Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Horror Movie Trivia Contest

     Just to recap the rules of this trivia post, the first person who answers all ten questions correctly wins a free copy of one of  my ebooks, either “Dead Reckoning” or “Kaishaku.”  If no one answers all ten correctly by the close of this blog hop (October 31st, midnight) the winner is the person who answers the most correctly.  In the event of a tie, I’ll chose the winner among the tied people randomly.  And the Coffin Hop address is: http://www.coffinhop.com

1)      The 1932 horror classic “Freaks,” directed by Tod Browning, also known for directing 1931’s “Dracula,” was (loosely) based on a short story.  Name the story and the author.
2)      What horror classic is credited with showing the first flushing toilet in a mainstream movie or television show?
3)      What are the only lines uttered by Karen Cooper (the little girl who commits matricide and patri-cannibalism) in 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead”?
4)      1974’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” was written by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper.  What was the original name of this screenplay?
5)      During the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation of Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill claimed that Thomas, among other things, had made inappropriate remarks involving a beverage.  Thomas’s supporters claimed that she took this alleged remark from a horror film classic.  What movie was it?
6)      Dario Argento’s “3 Mothers Trilogy” (1977’s “Suspiria”, 1980’s “Inferno”, and 2007’s “The Mother of Tears”) is based on an old story.  Name the author and the story.
7)      1981’s “An American Werewolf in London” has one of the rare instances in a movie or television show when a real telephone number is used, not a “555” number.  What is this real telephone number?  (And for legal harassment reasons, I don’t condone anyone calling it.)
8)      The first name of the leader of the evil gang in 1972’s “Last House on the Left” and the name of the villain in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series are both based on what real life person?
9)      How many people does Jason Voorhees kill in “Friday the 13th Part 5:  A New Beginning”?
10)  In 1993’s “Army of Darkness” (the 3rd “Evil Dead” movie), main character Ash is told he must say “Klaatu barada nikto” to retrieve the Necronomicon safely (which he of course messes up).  This is a quote from a sci-fi classic.  Name the movie.


  1. Holy crap! And I thought I was a horror fan! I know nothing! *hangs head in shame*

    Happy hopping man.

  2. 1. Spurs by Clarence Aaron "Tod" Robbins
    2. Psycho
    3. I hurt
    4. Leatherface then Head Cheese
    5. The Exorcist
    6. De Quincey's Suspiria de Profundis
    7. 516-472-3402
    8. Krug
    9. 22
    10. The Day the Earth Stood Still

  3. Georgina--no need for embarrassment. Some of these are obscure movies, or unimportant details in famous ones. Thanks for stopping by. Jeanette, you're doing very well so far--8 out of 10. I suspect that you're going to win the quiz contest once again. I'll reveal the answers in another day and a half or so, to give you (and others) a chance. And thanks for playing once again.