The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

July 12th, 2011 by Cobwebs

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

  1. In the short story/essay “The Revenant” by Walter de la Mare, the ghost of what author rebukes a modern lecturer who has made disparaging remarks about him?
  2. The excoriatingly (literally) gruesome films Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula were produced in 1974 by this artist.
  3. The following line opens chapter one of a well-known dark fantasy novel: “The seller of lightning rods arrived just ahead of the storm.” Name the novel.
  4. In the Star Trek episode “Wolf in the Fold,” what historical villain pays a visit to the Enterprise?
  5. Warren Zevon’s immaculately-coiffed werewolf was seen drinking a pina colada at this, then popular, chain restaurant. Name this upscale eatery.
  6. Vincent Price was a renowned master of what cuisine?
    A) Chinese
    B) Italian
    C) Mexican
    D) Turkish
    E) Romanian
  7. F.W. Murnau’s 1922 masterpiece is thought by many to be the greatest vampire movie of all time. Name the movie.
  8. “It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train – a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.” What story, set in Antarctica, is this description from?
  9. In The Exorcist, Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow) discovered an evil-looking amulet whilst on an archaeological dig in Iraq. What was the name of the demon that the unholy object represented?
  10. Tim Powers wrote about Byron, Shelley, Caligari and the vampiric Lamia in this darkly-dripping secret history novel.
    A) The Drawing Of The Dark
    B) Expiration Date
    C) Declare
    D) The Stress of Her Regard
    E) On Stranger Tides

(Answers below the fold)

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