Scary Riddles 👹 in 2023
Scary riddles are enjoyed by some who like to be scared, and they can be found in schools and friend groups of all ages, ranging from mildly frightening to having scary twists or endings.
One day a year I am decorated in style and am the center of attention even when you make me into a pie. What am I?
A man accidentally tore his suit at work and, within a span of three minutes, died. How did that happen?
What do you call a witch at the beach?
Why do ghosts make good cheerleaders?
A man and his daughter were driving on a lonely road. Something came in front of the car, and they got in a car accident. Two ambulances from different hospitals took them away. When the doctor entered to see the girl and started shivering and crying, the doctor said, “I cannot operate on her. She is my daughter,” how is it possible?
What is a vampire’s favorite dog?
You may see this hairy creature by the light of the moon.
You can start running but it will likely catch you soon.
You can hope for escape with the rising sun.
But you have a better chance with silver bullets and a gun.
What am I?
A woman was condemned to death and had to choose 1 room from 3 options. One had assassins with ammunitions. Two had three lions who hadn’t eaten for 14 days. The third room was filled with raging fires. Which room should she choose?
You know this one as a place with very few lights and a lot of creaking floors. You will hear all kinds of strange noises and a lot of slamming doors. What is the place?
I am a body with a leg, an arm, and a head, but I look like I am naked and bare. What am I?
I don’t have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I’m white and empty. What am I?
Why don’t mummies have time for fun?
I always leave a trace, so you can see where I’ve been. I have some extra legs, and I make people scream. What am I?
Frankenstein’s father has three sons. The names of two of them are Snap and Crackle. What is the third son called?
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?
I am scary, and when you have more of me, you will see only less. What am I?
A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis:
The wife: I was sleeping.
The butler: I was cleaning the closet.
The gardener: I was picking vegetables.
The maid: I was getting the mail.
The cook: I was preparing breakfast.
Who was the killer and how did the police determine who it was?
What do witches ask for at hotels?
How can you tell if a monster likes you?
What do you call two witches who live together?
What do ghosts use to clean their hair?
What is a ghost’s favorite fruit?
A young woman is attending her mother’s funeral. While there, she meets a man she has never seen before and falls in love immediately. After the funeral, she tries to find him but cannot. Several days later she kills her sister. Why does she kill her sister?
No matter what type you are, when I’m thirsty I will come and find you no matter where you are. Who am I?
Which room do the ghosts hate to go to?
A few people believe and see me, and the others don’t. At night I roam around everywhere and float. If you are scared of a creepy sound at night, go and hide because I would be on all your side. Who am I?
What kind of boat does a vampire travel in?
Where does the zombie live?
Do you know how to make a witch itch?
How does a witch tell time?
Why didn’t the zombie go to school?
Why was the Witch’s broom late?
How do you make a skeleton laugh?
What do you call a skeleton who won’t work?
A ghost bought a house. It has all of the usual rooms except for one. What room won’t you find?
Why are ghosts such bad liars?
What position does a ghost play in soccer?
What road has the most ghosts haunting it?
What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?
You’re in a room and there’s a ghost in the room, but you are the only one in the room. How is this possible?
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?
I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and once a year, I make heavy pumpkins light. What am I?
When would a black cat be bad luck?
Two men were in the graveyard. A man points to the grave and asks whose it is. The second man looks at him and says. ‘Sisters and brothers, I have none, but this man’s father is my father’s son.’ Who is in the grave?
A young girl was found murdered on the first day of the school. Police suspected four teachers and questioned them. They were all asked what they were doing at 8:00 am when the girl was killed.
Mrs. Winters: I was driving to school and I was late.
Mr. Taft: I was checking English exam papers.
Mr. Brockner: I was reading the newspaper.
Miss Kline: I was with my husband in my office.
Who was the killer and how did the police determine who it was?
Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
What’s a skeleton’s favorite instrument?
Why do skeletons hate the winter?
How does a witch style her hair?
What happens to a vampire in the snow?
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
What happened to the cannibal who was late to dinner?
Where does a ghost love to go swimming?
What is wicked, homeless, white and goes up and down?
What do ghosts eat on Halloween?
What are a ghost’s favorite pants?
I protect, I stand tall
my purpose is to strike fear in all.
What am I?
I am present, but also past. I am wrapped, but not a gift. I am named after a parent, but have no children.
Mrs. Smith had less than 20 pieces of candy left to give to trick or treaters and she wanted to give them all away. Two trick or treaters arrived and she wanted to share the candy evenly between them, but when she tried to do this, there was one piece leftover. A third trick or treater arrived, so Mrs. Smith decided she would share the candy between all three of them. But when she tried to share them evenly, there was still one piece left. Finally, a fourth trick or treater arrived and Mrs. Smith attempted to share the candy between all four children. But she still had one piece leftover! How many pieces of candy did Mrs. Smith have?
Who is old, has a white beard, performs magic but is forgotten on Halloween?
The man who built it sold it, the man who buys it will never use it, and the man who used it has never seen it. What’s it?
Two men had gone for an adventure to the desert in a lonely area, and both were lying on the floor. One man’s backpack was open, and he was alive. The other man’s backpack was closed, but he was dead. How did that happen?
I have no eyes, but I could once see. I am empty and white, but I had thoughts. What am I?
I have no wings or limbs, but I climb the sky. Who am I?
I am wrapped, but not a gift yet of great value. Who am I?
A wealthy man lived alone in a small cottage. Because he was in a wheelchair, he had everything delivered to his cottage. The mailman was delivering mail one Thursday when he noticed that the front door was ajar. Through the opening he could see the man’s body lying in a pool of dried blood. When a police officer arrived, he surveyed the scene. On the porch were two bottles of warm milk, Monday’s newspaper, a catalog, flyers, and there was unopened mail in the mailbox. The police officer suspects it was foul play. Who does he suspect and why?
There was a plane crash and every single person died. Who survived?
What’s big, scary, and has three wheels?
Why did the skeleton go to the party alone?
What’s the best way to talk to a monster?
Why don’t bats live alone?
Why wouldn’t the ghost eat liver?
Why are some ghosts so happy?
Why do ghosts and demons get along so well?
What did the ghost say to the other ghost?
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?
You are trapped in a haunted house with two of your best friends for the night. A sudden snowstorm overtook the creepy home. All the doors and windows have become barricaded with piles of snow. You and your friends need to find a way to keep warm or you will all die. After searching the entire haunted home you guys found three stoves! A coal stove, a wood stove, and a gas stove, but you’ve only found one match. Which one should you light first to survive the night?
Each morning I appear to lie at your feet. All day I will follow no matter how fast you run, yet I nearly perish in the midday sun.
Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
How can one be sure that a vampire loves baseball as a sport?
A man was shot to death while in his car. There were no powder marks on his clothing which indicated that the gunman was outside the car. However, all the windows were up and the doors locked. After a close inspection was made, the only bullet holes discovered were on the man’s body. How was he murdered?
Why don’t skeletons watch horror movies?
What did Dracula say about his girlfriend?
What does a ghost keep in his stable?
Ancient knowledge few can know,
in the night is where I roam.
Vermin I grab in my holy flight.
No one can hide from my sight.
I sleep upside down and I fly through the night. I live in dark places and I don’t have good eyesight. What am I?
A bus crashed, and every single person died. Who survived?
What is alive without breath and cold as death, never thirsty, but always drinking
Because he was a pain in the neck.
What was the ghost’s favorite band?
What is a ghost’s favorite pie?
Where do ghosts buy their food?
Why don’t mummies take vacations?
What is dead, cold, hard and surrounds a cemetery?
Why do spiders like living in haunted houses?
Scary Long RiddlesLong riddles typically contain a backstory and provide more details, almost like a one-paragraph story. Scary riddles, on the other hand, usually have answers that startle or frighten the audience, so a longer story may distract or relax them before the solution is revealed, or it may build suspense as the story unfolds.
Good scary riddles build tension and suspense leading up to the scary solution, making them exciting to share and see others' reactions. They are often shared at parties, gatherings, and particularly during Halloween.
Adult scary riddles are typically longer and have a build-up to a scare at the end, often featuring violent characters. They differ from scary riddles for teens and kids in this aspect. They are often shared during campfires or after dinner parties, adding a new dimension of entertainment to gatherings.
Short RiddlesShort scary riddles provide only a few crucial pieces of information to the listener, without a full backstory. Tricky ones may require some basic knowledge of the topic to fill in the gaps. Well-known topics like Hobbits, vampires, and werewolves are often the basis for easy scary riddles, making them accessible to more people. These riddles may not be as frightening as those based on less familiar subjects.
Scary riddles are popular in schools and extracurricular activities year-round. They can be tricky and used to fool friends and family, or they can be short and fun, perfect for sharing almost anywhere. Easy scary riddles can be enjoyed on road trips, bringing laughter and entertainment.
Scary Halloween RiddlesDuring Halloween, people share more scary stories, jokes, and puns about scary characters. The toughest scary riddles relate to obscure traits of popular characters, and some require knowledge of specific movies or stories to solve.
Scary riddles can be found on Halloween-themed cards, posters, books, candy displays, and decorations. Funny scary riddles are great for entertaining trick-or-treaters and partygoers, as well as for decoration.
TTo use a scary riddle effectively, it's important to consider the audience and tailor the scare level and type accordingly. For example, adults might prefer a gradual buildup to the scare, while kids might prefer a sudden jump scare. Scary riddles for teens can vary in type and scare level, as they are generally more familiar with the characters and topics covered. However, it's still important to avoid topics that are too scary for kids or not scary enough for adults.