Can You Match The Classic Monster To The Movie?
Monster movies have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, when French silent film pioneer Georges Méliès employed special effects to showcase all manner of ghosts and goblins in a number of films made during the closing years of the 19th century. Méliès wasn’t the only one who realized that this terrific new medium was the perfect canvas on which to paint phantasmagorical pictures guaranteed to fright and delight.
For instance, several other filmmakers took an interest in making vampire films, and even Thomas Edison got into the act, as the American inventor produced the first screen adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1910.
Over a century later, creature features remain as popular as ever, as vampires, werewolves, zombies and other monstrosities continue to serve as marquee attractions. Yet not all movie monsters are created equal, and while the name of Dracula is instantly recognizable to everyone, only seasoned film fans might recall such figures as the Manster and the Wasp Woman. Here, then, is a quiz to test your knowledge of things that go bump in the night.
Can you match the classic monster to the movie?