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Quiz about Trilogy Of Remakes  Part 1
Quiz about Trilogy Of Remakes  Part 1

Trilogy Of Remakes : Part 1 Trivia Quiz


Recently Hollywood seems to have gone remake crazy. I thought why not do a quiz, or two, or three? Give it a go and have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by deaks. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
deaks
Time
5 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
168,960
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. In 1986 David Cronenberg brought us his version of "The Fly" starring Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle. It was a remake of a 1958 movie of the same name. Who played the lead role of Andre Delambre, a scientist whose experiment went tragically wrong, in the original 1958 movie? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. One of the greatest movies ever made for its time was "King Kong" in 1933. It featured a giant ape which took Fay Wray to the top of the Empire State Building. In 1976 Jeff Bridges starred in the remake of "King Kong". Who played the lead female role, who the giant ape took a liking to, in this 1976 version? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 1960 brought us one of the scariest movie characters ever created. Alfred Hitchcock directed "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. In 1998 Gus Van Sant directed a remake of a film of the same name. Who portrayed the character of Norman Bates in this 1998 version? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1956 we first saw a movie called "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". It is a tale in which a small town doctor, played by Kevin McCarthy, learns that the people in his town are being replaced by aliens spawned from pod-like seeds. 1978 saw a remake of this movie. Who played the lead role of Mathew Brennel in this 1978 movie version? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Another classic film made in 1962 is "Cape Fear", starring Gregory Peck as Sam Bowden, a lawyer. He and his family are menaced by a man named Max Cady, played by Robert Mitchum. Sam Bowden helped to put Max in jail. Director Martin Scorsese brought us his version of this movie in 1991, starring the brilliant Robert De Niro as a very menacing and psychotic Max Cady. Who played the lawyer Sam Bowden in this 1991 version? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A lot of horror movies are remade, and one reason for this is that special effects are now much better. One horror remake is "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003). The most memorable character in this movie is 'Leatherface'. He was a homicidal, chainsaw wielding-maniac. In the 2003 version this role was played by Andrew Bryniaski. Who played the role of 'Leatherface' in the infamous 1974 version? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Another horror movie given an updated remake is "House On Haunted Hill". In the remade 1999 version, Geoffrey Rush plays Stephen H. Price. He is an eccentric millionaire who offers a group of people $1,000,000 each to spend the night in a so called haunted house, but he has ulterior motives. The original version of "House On Haunted Hill" was released in 1959 and starred which horror master of that era? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 1999 saw a remake of a 1963 movie called "The Haunting". It is about a team of paranormal experts who look into the strange goings on in a haunted house. Which of the following had a small part in the 1999 remake? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Another horror movie that has been remade is "The Island Of Dr. Moreau". The story line is about a man who gets washed ashore on an island and discovers it is inhabited by a scientist named Dr. Moreau. Dr. Moreau has been experimenting on animals and has tried to turn them into human beings. In the 1977 version of this movie Dr. Moreau was played by Burt Lancaster. Which 'heavyweight' movie star played the title role in the 1996 version? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. One of the most memorable of the 'giant monster' films of the 1950s is called "The Blob" (1958). Starring Steve McQueen, this sci-fi classic contains a jelly-like, flesh-dissolving mass that came from a meteor. It grew larger with each victim it absorbed. 1988 saw a remake of this film. Can you remember which actor, who has a famous acting brother, played the male lead in this movie? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In 1986 David Cronenberg brought us his version of "The Fly" starring Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle. It was a remake of a 1958 movie of the same name. Who played the lead role of Andre Delambre, a scientist whose experiment went tragically wrong, in the original 1958 movie?

Answer: Al (David) Hedison

This is the movie of a scientist who is experimenting with teleportation. During one of his tests, in which he is transporting himself, a fly gets into the telepods, and during transportation both man and fly become mixed. In the original 1958 movie, both man and fly changed heads. One scene that still lingers in people's minds is where Vincent Price sees the half fly with a man's head trapped in a spider's web calling for help.

The main difference in the remake is that both man and fly become genetically mixed and we watch as Jeff Goldblum is transformed throughout the movie into a grotesque fly-like creature.
2. One of the greatest movies ever made for its time was "King Kong" in 1933. It featured a giant ape which took Fay Wray to the top of the Empire State Building. In 1976 Jeff Bridges starred in the remake of "King Kong". Who played the lead female role, who the giant ape took a liking to, in this 1976 version?

Answer: Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange made her movie debut in "King Kong", and has also starred in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), "Cape Fear" (1991), and "Big Fish" (2003). The movie is about an expedition exploring a remote island, capturing a gigantic ape and bringing it back to New York for exhibition.

A beautiful woman is menaced when the ape's love for her causes him to break out. The 1976 version didn't do very well and is forgotten by most people.
3. 1960 brought us one of the scariest movie characters ever created. Alfred Hitchcock directed "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. In 1998 Gus Van Sant directed a remake of a film of the same name. Who portrayed the character of Norman Bates in this 1998 version?

Answer: Vince Vaughn

Hitchcock's "Psycho" is a movie made famous by the infamous shower scene, and described as his best movie. Van Sant's version is supposed to have been an exact copy of the original frame by frame.

Vince Vaughn has also appeared in movies such as "The Cell" (2000), "Domestic Disturbance" (2001), and "Starsky And Hutch" (2004).
4. In 1956 we first saw a movie called "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". It is a tale in which a small town doctor, played by Kevin McCarthy, learns that the people in his town are being replaced by aliens spawned from pod-like seeds. 1978 saw a remake of this movie. Who played the lead role of Mathew Brennel in this 1978 movie version?

Answer: Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland is a superb actor who has movies like, "Kelly's Heroes" (1970), "Space Cowboys (2000)" and "Cold Mountain" (2003) to his credit.
Kevin McCarthy, who played the lead in the original, plays a small part in the 1978 remake. There is also a 1993 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" called "Body Snatchers", set at a military base, starring Meg Tilly and Gabrielle Anwar.
5. Another classic film made in 1962 is "Cape Fear", starring Gregory Peck as Sam Bowden, a lawyer. He and his family are menaced by a man named Max Cady, played by Robert Mitchum. Sam Bowden helped to put Max in jail. Director Martin Scorsese brought us his version of this movie in 1991, starring the brilliant Robert De Niro as a very menacing and psychotic Max Cady. Who played the lawyer Sam Bowden in this 1991 version?

Answer: Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte came to prominence when he played Tom Jordache in the TV mini series "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976). He has since starred in a string of movies that include "48 Hours" (1982), "Three Fugitives" (1989) and "The Thin Red Line" (1998). Both Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck have parts in the 1991 remake of "Cape Fear".
6. A lot of horror movies are remade, and one reason for this is that special effects are now much better. One horror remake is "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003). The most memorable character in this movie is 'Leatherface'. He was a homicidal, chainsaw wielding-maniac. In the 2003 version this role was played by Andrew Bryniaski. Who played the role of 'Leatherface' in the infamous 1974 version?

Answer: Gunnar Hansen

Gunnar Hansen, from Iceland, played the original Leatherface. He has also starred in "Mosquito" and "Freakshow" (both 1995).
"Andrew Bryniaski has also appeared in movies such as "Batman Returns" (1992), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and "Rollerball" (2002).
Kevin Peter Hall played the Predator in "Predator" (1987). Warrington Gillette played Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th Part II" (1981)
Tony Moran played Michael Myers in "Halloween" (1978).
7. Another horror movie given an updated remake is "House On Haunted Hill". In the remade 1999 version, Geoffrey Rush plays Stephen H. Price. He is an eccentric millionaire who offers a group of people $1,000,000 each to spend the night in a so called haunted house, but he has ulterior motives. The original version of "House On Haunted Hill" was released in 1959 and starred which horror master of that era?

Answer: Vincent Price

Vincent Price has been in movies for over 50 years and has starred in movies like, "The Fly" (1958), "The Pit And The Pendulum" (1961) and "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971). Vincent Price, sadly, died at the age of 82, in October 1993, from lung cancer.
8. 1999 saw a remake of a 1963 movie called "The Haunting". It is about a team of paranormal experts who look into the strange goings on in a haunted house. Which of the following had a small part in the 1999 remake?

Answer: James Marsters

James Marsters, of the TV series "Buffy" and "Angel" fame, actually had a small part in the remake of "House On Haunted Hill" (1999).
9. Another horror movie that has been remade is "The Island Of Dr. Moreau". The story line is about a man who gets washed ashore on an island and discovers it is inhabited by a scientist named Dr. Moreau. Dr. Moreau has been experimenting on animals and has tried to turn them into human beings. In the 1977 version of this movie Dr. Moreau was played by Burt Lancaster. Which 'heavyweight' movie star played the title role in the 1996 version?

Answer: Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando has appeared in movies in a career spanning about 50 years. His most memorable performance was in "The Godfather" (1972).
The 1996 version of "The Island of Dr. Moreau" also starred, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis. There is also another version of this movie called "The Island Of Lost Souls" made in 1933, starring Charles Laughton as Dr. Moreau.
10. One of the most memorable of the 'giant monster' films of the 1950s is called "The Blob" (1958). Starring Steve McQueen, this sci-fi classic contains a jelly-like, flesh-dissolving mass that came from a meteor. It grew larger with each victim it absorbed. 1988 saw a remake of this film. Can you remember which actor, who has a famous acting brother, played the male lead in this movie?

Answer: Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon, brother of Matt Dillon, has also starred in movies like, "Platoon" (1986) and "True Crimes" (1996). "The Blob" (1988) also starred Shawnee Smith, who plays Linda in the American TV series "Becker".
Source: Author deaks

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