The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

May 5th, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. What nationality is Abraham Van Helsing?
    A) Swiss
    B) Dutch
    C) German
    D) Hungarian
    E) Belgian
  2. There was a loose sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show which never achieved much success. What was its title?
  3. This water-dwelling monster with long, sinewy arms is said to inhabit marshes, bogs, and ponds in Yorkshire. It grabs and drowns children who stray too close to the water’s edge.
    A) Boggart
    B) Redcap
    C) Hobgoblin
    D) Barghest
    E) Grindylow
  4. Over the course of its run the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows featured werewolves, zombies, witches, and a host of other monsters, but its star was definitely the vampire played by Jonathan Frid. What was his name?
  5. Who owns the ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley?
    A) Newt Scamander
    B) Elphias Doge
    C) Florean Fortescue
    D) Sturgis Podmore
    E) Ludo Bagman
  6. In Macbeth, the three witches’ prophecy that he will be king has come true, but he feels that his power is insecure so he consults them again. They call forth horrible apparitions which, amongst other things, assure him that he will be safe until what happens?
  7. Sarah Brightman, who starred as Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, played this ill-fated singer in Repo! The Genetic Opera.
    A) Amber Sweet
    B) Jessica Adams
    C) Marni Wallace
    D) Blind Mag
    E) Carmela Largo
  8. In Poe’s short story “The Black Cat,” the narrator’s downfall begins with his mistreatment of a cat, named after this deathly deity.
  9. Chris Sarandon provided Jack Skellingon’s speaking voice in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Who did Jack’s singing voice?
    A) Johnny Depp
    B) Danny Elfman
    C) Tim Burton
    D) Robert Smith
    E) Tim Curry
  10. Stephen King’s vampire novel ‘Salem’s Lot takes its title from the name of the fictional town where the narrative is set. “‘Salem” is a shortened version of the name; what is the town actually called?

(Answers below the fold)

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