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The October 2019 Quiz - Who Said That? by Fran Joyce


It’s October. In honor of Halloween and all things that go bump in the night, we’ve gathered together some of the finest books and authors from the horror genre and some of their best quotes. Can you match the author to the quote and the book? Some of the quotes are from books and other quotes have been taken from interviews. Don’t assume the quote is from the book we have listed. Match each author and the title of their book to the quote attributed to them.

Happy Halloween! 


Edgar Allan Poe               E.H. Night

Mary Shelley                    Neil Gaiman

Harlan Ellison                   Pamela Morris

Anne Rice                           Henry James

Robert Bloch                     R.A. Horn

Asa Swift                            Stephen King

Clive Barker                       Richard Matheson

Bram Stocker                    Barry Brickey

Chris Mentillo                   Shirley Jackson

K.G. Petrone                      R.L. Stine


 Book Title:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane            

The Queen of the Damned

Cycle of Time: Revenge is Mine

I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream


The Four Before Me

The Silence

Infernal Parade

The Devil’s Cabin: Hell Has No Pity

I am Legend


Haunting on East 48th Street

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Institute

Frankenstein; or, The New Prometheus

The Turn of the Screw

No Rest for the Wicked

Goosebumps: You Can’t Scare Me

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Obliterated: Everything is About to Change 

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1.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________Quote: “be careful of monsters with teeth”

2.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “I would much rather live among the monsters within books and on the big screen, than with the ones depicted on the ten o'clock news.”

3.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”

4.      Author:________________________wrote________________________________

Quote: “Where evil walks, hell follows.”

5.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren't.”

6.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “Horror is the only genre where you don't have to explain everything. Things happen just because and that alone makes it scary.”

7.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “Make (the reader) think the evil, make him think it for himself, and you are released from weak specifications. My values are positively all blanks, save so far as an excited horror, a promoted pity, a created expertness... proceed to read into them more or less fantastic figures.”

8.      Author:________________________wrote________________________________

Quote: “When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books.”

9.      Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “While some monsters are born, others are created. But, the worst monsters are those who believe themselves to be heroes.”

10.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “I hope people are reading my work in the future. I hope I have done more than frightened a couple of generations. I hope I’ve inspired a few people one way or another.”

11.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Horror writers shouldn't play nice. Disturb & unnerve your reader. Make them uncomfortable, but not so much they stop reading.”

12.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Monsters are real and ghosts are real too they live inside us and sometimes they win.”

13.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Some things you cannot see or explain, but they are there, lurking.

Some things dwell in the dark: waiting…watching…haunting.

Sometimes evil takes on many forms, many faces

And silence is the last thing you hear, when it’s already too late.”

14.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you.”

15.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “I Believe When People Go To Hell, They Relive Their Worst Life Experience, Over And Over Again.”

16.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

17.   Author:________________________wrote_________________________________

Quote: “I busied myself to think of a story, — a story to rival those which had excited us to this task. One which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature, and awaken thrilling horror—one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart. If I did not accomplish these things, my ghost story would be unworthy of its name.”

18.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make!”

19.  Author:________________________wrote__________________________________

Quote: “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

20.   Author:________________________wrote:________________________________

Quote: “I watched him rise from the coffin, with slow, elegant gestures; our gestures, for we are the only beings who routinely rise from coffins.”










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