The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

May 10th, 2011 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. In the 6th installment of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger’s father is seen in flashback. What singer portrayed the father?
  2. Will-o’-the-wisps are also known as corpse candles, friar’s lanterns, and spook-lights. Their Latin name is ignis fatuus which translates as what?
  3. Death-rock band Skeletal Family derived their name from a song by what well-known rock star?
  4. This 1953 play by Arthur Miller is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials.
  5. Complete the title of Lord Dunsany’s most popular (and most gruesome) horror tale: “Two Bottles of ___”
  6. This Swedish film focuses on the relationship between a child named Oskar and a childlike vampire named Eli.
  7. The scary clown prop from the movie Poltergeist is now prominently displayed in what Las Vegas hotel/casino?
  8. Burke and Hare were two “resurrectionists” who eventually turned to murder to supply fresh corpses for anatomical dissection. What was the name of the doctor who bought their merchandise?
  9. Who played Septimus Pretorious, the sinister doctor who promised Frankenstein’s Monster a mate, in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)?
  10. “Every nail, claw-scale and spur, every spike
    and welt on the hand of that heathen brute
    was like barbed steel. Everybody said
    there was no honed iron hard enough
    to pierce him through, no time proofed blade
    that could cut his brutal blood caked claw”
    This is from the Seamus Heaney translation of a work that is extremely important in Western culture. What is it?

(Answers below the fold)

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