Cinema City Film Quiz #7

[25 October 2009]


Winning Team:
The Postman Strikes Again

Genre – Horror

Runners Up:
Hammer II: Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Them
Genre – 80’s Rapper Revenge Flick
Nut Up Or Shut Up
Genre – Action
The Ex-Orcists
Genre – Horror
I Know What You Did Last Sunday
Genre – Religious Horror
Wicked Nor-witch
Genre – Horror

HORROR ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What insect found its way into the teleportation device with Seth Brundle in The Fly?
A FLY
2. John Carpenter’s Village Of The Damned is a remake of which 1960 release?
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
3. The Amityville Horror is based on a true story: True or False?
TRUE
4. Nosferatu is an adaptation of which novel? [bonus point for naming the author]
DRACULA [Bram Stoker]
5. Underworld depicts an underground war between which two factions? [one point per correct answer]
VAMPIRES / LYCANS
6. What month of 1966 was Rosemary’s baby due to be born in the film of the same name?
JUNE (28-06-1966)
7. What does Roddy Piper’s character use to see the subliminal messages and skull-faced aliens in They Live?
SUNGLASSES
8. Who composed the iconic theme music for Halloween?
JOHN CARPENTER
9. Name the lead killer in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
LEATHERFACE
10. Name the lead killer in Friday The 13th.
MRS. VOORHEES (Jason’s Mother)
11. How many blades can be found on Freddy Krueger’s glove in Nightmare On Elm Street?
FOUR
12. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is based on which novel by Jack Finney?
THE BODY SNATCHERS

HORROR ROUND II: Filming
1. Where is Dawn Of The Dead set?
A SHOPPING MALL
2. What does Sweeney Todd use to kill his victims?
STRAIGHT-EDGE RAZOR
3. According to The Blair Witch Project, the three students went missing in what month of 1994?
OCTOBER
4. Name both actors who played eccentric millionaires in 1959’s and 1999’s House On Haunted Hill. [one point per correct answer]
VINCENT PRICE / GEOFFREY RUSH
5. In The Crow, Eric Draven and Shelley Webster are murdered on 30th October. What name is given to this day?
DEVIL’S NIGHT
6. Skeet Ulrich and Neve Campbell co-starred in which film before the release of Scream?
THE CRAFT
7. According to Repo! The Genetic Opera, what does the repo man collect?
ORGANS
8. According to the film of the same name, the Event Horizon went missing in 2040. Seven years later it reappeared orbiting which planet?
NEPTUNE
9. The three Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus are played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and who else?
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
10. What was the name of the straight-to-dvd film that followed I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer?
I’LL ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
11. Who cameoed as the headless horseman in Sleepy Hollow?
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
12. In Jeepers Creepers, which particular part of the body is the Creeper interested in?
EYES

HORROR ROUND III: Post-Production
1. Tony Todd played The Candyman in 1992 but his performance in which 1990 horror remake caught the director’s eye?
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
2. The killer doll in Child’s Play was named Chucky; what was the name of the serial killer whose soul was trapped in the doll?
CHARLES LEE RAY
3. Before appearing in Angel Heart, Lisa Bonet had to ask permission to do so from the creator of the TV series she was cast in. Which TV series was it?
THE COSBY SHOW
4. What was the name of the man-eating plant in Little Shop Of Horrors?
AUDREY II
5. In Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk ‘Till Dawn, Salma Hayek’s character (Santanico Pandemonium) taunts George Clooney by stating she’ll keep him as a pet with a dog’s name. What was the name?
SPOT
6. What year is Let The Right One In set?
1982
7. When discussing a possible adaptation of the events in Scream, Sydney suspects she would more than likely be played by which actress?
TORI SPELLING
8. Which of the following was not a Universal Horror Film: The Mummy’s Tomb? The Mummy’s Ghost? The Mummy’s Shroud?
THE MUMMY’S SHROUD
9. What is the name of the fictional Hebridean island in which The Wicker Man is set?
SUMMERISLE
10. What is Carrie’s surname from the film of the same name?
WHITE
11. The lead singer of which band helped score the soundtrack for cannibal horror, Ravenous?
BLUR [Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman]
12. 1975, Tom Skerritt, Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, John Travolta. Name the film.
THE DEVIL’S RAIN

HORROR ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Children Of The Corn is based on the short story by which author? Stephen King? Dean Koontz? Richard Laymon?
STEPHEN KING
2. What are the jigsaw killer’s initials in the movie, Saw? JJ? JK? JC?
JK (John Kramer)
3. Which of the following did Alfred Hitchcock use for blood in Psycho? Vanilla Essence thickened with Cornflour? Heinz Tomato Ketchup? Bosco’s Chocolate Syrup?
BOSCO’S CHOCOLATE SYRUP
4. Night Of The Living Dead takes place in which US state? Louisiana? Pennsylvania? Michigan?
PENNSYLVANIA
5. Which of the following is not attributed to The Omen curse? The day after the crew filmed the baboon safari shot, a lion attacked and killed one of the wardens? Gregory Peck cancelled his reservation on a flight that ended up crashing, killing all onboard? The prop noose for the nanny’s hanging scene slipped and began to throttle the stuntwoman?
NOOSE INCIDENT
6. Howard Hawk’s The Thing From Another World was based on the novella by which author? James Cornwall? John Campbell? Jack Cramer?
JOHN W. CAMPBELL JNR
7. Which actress was originally up for the role of Elizabeth in 1931’s Frankenstein? Bette Davis? Barbara Stanwyck? Fay Wray?
BETTE DAVIS
8. Which room does Dick Hallorann tell Danny to stay out of in The Shining? 234? 237? 239?
237
9. Which of the following characters did Boris Karloff not portray? Dr. Jekyll? Frankenstein? Imhotep?
FRANKENSTEIN (Karloff played The Monster)
10. What was the name of the boat in Creature From The Black Lagoon? The Rita? The Nestor? The Shiner?
RITA
11. In which country is 1941’s The Wolf Man set? Scotland? Wales? Ireland?
WALES
12. Which of Anton Tobias’ hands becomes possessed in Idle Hands? Left? Right?
RIGHT HAND

Maximum Potential Points:
ROUND I: 12
ROUND II: 14
ROUND III: 20
ROUND IV: 12

BONUS HORROR ROUND I
1. In The Frighteners, what was Frank Bannister’s occupation before his wife died?
ARCHITECT
2. What is the name of Ash’s girlfriend in The Evil Dead?
LINDA
3. Why was Jim in hospital at the start of 28 Days Later?
COMATOSE – KNOCKED OFF HIS BIKE
4. Which acting legend was contractually obliged to play a vampire in Return Of Dr. X?
HUMPHREY BOGART
5. Plan 9 From Outer Space starred Bella Lugosi, most famous for playing which character?
DRACULA
6. What was the name of the virus that caused the zombie outbreak in Resident Evil?
T-VIRUS
7. According to the original Halloween, in which year did Michael Myers stab his sister? [bonus point for correctly guessing her first name]
1963 [JUDITH]
8. According to The Ninth Gate, how many copies of The Nine Gates Of The Kingdom Of Shadows exist?
THREE (although only one true copy exists, there are three individual books)
9. What does Annie Wilkes do to Paul Sheldon to stop him escaping in Misery?
BREAKS HIS LEGS
10. Dr. Griffin, also known as The Invisible Man, didn’t have a first name in H.G. Wells’ novel. What name was he given in 1933’s Universal release?
JACK
11. Which horror film features The Tall Man?
PHANTASM
12. What is the name of the book bound in human flesh in Evil Dead?
THE NECRONOMICON

BONUS HORROR ROUND II
1. End Of Days pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against the devil. Who plays the devil himself?
GABRIEL BYRNE
2. How many times did Takashi Shimizu direct The Grudge?
THREE (Ju-On: 2000 [straight-to-dvd] / Ju-On: 2002 / The Grudge: 2006)
3. Who directed 1998’s The Faculty?
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
4. The Elite Hunting organisation detailed in Hostel, charge $5000 for Russian victims, $10,000 for Europeans victims. How much do they charge for American victims?
TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS
5. Who plays David, the leader of the vampire gang that torments Michael Emerson, in The Lost Boys?
KEIFER SUTHERLAND
6. One Curse, One Cure, One Week To Find It was the poster tagline for which Japanese horror flick?
RINGU
7. How many Hellraiser sequels have been filmed to date? [one point for each correct answer]
SEVEN [Hellbound / Hell On Earth / Bloodline / Inferno / Hellseeker / Deader / Hellworld]
8. What nickname does Regan give her possessor in The Exorcist? [bonus point if you can name the demon’s actual name]
CAPTAIN HOWDY [Pazuzu]
9. Which singer plays Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
MEAT LOAF [Marvin Lee Aday]
10. Which of the following stories about John Carpenter’s The Thing is not true: A very well-trained dog called Jed was unavailable to run across the snowy location and a new, untrained dog was painted to look like him – the shot took nearly 20 takes? The characters Mac and Windows are direct joke references to the Apple and Microsoft companies? One of the few Universal films not to open with the Universal logo?
COMPUTERS (the film was made in 1982 before either computer went mainstream)
11. Which 2002 horror film was produced by Joel Silver & Robert Zemeckis?
GHOST SHIP
12. Which of the following directed Corpse Bide? Tim Burton? Tim Burton? Tim Burton?
TIM BURTON

Cinema City Film Quiz #6

[11 October 2009]


Winning Team:
The Tealight Saga II: Suck My Bag

Genre – Paranormal Romance

Runners Up:
Death Ledger
Genre – Horror Resurrection
My Flexible Friend
Genre – Degenerate Bone Disease Drama
The Good, The Bad & The Goddamn Awful
Genre – Educational Thriller
Mmm.. Don’t Think We’ll Win
Genre – Vietnam Drama

ROUND I: Pre-Production
1. What was Wladyslaw Szpilman’s profession before the war in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist?
A PIANIST
2. Solyaris was remade in 2002 with which actor in the leading role?
GEORGE CLOONEY
3. What is Martin Blank’s profession in Grosse Point Blank?
PROFESSIONAL KILLER
4. Who does Stephen the Irishman claim he can talk to in Braveheart?
GOD
5. According to Atticus Finch’s father, it would be a sin to kill which species of bird?
A MOCKING BIRD
6. In Bruges is set in which country?
BELGIUM
7. Which comedian starred in What Dreams May Come?
ROBIN WILLIAMS
8. The Departed is a remake of which Hong Kong film?
INFERNAL AFFAIRS
9. Who directed Metropolis, M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder and The Big Heat?
FRITZ LANG
10. Which actor dressed in drag for his role in 2007’s Hairspray?
JOHN TRAVOLTA
11. What was the name of the song by Scott Joplin heavily used throughout The Sting?
THE ENTERTAINER
12. The two lead actresses of the 1962 release, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? famously entered
into a bitter feud. Name them. [one point per correct answer]
BETTE DAVIS / JOAN CRAWFORD

ROUND II: Filming
1. In the film Pitch Black we learn that whilst in prison, Richard B. Riddick received a shine job. What does this allow him to do?
SEE IN THE DARK
2. During their trip to a safari park, Katherine and Damien Thorn are attacked by baboons in which film?
THE OMEN
3. Der Untergang focuses on the final hours of Adolf Hitler, portrayed by Bruno Ganz. What nationality is he?
SWISS
4. Which actor narrated Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums?
ALEC BALDWIN
5. Both Matt Damon & Heath Ledger starred in The Brothers Grimm. Which actor played Jacob Grimm?
HEATH LEDGER
6. Rope was set in Chicago, Rear Window is set in New York, where is Vertigo set?
SAN FRANCISCO
7. During filming of Lola Rennt (Run, Lola, Run), Franka Potente couldn’t wash her hair because the intense red hair dye was so sensitive to water. How many weeks was she unable to wash it?
SEVEN
8. Martin Sheen played Southern General Robert E. Lee in 1993’s Gettysburg. Which actor played the same role in the 2003 sequel, Gods & Generals?
ROBERT DUVALL
9. Moulin Rouge was nominated for 8 Oscars. How many did it win?
TWO
10. How many chariots featured in the chariot race in Ben-Hur?
NINE
11. Name the three films that starred both Al Pacino & Robert De Niro [one point per correct answer]
THE GODFATHER PART II / HEAT / RIGHTEOUS KILL
12. In Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, Reg asks ‘What have the Romans ever given us?’ What is the first thing mentioned?
AQUEDUCTS

ROUND III: Post-Production
1. In The Third Man Harry Lime notes that ‘for thirty years under the Borgias, the Italians had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy and peace. And what did they produce?’
THE CUCKOO CLOCK
2. What US brand of chocolate bar is Sloth fed in The Goonies?
BABY RUTH
3. The first father/son Oscar win – where the son won for best director and the father for best supporting actor in the same film – was attributed to which movie?
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
4. Spike Lee’s 25th Hour depicts Monty Brogan’s last day before what happens?
HE IS SENT TO PRISON
5. For how many days was Dave imprisoned and abused at the start of Mystic River?
FOUR
6. The short story The Wisdom Of Eve was adapted to become which critically acclaimed film?
ALL ABOUT EVE
7. In the film of the same name, the wizard of Oz awards three items to the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. What were they? [one point per correct answer]
A DIPLOMA / A TICKING HEART / A MEDAL
8. Why did Dwayne break his vow of silence in Little Miss Sunshine?
BECAUSE HE FAILED AN EYE TEST (meaning he could not apply to be a fighter pilot)
9. What’s the name of the groundhog in Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day?
PUXSUTAWNEY PHIL
10. In Bonnie & Clyde, what did Clyde do to get released from prison?
HAD ANOTHER PRISONER CUT OFF HIS TOES
11. On his arrival in Morocco General Patton says it’s like a cross between which two things? [one point per correct answer]
THE BIBLE / HOLLYWOOD
12. Akira Kurosawa’s Ran is an adaptation of which Shakespearean play?
KING LEAR

ROUND IV: Promotion & Release
1. Notes On A Scandal sees Cate Blanchett’s character having ‘relations’ with one of her students, Steven Connolly. How old is Steven? 14? 15? 16?
FIFTEEN
2. The title of Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King comes from the legend of which King? Arthur? Henry? Burger?
KING ARTHUR
3. In Unforgiven, Ned Logan is beaten to death by Sherriff Bill Daggett. What did he use to do this? A bottle? The butt of his gun? A whip?
WHIP
4. In Lawrence Of Arabia, how did Lawrence respond when asked what attracted him to the desert? I like the heat? It’s clean? It called to me?
IT’S CLEAN
5. During the making of A Knight’s Tale, only one jousting related injury occurred. Which of the following was it? Heath Ledger knocked two of the director’s teeth out during rehearsal? A stuntman’s armour was pierced and he was rushed to hospital? The props master dropped one of the jousting lances, breaking his foot?
HEATH LEDGER
6. El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) is set during which military conflict? World War II? The Spanish Civil War? The Peninsular War?
SPANISH CIVIL WAR
7. During The Great Escape, Ives reveals to Hilts his occupation before the war whilst in the cooler. What was it? Actor? Boxer? Jockey?
JOCKEY
8. In Lost In Translation, Bill Murray’s character, Bob Harris, travels to Tokyo to promote what type of alcohol? Whiskey? Vodka? Beer? [bonus point if you can name the brand]
WHISKEY [Suntory Whiskey]
9. What year did Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis star in The Vikings? 1958? 1959? 1960?
1958
10. In Scarface, Tony Montana’s first big drugs deal forces him to deal with people he hates. Which country do they come from? Cuba? Colombia? Nicaragua?
COLOMBIA
11. In the film, The Jerk, Steve Martin’s character gets a job at a carnival guessing people’s weight, height and what else? Future? Age? Sex?
SEX
12. Which star of About Schmidt stripped down to bare all? Jack Nicholson? Kathy Bates?
KATHY BATES