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If it’s gothic, scary, scary, haunted, or just plain weird, and was in a book, movie, TV show, or music, you might be about to be asked about it. How will you get away with these 25 questions about things that happen at night? It’s just for fun, and it’s priceless, but let us know how you fared – and how you plan to enjoy this scariest night out – in the comments.

The Guardian’s Horrifyingly Gruesome Halloween Culture Quiz

1.Who owns the ghost that returns to haunt the main character in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth?

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2.Which well-known cat host was the main presenter of the legendary BBC Ghostwatch program in 1992?

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3.Rupert Julian directed the 1925 film Phantom of the Opera, but who played the title role?

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4.Everyone knows Wednesday is the daughter of the Addams family, but what was the name of the surprisingly normal-looking niece in The Munsters?

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5.Chloë Grace Moretz voices Wednesday Addams in the recent animated release Addams Family 2. But which actor played her in the 1993 live-action movie Addams Family Values?

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6.Siouxsie and the Banshees are one of the most famous gothic groups of the 1970s and 1980s. But what was their first album called?

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7.Which opera by Benjamin Britten presents the ghosts of Miss Jessel and Peter Quint among its characters?

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8.What is the collective name of the extra-dimensional demonic beings summoned when you solve the puzzle box in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser?

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9.The 2012 film version of The Woman in Black directed by James Watkins featured which alumni of the Harry Potter film series?

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ten.What a scary old novel begins “You will be glad to hear that no disaster has accompanied the start of an enterprise that you have viewed with such bad feelings.”

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11.In 1987 a cover of R Dean Taylor’s song There’s a Ghost in My House became the first UK top thirty single for which a critically acclaimed independent band highly regarded by John Peel?

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12.King of the Goths, the chiseled cheekbones of Bauhaus singer Pete Murphy appeared in an advertisement for which brand of cassettes in the 1980s?

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13.Who has the nightmare they see the ghost of Catherine Earnshaw in Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights, as it appears in the chorus of Kate Bush’s first single?

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14.Which of these Universal Studios Frankenstein Suites came out first?

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15.The BBC recently published an underground podcast on a poltergeist written by Danny Robins. What poltergeist?

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16.Danny Robins also wrote a recent West End play about a ghost, in which Lily Allen made her stage debut alongside Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood. What was his name ?

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17. Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves, was a 2010 US remake of a cult 2008 Swedish horror film called Let the Right One In. Who directed the Swedish original?

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18.Which British heavy metal band had success with The Number of the Beast in 1982?

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19.The ghost of the Commendatore returns as a statue to assert his revenge and condemn the man who murdered him in hell at the climax of which Mozart opera?

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20.Will Maclean’s debut novel was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize this year and tells the story of a young man attending a series of sessions at a mysterious Suffolk house in the 1970s. What is it called?

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21.Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze enjoyed huge worldwide success with the movie Ghost, which was the highest grossing film of which year?

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22.Which of these former American first ladies would ghost haunt the White House, tending to the garden?

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23.Which former Doctor Who actor appeared as Father Brennan in the 1976 supernatural thriller The Omen?

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24.Who played the character of Nancy Thompson in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, opposite supernatural slasher Freddy Krueger?

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25.In which city is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series set?

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  • If you think there has been a glaring error in any of the questions or answers, please feel free to email martin.belam@theguardian.com but remember that the quizmaster word is always final and you wouldn’t want him to put a spell on you.

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