Author Topic: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book  (Read 601 times)

Earth 2 Chris

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If I posted this here before, I apologize. I don't believe I have, though.

When I was in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, somewhere around 1983-85, I got a Universal Monsters book from the school book fair. I believe it was a Scholastic Fair, but it could have been put on by Troll, or another similar publisher.

The book had synposes and trivia about the major Universal films. I seem to recall the cover being primarily blue, and having painted vignettes of the monsters heads running from top to bottom. This is really foggy for me though.

I recall the Wolf Man section containing the word "antiques" (referencing Gwen Conliffe's family antique shop), and I famously (among my family) pronounced it "anti-cues", which some of my family still recalls.

I have been searching for any evidence of this book for several decades now. I have asked on many forums, and have done many, MANY searches online, but I can't turn up the book I know I had.

The two books that show up in my searches most often are below, but while I haven't seen the insides of these books, I don't think either are the one I'm looking for.





I know it's not much to go on, but anyone have a clue as to what book I'm searching for?

Thanks!

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 05:59:55 PM »
I purchased the Movie Monsters book years ago on EBAY. Only because Alan Ormsby( Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, Deranged,  Deathdream, Porky's II) is the author of the book.

There are currently four or five copies listed on EBAY. Hope this info helps.
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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2022, 11:19:22 AM »
I have both books somewhere.  lol   If I dig them up, I'd be more than glad to look inside.

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 07:20:22 AM »
^I don't think it's the two books I pictured above, but I have never had the oppportunity to look inside of them to see. Maybe I should just buy a copy of each and finally find out.

Who know, my mind may have created a memories around this book of mine that hard facts won't back up. It's also odd that I never came across it in my childhood home, as my mother kept EVERYTHING.

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 08:21:52 AM »
. . my mother kept EVERYTHING.

She must be from "Bizarro World"!  ;D
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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 09:26:49 AM »
I picked this one up at Monster Bash last year...








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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2022, 01:10:13 AM »
I don't know the book you mean.

But your question made me think it would be fun to have a Universal Monsters Trivial Pursuits game.

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2022, 12:32:46 AM »
This is a Scholastic publication with the monsters all in a row, but it is the wrong year.


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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2022, 06:59:14 AM »
^Hey, that looks cool, but about a decade too late. I was in college by then. But thanks for posting!

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2022, 08:10:59 AM »
The two books I got at the book fair in the late 70s and early 80s were both called Great Monsters of the Movies.

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2022, 10:00:14 AM »
The two books I got at the book fair in the late 70s and early 80s were both called Great Monsters of the Movies.

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Re: Searching for a 1980s Scholastic Universal Monsters Trivia Book
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2022, 06:19:19 PM »
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