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Haunted ABC's

written by: Gilligan
A is for "Amityville" and Z is for "Zombie". Take a spine-tingling stroll through the alphabet, where each letter stands for anything from scary movies and famous monsters to Halloween trivia and horror novels. This is the mother of all pop culture horror quizzes - give it a try..... if you dare!

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A is for "Amityville"
According to the Jay Anson book (1977) and film (1979), The Amityville Horror, George and Kathleen Lutz and their children moved into a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, located in this state.
New York

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B is for "Beetlejuice"
In the Tim Burton film, Betelgeuse must remove the obnoxious Deetz family from a small town home. The daughter, Lydia Deetz is played by which actress?
Neve Campbell
Christina Ricci
Selma Blair
Winona Ryder

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C is for "Chucky"
What actress plays both the living Tiffany and the doll Tiffany in Childs Play 4: Bride of Chucky (1998)?
Fran Drescher
Jennifer Tilly
Rhonda Shearer
Elizabeth Perkins

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D is for "Dracula"
While many Americans associate Bela Lugosi with the character of Dracula, this actor may be just as well known worldwide for the role at Hammer Studios in the 50's through the 70's.
Michael York
Christopher Lee
Rip Taylor
Donald Pleasance

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E is for "Elvira"
What is the name of the actress who portrays Elvira, Mistress of the Dark?
Michelle Bauer
Diedre Hall
Cassandra Peterson
Brinke Stevens

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F is for "Freddy"
Which director created the character of Freddy Krueger (portrayed by actor Robert Englund) for his Nightmare on Elm Street film series?
Wes Craven
Tobe Hooper
Sam Raimi
John Carpenter

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G is for the "Great Pumpkin"
Which Peanuts character would spend every Halloween night in the pumpkin patch awaiting the Great Pumpkin?
Charlie Brown
Peppermint Patty

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H is for "Halloween"
Where does the movie Halloween II (1981) primarily take place?
a prison
an insane asylum/ mental hospital
an meatpacking plant
a hospital

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I is for "Ichabod"
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" tells the story of a schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, who competes for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel. On the way home from a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman. Who wrote this tale in 1820?
Edgar Allan Poe
Washington Irving
Rudyard Kipling
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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J is for "Jack the Ripper"
From August through November of 1888, five prostitutes were murdered in an impoverished London district during the hours of darkness. What was another name used to describe the Ripper during the days surrounding the killing spree?
The Thames Street Corner Killer
The Whitechapel Murderer
The Yorkshire Strangler
The Devil of Commercial Street

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K is for "Karloff"
Boris Karloff portrayed the Universal Studios monster pictured on the1997 US Postage Stamp in the image provided. What author invented this creature in his or her 1818 novel?
Anne Radcliff
Gaston Leroux
Mary Shelley
Bram Stoker

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L is for "Lycanthrope"
The werewolf has been the subject of many works of 20th century fiction. Perhaps one of the more famous examples is the 1941 film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. What was the name of the character, portrayed by Chaney, who was cursed with lycanthropy?
Gabriel Van Helsing
Oscar Goldman
Larry Talbot
Jonathan Harker

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M is for the "Munsters"
What is the first name of Lily Munster's husband who bears a striking resemblance to Frankenstein's monster?

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N is for "Night of the Living Dead"
"They're coming to get you, Barbara!" begins this classic George Romero zombie movie which revolutionized the horror film industry. In 1978 Romero made a sequel of sorts - what was its name?
Dawn of the Dead
The Gates of Hell
Oasis of the Zombies
Return of the Living Dead

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O is for "Ouija"
In the 1973 movie, The Exorcist, Chris (Ellen Burstyn) asks her daughter Regan (Linda Blair) if she knows how to use the family Ouija board: "Sure Mom, I do it all the time with ___________," answers Regan. Fill in the blank with the name used by Regan to describe this demon which would eventually possess her.
Wicked Lester
Alistair Crowley
Captain Howdy

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P is for "Phantom of the Opera"
On Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, this composer's musical "The Phantom of the Opera" became the longest running show in Broadway history, surpassing another of this British composer’s megahits, “Cats.”
Richard Rodgers
Henry Mancini
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Oscar Hammerstein

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Q is for "Queen of the Damned"
This author explores the origins of the vampires in the novel, Queen of the Damned - the third in the series after Interview with a Vampire, and The Vampire Lestat.
Patricia Cromwell
Alice Hoffman
Shirley Jackson
Anne Rice

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R is for "REDRUM"
Who can forget the scene in "The Shining" where Danny is in a trance, carrying a knife and muttering "redrum" repeatedly. The term, it turns out, is "murder" backwards. This, and many other scenes of intense horror, take place at a certain hotel closed for the winter. What is the name of the hotel?
Castle Rock
The Coronado
The Dakota
The Overlook

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S is for "Stephen King"
Many, many, many of the works by Stephen King have been adapted for film. Which of the following movies was NOT based on a Stephen King story?
Lawnmower Man
The Dead Zone
The Omen

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T is for "Trick or Treats"
The image provided depicts a Halloween costume that, unbelievably, many children in the 1970's wore. What specific actor does this costume represent?
Chuck Barris
Gabe Kaplan
Robert Blake
Richard Simmons

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U is for "Uncle Fester"
The cast from a 1977 Halloween TV special are pictured in the image provided. The characters pictured are: Uncle Fester, Gomez, Morticia, and __________.
Cousin It

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V is for "Vault of Horror"
Along with "Tales From the Crypt" and "The Haunt of Fear", "The Vault of Horror" was a successful EC comic in the early 1950's by Bill Gaines. In 1954, Gaines cancelled the comics due to censorship and legal issues surrounding the comic's horror themed content. One of Gaine's publications from this era did survive, and would become quite successful in the ensuing years. What is its name?
National Lampoon
Tiger Beat
Archie Comics
MAD Magazine

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W is "Witch"
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble" chant the witches in this tragedy by William Shakespeare.
The Tempest
King Lear

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X is for "X Files"
The show TV Guide called the greatest cult program since "Star Trek" starred partners Mulder and Scully. Scully's first name was Dana. What was Mulder's first name?

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Y is for "Yeti"
The Yeti is a Bigfoot type creature native to the Himalayas, not yet conclusively proven to exist. What is the name for field of study which searches for animals hypothesized to exist, but for which conclusive proof is missing (like the Yeti or Loch Ness Monster)?

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Z is for "Zombie"
Which film gives us a double-dose of zombies? In the first story, Bedelia gets a special treat as her father rises from the grave asking, "Where's my cake?" In the third story, Harry (played by Ted Danson) and Becky rise from their watery graves to seek revenge.
Needful Things
Trilogy of Terror
Tales from the Darkside

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