This week on Alcohollywood, we’re continuing HORROR OCTORBOR! by sitting through the three-hour miniseries IT, starring a bevy of B-level actors at the height of their popularity in the early nineties, plus a “special appearance” by Tim Curry as the titular character! Let’s get the Stephen King checklist out: After a group of seven kids (check) in a small town in Maine (check) destroy a creature that preys on their everyday fears (check), the kids – one of whom is a famous horror author (check) – must return to this town as adults to defeat the monster and recapture their childhood.
This one’s a bit of a slog, but it terrified audiences in 1990, so we thought we’d check it out. Will Pennywise the Clown steal these kids’ souls, or will he be defeated by a slingshot and naive belief? Check out our rules, drink and review below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Hallo-wine Spr-IT-zer
4 parts Hallowine spiced wine (you can find at your local liquor store around this time of year)
1 part amaretto
1 part spiced rum
3 parts club soda/sparkling water
dash, blood orange bitters
Combine and pour into goblet of your choice.
DRINKING RULES FOR IT:
- Whenever someone says the word ‘It’
- Any time someone uses an odd, uncommon figure of speech or taunt (“Kingisms”)
- Every time the narrative transitions between past and present
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Richie (Harry Anderson) retorts, “I can’t really help you with that, buddy, but thanks for sharing.”
Join us next week as HORROR OCTORBOR! continues with a movie that combines two of our favorite things: Gary Busey and werewolves. We’re watching Silver Bullet next week, so check that out!