The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

October 6th, 2015 by Cobwebs

  1. Castle Rock, Maine is a fictional town which provides the setting for several of Stephen King’s works. Which of these is NOT set there?
    A) The Dead Zone
    B) Cujo
    C) The Body
    D) Needful Things
    E) It
  2. What item did Dumbledore bequeath to Hermione in his will?
  3. The space-vampire flick Lifeforce involves the discovery of an alien spacecraft inside the head of what comet?
    A) Shoemaker–Levy 9
    B) Halley
    C) Kohoutek
    D) Hyakutake
    E) Hale-Bopp
  4. The brothers in Supernatural are Sam and Dean who?
  5. In the Aliens series of movies, the soulless corporation more interested in making a profit than saving people from the xenomorphs is:
    A) Cyberdyne
    B) Aperture Science
    C) Tyrell
    D) Weyland-Yutani
    E) Omni Consumer Products
  6. In this offbeat horror-comedy, nursing-home residents Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and John F. Kennedy (Ossie Davis) fight off a reanimated Egyptian mummy who preys on the elderly.
  7. Who wrote the auto-erotic novel Crash?
    A) Brian Aldiss
    B) Julian May
    C) J.G. Ballard
    D) Ian McDonald
    E) George R. R. Martin
  8. What is the name of Harry Dresden’s vampiric half-brother?
  9. In what was presumably an homage, the doctor who treated Michael Myers shares a name with the boyfriend of the victim in Psycho. Is it:
    A) Sam Loomis
    B) Lankester Merrin
    C) Martin Brody
    D) Ben Hanser
    E) Seth Gecko
  10. Which movie reveals the root of a family’s ghostly problems with this line? “You son of a bitch, you moved the cemetery but you left the bodies, didn’t you?! You son of a bitch! You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!”

(Answers below the fold)

  1. E) It. This one was set in Derry, Maine, another of King’s often-used fictional towns.
  2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  3. B) Halley
  4. Winchester
  5. D) Weyland-Yutani
  6. Bubba Ho-Tep
  7. C) J.G. Ballard. The novel, which explores symphorophilia (car-crash sexual fetishism) was adapted into a much-maligned film by David Cronenberg.
  8. Thomas Raith
  9. A) Sam Loomis
  10. Poltergeist

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5 Responses

  1. Kathy White Says:

    Just one. My guess-o-meter must be gefunken.

  2. Angelus Says:

    Only 2 wrong…best I’ve ever done

  3. Dave Says:

    Nine outta ten! WOOHOO! Missed the Dresden one… my reading buddies are not going to let me live that down…

  4. Mim Says:

    Six. So respectable, but not as good as Dave or Angelus.

  5. hng23 Says:

    Bubba-Ho-Tep! One of my favourite weird movies; if I had four thumbs they’d all be up. (Trivia: based on a story by Joe R Lansdale, from a terrific anthology called The King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem.)

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