The IoS Halloween quiz 2011

Don't be scared... some of these questions are quite easy. Others are bloodcurdlingly fiendish (answers at bottom of page)

Book Worms

1 Who wrote Frankenstein back in 1818?



2 Who is the author of the highly successful Twilight series of novels?



3 In Stephen King's 1986 novel It, what human form does the predatory monster most often take?



4 Which Yorkshire seaside town features in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula?



5 Name the Charles Dickens short story about a haunted railway junction.



6 Who wrote the novel The Phantom of the Opera?



7 Which zombie novel is currently being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt?



8 Who created the evil wizard whose name must not be mentioned?



9 Who wrote Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?



10 In which Henry James novella does a governess do battle with the ghost of Quint in order to save the souls of two children?

Scary Movies

11 In which year did Boris Karloff make his screen debut as Frankenstein's monster? Was it a) 1942; b) 1926; c) 1931?



12 Which actress fell hopelessly in love with Jeff Goldblum's mixed-up scientist in the 1986 movie The Fly?



13 What was the name of the pub on the Yorkshire Moors at the start of the 1981 film An American Werewolf in London? Was it a) The Burning Cat; b) The Slaughtered Lamb; or c) The Tethered Goat?



14 Which Polish-born actress once played Countess Dracula and became known as the Queen of Hammer Horror?



15 Which actor played the role of Hannibal Lecter on screen before Anthony Hopkins made it his own?



16 In the Saw movies, what is the name given to the serial killer?



17 Who played Sherlock Holmes in the 1959 Hammer Horror classic The Hound of The Baskervilles?



18 In The Ring (2002) what can kill you within a week of encountering it?



19 In The Rocky Horror Show, which dance are we urged to do, again and again?



20 Who plays The Scorpion King?

Horrible History

21 On which historical figure was Bram Stoker's Dracula said to have been based?



22 How many of Henry VIII's wives are said to haunt Hampton Court?



23 In what year did Howard Carter's ill-fated expedition first uncover the tomb of King Tut? Was it a) 1922; b) 1953; or c) 1908.



24 In which city did the two Williams, Burke and Hare, murder 17 people to sell their corpses for medical dissection?



25 Which deadly practice was last carried out in England in 1684?



26 In modern legend, what was Sweeney Todd's other title?



27 In what year did Jack the Ripper terrify the population of east London?



28 Which of Shakespeare's characters has a visit from the ghost of his murdered father?



29 The 1954 film Phantom of the Rue Morgue was based on actual events, true or false?

30 Who did the English have burnt at the stake for witchcraft in 1431?

Shock'n'Roll

31 Which of these singers recorded "Ghost-riders in the Sky"? a) Bing Crosby; b) Johnny Cash; c) Peggy Lee?



32 Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Crypt-Kickers had a Halloween No 1 in 1962 with which song?



33 Which actor did the voice-over role for Michael Jackson's 1983 hit "Thriller"?



34 Which hit of 1979 contains the line: "And like a sinner before the gates of Heaven, I'll come crawling on back to you".



35 When the Devil went down to Georgia, what did he take with him?



36 Which face-painted rocker appears on stage with boa constrictors and a working guillotine?



37 Which album supplied the backing music to the 1973 demonic possession classic The Exorcist?



38 Who had a hit with the Ghostbusters theme in 1984?



39 Which band had a hit in 1969 with "Bad Moon Rising"?



40 Who first sang "I Put a Spell on You"?

Torture in Chains (In which the last letter of each answer is the first letter of the next)

41 Wailing female spectre in Irish legend, said to presage a death.



42 Gypsy dancing girl in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.



43 Fear of spiders and title of a popular film of 1990.



44 In which Robert De Niro plays the Devil opposite Mickey Rourke.



45 Plants that take over the world in the 1951 John Wyndham novel.



46 The killer giant spider in The Lord of The Rings.



47 The name of the motel in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.



48 First name of the leading actress in the Alien films.



49 Owner of the skull that Hamlet finds in the graveyard scene.



50 Ship-crushing monster featured in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pentagram

51-55 Name five members of the Addams Family household.

Spot the link

56 Who died hard in Armageddon?



57 Which Dirty Dancer became an action hero?



58 Who was left alone with a killer in Dead Calm?



59 Star of The Wrestler who has also played a boxer and a private eye.



60 What links all the four above?

Witch round is it anyway?

61 Name the central character in Bewitched?

62 Which band sang about a "witchy woman" in 1972?



63 Who wrote the children's chiller The Witches in 1983?



64 Which 17th-century settlement in Massachusetts became infamous for its witchcraft trials?



65 In which 1987 film does Jack Nicholson play the Devil?



66 In Shakespeare, who meets with three witches?



67 In 1971, Redbone had a hit singing about a Witch Queen, of which city?



68 Who played Rosemary in Rosemary's Baby?



69 In which British horror movie of 1968 did Vincent Price play the notorious inquisitor Matthew Hopkins?



70 Who wrote the occult thriller The Devil Rides Out?

The end is nigh!

71 The Birds: Hitchcock directed the film, who wrote the book in 1952?



72 Edgar Allan Poe charted the fall of which House?



73 What was the spaceship in the 1979 horror classic Alien called?



74 Who was the head of TV's Munster Family?



75 Which 1990 Hollywood film is now a West End musical?



76 What do you call the type of ghost that moves things?



77 In which 1999 film does Christopher Walken lose his head?



78 What is the name of the legendary ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail for ever with its cursed crew?



79 In Hogwarts, who plays Minerva McGonagall?



80 Which English author turned to spiritualism after losing his son in the trenches of the First World War?

Answers...

Book Worms 1. Mary Shelley, 2. Stephenie Meyer, 3. Pennywise the Clown, 4. Whitby, 5. "The Signal-Man" (1866), 6. Gaston Leroux (1909), 7. World War Z by Max Brooks (2006), 8. JK Rowling (Voldemort), 9. Robert Louis Stephenson (1886), 10. "The Turn of the Screw".

Scary Movies 11. (1931), 12. Geena Davis, 13. (b), 14. Ingrid Pitt, 15. Brian Cox played the evil doctor in Manhunter (1986), 16. Jigsaw, 17. Peter Cushing, 18. Video tape, 19. The Time Warp, 20. The Rock aka Dwayne Douglas Johnson.

Horrible History 21. Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), 22. Two. Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard, 23. (a), 24. Edinburgh, 25. Witch hangings, 26. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 27. 1888, 28. Hamlet, 29. False. It was actually based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, 30. Joan of Arc.

Shock'n'Roll 31. They all did, 32. "The Monster Mash", 33. Vincent Price, 34. Bat out of Hell (Meatloaf), 35. His fiddle, 36. Alice Cooper, 37. Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, 38. Ray Parker Jr, 39. Creedence Clearwater Revival, 40. Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Torture in chains 41. Banshee, 42. Esmerelda, 43. Arachnophobia, 44. Angel Heart, 45. Triffids, 46. Shelob, 47. Bates, 48. Sigourney, 49. Yorick, 50. Kraken.

Pentagram 51. Morticia, 52. Gomez, 53. Fester, 54. Wednesday, 55. Pugsley... also Lurch, Cousin Itt, Thing and Dexter

Spot the link 56. Bruce Willis, 57. Patrick Swayze, 58. Nicole Kidman, 59. Mickey Rourke, 60. They've all played people who didn't realise they were dead. The Sixth Sense (1999); Ghost (1990); The Others (2001); Angel Heart (1987).

Witch round is it anyway? 61. Samantha, 62. The Eagles, 63. Roald Dahl, 64. Salem, 65. The Witches of Eastwick, 66. Macbeth, 67. New Orleans, 68. Mia Farrow, 69. Witchfinder General, 70. Dennis Wheatley.

The end is nigh! 71. Daphne du Maurier, 72. Usher (1839), 73. Nostromo, 74. Herman Munster, 75. Ghost, 76. Poltergeist, 77. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 78. Flying Dutchman, 79. Dame Maggie Smith, 80. Rudyard Kipling.

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