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The Halloween Shadowplay Impossible Film Quiz

Posted in FILM with tags on October 31, 2010 by dcairns

1) FATAL SHOTS

Four opening shots from four classic films. Name the films.

2) WHOO-OO-OO SAID THAT?

[a] “She does not come peeping with messages from beyond the fucking grave!”

[b] “I’ve not had any macaroni since Wednesday.”

[c] “You don’t have any secrets from the Department of Health, Henri.”

[d] “You put me right off my fresh fried lobster, do you realize that?”

3) SOMETHING HAIRY THIS WAY COMES

[a] What was Lon Chaney Jnr’s wolfman face-fuzz made from?

[b] What did Ray Harryhausen use to coat his woolly mammoth?

[c] Later, how did he solve the problem of fur showing the animator’s finger-indentations?

4) TWO-FACED

Each of the following pairs of JEKYLL/HYDE-inspired movies have something that makes them the exception to usual practice in these sort of things. What’s the exception? (Example: DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and DR JEKYLL AND MS HYDE both use the sex change idea.)

[a] ALTERED STATES and DR JEKYLL ET LES FEMMES

[b] THE TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL and THE NUTTY PROFESSOR

[c] THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and VAN HELSING

[d] THE UGLY DUCKLING and DER JANUSKOPF

5) MAD SCIENCE!

Name the films and explain what you’re looking at.

6) IT’S MONUMENTAL!

Here are some monuments — which monster movies used them?

[a] Westminster Abbey

[b] The Colisseum

[c] Jardine House

[d] Big Ben

7) CAST ASUNDER

Which films feature all of the following cast members?

[a] Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger, John Carradine, Richard Dreyfuss?

[b] Christopher Lee, Roman Polanski, Yul Brunner?

[c] Ringo Starr, Dennis Price, Shakira Caine?

[d] Bernard Bresslaw, Catriona MacColl, Patricia Quinn?

8) WHERE WOLF?

Here are four representative types of wolfman. From which movies do they originate?

9) CONJOINED!

What slightly abstract things connect the following groups of films ~

[a] MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS, THE KNACK… AND HOW TO GET IT, SATAN’S BED.

[b] PRETTY POISON, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, ARTHUR 2: ON THE ROCKS

[c] EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC, THE RETURN OF DR X, THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1941)

[d] DRAG ME TO HELL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (remake), GIALLO, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (remake)

10) THE MANY DEATHS OF SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE

Here are the deaths, what are the films?

[a] Set on fire and dropped into an acid bath.

[b] Skewered onto a church lectern.

[c] Falls through hole in ice.

[d] Dymanited in castle.

And which is the odd one out?

BONUS QUESTION

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