The Art of Darkness

Trivia Saturday

November 27th, 2010 by Cobwebs

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

  1. In what is widely viewed as the worst science fiction movie of all time, aliens come up with the brilliant idea of using human zombies to attack earth. Name it.
  2. What was Bela Lugosi’s real name?
  3. This collection of short stories was inspired by a “filk” song of the same name. Whose ghost is haunting Space Station Three?
  4. At the beginning of the first Night of the Living Dead movie, the female character’s brother tries to scare her by mimicking the walking dead and saying what?
  5. What was Morticia Addams’ maiden name?
  6. General Mills marketed a line of five “monster cereals.” Three, “Count Chocula,” “Frankenberry,” and “Boo Berry” are still in production. Name the two discontinued flavors.
  7. Although classified as a horror writer, some of Stephen King’s work has a strong SF element. Which of his books details the citizens of Haven, Maine’s fatal encounter with creatures from outer space?
  8. According to folklore, you can escape a werewolf by running into a field of rye or climbing what kind of tree?
  9. This famous horror novelist was born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien in 1941 and hails from New Orleans. By what name is this author much more well known?
  10. A chapter of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula was deleted by the publisher to help streamline the novel. It was later released separately as its own short story. What was its title?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Plan 9 From Outer Space
  2. Béla Blaskó
  3. Carmen Miranda
  4. “They’re coming to get you, Barbra!”
  5. Frump
  6. “Fruit Brute” (with a werewolf mascot) and “Yummy Mummy” (featuring a rainbow-colored mummy).
  7. The Tommyknockers
  8. An ash tree
  9. Anne Rice
  10. “Dracula’s Guest.” Fantastically rare initial pressings of the novel contain this deleted chapter, which concerns Jonathan Harker’s initial approach to Castle Dracula.

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  1. xJane Says:

    “Howard Allen Frances O’Brien”? That explains…so much.

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