[Show Notes] #56 The Horror Exam #10


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Trey Abel – @trey1014
Tim Haverman – Haverman Video Library of Congress
Cody Keller

THE Contestants
Cody, Tim, Trey

Round 1

1. What is the name of the demon that possesses little Regan in THE EXORCIST
a) Valla
b) Alkar
c) Pazuzu
d) Monami
2. What was the name of Jason Miller’s character in THE EXORCIST III?
a) The Gemini Killer
b) Father Karras
c) Patient X
d) John Doe
3. William Friedkin, director of THE EXORCIST has directed two plays adapted for the screen by Tracy Letts; one was BUG, what was the other?
a) August: Osage County
b) The Guardian
c) Jade
d) Killer Joe

Round 2

1. TRUE or FALSE: When adjusted for inflation, THE EXORCIST is Warner Bros.’ highest grossing film of all time.
2. TRUE or FALSE: The story on which A HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT is based was first featured on an episode of Dateline.
3. TRUE or FALSE: Originally released in 1981, POSSESSION was banned in the UK until 1999.

Round 3

1. Born in 1952 West Germany, Anneliese Michel had a history of mental illness and suffered from epilepsy. In 1973, at age 20, her symptoms took a turn for the worse. She grew depressed and acted aggressive; she rejected religious iconography, spoke of demonic visions, and heard voices damning her to hell. Anneliese’s parents were convinced she was possessed. Enter Josef Stangl, a Catholic Bishop who authorized an exorcism on the young woman. Nearly 70 rituals were performed between 1975 and 1976—ultimately leading to Anneliese’s death. An autopsy report concluded that Anneliese died of malnutrition and dehydration as a direct result of the exorcisms. In a highly publicized trial, Anneliese’s parents and those Catholic officials responsible were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six months in jail.
2. The Trudell family case represents one of the most highly publicized—and scrutinized—exorcism cases to date. In 1968, Frank and Trudy Trudell say a malevolent presence possessed their Cambridge, Massachusetts home, emitting foul-smelling odors. It also killed the family dog by way of poison, set fire to the Trudell children’s bedroom, and sexually and physically assaulted Frank. Their story caught the attention of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who deemed the house unlivable and disturbed by a “very powerful” demon. While exorcisms were performed, none seemed to work—Trudy claimed the demon hid in the neighbor’s house during such procedures. In 1986, after several holy blessings and prayers on the part of the Trudells, the forces finally subsided (although Trudy was still alleging spirit encounters in 1987).
3. Douglas and Molly Piatkowski were a religious couple from the quiet English town of Braughmberry. In 1974, Molly accused her husband of having an affair with the leader of their prayer group. The accusation enraged Douglas; he yelled obscenities, tossed around furniture, and nearly struck her several times. When his behavior intensified, Molly resorted to calling for help. Several Anglican priests arrived and decided to purge the man of his demons. The exorcism lasted for three days, exhausting all involved. While claiming to have freed Douglas from more than 50 demons, they also believed that some forces remained within him. Perhaps they were right. A month after the exorcism, Douglas murdered his wife, stabbing her 76 times, and killed their pet poodle in the process. He was spotted roaming the streets soon after, soaked in blood, still holding the murder weapon, and was later arrested.

Round 4

1. Willem Dafoe – Bill Sage – Jared Leto – Reese Witherspoon – Chloe Sevigny – Justin Theroux – Josh Lucas – Christian Bale
“A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.”
2. Tom Savini – Michael Kelly – Ty Burrell – Mekhi Phifer – Ving Rames – Sarah Polley
“A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.”
3. Greg Nicotero – Kelly Preston – John Saxon – Tom Savini – Juliette Lewis – Harvey Keitel – Danny Trejo – Salma Hayek
“Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.”

Round 5

1. A Southern England cabbie claimed his passengers where doing what, causing him to drive faster to get rid of them?
2. A Dutch court has upheld a mayor’s refusal to issue a driver’s license to a man who submitted a photo of himself wearing what?
3. A Wisconsin group filed a lawsuit to overturn a law banning the sale of what Irish dairy product because it isn’t subjected to a rigorous Wisconsin rating system?

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