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Quiz about Dreaming the Future
Quiz about Dreaming the Future

Dreaming the Future Trivia Quiz


Call it prophecy; call it premonition; call it bad pizza. Whatever's causing the bad dreams in these ten films is only setting up for a horrible coincidence in waking life. Watch out for spoilers! Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
kyleisalive
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,699
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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705
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Question 1 of 10
1. A precognitive trio named after mystery's greatest writers could see the future of criminal activity in the Washington D.C. area in what 2002 Spielberg neo-noir film based on a Philip K. Dick short story? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Alex' daydreams in this 2000 horror film foretell several accidents, beginning with the horrific plane crash of Flight 180, heading to Paris with his high school French class. What was the movie? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Point Pleasant residents Gordon Smallwood and Connie Mills dream of a figure named Indrid Cold in what 2002 thriller starring Richard Gere? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Young Danny Torrance's psychic powers allowed him to dream and become aware of his father's murderous intentions in what 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror film?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 5 of 10
5. In the opening of this 1986 action-horror film, Sigourney Weaver had a chest-pounding dream which, coincidentally, turned out to foreshadow the end of the series' third film. What movie was it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This 2010 movie was more about creating the future using the dream than anything. In what film did a team of professionals travel through the dream to plant the seed of an idea to alter a person's worldview?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 7 of 10
7. What 2003 sci-fi film opened with a dream in which a character plummeted down the outside of a skyscraper, having been shot by an enemy on the way? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Robert Capa's dreams in this 2007 movie involved falling directly into the sun. What was the name of the Danny Boyle film this happened in?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 10
9. In what has been described by scientists as one of the most realistic portrayals of a nuclear explosion, what 1991 film featured Linda Hamilton dreaming of a computer-driven apocalypse? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. En route to an ill-fated starship, Dr. Weir dreamed of his dead wife, gruesomely mutilated, though this was only a precursor to much worse things aboard the titular vessel in what 1997 sci-fi movie? Hint



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1. A precognitive trio named after mystery's greatest writers could see the future of criminal activity in the Washington D.C. area in what 2002 Spielberg neo-noir film based on a Philip K. Dick short story?

Answer: Minority Report

"Minority Report" starred Tom Cruise as the head investigator in D.C.'s pre-crime division, a department governed entirely by three precognitive beings able to see murders before they happen. When Cruise's character becomes the perpetrator in a murder, he has to fight to stop it from happening, even though he's pursued by his own forces.

The movie was a major hit, earning over $350,000,000 in the box office and receiving critical acclaim. Philip K. Dick's original short story was released in 1956.
2. Alex' daydreams in this 2000 horror film foretell several accidents, beginning with the horrific plane crash of Flight 180, heading to Paris with his high school French class. What was the movie?

Answer: Final Destination

"Final Destination", due to its popularity and, inevitably, its tendency to be no more than a series of whimsical Rube Goldberg-esque death sequences, ended up spurning a long-running series featuring then-semi-popular twenty-something actors who needed a push to their careers. Later sequels included Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nicholas D'Agosto, and Emma Bell.

The first movie, however, brought the whole concept to the screen. After escaping their deaths on the flight, Alex (played by Devon Sawa) and his friends found that Death still needed to reap their souls at any cost, and their own deaths were inevitable. Premonitions occurred in every subsequent film, often seen by the main character.
3. Point Pleasant residents Gordon Smallwood and Connie Mills dream of a figure named Indrid Cold in what 2002 thriller starring Richard Gere?

Answer: The Mothman Prophecies

"The Mothman Prophecies" was based on the story of the Mothman, a paranormal creature who prophesized disasters around the world, most notably in the region around Point Pleasant, West Virginia. A reporter played by Gere ends up embroiled in the mystery after his wife passes away and he tries to unearth the truth.

The movie also starred Laura Linney and was made by music video director Mark Pellington. It earned over $50,000,000 in the box office, then the director's highest-grossing film since "Arlington Road".
4. Young Danny Torrance's psychic powers allowed him to dream and become aware of his father's murderous intentions in what 1980 Stanley Kubrick horror film?

Answer: The Shining

Although some of Danny's dreams were seen as visions while awake, they nonetheless showed the past and the future in the Overlook Hotel, the abandoned lodging in the Rockies that his family was hired to look after during the harsh winter months. When his father entered room 237, for instance, he saw a number of disturbing things, most of which involved blood, the threat of 'REDRUM', and his father slowly losing his sanity. Of course what his parents were not aware of was his ability to 'shine', putting him in danger, vulnerable to the Overlook's ghosts.

"The Shining", based on Stephen King's third novel, has been cited by many as one of the scariest movies ever made. Although King never approved of the film (and had it remade as a mini-series), its accolades have made it one of the most celebrated ghost films of all time.
5. In the opening of this 1986 action-horror film, Sigourney Weaver had a chest-pounding dream which, coincidentally, turned out to foreshadow the end of the series' third film. What movie was it?

Answer: Aliens

After the events of Ridley Scott's horror film set in space, "Alien", Ripley ended up being the only survivor (except, you know, Jones the Cat). In a horrible dream sequence, Ripley found that she was impregnated by the evil alien in cryosleep and that it was ready to burst from her chest...until she woke up. This wasn't really a foreshadowing event until her reappearance in David Fincher's "Alien 3", the ending of which revealed that Ripley had been impregnated between the events of the second and third film, and she had no choice but to kill herself to prevent it from wreaking havoc. Certainly didn't stop "Alien: Resurrection" from happening now, did it?

"Aliens", directed by James Cameron, was perhaps one of the most profitable action-horror films of the 1980s, bringing in $130,000,000 in the box office and earning Weaver a nod from the Oscar Academy.
6. This 2010 movie was more about creating the future using the dream than anything. In what film did a team of professionals travel through the dream to plant the seed of an idea to alter a person's worldview?

Answer: Inception

Directed by Christopher Nolan, "Inception" became one of the most famous films at the turn of the decade, by bringing a unique concept, strong story, and unparalleled graphics to the big screen. Earning over $825,000,000, the movie was based entirely around the idea of entering dreams for the sole purpose of affecting one's brain, implanting (or, the inception of) ideas which would affect a person upon awakening.

In the case of the movie, it was to alter a young heir's business decisions. By successfully delving into different levels of the dream state they would be able to plant the idea without him even knowing.
7. What 2003 sci-fi film opened with a dream in which a character plummeted down the outside of a skyscraper, having been shot by an enemy on the way?

Answer: The Matrix Reloaded

A follow-up to the Wachowski Brothers' exceedingly-popular sci-fi film "The Matrix", "The Matrix Reloaded" sought to continue to the plot of Neo, The One (played by Keanu Reeves) as he fought the rogue Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and protected Zion from the machines. The film opened with a prophetic dream which involved Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) getting shot and falling out of a skyscraper. Using this knowledge he was able to save her life, removing the bullet from her by 'seeing through The Matrix' and plucking it from her coded body.

Despite critical disappointment for the direction of the series, "The Matrix Reloaded" earned over $740,000,000 in the box office, ending up the most profitable of the three films (taking in almost half the earnings).
8. Robert Capa's dreams in this 2007 movie involved falling directly into the sun. What was the name of the Danny Boyle film this happened in?

Answer: Sunshine

"Sunshine", appearing in theaters in 2007, failed to achieve any major box office success (it bombed, in fact) but has been regarded as a cult classic sci-fi film since its release. Set in space as a team of scientists headed toward the dying star with a bomb (you know, to kick-start it), is starred Cillian Murphy and Rose Byrne, both of whom claimed to have dreams of the sun during the course of the film.

As the action progressed, it soon became clear that they would, in fact, end up following through on their premonitions.
9. In what has been described by scientists as one of the most realistic portrayals of a nuclear explosion, what 1991 film featured Linda Hamilton dreaming of a computer-driven apocalypse?

Answer: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

In James Cameron's blockbuster follow-up to "The Terminator", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Judgment Day" moved the story into John Connor's teenage years as he, his mother, and the T-1000 (returning from the future) set out to stop SkyNet from taking over and causing a nuclear apocalypse. Little did they know they were only prolonging the inevitable. One noteworthy scene featured Sarah Connor dreaming of a nuclear explosion, incinerating the Los Angeles area before hitting her. The nightmarish dream would only prophecize the inevitable, even if she wasn't around to see it in the third film.

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" was commonly regarded as the best in the original trilogy (at least by critics). It also earned over $500,000,000 in the box office-- probably chump change for James Cameron, but y'know.
10. En route to an ill-fated starship, Dr. Weir dreamed of his dead wife, gruesomely mutilated, though this was only a precursor to much worse things aboard the titular vessel in what 1997 sci-fi movie?

Answer: Event Horizon

Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (before buckling down to make half a dozen or so "Resident Evil" films), "Event Horizon" was critically panned and flopped in the box office, mainly due to a number of studio cuts preventing the film from being seen in full form (or with fully-realized visuals). Nonetheless, the story was there-- a group of scientists were sent to rescue the Starship Event Horizon but discovered that they'd created a portal into another dimension, unleashing an unspeakable evil on the crew and gorily mutilating them. Throughout, they suffered hallucinations and bad dreams, mirroring the torture around them.

The movie starred Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, and Kathleen Quinlan.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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