The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

January 25th, 2011 by Cobwebs

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

  1. What is the name of the character killed in the famous shower scene in Psycho?
  2. A male priest of the Voodoo religion is called a “houngan.” What is a female priest called?
  3. Taphephobia is a fear of what?
  4. Chris Sarandon did the “speaking” voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Who did the “singing” voice?
  5. In Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Morpheus is mistakenly captured by a cult that is actually trying to capture who?
  6. What band is a spinoff of Sisters of Mercy?
  7. This author wrote of vampire-stricken knights who were, “Pale warriors, death pale were they all.”
  8. Absinthe is traditionally flavored with what herb?
  9. From what novel comes this (enormously run-on) sentence? “It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.”
  10. In Stephen King’s Christine, what type of vehicle was Christine?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Marion Crane
  2. A mambo
  3. Being buried alive
  4. Danny Elfman (who was also responsible for the film’s musical score)
  5. Death.
  6. The Mission (released in the US as The Mission UK)
  7. John Keats (in “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”)
  8. Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium and related species)
  9. Frankenstein
  10. Christine was a 1958 Plymouth Fury

Posted in Trivia | 3 Comments »

3 Responses

  1. Deathycat Says:

    I got 2 out of ten. Yay! :p

  2. xJane Says:

    One, woo! (#9, I love the story of how that story came about.)

  3. WitchArachne Says:

    4 :D

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