Insanely Difficult Movie Trivia Challenge for 11/16

November 16, 2010

Here’s the second Insanely Difficult, Damn-Near-Impossible Movie Trivia Challenge for November 16th. But first…

… since I never posted the answers for last week’s quiz, I’m going to get those out of the way:

M = Attack of the Killer Tomatoes; O = Halloween; V = Convoy; I = The Wiz; E = Up In Smoke

From here on out, I’ll give you the quiz answers in Friday’s post. So, be sure to check back then!

Remember, if you want to post your guesses in the comments section and help each other out, you are more than welcome to do so. However, only those who submit all the correct answers to me via email before Thursday (11/18) at 8 PM will be entered into the prize drawing taking place on 11/30.

You can play every week. And every time you win, you’ll get your name entered into the drawing. I’ll only be drawing one name, so you’ll want to get your name in there as many times as possible to increase your chances of winning! And speaking of the prize drawing, I’m creating more of a “prize pack” consisting of at least two or three movie-related items. I’ll announce exactly what the prizes are on the day of the drawing (11/30).

This week’s trivia word, Marion, is courtesy of Mr. Dale Lloyd over at (@VivaVHS on Twitter). For extra credit, can you guess why he chose the word “Marion,” (and its significance to cinema history)? Did I just say extra credit? Yep, like the credit of knowing you’re a freakin’ awesome, walking, talking encyclopedia of trivia!

Finally, here’s a reminder of the rules:

  1. I post a new movie trivia challenge word every Tuesday.
  2. The word is spelled out using letters from the VHS box art of several different movies.
  3. You study the letters and see if you can identify each movie based on the letter representing it.
  4. Once you think you know all the answers, email them to me ( by 8 PM on Thursday (11/18).
  5. Everyone who emails me all the correct answers by the deadline gets entered into a drawing for a prize. The drawing will take place on 11/30!
  6. I’ll announce the quiz answers in Friday’s post and post the names of everyone who got them all correct. If you’re first, you’ll be this week’s Trivia (Beast)Master!

And remember, a flick is only forgotten if you’re not talking about it!

Good luck!

Movie Trivia Word: MARION

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31 comments on “Insanely Difficult Movie Trivia Challenge for 11/16

  1. I know the article icon is “Mario”. Hehe…Now down to business with this week’s quiz. “I think I can, I think I can…” πŸ™‚

  2. KyloDarf Nov 16, 2010

    The only thing that comes to my mind when I hear Marion is Psycho

  3. Peter Nielsen Nov 16, 2010

    Marion was John Wayne’s real first name, but EVERYONE knows THAT! Right?

  4. KyloDarf Nov 16, 2010

    Oh my goodness I’ve been looking at this forever and all I have been able to figure out is the “i”

  5. KyloDarf Nov 16, 2010

    Woohoo I just got the “M”

  6. UPDATE: I’m going to retweet this message, but just to clarify: the letters aren’t necessarily the FIRST letter of the movie title. They could be any letter in the title!

  7. At a quick glance all I know off-hand is the I. Argh. No matter how frustrating they might be, these are ultra-fun.

  8. KYLODARF Nov 16, 2010

    as a help for others M is the first letter in the title I is the second to last letter in the title and both of those are on the box covers

  9. Peter Nielsen Nov 17, 2010

    Not so sure I’ll get them all this week. I know them, but I can’t quite get the pics to match in my head. We’ll see…

  10. KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

    I found an A for a movie and the font matches yet I am certain its the wrong film

    • Kylodarf, submit it anyway. Even if it’s not correct, you can always resubmit your answers until the deadline if you find the right one. Just make sure you submit answers/guesses to all the possible movie titles. In fact, if you want to submit them. I’d even be willing to tell you (and anyone else) which ones you still need to get right so you can focus on those.

      Props definitely go to Dale on making this one “Insanely Difficult”, right? πŸ™‚

  11. KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

    My love for movies says props but my fried brain says eff you

  12. πŸ™‚ You know who loves fried brains? Southern zombies!

  13. KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

    I would submit my guesses but I’m sure my A and R guesses are wrong and I know my M and I are right and have nothing for O or N I’m throwing in the towel

  14. Okay. I said I wasn’t going to give hints… but as we get closer to the deadline (and I haven’t had anyone get the answers right yet). I think the time has come to give a little help. So, here you go:

    All titles are films from the 1970s

    “M” is a comedy for the intellectual in all of us.

    “A” is a comedy (and is definitely the hardest one), It has a connection to the classic 60s film “The Apartment”.

    “R” is an action/thriller. Baseball bats not included.

    “I” is a horror classic with a foreign twist; well, foreign unless you live on the boot.

    “O” is like the “Cutting Edge”, without the blades. And its lead is really “possessed”.

    “N” is a revenge thriller mentioned before. It’s also one of Tarantino’s faves.

    Hopefully, that will help those who are close, but not 100%! Remember to get me all your answers (even if they’re only guesses) by 8 PM tonight!

  15. Peter Nielsen Nov 18, 2010

    The only one I didn’t have was the O… It’s really bugging me, but the clue might help. The games’ not over yet…

  16. KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

    Peter Nielsen I think I can help you with the O if you want to trade for a little R action

    • Peter Nielsen Nov 18, 2010

      KyloDarf No problem! The R is from The Warriors.

      • KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

        Thanks a million The O is Roller Boogie with miss Linda Blair as far as I can tell

        • Peter Nielsen Nov 18, 2010

          YES!! You are so right! Thank you very much.

          • KyloDarf Nov 18, 2010

            You’re welcome. I could kick myself for not getting warriors.

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