The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

March 29th, 2016 by Cobwebs

  1. This author seems to have an October fixation, giving us such books as The Halloween Tree, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The October Country. Name him.
  2. “They’re coming to get you, Barbra!” is a famous line from which zombie film?
    A) Dawn of the Dead
    B) White Zombie
    C) Day of the Dead
    D) I Walked with a Zombie
    E) Night of the Living Dead
  3. Born Theodosia Goodman in Cincinnati, Ohio, this silent movie starlet was nicknamed “The Vamp.”
  4. What was the name of Wednesday Addams’ favorite pet spider?
    A) Ovid
    B) Virgil
    C) Homer
    D) Nero
    E) Horace
  5. What was the last film Bela Lugosi ever appeared in?
  6. In Haitian Vodou a male priest is called a houngan. What is a female priest called?
    A) Mambo
    B) Loa
    C) Bokor
    D) Hounfour
    E) Bondye
  7. In Poe’s poem “The Raven,” the main character pondered (weak and weary) in what month of the year?
  8. What is the only horror movie to have been nominated for 10 Academy Awards?
    A) Rosemary’s Baby
    B) Aliens
    C) Jaws
    D) The Exorcist
    E) The Silence of the Lambs
  9. In the original Halloween movie, the mask worn by Michael Myers was actually fashioned after the face of what famous TV actor from the 1960s?
  10. Who wrote the horror story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” in which a housewife bludgeons her husband to death with a frozen leg of lamb, then cooks it and serves it to the police?
    A) A.A. Milne
    B) Maurice Sendak
    C) L. Frank Baum
    D) Roald Dahl
    E) J. R. R. Tolkien

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Ray Bradbury
  2. E) Night of the Living Dead
  3. Theda Bara
  4. C) Homer
  5. Plan 9 From Outer Space. Lugosi died during production and was replaced by Ed Wood’s wife’s chiropractor.
  6. A) Mambo
  7. December
  8. D) The Exorcist. It won two: For Sound Mixing and Adapted Screenplay. It was also the first horror movie nominated for Best Picture.
  9. William Shatner. It was a “Captain Kirk” mask spray-painted white. Shatner has said that he once went trick-or-treating with his daughters wearing a Michael Myers mask.
  10. D) Roald Dahl

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3 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    9/10. I guessed on 8 (which I missed) and 10 (which I got), but knew the rest for sure. Also was pretty sure of the answer for 1 without even needing to read the titles.

  2. WitchArachne Says:

    5. I’ve done worse before, so i’m happy.
    Oddly enough, not only was I thinking about Bradbury yesterday and that I should give him another chance after he almost bored me to an early grave with Fahrenheit 451, but I was also telling a friend about Lamb to the Slaughter the other day but couldn’t remember at the time who had written it.
    Coinkidink!

  3. Mim Says:

    6. I’m in awe of Pixel Pixie’s 9!

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