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Horror Movies of the '70s Quiz
by Staff
Slasher films and creepiness of all kinds filled theaters in the '70s. How much do you know about these 1970s horror movies? Take this quiz to find out.

Summerisle is the setting for which famous horror film?

  • "Suspiria"
  • "The Wicker Man"
  • "The Dunwich Horror"

A demon named Pazuzu makes an appearance in which horror movie?

  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
  • "The Blood Rose"
  • "The Exorcist"

Who directed 1978's "Dawn of the Dead"?

  • Dario Argento
  • Joel Reed
  • George Romero

True or false: "The Exorcist" is based on a true story.

  • true
  • false

Tobe Hooper, the acclaimed director of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," initially hoped that his movie would get which rating from the Motion Picture Association of America?

  • PG rating
  • R rating
  • X rating

What year was "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" released?

  • 1971
  • 1974
  • 1977

How many people are killed in "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre"?

  • five
  • nine
  • two

How old was Max von Sydow during the shooting of "The Exorcist"?

  • 44 years old
  • 53 years old
  • 61 years old

Wes Craven directed a 1972 film that went by which title?

  • "The Last House on the Left"
  • "The Last House on the Right"
  • "Your Other Right"

How many people linked to the creation of "The Exorcist" died before the film was completed?

  • three
  • nine
  • 12

Who wrote the film "Eraserhead"?

  • George Lucas
  • Wes Craven
  • David Lynch

Bette Davis starred in which horror film from the '70s?

  • "Daughters of Darkness"
  • "The Tenant"
  • "Burnt Offerings"

Which film had the tagline "pray it doesn't happen to you!"?

  • "Shivers"
  • "Alice, Sweet Alice"
  • "Rabid"

A dead solider from the Vietnam War comes home in which movie?

  • "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie"
  • "Deathdream"
  • "The Legend of Hell House"

"Salem's Lot" is based on a book by which author?

  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Clive Barker
  • Stephen King

The 1978 version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was based on a film from which year?

  • 1956
  • 1969
  • 1971

"Dawn of the Dead" is partly social commentary about which subject?

  • consumerism
  • democracy
  • psychotherapy

"Nosferatu" recounts a tale regarding which creature?

  • a vampire
  • a werewolf
  • a phantasm

Wes Craven directed which psychotic masterpiece?

  • "The Hills Have Eyes"
  • "Rabid"
  • "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

Why did director Steven Spielberg decide to cut many scenes of the shark in "Jaws"?

  • The prop looked ridiculous.
  • He hated the whole movie.
  • He developed an irrational fear of sharks during filming.

What role does Ralph Richardson portray in 1972's "Tales From the Crypt"?

  • Morgue Man
  • Crypt Keeper
  • Undertaker

What year was "Alien" released to theaters?

  • 1975
  • 1977
  • 1979

"Alice, Sweet Alice" was originally given which title?

  • "Rage by Daylight"
  • "Death Day"
  • "Communion"

A deranged man named Michael Myers stars in which ominous '70s horror flick?

  • "The Brood"
  • "Halloween"
  • "The Omen"

Which city is invaded by aliens in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"?

  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Los Angeles

Which '70s horror movie was directed by David Cronenberg?

  • "The Brood"
  • "Phantasm"
  • "Carrie"

Who is the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis?

  • Melissa Stribling
  • Julie Adams
  • Janet Leigh

Gregory Peck starred in which horror movie?

  • "Deep Red"
  • "Don't Look Now"
  • "The Omen"

How many stars did The New York Times give "Black Christmas" upon its release in 1974?

  • one
  • three
  • five

The Tall Man is a evildoer who appears in which movie?

  • "Carrie"
  • "Black Christmas"
  • "Phantasm"