Thursday, October 20, 2011

Horror Trivia from Euclid Records trivia night

1. The main title theme of this classic Italian horror film was named as one of the best songs released between 1977 and 1979 in The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present. It has been sampled on the Raekwon and Ghostface Killah song, "Legal Coke off of the R.A.G.U." mix tape. Also sampled by RJD2 for the song, "Weather People off Cage's Album Weather Proof" and by Army of the Pharaohs' song "Swords Drawn". Recorded by Italian prog band Goblin in 1977 [Suspiria]

2. This American director and composer is responsible for directing the films and composing the soundtracks for Halloween, Escape from NY, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. [John Carpenter]

3.Paul Williams is responsible for at least half of the musical output of this cult classic rip off of "rocky Horror Picture Show" [Phantom of the Paradise]

4. The classic 80's horror franchise "Nightmare on Elm Street" had a ton of musical crossover hits over the years. Name the # of the film that featured tracks by The Fat Boys, Vinnie Vincent, Nick Gilder, Blondie, Billy Idol, Divinyls, and Go West [4]

5.Wes Craven's "Shocker" had a number of connections to heavy metal. The movie's "title song" was recorded by a supergroup, which was composed of KISS' Paul Stanley and producer Desmond Child both on vocals, Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell and Guy Mann-Dude on guitars, Whitesnake's Rudy Sarzo on bass guitar, and Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee on drums. Also backing vocals by Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Kane Roberts. The soundtrack was released on Capitol/SBK Records in 1989.[The Dudes Of Wrath]

6.This famous Singer and frontman/egomaniac has parlayed a career of overacting on stage into a career overacting on the radio and such horror films as Freddy's dead: The Final Nightmare, Monster Dog, and Prince of Darkness. [Alice Cooper]

7.What Los Angeles punk band wrote and performed the soundtrack to "Killer Klowns from Outerspace" [Dickies]

8. This films cameos included Ozzy as an outspoken anti-metal televangelist and Gene Simmons as a radio DJ named Nuke, it was directed by Charles Martin Smith who played Terry Fields in George Lucas’ American Grafitti. No one was satisfied with the final product.[Trick or Treat]

9.There was an imposibly obscure Dungeons and Dragons/video game film called "Ragewar" that starred famed L.A. Hair metal band W.A.S.P. Name theonly of their number that had a speaking part [Blackie Lawless]

10. Not quite a horror film but this horror based teen idol flick had possibly one of the most influential soundtracks of 1987 charting at #15 [the Lost Boys]

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