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Haunted Hits

written by: Gilligan
I hope you enjoy this quiz on creepy classics. From the obvious to the obscure, we'll cover them all in this monster mix of terrifying tracks perfect for Halloween. Enter if you dare.

Question 1:

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This artist began his 1978 hit featured in the audio clip with the opening line: "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand walking through the streets of Soho in the rain. He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook's, going to get a big dish of beef chow mein."
Todd Rundgren
Randy Newman
Andrew Gold
Warren Zevon

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Heavy metal has its share of horrific album covers, but none are perhaps more haunting and laced with mystery than a 1970 album (pictured in the image provided) by this band.
King Crimson
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath

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"I Put a Spell on You" was a successful song by this theatrical singer in 1957. It has been covered dozens of times, but few can recreate this performer's manic and diabolical grunts and screams.
Howlin' Wolf
Cripple Clarence Lofton
Big Joe Turner
Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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Question 4:

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Considered by many to be the successor to Edgar Allan Poe, this author of early 20th century supernatural tales has been an inspiration to many a musician. The heavy metal band, Metallica, has recorded songs inspired by his works, and the prog rock band, Caravan, recorded the song "C'thlu Thlu" (1973) which was also inspired by his horror fiction (audio clip).
Jorge Luis Borges
Peter Straub
H. P. Lovecraft
Algernon Blackwood

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In 1990, this alternative band released a top forty single called "Joey", but it was their album's other track, "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)", that remains a gothic rock anthem.
My Bloody Valentine
Sisters of Mercy
The Damned
Concrete Blonde

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Question 6:

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In 1979, this band released a highly influential gothic rock single with the following lyrics:
"The bats have left the bell tower. The victims have been bled.
Red velvet lines the black box. Bela Lugosi's dead...
Alone in a darkened room, The Count"
Midnight Oil
The Stranglers
Joy Division

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Question 7:

Name the 1962 song recorded by Bobby "Boris" Pickett which contains the line: "What ever happened to my Transylvania Twist?" spoken in a Bela Lugosi accent.

Question 8:

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What heavy metal band has a horrifying mascot named "Eddie" who is featured on nearly every one of their album covers and live shows?
Lizzie Borden
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden

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Question 9:

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The Ramones recorded the title song to which Stephen King film?
Salem's Lot
Pet Semetary
The Dead Zone

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Question 10:

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The song featured in the sound clip is "Bark at the Moon", a 1983 recording by this artist who often incorporated elements of the horror genre in his music and stage presence.
Ted Nugent
Alice Cooper
Ozzy Osbourne
Ronnie James Dio

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Question 11:

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The woman featured in the image provided was the lead vocalist for a very influential band known for their dark imagery. With songs like "Halloween" and "Killing Jar" this group set the standard for other bands like The Cure, who followed closely on their heels and echoed their goth sensibility.
Sonic Youth
Siouxsie & the Banshees
The New York Dolls

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Question 12:

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This haunting song by Echo & the Bunnymen was used in the opening sequence in the cult classic, Donnie Darko.
Every Day Is Halloween
Season Of The Witch
Moon Over Bourbon Street
The Killing Moon

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Question 13:

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The 1973 song "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield was used for which of the following movies?
The Exorcist
Rosemary's Baby
The Shining

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Question 14:

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With its vivid references to death, It would be hard to find a song more dark and haunting than the tune featured in the audio clip. Which group recorded this hit back in 1976?
Steely Dan
Blue Öyster Cult

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Question 15:

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"Dead Man's Party" was a modest hit for this new wave band, known for their Halloween concerts and horror genre image which tended to be more off-beat than scary.
Bow Wow Wow
Oingo Boingo
Talking Heads
Wall of Voodoo

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Question 16:

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In 1975, Alice Cooper released this classic concept album.
Welcome to My Nightmare
Appetite for Destruction
Houses of the Holy
Toys in the Attic

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