Boost employee engagement with these thrilling Halloween icebreakers

October is all about the tricks, treats, and ghoulish fun as we countdown the days until Halloween. While we continue to find our way through COVID-19, shelter-in-place, and other current events, it is important to find joy in even the littlest things. Starting your next online meeting with a fun Halloween icebreaker or discussing everyone’s favorite candy at the next virtual happy hour are vital to building a strong company culture even while everyone works from home.

Just because we can’t play spooky pranks on each other in the office anymore, doesn’t mean we can’t find other ways to insert some Halloween spirit into our work day. Here are a few thrilling Halloween icebreakers to get your team ready for the spooky season. Click the links below to copy the activity directly into your account. If you don’t have a Poll Everywhere account, sign-up and get started here.

All about the best 

Halloween is the best time for entertainment – horror films, murder mystery novels, costumes, and more. With such a plethora of Halloween-themed entertainment available, which ones are the best? The must-sees? Engage your team in some friendly debate about some of their favorites with these icebreakers.

Favorite costume you’ve ever worn for Halloween? 🧛🏽‍♀️

Best horror movie of all time?🧟‍♂️

Spookiest murder mystery novels?🕵🏾

Scariest movie villain of all time?🦹

What scary movie series are you bingeing this Halloween?🎞

Spooky scenarios

Ever wondered what your team would do in a precarious situation? Who would run and who would fight? Ask your team these fun thought-provoking questions to better understand their personalities and interests.

If you get a basket of candy for Halloween, what do you keep (upvote) and what do you trade (downvote)?🍫

If you were stuck in a room with one horror movie villain, who would you pick and why?🏠

If you could live in one movie or book’s fictional world, which would you choose? 🌎

If you could be one superhero for a day, who would you pick?🦸‍♂️

Horror movie trivia

Are you and your team big movie fanatics? Test out their knowledge of these classic horror films with an exciting Competition or one of these multiple choice questions.

How much do you know about these horror films?🎥

This horror flick opted for real human skeletons for its most iconic scene.💀

The 26-hour filming of the final scene in (blank) caused the actress to suffer a mental breakdown.👀

Sissy Spacek went to great lengths to add authenticity to the filming of Carrie. Which of the following did she do?🙅🏼‍♀️

Which of the following Candyman facts is true?🍭

Mercedes McCambridge employed which unusual tactics to create a truly demonic voice for her role in The Exorcist?🧟‍♀️

For more Halloween-inspired activities, check out these spooktacular virtual Halloween activities or our fall icebreakers blog for more pre-made activities to copy into your account. If you use one of these activities or make your own,  share it with us on our Twitter (@PollEverywhere)! We’d love to see what fun Halloween icebreakers you come up with.