The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

August 9th, 2011 by Cobwebs

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

  1. Which famous horror film shared casting sessions with Star Wars?
    A) Halloween
    B) The Omen
    C) Jaws
    D) Carrie
    E) The Exorcist
  2. The following short stories all feature what person as a protagonist? “When It Was Moonlight” (Manly Wade Wellman), “The Gentleman From Paris” (John Dickson Carr), “Richmond, Late September, 1849” (Fritz Leiber), “In the Sunken Museum” (Gregory Frost), “No Spot of Ground” (Walter John Williams)
  3. What Bauhaus song was used in the beginning of the 80s David Bowie movie The Hunger?
  4. In Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, what mundane object does the land of the Fugue hide in?
  5. When Jenny Clack of the University of Cambridge discovered a fossil amphibian in what was once a fetid swamp, she named it Eucritta melanolimnetes, which is Greek for the title of this classic movie about a prehistoric human-fish hybrid.
  6. In The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, what is the name of Caligari’s somnambulistic servant?
  7. Which actor has portrayed “Count Dracula” on the big screen more times than any other?
  8. The Japanese film Ju-On has had numerous sequels in its home country. In 2004, the movie was remade for American audiences. What is its English title?
  9. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, what was the full name of the carnival that came to Green Town?
  10. Who is the lead singer for The Sisters of Mercy?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. D) Carrie. In fact, Sissy Spacek and Carrie Fisher almost landed each other’s roles.
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
  3. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
  4. A carpet
  5. The Creature from the Black Lagoon
  6. Cesare (played by Conrad Veidt)
  7. Christopher Lee
  8. The Grudge
  9. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show
  10. Andrew Eldritch

Posted in Trivia | 3 Comments »

3 Responses

  1. jeanne e. Says:

    i got 3. doah. :)

  2. Jes Says:

    I got 3,4,5,7,8,and 10.

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    2. Powering on :D

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