Ryne over at The Moon is a Dead World organized a blog-a-thon for the holiday month: The Gory Gifts of Christmas. He made up a gift packet to send to interested bloggers that included a holiday-themed horror movie - but the movie would be a surprise until you popped it into your DVD player. Along with said DVD he sent some goodies to help get you through the viewing.
It's a good thing, too. The movie I ended up with was Snow Shark - Ancient Snow Beast. Ryne says he didn't know which DVD would go to which blogger, but I feel like he must me angry at me. Why else would he send me this lump of coal to watch? Wait, no... Watching a lump of coal for 90 minutes would have been preferable.
Summary of the, ahem, film: A scientist and two assistants are out in the woods, apparently trying to find out why animals are missing. Might have something to do with a meteor, they aren't sure. Before you know it, they have determined - from one animal corpse - that the creature that killed it must be the biggest discovery in science! But, they never get to tell anyone - the creature kills them all. Seems the meteor unleashed a long-dormant, prehistoric snow shark. Yep. A shark that travels through land and snow and kills humans.
From there, we jump ahead 12 years and find the shark just keeps on killing, in between badly acted, written and shot scenes of people bickering back and forth about said shark. We do get a hot tub nude scene with two topless ladies, but it is actually worse than the badly done shark scenes. Much, much worse. And that is saying something.
There is even a Quint-like character, a shark killing expert who knows better than everyone else. Except he comes off just as dumb and inept as every other character in the movie. Add to all this the fact that the film feels like it was written and shot by teenagers for a school project and I was wishing Ryne had included some booze in the care package.
So... what good can I say about this film? Hmm... Well, a positive spin might be that the filmmakers learned what to NEVER DO AGAIN, which in my opinion is to never, ever make another movie. It is also good that I didn't pay for this (sorry, Ryne). It is also wonderful that I never have to watch it again.
I am glad I took part in Ryne's blog-a-thon and would do it again, but I just wish I had gotten something better than this pile of reindeer crap. Ah well... At least I can warn everyone else on the planet to avoid this movie. If you think it will be fun in a Syfy Channel bad monster movie way, you are wrong. All this DVD is good for is to hang in your garden to scare away pests.
When the film ended, the best I could do was paraphrase Clark Griswold - "Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?"
John D. LeMay as Ryan Dallion
Louise Robey as Micki Foster
Chris Wiggins as Jack Marshak
Michael Constantine as Ray Dallion
Frank Canino as Esposito
David Christoffel as Nathan Fielding
Marion Gilsenan as Connie
James Kidnie as John York
Nick Nichols as Buck Clemens
Daryl Shuttleworth as Keith Fielding
Christian Vidosa as General Abelar
Written by Marc Scott Zicree
Directed by Zale Dalen
We open in the conference room of an Inventors Seminar. As the meeting breaks up, Ray Dallion approaches one of the men and asks for a light. The man comments on the unique pipe Ray has. As Ray loads his pipe, from an uncle he says, he talks to the younger man, telling him he looks for people such as him to represent. Ray knows the man is on to some big invention. The man gives in and tells Ray about his plans for a new gun that is like a miniature guided missile. Ray is impressed. Ray mentions a partnership to the man, but as he lights his pipe, red smoke comes out and surrounds the young man, deforming his flesh and causing him intense pain until he simply vanishes. Ray watches, then takes the missile plans and leaves.
Curse has to make the poor guy suffer first. Egad.
At a later date, we see Ray giving a demonstration of the weapon to some potential buyers. The head of the firm, Mr. Clemens, is impressed and hires Ray, telling him the gun is going to be manufactured immediately. One of Clemens' subordinates, John York, is unimpressed and resentful of Ray's success.
That night, Ray comes home with flowers for his girlfriend Connie. She wonders if he spent the rent money on them. Ray tells her he is sick of them living so poorly and promises she is going to get so much more.
Ray will do anything for Connie. Or is it for himself?
At Curious Goods, Micki comes in and brings the mail, including an invitation for Ryan from his dad, Ray, and Connie. Ryan tosses it but Micki fishes it out and asks why he'd just ignore it. Ryan says he doesn't get along with his dad and is tired of feeling like a disappoint to the man. Micki says that maybe it is time to try and make peace. Ryan is unsure, but Micki keeps on him. He relents, on the condition that Micki is his guest.
Ryan relents, but Micki has to be his Plus One!
Ryan and Micki arrive at the address on the invitation and Ryan is surprised his father could afford a house like this. Ray opens the door and is surprised to see his son, asking why he is there. Ryan mentions the invitation, but Connie appears and tells them that she is the one who invited him, and invites them into the house. Ryan introduces Micki as cousin Catherine's daughter.
Connie tells Ray she invited Ryan because it was time they buried the hatchet. She tells Ray to take Ryan to the factory and show him around. When Ryan says he'd like to see it, Ray reluctantly agrees. Connie and Micki bond over wedding planning.
Damned ugly antique. And this one has just been biding its time.
At the factory, Ray tells Ryan about the weapon he says he designed. Ryan make a comment but Ray overreacts, saying this is serious business and that there are people in the business that would like to see him fail, or worse. John York comes up, asking to speak to Ray, but says he'll meet him later. Ray tells Ryan the man wants to be like him.
Ray tells Ryan that even though his father died when he was born, Ray did have someone to look up to, his Uncle Lewis Vendredi. Ryan is understandably shocked to hear this. Ray relates how he cut his throat accidentally as a boy and Lewis saved his life, apparently by magic. Ray says that even though Lewis was dirt poor, he loved the old man. He always wondered how Lewis suddenly went from a poor shop owner to a rich man and swears he will do the same.
At the house, Micki is helping Connie with chores and accidentally drops a box. A photo album falls out and Micki looks through. She comments on a picture and Connie says it is of Ray and his Uncle Lewis. She tells Micki how the man was the only person to give Ray a Christmas present when he was a child. Micki asks if Lewis ever gave him anything in later years, Connie mentions the pipe.
Huh. An Uncle Lewis Christmas card. Weird.
Back at the factory, Ray is telling Ryan about the weapons they sell and then shows Ryan his invention, the one he stole after the pipe killed the true inventor. Ryan sees how it works, but is surprised his father invented such a deadly weapon. Ray thinks Ryan just has trouble believing his father is smart enough. He wants Ryan to try the weapon, but Ryan scoffs. Ray berates him, calling him "artistic" and wondering why he dropped out of college to run an old antique store. He wants Ryan to come work for him and says how Uncle Lewis would want it, too. Ryan snaps and tells his father about what Lewis did at the store and what him and Micki are going through to get the cursed antiques back. Ray is shocked, but Ryan tells him to forget it. York appears and tells Ray they need to talk, now. Before he leaves, he tells Ryan he wants to talk more. Micki arrives at the factory, looking for Ryan.
York wants Ray to sign a contract signing over all rights to his weapon to him. Ray scoffs, but York pulls out a file that proves that a man named Fielding is the true inventor and threatens to go to the big boss with the information. He also produces Fielding's brother, who has been searching for his missing brother. The man is unaware that York is using him to pressure Ray. York leaves, telling Ray he better make up his mind. Ray pulls out his pipe and lights it as York watches. The red smoke chases the man down the hallways of the factory, eventually cornering him and deforming him before he vanishes into thin air. Ray just watches, then walks away. Micki hears the man's screams and finds him burning up. She runs for help and finds Ryan, but when they get back, York and the smoke are gone.
Wonder if the smoke smelled of brimstone?
Ray comes over to them and demands to know what Micki saw. She says she saw nothing, she was confused. She leaves, with Ryan following. Ray watches them go. Later, in his office, Ray decides to lock the pipe in his desk.
At the house, Micki comes into Ryan's room and asks Ryan about his father. Ryan says he feels like a kid again, wishing the man would see him as an adult, as who he is as a man. Ryan says it got worse when he younger brother died, his father dragged him and his mother from town to town, trying to hit on some big success. Micki listens, then tells Ryan she knows what she saw, the man was dying in a cloud of red smoke.
And the mentions the pipe Connie said Lewis gave him. Ryan doesn't want to believe it, saying his father would never use a cursed object. Micki relents, telling him she will back of her search for the pipe.
In their room, Ray tells Connie he wants Ryan and Micki gone, he doesn't want them there. He has too much to concentrate on between his presentation tomorrow and the wedding. He snaps at her and she cries. Ray realizes how far he went and begs her to forgive him. Connie says he has changed since he has been working on this weapon. He says it is just the pressure. Micki goes downstairs and calls Jack. She asks him if he knows about a pipe.
Ryan and Micki help Connie set up the house for the wedding. Ray catches Micki looking in the hutch and wants to know what she is searching for. Micki covers and then the doorbell rings. Jack arrives, saying he wanted a break and to meet Ryan's father. Ryan introduces Jack to Ray, who is surprised Jack was a friend of Lewis'. Jack says he is also a friend of Ryan's, and tells the man how he owes his life to his son. Jack then meets Connie, apologizing for crashing the party. Connie puts him to work helping with the wedding. Ray is suspicious.
Later, Jack and Micki talk. He tells her there is a pipe in the manifest and it was never listed as sold. They agree to look for it, but also agree to keep Ryan out of the loop until they are sure.
As Ray gets ready for the wedding, he asks Ryan why he is really here. Ryan says it is just to be there for him and for the wedding. He asks about Micki and Jack and Ryan says they are just here because they are his friends. Ray then asks if what Jack said is true. Ryan says yes, and he also owes his life to Jack. He tells his father he might not believe what they do is true, but it is, and it is dangerous. Ray asks Ryan why he does it. Ryan says it is because of him, because he taught Ryan about right and wrong and about doing for yourself, because no one will do it for you. Ray tells Ryan he was wrong, all this time he has seen Ryan as a boy, but he isn't the little boy he was angry at anymore. Ryan can't find the card key for the factory when Ray tells him to get it. Ray panics, running out to ask Connie where Jack and Micki are. She says they went out for a bite to eat. Ray snaps at Ryan, saying he was stalling him an lying to him. Ray takes off. Ryan asks if Connie can get them into the factory and she runs off to get her car keys.
Ryan and Ray really bonded here,
until Ray accused Ryan of just stalling him.
At the factory, Ray comes upon his boss with some foreign men who are there for the demonstration of Ray's weapon. Ray makes an excuse to head inside, needing to find Micki and Jack. When they hear Ray coming, they hide and when Ray gets the pipe out of the desk, Jack grabs him and Micki grabs the pipe and flees. Ray chases her and him and Jack struggle. Ray tazes Jack, knocking him out cold. He then hides an unconcious Jack behind the targets to be used for the weapon demonstration. Ray goes after Micki.
Clemens and then foreigners arrive and take the free moment to make a toast. Then he begins to show the general the weapon and when the man asks to try it out, Clemens agrees. The man holds the weapon, its sight point at the targets ahead. He blows one up. Connie and Ryan arrive, telling Clemens they are looking for Ray. He doesn't know where Ray is.
Ray comes upon Micki and they struggle. He slugs her and gets the pipe away from her. As he begins to prepare it to light, Micki runs.
At the shooting gallery, Ryan spots Jack behind one of the targets and manages to move the gun up at the last minute, sending debris from the ceiling down onto the general. Ryan rushes over and they wake Jack, who tells them Ray has been using the pipe and Micki is in danger. Ryan and Connie rush off.
Missed Jack by thissssss much.
Micki has locked herself in a storage room and begs Ray to stop, but he lights the pipe anyway. She uses duct tape to try and seal the doorway, but the smoke slowly seeps in. She begins coughing, begging Ray to stop. Ryan arrives and demands the pipe, holding the weapon at his father. Ray gives over the pipe and Ryan wants to know where Micki is. He tells Ray he isn't his son. Ryan rushes to find Micki and the smoke moves from her to him, enveloping him. Ray sees this and is shocked by what he has done, so he pushes Ryan away and the smoke surrounds him instead, burning him before making him vanish before Ryan's eyes.
Ray does the right thing, in the end. Poor Ryan.
At the house later, Micki is turning away confused wedding guests. Connie is on the phone with the factory, they haven't seen Ray. She thinks he has just run off and left her. Micki consoles the sad woman.
Jack finds a mourning Ryan, who asks him why his father got mixed up in all this. Jack tells him Ray probably felt limited in his options, since he was older and feeling like this may be his last chance at success. Ryan says he didn't know his father at all, but Micki says he did. And Jack reminds Ryan that his father renounced the cursed antique in the end, since he loved his son too much to let him die. As Micki embraces him, Ryan breaks down.
Micki and Ryan console a grieving Ryan.
A wonderful episode! We get some more insight into Ryan's past. Not only do we meet his father, but we get to see the strain that his younger brother's death put on their family and their relationship. Ryan feels like a failure to his father and Ray sees Ryan as a reminder of the son he lost.
Quite interesting to hear that Ray was a sort of surrogate son for Lewis. It explains why Lewis left part of the store to Ryan. Wish we could have had an episode that explained why he left the other half of the store to Micki. What special connection did he feel to her side of the family?
Constantine is a great choice as Ryan's dad, I think. He is a good actor and him and LeMay play the troubled relationship between father and son well.
One thing I wonder: Does Ray know how the pipe works before he uses it to kill the inventor at the beginning? He has carried it around for awhile and obviously uses it, since he has tobacco and matches. So, did the pipe never activate before because Ray was never in the right situation? Or did Ray use it previously? His lack of success would tell us he hadn't used it prior to this. Maybe Lewis had mentioned something to him about it, but Ray just scoffed and tossed it up to an old man's ramblings. I wonder.
This is yet another episode that shows how much Ryan has changed since he came to inherit the store, how much he has lost to the damned curse. He suffers so much loss due to Uncle Lewis that when he snaps at his father's fawning admiration of the man, it makes sense. Little does Ryan know he has more yet to lose.
Micki is so nice and supportive of Ryan here. She pushes him to attend the wedding and make peace and she helps out with the wedding plans. She also has to push him, a little, when she knows something is up with Ray and the pipe.
Also like how Jack speaks of Ryan, telling Ray that he saved his life. He treats Ryan like the man he knows he is, whereas Ray treats him disdainfully, as a disappointed parent. But, in the end, Jack also is able to give Ryan some comfort when he explains how trapped his father must have felt. The trio has become good friends and this episode clearly shows how much they have come to care for each other.
Always a favorite, and such great news this week - Trick 'r Treat 2 was announced!
Lastly, here are 160 Halloween/Horror Trivia Questions,
from an old online trivia game I used to run.
Answers are below.
Good luck & Happy Halloween!!!
HALLOWEEN TRIVIA QUESTIONS
1) Is the pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?
2) What famous horror film was shot at Camp NoBeBoSco in Blairstown, New Jersey?
3) Who was the only movie actor to play The Wolf Man, Frankenstein's Monster, the mummy and a vampire in different films?
4) What was the only film (not counting documentaries or retrospectives) to feature the talents the three horror greats Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr. and Vincent Price?
5) Serial killer known as, 'The Damsel Of Death,' she raped and shot to death 6 men in 1989/90 in the town of Deland, Florida. She was a roadside prostitute with a hatred of men. Who was she?
6) How many rooms to rent were there at the Bates Motel in PSYCHO?
7) The narrator at the beginning of the film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" later received a co-starring role in a t.v. series entitled, 'Night Court.' Who was he?
8) In June 1692, Bridget Bishop was the first of many to die for what reason?
9) What is the Romanian Language word for "son of the devil" or "son of the dragon"?
10) In "Halloween", Michael Myers tries to kill his younger sister, Laurie Strode. What is the name of the sister he did kill?
11) How many movies was Jason NOT the killer in the Friday the 13th films?
12) Johnny Depp has done alot of Horror Movie related films. He starred in "Edward Scissorhands", "Ed Wood" and recently in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". What horror movie featured Depp's acting debut?
13) What does one suffering from LYCANTHROPIC DISORDER think that they become?
14) What was the name of the ancient Celtic (or druidic) festival for the "end of summer" that eventually became the basis of Halloween?
15) In the 1979 movie Alien, the only two survivors at the end of the movie were:
(A) Ripley and the Ash
(B) Ripley and Jones
(C) Just Ripley -- there was no one else
16) What future Hollywood mega-star was one of the cast members of "Critters 3"?
17) What future co-star of a 70's hit sitcom had an uncredited role as a prison guard in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"?
18) What future sitcom star/Hollywood starlet was in the cast of the horror flick "Leprechaun"?
19) Which co-star of "The Matrix" was in "Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"?
20) In the television show "The Addams Family" what was the name of Wednesday's headless doll?
21) What famous actor/voice-over artist's father appears in the low-budget 80s horror flick "Sleepaway Camp"?
22) What famous rock and roll singer's sister appears in the cheesy "Sleepaway Camp II"?
23) What co-star of "Critters 4" went on to success in the 90s in roles playing famous African-American women?
24) Who played the young Norman Bates in flashbacks in "Psycho II"?
25) What future "Saturday Night Live" regular had a bit part in "Halloween II"?
26) What member of the cast of "Welcome Back, Kotter" also had a small roll in "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives"?
27) Who has an uncredited cameo as Freddy Kreuger's father in "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare"?
28) Ehrich Weiss died on Halloween. What was he better known to the world as?
29) Believe it or not, the fear of Halloween actually has a name. What is this phobia called?
30) For what horror film was Mercedes McCambridge supposedly fed raw eggs and alcohol, then smoked cigarettes and was strapped to a chair to do a "special" voice?
31) When this horror legend passed away, chiropractor Tom Mason took over his role and a "classic" film was created. Name the actor who died and the film.
32) On "The Addams Family", they had a sign outside their home cautioning passers-by to "Beware of .... " What?
33) What 1970's horror/sci-fi classic has as a subtitle "The 8th Passenger" in non-English versions?
34) What horror movie great voiced the character of cartoon villain Ratigan in Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective"?
35) Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irons and Brian Cox were all either offered or considered for the role of what horror movie psychopath?
36) Which costume does Frederick's of Hollywood consider the all-time best selling costume for women?
(A) Nurse's costume
(B) French maid's outfit
(C) Harem dancer
37) Who filed the "copyright" lawsuit against German expressionist F. W. Murnau because of his 1922 film "Nosferatu - a Symphony of Horror"?
38) What is the name of Broom-Hilda's buzzard buddy?
39) Actors Harry Crosby, Kevin Bacon, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Kelly Rowland and Erin Gray all have what in common?
40) Captain Elliot Spencer of the English army found a small black box called the Lament Configuration. He then made a bargain that turned him into what?
41) In Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, what is Dr. Jekyll's first name?
42) During filming, this movie was referred to as "Production 9401" or "Wimpy". What was this movie eventually called?
43) In 1970, Baskin-Robbins created an ice cream that was a blend of vanilla ice cream with orange pieces and licorice bits. For what television show was this flavor a promotion for?
44) This little Halloween favorite has 3.57 calories per piece, and comes in different varieties for other holidays, like Reindeer (for Christmas), Indian (for Thanksgiving), Cupid (for Valentine's) and Bunny (for Easter). But 75% of the annual production goes towards Halloween. What is this trick-or-treat classic?
45) Actress Janet Leigh is famous for starring in Hitchcock's "Psycho" and for being the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis. Name one of the two films Leigh and her daughter both had roles in.
46) "Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But, there is, unseen by most, an underworld. A place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... " This is the opening intro to what spooky television anthology series?
47) For a cartoon short, Mel Torme recorded the song "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives." What character was the star of this short?
(A) Donald Duck
(B) Daffy Duck
(C) Fred Flintstone
(D) Casper, the Friendly Ghost
48) Name the film where comedic legend Rodney Dangerfield played Lucifer, father of Satan.
49) Shortly before Christopher Reeve's paralyzing accident, he starred in a remake of what horror film?
50) Barnabas Collins, Quinn Blackwood, Lestat de Lioncourt, Carmilla and Spike are all what?
51) In the film "Gremlins," once you get the little creatures wet, they become the horrible and destructive Gremlins. But what are they called BEFORE they get wet, when they are cute and cuddly?
52) In ancient England, October was once called "Winmonath", which meant:
(A) Wine Month
(B) King William's Month
(C) Monarch's Month
(D) Women's Month
53) Which country celebrates "The Day of the Dead" instead of Halloween?
54) Which of these is NOT a real Abbott and Costello film?
(A) "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
(B) "Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man"
(C) "Abbott and Costello Meet The Vampire"
(D) "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy"
55) What then-famous singer held a Halloween seance in 1988 to try and summon the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious?
56) Which company runs a Flavor Graveyard on their website?
(B) Ben & Jerry's
57) I have had a long and varied acting career in nearly 220 films, including many horror roles. I have played Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, Kharis the Mummy, Dr. Fu Manchu, Rasputin, Saruman and Count Dooku. I regret turning down the role of Dr. Loomis in "Halloween." I was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. I am also listed as the "Center of the Hollywood Universe." Oh, and I celebrated my 82nd birthday this year. Who am I?
58) What horror movie series features the line "It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare."?
59) A year after directing the horror classic "Dracula," Tod Browning made another film that was a shock to audiences and banned for many years in the US and other countries. What is this unsettling film?
60) With a new Halloween show, which cartoon character got a new Guinness World Record for Most Episodes of a Cartoon Comedy Series, going past "The Simpsons"?
61) What Arthur Miller play has the 1692 Salem witch trials as its setting?
62) Which Disney film features a character named Beauty --- who's a villain?
(Hint: One of the words in the title is a color.)
63) What is anthropophagy?
64) Brian Warner created his rock-n-roll stage name by combining a film legend and a criminal legend. Who is Brian Warner better known as?
65) What reluctant horror-story hero was enamored with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel?
66) What horror film series features a serial killer known as "the Jigsaw killer"?
67) What classic horror novel begins:
"3 May. Bistritz. - Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but the train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got from the train and the little I could walk through the streets."
68) DC Comics had horror anthology comics, two of which were called "House of Mystery" and "House of Secrets". Each series had their own long-running "host", who would introduce the tales. Can you give me their names?
69) In the classic 1974 horror movie "Black Christmas", where did the killer hide for much of the time?
70) On "The Addams Family", what was the name of Wednesday's pet spider?
71) In "The Nightmare Before Christmas", what was the name of Jack's ghostly, dead pet dog?
72) Taphephobia is a fear of:
(A) Being videotaped
(B) Being buried alive
(C) Being burned by fire
73) Freddy Kreuger served as host of the anthology series "Freddy's Nightmares". What role did Jason Voorhess serve to the show "Friday the 13th: The Series"?
74) Elphaba is the name given to this famous character in the 1990's, but for close to 100 years she was known as what?
75) What horror movie classic had a brother taunting his sister in the beginning with the line "They're coming to get you, Barbara!"?
76) Which of the below characters is the most performed horror villain in motion picture history?
(A) Count Dracula
(B) Jason Voorhees
(C) The Frankenstein Monster
(D) The Wolfman
77) What Halloween-associated creature belongs to the mammalian order Chiroptera?
78) In Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Tell-Tale Heart", who's heart does he hear beating:
(A) The young woman
(B) The old woman
(C) The old man
(D) His uncle from Sheboygan
79) Who are we talking about in this old 19th-century children's rhyme:
_____________, born on a Monday, christened on Tuesday, married on Wednesday, took ill on Thursday, worse on Friday, died on Saturday, buried on Sunday. This is the end of _____________.
80) "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" was the sequel which did not feature Michael Myers as the killer. Instead, a corporation implanted computer chips in their Halloween masks, to be activated when their jingle is played on television. Can you give me the name of this corporation?
81) In Disney's "Hercules", who were Hades two sidekicks:
(A) Evil and Vile
(B) Death and Destruction
(C) Pain and Panic
82) Why does Frankenstein's assistant Fritz steal an abnormal brain from the university?
(A) There were only abnormal brains there
(B) He dropped the only normal brain
(C) All the normal brains were dissected
83) Which character faced enemies with names such as Faceless Redrum, Gruesome, Karpse, The Mole, Mumbles, Pruneface, Tiger Lily and Trigger Doom?
84) How does Michael Meyers surprise and kill Annie in "Halloween"?
(A) He's hiding in the backseat of the car
(B) He jumps off the roof
(C) He's hiding in the laundry room
85) In "House of Dracula" why does Talbot ask to be locked up?
(A) He knew he would turn into a vampire
(B) He knew he would turn into a werewolf
(C) He wanted to get his name in the paper
86) In Disney's "Cinderella", what is the name of the stepmother's sneaky cat?
87) In "The Mummy's Hand," what happens when the doctor feeds a serum of tanna leaves to the mummified remains of Kharis?
(A) Kharis meets his end at the hands of Dr. Petrie
(B) Kharis uses his powers for good
(C) Kharis is revived, and kills Dr. Petrie
88) In "Friday the 13th Part II," one camp counselor dresses as which of the following to scare his friends around the campfire?
(A) A vampire
(B) Mrs. Voorhees
(C) A caveman
89) Who was the only cast member of the tv show "Friday the 13th: The Series" who actually had a starring role in a "Friday the 13th" or "Jason" film?
(B) John D. LeMay
(C) Chris Wiggins
(D) Steven Monarque
90) Casper the Friendly Ghost had a nemesis with the nickname "the Tuff Little Ghost". He wore a bowler hat and had a sometime girlfriend named "Poil". What was this little ghost's name?
91) In "A Nightmare on Elm Street," what does Nancy bring back from her dream when she wakes up in the hospital?
(A) A piece of Freddy's sweater
(B) A blade from Freddy's glove
(C) Freddy's hat
92) Which cast member from the original "Black Christmas" (1974) had a role, albeit as a different character, in the remake?
(A) Margot Kidder
(B) Olivia Hussey
(C) John Saxon
(D) Andrea Martin
93) In "The Wolf Man", from 1941, Jenny has her palm read by a psychic. He sees the sign of the wolf as shown by the image of:
(A) A wolf's head
(B) A pentagram
(C) A silver bullet
94) This animal is said to live in Latin American countries, preying on livestock. It's Spanish name literally translates to "goat-sucker". What is this legendary creature called?
(B) Fiji mermaid
95) Where does the cop meet his end in "Friday the 13th Part II"?
(A) In the middle of Crystal Lake
(B) In his office
(C) In a shack in the woods
96) Which monster appeared on "The Munsters" as Uncle Gilbert?
(A) Creature from the Black Lagoon
(B) Hunchback of Notre Dame
(C) Phantom of the Opera
97) "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Old Dark House" (1932), "The Invisible Man" (1933) and "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) were all directed by what Hollywood legend?
(A) Alfred Hitchcock
(B) James Whale
(C) Tod Browning
98) This scary movie was the last big screen appearance for three Hollywood legends: Melvyn Douglas, Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Which movie was it?
(A) "The Haunting"
(B) "The Legend of Hill House"
(C) "Ghost Story"
99) A "Lemarchand's box" is a fictional puzzle box appearing in stories written by or inspired by the work of which author?
(A) Wes Craven
(B) Clive Barker
(C) Dean Koontz
100) What was the name of the serial killer who, through means of voodoo, became trapped in the form of the doll known as Chucky, in the "Child's Play" films?
(A) Clarence Brown
(B) Charles Lee Ray
(C) Charles Crandall Finster III
101) Why is the first time Michael Myers kills a woman in "Halloween" different from all the others?
(A) He's not wearing a disguise
(B) It's the only time he doesn't use a knife
(C) He's just a young boy
102) Actress Alice Ghostley played Esmerelda, Samantha's maid/babysitter witch, on "Bewitched". What bodily function caused Esmerelda's already sketchy magical powers to create unforeseen, and comical, situations?
103) True or False: Casper the Friendly Ghost didn't get a name until about 4 years AFTER he debuted in the short "The Friendly Ghost" in 1945.
104) In "A Nightmare on Elm Street," how does Nancy wake herself up and escape Freddy when she falls asleep at school?
(A) Burning her arm
(B) Pinching her thigh
(C) Biting her hand
105) Bodega Bay is the setting for which classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller?
106) A planchette is most commonly used during what "supernatural" activity?
107) Taphophobia is the fear of what?
108) In a 5th season episode of "The X-Files", titled "Travelers", we find out how the unsolved cases division of the FBI got the "X" designation, with a scene from the 1950s. What was the reason they were called "X" files?
(A) "X" stood for extra-terrestrials
(B) "X" case were extremely strange
(C) "X" was just a roomy file drawer
109) What is the name of the title feline in Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Black Cat"?
110) On "Friday the 13th: The Series", after Micki and Ryan inherit their uncle's antique store, they change the name from Vendredi's Antiques to what?
(A) Curious Goods
(B) Cursed Objects
(C) Marshak's Antiques
111) What role do Beverley Owen, Pat Priest, Debbie Watson, Jo McDonnell, Mary-Ellen Dunbar, Hilary Van Dyke, Christine Taylor and Elaine Hendrix all have in common?
112) True or False:
Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff NEVER appeared in a movie together?
(Hint: Not counting documentaries or compilations.)
113) "Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
Who is the author of this famous line, now synonymous with witches and their brews?
114) Which famous actress had one of her first directing jobs with an episode of "Tales from the Darkside" in the 1980s?
(A) Jodie Foster
(B) Penny Marshall
(C) Carrie Fisher
115) Chernabog is a demon who appears in which Disney animated feature film?
116) Which Harvey Comics character made their first appearance 50 years ago this month:
(A) Wendy the Good Little Witch
(B) Hot Stuff, the Little Devil
(C) Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost
117) "Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, we accept her, we accept her, one of us, one of us!" This is a line from what now-classic movie?
118) Robert Bloch wrote the novel Psycho, upon which the classic Hitchcock film was based. Bloch wrote a sequel in 1982, called Psycho 2.
True or False: Bloch's Psycho 2 was used as the plot for the film sequel of the same name.
119) Which star of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" made an appearance in the 2007 horror film "Kaw", which was also about an attack by birds?
(A) Tippi Hedren
(B) Rod Taylor
(C) Veronica Cartwright
120) In the 1966 classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" the children are invited to a Halloween party thrown by which of their friends?
121) Who said the following:
"For me, writing something in the spirit of Halloween is like Mother Teresa writing on charity and sacrifice. It's just second nature to me."
(A) Anne Rice
(B) Danny Elfman
(C) Tim Burton
122) What is unusual about Renfield's trip to Dracula's castle in the stagecoach, in 1931's "Dracula"?
(A) He stops to eat some spiders
(B) He's attacked by vampires
(C) The driver mysteriously disappears
123) After having beaten the villain in their first encounters, which of these four heroines is NOT eventually killed by the villain in a sequel?
(A) Laurie Strode (Halloween movies)
(B) Alice Hardy (Friday the 13th movies)
(C) Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street movies)
(D) Sidney Prescott (Scream movies)
124) In "House of Dracula" why does Baron Latos (Dracula) visit Dr. Edelman in his castle?
(A) To make a bride for him
(B) To appeal for his help in being cured of vampirism
(C) He needs someone to ship his coffin overseas
125) Which band recorded a song in the late 60s entitled "Sympathy for the Devil"?
126) In 1980's "Terror Train" who played the role of Ken, the magician?
127) What's the "dimension of imagination," according to the host of a classic TV series?
128) In the "Saw" series of movies, what is the Jigsaw character's name?
(A) Jim Langstan
(B) John Kramer
(C) John Taylor
(D) Jonathon Stratton
129) In the 1970s, actor William Marshall played Mamuwalde in two films. What sort of monster was Mamuwalde?
130) Yesterday was the 65th birthday of writer R.L. Stine, most widely known for scaring kids around the world with his Goosebumps books. What does "R.L." stand for?
131) Which horror anthology television show had an old book called The Manifest, which cataloged all the cursed items the characters sought to retrieve?
132) Daniel Robitaille is the given name of which horror movie villan?
133) Which of these monsters does NOT appear in 1945's "House of Dracula"?
(B) Frankenstein's Monster
(C) The Wolfman
(D) The Mummy
134) In the popular series of books collectively called "Twilight", by Stephenie Meyer, a girl named Bella Swan moves to a new town, where she meets a young vampire named what?
135) In the 70s, Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann played sister and brother in "Escape to Witch Mountain" and it's sequel "Return from Witch Mountain". But they also played siblings in what lesser known 1978 TV horror film?
136) "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a classic television special from 1966. What issue does Charlie Brown have with his ghost costume?
137) Which of these horror movies was NOT nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture?
(B) "The Exorcist"
(D) "The Silence of the Lambs"
(E) "The Sixth Sense"
138) What 1981 horror movie was the feature film debut of Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter?
139) Which Disney villain do the three fairies say will never understand "love, kindness, and the joy of helping others"?
140) Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, the stars of the eerie TV series "Supernatural," are starred in seperate movies this year, movies that are remakes of old horror films. Can you name these two movies?
141) In the 2001 film "Jeepers Creepers," the Creeper rises to feast on humans and find parts to make up his body. How many years apart are his rampages?
142) Elsa Lanchester is known for playing the monster's mate in 1935's "The Bride of Frankenstein." What other role did she have in that movie?
143) What kind of creature was the Japanese sci-fi monster Gamera?
(A) A giant turtle
(B) A giant scorpion
(C) A giant squid
144) Best-selling author Dean Koontz wrote a trilogy of books based on a classic horror character. In these books, the character goes by the name "Deucalion" but what is he most famously known as?
145) Christine Daaé was the obsession of which 'horror' movie villain?
146) In Dario Argento's 1977 Italian horror classic Suspiria, which of the irises does Suzy turn to open the secret door?
147) Who is credited with writing the first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue?
(A) Edgar Allan Poe
(B) Arthur Conan Doyle
(C) Agatha Christie
(D) Raymond Chandler
148) The big, furry, red monster who chases Bugs Bunny first appears in Chuck Jones' 1946 film Hair-Raising Hare as the mad scientist's henchman. He was called "Rudolph" when he appeared next in the 1952 short Water, Water Every Hare. But his real name was finally given in the 1980 Jones' toon, Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2th Century. What is the big monster's name?
149) Who played a vampire in 1939's "Return of Dr. X"?
(A) Cary Grant
(B) Rock Hudson
(C) Spencer Tracy
(D) Humphrey Bogart
150) In what classic tale is Brom Bones the antagonist, and perhaps even the true identity of the terrifying villain?
151) In the 2000 horror film Final Destination, what is interesting about the characters' names?
152) What do you call a poker hand including the black aces and eights?
(A) Deadman Walking
(B) Ace of Darkness
(C) A Dead Man's Hand
(D) Fade to Black
153) H.H. Holmes is considered to be America's first what:
(A) Serial killer
(B) Actor to portray Count Dracula
(C) Professional Pumpkin Carver
(D) Costume Marketer
154) Which actor/stuntman has portrayed the character of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films the most:
(A) Ted White
(B) Kane Hodder
(C) Ari Lehman
(D) Ken Kirzinger
155) If a villain commits 'uxoricide', what has he done?
156) What is interesting about the character of Nancy Bellicec from 1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the character of Valerie Shenkman from the 2005-2006 TV series "Invasion" and the character of Wendy Lenk in The Invasion, the 2007 movie remake?
157) Which actor portrayed the character Harvey Daley, who was the last person killed on the TV series "Gunsmoke", in 1975?
(A) David Carradine
(B) Gary Busey
(C) Burt Reynolds
(D) Michael Ansara
158) 11 years after the success of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a new special was made, called Halloween is Grinch Night. Since Boris Karloff had died in 1969, who took over as the new voice of The Grinch?
(A) Bela Lugosi
(B) Martin Landau
(C) Lon Chaney Jr.
(D) Hans Conried
159) In 1971, Genereal Mills released two new cereals, Count Chocula and Franken Berry. Two years later they added Boo Berry. All three cereals are still produced and available. Two other flavors were once part of the Monster Cereal line. Can you name them?
160) The organ located in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion's ballroom is a prop from which 1954 Disney film?
HALLOWEEN TRIVIA ANSWERS
1) Pumpkins are fruits. A pumpkin is a type of squash and is a member of the gourd family, which also includes squash, cucumbers, gherkins, and melons.
2) Friday the 13th.
3) Lon Chaney, Jr., is the only person to have played all four of the classic movie monsters: "The Wolf Man" (1941) (as Larry Talbot/Wolf Man); "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942) (as The Frankenstein Monster); "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942) (as Kharis, the mummy); and "Son of Dracula" (1943) (as Count Anthony Alucard, Dracula's son).
4) "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein". Bela Lugosi played Dracula, Lon Chaney Jr. played the Wolf Man, and Vincent Price did the voice of the Invisible Man uncredited.
8) Bridget Bishop was the first to be hanged for practicing witchcraft in the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Following her were George Burroughs, Martha Carrier, Martha Corey, Mary Easty, Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, George Jacobs, Sr., Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, John Proctor, Ann Pudeator, Wilmott Redd, Margaret Scott, Samuel Wardwell, Sarah Wildes and John Willard. Another man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death.
9) Dracula! The real person Dracula was based on was named Vlad "Dracula", that is the son of (also Vlad) "Dracul" - word meaning both "the devil" and "the dragon" in Romanian. He lived - between ca. 1431 and 1476.
10) Judith Myers, played by Sandy Johnson, the Playboy Playmate of the Month for June 1974.
11) Jason was not the killer in TWO of the movies.
Mrs. Voorhees, Jason's mother, was the killer in the original, avenging her son's death, or so she thought.
After Jason was killed in part 4, he did not reappear in part 5. The killer was instead someone pretending to be Jason. Jason was resurrected for part 6.
Part 9 features Jason being killed, then moving from person to person, killing along the way, until he reforms his own body. But all the killings are done by Jason, he is just in different bodies.
So, only parts 1 & 5 DON'T feature Jason as the killer.
12) "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
13) A werewolf!
Lycanthropic Disorder is a mental condition in which the subject (called a Lycanthrope) believes that he or she is a werewolf. The subject does not actually change shape, but is nevertheless capable of being as dangerous as an actual werewolf. Most cases of supposed werewolfry are really the works of Lycanthropic Disorder victims.
14) "Feast of Samhain."
There is no evidence that there was a Celtic death god named Samhain. There is some evidence that an obscure character named Samain or Sawan played a minor role in Celtic mythology, but he is little mentioned and was not associated with death. "Sam" and "hain" mean "end of" and "summer" to the Celts. The Celts, who only celebrated two seasons (summer and winter), believed that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest at this time of year, the end of October. They believed that the souls of dead friends and relatives returned, often inhabiting the bodies of animals, such as black cats. Samhain was also a new year's celebration, as the Celtic year stated with winter.
15) (B) Ripley and Jones the cat were the only two survivors at the end of the movie. Cats do have nine lives, after all.
16) Leonardo DiCaprio.
17) Ted Knight, who went on the television fame as Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
18) Jennifer Aniston, Rachel from "Friends".
19) Laurence Fishburne, Morpheus from "The Matrix" trilogy.
20) "Marie Antoinette." Wednesday also liked to collect spiders. Morticia had a man-eating plant named Cleopatra.
21) Robert Earl Jones, father of James Earl Jones, voice of Darth Vader and CNN.
22) Pamela Springsteen, sister of Bruce Springsteen!
Also in this movie is Renee Estevez, sister of Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez and Ramon Estevez, and daughter of Martin Sheen.
23) Angela Bassett, who played Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson and others in the 90s.
24) Oz Perkins, son of Norman Bates portrayer Anthony Perkins.
Henry Thomas (Elliot from "E.T.") played young Norman in Psycho IV, not Psycho II.
25) Dana Carvey.
The killer in the Halloween movies WAS named Michael Myers, but Mike Myers (the actor/comedian) was NOT in Halloween II.
26) Ron Palillo, Horshak of "Welcome Back, Kotter".
27) Alice Cooper.
28) Harry Houdini, magician famed for his escape acts. Born Ehrich Weiss, he named himself after the French magician Robert-Houdin.
30) The demon voice in "The Exorcist". Director William Friedkin originally wanted Linda Blair's voice. After 150 hours of work on sound recording in pre-production, Friedkin rejected it, and brought in McCambridge.
31) Bela Lugosi in "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Lugosi died four days after shooting some scenes for Ed Wood. After Lugosi's death, Wood abandoned the project and rewrote the script to accommodate all the footage shot in a cemetery and outside Tor Johnson's house in the new production. Béla Lugosi's part was taken over by Tom Mason, Wood's wife's chiropractor, who was significantly taller than Lugosi, and played the part with a cape covering his face. The movie is considered the worst of all time.
32) I had originally had as the answer "Beware of The THING". I even saw a picture of the sign! But other sources found that there was a sign that said "Beware of EVERYTHING!".
33) "Alien", from 1979. The eighth passenger being, of course, the alien.
34) Vincent Price. Shortly before his death, he said that one of his most favorite roles was the voice of Professor Ratigan in the Disney feature, especially since two original songs had been written for him.
35) Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs", the role which eventually went to Anthony Hopkins.
36) (B) French maid's outfit (in black and white).
37) Florence Stoker, the then-60 year-old widow of "Dracula" author Bram Stoker. Legally, the film is a complete unauthorized plagurization of the Stoker novel, which may not have proven a problem had the film been a failure. Unfortunately for Murnau, the film was terrific. It was soon exported internationally, Florence found out about it. Ultimately, Flo won her case. 'Nosferatu' was ordered out of circulation, and every existing print was ordered destroyed. Had it not been for a few rogue prints held over in America, the film would have been lost to the ages.
38) (B) Gaylord.
39) All had roles in various "Friday the 13th" films. Crosby (Friday the 13th); Bacon (Friday the 13th); Feldman (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter); Glover (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter); Rowland (Freddy vs. Jason) and Gray (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday).
40) Pinhead, the leader of the Cenobites, who are tortured souls that bring pain to others in the "Hellraiser" movies.
42) "Psycho", from 1960.
43) "Bewitched". The flavor sold only briefly and the only memento from this concoction are the promotional ads and displays that feature Samantha, Endora and Tabitha brewing a huge cup of this strange flavor. The actress who played Tabitha, Erin Murphy, said it was terrible.
44) Candy Corn!
45) John Carpenter's The Fog, from 1980, and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, from 1998.
46) "Tales from the Darkside", from the 80's.
47) (B) Daffy Duck. The short was "Night of The Living Duck," from the movie "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters."
48) "Little Nicky", from 2000. Dangerfield played Lucifer, father of Satan, played by Harvey Keitel. Little Nicky was the son of Satan, and was played by Adam Sandler.
49) In 1995, Reeve starred with Kirstie Alley in "Village of the Damned," a remake of the 1960 horror classic. He did star in a remake of "Rear Window," but this was in 1998, after his accident.
50) (D) Vampires. Barnabas Collins is from the TV show "Dark Shadows"; Quinn Blackwood and Lestat de Lioncourt are from the novels by Anne Rice; Carmilla is a female vampire from late 19th-century novellas and Spike is the vampire from the show "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer."
51) They were called the Mogwai. The one given as a gift in the movie was named Gizmo by it's new owner, a was voiced by Howie Mandel.
52) (A) Wine Month.
53) Mexico. It is called “El Día de los Muertos” and celebrated on November 1st.
54) (C) "Abbott and Costello Meet The Vampire" is NOT a movie made by the famous duo. Other "Meets..." movies are "Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff"; "Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein"; "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd" and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops."
55) Debbie Gibson.
56) (B) Ben & Jerry's. Some of the dearly departed flavors are Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, White Russian, Peanuts! Popcorn! and Dastardly Mash!
57) Christopher Lee. He has had a film released every year since 1948, except for 1995. His peak years were 1955 and 1970, with 9 films released in each of those years.
58) The "Halloween" series. It is featured in the first film, "Halloween" (1978), spoken by Sheriff Leigh Brackett (played by Charles Cyphers) and in "Halloween: H20" (1998), spoken by Norma Watson (played by Janet Leigh).
59) "Freaks" from 1932. A film about carnival life with real sideshow performers. It unnerved many, and was shelved by MGM. A man named Dwain Esper acquired the rights and exhibited the movie in sideshows. Many of the laws banning this film have never been repealed, so technically it is illegal to show it in some places.
60) "Scooby-Doo". The World Record was awarded to Scooby-Doo with the new 350th episode, "A Scooby-Doo Halloween".
61) The Crucible.
62) "White Fang", from 1991. The dastardly villain Beauty Smith is played by actor James Remar.
63) It's another name for cannibalism, the eating of one's own kind. "Cannibalism," by the way, is derived from the Spanish word for the Caribs, a West Indian tribe that is believed to have practiced cannibalism.
64) Brian Warner chose the name Marilyn Manson based on actress Marilyn Monroe and murderer Charles Manson. Warner says, "I picked that as the fakest stage name of all to say that this is what show business is, fake." The Spooky Kids (Marilyn's band) decided to follow his lead and they all chose famous female first names paired with serial killer last names. The band's original line-up included guitarist Daisy Berkowitz, bassist Olivia Newton-Bundy, the drummer Sara Lee Lucas and the keyboardist Zsa Zsa Speck.
65) Shy schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
66) The "Saw" film series. Saw VI is out this year.
67) Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
68) Cain and Abel. Cain hosted the "House of Mystery", while Abel hosted the "House of Secrets".
69) In the attic of the sorority house. This movie is not as well known as "Halloween", but was clearly an inspiration for John Carpenter. An interesting tid-bit: the director of "Black Christmas" was also the director of the holiday classic "A Christmas Story".
70) (D) Homer.
72) (B) Being buried alive.
73) None. The character of Jason Voorhees was not a part of the television show, which only used the name of the movies. The plot and characters were entirely separate. There was some thought about putting the hockey mask in an episode, but it was never done.
74) The Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba (Thropp) is derived from L. Frank Baum's initials, LFB, or el-fa-ba. Gregory Maguire wrote a "biography", called "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West".
75) 1968's "Night of the Living Dead". Johnny taunts his sister Barbara with this line in the cemetery.
76) (A) Count Dracula. And actor Christopher Lee has played him more times than anyone else.
77) Bats, which may resemble both birds and rodents in some ways, but they are in a class by themselves. Chiroptera means "hand wing." Some recent research, in fact, suggests that bats might be more closely related to primates than to rodents.
78) (C) The old man. I know, technically, he is hearing his OWN heart beating, but I wasn't trying to be tricky!
79) Solomon Grundy. A different version of the ryhme is: Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday, christened on a stark and stormy Tuesday, married on a gray and grisly Wednesday, ill on a mild and mellow Thursday, worse on a bright and breezy Friday, died on a gay and glorious Saturday, buried on a baking, blistering Sunday. This is the end of Solomon Grundy.
80) The Silver Shamrock Corporation.
81) Pain and Panic. Bob Goldthwait voiced Pain, while Matt Frewer voiced Panic.
82) (B) He dropped the only normal brain.
83) Dick Tracy. The newspaper strip premeired 75 years ago yesterday, on October 4, 1931. Creator Chester Gould wrote and drew the strip until 1977. Later artists and writers have kept the strip running to this day.
84) (A) He's hiding in the backseat of the car. After watching Annie while she is in the laundry room, Michael later hides and waits until she gets in the car.
85) (B) He knew he would turn into a werewolf.
86) (A) Lucifer.
87) (C) Kharis is revived, and kills Dr. Petrie. He proves he's not a morning person.
88) (C) A caveman.
89) (B) John D. LeMay. He played Ryan Dallion on the tv series, and played Steven Freeman in "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" in 1993.
90) (A) Spooky.
91) (C) Freddy's hat.
92) (D) Andrea Martin. Ms. Martin played Phyllis Carlson in the original. In the remake, she played Ms. MacHenry.
93) (B) A pentagram.
94) (C) Chupacabra.
95) (C) In a shack in the woods. But it's not just any shack, it's Jason's shack.
96) (A) Creature from the Black Lagoon.
97) (B) James Whale.
98) (C) "Ghost Story", from 1981.
99) (B) Clive Barker. The most famous of his boxes is the "Lament Configuration", which was featured in the "Hellraiser" series of movies.
100) (B) Charles Lee Ray. He was known as the notorious Lakeshore Stangler, before becoming trapped in the "Good Guys" doll. He was played by Brad Dourif.
101) (C) He's just a young boy.
102) Sneezing. Always having trouble making spells work, Esmerelda had even more problems when she sneezed. I also accepted fading from sight when nervous, as Esmerelda did this probably more often than sneeze. Alice Ghostley also played the very funny Bernice Clifton on "Designing Women".
103) My ORIGINAL answer was TRUE, that Casper didn't get a name until the debut of his comic book. However, I was sent a link to the original cartoon, and he is indeed given a name, right in his very first appearance. So, the answer is FALSE.
104) (A) Burning her arm.
105) "The Birds," starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor and Jessica Tandy.
106) A planchette is used with a Ouija or spirit board, sometimes called an indicator or pointer. It is usually triangular or heart-shaped and supported by casters. It moves to spell out messages or answers to questions.
107) It is the fear of being buried alive or, in general, the fear of graveyards.
108) (C) "X" was just a roomy file drawer. The woman in charge of the FBI's filing system in the 50s did file the unsolved cases under "U" for unsolved. When she ran out of room, she used the "X" file, because, as she said, there is plenty of room there.
110) (A) Curious Goods. At first, Micki convinces Ryan to sell everything off. But, when they learn of the curse, the decide to keep running the store while attempting to get all the cursed antiques back, with the help of Jack Marshak. The show premiered 20 years ago this Fall.
111) Marilyn Munster, the black sheep of the Munster family. Pat Priest is the actress most remember in the role, from the TV series "The Munsters" in the 1960s.
112) False. They appeared together in 1940's "You'll Find Out", which starred Kay Kyser. The movie is also said to be an inspiration for the premise of the "Scooby-Doo" mysteries.
113) William Shakespeare. The line is from "Macbeth".
114) (A) Jodie Foster. She directed the 1988 episode entitled "Do Not Open This Box", starring Eileen Heckart.
115) "Fantasia", from 1940. Chernabog appeared in the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment. He has made other apperances since then, such as in the game Kingdom Hearts and on Disney's animated cartoon show "House of Mouse". It is rumored that Bela Lugosi was brought in as a live-action model for the character, but that the footage was thrown out.
116) (B) Hot Stuff, the Little Devil. He first appeared in issue #1 of his self-titled comic book. Wendy first appeared in May 1954 and Spooky first appeared in June 1953, both in "Casper the Friendly Ghost" comics.
117) "Freaks", from 1932. It was directed by Tod Browning, who had done "Dracula".
118) False. Universal Pictures didn't like Bloch's story, which was a critique of the splatter film genre. The made a totally unrelated picture called Psycho 2. Bloch went on to write Psycho House (sometimes called Psycho House: Psycho III), in 1990, but again, this is not related to the film called "Psycho III".
119) (B) Rod Taylor. He played the role of Doc in "Kaw".
120) Violet Gray.
121) (B) Danny Elfman, who has composed music for movies such as "Beetlejuice", "Batman", "Edward Scissorhands", "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Sleepy Hollow". He is a frequent collaborator with director Tim Burton.
122) (C) The driver mysteriously disappears. The stagecoach arrives at the castle without a driver.
123) (D) Sidney Prescott, who was in "Scream" parts 1, 2 and 3. Laurie Strode is killed by Michael Myers in "Halloween: Resurrection" (2002), Alice Hardy is killed by Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th Part 2" (1981) and Nancy Thompson is killed by Freddy Kreuger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987).
124) (B) To appeal for his help in being cured of vampirism. Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) also went to Dr. Edelman for a cure, but he was more sincere than the Count.
125) The Rolling Stones.
126) Real-life magician David Copperfield played Ken in the Jamie Lee Curtis horror film, which has been loosely remade as the movie "Train," due for release soon.
127) "The Twilight Zone".
128) (B) John Kramer.
129) (C) Vampire. He was the lead character in "Blacula" and "Scream Blacula Scream," an African prince who was transformed into a vampire in 1780 by Dracula himself.
130) Robert Lawrence. He has also been known as Jovial Bob Stine. Goosebumps books have been translated into 32 languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.
131) "Friday the 13th: The Series". Lewis Vendredi kept track of all the antiques he sold in this book, and Micki, Ryan and Jack used it to track them all down and get them back safely. All three seasons of the show have been released on DVD.
132) Candyman, played by actor Tony Todd.
133) (D) The Mummy. The original movie poster also touted a "Mad Doctor" and a "Hunchback".
134) Edward Cullen.
135) "Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell" which also starred Richard Crenna and Yvette Mimieux as their parents. Kim Richards' sisters are Kyle Richards, who played Lindsey Wallace in "Halloween", and Kathy Richards, who is the mother of Paris Hilton.
136) Charlie cuts eye holes all over the sheet he uses for his costume. Due to this, and his general Charlie Brown-ness, he ends up getting lots of rocks instead of treats.
137) (A) "Psycho". It was nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Director, but not for Best Picture. The only one to win the award was "The Silence of the Lambs."
138) "The Burning," a movie about a camp caretaker out for revenge.
139) Maleficent, from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty".
140) Ackles was seen in "My Bloody Valentine 3-D" in January, which is a remake of the 1981 Canadian horror film. Padalecki was seen in "Friday the 13th" in February, a remake of the 1980 classic.
141) (B) 23. He rises every 23 years to feast for 23 days on humans he finds by smelling something in them that he needs.
142) Lanchester also played Mary Shelley, author of "Frankenstein," in a prologue that shows her talking with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.
143) (A) A giant turtle. Gamera was created by a rival studio, to rival the success of the very popular Godzilla.
144) Frankenstein's Monster.
145) The Phantom of the Opera, also known as Erik Destler.
146) (C) Blue. "Three isirises! Turn the blue one!"
147) (A) Edgar Allan Poe.
148) Gossamer, which he is called by Marvin the Martian. Jones chose this name "because he's the opposite looking of gossamer. He's a big, hairy thing."
149) (D) Humphrey Bogart. Bogart was not happy with his role or the film, believing this was something that should have been played by Karloff or Lugosi.
150) "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. Brom Bones is the nickname of Abraham Van Brunt, the town bully and rival of Ichabod Crane for the love of Katrina Van Tassel. While not outright stated in the story, it is implied that Bones is really the Horseman.
151) Most of the characters are named in homage to directors or stars of older, black-and-white horror films: Alex Browning (Tod Browning), Billy Hitchchock (Alfred Hitchcock), Valerie Lewton (Val Lewton), Terry Chaney (Lon Chaney) , Tod Waggner (George Waggner), Agent Wiene (Robert Wiene), Agent Schreck (Max Schreck) and Larry Murnau, (after F.W. Murnau).
152) (C) A Dead Man's Hand. Legend has it that is was the hand Wild Bill Hickock held at the time of his death. What the fifth card was has been up for debate, with some saying it was the nine of diamonds, while others say something else.
153) (A) Serial killer. A contemporary of Jack The Ripper, H.H. Holmes was a wholly evil man, but will probably never capture the public's imagination quite as much as Jack because he was caught and brought to justice.
154) (B) Kane Hodder, who play Jason four times, in Parts VII through X.
155) He has killed his wife. Uxoricide is the act of murdering one's wife. The William Castle flick "I Saw What You Did" warned, on its posters,"This Movie Is About UXORICIDE!" The opposite is ‘mariticide’, which is derived from the word ‘maritus’ meaning ‘married’. ‘Mariticide’ is actually the killing of one’s married partner; it could be the husband or the wife, but the word is being used to refer to the murder of the husband by the wife.
156) They are all played by actress Veronica Cartwright. Cartwright also played the role of Felicia Alden in the 1987 film "The Witches of Eastwick" and is currently playing the role of Bun Waverly in the television version "Eastwick".
157) (B) Gary Busey. The episode was called "The Los Carnales".
158) (D) Hans Conried, who was by then a veteran character actor and voice-over artist.
159) Fruit Brute (1974-1983) and Fruity Yummy Mummy (1987-1993).
160) Captain Nemo played the same organ on his submarine in the 1954 film, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."