Can You Match the Tagline to the Horror Movie?

By: J. Reinoehl
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About This Quiz

The horror film genre is filled with more duds than classics, but throughout history, several films have risen above the rest either for their unique plot or ability to appeal outside of their niche. Do you watch enough horror flicks to know the line that sold them? Find out by taking this quiz.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire”?

“You’re a vampire, Michael! My own brother a… vampire. You wait ‘til Mom finds out, buddy.” –Sam Emerson, "The Lost Boys"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “The night HE came home”?

It took only 10 days to write "Halloween." It was originally called “The Babysitter Murders.”

Which horror movie has the tagline: “They’re here”?

"Look, Dr. Lesh, we don’t care about the disturbances: the pounding and the flashing, the screaming, the music. We just want you to find our little girl." –Steve, "Poltergeist"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Be afraid. Be very afraid”?

Mel Brooks is better known for his comedic films. He also is a fan of horror and decided to produce "The Fly" with Cronenberg after previously working with him on "The Elephant Man" (1980).

What is the tagline for the movie, "The Birds"?

“Mitch knows a lot of people in San Francisco. Of course, they’re mostly hoods.” –Cathy Brenner, "The Birds"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “They won’t stay dead”?

"Night of the Living Dead" has had two remakes that didn’t do well despite being worked on by many of the same people who filmed the original. The first was an updated version in 1990 that failed to reach audiences and the second was a “Special Edition” in 1998 with modern added scenes.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “You’ll never feel safe in your home again”?

“Boy, if I can still raise an arm when we get out of this place, I’m going to show you just how saturated I can get.” –Robert Graham, "Them!"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Someone has taken their love of scary movies too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder”?

Linda Blair is better known for her role in "The Exorcist." She makes a cameo appearance in "Scream" as a news reporter.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “If an old man warns you not to go there… make fun of him”?

"I am never going to see a merman, ever.” “Dude, be thankful—those things are terrifying and the cleanup on them is a nightmare." –Hadley and Sitterson, "Cabin in the Woods"

What is the tagline for the movie, "Alien"?

"Alien" was inspired by Crohn’s disease. Screenwriter O’Bannon suffers from Crohn’s and compared his digestion to the feeling that something inside him was trying to get out of his body.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Take [her] to the prom. I dare you”?

"I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will." –Margaret White, "Carrie"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “The picture you must see from the beginning… or not at all”?

Alfred Hitchcock won five Oscar nominations for Best Director. "Psycho" was the final one, but he never won.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “You have been warned: If something frightening happens to you today, think about it! It may be…”?

"Wrong? What could be wrong with our child, Robert? We’re beautiful people." –Kathy Thorn, "The Omen"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Man is the warmest place to hide”?

Carpenter did not want to remake the classic, "The Thing From Another Planet" (1951), so he went to the source material when creating the movie. John W. Campbell Jr. wrote “Who Goes There?” in 1938.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming, she won’t wake up at all”?

“A nightmare now would be plus or minus five or six. She’s about three… [The monitor rapidly increases to 30] Something’s wrong. It never gets this high.”

What is the tagline for the movie, "Hellraiser"?

English law for filming with pests, like cockroaches, is strict. To ensure the cockroaches didn’t mate, the crew had to hire a cockroach wrangler to determine the sex of each and prevent the females and males from being together.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Day 1: Exposure-Day 2: Infection-Day 8: Epidemic- Day 15: Evacuation-Day 20: Devastation”?

"Oh, great, Valium. Not only will we be able to get to sleep, but if we’re attacked in the middle of the night, we won’t care." –Jim, "28 Days Later"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Before you die, you see…”?

Cinematographer Bazelli and director Verbinski tried to get rid of all the shadows in the film. They did this to keep the characters “floating… in space.”

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders and another one on his desk”?

"Who’s going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow." –Herbert West, "The Re-Animator"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Who will survive and what will be left of them”?

The saw used in the movie was real. When actor, Hansen, was chasing Sally through the woods at night, he slipped and let go of it as he fell. It landed only inches from him.

What is the tagline for the movie, "Friday the 13th"?

[mocking] “I’m an American Original. Dumb kid.” –The Truck Driver, "Friday the 13th"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “They got up on the wrong side of the grave”?

When they ran out of money filming "The Evil Dead," they would simply stop filming, get cleaned up, and put on business suits to collect more. One dentist donated his Vegas money to the film.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Something beyond comprehension is happening to a girl on this street, in this house, a man has been sent for as a last resort. This man is…”?

“It looks like a type of disorder that you rarely ever see any more except in primitive cultures. We call it somnambuliform possession.” –Dr. Barringer, "The Exorcist"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary… A year later, footage was found”?

Burkittsville, Maryland has had trouble since "The Blair Witch Project" first came out. Fans flood the town (population less than 200) looking for the movie’s landmarks, even though it was filmed in Seneca Creek State Park. The mayor of Burkittsville once woke up to find a stranger in her living room looking for a tour.

What is the tagline for the movie "The Hitcher"?

“The guy is just standing there, Jim. He’s not even moving. What kind of freak just stands in the middle of the road and doesn’t even flinch?" –Grace Andrews, "The Hitcher"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Some sacrifices must be made”?

The music for "The Wicker Man" was composed by Paul Giovanni and performed by the folk band, Magnet. All the songs were inspired by traditional folk tunes.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Pray for…”?

"What… is that?” “I’ve been to Vidal Sassoon.” “You mean you actually paid for it?" –Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, "Rosemary’s Baby"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92”?

Suspiria got its iconic look from the three-strip Technicolor process. At the time, Technicolor was throwing out its processing equipment, and Argento convinced processors in Rome to keep their equipment until the film was finished. Argento was upset with the 2017 remake and said they should have called it something else.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “If it’s in a word or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of…”?

“I have moved on. I don’t mention him. I don’t talk about him.” –Amelia, "The Babadook"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “From the bestseller that made millions believe in the unbelievable”?

Over the years, "The Amityville Horror" has been highly debated. Was it true or not? Today, most of the people associated with the real incident have died, but the three children claim the haunting did happen, although not as dramatically. But it wasn’t the house—it was their stepfather, who dabbled in the occult, that caused the strange incidents.

What is the tagline for the movie, "The Shining"?

“Some places are like people. Some shine, and some don’t.” –Dick Hallorann, "The Shining"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “To enter the mind of a killer, she must challenge the mind of a madman”?

Thomas Harris wrote "The Silence of the Lambs" book. He based Buffalo Bill off three serial killers: Ted Bundy, Gary M. Heidnik, and Ed Gein.

Which horror movie has the tagline: “1: Sight – 2: Sound – 3: Smell – 4: Taste – 5: Touch – 6…”?

"You said the 'S' word.” “Yeah, I know. Sorry." –Cole Sear and Malcolm Crowe, "The Sixth Sense"

Which horror movie has the tagline: “Sooner or later they will find you”?

There is a real disease called xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) that causes extreme sun sensitivity. The symptoms appear before 10 years of age and one-fourth of all patients also develop hearing loss and neuro-degeneration.

What is the tagline for the movie, "The Purge"?

"Our target for this year’s purge is hiding in your home. You have one hour to find him and give him to us or we will kill all of you. We will be coming in." –Polite Leader, "The Purge"

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