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Genre - Horror 3
The protagonists in The Willows travel along the Danube.

Genre - Horror 3

The horror genre, begun by such names as Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelly and Bram Stoker, has stood the test of time. Contemporary authors include such names as James Herbert who brought us The Fog, Clive Barker the creator of the Books of Blood, and Dean Koontz who wrote The Flesh in the Furnace. Not forgetting of course Stephen King. The American great has brought us memorable works like Carrie, The Shining, It and Misery along with many more.

This third set of questions lays to rest our series of quizzes on horror. Here you will be asked to recall characters and places that you might prefer to forget! For instance, do you remember the otherworldly proprietor of the shop in Stephen King's Needful Things and can you recollect where James Herbert's Magic Cottage is situated? Have a go at this spooky quiz and find out!

1.
In James Herbert's 1986 novel The Magic Cottage, the cottage is located in which English county?
Cornwall
Hampshire
Kent
Norfolk
It's bought by a young couple escaping from the rat race
2.
What is the title of Richard Laymon's 2000 novel set in the sleepy town of Grandville in 1963?
The Traveling Freak Show
The Traveling Ghoul Show
The Traveling Vampire Show
The Traveling Zombie Show
The performance begins at midnight and is for over-18s only
3.
Which English author wrote the 1909 novel The Ghost Pirates?
William Hope Hodges
William Hope Hodgkins
William Hope Hodgkinson
William Hope Hodgson
A ship is dragged to the bottom by supernatural creatures
4.
In Algernon Blackwood's story The Willows, the protagonists travel by canoe along which river?
The Amazon
The Danube
The Thames
The Yellowknife
HP Lovecraft considered The Willows the finest supernatural tale in English literature
5.
In the Stephen King novel Needful Things, what is the name of the proprietor of the shop that provides the title?
Leland Gates
Leland Gaunt
Leland Grant
Leland Gray
Gaunt tricks people into selling their souls in exchange for useless objects disguised as the things they want
6.
What is the title of the series of six volumes of short stories published by Clive Barker between 1984 and 1986?
Books of Blood
Books of Death
Books of Demons
Books of Terror
The first volume won the British and also World Fantasy Awards
7.
What is the title of Dean Koontz's 1976 novel in which the small town of Black Rock is selected for an experiment in mind control?
Night Calls
Night Chills
Night Terrors
Night Tremors
Koontz has also written under many pen names including Aaron Wolfe, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, KR Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Owen West and Richard Paige
8.
In the Edgar Allan Poe story The Pit and the Pendulum, a portrait of whom can the prisoner see on the ceiling of his prison?
Father Time
The Marquis de Sade
Moloch
Torquemada
The short story tells us about the torments endured by a victim of the Spanish Inquisition
9.
Which is the name of the FBI agent who appears in the Hannibal Lecter books by Thomas Harris?
Jack Crawford
Jeb Crawford
Jim Crawford
Joe Crawford
Crawford is the Agent-in-Charge of the Behavioural Science Unit of the FBI in Quantico, Virginia
10.
What were the first names of the English writer MR James?
Montague Rhodes
Montgomery Reynolds
Montmorency Raikes
Montpelier Roberts
Possibly his best known story is Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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