Monday, October 31, 2016


Halloween Quiz

1.   How many times did Bela Lugosi play Dracula?  

A. 2

B.  4

C.  7

2.  How long has Halloween been around? 

A.  103 years

B.  940 years

C.  6,000 years

3.  Halloween started in which country?

A.  Italy

B.  Germany

c.  Ireland

4.  Bonfires are associated with Halloween.  How did it get its name?

A.  Named for Dutch boon bean which were roasted on Halloween.

B.  In Samhein, the home of Halloween, priests used to put cattle bones on the fire.

C.  Bonnie,  a Salem witch, was burned at the stake, which became a Bon Fire.

5.  Bela Lugosi was buried with an item associated with his fame as Dracula.  What was it?

A.  A cross.

B.  A cape

c.  A stake.

6.  Lon Chaney, Jr. played the Wolf Man.  How many times would he play this role in future films?

A.  0

B.  3

C.  5

Fun Facts

Blair Witch Project was filmed in eight days.

The mask used in Halloween is a modified William Shatner mask. 

The skeletons in Poltergeist were not props - they were real human skeletons.

Psycho was the first time a flushing toilet was used in the movies.

The Exorcist is Warner Bros highest grossing film of all time.

I know the Cubs were on last Friday but I watched the first half hour of Dracula on Turner.  I don't know if they had a shortage of rats but when Dracula's castle is first revealed they have a shot of armadillos scurry about.  Armadillo's?  Ah, yes, the essential element of every nightmare.

A little 10 minute mini-movie for your Halloween.  The "lost film" concept which was also the premise behind the Paranormal Activity series opens the genre to anyone with a camera and maybe a little editing skills.  Actually, old Drac, Frankie and Wolfie don't raise my blood pressure at all.  It's the spooky house or asylum footage that makes me pull the covers over at night.   


1.  A

Although it seems all his roles were Dracula he only played him twice.  The first of course is the original Dracula made in 1931.  He then played old Drac in the comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

2.  C

Halloween is thought o have originated 2000 years B.C., which would make it 6000 years old.

3.  C

Halloween started out as a Celtic festival in Ireland.

4.  B

Druid priests would throw cattle bones onto a fire and thus became bone fire, or bonfire.

5.  B

Lugosi was buried with one of his capes used in the movie Dracula.

6.  C

Chaney played the Wolf Man in 5 films:  the original,  Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

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