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Quiz about Famous Faces in Slasher Films
Quiz about Famous Faces in Slasher Films

Famous Faces in Slasher Films Trivia Quiz


You'll most likely recognize the actors mentioned in this quiz, but if you don't know your slasher films, you've got about as much chance of surviving this as a group of teens do surviving a weekend camping at Crystal Lake.

A multiple-choice quiz by willyupshaw. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
willyupshaw
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
347,557
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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671
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which future Oscar winner had his first ever on-screen role in the 1980 film, "He Knows When You're Alone"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Brooke Shields was only ten years old when she had her film debut in a slasher. Which one? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which slasher film bears the distinction of being the debut of both Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Although Freddy Krueger would go on to kill dozens of people over the course of the films that make up the original "A Nightmare On Elm Street" series, his most recognizable kill came partway through the first film. Which future star played Freddy's third ever victim? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The original "Friday the 13th" also had a member of the supporting cast who was destined for stardom. Who was it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Dennis Hopper made an unusual career choice for an established actor when he took on a part in a mid-eighties slasher movie sequel. Which one? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Jamie Lee Curtis is sometimes referred to as the "Scream Queen" because she starred in so many horror movies. Which of the following slasher films is she NOT in? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The character most endeared to by fans of the original "Friday the 13th" series not named Voorhees is probably Tommy Jarvis, who was originally played by child actor Cory Feldman. In which "Friday the 13th" films did Feldman appear? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Michael Myers of the "Halloween" series also had a nemesis named Tommy. In the original film of the series, Tommy Doyle was played by Brian Andrews, a child actor who would remain mostly unknown. When the character returned in "Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers" however, he was played by an actor on the verge of a breakthrough. Who was it? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Who narrated the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which future Oscar winner had his first ever on-screen role in the 1980 film, "He Knows When You're Alone"?

Answer: Tom Hanks

Hanks has a small part as a psychology student in this slasher about a killer who stalks brides to be. Despite his limited screen time and his character's insignificance to the overall plot, Hanks demonstrates the screen presence and charisma that he would be known for years later as a Hollywood lead actor. Allegedly, Hanks' character was meant to be killed off, but the makers of the film found his portrayal so likable that they wrote his murder out of the film.
2. Brooke Shields was only ten years old when she had her film debut in a slasher. Which one?

Answer: Alice, Sweet Alice

"Alice, Sweet Alice" was actually released under the name "Communion" in 1976, but was re-released under its new name in 1978 to capitalize on Shield's fame after the success of "Pretty Baby". In "Alice, Sweet Alice", Shields plays nine-year-old Karen, the film's first victim.

The film more prominently features an affecting performance by Paula Sheppard, who plays 12-year-old Alice, though she was 19 at the time of filming.
3. Which slasher film bears the distinction of being the debut of both Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander?

Answer: The Burning

"The Burning" falls under sub-genre of slasher films sometimes referred to as "Friday the 13th" rip-offs. Like that movie, it takes place at a summer camp, and it's about a former caretaker who was disfigured years earlier in a prank gone wrong and is back for revenge. "The Burning" is unusual in that, despite a low budget, it has a very large cast. Alexander has a significantly bigger part than Hunter, though neither are killed or appear any in of the movie's principal scenes.
4. Although Freddy Krueger would go on to kill dozens of people over the course of the films that make up the original "A Nightmare On Elm Street" series, his most recognizable kill came partway through the first film. Which future star played Freddy's third ever victim?

Answer: Johnny Depp

Depp plays Glen, the supportive boyfriend of the film's central character, Nancy. He's considerate and understanding throughout the film and committed to helping his girlfriend catch Freddy. Ultimately though, he turns out to be the weaker of the two, succumbing to sleep, being caught by Freddy and perishing in a geyser of blood. Depp would also have a brief cameo (unrelated to his role as Glen) in the sixth film of the series "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare".

His other film credits include "Donnie Brasco", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", and "Pirates of the Caribbean".
5. The original "Friday the 13th" also had a member of the supporting cast who was destined for stardom. Who was it?

Answer: Kevin Bacon

Unlike the rest of the film's supporting cast, Bacon had already had film exposure, having had small parts in other films, including "National Lampoon's Animal House". In "Friday the 13th", he plays Jack, an unremarkable counselor who doomed himself not only by venturing to Camp Crystal Lake, but by committing the cardinal slasher film sin of having sex.

His demise is startling and effective, and features impressive special effects by Tom Savini.
6. Dennis Hopper made an unusual career choice for an established actor when he took on a part in a mid-eighties slasher movie sequel. Which one?

Answer: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Director/producer Tobe Hooper took an interesting approach with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2", making it a parody of the first film, and the result is more gory comedy than horror film. Many of the elements of the first film are developed to ridiculous proportions, one example being the Sawyer family (named in the second film) progressing from cannibals to chili barons whose secret ingredient is human flesh. Hopper plays a former Texas lawman bent on avenging relatives who were victims in the first film.

His quest culminates in a chainsaw duel with Leatherface.
7. Jamie Lee Curtis is sometimes referred to as the "Scream Queen" because she starred in so many horror movies. Which of the following slasher films is she NOT in?

Answer: Black Christmas

In 1978's "Halloween", Curtis's first film, she plays Laurie Strode, and just as the film is credited for establishing many conventions of the slasher genre, her portrayal of the chaste and innocent teen survivor is seen as the archetypal slasher film heroine. Both "Terror Train" and "Prom Night" followed in the footsteps of "Halloween", though neither were as successful or memorable. Curtis, while continuing as the lead, plays more generic, "popular girl" characters. Other horror films she starred in were "The Fog", "Roadgames", as well as two "Halloween" sequels.

"Black Christmas" is a Canadian slasher from 1974 that stars Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder, and is about a killer who stalks sorority girls on Christmas Eve from within the house. It is in all respects a well-made movie and it stands up against the better-known classics of the genre.
8. The character most endeared to by fans of the original "Friday the 13th" series not named Voorhees is probably Tommy Jarvis, who was originally played by child actor Cory Feldman. In which "Friday the 13th" films did Feldman appear?

Answer: Parts 4 and 5

Feldman first appeared in "Friday the 13th Part 4, The Final Chapter" as a 12-year-old prodigy with an affinity for the occult. His character is a laudable protagonist and the first one to truly defeat Jason.

Feldman later revealed in an interview that was meant to star in the fifth film of the franchise as well, but as he was unavailable for filming due to other commitments, he reprized the Tommy role for the film's opening scene only, which was shot in one day. For the rest of the film the character was played by adult actor, John Sheppard. The character returned again in the sixth film of the series, this time played by Thom Mathews.
9. Michael Myers of the "Halloween" series also had a nemesis named Tommy. In the original film of the series, Tommy Doyle was played by Brian Andrews, a child actor who would remain mostly unknown. When the character returned in "Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers" however, he was played by an actor on the verge of a breakthrough. Who was it?

Answer: Paul Rudd

"Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers", altered the backstory of the "Halloween" series so drastically that subsequent sequels ignored its existence entirely, as do many fans of the series. Nevertheless, it was enough to launch the career of Rudd, who would go on to become a prolific film actor, particularly in comedies including "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "The Forty Year-Old Virgin" which, unlike "Halloween 6", are funny intentionally.
10. Who narrated the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"?

Answer: John Larroquette

Unlike the actors in this film, Larroquette would go on to achieve a high level of fame, notably winning a then record four consecutive Emmy Awards in the 1980s for his performance as Dan Fielding on the sitcom "Night Court." In contrast to the cheerful, aloof demeanor for which he is more known, his somber, authoritative voice-over at the introduction to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" led credence to the assertion (mostly false) that the events in the film were real. Larroquette also narrated the 2003 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake, as well as the 2006 prequel, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning".
Source: Author willyupshaw

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