1. This is an old school quiz. It’s not interactive (well, not really). Read the questions (and clues if needed) on whatever device you are using (ideally a phone) and write your answers on a sheet of paper. Or alternatively if you'd prefer to print out the questions and clues, click here to download a printable PDF.

2. There are 50 questions in total, covering a whole range of eras, subgenres and difficulty levels. Don’t get all bitchy if you don’t like the cut of our jib.

3. There are three sections; Questions, clues and answers. 
To play, read a question and write down the answer. If you need a clue, tap on the question and it should take you to the correct clue. To return to the questions, just tap on the clue. Make a note next to your answer that you used a clue. Complete all 50 questions and check your answers against those listed on the answers page at the end.

4. There are 50 questions but 100 points to play for. 
If you get an answer right without using a clue, you get 2 points.
If you get an answer right but needed to use a clue, you get 1 point.
If you didn’t write down an answer or get it wrong, you get 0 points.

Good luck!

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  1. Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) is set in which fictional town in Northern California?

  2. In Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980), what is the name of Danny’s imaginary friend?

  3. Who directed the 1958 version of The Fly? Was it Kurt Neumann, Alex Nicol or Terence Fisher?

  4. ‘Let the festivities begin’ is the tagline for which 2019 folk horror?

  5. What is the name of the witch in The Blair Witch Project (1999)?

  6. What year was John Carpenter’s Halloween released?

  7. What 2020 release was a new adaptation of an 1898 Henry James Novella?

  8. What is the name of the totalitarian government that features in The Purge film (and TV) franchise?

  9. ‘The Children of the New Dawn’ is a cult from which film? The Endless (2018), Mandy (2018) or The Invitation (2015)?

  10. Ash Williams is the central character of which horror franchise?

  11. Put these films in the order they were released (from earliest to latest):
    Urban Legend, Final Destination, From Dusk Til Dawn, Cabin Fever.


  12. Allerdale Hall is the name of the mansion in which film? The Others (2001), The Changeling (1980) or Crimson Peak (2015)?

  13. What is the name of the pub in Shaun of the Dead (2004)?

  14. In Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977), Suzy discovers a hidden room by turning a dial disguised as what type of flower?

  15. Jane and Blanche Hudson are the central characters of which 1962 psychological horror film?

  16. In Mark Duplass’s Creep (2014) what is the name of the killer’s wolf mask wearing alter-ego?

  17. Which 2019 horror is based on the children’s book of the same name written by Alvin Schwartz?

  18. Which 1982 slasher was set in Boston, USA but filmed almost entirely in Madrid, Spain?

  19. What is Ripley’s cat called in Alien (1979)?

  20. In Neil Marshall’s The Descent (2005) the friends explore a cave system beneath which mountain range?
    The Rockies, Appalachian, or Brooks?


  21. In Andy Muschietti’s IT (2017), what do the group of friends collectively call themselves?

  22. In James Wan’s Saw (2004), what is the real name (the character name not the actor) of the Jigsaw killer?

  23. Complete the subhead of Friday 13th Part VII. Is it ‘Jason Takes Manhattan’, ‘New Blood’ or ‘A New Beginning’?

  24. Tangina Barrons is the name of a psychic in which supernatural horror film?
    Poltergeist (1982), Insidious (2010) The Innkeepers (2011)?


  25. In Alred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963), where do Rod Taylor and Tippie Hedren’s characters first meet?
    In a pet shop, in a solicitors office or on a boat?


  26. The Belko Experiment (2016) is set in a high rise corporate office in which South American country?

  27. Ellison Oswalt is the central character of which 2012 supernatural horror film?

  28. ‘Experience the Fallout’ is the tagline of which 2012 disaster horror film?

  29. Cyst, Goggle and Lizard are villains in which 2007 horror remake?

  30. Who wrote the screenplay for Gremlins (1984)?

  31. Which of the following films did Italian Director Mario Bava NOT direct? 
    Black Sunday (1960), The Black Torment (1964), Black Sabbath (1963) or Blood and Black Lace (1964)?


  32. Which actor played Count Orlock in F.W. Marnau’s Nosferatu (1922)?

  33. In Robert Eggers’ The Witch (2015), what is the name of the central antagonist, who seemingly takes the form of a Billy Goat?

  34. La Casa Muda is the original title for which 2010 South American horror film?

  35. In The Conjuring (2013), Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson play which real-life ghost hunting duo?

  36. Sci-Fi horror From Beyond (1986), directed by Stuart Gordon, is loosely based on a short story of the same name by which renowned horror author?

  37. ‘What happens when you sleep?’ is the tagline for which 2007 found-footage horror film?

  38. John Carpenter’s The Fog (1980) was set in which bay?

  39. In Child’s Play (1988), what brand of doll is Chucky?

  40. ‘The Tethered’ are the villains of which 2019 American horror film?

  41. In what year is Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish horror Let The Right One In (2008) set? 1969, 1976, 1981 or 1989?

  42. In film, which actor has played Dracula the most times?

  43. The Conjuring spin-off The Nun (2018) is set in which Eastern European country?

  44. In The Exorcist (1973), when Regan is first seen using her Ouija board, who does she tell her mum she is in contact with?

  45. ‘What are we supposed to use? Harsh language?’ is a line from which 1986 sci-fi horror film?

  46. In Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002) how does the viral outbreak begin?

  47. Pendleton University is the setting of which 1998 slasher film?

  48. First encountered in the third film (1987), what was the name of the drug administered to help keep the kids from dreaming in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise?

  49. In Mary Harron’s American Psycho, what company does Patrick Bateman work for?

  50. Which 1976 horror-thriller is loosely based on the Texarkana Moonlight murders?



  1. Begins with the letter ‘W’.


  2. Also the first name of the lead character in Scarface.


  3. It ain’t Terence Fisher!


  4. The film is set in Sweden.


  5. The initials are EK.


  6. Dawn of the Dead and Jaws 2 were released in the same year.


  7. It stars Mackenzie Davis as the lead.


  8. Initials are NFFA.


  9. The movie was directed by Panos Cosmatos.


  10. The first film was released in 1981.


  11. From Dusk Til Dawn is the oldest of the four (1996).


  12. The mansion is located in North West England.


  13. The W_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


  14. It’s not a rose.


  15. The two were played by Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.


  16. It’s fruit related!


  17. It’s produced by Guillermo Del Toro.


  18. Here’s the synopsis: The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.


  19. Begins with a J.


  20. They’re in North Carolina.


  21. Initials: TLC


  22. Initials: JK


  23. It’s not ‘Jason Takes Manhattan’.


  24. Played by Zelda May Rubinstein.


  25. It isn’t a boat.


  26. Capital city is Bogota.


  27. The character is a true crime writer.


  28. It’s set in Ukraine.


  29. The original was directed by Wes Craven.


  30. He also directed Home Alone (1990).


  31. The answer is either Black Sunday or The Black Torment.


  32. His first name was Max.


  33. Initials: BP


  34. An American remake was made the following year (starring Elizabeth Olsen)


  35. Their surnames are Warren – but what are their first names?


  36. He was famous for the creation of the Cthulhu mythos.


  37. Directed by Oren Peli.


  38. Begins with an A.


  39. G _ _ _   G _ _


  40. They are a group of doppelgangers.


  41. It’s either 1976 or 1981.


  42. It’s not Bela Lugosi.


  43. Capital city is Bucharest.


  44. Initials: CH


  45. It’s one of the Alien movies.


  46. It has something to do with animals.


  47. It stars Jared Leto.


  48. H _ _ _ _ _ _ L


  49. Initials: P&P


  50. A sequel with the same name was released in 2014 (starring Addison Timlin)