Quiz of the week: 30 terrifying questions about horror movies

The nights may be getting brighter, but for many of us our hearts and minds remain in the dark, black and scary world of horror. Films, that is, a light quiz of course, not Rob Zombie’s basement exploration or Dario Argento’s horror memorabilia store inventory, and what better way to test your expertise this weekend -end that with scary questions?

The horror genre is one of the oldest in cinematic history, with the first horror on film recorded in the 1890s, long before The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was even a light bulb overhead. by Robert Vienna. We’ve put together a list of XX questions about your favorite genre that might make you hide behind the couch or have a spooky movie night – the questions will come first, then the answers below. No cheat-scrolling, no contact with a higher being to help you, they will only want to refund you.

If that scares you a little too much, you can try our other quizzes which include general knowledge quizzes, or this Wales themed quiz. We also have a Star Wars quiz if you want to stick with the movies, find it here.

Read more:All TV and film projects being filmed in Wales in Spring 2022


(you will find the answers if you scroll down)

1. When was the unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu, released?

2. How many Halloween movies have there been (yes, ALL)?

3. Special effects guru Greg Nicotero HAS NOT worked on which of these horror franchises: Hostel, Creepshow, Evil Dead or Hellraiser?

4. Suspiria director Dario Argento is a well-known proponent of which horror subgenre?

5. Poltergeist, Alien, Twin Peaks, Nightmare on Elm Street, which TV show references these horrors (and more) brilliantly?

6. Speaking of Poltergeist, what is the name of the child who gets carried away by evil spirits?

7. Doctor Sleep is the sequel to which adaptation of Stephen King’s novel?

8. Killer Mike Myers wears a mask on Halloween – what face was the mask modeled on?

9. Which Welsh horror stalwart is known for his roles as Doom-Head in 31, Mr Big in Bingo Hell and The Chemist in Mandy?

10. The 2015 horror, The Witch, is directed by whom?

11. What movie is this quote from: “OH GOD! Oh Jesus Christ!?”

12. Who dies first in An American Werewolf in London?

13. This cast is from which film – Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro?

14. What do these horrors have in common? An American Werewolf in London, The Wolfman (1941) and Apostle?

15. There was another werewolf movie released in 1981, besides AAWiL, name it?

16. Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis DID NOT appear in which of these slashers? Halloween, Prom Night, The Fog, Black Christmas.

17. Bela Lugosi was famous for playing which classic horror character?

18. In what year was Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein released?

19. What a horror of 1942 has the slogan “Lovely woman…giant killer cat…same ‘person!”

20. How many films have horror icons Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in together?

21. What is the highest grossing horror movie of all time?

22. Jordan Peele followed up his hit psychological thriller, Get Out, with what blood-chilling look-alike film?

23. Which series of horror films is linked by these actors, Heather Graham, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Anthony Anderson?

24. Also in this series of films, Linda Blair appeared in the first film. What role made her famous?

25. Janet Leigh played the original scream queen, Marion Crane – which actress played her sister Lila?

26. Whose directorial debut came with the 2019 psychological thriller Saint Maud

27. The Hollywood remake of The Ring was released in 2002, when was the Japanese original – titled “Ring” released?

28. Sticking with J-horror, which movie features a terrifying scene with a moving bag?

29. When was the first paranormal activity published?

30. Misery star Kathy Bates starred in two other Stephen King adaptations – which ones?

Kathy Bates and James Caan in Misery


1. 1922

2. There have been 12 releases so far (Halloween (1978), Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4, Halloween 5, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween: H20, Halloween: Resurrection , Halloween (2007) Halloween (2009), Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills Halloween Ends, the 13th and (probably not) final film, comes out in October 2022. So if you said 12 or 13, that’s cool.

3. Hellraiser – Greg has done gruesome prosthetics on just about every horror you can imagine.

4. Giallo

5. Stranger Things

6. Carol Ann

7. The Brilliant

8. William Shatner

9. Richard Brake, born in Ystrad Mynach

10. Robert Egger

11. The Wicker Man – spoken by Edward Woodward’s character as he sees the titular pagan structure

12. Jack, played by Griffin Dunne, who reappears as a zombie ghost

13. This is from Ari Aster’s 2018 movie Hereditary.

14. They were all filmed in Wales

15. The Howl

16. Black Christmas


18. 1931

19: Cats

20. Eight. The Black Cat, The Raven, The Body Snatcher, The Invisible Ray, Son of Frankenstein, Black Friday, You’ll Find Out and Gift of the Gab.

21. IT (2017)

22. We

23. The Scream Movies

24. Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist

25. Vera Miles

26. Pink Glass

27. 1998

28. Auditions

29. 2007

30.Dolores Claiborne and The Stand (half a point each)

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