The Art of Darkness

Trivia Saturday

November 6th, 2010 by Cobwebs

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

  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. In this Star Trek episode written by Robert Bloch, the Enterprise encounters aliens Korob and Sylvia, who menance the crew with the trappings of Earth’s Halloween.
  3. The vampire novella Carmilla, first published in 1872, is now considered a highly-influential literary classic. Who wrote it?
  4. This 1997 movie starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill tells of an experimental spaceship which has literally gone to Hell and back.
  5. Which of these creatures is not one of H.P. Lovecraft’s creations the creatures in the Cthulhu mythos?
    A) Tsathoggua
    B) Mi-Go
    C) Nyarlathotep
    D) Yog-Sothoth
    E) Sotsugyou
  6. This scary novel by Elizabeth Hand tells of the Benandanti, who for millennia have guarded against the return of their ancient foe, Othiym Lunarsa. Name it.
  7. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gave us one of the most enduring monsters in literature. But “Frankenstein” is the name of the doctor. What was the name of the creature?
  8. Born Theodosia Goodman in Cincinnati, Ohio, this silent movie starlet was nicknamed “The Vamp” and had a stage name that was an anagram for “Arab Death.” Name her.
  9. This episode of The Twilight Zone, whose most famous line is, “It’s a cookbook!” is referenced in The Simpsons Halloween “Treehouse of Horror” special. Name the episode.
  10. The Addams Family’s friendly little disembodied hand was named Thing. What was the name of Thing’s girlfriend?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Ray Bradbury
  2. “Catspaw”
  3. Irish novelist Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. Event Horizon
  5. E) Sotsugyou (this is an anime title)
  6. Waking the Moon
  7. Adam (subtle, no?)
  8. Theda Bara
  9. “To Serve Man”
  10. Ladyfingers

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4 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    Wait. Thing had a girlfriend? They really need to rescreen that show for me.

  2. xJane Says:

    Wow, I only got one right (#1).

  3. Donovan K. Loucks Says:

    Lovecraft didn’t create Tsathoggua, either — that was the creation of Clark Ashton Smith.

    Donovan K. Loucks
    Webmaster, The H. P. Lovecraft Archive

  4. Cobwebs Says:

    Ah; you’re right. It was part of the Cthulhu mythos, but Lovecraft didn’t write it. Thanks for the correction!

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