The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

January 1st, 2013 by Cobwebs

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

  1. The album cover for Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” is a graphical representation of what?
    A) An EKG of the lead singer
    B) The topography of Iceland
    C) Sonar readings in the North Sea
    D) Pulses from pulsar CP 1919
    E) The first notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
  2. Which Neil Gaiman novel tells the story of Nobody Owens?
  3. Who is the only actor to have played all four of Universal’s classic movie monsters: Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Mummy?
    A) Boris Karloff
    B) Christopher Lee
    C) Lon Chaney, Jr.
    D) Peter Cushing
    E) Lou Costello
  4. “Christabel,” an unfinished poem with vampiric overtones, was written by what Romantic poet (who made something of a habit of not finishing poems)?
  5. Based on a novella by George R. R. Martin, this movie follows a motley space crew investigating a mysterious alien signal, only to find out that the ship they’re on is alive and probably insane.
    A) Fadeout
    B) Sandkings
    C) Nightflyers
    D) Masques
    E) Override
  6. Which Kate Bush song, later covered by The Futureheads, begins with, “It’s in the trees! It’s coming!”–a clip of dialogue from the horror film Night of the Demon?
  7. In the South Park episode “Raisins,” Stan briefly joined the Goth Kids. What was his “goth” name?
    A) Damian
    B) Hemlock
    C) Vlad
    D) Absinthe
    E) Raven
  8. In Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles,” what is the name of the vampire who owns the Théâtre des Vampires?
  9. What is the name of the village that Smaug attacks (and whose defender kills him) in The Hobbit?
    A) Crickhollow
    B) Bree
    C) Lake-town
    D) Haysend
    E) Bywater
  10. In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, what word is written above the heart tattoo on Frank N. Furter’s arm?

(Answers below the fold)

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