The Classic Horror Film Quiz

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Do you truly know the history of great Horror films?

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    This great German director made the 1922 silent film "Nosferatu," the first filmed version of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula."
  • 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.
  • 3
    This actor played Dr. Frankenstein to Boris Karloff's monster in the 1931 film "Frankenstein."

  • 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).
  • 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.
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    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).

  • 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.
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    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.
  • 9
    This popular television actor played the title role in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957).
  • 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).

  • 11
    She would play the original heroine Ann Darrow in the 1933 monster classic "King Kong."
  • 12
    In 1968, he directed his first American film "Rosemary's Baby" starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.
  • 13
    He played the role of Lord Summerisle, the leader of a mysterious island village in the moody 1973 Horror classic "The Wicker Man."
  • 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).
  • 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."
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    She would star in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" in 1963. She is also the mother of actress Melanie Griffith.

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    What is the name of the motel where Janet Leigh stops off to rest in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 Horror film "Psycho?"
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    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).
  • 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."
  • 20
    These two actors played Steve and Diane Freeling, the perfect 1980's parents, in the Steven Spielberg-produced chiller "Poltergeist."

  • 21
    What actor played the lead role in David Cronenberg's critically acclaimed 1986 remake of "The Fly."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 26
    He directed the fiendishly clever 1996 celebration of the modern slashed film "Scream," with Drew Barrymore meeting an untimely end.

  • 27
    An accomplished horror novelist, he decided to try his hand at directing with the 1987 Horror film "Hellraiser."
  • 28
    Johnny Depp played the title character in this 1994 film that details the making of "Plan 9 From Outer Space."
  • 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."
  • 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."

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