Contest Alert! Win a Pair of Tickets to Pat Kiernan’s Ultimate Halloween Trivia Night!

In anticipation of our October 29th Ultimate Halloween Trivia Night at The Bell House hosted by TrivWorks “Special Host” Pat Kiernan, we are delighted to be running a special online trivia contest with mental_floss magazine, our recently-announced prize partner! Be sure to tune in on October 25th to for an exclusive quiz with Pat, and the chance to win a great prize!

To help you get excited for both mental_floss’s online contest and our Ultimate Halloween Trivia Night, we are also announcing a special contest to win FREE TICKETS to our October 29th Bell House event!

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Enter contest by submitting below. Questions about horror films ONLY will be admitted. Trivia questions submitted here will NOT be used during mental_floss’s 10/25 online contest, nor will they be used at our 10/29 event at The Bell House. Be sure to “like” us on our Facebook Page so we can notify you if you’re selected as a winner!


  1. Jim S. on October 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hi David – This is a wonderful little contest your running! Can’t wait to get in on the Mental_Floss trivia contest on the 25th as well. OK – Here’s My Question: “What Was The Actors Real Name Who Played Freddie Kruger”?

  2. Devon Ricci on October 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Love the contest and the Triva Nights. Here is my question: “Which swashbuckling star had his first movie role in A Nightmare on Elm St?”

  3. Devon Ricci on October 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Question: Who was the killer in the original Friday the 13th? (kind of a trick question)

  4. Devon Ricci on October 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Question: What actual liquid did Linda blair throw up in The Exorcist?

  5. Matt on October 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    “In the original Halloween, Michael Myers’ mask is a painted mask of what actor’s face?”

  6. Jessica on October 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I am terrified of all scary movies, so this one comes from my husband: “In the movei “Freddie’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” who played Freddie’s abusive step-father?

  7. Lulu on October 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    What song is playing in the background when we peek into the home of murderer Buffalo Bill in “Silence of the Lambs” and see him primping and vamping?

  8. Devon Ricci on October 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Question: The Ring is a remake of what Japanese film?

  9. Zak Santucci on October 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Q: What term for a false scare in a horror movie was coined from a scene in the 1942 film “Cat People?

  10. Zak on October 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Name the only actor to be killed by an Alien, a Terminator, and a Predator.

  11. Zak on October 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Texas Ranger Earl McGraw was a character in Kill Bill along with what two horror movies?

  12. Colin George on October 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    On what planet does the crew of the Nostromo land in Alien? (LV-426)

    What one word does every song on the American Werewolf in London soundtrack have in common? (Moon)

    What is Carrie’s last name in Carrie? (White)

    What horror movie slasher has the highest body count? (Jason Voorhees)

    What are They in Them? (Giant Ants)

    What US city inspired the nightmare world of Eraserhead (Philadelphia)

    What now famous line did Jack Nicholson improvise in The Shining? (Here’s Johnny!)

    What does Jeff Goldblum call himself during his gruesome transformation in The Fly? (Brundlefly)

    Who is the killer in the original Friday the 13th? (Jason Voorhees’ mother)

    What animal does the alien creature first imitate in The Thing? (A Dog)

  13. Ben Deutsch on October 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    How many times is the name “Carol Anne” spoken in POLTERGEIST III? (Hint: It’s a lot.)

  14. Garth Hammer on October 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Love your TwivWorks trivia at Social every Monday Night, Go Team Garf!

    Here is my trivia – What creepy music on the Exorcist (1973) soundtrack was later placed on the 1990’s infomercial relaxation CD “Pure Moods”

  15. Mark Beazley on October 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    What television actor narrated the opening text in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre?

  16. Liz Minot on October 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Sing the song sung by robert shaw, roy scheider and richard dreyfuss just before the attack in Jaws. at least a full stanza.

    • Liz Minot on October 16, 2012 at 2:49 am

      who was the mike meyers mask in friday the 13th based on?

  17. Nate B. on October 16, 2012 at 7:39 am

    What horror movie was the first film to show a toilet? And flush it as well.

  18. Michael C. O'Day on October 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

    In the original 1931 Frankenstein, the name of the Doctor’s hunchbacked assistant was NOT Igor, but what?

  19. Michael C. O'Day on October 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    The director of Silent Night, Deadly Night, went on to direct what other Christmas classic?

  20. Colin George on October 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Who is the only monster to have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame? (Godzilla)

    What horror film did Stanley Kubrick screen for his crew for inspiration while shooting The Shining? (Eraserhead)

    Scary Movie was the original title for what other horror franchise? (Scream)

  21. Yakimandrew on October 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    What young actor who went on to be the star of one of the most popular TV shows of all time played the monster in the original 1950’s version of “The Thing” (James Arness – Marshall Dillon from “Gunsmoke”

  22. QuizFortune on October 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    The notorious final scene of which movie was filmed backwards to make it even scarier?

  23. Colin George on October 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

    The original theatrical ending of Blade Runner recycles unused footage from what famous horror film? (The Shining)

  24. Nathan Brown on October 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    The son of what novelist appears as a character in the beginning of the Horror film, “Creepshow”? Additionally, now that he’s grown up, he’s the author of what best-selling comic book?

  25. Amy on October 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    if I’m not too late for the last drawing (BTW, I’m not in NY, so Mental Floss offered a subscription if you end up picking my entry! ;))

    Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray are indirectly responsible for the naming of the infamous “Chucky” doll, whose full name in the film was Charles Lee Ray.

  26. Amy on October 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Some more facts… again, I’m going for the Mental Floss subscription if still in time!

    In the 1980 movie “Halloween,” Michael Myers’ mask is actually a Captain Kirk mask which was altered for the film. It was purchased for less than two dollars.
    Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for his leading role in “Silence of the Lambs” although he was only on screen for just over 16 minutes…the least amount of time a lead actor has ever won the award.
    James DuMont, the lead actor of B-movie horror film, “The Cellar Door” attended a birthday party as a child where legendary serial killer John Wayne Gacy entertained children as a clown.
    In the 1973 horror film “The Exorcist” Regan’s bedroom was cooled by air conditioners to temperatures of around 30-40 degrees below zero—so cold that sweat on the crew and cast would freeze. At one point, there was so much moisture in the air that a flimsy layer of snow began to fall on the set.
    At one time, evangelist Billy Graham claimed that a real demon resided in the celluloid reels of the movie, “The Exorcist.”
    For the filming of “The Exorcist II: The Heretic” actress Linda Blair refused to wear the extensive make-up she wore in “The Exorcist”; as a result, a double was used for all of [possessed] Regan’s flashback scenes.
    The Shining” director Stanley Kubrick convinced the MPAA board that the bloody water emerging from the elevator in his trailer was really “rusty water.” He did so to get the trailer approved.
    In the 1987 film “Angel Heart”, director Alan Parker was so unnerved by Robert De Niro’s convincingly evil portrayal of Louis Cypher, that he let De Niro direct himself.
    In the film “Stir of Echoes” Kevin Bacon’s hypnosis sequences are followed by a musical note so that susceptible viewers are not left in a hypnotized state.

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