The Classic Horror Film Quiz

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Do you truly know the history of great Horror films?

  • 1
    This great German director made the 1922 silent film "Nosferatu," the first filmed version of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula."
    Tod Browning
    F. W. Murnau
    Billy Wilder
    Max Schreck
    Fritz Lang
  • 2
    This 1932 Horror film, directed by Tod Browning, was banned in England for 30 years due to its use of actual circus sideshow performers in many lead roles.
    Things to Come
    The Devil-Doll
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • 3
    This actor played Dr. Frankenstein to Boris Karloff's monster in the 1931 film "Frankenstein."
    Colin Clive
    Lionel Atwill
    Peter Cushing
    Vincent Price
    Basil Rathbone
  • 4
    A master make-up artist and pantomime, he played the title characters in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923) and "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925).
    Charlie Chaplin
    Fredric March
    Bela Lugosi
    Lon Chaney
    Boris Karloff
  • 5
    He would direct "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), considered one of the greatest horror films ever made. Later, the film "Gods and Monsters" (1998) would be based on his life.
    Robert Wise
    Erich von Stroheim
    Charles Laughton
    James Whale
    Jacques Tourneur
  • 6
    This long-time actor, a favorite of director Joe Dante's, would most famously play the lead role of Captain Patrick Hendry in Howard Hawks' horror/science fiction classic "The Thing From Another World" (1951).
    Richard Carlson
    Dana Andrews
    James Arness
    John Carradine
    Kenneth Tobey
  • 7
    Hired by RKO to supervise the making of horror films, he would produce and write nine works including "Cat People" (1942), "I Walked With a Zombie" (1943) and "The Body Snatcher" (1945) that are today considered classics of mood and suspense.
    Robert Wise
    Jack Arnold
    Val Lewton
    Jack Clayton
    Fritz Lang
  • 8
    The epitome of British cool, this veteran actor would play the role of Dr. Van Helsing and Dr. Frankenstein in numerous Hammer Horror films from 1957-1974.
    Peter Lorre
    Michael York
    Peter Cushing
    Patrick Magee
    Vincent Price
  • 9
    This popular television actor played the title role in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957).
    Ron Howard
    Martin Milner
    Darren McGavin
    Ben Murphy
    Michael Landon
  • 10
    Fresh from the success of his role in the Academy Award-winning "West Side Story" (1961), he would portray young playboy Luke Sanderson in Robert Wise's haunted house Horror classic "The Haunting" (1963).
    Christopher Plummer
    Tim Matheson
    George Chakiris
    Sal Mineo
    Russ Tamblyn
  • 11
    She would play the original heroine Ann Darrow in the 1933 monster classic "King Kong."
    Elsa Lanchester
    Myrna Loy
    Greta Garbo
    Fay Wray
    Gloria Holden
  • 12
    In 1968, he directed his first American film "Rosemary's Baby" starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.
    Werner Herzog
    Ridley Scott
    Milos Forman
    Roman Polanski
    William Castle
  • 13
    He played the role of Lord Summerisle, the leader of a mysterious island village in the moody 1973 Horror classic "The Wicker Man."
    Vincent Price
    Ralph Richardson
    Richard Burton
    Peter Cushing
    Christopher Lee
  • 14
    This veteran actor played the role of the immortal Father Merrin who arrives on the scene to dramatically battle demonic possession in "The Exorcist" (1973).
    Joseph Cotten
    Ray Milland
    Ralph Bellamy
    Max Von Sydow
    Lee J. Cobb
  • 15
    This long-time actor would finally put his name on the map in the role of the sympathetic Captain Dallas in Ridley Scott's 1979 Horror classic "Alien."
    James Woods
    Tom Skerritt
    Harvey Keitel
    Gary Busey
    Peter Weller
  • 16
    She would star in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" in 1963. She is also the mother of actress Melanie Griffith.
    Julie Andrews
    Angela Lansbury
    Vera Miles
    Kim Novak
    Tippi Hedren
  • 17
    What is the name of the motel where Janet Leigh stops off to rest in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 Horror film "Psycho?"
    Judd's Motel
    The Bates Motel
    The Duchess Motel
    Grand Motel
    The Hill House
  • 18
    This director first burst onto the scene with the 1978 independent film "Halloween." He would later direct "The Fog" (1980), "The Thing" (1982) and "Christine" (1983).
    David Cronenberg
    Tobe Hooper
    John Landis
    John Carpenter
    Joe Dante
  • 19
    This quirky character actress would play the role of Wendy Torrance, wife of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), in Stanley Kubrick's chilling 1980 film version of the Stephen King bestseller "The Shining."
    Patty Duke
    Teri Garr
    Karen Black
    Melinda Dillon
    Shelley Duvall
  • 20
    These two actors played Steve and Diane Freeling, the perfect 1980's parents, in the Steven Spielberg-produced chiller "Poltergeist."
    Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gary
    Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams
    George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere
    Richard Crenna and Glenn Close
    Roddy McDowall and Gayle Hunnicutt
  • 21
    What actor played the lead role in David Cronenberg's critically acclaimed 1986 remake of "The Fly."
    Michael Biehn
    William Hurt
    David Naughton
    Christopher Walken
    Jeff Goldblum
  • 22
    This film director, based in Pennsylvania, literally created the zombie genre as we know it today with his low budget 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead."
    George Romero
    Dan Curtis
    Tobe Hooper
    Joe Dante
    Herk Harvey
  • 23
    This Academy-winning actor's career received a needed boost after he played the lead role in the huge 1976 blockbuster Horror hit "The Omen."
    Richard Burton
    Gregory Peck
    Burt Lancaster
    Charlton Heston
    George C. Scott
  • 24
    This actor has a devoted cult following, largely due to the success of his portrayal of Ash Williams in the 1981 Horror classic "The Evil Dead."
    Bruce Campbell
    Lance Henriksen
    Jeremy Irons
    Dick Miller
    Harry Dean Stanton
  • 25
    She first made her mark on the movie scene by directing the 1987 cult classic "Near Dark," a film detailing a surly vampire gang roaming the American southwest.
    Joan Micklin Silver
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Martha Coolidge
    Diablo Cody
    Jane Campion
  • 26
    He directed the fiendishly clever 1996 celebration of the modern slashed film "Scream," with Drew Barrymore meeting an untimely end.
    John Landis
    Wes Craven
    Tim Burton
    Jonathan Demme
    Sam Raimi
  • 27
    An accomplished horror novelist, he decided to try his hand at directing with the 1987 Horror film "Hellraiser."
    Stephen King
    John Saul
    Clive Barker
    Peter Straub
    Dean Koontz
  • 28
    Johnny Depp played the title character in this 1994 film that details the making of "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
    Ed Wood
    Peeping Tom
    Edward Scissorhands
    Van Helsing
    Jacob's Ladder
  • 29
    These renown actors played the vampires Lestat and Louis in Neil Jordan's 1994 adaptation of the Anne Rice Horror classic "Interview With the Vampire."
    Gary Oldman and Keanu Reeves
    George Clooney and Brad Pitt
    Antonio Banderas and River Phoenix
    Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt
    Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland
  • 30
    This young actor was nominated for an Academy Award in the role of Cole Sear, a person who sees dead people, in M. Night Shyamalan's 1999 Horror classic "The Sixth Sense."
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    Kieran Culkin
    Corey Haim
    Haley Joel Osment
    Michael Cera

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