Film Quiz Friday: Happy Halloween!

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Celebrate Halloween with a horror-themed film quiz, in which the only thing more terrifying than the last 10 questions is the first 20.


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For most people, Halloween is going to involve staying in this year, so we’ve dedicated this week’s Halloween quiz to all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, offering up three altogether-ooky rounds of horror movie trivia for various ages. Whether you’re playing solo or looking for a quiz to play with friends and family this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Once you’ve answered all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please do get in touch in the comments and let us know how you did (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Let’s begin…


ROUND ONE – You Know, For Kids!

Halloween is for the kids, really, so be warned that this round on spooky movies for U and PG audiences contains mild peril and questions that may upset very young children…

  1. Haunted Halloween is the 2018 sequel to which family film?
  2. Who provides the voice of Count Dracula in the Hotel Transylvania movies?
  3. In Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, what kind of creature breaks into Hogwarts on Halloween night?
  4. Jack Skellington is the hero of which animated film?
  5. What is the surname of the three witch sisters in Disney’s Hocus Pocus?
  6. Who plays Daphne Blake in the live-action Scooby Doo films of the 2000s?
  7. The Other Mother is an antagonist in which children’s animated horror film?
  8. Who plays the Grand High Witch in the 2020 version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches?
  9. DJ, Chowder, and Mr Nebbercracker are characters in which CG animated film?
  10. In which 1995 comedy did Dan Aykroyd reprise his Ghostbusters role for a cameo appearance?


ROUND TWO – Taglines Of Terror

To avoid fainting, keep repeating, ‘It’s only a movie’… that’s the tagline from The Last House On The Left, but can you name these 10 movies from their scary tagline and the year they were released?

  1. “If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming, she won’t wake up at all” (1984)
  2. “Death doesn’t take no for an answer.” (2000)
  3. “Take [her] to the prom. I dare you.” (1976)
  4. “Evil runs in the family.” (2018)
  5. “Who will survive and what will be left of them?”(1974)
  6. “The monster demands a mate!” (1935)
  7. “One curse, one cure, one week to find it.” (1998)
  8. “She’s evil. And not just high-school evil.” (2009)
  9. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” (1986)
  10. “Something wicked this way hops.” (2005)


ROUND THREE – Any Questions???

Finally, let’s bob for some random Halloween-y pot luck teasers, covering all eras and all levels of difficulty.

  1. What is the name of Tom Hanks’ recurring Halloween character (pictured) on Saturday Night Live?
  2. Which classic zombie film is largely set in the Monroeville Mall?
  3. Who stars as Evelyn Abbott in A Quiet Place?
  4. Seymour Krelborn is the main character in which horror musical?
  5. Complete the trilogy – I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  6. On which continent is John Carpenter’s The Thing set?
  7. Born on Halloween, who directed the New Zealand “splatter” horror movies Bad Taste and Braindead?
  8. Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays the title character in which 2020 horror movie?
  9. Including remakes, how many Halloween movies have been released to date?
  10. And finally, which 1998 horror remake thanks John Woo “for his kitchen knife” in its closing credits?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). It’ll be quizness as usual next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below!


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