Monday, October 15, 2012

1st Annual Halloween Classic Movie Super Quiz (Part 1)

So you think you know classic horror films? Welcome to the Cafe's first annual (we hope) Halloween Classic Movie Super Quiz. This 50-question quiz--presented in two parts--will draw upon your knowledge of the horror film genre from the silent era to the early 1980s. If you want to answer a question, please include the its number in your response. Please don't answer all the questions at once--let other people have fun, too! Use of references is allowed--but I didn't use any to write the questions.

If you're grading yourself:  46-50 correct answers means that--like me--you've spent too much time watching spooky movies! 40-45 means you're a horror film authority who routinely amazes your friends. 30-39 means you typically breeze through all the movie categories on Jeopardy! Any score over 20 is pretty impressive; a fellow film buff validated the quiz and found some questions to be difficult.

Answers will be printed at the end of the week (if they're not all answered before then).

A haunting image from Curse of
the Cat People.
1.  What movie was filmed concurrently on the same sets as 1931's Dracula?

2.  Was there a supernatural creature in The Undying Monster and, if so, what was it?

3.  Were there any Cat People in Curse of the Cat People?

4.  In what movie did vampires pound nightly on Morgan's door?

5.  What happened to the "creature" at the end of Frankenstein Created Woman?

6.  What's the connection between the TV series Gunsmoke and some of Universal's monster movies?

Chris Lee was one of the
stars, but whose nose is that?
7.  Who played the Cossack officer in the movie about a train with an evil creature on board?

8.  What's the 1940s film about a mad scientist that shrunk people?

9.  What are two connections between Captain Kronos--Vampire Hunter and the TV series The Avengers?

10. What plant is mentioned in the famous poem from Universal's The Wolf-Man?

11. What were the four Universal monsters that appeared in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein?

12. What plant are the werewolves obsessing about in Werewolf of London?

13. What's unique about the vampire's assistant in Universal's Return of the Vampire?

14. What movie featured this memorable line of dialogue: "Speak. I know you have a civil tongue in your head, because I sewed it back myself!”

15. What are the names of the three films in Hammer's Karnstein Trilogy?

16. What classic 1930s horror film is about "synthetic flesh" and why is notable historically?
F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu.

17. What happens to the vampire at the end of Murnau's Nosferatu?

18. What was in the maze in William Cameron Menzies' The Maze?

19. What was Dr. Frankenstein's first name in Bride of Frankenstein?

20. Who is the only actor to win an Oscar playing a monster?

21. What is the connection between Universal's Dracula (1931) and Hammer's Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)?

22. What popular 1980s TV star starred in a remake of the Hammer film in #21?
Spain's top horror star--who is he?

23. Who is Spain's most famous horror actor?

24. What Western TV series star famously played a werewolf and in what movie?

25. The Strange Adventure of David Gray is better known by what title (spelling counts!)?

That completes Part 1 of our Halloween Classic Movie Super Quiz! Part 2 will appear on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to answer all of them. I love horror movies and it's the perfect month to watch them. #6 is Glenn Strange, who was Sam the bartender at the Long Branch Saloon and also the Frankenstein Monster in three movies. #20 is Fredric March as Jekyll/Hyde.

readerman said...

Fun quiz. #11 would be Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, Werewolf, and The Invisable Man.

ClassicBecky said...

#1 - They were also filming the Mexican version of Dracula with the same set.
#10 - Wolfbane.
#3 - Yes, if you count the ghost of Irina, who was a Cat Person.
#17 - The sunlight hits him and he vanishes.

Great contest! I love these!

Yvette said...

11) Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, Dracula and the Invisible Man near the very end.

The other few that I knew were already answered. Obviously I know zilch about horror movies. Oh wait, I don't like horror movies...maybe that's why.

Though I love ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA with Bela Lugosi and a few others mentioned. I am not entirely without horror credentials. Ha.

sarkoffagus said...

I can answer the Hammer ones. Spoiler alert to anyone who's still taking the quiz.

5. The same thing that led to the creature being created.

9. Brian Clemens writer/director of CAPTAIN KRONOS and chief writer for THE AVENGERS, and I think the composer for the movie wrote the theme for the show -- the theme everyone knows, I mean.

15. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE and the totally awesome TWINS OF EVIL. (Actually, they're all very good.)

21. Both based on Bram Stoker novels.

22. The charming and gorgeous Stephanie Zimbalist.

Actually, this one, too:

23. I'm guessing Paul Naschy, because I'm pretty sure he starred in every single Spanish horror film ever made.

Sorry for the ones I got wrong! Much fun!

Rick29 said...

Right on all counts! Glenn had the right physique for the Monster, but just didn't get good scripts ("Argghhh!").

Rick29 said...

Nice, especially with the Invisible Man! I thought folks might forget his cameo.

Rick29 said...

Becky, I knew you'd do well on this! Since Irena never turned into a cat person in CURSE, I'd say there were no cat people...but you covered all bases with your answer.

Rick29 said...

A&C MEET FRANKENSTEIN is always delightful...but especially at this time of year.

Rick29 said...

Thank you! I was worried that the Hammer questions might be go unanswered--and you got them all. You're right, of course, about Paul (and Jesus Franco directed every Spanish horror film...). As for KRONOS, I called Laurie Johnson a girl for more years than I'd care to admit.

toto2 said...

Fun post!
#4 "The Last Man on Earth"
#18 a man frog
#19 Henry (as opposed to Victor)
#24 Michael Landon in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"

Citizen Screen said...

I made sure I didn't look at anyone else's answers to see if I actually know any. Here goes...

La respuesta del numero 1 es DRACULA en espanol con Villarias haciendo el papel del Vampiro.

#11 - Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man and the Invisible Man.

#16 - Synthetic flesh is DR. X! Have never seen it but heard a conversation about it recently. I'm afraid I don't know the historical significance.

I'm quitting while I'm ahead. GREAT idea!


Rick29 said...

Excellent job, Toto! THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is a personal favorite--very underrated and still (in my opinion) the best version of Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND.

Rick29 said...

Aurora, that's absolutely the best answer to #1 and--like all your others--it's naturally correct. The historical significance of DOCTOR X may be black & white to some viewers...depending on what station showed the movie.

Rick29 said...

Just for the record, here are the answers:
1. A Spanish film version of DRACULA.
2. Yes, a werewolf.
3. No (though we saw the ghost of a cat person, she never tranformed).
5. She/he committed suicide.
6. Glenn Strange, who played Sam the bartender on GUNSMOKE and the Frankenstein Monster in several movies.
7. Telly Savalas.
9. Writer/director Brian Clemens and composer Laurie Johnson.
10. Wolfbane.
11. The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, the Wolf-Man, and the Invisible Man.
12. Mariphasa (or marifesa).
13. He was a werewolf.
16. DOCTOR X, one of the first Technicolor films.
17. Stays with Ellen too long and is destroyed by sunlight.
18. A man who resembles a frog.
19. Henry.
20. Fredric March in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
21. Both were based on a work by Bram Stoker.
22. Stephanie Zimbalist was in THE AWAKENING.
23. Paul Naschy.
24. Michael Landon.