Happy Halloween (Final Round-up and Thank-you)!
We’ve reached the end of our “Blood, Booze & Beyond” festival, and we all hope that you’ve enjoyed it – that perhaps you’ve found a new drink to try, a film to watch, or that our absolute love of the horror genre and the people behind the movies has rubbed off. Not only were we able to provide a drink for each of our main spirits (quite a few for gin), we’ve also covered many of the hallmark periods for scary movies. For easy reference, here’s everything by category:
Hopefully, there’s something here for everyone. Classic, new, serious, silly, hot, cold, tall, short, stiff, virgin — whatever your pleasure.
Absinthe – Death in the Afternoon
Brandy – Corpse Reviver Shot
Gin – Bleeding Heart Martini, Bloodbath, Captain Spaulding’s Gumball Martini, Cat’s Eye, Devil’s Own
Genever – Serpent’s Egg
Irish Whiskey – Devil’s Skin
Rum – Toxicolada, Voodoo Cocktail
Rye Whiskey – Bone, Ward Eight
Non-alcoholic – Chocolat Espectral
Of course, if you’re looking for a particular kind of horror flick, here are all of the suggestions broken down by period. We’ve also indicated which of our guests has selected each film:
1930s Pre-Code Exploitation – Maniac (Michael J. Nelson)
1940s Classic Universal – The Mad Ghoul (Herschell Gordon Lewis)
1950s Hammer/Hollywood – Horror of Dracula (Gary Gerani), House of Wax (Sid Haig)
1970s British – Blood on Satan’s Claw (Joe Dante), Theater of Blood (Stuart Gordon)
1970s Indie – Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Joe Bob Briggs), The Velvet Vampire (Lloyd Kaufman)
1970s Hollywood – The Omen (Steve Miner)
1980s Hollywood – Altered States (Ted Raimi), Return of the Living Dead (13BB’s Lars)
2000s American – Session 9 (13BB’s David)
2000s Asian – Cold Fish (Barbara Crampton)
2000s European – El Orfanato (13BB’s Lesley)
Most of all, we’d like to thank not only all of our wonderful guests but also some equally amazing people behind the scenes, without whom we couldn’t have pulled this off. So please allow us to express our deepest appreciation to:
Joe Bob Briggs
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Susan L. Oberg
Michael J. Nelson
Be sure to set aside some of your booze money and patronize everyone above. They all work extremely hard trying to entertain us.
About David SolmonsonNumber of Entries : 282
An avid home-bartending enthusiast, David is a screenwriter and media executive by trade. He is married to author Lesley Jacobs Solmonson. David is BarSmarts certified.