The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

July 5th, 2016 by Cobwebs

  1. This band was formed in the early 80s by identical twins Jay and Michael Aston.
    A) Alien Sex Fiend
    B) Nosferatu
    C) Rosetta Stone
    D) Fields of the Nephilim
    E) Gene Loves Jezebel
  2. What’s the name of the Roman god of War?
  3. It’s a common misconception that Tim Burton directed A Nightmare Before Christmas. Who actually directed the film?
    A) Ray Harryhausen
    B) Henry Selick
    C) Nick Park
    D) George Pal
    E) Phil Tippett
  4. Absinthe is traditionally flavored with what bitter herb?
  5. The first motion-picture adaptation of Frankenstein wasn’t the 1931 version starring Boris Karloff. Instead, it was a “kinetogram” produced in 1910 by this inventor.
    A) Nikola Tesla
    B) Alexander Graham Bell
    C) Guglielmo Marconi
    D) George Eastman
    E) Thomas Edison
  6. In this 1972 fantasy novel, a group of trick-or-treating boys is helped by a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud.
  7. The most powerful alien/demon in H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos is:
    A) Nyarlathotep
    B) Azathoth
    C) Shub-Niggurath
    D) Yog-Sothoth
    E) Cthulhu
  8. Daveigh Chase, who provided the voice for Lilo Pelekai in Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, also played the “monster” in what 2002 horror movie?
  9. Type O Negative’s Peter Steele wrote “I Like Goils” to make light of the attention he was receiving from gay men after his photoshoot appeared in this magazine.
    A) Penthouse
    B) Celebrity Skin
    C) Playgirl
    D) Hustler
    E) Nuts
  10. What movie has Beetlejuice seen 167 times (“and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it!”)?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. E) Gene Loves Jezebel
  2. Mars
  3. B) Henry Selick. He also directed Coraline.
  4. Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium and related species)
  5. E) Thomas Edison. You can watch the full 12-minute movie here.
  6. The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
  7. B) Azathoth. Although certainly the most well-known of Lovecraft’s Old Ones, Cthulhu wasn’t the star of the show.
  8. Chase played Samara Morgan in The Ring. She was awarded the 2003 Best Villain award at the MTV Movie Awards for her performance, beating out Mike Myers, Colin Farrell, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Day-Lewis.
  9. C) Playgirl
  10. The Exorcist

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4 Responses

  1. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Regarding Frankenstein, it was probably made by someone else and Edison just took the credit. #TeamTesla

    Daveigh Chase was also in Donnie Carlo, so I keep expecting her to talk about Sparkle Motion whenever I see The Ring.

  2. Mim Says:

    Oooh, six! Better than I thought I’d get.

    Gene Loves Jezebel seem to have disappeared into the mists of history, largely…

  3. Augustus Owsley Strudel III Says:

    Just downloaded the Gene Loves Jezebel catalogue at
    You need to be able to unzip the files to get the mp3s.

  4. Devries Says:

    10 One of my favorite movie quotes. I got 8 out of 10. I missed #1 and the Halloween Tree one even though I Love Ray Bradbury. Edison and Bell are both well known credit thieves

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