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TV Diary: How well do you know movies based on Stephen King's stories?

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:01 am

In anticipation of John Mellencamp's and Stephen King's musical, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” playing here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Embassy Theatre, here is a quiz about some of King's stories and novels that were made into movies.

Tickets to “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” are $36.50-$75.45. Mellencamp wrote the music and King wrote the musical.

1. Cujo was what breed of dog that contracted rabies in “Cujo” (1983)?

2. What was so unusual about the cemetery in “Pet Sematary” (1989)?

3. What did the lead character do to deserve a gypsy curse in “Thinner” (1996)?

4. Name the actress who starred as “Firestarter” (1984).

5. When Andy Dufresne escaped prison in “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994), what actress was featured on his wall poster?

6. What was John Coffey's “gift” in “The Green Mile” (1999)?

7. What make and model was “Christine” (1983)?

8. What was the name of the mysterious cat in “Cat's Eye” (1985)?

9. Where did “Children of the Corn” (1984) take place?

10. What was unusual about “Carrie” (1976)?

Answers: 1. St. Bernard. 2. Everything buried there returns to “life.” 3. He hit and killed a gypsy woman with his car. 4. Drew Barrymore. 5. Raquel Welch. 6. He could heal the sick. 7. 1958 Plymouth Fury. 8. The General. 9. Gaitlin, Neb. 10. Carrie had telekinetic powers.