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The Horror Movie Quiz To End All Horror Movie Quizzes

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Writing is one of my several hobbies, and lists like the one below help me with writer's block every now and again.

A ghostly figure.

A ghostly figure.

Test Your Horror Movie Knowledge

Horror movie quizzes and trivia are a great way to get a bit smarter about the horror genre. I encourage all horror fans to take these kinds of quizzes, even if they end up knowing a lot less than they thought they would. The quiz below was made to humble all fans of scary movies. I tried to make it so difficult in places that some people may be tempted to quit in frustration. Finally, I made it to make people smarter about scary movies.

Are you ready to try and answer some really hard horror movie questions? Just how smart are you when it comes to horror genre... really? If you consider yourself a really big fan of horror and you're willing to subject yourself to the quizzes and trivia below to find out how much you really know, then you'll likely come through the fire even smarter about your favorite horror films than ever before.

I've found that most casual fans of horror know quite a lot about the movies they like, but know a lot more behind-the-scenes stuff about the horror flicks they love... the ones they call their favorites. A really good horror movie is a safe way to feel emotions that would otherwise put you in harm's way in real life, so why wouldn't you want to know every little detail about it? Perfectly natural, right? How much do you really know about horror films? See this article through to the end and find out.

Horror Sounds of the Night To Listen To While You Take the Hard Quizzes Below

Horror Movie Quiz (Difficulty Level: Modest)

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Which of the following was a rule in the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland?
    • Extra ammo is a life saver. (Especially when you have to put a friend out of their misery.)
    • Beware of bathrooms. (Don't get caught with your pants down.)
    • Never take off your shoes. (You don't want damaged feet while trying to run.)
    • If in doubt, shoot.
  2. How many Graboids did they have to kill in the first Tremors movie from 1990?
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
  3. Which scene below took place in Re-Animator (1985)?
    • Pulling a tooth from a wall.
    • Fingernails being ripped off.
    • Head giving head.
    • Naked zombie running through the streets.
  4. What film did the tagline, "The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is... they're dead." come from?
    • Night of the Creeps (1986)
    • C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989)
    • Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
    • Don't Look Now (1973)
  5. What horror themed TV show was a movie first?
    • American Horror Story
    • Castle Rock
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • X-Files
  6. Tar Man is a character from what horror movie?
    • Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    • Dead Set (2008)
    • Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
    • Shivers (1975)
  7. Which statement is correct about the iconic mask Michael Myers wore from Halloween (1978)?
    • It was bought for under $2.00 from a department store.
    • The mask was made from a Captain Kirk mask.
    • All statements are true.
    • The director was given a choice between a clown mask and a Captain Kirk mask.
  8. What color is Freddy's sweater in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street?
    • Red and Green
    • Red and Yellow
    • Red and Black
    • Black and Green
  9. Who played Dracula in the 1945 film House of Dracula?
    • Christopher Lee
    • Bela Lugosi
    • Lon Chaney Jr.
    • John Carradine

Answer Key

  1. Beware of bathrooms. (Don't get caught with your pants down.)
  2. 4
  3. Head giving head.
  4. Night of the Creeps (1986)
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  6. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  7. All statements are true.
  8. Red and Green
  9. John Carradine

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: No weight.

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Lightweight.

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: Solid.

If you got 8 correct answers: Heavyweight.

If you got 9 correct answers: Champion!

Horror Movies So Bad They're Good

The reverse bear trap from Saw.

The reverse bear trap from Saw.

Another Tough Horror Movie Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What movie is the following quote from? "I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children!"
    • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
    • Army of Darkness (1992)
    • Phantasm (1979)
    • It (1990)
  2. Which one was not based upon a Stephen King novel?
    • Storm of the Century (1999)
    • Needful Things (1993)
    • Silver Bullet (1985)
    • The Night Flier (1997)
  3. Which horror film is not about zombies?
    • Train to Busan (2016)
    • A Dark Song (2016)
    • Fido (2006)
    • Black Sheep (2006)
  4. What name was the town of Crystal Lake changed to in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives?
    • Pine Grove
    • Forest Green
    • Clear Lake
    • Greens Cove
  5. How many hours does the annual Purge last?
    • 8 Hours
    • 10 Hours
    • 12 Hours
    • 13
  6. What was James Wan's first solo directing gig on a feature film?
    • Saw
    • Dead Silence
    • Death Sentence
    • Stygian
  7. How did most of the victims in the movie Phantasm from 1979 die?
    • Oversized blood-sucking flies.
    • Severed hands of strong grip.
    • Flying balls of death.
    • Eaten alive by little creatures.
  8. What horror movie franchise had the Deadites as bad guys?
    • Demons
    • Hellraiser
    • Phantasm
    • Evil Dead
  9. What is the name of the group performing in the club scene where Mamuwalde returns the purse from the 1972 film Blacula?
    • The O'Jays
    • The Hues Corporation
    • The Spinners
    • The Sugarhill Gang

Answer Key

  1. It (1990)
  2. Storm of the Century (1999)
  3. A Dark Song (2016)
  4. Forest Green
  5. 12 Hours
  6. Saw
  7. Flying balls of death.
  8. Evil Dead
  9. The Hues Corporation

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: First to die.

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If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Embarrassing death scene.

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: Dying in the middle of the movie.

If you got 8 correct answers: Sacrificing yourself for another (kudos).

If you got 9 correct answers: Final girl (or guy)!

Movies Within a Movie

One Tough Horror Movie Question

Talk about being under pressure to get questions about horror movies right... seesh! Big time horror fans loved Scream because they could find someone in it that they could relate to. Trick horror questions are a wonderful way to trip up a fan of scary movies. I have to wonder, though, how many people watching the movie got the Friday the 13th question right?

Some Random Horror Movie Trivia

  • The use of caller ID increased by more than 300% after the release of the 1996 movie Scream. What I would like to know is how many people called that number back and what did they say?
  • Gene Hackman dropped out of directing / acting in The Silence of the Lambs after having second thoughts about it being too violent and dark; he did this despite putting a large sum of money down (along with Orion Pictures) to buy the rights to the book. I could see him as Hannibal.
  • An actual witch was hired as a consultant when The Craft (1996) was in production. Pat Devin, High Priestess of Covenant of the Goddess, offered advice that lent a sense of reality to the film, though there was a healthy dose of exaggeration to add to the entertainment value.
  • Se7en director David Fincher told Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey that “this would not be a movie that you'll be remembered for, but it will be a movie you’re incredibly proud of.” Having watched this movie several times of the years, I couldn't agree more.
I'm your number one fan.

I'm your number one fan.

Looking for a Hard Horror Movie Quiz?

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Who directed the 1973 film, The Exorcist?
    • Francis Ford Coppola
    • William Friedkin
    • Dario Argento
    • Don Coscarelli
  2. How many Oscars did The Silence of the Lambs (1991) win?
    • 2 (a good night)
    • 3 (a great night)
    • 4 (tears of joy)
    • 5 (domination)
  3. Which horror movie remake was more or less faithful to the original?
    • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    • The Last House on the Left (2009)
    • Friday the 13th (2009)
    • The Thing (2011)
  4. Which movie had a woman constantly ripping off her shirt (10 times) through the end credits?
    • Howling 2: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
    • The Beyond (1981)
    • Eating Raoul (1982)
    • Demons (1985)
  5. Which film was not made by the production company Troma Entertainment?
    • The Taint (2011)
    • Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
    • Screamplay (1985)
    • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  6. Which film wasn't directed by Peter Jackson?
    • The Frighteners (1996)
    • Dead Alive (1992)
    • Body Bags (1993)
    • Bad Taste (1987)
  7. Which actor / actress did not appear in the 1993's Needful Things?
    • Max von Sydow
    • Woody Harrelson
    • Bonnie Bedalia
    • Amanda Plummer
  8. Which of the movies below had machines coming to life and killing humans?
    • Horror Express (1972)
    • The Happening (2008)
    • Duel (1971)
    • Maximum Overdrive (1986)
  9. What is the real name behind the woman playing the alter-ego, Elvira?
    • Maila Nurmi
    • Carolyn Jones
    • Cassandra Peterson
    • Susan McNabb

Answer Key

  1. William Friedkin
  2. 5 (domination)
  3. The Last House on the Left (2009)
  4. Howling 2: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)
  5. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  6. Body Bags (1993)
  7. Woody Harrelson
  8. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
  9. Cassandra Peterson

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Using the bathroom on yourself.

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Running for your life.

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: You died well.

If you got 8 correct answers: Dirty, but alive (for now).

If you got 9 correct answers: Screams of triumph!

Why Would You Ever Remake That Film!

Actors Who Appeared in Horror Movies Before They Were Famous

Horror Movie Quiz (Difficulty Level: My Head is About To Explode!)

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Why did The Conjuring (2013) get an R rating?
    • Had drug use in it.
    • Lots of blood.
    • Had just the right amount of nudity and profanity.
    • It was just too damn scary.
  2. Which horror film is not based upon a "true story"?
    • The Entity (1982)
    • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
    • Deliverance (1972)
    • Jaws (1975)
  3. Which scene below is the Lucio Fulci 1979 film Zombie best known for?
    • Zombie versus alligator.
    • Splinter to the eye.
    • Heads on a stick.
    • Zombies attacking children.
  4. Which movie / TV show did not have the song "Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed in it?
    • Queen of the Damned (2002)
    • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    • 28 Days Later (2002)
    • South Park
  5. What were the 3 Silver Shamrock masks in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)?
    • Witch, Skull, Jack-o-lantern
    • Witch, Werewolf, Jack-o-lantern
    • Zombie, Witch, Skull
    • Jack-o-lantern, Witch, Ghost
  6. The 1978 film "I Spit on Your Grave" was originally released under what title?
    • Day of the Woman
    • Revenge of the Woman
    • Acts of Vengeance
    • Savage Vengeance
  7. Which movie is not based upon a video game?
    • House of the Dead (2007)
    • Silent Hill (2006)
    • BloodRayne (2005)
    • Battle Royale (2000)
  8. Which horror flick was actor Bruce Campbell not in?
    • Maniac Cop (1988)
    • Mars Attacks (1996)
    • The Woods (2006)
    • Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
  9. What kind of review did Roger Ebert give Human Centipede (2009)?
    • Two stars.
    • No stars.
    • Zero star.
    • One star.

Answer Key

  1. It was just too damn scary.
  2. Deliverance (1972)
  3. Splinter to the eye.
  4. 28 Days Later (2002)
  5. Witch, Skull, Jack-o-lantern
  6. Day of the Woman
  7. Battle Royale (2000)
  8. Mars Attacks (1996)
  9. No stars.

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Torok the Troll from Troll (1986).

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Peloquin from Nightbreed (1990).

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: Terror Dogs from Ghostbusters (1984).

If you got 8 correct answers: The Gentlemen from Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Hush" episode.

If you got 9 correct answers: The Cenobites from Hellraiser (1987).

Pinhead from the Hellraiser films.

Pinhead from the Hellraiser films.

The Ultimate Horror Movie Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Who played Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's version of Dracula (1992)?
    • Gary Oldman
    • Daniel Day-Lewis
    • Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Tom Atkins
  2. What book was the 1987 horror flick Hellraiser based upon?
    • The Lament Configuration
    • Hell's Heartbreak
    • Hell's Minnions
    • The Hellbound Heart
  3. What is the first American film to show a toilet?
    • Peeping Tom (1960)
    • Psycho (1960)
    • The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)
    • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  4. What was George Romero's 4th feature film that he directed?
    • Creepshow
    • Dawn of the Dead
    • The Crazies
    • Season of the Witch
  5. Which movie did famous Asian horror filmmaker Takashi Miike direct?
    • Dumplings (2004)
    • Ringu (1998)
    • Versus (2000)
    • Audition (1999)
  6. Which scene is Mario Bava's 1960 film Black Sunday best known for?
    • Mask hammered onto face.
    • Skin peeled off from body.
    • Eyeballs spilling onto floor.
    • Being buried alive.
  7. Who directed the controversial 1932 film "Freaks" which used real sideshow performers instead of actors and actresses?
    • William Castle
    • Todd Browning
    • James Whale
    • F.W. Murnau
  8. Which film did the killer Billy Murphy create mayhem in?
    • Hatchet (2006)
    • The Burning (1981)
    • Final Girls (2015)
    • The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  9. Which horror film did not have actress Eliza Dushku playing in it?
    • Open Graves
    • Wrong Turn
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    • Soul Survivors

Answer Key

  1. Gary Oldman
  2. The Hellbound Heart
  3. Psycho (1960)
  4. The Crazies
  5. Audition (1999)
  6. Mask hammered onto face.
  7. Todd Browning
  8. Final Girls (2015)
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Wendy Torrence from The Shining (1980).

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: Tommy Jarvis from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986).

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

If you got 8 correct answers: Nada (played by Roddy Piper) from They Live (1988).

If you got 9 correct answers: Ellen Ripley from Aliens (1986).

Horror Movie Quizzes and Trivia (The Reveal)

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