The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

January 3rd, 2012 by Cobwebs

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

  1. Brenden Perry and Lisa Gerard comprised what “ethereal neoclassical” duo?
  2. What is the name of the magic-powered computer at Unseen University in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series?
  3. Which of the following Edgar Allan Poe titles was made into an animated short film, narrated magnificently by James Mason?
    A) The Pit And The Pendulum
    B) The Black Cat
    C) The Masque Of The Red Death
    D) The Tell-Tale Heart
    E) The Tomb of Ligeia
  4. The Malleus Maleficarum was an infamous treatise which discussed how to identify and deal with what?
  5. Who was the original vocalist for Slipknot?
  6. Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London in what year?
    A) 1885
    B) 1886
    C) 1887
    D) 1888
    E) 1889
  7. What kind of building is the setting for most of the action in George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead?
  8. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is widely recognized as being the first of what genre of story?
  9. The TV series True Blood is based on a series of novels by what author?
  10. One of the most popular of the “Penny Dreadfuls,” this epic-length serialized vampire story introduced many of the tropes common to fictional vampires (including fangs, hypnotic powers, and super strength).

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Dead Can Dance
  2. Hex
  3. D) The Tell-Tale Heart
  4. Witches
  5. Anders Colsefini
  6. D) 1888
  7. A shopping mall
  8. With his character C. Auguste Dupin, Poe invented the detective story.
  9. Charlaine Harris
  10. Varney the Vampire (or, The Feast of Blood)

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3 Responses

  1. xJane Says:

    Two, which seems to be my running score. Incidentally, although True Blood is one of the few vampirey things I don’t watch, there is a great ad out for it.

  2. Sally Says:

    I got six today!! Woo! I never ever get more than two :)
    And I agree about that ad for True Blood. I laughed my butt off when I saw it. I started reading those books when the first one came out something like ten years ago. The show is a bit over the top, but quite entertaining :)

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    Ooh I got 7! Yay me :D

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