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,
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.
The 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.
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.
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
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.
This is me!!
wait.....no, it's not
me. It is the
wicked witch from The Wizard of Oz.
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
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
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
Kong remake on the other hand was pretty good.
This clue was very VERY hard.
I am not sure
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Casper the Friendly Ghost...
he's the friendliest ghost you
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
These hot mamas are the teenage witches from the movie
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
Cute Halloween movie that the kids can
These witches are from the movie
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
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
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?
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
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 bird.....no...it's a plane...no....It'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.
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
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!
Uh oh, someone has a giant tummy ache!
What that growling sound in his
tummy.... it's Alien getting ready for his big
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
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...
finding someone to replace the blood-stained carpet is
no easy task.
Anaconda. This is one BIG
is doing a different type of bootie shake in this
movie...one 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
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
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
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
You want another blood sucker besides Dracula you say?
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 my....now 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!
said STOP POKING MEEE!!!"
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
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
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
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
Doggie wanna bisket??
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying,
fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying
Tokyo! Say 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
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
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
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
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
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.
you didn't get this one. 50s
Era atomic tests in the New
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
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
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
Is Maine the scariest state in the US?
I would imagine so thanks to its most famous citizen,
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
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
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
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
"HAAARRRYYY.....I want my HUSBAAAAND
back!!!" Attack of the 50 Foot
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
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.
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...
Questions - (had to misspell so Google
wouldn't find it)
- The creators of Rocky and
Bullwinkle were the driving force behind one of listings
above. Can you guess which one?
- What do Wolf Man, Frankenstein,
Mummy and Dracula all have in
- What famous monster on the List has no name and how
is that possible?
- Who was acknowledged as the tallest leading man
in horror films at the 1933 Academy Awards?
- 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).
- 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?
- Maude was a spin-off from
All in the Family. What movie on our list
was a spin-off from Dracula?
- Two famous movies on our list, Halloween and
Psycho, have a very unusual connection.
What is it?
- What do Back to the Future
and Little House on the Prairie have in common?
- The Munsters and The
Addams Family... which one was more popular, i.e. which had
higher Nielsen ratings?
- 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?
- Who started her Horror career as Vampira?
- What very odd connection does the
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman have with Attack of the Giant Leeches?
- Are you curious to know which low-budget
success on this List inspired a guy named Hitchcock to film
- 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!
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- Alien (1979)
- Carrie (1976)
- Dracula (1931)
- Halloween (1978)
- Invasion of the
Body Snatchers (1956)
- Jaws (1975)
- King Kong (1933)
- Night of the
Living Dead (1968)
- Psycho (1960)
- Rosemary's Baby
- Scream (1996)
- The Birds (1963)
- The Day the
Earth Stood Still (1951)
- The Exorcist
- The Night of the
- The Omen (1976)
- The Phantom of
the Opera (1925)
- The Shining
- The Silence of
the Lambs (1991)
- The Sixth Sense
- The Thing from
Another World (1951)
- The Wizard of Oz
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
the 25 movies doesn't not belong?
- 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
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
While you are at it, let me know what you think about our Monster
Puzzle. Did it get you in the Halloween Spirit?
sure hope so. Thanks for playing! RA