How Well Do You Know Your Movie Murderers? Take Our Quiz!
This morning we thought it would be fun to test our listeners' knowledge of their favorite movie killers, which we aptly titled our "Monster Match."
I figured this would be super easy, as many horror classics not only feature iconic killer characters, but many also have multiple installments in their respective franchise.
I wasn't going to write out the quiz, but our listener Nikki insisted on having the list so she could test her horror-loving hubby.
I will give you the movie killer's name, then you take a guess and slowly scroll down to see if you're right. There are twelve, so get ten of them right and we'll give you an 'A' on this quiz.
Number one... Michael Meyers.
Michael was the slasher in the classic "Halloween," starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Starting in 1978, there have been twelve movies in this series, with a thirteenth and final installment (yeah, right...) slated for an October 2022 release.
Number two... Leatherface.
Leatherface was the creep from the 1974 Tobe Hooper flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." There are eight movies for this killer, with a ninth slated for a 2022 release.
Number three... Jason Voorhees.
Seriously... if you don't get this one you should probably give up now. Jason Voorhees is the hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding killer in the "Friday the 13th" movies. Since he first terrorized the kids at Camp Crystal Lake in 1980, the series has given us 12 installments, including a crossover flick called "Freddy vs. Jason." Speaking of which...
Number four... Freddy Krueger.
Ah, yes. Freddy Kruger, played by the great Robert Englund in the 1984 movie (alongside a very young Johnny Depp), this franchise features nine movies. It taught us to never fall asleep!
Number five... Norman Bates.
Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock in 1960, the movie "Psycho" starred Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, (Jamie Lee Curtis' mom). It had that terrifying shower scene and fantastic music which makes this flick a true horror classic.
Number six... Pinhead.
The creepy-looking Pinhead came from the 1987 Clive Barker series "Hellraiser." Four of these movies came out in theaters, with six more flicks dropping as "straight-to-home video." Not really my cup of tea, but the monsters were really wicked-looking.
Number seven... Hannibal Lecter.
There were no cute farm animals in the flick "Silence of the Lambs," but it did introduce us to Anthony Hopkins brilliant role as the sadistic killer. The film gave us his classic line about a census taker...
Number eight... Jigsaw.
No, not the puzzle type. We're talking Jigsaw from the movie "Saw." Since the release of the movie in 2004, this series has had nine movies under its title.
Number nine... Pennywise.
Based on the 1986 Steven King horror novel, "It," was made into a television miniseries in 1990 before getting the big-screen treatment in 2017. "Pennywise," also known as "Pennywise the Dancing Clown," was not a character you would want to see peeking out of your sewer drain.
Number ten... Chucky.
Good 'ol Chucky. For some reason, this one kept stumping callers. They knew the killer doll but couldn't come up with the name "Child's Play." Again, this franchise has banged out eight movies about the 'Good Guy' doll, possessed by the soul of a vicious serial killer. There's even a new tv series about the character, simply called "Chucky" on the SyFy channel.
Number eleven... Jack Torrance.
Who can forget little Danny Torrance riding his big wheel down the empty halls of the Overlook Hotel in "The Shining"? He was having a pretty good time until his ax-wielding father, played by Jack Nicholson, has a pretty substantial mental break. Based on another novel by Steven King, make sure you ask to not be put in room 237.
And, oh, yeah... "Here's Johnny!"
Number twelve... Ghostface.
Our final killer comes from the 1996 movie "Scream." What a cast... Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber, and Drew Berrymore. There is a new installment coming out in January of 2022, which will give this franchise five total films in the series.
So how'd you do? Again, ten right will give you an 'A' on this quiz.