Halloween horror link round: 10 questions

The answers to the ten general knowledge questions below are linked by a common horror-related theme.

  1. What 1934 Frank Capra film, starring Clark Gable as a roguish reporter and Claudette Colbert as the pampered socialite who falls in love with him, was the first film to win all five major Oscars?
  2. What is the common English translation of Sendero Luminoso, the name of a Peruvian Marxist Leninist guerrilla group which waged war against the state throughout the 1980s and 1990s?
  3. Which Bob Marley song contains the lyrics “You preacher man don’t tell me/ Heaven is under the Earth”?
  4. Which band is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful British duo of all time in terms of records sold?
  5. What is the name given to the economic indicator which results from adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate? The name reflects the fact that the indicator shows how well (or badly) the average consumer is doing economically.
  6. What 1996 song was the first UK no.1 for The Prodigy?
  7. What was the name of the chairman of an eponymously named jewellery company who achieved notoriety for describing their products as “total crap”?
  8. Which London building, among many other functions, housed the Royal Menagerie from the 1200s to 1835? The collection of animals became the basis for the collection at London Zoo in Regent’s Park.
  9. Which US nuclear power plant suffered an accident (though not a meltdown) in 1979? It was the most significant nuclear incident in American history.
  10. What is the link between the above nine questions?

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  1. What 1934 Frank Capra film, starring Clark Gable as a roguish reporter and Claudette Colbert as the pampered socialite who falls in love with him, was the first film to win all five major Oscars?
    A: It Happened One Night
  2. What is the common English translation of Sendero Luminoso, the name of a Peruvian Marxist Leninist guerrilla group which waged war against the state throughout the 1980s and 1990s?
    A: Shining Path
  3. Which Bob Marley song contains the lyrics “You preacher man don’t tell me/ Heaven is under the Earth”?
    A: Get Up Stand Up
  4. Which band is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful British duo of all time in terms of records sold?
    A: The Pet Shop Boys
  5. What is the name given to the economic indicator which results from adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate? The name reflects the fact that the indicator shows how well (or badly) the average consumer is doing economically.
    A: The Misery Index
  6. What 1996 song was the first UK no.1 for The Prodigy?
    A: Firestarter
  7. What was the name of the chairman of an eponymously named jewellery company who achieved notoriety for describing their products as “total crap”?
    A: Gerald Ratner
  8. Which London building, among many other functions, housed the Royal Menagerie from the 1200s to 1835? The collection of animals became the basis for the collection at London Zoo in Regent’s Park.
    A: The Tower of London
  9. Which US nuclear power plant suffered an accident (though not a meltdown) in 1979? It was the most significant nuclear incident in American history.
    A: Three Mile Island
  10. What is the link between the above nine questions?
    A: Stephen King Novels (It, The Shining, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Misery, Firestarter, Gerald’s Game, The Dark Tower, The Green Mile)

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