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  BURTON ON THE BRAIN
Frankenweenie
Tim Burton, 2012
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If you open your Movie Monster Survival Guide to the chapter on Re-animation and Electricity, you'll discover what it can and cannot do. We learned how to harness it by turning dead goldfish invisible. The difficult part was proving it. It didn't tell us how to do that. Can you or do we have to ask the kid with the hunch?
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Unless you're a zombie or some carnivorous monstrosity that feeds on Hypothalamus glands. If you know anything about evolutionary biology, you know why Dr. Green's (Penelope Ann Miller) initial idea to kill the creature in The Relic would have worked. Of course, we're assuming you don't.
Put your knowledge of all-things that creep, slither and crawl to the test with the only movie monster survival guide/quiz book of its kind.

What will you do when they come for you?
Live and learn. Learn and live!
Lights, Camera, Trivia
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In the time that you've known us, have we ever told you an untruth? We may stretch it a little from time to time, but that's only to confuse you. Kim (Winona Ryder) wasn't trying to confuse anyone when she told her granddaughter (Gina Gallagher) where snow came from in the film's opening sequence, but it left
Edward Scissorhands
(1) She told her granddaughter that snow started with scissors, which it did whenever Edward worked on one of his ice sculptures, but she didn't know that and neither did anyone else until it happened in the film. (2) Hiding (3) The sight of someone playing on a slip and slide
(4) He had only one outfit until Peg gave him some of her husband's clothes. And even then, that was all he wore, for numerous reasons, that being one of them and the fact that robots, or whatever Edward was, don't give two hoots about fashion. (5) About 20 gallons of lavender concealer

(6) A heart-shaped cookie for anyone who answered, "An electric can opener." We didn't say it was from us, did we? (7) Famous Eddie's Scissor-kabobs (8) They taught Edward what was expected of him and guarded him (for the most part) from humiliation and discomfort.
(9) She was looking at herself in a mirror  (10) They called it Scissors-Paper-Stone, not Rock, Paper, Scissors

(11) He fell through the window while he was backing away from Edward, so the correct answer is a simple no, he wasn't.
(12) That, kids, is a question even we can't answer. Someone should have put a little more thought into it.

Frankenweenie
Anyone who stuck their finger in the jar got bit. That would convince us.
9. Oh, sheet! It sucked for us and Edward that he didn't get to see Kim in her skivvies (or less) the night she came home unexpectedly. Why didn't she see him when she turned the light on?

10. One, two, three, shoot! Scissors, again? We win, again. What was the name of the game that Kevin (Robert Oliveri) grew tired of playing with Edward for the same reason? If you say tomato and they say ta-ma-toe, you're going to be wrong.

11. To steal a line from one of our other quizzes, it wasn't beauty that killed the beast in King Kong, or the planes, it was the fall, wasn't it? We think that's what killed Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), not the stab wound. Was he pushed out the window?

12. Kim never saw Edward again after that night. Something about her wanting him to remember her the way she was, but that only made sense in her twilight years. What possible reason could she have for not visiting him in the days, weeks or even months that followed?
more than a few people perplexed. Maybe you can explain it to us.

2. The times, they are a changing. Just when you thought it was safe to leave the front door to a creepy, old mansion unlocked, in walks some Avon lady (Dianne Wiest). At least she announced who she was before she let herself in. It might also explain why Edward (Johnny Depp) was doing this when she found him.

3. Edward almost sliced off Peg's nose (no, not to spite her face) the day she took him into her home. Let that be a warning to anyone thinking about picking up a highly imaginative character with a radically underdeveloped sense of reality. What got him so excited, kids?

4. How does someone with scissors for hands complete the simplest of tasks like getting dressed? Dropping the pants you're wearing, stepping into another, wiggling and then using the blunt end of your scissors to gently pick up the clothes you're putting on seems like quite the hassle, doesn't it? That could be the reason why Edward always wore the same outfit.

5. When Peg tried to help Edward conceal some of the
scars on his face in the chapter entitled Local Gossip, he fit right in alright  - with one of the houses in the neighborhood. What would you need if we dared you to repaint your home with the same stuff?

6. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Burton household must be a sight to behold if the process involves the use of some of the same elaborate contraptions that were seen in this film or in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Guess what you get for guessing what triggered Edward's memory regarding the scene in question?

7. Garden sculptor, dog groomer, hair stylist, locksmith, spokesperson... for shish kabobs? Why not? We wouldn't recommend sticking anything attached to a pair of scissors in your mouth, but some would try if they were sold under the name we came up with.

8. You still with us? Good, if overly-ambitious movie trivia was on your list of subjects you hated, you wouldn't be here at all. Edward didn't show any emotion during his lessons in etiquette, but even the inventor (Vincent Price) admitted that was a snoozefest. Why were they an important part of his teachings?
All questions and quiizzes written by Philip Cerreta unless otherwise noted
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Tim Burton, 1990