Film Quiz Friday: What’s Your Favourite Scary Movie?

Scream - a picture of Ghostface (the killer) wearing a halloween mask and holding a bloody knife.
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It’s almost Halloween and that means 30 questions about spooky doings on screen, including the return of the dreaded title mashup game!


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We were working in the lab late one night and we’ve come up with another Halloween-themed edition of Film Quiz Friday. This time around, subjects include horror franchises, the works of Tim Burton, and a wide array of spooky movie mashups, like the ones in our Valentine’s special.

Once you’ve completed all 30 questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. If you’re really pushing the boat out on spooky season, here are the 2020 and 2021 editions to play solo or with your fellow Halloweeners.

ROUND ONE – The Tim Burton Round

BeetlejuiceFirst, a round paying tribute to filmmaking’s patron saint of spooky season, Tim Burton, and the various horror influences of the movies he’s directed, produced, or written…

  1. Who plays Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice?
  2. Later remade as a 2012 stop-motion animated feature, which 1984 Tim Burton short features Sparky the dog?
  3. “Ack, ack, ack” is a notable quote by alien characters in which sci-fi comedy?
  4. Which Oscar-winning actor plays the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow?
  5. Complete the title of the 2016 teen fantasy film – Miss Peregrine’s Home For…
  6. Which character is The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street in the movie musical of the same name?
  7. Which horror legend plays Edward’s creator and father in Edward Scissorhands?
  8. Which 1960s US TV soap opera did Burton adapt into a 2012 horror comedy?
  9. Which composer provides the score and Jack Skellington’s singing voice in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
  10. “I’ll murder you momentarily” is a quote by which Batman villain – The Joker, The Penguin, or Catwoman?


ROUND TWO – Monster Mashups

Oh dear, we’ve added a bit of horror into some non-horror movies by grafting titles together. Here are some phoney movie synopses we made up to cover our tracks – can you name the new nightmares we’ve created from bits of two different films?

  1. Lindsay Lohan swaps bodies with Jason Voorhees’ vengeful mother.
  2. Elisabeth Moss can’t see a New York-set romance with Woody Allen happening.
  3. Jamie Lee Curtis has her high-school dance filmed by a sociopathic local news reporter.
  4. Monster hunter Hugh Jackman invents a school band to impress a girl.
  5. The young Waterburys move to the countryside and slaughter all the town’s adults for harvest reasons.
  6. Six women are trapped underground with a blind, scenery-chewing Al Pacino.
  7. Saying “Creasy” five times in front of a mirror makes Denzel Washington turn up and kill everyone.
  8. Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr sing and taunt teenaged killers, one year later.
  9. Meryl Streep is forever young, but her family line is part of an ancient witch coven.
  10. Bruce Campbell finds absolutely no joy in reading but seizes the day anyway.


ROUND THREE – Spooky Sequels

Hocus Pocus 2Let’s finish with a random selection of questions about horror franchises, including slasher movies, supernatural chillers, and all-around spooky doings…

  1. Which 2022 horror sequel shares its name with the 1996 original?
  2. In cinemas now! What is the full title of the third movie in David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy?
  3. Which fictional hotel connects The Shining and its sequel Doctor Sleep?
  4. Disney’s Hocus Pocus films are both set in which historically witchy US town?
  5. Who directed 1986’s Psycho III, as well as reprising his role as Norman Bates?
  6. Which franchise movie monster wears a fedora and a red-and-green striped jumper?
  7. In the news! Tobin Bell will reprise his role as John Kramer in the tenth instalment of which franchise?
  8. In which family-friendly horror franchise does Jack Black play author R.L. Stine?
  9. The prequel Leatherface is the earliest-set instalment of which long-running horror franchise?
  10. And finally, in the Conjuring universe, how many Annabelle spin-off movies have been released to date?

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). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another quiz, but until then, check out our film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking comedians our movie trivia questions, and occasionally berating them for not knowing the answers. Keep an eye out for the brand-new Halloween special episode next week too!

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