Halloween is imminent, so here’s your second annual horror film quiz, covering everything from family favourites to high-grade spooky doings.

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It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark… no, wait, it’s just three Halloween-themed rounds of Film Quiz Friday. Whether you’re looking to get in the mood for spooky season or you need to source some questions for a Halloween party or get-together this weekend, we’ve got you covered with 30 teasers about ghosts, monsters, and other suitably horrific bits on film.

Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Insert Vincent Price laugh here…

 

ROUND ONE – It Happened Years Ago, This Very Week…!

This round is about horror movie history and scary films released in UK cinemas this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 1993 – Which Disney film connects Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy?
  2. 2021 – In cinemas this week, Last Night In Soho is the new horror film by which director?
  3. 2000 – Book Of Shadows is a meta-sequel to which independent horror film?
  4. 2019 – Who plays Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep?
  5. 1992 – Which black-comedy teen horror film spun-off a more beloved TV series that ran from 1997 to 2003?
  6. 1987 – Which fictional town is the home of “witches” Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon in the supernatural comedy of the same name?
  7. 1961 – Born on Halloween, which director’s feature debut was the horror comedy Bad Taste?
  8. 2009 – Katie Featherston is best known for her recurring role in which horror franchise?
  9. 1996 – Which character is Dead And Loving It in a Mel Brooks spoof starring Leslie Nielsen?
  10. 2014 – Complete the quote: “If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of…”

 

ROUND TWO – Scare Me Twice…

Have we been here before? Here’s a round that covers the déjà vu of horror remakes, including a large spread of reboots, re-imaginings, and straight-up rehashes…

  1. Who plays R.J. MacReady in 1982’s The Thing?
  2. Samara Morgan is a major character in which 2002 American-language remake?
  3. What is the full title of the 2013 sequel to Piranha 3D?
  4. What is the name of the mummy in both the 1932 and 1999 versions of The Mummy?
  5. Subtitled “Putting Out Fire”, which David Bowie song was the title track for a 1980s remake of a 1942 horror classic?
  6. Which iconic movie monster does Jackie Earle Haley play in a 2010 remake?
  7. Who plays Carrie White in 2013’s Carrie?
  8. Which 2011 horror comedy remake connects Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and David Tennant?
  9. Who directed both the German- and American-language versions of Funny Games?
  10. “Oh no. No, not the bees! Not the bees! They’re in my eyes! My eyes!” Which horror remake features this quote?

 

ROUND THREE – Bobbing For Trivia

Let’s finish with a random selection of suitably Halloween-y movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Which horror filmmaker directed the music video for “Thriller” by Michael Jackson?
  2. Which 2021 horror film primarily takes place on a remote beach where people rapidly age?
  3. Who plays Sherlock Holmes in Hammer’s 1959 version of The Hound Of The Baskervilles – Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee?
  4. Baby Pubert is a character in which 1993 comedy sequel?
  5. What connects John Cleese in 2001 and 2002, Shirley Henderson in 2002 and 2005, and Kelly Macdonald in 2011?
  6. To date, how many movies in the Halloween franchise are called Halloween?
  7. Which 2001 psychological horror stars Nicole Kidman as the mother of two children with a photosensitive disorder?
  8. What is the name of the killer in 1980’s Friday The 13th?
  9. Who plays author RL Stine in the Goosebumps movies?
  10. And finally, the Maitlands and the Deetzes are families in which 1980s comedy?

Ready for the answers?

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