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Quiz: Horror Movie Sequels & Remakes

  1. What activity is undertaken by Jason in the eighth Friday the 13th movie and the Muppets in their third movie, according to the titles?
  2. What kind of lycanthrope was played by Nastassja Kinski in a remake of a classic movie starring Simone Simon?
  3. When the third Ju-on film was remade, the Japanese setting was kept, Sarah Michelle Gellar was brought in to star, and the name was Anglicized to what?
  4. Three of the Halloween sequels are subtitled “the [X] of Michael Myers.” For a half point, name one of the three Xs. For a full point, name two. Name three and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside for knowing a lot about shitty sequels.
  5. Now that he’s retired from directing, Steven Soderbergh has time to do stuff like edit together a mashup of what 1960 horror film and its controversial 1998 remake?
  6. When a Stranger Calls, a movie inspired by the urban legend of the babysitter and the man upstairs, inspired a remake in 2006 and a sequel in 1993. What one word was added to the end of the title to form the title of the sequel?
  7. Big batch of spoilers! Timothy Olyphant, Laurie Metcalf, Scott Foley, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts all play masked killers in the sequels to what 1996 slasher film?
  8. What Hebrew and Arabic name meaning “protected by God” became popular in the US after the remake of Ringu came out in 2003? It has the same first letter and number of syllables as Sadako, the original’s ghost girl.
  9. Chloë Grace Moretz is only seventeen, but has already appeared in three horror film remakes. Name the one where she plays the title role for a half point, and one of the other two for another half point.
  10. Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts have each played opposite the title character in remakes of what classic horror movie?

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Trivia quiz: Arachnotrivia

Round 2 at the Old Pequliar on May 5, 2009

All about spiders!

1) According to Roman myth, Arachne was turned into a spider after Minerva challenged her to what kind of contest?

2) Who is “terrific,” “radiant,” and “humble,” but not “crunchy”?

3) When David Bowie was Ziggy Stardust, what did he call his backing band?

4) Who directed the 2002 film Spider, as well as a version of The Fly?

5) Who’s the mythological trickster spider from West Africa who’s starred in children’s books and a couple of Neil Gaiman novels?

6) In Dungeons & Dragons, Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders, is the main goddess worshipped by what race?

7) What TV lawyer played a rural veterinarian menaced by tarantulas in the 1977 film Kingdom of the Spiders?

8) To harvest silk proteins from its milk, Canadian company Nexia introduced spider genes into what kind of farm animal?

9) A sequence involving sailors being eaten by giant spiders was cut from what classic 1933 film?

10) According to legend, what Scottish hero was inspired by the perseverence of a spider trying and trying again to spin a web?

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