Can You Survive This Fiendish Horror Trivia Quiz?

How well do you know horror films? Our team of staff writers racked their brains for horror trivia questions that only die-hard horror film fans will know the answers to. We’ve got facts about horror from classic films to modern franchises and from major plot details to behind-the-scenes information. Do you have what it takes to survive our fiendish horror trivia quiz?

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  • Question of

    In Psycho, what is the fake name Marion Crane uses to sign the guestbook at the Bates Motel?

    Janet Leigh as Marion Crane looks up at Norman Bates with pen poised to sign hotel guest book.
    • Marie Samuels
    • Miriam Byrd
    • Marion Joseph
    • Marion Chambers
  • Question of

    How much screen time does Hannibal Lector actually have in Silence of the Lambs?

    Close-up of Hannibal Lector looking through the glass of his cell.
    • 16 minutes
    • 24 minutes
    • 40 minutes
    • 32 minutes
  • Question of

    Which other famous haunting case did the Ed and Lorraine Warren from The Conjuring also investigate?

    Actors depicting Ed and Lorraine Warren look aghast in the cellar in The Conjuring.
    • Amityville
    • Bell Witch
    • Stanley Hotel
    • Cecil Hotel
  • Question of

    Which movie in the Saw franchise has the most traps and the highest kill count?

    View of woman with hands stuck in razor hand trap in Saw
    • Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
    • Saw II
    • Saw IV
    • Saw VI
  • Question of

    Who directed Frankenstein (1930), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and The Invisible Man (1933)?

    Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein look at each other in the lab.
    • James Whale
    • Reginald Le Borg
    • Jack Arnold
    • George Waggner
  • Question of

    Boris Karloff is known for playing Frankenstein’s Monster, but what other Universal Classic Monster did he play as well?

    Close up of Boris Karloff as Frankensteins monster.
    • The Mummy
    • Dracula
    • The Wolf Man
    • The Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Question of

    How many different timelines currently exist in the Halloween franchise, not including Season of the Witch as a separate timeline?

    Laurie Strode stands in front of a window with Michael Myers standing behind her.
    • Four
    • Seven
    • Three
    • Nine
  • Question of

    In Black Christmas (1974), what song do the carolers sing during Barb’s murder?

    Barb stands opens her front door which is decorated with a wreath and red Christmas lights.
    • O Come, All Ye Faithful
    • O Holy Night
    • Silent Night, Holy Night
    • Silver Bells
  • Question of

    How many films are based on the novels, short stories, and novellas of Stephen King as of 2021?

    Pennywise the Dancing clown leans his head on his hand comically while emerging from a shower floor.
    • 48
    • 56
    • 31
    • 97
  • Question of

    Which horror film partially inspired the opening scene of Jordan Peele’s Get Out because he claimed it reflected the subversion of a perfect white neighborhood?

    Man walks down the sidewalk on a dark street while talking on the phone.
    • Halloween
    • Sinister
    • Poltergeist
    • Children of the Corn
  • Question of

    Who was cast as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge before the filmmakers realized they couldn’t get just anyone to play Freddy?

    Freddy Krueger stands menacingly in a foggy back yard before a pool.
    • An unnamed extra
    • Jackie Earle Haley
    • Robert Shaye
    • Derek Mears
  • Question of

    What was the original ending for Army of Darkness?

    Ash raises his shotgun above his head in Army of Darkness.
    • Ash drinks too much potion and wakes up in a dystopian future.
    • Both Ash and Sheila drink the potion and end up living happily ever after in the Renaissance.
    • The Wise Man returns Ash’s shotgun and chainsaw to him and he rules as king in the Middle Ages, never returning to the future.
    • Ash is unable to save Sheila from the Deadites and is instead defeated by Evil Ash.
  • Question of

    In the The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, what is the name on the side of the truck that runs over the hitchhiker?

    Leatherface raises his chainsaw above his head in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    • Black Maria
    • Tobe Hooper
    • Gunnar Hansen
    • So Long Sally
  • Question of

    What movie has Tom Savini reportedly cited as his greatest work?

    Tom Savini as The Sex Machine drinks a beer in the bar in From Dusk Til Dawn.
    • The Prowler
    • Maniac
    • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
    • Dawn of the Dead
  • Question of

    In which Nightmare on Elm Street movie did Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger makeup get welded to his face during production?

    Freddy Krueger raises his blade fingers to his face.
    • Freddy vs. Jason
    • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
    • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
    • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • Question of

    The flying metallic balls in Phantasm are called what?

    Movie poster for Phantasm
    • Sentinels
    • Spheroids
    • Orbitals
    • Sentries
  • Question of

    In the original Halloween, what is the name of the band playing on Annie’s car radio (the song playing before “Don’t Fear the Reaper”)?

    Annie Brackett and Laurie Strode sit in Annie's car in Halloween.
    • The Coupe De Villes
    • Jan and Dean
    • The Beach Boys
    • The Studebakers
  • Question of

    In The Shining, what beverage does Grady spill on Jack’s coat?

    Jack Torrance and Delbert Grady stand talking in a red bathroom in The Shining.
    • Advocaat
    • Eggnog
    • White Russian
    • Whiskey Sour
  • Question of

    Which 2000s horror film did filmmaker Takashi Miike appear in as an actor?

    Takashi Miike appearing in Last Life in the Universe wearing blue glasses and a snakeskin print blazer.
    • Hostel
    • The Grudge
    • Cabin Fever
    • Dead Silence
  • Question of

    What is the name of the clown played by Sid Haig in Rob Zombie’s films The Devil’s Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses?

    Sid Haig portrays a gruesome clown in House of 1000 corpses.
    • Captain Spaulding
    • Joseph Grimaldi
    • Jingles the Clown
    • Bonzo
  • Question of

    What film did actor Willem Dafoe reportedly have to use a penis decoy in?

    Willem Dafoe as detective sits in an office in American Psycho.
    • Antichrist
    • The Lighthouse
    • Daybreakers
    • Death Note
  • Question of

    Who modified the William Shatner Captain Kirk mask used for the character Michael Myers in Halloween (1978)?

    Michael Myers stands on a porch holding a knife.
    • William Malone
    • Tom Savini
    • Rob Bottin
    • Germano Natali
  • Question of

    Which of these people does NOT make a celebrity cameo in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare?

    Freddy Krueger laughs at a TV screen.
    • Eddie Van Halen
    • Johnny Depp
    • Alice Cooper
    • Roseanne Barr
  • Question of

    What is the name of the book trilogy written by the oldest daughter of the family who grew up in the real Conjuring house?

    The actors portraying the Perron family in The Conjuring stand on their porch hugging each other.
    • House of Darkness House of Light
    • Bathsheba’s Curse
    • The Land That Remembers
    • Haunting of the Old Arnold Estate
  • Question of

    How old was special effects genius Rob Bottin when he worked on John Carpenter’s The Thing?

    An anguished transformation of the creature in John Carpenter's The Thing.
    • 22
    • 31
    • 19
    • 27
  • Question of

    What is the name of the service monkey in George A. Romero’s film Monkey Shines?

    The monkey from Romero's Monkey Shines sits in a lab.
    • Ella
    • Sally
    • Kiki
    • Molly
  • Question of

    What zombie film incorporates the Norse mythological undead creature known as the draugr?

    A draugr raises an axe in Skyrim
    • Dead Snow
    • Zombi 2
    • Die Zombiejäger
    • The Horde
  • Question of

    What novel was the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu unofficially based on?

    Nosferatu stands on a ship with his claw-like fingers raised.
    • Dracula
    • The Vampyre
    • Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
    • Wake Not the Dead
  • Question of

    Which character almost got the boot in The Omen (1976)?

    Damien from The Omen sits in front of his parents in the car with a crazed look in his eyes.
    • Mrs. Baylock
    • Keith Jennings
    • Father Brennan
    • The Psychiatrist
  • Question of

    Which prominent director made a short film about a son sexually abusing his father early in their career?

    A young man stands next to his father, both in tuxedos.
    • Ari Aster
    • Robert Eggers
    • Darren Aronofsky
    • Jennifer Kent


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