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Happy Halloween, everyone! I thought that it would be fun to have a horror movie thread today. Here is the first question. In the 1978 movie *Halloween,* one of the characters is named after a character in another famous horror movie. Who is the character, and what movie is his name from?

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Boris Karloff played the Frankenstein monster three times in the thirties. In the forties, three other actors played the monster for Universal studios. Can you name the three actors and the movies in which they played the big guy?

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It took two weeks, but you got it, skipper. They were all together in "Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein", with Glenn Strange again playing the monster. Glenn Strange was a veteran of hundreds of movies and TV westerns. He ended up playing Sam the bartender on "Gunsmoke" in the sixties and seventies. Your turn, skip.

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Thanks...

 

These two actors were at Bela Lugosi's funeral. On Seeing Lugosi's body dressed in his famous Dracula cape and costume, one actor said to the other, "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"....Name the speaker and the other actor.

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"A story is told that in 1956, both Lorre and Vincent Price attended Bela Lugosi's funeral. According to Price, Lorre asked him "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"[3] However, according to Lugosi biographers Arthur Lennig and Gary Don Rhodes, neither actor attended Lugosi's funeral."

(this from Wikipedia, so who really knows?)

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In this sequel to a well-known 80's horror film, the recap of the previous film includes a shot where the "evil force" runs through the cabin and rams into the hero. When this shot was filmed, the star suffered a broken jaw when the director (who was operating the camera) crashed into him with a bicycle.

Or so people were led to believe. This was a story concocted by the director and the male lead as a gag to see how many people would believe it actually happened.

 

-film, director & star ?

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Thanks, Sixes.

New one:

 

A well- made and well-received horror film from the 1080s centers a group of elderly men who often dine together, known as "the Chowder Society." What film?

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Speeches that are heard several times in the film:

 

"Call me Ricky. Everybody does"

 

"Dahance, Little Toad."

 

(This was the last film of the distinguished performer involved in these scenes.)

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A prolific writer and scripter, well known in the horror genre, also performs with a band made up of writers, known as the "Rock Bottom Remainders"*. Well, the writer/scripter behind this movie is not that Remainder, but he once co-authored a fantasy novel with him.

 

...* "Remainder" is a trade term for a book that has not sold well, and so the price has been reduced.

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Correct re *Ghost Story* . This was the last film for Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Fred Astaire and Melvyn Douglas.

 

Novelist/Scripter Peter Straub also co-wrote *The Talisman* with Stephen King, who along with the likes of Dave Berry, Amy Tan, Scot Turow and Matt Groening is a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. "We make music about as good as Metallica writes."

 

Sixes' thread.

 

Edited by: cmvgor on Nov 18, 2010 5:57 PM

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holding Sixes' place until he gets back :

 

A famous horror story, filmed and staged many times. One version, filmed in the 1960s, (was satirized?) (received an homage?) in a 1970s film by means of using the same performer in a similar scene. The 70s film was part of a series.

 

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At some 40 Views, closing down the question.

 

_Herbert Lom_ , in 1962, had the title role in one of many film versions of *The Phantom Of The Opera* . Subsequently, Mr. Lom became a major support player in the "Pink Panther" series, in the role of Drayfus, Inspector Clouseau's superior. In 1976's *The Pink Panther Strikes Again* , Insp Drayfus is approached while he sits in a large room playing on a pipe organ that takes up the entire wall. This duplicates a major discovery scene in *Phantom* .

 

I posed this question while holding this space for mr6666. Sixes should have first refusal to either pose a question or open the thread.

 

Edited by: cmvgor on Nov 25, 2010 1:59 PM

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