The Ultimate Horror Quiz

Human nature has always been intrigued by the darker side, and many of us love to be terrified. From Television and Movies to Literature, real-life horrors, Myth and legends.

You’ll find 100 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather your family or friends for some hideously macabre quizzing, if you dare!

Round 1

1 – ‘Lycan’ is the species name of which mythical creature?

2 – What were the names of the real-life‘ body snatchers’, in 1820’s Edinburgh?

3 – Which horror did St Patrick drive from Ireland?

4 – What creature is the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’?

5 – The UK folklore legend, ‘Black Shuck’, is what?

6 – Which ‘dog-like’, vampiric creature was first allegedly spotted in areas of the America’s in 1995?

7 – Which precious metal is the scourge of the Werewolf?

8 – How many ‘canonical’ victims did ‘Jack the Ripper’ claim – 5, 6 or 7?

9 – Which sixteenth century, Hungarian Countess is nicknamed ‘The Blood Countess’?

10 – The beast known as the ‘Manticore’ is a Lion with a Human head & sharp tail – True or False?

11 – What is the name of the murderous goblin, who protects the Anglo-Scottish border?

12 – The Kappa, is a murderous, humanoid, demon that resides in Japanese rivers – True or False?

13 – In which continent’s folklore did the ‘Ghoul’, a flesh eating, humanoid demon, originate?

14 – Which European, giant serpent of legend, is said to be able to kill with only a gaze?

15 – Which famous legendary creature from Himalayan folklore is also known as Meh-Teh?

16 – What are baby dragons usually referred to as?

17 – Which country is the water-dwelling beast, The Bunyip, said to live in?

18 – The Mandrake is a humanoid, root type creature that can kill with what?

19 – Which English Occultist and Illusionist was said to be in cahoots with the Devil?

20 – A Dybbuk, is a dislocated soul that has possessed another – True or False?

21 – The Minotaur, a half man, half bull hybrid, features in which ancient mythology?

22 – Where does the often mischievous Leprechaun, hide his ill-gotten gains?

23 – The true form of a Golem, is a clay monster, controlled by a vengeful master – True or False?

24 – What is the term used to name a beautiful female demon who seduces men and feeds on them?

25 – Jinn or Djinn, is another name for which magical, often nefarious spirit?


Round 2

1 – What is the name of Gomez and Morticia Addams’ first-born son?

2 – What is Season 3 of ‘American Horror Story’ entitled?

3 – Who is the star of ‘Ash versus the Evil Dead’, which follows on from the iconic ‘Evil Dead’ movies?

4 – Who is the baseball-bat wielding antagonist of ‘The Walking Dead’?

5 – Who is the main protagonist of the series ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’?

6 – Horror TV show, ‘The Strain’, features which classic monster?

7 – Who was the creator of the X-Files?

8 – Which actor was the original host of ‘The Twilight Zone’?

9 – Who is the star of the 2015 TV show ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’?

10 – What was the name of the 1992 mock horror documentary screened on British TV?

11 – The 1958, Boris Karloff series, ‘The Veil’, was never actually aired – True or False?

12 – Which director, lent his name to a TV Horror Anthology, popular in the 1970s and ’80s?

13 – The 2015 series, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ was created by which actor and writer?

14 – Rock Star, David Bowie, acted as ‘The Host’ for season 2 of which Horror Anthology series?

15 – Who plays the titular character in the TV series, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’?

16 – Cult British horror Anthology ‘Urban Gothic’, was first broadcast on which British TV Channel?

17 – Which long running paranormal series, featuring the Winchester brothers, first aired in 2005?

18 – Which 2000’s series depicted the life of CSI investigator turned serial killer?

19 – The ‘Vampire Diaries’ spawned which spin-off show?

20 – The Series ‘Bates Motel’, acted as a prequel to which famous horror movie?

21 – What is the name of the sci-fi/ horror series, written by British Comedian, Charlie Brooker?

22 – What is the name of the series, that sees a Werewolf, Ghost and a Vampire, sharing a flat?

23 – Which classic horror creature, was Herman Munster, a version of?

24 – ‘Penny Dreadful’, the gothic horror series, starred which former James Bond?

25 – Which foul-mouthed, comic book anti-hero was featured in an eponymous TV series in 2014?

Round 3

1 – Who wrote the controversial, ‘American Psycho’?

2 – Where in the UK did Dracula first land?

3 – What horror is the author, Max Brookes, known for writing about?

4 – What is the name of Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant?

5 – Which famous literary duo came face to face with the terrifying ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’?

6 – Where is the ‘Haunting’ in Shirley Jackson’s terrifying novel?

7 – Who is Dr. Jekyll’s crazy alter-ego?

8 – Who wrote, the ghostly, ‘The Turn of the Screw’?

9 – Which William Peter Blatty novel caused an international scandal when it was adapted for film?

10 – What was Stephen King’s first Published Novel?

11 – In which novel did Dr. Hannibal Lecter first appear?

12 – Which famous horror author is responsible for the entire Cthulhu mythos?

13 – Which bird features in the title of, one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous works?

14 – Which famous author, associated with sci-fi, wrote ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’?

15 – ‘Omega Man’ was the first movie adaptation of the novel ‘I am Legend’ – True or False?

16 – In which Stephen King Novel does an author become the victim of the story?

17 – Who wrote the spooky story, ‘The Woman in Black’?

18 – Which British horror novelist is responsible for books such as ‘The Rats’ and ‘Survivor’?

19 – ‘The Grownup’ is a supernatural novel by ‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn – True or False?

20 – Which creatures appear in John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel ‘Let the Right One In’?

21 – ‘Interview With a Vampire’ was written by which famous horror author?

22 – Which real-life incident is the backbone for the, fictionalized graphic novel ‘From Hell?’

23 – Which British horror director, also wrote the scary anthology, ‘The Books of Blood’?

24 – What is the nationality of prolific horror author, Dean Kootz?

25 – Who is horror and fantasy author ‘Joe Hill’s’ famous father?

Round 4

1 – Which movie features ‘The Overlook Hotel’?

2 – In which horror movie franchise does ‘Jigsaw’ act as a major antagonist?

3 – What street is Freddy Krueger’s favourite haunt?

4 – From which country did the original ‘Ringu’ originate?

5 – George A Romero is famous for directing movies, featuring which terrifying Monster?

6 – What terrorizes the inhabitants of the town of Perfection, in the cult movie ‘Tremors’?

7 – In which country was, found footage, horror movie ‘(REC)’ made?

8 – The 2001 horror movie, ‘Ginger Snaps’ puts a new twist on which classic monster?

9 – Which director is responsible for movies such as ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’?

10 – The rescue of what type of animal sets events spiralling in John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’?

11 – Which city does the ‘American Werewolf’ visit in John Landis’ seminal comedy-horror?

12 – What is the title of the movie that is a direct follow-up to ‘The Shining’?

13 – Which Italian, directed the movies ‘Suspiria’ and ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’?

14 – Which cult actor is the star of HP Lovecraft vehicle, ‘Re-Animator’?

15 – Jeff Goldblum stars in which, 1986, body-horror masterpiece?

16 – 2017’s horror movie ‘Raw’, tackles which terrifying and taboo subject?

17 – Who plays Rosemary Woodhouse, in the classical, satanic horror movie, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’?

18 – The 2019 psychological horror ‘The Lighthouse’ is filmed in black and white – True or False?

19 – The modern horror movie, ‘The Babadook’ is set in which country?

20 – The classic horror movie, ‘Nosferatu’ was released in 1930 – True or False?

21 – Which Jordan Peele movie mixes themes of modern racism with classic horror movie tropes?

22 – Which 1973 horror movie, that even had its trailer banned, was released in the UK on March 16th 1974?

23 – The 2019 horror movie ‘Midsommer’ features what type of terrifying threat?

24 – ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ features which future Marvel Universe Star?

25 – Jason Vorhees is the antagonist of which series of slasher movies?



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