The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

June 7th, 2011 by Cobwebs

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

  1. In the novel Dracula, what nationality is Abraham Van Helsing?
  2. Edward Parker was stranded on a nightmarish island with a mad scientist called Moreau and his tribe of half-beast, half-human creatures, in what 1933 Charles Laughton film?
  3. Which serial killer was also known as Pogo the Clown?
  4. What was the name of Grandpa Munster’s pet bat?
  5. “They all agreed that it was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly, and spectral. I have cross-examined these men, one of them a hard-headed countryman, one a farrier, and one a moorland farmer, who all tell the same story of this dreadful apparition, exactly corresponding to the hell-hound of the legend. I assure you that there is a reign of terror in the district, and that it is a hardy man who will cross the moor at night.” This describes what horrible creature (which is also the title of the story it’s from)?
  6. Complete the title of this H.P. Lovecraft story: “Herbert West: _______ “
  7. What was the name of Nick Cave’s band before he formed the Bad Seeds?
  8. The movie Maximum Overdrive was adapted from a Stephen King short story titled “Trucks,” in which machinery comes to life and begins murdering humans. What causes the “possession?”
  9. What terrible discovery does “Young Goodman Brown” make, in the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne?
  10. The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns hails from Ireland, but what vegetables were most commonly used before pumpkins became popular?

(Answers below the fold)

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