movies?
They don’t have guts.
What is dead, cold, hard, and surrounds a cemetery?
What did the skeleton buy at the grocery store?
Who is old, has a white beard, and performs magic but is forgotten on Halloween?
By Emily Hauser
Emily writes about family, entertainment, and cooking.
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