Monday, October 20, 2014

The Movie Connection Game (Halloween 2014 Edition)

How are I Walked With a Zombie and
Jane Eyre connected?
In this edition of the connection game, you will once again be given a pair or trio of films or performers. Your task is to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. As always, don't answer all the questions so others can play, too. There is a single best answer for each question. I have a feeling this quiz may be too easy!

1. The Undying Monster and House of Dracula.

2. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman and Return of the Vampire.

3. Mark of the Vampire and London After Midnight

4. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (other than they're both Hammer films).

5. I Walked With a Zombie and Jane Eyre.

6. The Day of the Triffids and Werewolf of London

7. The film House of Frankenstein and the TV series Gunsmoke.  

8. Donald Sutherland and Kevin McCarthy. 

9. Val Lewton's The Body Snatcher and Professor Moriarty. 

10. The Dunwich Horror and Die, Monster, Die

11. Ray Milland and Vincent Price. 

12. Once Upon a Time in the West and Suspiria.  

13. Bela Lugosi and Charles Laughton. 

14. Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Boris Karloff....and Tom Tyler. 

15. Vincent Price, Dennis Weaver, and Jane Seymour. 


  1. Here we go...
    3- Tod Browning directed both
    5- Both are adaptations of the Charlotte Brontë novel
    7- Glenn Strange
    11- Wax Museum (Ray did a movie in 1973, Vincent did one in 1953)

    1. Right on all counts! There are multiple answers to 3 and 11. You got the most difficult connection for 11.

    2. 1.both featured werewolves
      2.both featured Lugosi with a werewolf
      3.Mark was a remake of London-both by Browning
      4.Both had Peter Cushing
      5.Director Lewton said of Zombie-"It's Jane Eyre in Haiti"
      6.Both set in London
      7.Glenn Strange!
      8.Both starred in INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS-McCarthy had a cameo in the remake as well
      9.Bodysnatcher star Henry Danirl played the Prof in the WOMAN IN GREEN (1945)
      10.both based on Lovecraft
      11.both worked for AIP in Poe films
      12.Suspiria director Argento wrothe the story for ONCE...and both made in Italy
      13.Both starred in ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
      14all played muumies
      15 all from MO!

  2. I love quizzes: #5 I Walked With A Zombie is a loose interpretation of Jane Eyre. #8 Both McCarthy and Sutherland starred in different versions of "Invasion of the Bodysnatchers" *13 Lugosi and Laughton were both stars of "Island of Lost Souls" (ARE WE NOT MEN?!)

    1. Well done, Becky! There's also another answer to 13 involving different films.

  3. #6: Strange flowers, the triffids and the maraphasa.

    #9: Henry Daniell

    #14: The Mummy

  4. 15. All appeared in movies based on works by Richard Matheson, Duel, The Last Man on Earth, and Somewhere in Time.
    3. Mark of the Vampire was a remake of London After Midnight.
    12. Dario Argento co-wrote the screenplays.

    1. Terrific job! I thought 12 and 15 were two of the more challenging questions.

  5. A recap so far: There are answers still for 1, 2, 4, 10, and13.

  6. 10. Both based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

  7. 4. Hammer lady, Veronica Carlson?

  8. #1 and #13 are the only questions without answers.

  9. 13- Both Laughton and Lugosi appeared in Abbott and Costello movies.

    1. That's a great connection. Another one is that each played hunchbacks in 1930s films.