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Seven Pour House Trivia locations were open for business, and we brought some knowledge on Halloween night for 74 teams, including a 18-team event at Ragtime in Arlington, VA!


While the first round started well enough with questions about Martin Luther‘s Ninety-five Theses and Three Clues about the rat, things fell off greatly with the final two questions. First, we asked this college football question:

  • Played this past weekend, the annual college football game with a tailgating spectacle informally known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party featured which two Southeastern Conference rivals?

Teams needed to name both teams for wagering points, and just under two-fifths of them were able to get both the University of Georgia and University of Florida. Not to be outdone, the last question in the round was the first half’s hardest:

  • What are the first names of the three Sanderson sisters, the witch siblings in the Hocus Pocus films?

For this one, teams only had to name two for wagering credit while all three correct answers would provide two bonus points; a third of the field had at least two, but 18% listed WinifredSarah, and Mary. The only team to get every possible point in the first round was Washington Redskins (Ragtime).


For the holiday, we played a trio of songs with the word Monster in the title and asked teams to name the musical act for each. After questions on the slipped disc and Australia‘s former home of the Botany Bay Penal Colony, we got to the toughest wagering query of the round:

  • Ranking #33 on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest movie villains, which Hungarian-born actor portrayed Dracula during the 1930s?

Roughly 41% of our teams knew Bela Lugosi was that actor. This was the only round on Monday in which multiple teams had perfect scores; this time, six teams aced the round.


A fearful halftime page asked teams to identify scary movies by their poster, then match phobias to the corresponding causes. Only three teams got all 20 points, and the average score was 13.4 points. The halftime leaderboard featured a huge mess of teams tied for third:

  • Five Idiots Walk Into a Bar (Bushwaller’s): 89
  • Washington Redskins (Ragtime): 87


We kicked off round three with a Triple 50/50 about current World Series teams, the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies. After that came a scary wagering question:

  • Considered the king of the demons of the wind in Mesopotamian culture, Pazuzu is the name of the demon that possesses the main antagonist in which horror film?

Another spooky question proved to scare some teams out of points, as only 44% of the field had The Exorcist as that right answer. Later in the round, another tricky question showed up:

  • Introduced in 1993, which comic book hero created by Mike Mignola possesses the Right Hand of Doom, a large forearm and hand made out of red stone?

Hellboy was named by 39% of teams, while a round-low 10% added bonus points for knowing David Harbour portrayed that character in a 2019 film. We were back to a single perfect score in this round, with How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s) getting the honors.


Monday’s 6-4-2 about the folklore character known as the Sandman saw five teams get the maximum six-point prize. The fourth round proved to be the roughest overall, starting with questions about trivia video game You Don’t Know Jack and Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark? before getting to the most difficult question all night:

  • The name of which single-celled protozoan stems from the Greek word meaning oblong or oval, likely due to its shape?

Even with a crossword-style clue later to aid our teams, just one-fourth of the field named the paramecium; 8.1% did so before the aforementioned clue for two bonus points. There were no perfect scores in this round. After four rounds, these were the top-scoring teams:

FINAL QUESTION (18.9% success rate):

  • Of all the film adaptations of Stephen King’s novels, which is the only one to win an Academy Award?

Even though there have been several film classics adapted from King’s works, the only Oscar for one of them went to Kathy Bates for Misery. There were no Perfect 21 teams in this game. However, we had some solid scores at the top of the final standings:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cockney Rhyming Slang)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trick ‘r Treat (2007 film))

DRP in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Italian Food)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Five Idiots Walk Into a Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Aviation)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Attack on Titan (anime))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Addams Family (musical))

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 Elections)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Washington Redskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Brewlyweds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Soul Calibur)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Junk Food)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Men Named Tony)