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Welcome!  Guess you figured it out, huh?  While you check our answer sheet, don't forget to keep track of your score.

2008 Note: This contest was won by S Dunn at 9:45 pm, 10-16-08 Congratulations!

52 correct answers gets you a Bachelors Degree in Monsterology. You are worthy to enjoy Halloween!
70 correct answers gets you a Masters of Monsterology.  You take Halloween very seriously.
90 correct answers qualifies you as a Doctor of Monsterology.  It also means you are really old.

he Movie Comments are written by Tresa Frazier and Rick Archer.  Tresa always goes first.  Her comments are listed in this color.



Vincent Price.  He played so many spooky characters it is hard to decide which role this is.  I guess I am gonna place my bet that this picture is from The Raven.  But you know, the more I think about it, I am going to change my answer to the House of Wax Considered one of the Top 50 Horror Films of all time, for some reason this classic hasn't gotten anywhere near the publicity its lofty status would ordinarily garner.


I simply LOVE Stephen King so Carrie (played by Sissy Spacek here in this picture) is an easy one for me!  I would NOT want to piss her off!  

And what modern-day kid will ever go to his prom without at least thinking of the blood-spattered prom queen from hell?  Anyone who has ever been a victim of high-school cruelty has to love this story.


This handsome fella is the Frankenstein monster.   Me thinks he needs a facial!!  Either that or he got ahold of some very bad chicken livers!  

Unlike many of today's stories which favor mayhem and madness, this movie remains a classic because it actually make people think a little... whoa!... about the human tendency to immediately destroy whatever we fear without even a moment's hesitation. 


Another of my favs....Reagan from The Exorcist.  If no other movie makes you shiver...this one will!   This movie is considered THE SCARIEST HORROR FILM of all time and you won't get an argument from me.  I have never been so scared by a movie in all my life.  I was so panic-stricken that I physically had to force myself to stay in my seat and not run screaming out the theater.

Nor was I alone... the entire audience was screaming their heads off.  What a movie!


Here we have Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs.  No, they are not exactly correcting an overbite here!   Of course all the attention focused on the incredible monster that was Dr. Lector, but many people consider the evil Buffalo Bill to be one of the creepiest bad guys in movie history as well.  Who can forget the scene where he parades around naked with his penis tucked out of sight?   Yikes!   You have to wonder if whoever wrote this story is a little sicko himself to have this kind of an imagination. 


This crazy ape is King Kong himself.  Watch out....he'll go bananas!

Along the lines of Frankenstein, here we have another monster whose death scene is pretty darn sad.  The 1933 movie remains a classic because it explores the soul of the monster in addition to displaying his extraordinary size and strength.  By the way, the 2006 remake was excellent.


This lovely lady is Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) from Hitchcock's classic movie The Birds.  It seems she has a really bad hair day in this flick! 

Two names dominate the horror genre like no one else - Stephen King and before him Alfred Hitchcock.  You have to wonder what these two geniuses would talk about if they would ever meet.

The Birds would probably improve as a remake.  Quite frankly, I was impressed at how well they did with Bird special effects in the original, but still those silly pecking shots didn't inspire much terror unless you really used your imagination.  Some modern computer-generated birds would solve that problem nicely.  Let me add this is one movie that could have used a better ending.

Note: by coincidence, on Oct 22, 2007, the very day I wrote the suggestion about the remake, Universal Studios announced plans to remake The Birds.  Interesting.


This is me!!  

Oh, it's not me.  It is the wicked witch from The Wizard of Oz.

(Ok, yes, it is still me....)



Another famous Hitchcock movie...Janet Leigh played the poor girl that made all single women avoid taking showers for weeks after seeing Psycho for the first time back in 1960.  One man complained to Hitchcock his daughter refused to go near the shower after seeing the movie.  Hitchcock suggested he send her to the dry cleaners.

Considered the finest horror film of all time, what shocks me is that some moron would actually have the nerve to shoot a remake (1998).  What was the point?  How can you possibly improve on perfection? 
The Phantom of the Opera looks a bit startled wouldn't you say?  He must have opened his light bill!  

Love and horror don't typically mix very well, but the Phantom story is actually a quite touching version of Beauty and the Beast although the boy definitely does not get the girl in the end.
Even as a kid I loved this big ol lizard! It's Godzilla!!   He is so ELECTRIFYING!!!!

Along with the Psycho remake, the 1995 Godzilla remake was largely disappointing.  The 2006 King Kong remake on the other hand was pretty good. 
This clue was very VERY hard.  I am not sure the monster even had a name but he is the one-eyed alien in a movie called It Came From Outer Space.  Interestingly, after misbehaving a little and taking some humans hostage, the alien turns out to not be such a bad guy after all.  He eventually gets back in his space ship and heads off.  That ending alone explains why you have never heard of this movie and had no chance of getting this clue.
Another chick screaming....could it be she has seen something large, dark, hairy and scary?

Nope, it's not Tom Selleck, it's Tarantula!!  If you look closely, that is a spider on top of her head.   Now where did I put that can of Raid??
Ahhhh Jack. He makes everyone want to stay away from writers. Especially spooky ones. Another Stephen King story, Jack Nicolson is playing Mr. Torrence in The Shining.

Most people agree this is one of best Horror movies of all time, but get this - a recent Rotten Tomatoes list of the 50 best Horror Movies of all time added titles like Eraserhead, Peeping Tom, and Ginger Snaps, but left out The Shining.  What kind of moron put that list together?  You know and I know that when Jack says, "Here's Johnny", everyone in the house is ready to wet their pants.  Furthermore, the American Film Institute had The Shining at #29 of the Top 100 Thrillers of all time. Enough said.  What a great movie!
This is the Mummy. I don't want to disturb him. He seems to be all wrapped up at the moment LOL!!!
This little fella's name is Stripe. He is from the movie Gremlins. Keep him away from food after midnight and water!!



The Bride of Frankenstein. She doesn't look very happy right now. I wonder if Frankie forgot to take out the garbage again.
Now who could this little monkey person be?? Michael Jackson? Hmm. No. Hmm.
American Werewolf in London!!
Another very VERY hard one. I prefer the newer version of his movie. He is the thing from the movie The Thing From Another World.

This movie was later remade as The Thing with Kurt Russell.
Now a blonde chick screaming. Sorry. At a loss here. (Although, the screaming chicks in this line up are not really monsters now, are they?....). Okay, I cheated. I visited the Internet and found what I was looking for. Reptilicus.
Lon Chaney as the Wolfman.  I wonder.....what would he look like if you took a tube of Nair to his face??  Might be cute. 

"We're dealing with the presence of the living dead!"  Damn, that describes my boyfriend too!  No wonder I'm attracted to this guy!
This is one pest they MUST have filmed in Texas cause you know what they say....everything is bigger in Texas!! This dude is The Fly!! 

"Something went wrong in the Lab today.  Very wrong...  be afraid.  Be very afraid!"   A classic scientist makes a big booboo kind of movie.  The fear of science poking its nose where it doesn't belong, ala The Fly and Frankenstein, is a popular theme in horror movies.  For example, a movie about a cloning experiment gone bad could be pretty interesting.
This fishy fella is The Creature From The Black Lagoon.  Anyone for seafood?

This was an okay B-Movie from the Golden Era (Fifties) of Monster movies. Lacking any suitable story, I doubt anyone in this day and age has ever seen this movie.  It was tough enough to be scared of a guy wearing a stupid rubber suit even back in the Fifties, but today it would be hard to think of a good reason to ever watch this movie again.   That explains why you probably have to be close to fifty years old to have any chance of identifying this particular monster.
Of course....what would Halloween be without Bela Lugosi as Dracula?  That reminds me...what did I do with my scarf??

The 1931 movie was taken from a stage production of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel.  The movie was so well done that audiences were fascinated by the sexual overtones of this handsome monster seducing helpless women.  Since the movie was based timeless horror themes and not special FX, the vampire legend was just as frightening back then as it still is today.   People were scared out of their wits!



Now we are getting into some more recent movies.  If you are under 30, I imagine you were lost with most of our first 24 clues.  This picture is Neve Campbell from Scream.  And scream you will if her attacker comes knocking on your door!

After the success of Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street, audiences tired of the slasher films during the Eighties.  In 1996, Scream revitalized the slasher genre by using a clever trick - it had a script and a story to tell!   Combining mystery and tongue-in-cheek references to previous slasher movies, you paid attention just so you wouldn't miss some of the satire.  As a result, you screamed at one scene, then laughed at the next. 
This handsome guy is Freddy Kruger from A Nightmare on Elm Street. (Don't they have like 52 of these movies now? LOL!!)

If they had stopped after the first movie, Nightmare would be considered one of most suspenseful horror movies of all.  But by watering down the original with a million sequels, people forgot that the original film was a true horror classic.
Michael Myers from Halloween. This guy just never dies!!  Talk about sibling rivalry!

If you are an aspiring film director who wants to make a horror film, one of the first movies you will study in film school will be Halloween.  With an original script, this show is considered the closest thing to a 'textbook' horror film as they come.  Easy for spectators to identify with the vulnerable heroine, the suspense in this film is practically unbearable from start to finish!
Here is another slasher with eternal life....Jason from Friday the 13th.  Take your pick of which sequel.  This movie series is credited for doing more to discourage teen sex than any sex education video ever made.  You could always tell early in the movies which randy kids were going to die.... and you couldn't help but notice that the good girl usually was the only one to live.  This movie was therefore widely praised for its effective public service message.  Ha ha ha.
Casper the Friendly Ghost... he's the friendliest ghost you know!
This is Johnny Depp in the cover shot of Sleepy Hollow.  Man is Johnny hot!!  This was a new spin on the childhood story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.   This was the thinking man's version of the Washington Irving classic.  If you showed up expecting a remake of the animated Disney movie, you were surprised to find Ichabod is now cast in a Sherlock Holmes role.  Very well done!
And this.....this is the Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Now who in their right mind would even THINK of doing this quiz and not know who Tim Curry is playing???

Considered the "Mother of All Cult Films", Rocky Horror's popularity lies in its funny parody of previous horror movies and its celebration of lustful sexuality.  Here is a good stat for you: the original budget for the 1975 movie was a little over a million dollars.  Over the past 30 years, it has made over $140 million.  I would say that's a nice return on investment.
These hot mamas are the teenage witches from the movie The Craft. 

Along the same lines as Carrie, these are four girls who don't fit in very well at their snobby high school.  Once these social outcasts discover their magic powers, they set out to solve all their problems through magic.  But they don't always get what they want...  Lightweight but fun.



Michael Jackson in Thriller.   Black, Green, White.  What color is the man REALLY?  He is a zombie....THAT is why his nose falls off!

Too bad Michael looks scarier in person today than he did in his Thriller makeup.
These saucy wenches are the witches from the movie Hocus Pocus. They are planning on running amok amok AMOK!!!

Cute Halloween movie that the kids can watch.
These witches are from the movie Practical Magic.  Comedy and romance combined with the supernatural worked wonders in Rocky Horror, but they had the sense to play things strictly for laughs.  This flick tried to be more realistic in its approach, but it didn't fare as well.  Oh well, at least it gave us a chance to see how modern witches live their lives now that they are out of the broom closet.
This giant, almost lizard looking fella is Spawn. 

Spawn is a comic book hero who makes it to the movie screen.  He spends his time trying to chose between good and evil as he duels the Devil to save humanity.
This pale pirate is the famous Nosferatu, the German name for Dracula.  Talk about needing a tan!  He was the first vampire to touch the movie screen.  Nosferatu is a man's Vampire, not some prissy fop in black capes with red lining trying to see how many women he can nail.  Nosferatu is super-gross, with pale skin, overgrown nails, an oddly-shaped head, and lengthy fangs.   No babe is going to fall for this guy.  He is going to get his blood the old-fashioned way:  Work for it!
"They're baaaack!!"  This picture is from the movie Poltergeist. Somehow I don't think this family is much on celebrating Halloween.  This movie was not quite as scary as it could have been.  People say that Steven Spielberg watered it down to make it more viewable for younger children.  The movie is famous for its legendary curse which claimed the lives of two young actresses and two middle-aged men.  That is pretty scary in itself.
This shot is Damien from The Omen.  What a mean little shit!!

This movie is best known for some of the most creative ways of killing people ever before seen in cinema.  Considering the stunts were done before the days of computer-generated graphics, the death scenes were pretty clever for the day.
And this guy....if he is on this monster list lets just say I don't want him around cutting my lawn!  I have no idea who he is.  Is he related to Charles Mason????  Or is he the guy from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre?  I bet that's who he is!  

TCM is without a doubt the granddaddy of the blood and gore films.  There was more blood dropped in this film than any previous movie to date.  Aren't we lucky?



Well here is a purty little gal from Fright Night. What could she be waiting for I wonder? Could she be waiting for a dinner date? All dressed up to go for a BITE to eat?

This movie is best known for one of the sexiest scenes in horror movie history.  Who can ever forget the considerable charisma of Dracula as he seduces his beautiful victim right there on the dance floor to the pulsating Disco beat?   Heck, I was ready to give my neck up too!
It's a's a's RODAN!!!   Watch out Godzilla!!

Back in the Fifties, the Japanese made many memorable contributions to the Horror movie genre with memorable monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, Rodan, and Mothra.  Put those names together and it sounds likes a law firm.  Now that's scary!
I believe it would take a moth ball the size of the old Astrodome to deter Mothra from snooping around!  Mothra and Godzilla had some pretty impressive knock-down, drag-out fights that were so violent they made the Thrilla in Manila sound like a Michael Jackson video.
Now these zombies can MOVE!!  I loved these guys from Dawn of the Dead. A whole NEW generation of zombieism!!  They would have run rings over those deadbeats from the Night of the Living Dead.  That gives me a thought.  How about some Zombie Olympics?   Now I would pay to watch that!
Monster fish from Creatures From The Abyss.  Sushi anyone?

Widely considered one of the dumbest horror movies ever made, the actors had lines so bad the audience cheered each time one of the supposed good guys bit the dust.  Now that's horrible!
Check out his Doo!  Now this guy knows how to wear the dreads!! And what is up with the gargling noise the Predator makes??

I went to Alien Vs Predator expecting another really bad movie along the lines of the old Mothra vs Godzilla stuff only to come away very impressed.  The movie actually had a story to tell!  Imagine that.
Uh oh, someone has a giant tummy ache! What that growling sound in his tummy.... it's Alien getting ready for his big onscreen appearance!!

This particular scene was so unexpected and so novel that audiences screamed in terror.  They never saw it coming.  Widely copied ever since, this memorable scene is considered right up there with the shower scene in Psycho and Lector's escape in Silence of the Lambs as one of the scariest moments in cinema history.
Sometimes its not who you live with but more where you live!!  Amityville Horror, better known as the Nightmare of Real Estate.   Based on a true story of a family murdered by a son, theoretically some of the lost souls stayed around to scare the new tenants to death.  It's so hard to move those homes with multiple murders... for starters, finding someone to replace the blood-stained carpet is no easy task. 



Anaconda. This is one BIG SNAKE!  JLo is doing a different type of bootie shake in this that will get her away from Snakie Boy quickly!   This was basically a pretty lame flick about a giant snake who tracks people down in the jungle.  My best friend took me to see it because some guy at work told him there was a nude scene with J Lo.  I had to spend two hours watching him drool.  The only suspense in the entire movie was to see if the snake would rip off her clothes and make all the men happy.  I could barely stay awake. 
Beetlejuice.....(don't say it) Beetlejuice......(don't say it!) BEETLEJUICE!!! (Oh you HAD to say it a third time!)  Now you're gonna disappear!

If you are looking for a movie that mixes the supernatural and humor, you have come to the right place.  Filmed by a genius known as Tim Burton, this is some of the best dark comedy you will ever have the privilege to watch. 
The Blob - Nothing like a giant glob of flesh eating jello oozing all over the town!   Mmmmmm suddenly me thinks me want a jelly sandwich!

Another famous movie from the SciFi Golden Era, this is said to be a classic, but I am afraid I am going to give it a ho-hum rating.  If a movie is intelligent like Dracula, it can last forever, but The Blob relied too much on special effects that just don't survive the test of time.  If Steve McQueen had not become an overnight star, this movie would have disappeared off the radar long ago.
Isaac from Children of the Corn.  If there ever was a kid that truly needed a permanent time out it is him!  Beware of He Who Walks Behind The Rows!!  And make sure its not Maliki!!

What would we do without Stephen King?
Jeesh...what's a gal gotta do to keep a man??? This lovelorn couple is from the movie Corpse Bride.

This is another brilliant movie from the genius known as Tim Burton.  Great fun.
Chucky from Child's Play.  Chucky is a living Doll!   Now I personally would have KILLED to have a doll like Chucky!!  He is everything you could possibly hope for!! He comes with his own attitude (bad), knows how to use a multitude of tools, isn't afraid to get a little dirty from his work.  What more could you ask for??
Cyclops from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.  I think a trip to the dentist may help him with those missing teeth!

This 1958 movie was a big sleeper hit.  This was the film that first brought the craftsmanship of Ray Harryhausen to a wide audience.  The film featured monsters and special effects fight scenes that were unsurpassed in their realism.  When I saw this as a kid, the famous Skeleton sword fight  with Sinbad had me scared out of my wits with its intensity. Harryhausen was a special effects genius who skill was far far far ahead of his time. 
Stephen King's Christine.  Man, is this car a one of a kind!!  Although a haunted jealous car with a mind and vengeance of it's own may be more than what the average teenager needs!

What would we do without Stephen King?  For starters, we would have to cut our Halloween Movie Quiz practically in half!



The Munsters were a hoot!  I spent many an afternoon watching this ghoulish family!!   The Munsters were a loveable bunch of eccentrics who thought they were perfectly normal, average American citizens.  The humor came from watching the shock on the faces of everyone else as they came into contact with this unusual family.  For example, in one famous episode Herman and the gang were accidentally selected - sight unseen - by a national magazine to appear on its front cover as the "Average American Family". The fun started when the people from the mag arrived at Mockingbird Lane.
You want another blood sucker besides Dracula you say?  How about Attack of the Giant Leeches!   Another unforgettable classic from the "Golden Era", as alphabet ratings go, this one was closer to a C Movie than a B movie.  Men in rubber suits posing as monsters would attack half-naked women and drag them into their cave. There they would hold their victims as prisoners and slowly suck a little blood out of them each day.   I bet you want to go rent it right now!
The Zuni fetish doll from Trilogy of Terror.  My my isn't he a handsome little warrior. Just makes me want to grab a grass skirt and a spear and get to chasing! I blame him for my fear of cooking. Yep....I sure do. He has always been one of my early favorites.
Ewwww... A Van Helsing Vixen!  I wouldn't want to be on her bad side!  By the look on her face you would have thought I brought her some garlic bread!

The movie itself was stylish and had suitably excellent graphics, but it lacked any suspense.  Devoid of a discernable plot, VH never captured any of that horror movie magic as they say.
The Toxic Avenger. Someone should warn this kid about swimming in toxic sludge. However, he DOES get the girl in his altered state so maybe.... not so bad. This movie is for cultists. Only the true experts will recognize him. A screaming squirm on the class nerd who gets dunked in some toxic sludge and becomes transformed into something terrible looking. He fights crime now and his girlfriend is a real hottie. (By the way...she is blind!)
Ymir from 20 Million Miles To Earth.  Another amazing creation by the legendary Ray Harryhausen.  Ymir is a monster along the likes of Frankenstein who is harmless until provoked.  If you could understand what Ymir keeps saying throughout the movie, I am sure it would be something like this: "Stop poking me! If you do not stop poking me I will get angry!  Let's see how YOU like being stabbed with a pitchfork!  I said STOP POKING MEEE!!!"

Monsterology 101: This movie hit our world in 1957. Some silly fisherboy finds an canister containing an egg and sells it to a local zoologist. Ymir hatches and this poor little guy struggles from that point on. People stick him in a cage where he grows extremely fast. Seems throughout the whole movie, every time a human comes near him they feel this undying need to POKE him.
A Zombie from the classic black and white film Night of the Living Dead.  Man! These guys are SO SLOW, yet they apparently have no problem getting their prey!!

This movie came out of nowhere to become one of the most influential horror films of all time.  It was gory before gory was cool, it was gutsy for having a black man as the hero before casting Denzel became cool, and it certainly way ahead of its time in showing how humans turn on each other when faced with a threat like flesh-eating zombies.
I wonder if this father is asking his son if he remembered to brush his fangs?  Teen Wolf!

I never saw this movie so I read about it.  It was a remake of 1957 "I Was a Teenage Werewolf".   This movie is best described as a "Campy Cult Teen Classic".   It sounds like the Halloween equivalent of Beach Blanket Bingo.  I suppose there has to be some programming to amuse the sub 100 IQ crowd.  I have nothing else to say.



The Stuff.  Now how bad can marshmellow creme be for you....REALLY? What I want to know is how stupid do you have to be to find something coming up from the ground to TASTE it to begin with???

Weird yummy goo erupts from the earth and is discovered by a couple of miners. They taste it and decide to market it because it tastes so good. The American public literally eats up the new dessert sensation now known as the Stuff but it takes over the brains of those who eat it, turning them into zombie-like creatures.  I am sure this is much more than you ever wanted to know.

This shot is from the dinner scene in Scary Movie 2. 

Any of the Scary Movies are a must see for anyone who loves spoof movies!  
Tarantula!!!  My furry little friend!   I love to see his feet move.  Now I bet he can pull off some dance steps!!

Uh oh, here is another monster created by a scientist boo boo.  A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.  Need we know more?
I thinks this appears to be a wee bit of an insect problem.  Pesticide anyone?? The Swarm!

Killer bees from South America have been breeding with the gentler bees of more northern climes, slowly extending their territory northward decade after decade. Now they are coming together in huge, killer swarms and they are approaching my home town of Houston.  Oh no, there they are right outside my window!  
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.  Ah, a young lady combines a ditzy Valley Girl personality, a well-honed sense of sarcasm and some impressive cleavage to carve a career out of Halloween! 

I am sure this little gal gets what she wants and when she wants it!!!
Is this a new dance move he is showing us??  I swear I saw that move on Dancing with the Stars Season Three.  Hmm, is that Billy Ray Cyrus dancing?  No, it's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde!

Here is another story of a scientist who makes a big booboo.  Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.
Now that's a good little doggy!! Down, boy, down.  Stephen King's Cujo.  (Trivia Fact: As with most of Stephen King's early movies, the books have a slightly different ending!!)  

wanna bisket??
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying TokyoSay hello to Gamera.  

This specific shot was from the movie Gamera vs. Gaos.  He is a giant turtle and if I didn't know better, I would say he and Godzilla may have been friends!!



OMG!! Here is Johnny again (wiping drool off chin) as the detective in From Hell. I have to show his pic cause no one knows what Jack the Ripper looks like! (sluuuuurp!!)  And even if I did have a picture of Jumpin' Jack, I would probably put Johnny Depp's picture in anyway.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Now if this isn't a movie to turn you away from vegetables I don't know what is.  Somehow the pods remind me of giant okra....ewwww!! Now THAT'S scary!!

In this movie a small town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by alien duplicates.  This 1956 science fiction classic remains one of the favorite movies of the Golden Era of horror films.  It succeeds because it has a good premise and it sticks to it.
They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.  Their house is a museum, Where people come to see 'em, They really are a scream, The Addams Family. (Neat) (Sweet) (Petite) So get a witches shawl on, A broomstick you can crawl on, We're gonna pay a call on, The Addams Family.

Need I sing more?
So many creatures, so little time..... Van Kilmer in The Island of Dr. Moreau

Uh oh, another scientist makes a big booboo. Through DNA experimentation Dr. Moreau has upset the balance of nature.  By turning animals into humans, he's turned heaven into hell.  The animals are more than slightly weird.  Adapted from a famous HG Wells novel.
Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. They look a little worried don't they? Did someone leave the Guacamole out again??

Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children. So when a kid enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.  I think it's a comedy.
Jeepers Creepers!!  Now really.....WHERE did you get those eyes????

A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on it's last day of it's ritualistic eating spree.   "Helplessness in the middle of nowhere" is another major horror film theme.  Films as diverse as Rocky Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Hills Have Eyes are all examples of innocent people who wander in trouble.
Killer Clowns From Outer Space.   Need I say more?
Men In Black.  Whookit Da Cute Widdle Baby!!!!!  

Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe... it's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it.   High on comedy, high on cleverness, but low on suspense, this show is easily one of the most popular sci-fi movies ever filmed.



Underworld.  Selene is a beautiful vampire warrior who finds herself in the middle of a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.  

In other words, Romeo and Juliet with a Vampire twist.  Good movie by the way.
This cute little bicycle rider is Jigsaw from the Saw series.  Want to play a game?

With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw" by the police because of his unusual calling card.  Saw is best known for one of the best plot twists in Horror History about three quarters of the way thru the movie.
Rosemary's Baby. This poor woman and her husband move into a new apartment. Hubby makes friends with the weirdo elderly couple and before she knows it she is having weird dreams and she is pregnant to boot!  (I don't know why this considered science fiction. Doesn't this happen a lot in the real world?)
This totally happening guy is the Cryptkeeper from Tales of the Crypt.  Along the lines of Twilight Zone, these little horror clips were based on short stories from the EC horror comics of the 1950s.

Appearing on HBO back in the early 1990s, this show was a big hit with its clever mix of horror, occasional nudity, and dark humor. 
Them!   Betcha you didn't get this one.  50s Era atomic tests in the New Mexico desert caused common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.  Back in the Fifties this was a very well-regarded science fiction movie.  However, by today's standards the special effects were pretty hokey. For example, in the picture, flame throwers are being used in a cave to ignite the mutant ants.  Only problem is you never see the Ants burn... that was too tricky to film back in those days.  Oh well.  That's why we had to have imaginations back in those days!
Anyone who knows anything about Harry Potter will recognize Lord Voldemort instantly!!  This guy is *He Who Must Not Be Named* in all 5 Harry Potter movies.
Who ya gonna call?  Ghostbusters!!  This is the goofy crew that knows how to rid you of your unwanted pesky ghosts!!  By the way, that yucky Green monster is Slimer.  Forget about actually getting to eat your lunch any time Slimer's in the room!

Due to an original plot and one of the best mixes of special effects and humor in the history of horror films, this is easily one of the biggest box office smashes in history.  In many ways, it is a very similar movie to Men in Black.
The Hills Have Eyes.  Lets just say no number of facials, complete with cucumbers, are gonna do these guys any good!!!  They are the ugliest bunch of deformed mutants on the planet.  Don't bother to shake their hands.  Even if they have hands, they aren't very friendly.

Along the lines of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the gruesome factor and violence was ratcheted up sky high for this one.  There seems to be a trend towards more and more violence in horror films.  I know it is called "Horror" for a reason, but I wish there was more emphasis on suspense.  For example, the 2007 remake of Halloween was the most violent movie I have ever seen.  Unlike the original which had me on the edge of my seat, I just walked out of this pathetic remake.



They all float down heeeeere…... This dude is Pennywise from Stephen King's It.  7 kids gang together to beat him just to have him return.  Now they have to finish the job 30 years later.

Is Maine the scariest state in the US?  I would imagine so thanks to its most famous citizen, Stephen King.
Interview with the Vampire. Louis is a vampire (Brad Pitt) who gives an interview on his life, his loves, his regrets and his dealings with Lestat (Tom Cruise).

Considered one of the most popular vampire movies ever filmed thanks to the star power of its leads and plenty of gothic horror and romance.  I'm not sure it is a horror classic per se.  Most people refer to the movie as 'fun and entertaining'.
Little Shop of Horrors.  FEED ME!!!!  This is a hilarious musical about a blood sucking plant. The original black and white was shot in 1960 with Jack Nicholson in a bit part. It was a black comedy back then but not a musical!   But when Jack hit stardom with Easy Rider etc, suddenly Jack was promoted to being the star.   Too bad he can't sing.  Jack had to be disappointed not to be in the remake. 
Queen of the Damned or perhaps Interview with the Vampire 2.  Aaliyah as Queen Akasha.

Lestat is still kicking and decides to give rock & roll a chance.  His music awakens the queen who is looking for a king.  First we had Romeo and Juliet meets the Vampire, now we have Vampire meets MTV.  Maybe Anne Rice is a genius, but it seems like the well for intelligent plots is getting thinner and thinner.
Frank Langella played Dracula here in a 1979 remake. This guy travels with his own dirt!  Guess he doesn't have to worry about clean sheet night!!

Like the original 1931 movie, this version stayed pretty close to the Bram Stoker novel.  Due to an incredibly sexy rendition of the Dracula character by Langella plus the modern special effects, most people seem to prefer this version to the original. 
Blair Witch Project.  3 film students decide to tackle a documentary on a local urban legend…and are never heard from again, until their tapes are found. (I think they can be found in some bare drinking up the proceeds from this movie LOL!!)   This movie is the Holy Grail of low-budget horror movies that hit it big.  This was a fluke of the century lame horror movie and no one can figure out why it's popular.  Most people watch this movie in order to figure out why people watch this movie.
"HAAARRRYYY.....I want my HUSBAAAAND back!!!"  Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.  Hey Guys, better watch out.  This is what happens when you mix a cheating husband and a massive amount of radiation exposure - one pissed off chick with the size to do something about it!   Check out the promo - "See the female colossus... her mountainous torso, skyscraper limbs, giant desires!"  Finally, a movie that admits the major reason to see it is to view the largest pair of bosoms in cinematic history.  They should have a scene where a massive breast smothers a man... "see the boob killed by the boob".  Would have been a classic tagline.
The Ring.  Further proof that TV can kill ya!!  Rent a movie, get a death sentence!!  Samara Morgan is a girl who can actually reach out and touch someone after you view her dripping spooky performance!!   The plot revolves around a young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it



Jaws.  Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water!  My guess is they did not have the safe tuna project back then.

I have never considered Jaws to be a "horror film", but darn if I didn't find it listed at #15 on the Rotten Tomatoes Top 50 Horror movies of all time.  So what do I know? 
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas.  Jack Skellington gets bored of being the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown and decides to try Christmas on for size.  The most Ghoulish Holiday ever!
The Fog.  A quiet seaside town is engulfed by a thick fog precisely one century after a boat sunk just off the coast under mysterious circumstances.  Now the ghosts of the lepers who died on the ship are back to exact revenge.  I am sure a lot of people will be renting those Shop Vacs at the grocery store by the end of the movie!!
Ghost Ship.  Some things found out in sea should just be left there!!  

This 2002 movie exists as proof that not all B Horror Movies were made in the Fifties.
House on Haunted Hill.  He who stays in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.  The fun thing about this 1959 movie was a pulley system in the theaters that pulled a plastic ghost across the screaming audience at just the right time during the showing .  It was a great move until the word got out.  Then people started laughing instead.  Oh well.  Some people don't know how to keep a secret.  
Room 1408.  Another Stephen King movie. Doing research for a new book, Mike Enslin discovers a whole new kind of perspective into the unknown. 

This is practically a one-man movie.  If you like special effects and you like John Cusack, go for it.
Resident Evil.  Everyone died. The trouble is they didn't stay dead!  Milla Jovovich is one woman no one wants to mess with!! She totally kicked ass!! If we ever go to war with a bunch of zombie mutants…I want her on my team!

Another take on the scientist who makes a booboo theme. This time a virus gets loose and a beautiful woman with no memory has to save the day from zombies and mutants. 
Ahhh… this is Pinhead. He is from the Hellraiser series and he is absolutely one of my favorites!! A mysterious puzzle box yields unworldly secrets!  He will tear your world apaaaaaart!!

At last, an original script thanks to Clive Barker.  An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.


So, how did you do?  What was your score?

We would like to know what you thought of our puzzle.  Do you have new titles to suggest?  Or trivia to add?  For the fun of it, here is one more puzzle... 

Halllooween Tirrivia Questions -
(had to misspell so Google wouldn't find it)
  1. The creators of Rocky and Bullwinkle were the driving force behind one of listings above.  Can you guess which one?
  2. What do Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Mummy and Dracula all have in common?
  3. What famous monster on the List has no name and how is that possible?
  4. Who was acknowledged as the tallest leading man in horror films at the 1933 Academy Awards?
  5. I have already named Alfred Hitchcock as the leading director of Horror, but in truth he only had two films on this list.  There is a director with four separate titles.  Who could it be?   Sub-question: Name a fifth movie by the same director that SHOULD be on this List, but was omitted  (we will add it next year).
  6. Alfred Hitchcock had nine films listed on the American Film Institute's list of the Top 100 Thrillers of all time.  Yet Hitchcock only had two films that made our List (Psycho, The Birds).  Can you identify another reason why he is considered the leading director of horror and the macabre? 
  7. Maude was a spin-off from All in the Family.  What movie on our list was a spin-off from Dracula?
  8. Two famous movies on our list, Halloween and Psycho, have a very unusual connection.  What is it?
  9. What do Back to the Future and Little House on the Prairie have in common?
  10. The Munsters and The Addams Family... which one was more popular, i.e. which had the higher Nielsen ratings? 
  11. Here's an easy one.  What movie listed above had a serial killer as the main bad guy, but the serial killer wasn't even the most evil person in the show?
  12. Who started her Horror career as Vampira?
  13. What very odd connection does the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman have with Attack of the Giant Leeches?
  14. Are you curious to know which low-budget success on this List inspired a guy named Hitchcock to film Psycho?
  15. Many of the films on this List were low-budget B movies to be sure.  As I researched this topic, I ran across one title that brought a smile to my face.  This film has nothing to do with Halloween and is definitely not on our List, but for the fun of it try to guess the leading low-budget money maker of all time.  Shot for $25,000 back in the Seventies, it is said to have grossed $600,000,000!
  16. I have been nominated 4 times for Academy Awards and won once for Best Leading Actress.  I started my career singing how I want to be dirty in one of the movies on this List and I was married to the star in another movie on this List.  Who am I and which two movies am I referring to on the List?
  17. Okay, okay, I admit that Stephen King is the all-time leading writer of horror, but back in my day I was pretty good myself. Often referred to as "the mad genius" and the "ultimate tormented artist", Alfred Hitchcock was a big fan and so was Roger Corman.  I am the SECOND most famous writer of Horror, but I am embarrassed to say that not a single one of my stories is on the List.  Who am I?
  18. Which movie killed off its famous star in the first twenty minutes of the film?   The director was so worried that the public would find out and not come to see the show that he kept this plot development a major secret.
  19. I am a famous horror film actor.  In one of my most famous roles, I am the star from beginning to end, you hear my voice throughout, yet you never see my face the entire movie.  I am not in makeup or a costume.  Nor is the show animated.  Who am I and what movie are we referring to?
  20. Here is a mean question.  In 2001, the American Film Institute released its list of the Top 100 Thrillers of all time.  24 horror movies were listed.  The titles are listed in alphabetical order:
    1. Alien (1979)
    2. Carrie (1976)
    3. Dracula (1931)
    4. Frankenstein (1931)
    5. Halloween (1978)
    6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    7. Jaws (1975)
    8. King Kong (1933)
    9. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    10. Poltergeist (1982)
    11. Psycho (1960)
    12. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    13. Scream (1996)
    14. The Birds (1963)
    15. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    16. The Exorcist (1973)
    17. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    18. The Omen (1976)
    19. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    20. The Shining (1980)
    21. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    22. The Sixth Sense (1999)
    23. The Thing from Another World (1951)
    24. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    25. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

    There are four movies that are not currently on our LIST of 104 Halloween Horror movies. Can you identify the four names?
    And here's an impossible question:  There is one title above which is not actually on the American Film Institute Top 100 Thriller Movies of all time.  Can you identify which title from the 25 movies doesn't not belong?

  21. Okay, I will leave you with a fun one.  A movie star from our List of 104 movies above released a song about horror movies. Here are some of the lyrics:

    They're the monster's I adore!
    Full of blood and guts and gore!
    They make me wanna' scream and holler!
    More and more and more and MORE!!!!!!

    What's the name of the song and which movie star sang it?

If you would like to know the answers, email ten correct answers to Rick Archer at and I will send you the rest.

Do you have some good Halloween Trivia to add to the collection?  If so, please share.  While you are at it, let me know what you think about our Monster Puzzle.  Did it get you in the Halloween Spirit?  
I sure hope so.  Thanks for playing!  RA


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