OCTOBER 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, Vol. 13

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IT’S A SNOOZE: As you see from the photo above, not every CSR reader finds these monthly quizzes particularly stimulating, though we think the increased incidence of their playing dead instead of participating borders on the unsocial. (Imagine their surprise when we seal the coffin and bury ’em. Who’s laughing now?)

BUMP IN THE NIGHT EDITION: OCTOBER 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, VOL. 13

    As the days are getting shorter (or, at least, that’s the rumor, though with it getting dark earlier it’s too hard to see if this is really true),  there is an increased likelihood of encountering perils in the form of such supernatural horrors as demonically possessed tots or worse, the occasional campaigning Massachusetts Congressman. Still, if a life in the cinema teaches us anything (beyond the addictiveness of popcorn and an experienced awareness of the archival integrity of the accumulating layers of spilled soda syrup, popcorn butter substitute and bodily fluids [Just what kind of theaters do you attendbloodblacklacegif2 anyway?] which will ensnare any carelessly dropped jewelry, cell phones or coinage like amber), it’s that the hero always gets the girl and that talking pigs have more sense than the average Massachusetts Congressman; neither of which has anything to do with the task-at-hand so aren’t you sorry you asked? As for this month’s edition of the Classic Film Images Quiz (brought to you-  as always  -by those wonderful folks who rightly deify SKITTLES, the all-American breakfast candy), the quickly approaching season of ghosts, spirits and resurrected evil-  also characteristics of a White Sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond, so don’t be fooled  -known alternately as All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween or a Massachusetts Democratic fundraiser brings to the cinematic memory, endless images of shadowy and terrifying action seen in the flickering light of a darkened theater through eye slaughtervampiresgif1enveloping fingers… and that’s just the necking couple in front of you. Still, the movies have provided a safe haven for beastly behavior and ominous ogres regardless of gender, age or ethnicity and it is this untapped reservoir of political correctness for the ghoulish set which informs this month’s offering. In the following twelve images, you will find representations of both monsters and victims, purveyors of evil and eccentric cosmetic applications. Your job, as always, is to identify the films featuring these agents of the odd and abnormal. The first to do so will, as always, receive that trophy of titans, the prize of the passionate, the award of the asinine (well, two out of three ain’t bad): the coveted (and in need of a good dusting rag) CSR Culture Shock Award, a convenient and logical travel alternative to a suitcase full of Euros. Good luck. (Boo)

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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2 Responses to OCTOBER 2014 CLASSIC FILM IMAGES QUIZ, Vol. 13

  1. I’m only going to half-heartedly compete, since these aren’t “iconic” shots from the films.
    #3 looks like the weird haircut Karloff had in The Black Cat (1934). #4’s Hammer babe Barbara Shelley was in more than one. Maybe Dracula, Prince of Darkness? #6 is from a campy, almost unwatchable 1941 Karloff atrocity called The Devil Commands. Something about capturing the brainwaves of the dead. #10 is the movie version of Quatermass and the Pit, when they excavated big-headed skeletons during subway repair. 11 appears to be Simone Simone and a cat, so it’s probably from Cat People. As for #12, a person could go mad trying to review how often Peter Cushing uses that patented “God Lord, not that!” stare in Hammer movies. It’s a green glow, so maybe it’s from one of the Frankensteins.

  2. beetleypete says:

    I am going with ‘Cat People’ for No.11. Too tired to guess the rest…Cheers, Pete.

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