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How well do you know horror movies?

Last updated on: June 4, 2010 11:46 IST

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Raja Sen in Mumbai

With the Nightmare On Elm Street remake hitting Indian screens this Friday, we decided to revisit some of our favourite moments in horror history, and give you a bit of a challenge.

So go on, dear reader, click an option, make a choice, and see just how well you know horror movies... if you dare, that is. (Couldn't resist. Enjoy)

1. Which current Hollywood A-lister made his bigscreen debut in Nightmare On Elm Street, with a small part as a teenager swallowed up by his own bloody bed?


a) Johnny Depp
b) George Clooney
c) Brad Pitt


Image: A scene from Nightmare On Elm Street

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2. Going back a few years, what iconic movie star was around in 1958's horror classic, The Blob?


a) Clint Eastwood
b) Robert Redford
c) Steve McQueen


Image: Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen

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3. Ed Wood, known as the world's worst director, made a film during the filming of which lead star Bela Lugosi died. Which film was this?


a) Plan 9 From Outer Space
b) The Creature Walks Among Us
c) Earth Vs The Flying Saucers


Image: Ed Wood

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4. Who says horror films don't have subtext? Don Sigel's iconic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers dealt with what was, in 1956, considered a serious threat to the youth of America. What was it?


a) Drugs
b) Communism
c) Rock and roll


Image: A scene from Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

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5. The first Halloween film, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Mike Myers, was made on such a low budget that they used a modified version of the cheapest rubber mask they could find in a costume store. What mask was this?


a) Richard Nixon
b) Standard hockey mask
c) William Shatner


Image: A scene from Halloween

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6. The best English horror film of all time would have been very different if director Stanley Kubrick hadn't cast it just right. Before picking Jack Nicholson for the memorable lead role, which of these actors did he NOT consider?


a) Robert De Niro
b) Robin Williams
c) Robert Redford


Image: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Robert Redford

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7. Speaking of actors, which of these men haven't played Dracula?


a) Frank Langella
b) Gerard Butler
c) Al Pacino


Image: Frank Langella, Gerard Butler, Al Pacino

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8. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, memorable in every possible way, was also the first American film to show what, exactly?


a) A shower scene
b) A toilet flushing
c) A corpse directly on screen


Image: A scene from Psycho

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9. What film led to exhibitors warning that audience members prone to motion-sickness take the aisle seats?


a) The Blair Witch Project
b) Final Destination 3D
c) Hostel


Image: Scenes from The Blair Witch Project, Final Destination 3D and Hostel

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10. In Richard Donner's classic The Omen, there is a scene where a goldfish bowl crashes to the ground, killing the fish. What was really in the bowl?


a) Cut up tomatoes
b) Sardines painted orange
c) Fish-shaped candy


Image: A scene from The Omen

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