The Art of Darkness

Trivia Saturday

November 13th, 2010 by Cobwebs

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

  1. This Hugo Award-winning author is also known for his dark graphic novels, many of which feature Death as a character.
  2. In Stephen King’s The Stand, a U.S. military facility accidentally releases a deadly mutation of what illness?
  3. What was the name of Wednesday Addams’ favorite pet spider?
  4. This vampiric demon from Philippine mythology can separate its body into two halves: The upper half flies around on huge bat wings, and the lower half is left standing around, where it is vulnerable to an application of salt or garlic. Name it.
  5. According to fossil evidence, how long have bats been around?
  6. What is the only horror movie to have been nominated for 10 Academy Awards?
  7. In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Black Cat,” what is the name of the cat?
  8. What classic horror movie was originally titled The Babysitter Murders?
  9. What was Boris Karloff’s real name?
  10. The music video “Thriller” contains a monologue by which horror star?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Neil Gaiman
  2. The flu
  3. Homer
  4. The creature is called a Manananggal.
  5. The oldest known bat fossils date from the Eocene, 52.5 million years ago.
  6. The Exorcist. It won two: For Sound, and for Writing Adapted Screenplay
  7. Pluto
  8. Halloween (A somewhat snappier title)
  9. William Henry Pratt
  10. Vincent Price

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3 Responses

  1. WitchArachne Says:

    Wow I only got four. I better start working on upping my creepy factor some more

  2. xJane Says:

    Two :(

  3. tala Says:

    I got 1, 4, and 6. I answered 4 first, since I read heckloads of Philippine mythology since I traveled to Visayas in said country. Hehe.

    Lots of creepy stuff abound Philippine mythology, I believe! Like the wak-wak (it’s like a manananggal, but it’s a giant bird this time), and the A-lan. This creature has bent fingers and toes and takes unborn babies to make them as their own. Sick-o!

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