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Early in his career, George Romero directed a short film about what television star undergoing a tonsillectomy?

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Quiz: Zombies

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 6.55/10 (11 teams)

1) According to a chatty zombie in Return of the Living Dead, what’s the only thing that gets rid of the pain of being dead?
2) The classic 1943 film I Walked With a Zombie was partly inspired by what classic 1847 Gothic novel?
3) What 2006 comic book by Robert Kirkman features brain-craving undead versions of Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and more?
4) There are many recipes for the zombie cocktail, but they all involve what liquor?
5) In 1994, what Irish band asked “What’s in your head?” in their international hit song “Zombie”?
6) George Romero’s Land of the Dead features cameos by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creators of what zombie spoof released the year before?
7) British pop group The Zombies landed three singles in the US Billboard top 40 between 1964 and 1969. Name any one of them for one point.
8) What music video begins with this disclaimer from the artist: “Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in theoccult”?
9) The phrase “klaatu barada nikto” turned off Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still. In what 1992 horror sequel does a mangled version of the phrase raise a legion of hostile zombies?
10) The hilariously gory 1985 film Re-Animator, which brought a whole new meaning to the term “giving head,” was based on the story “Herbert West: Reanimator” by what American horror author?

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Quiz: Movies

1) “Just once, I’d like a regular, normal Christmas. A little eggnog… a fuckin’ Christmas tree… a little turkey. But, no. I gotta crawl around in this motherfuckin’ tin can.” So mutters the hero of what 1990 movie?
2) Spoiler alert! Steven Seagal gets killed while boarding an airplane in what 1996 action film?
3) Before he created Lost and Alias, J.J. Abrams wrote the screenplay for what 1991 drama, in which Harrison Ford’s life changes when he attempts to buy some cigarettes?
4) She broke two ribs wearing a corset, but Nicole Kidman won an MTV Movie Award for Best Actress for what 2001 musical?
5) Sean Penn took a role in what 1993 gangster film to earn enough money so that he could direct The Crossing Guard?
6) What 2005 film updated a 50-year-old sitcom, in part by editing out the hilarious threats of slapstick domestic violence?
7) Radiohead composed the song “Exit Music (For a Film)” for what 1996 tragedy based on a well-known play?
8) What 1993 flop was the first major theatrical released based on a video game?
9) The creators of Shaun of the Dead have a cameo in what 2005 zombie movie directed by George Romero?
10) Who appeared in all nine of these movies?
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