13 October 2011

It's Horror Movie Trivia Questions And Answers Time!

 With Halloween being, once again, around the corner, today's post has to be the mother of all timely posts as it's truly 150% horror related.

We're not going to trick you though.... we're going to treat you instead!
  • Deanna Mascle, our Guest Writer for the night, is not only giving us a crash course on horror movies but also offering us some very important tips on how to avoid being killed when finding ourselves in a horror movie kind of situation as well... One day, you might thank her for that.
  • You've probably heard about him, you might even have read some of his books and you've  definitely watched movies based on his written works....Yes, we're talking about Edgar Allan Poe, the Master of Horror. His life has been fictionalised in the movie "The Raven" and, guess what? We've added the trailer on here so that you can all get into that Halloween mood, in time for... well... yes... Halloween.
  • Lots of Horror/Halloween related links are there too, for you to check out, just in case what's on offer today is not enough to keep you going until H Day...

Enjoy... Have fun... Stay safe and Happy Halloween!

Loup Dargent

Scary Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
Deanna Mascle

1. If you are a teenager living on Elm Street what should you never do?
  • A. Go to sleep
  • B. Play with dolls
  • C. Go to the prom
  • D. Have sex

A. Go to sleep

TOPICS: We all know from "Nightmare on Elm Street" that your
dreams can get you killed by Freddy Krueger. Written by Craven,
a former English teacher, the film's premise is the question of
where the line between dreams and reality lies. The villain,
Freddy Krueger, exists in the "dream world" and yet can kill in
the "real world".

2. If you are up on your movie lore, then you also know that you should never accept what job on Halloween?
  • A. Hotel clerk
  • B. Baby sitter
  • C. Camp counselor
  • D. Traveling salesman

B. Baby sitter

TOPICS: Halloween (also known as John Carpenter's Halloween) is
a 1978 American independent horror film set in the fictional
Midwest town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween. Originally
titled The Babysitter Murders, the film centers on Michael
Myers' escape from a psychiatric hospital, his murdering of
teenagers, and Dr. Loomis's attempts to track and stop him.

3. What should tip you off to a bad motel to check in to? 
  • A. No one else has checked in for weeks
  • B. The clerk talks too much about his mother
  • C. The clerk's name is Norman
  • D. You are a thief

B. The clerk talks too much about his mother

TOPICS: At the end of the film, a forensic psychiatrist, Dr.
Fred Richmond (Oakland), explains to Lila, Sam and the
authorities that Bates' mother, though dead, lives on in
Norman's psyche. Norman was so dominated by his mother while she
lived, and so guilt-ridden for murdering her eight years
earlier, that he tried to erase the crime from his mind by
bringing his mother back to life.

4. If you are looking for a job on Crystal Lake what offer should you not accept? 
  • A. Mailman
  • B. Truck driver
  • C. Camp cook
  • D. Camp counselor

D. Camp counselor

TOPICS: In Friday the 13th, we learn it is a bad job to be a
counselor at Camp Crystal Lake where the counselors die
extremely bloody deaths at the hands of an unseen killer who
turns out to be the cook whose son Jason drowned 25 years
earlier while neglected by romancing counselors.

5. British actor Boris Karloff created a cinematic icon when he played the role of what monster?
  • A. Dracula
  • B. Werewolf
  • C. Frankenstein
  • D. Alien

C. Frankenstein

TOPICS: British actor Boris Karloff played the role of the
monster in the 1931 film "Frankenstein". The ghoulish makeup he
wore and the lurching walk he adopted in the film have become
conventions, even cliches, of horror films. And beyond the
individual techniques Karloff used when playing the role of the
monster, he created a feeling of sympathy for the character, a
technique that has since become a more general trait of
successful horror films, whose monsters often gain intensity by
fascinating audiences as well as repelling them.

6. Béla Lugosi was a Hungarian/American actor best known for his portrayal of what monster?
  • A. Dracula
  • B. Werewolf
  • C. Frankenstein
  • D. Alien

A. Dracula

TOPICS: Béla Ferenc Dezso Blaskó, better known as Béla Lugosi,
was best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula in the
American Broadway stage production, and subsequent film, of Bram
Stoker's classic vampire story.

7. In this 1970s book and novel, a mother believes her child (played by Linda Blair in the movie) is what? 
  • A. An alien
  • B. The devil
  • C. Possessed by a demon
  • D. Bearing the devil's baby

C. Possessed by a demon

TOPICS: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his 1971
best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in
the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949
incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old
Linda Blair in the 1973 movie. Suddenly prone to fits and
bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her
actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although
Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor
Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris
calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes
convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they
must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow).
His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the
priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their

8. In a horror movie, you should worry if you encounter a doll named what?
  • A. Smiley
  • B. Bonnie
  • C. Chucky
  • D. Dolly

C. Chucky

TOPICS:Charles Lee Ray, or Chucky for short is a fictional
character from the Child's Play series of horror films, the
original screenplay was credited as written by Don Mancini, John
Livia and Tom Holland. He is the primary villain featured in the
series. Chucky is a doll that was possessed by means of voodoo
magic by serial killer Charles Lee Ray, the notorious Lakeshore
Strangler. During most of his time as a doll, Chucky chased
after a boy named Andy Barclay because Andy was the first person
he told his real name to as a doll.

9. Movies also teach us that if your son warns of "redrum" you better distance yourself from your husband pronto. But in "The Shining" all the husband is worried about is what?
  • A. Working too hard
  • B. Playing too hard
  • C. Becoming a murderer
  • D. Being murdered

A. Working too hard

TOPICS: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or,
rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980
adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy
(Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow,
frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as
the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked
Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the
Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry
Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and
slaughtered his family. Settling into their routine, Jack sets
up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be
disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of
"redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the
past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few
visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior, Wendy
soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all
day, and what the hotel has done to Jack.

10. You can never really go home again, or at least you
shouldn't if your neighbors belong to this profession?
  • A. Slaughterhouse workers
  • B. Morticians
  • C. Chefs
  • D. Veterinarians

A. Slaughterhouse workers

TOPICS: Tobe Hooper's influential cult classic, The Texas Chain
Saw Massacre, continues the subgenre of horror films based on
the life and "career" of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein. When
Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns) hears that the Texas cemetery
where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she gathers
her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin (Paul A. Partain) and
several other friends together to see if grandpa's remains are
still in one piece. While in the area, Sally and her friends
decide to visit grandfather's old farmhouse. Unfortunately, a
family of homicidal slaughterhouse workers who take their job
home with them have taken over the house next door. Included
amongst the brood is Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), a
chainsaw-wielding human horror show who wears a face mask made
out of human skin. Sally's friends are rapidly exterminated
one-by-one by the next-door neighbors, leaving only Sally left
to fight off Leatherface and his clan.

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John Cusack is Edgar Allan Poe...

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper--part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Director: James McTeigue
  • Cast: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
  • Writers: Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare

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