HORROR OCTORBOR! Suspiria (1977)

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Greetings mortals! HORROR OCTORBOR FOURBOR continues as we take on foreign horror films all month!

New guest/filmmaker Jimmy Moore joins us this round to talk 1977’s Italian horror flick Suspiria! Directed by horror icon Dario Argento, Suspiria is considered the poster child for the giallo film. Argento’s classic stuns with bold, colorful cinematography and subtle eroticism, along with gory kills. Check out our episode as we talk witches, baby Udo Kier, and Blind Andy Samberg getting killed by a gargoyle along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Heavy Sigh

suspiria cocktailWe decided to name this cocktail after the root of the movie’s title, creating a wine-based beverage that’s a twisted version of the wine Jessica Harper is force-fed during her stay. We beefed up some red wine with some Italian liqueurs and other fruity notes from rhubarb and orange juice. 

1 part Luxardo Amaro
1 part Limoncello
4 parts red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
1 part vanilla-infused vodka
1 part orange juice
dash, rhubarb bitters

Combine and stir. Serve chilled.

DRINKING RULES FOR SUSPIRIA:

  1. Whenever the screen is completely awash in blue
  2. Any time characters bleed out of their mouth
  3. Every time the score by “Goblin” begins and ends

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Suzy naively says, “But… what does it mean to be a witch?”

Join us next week we take on our greatest cinematic challenge yet – the gross out movie of the century, 2009’s Martyrs!

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