HORROR OCTORBOR! The Shining (1980)


This week on Alcohollywood, we check in to the Overlook Hotel with 1980s Stanley Kubrick film The Shining, as we continue HORROR OCTORBOR!

Watch the slow but intense haunting of the Torrances, who care for the hotel by themselves, with the help of fantastic cinematography, chilling performances and a haunting sense of atmosphere. It’s truly one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date (even if King himself doesn’t think so). Along with this, we can descend into alcoholism right with Jack along with our drinking game and custom cocktail!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Tony’s Red-Rum Punch

shining cocktail

3 parts pumpkin-infused spiced rum

1 part Cointreau or other orange liqueur

1 part Goldschlager or other cinnamon liqueur

2 parts cranberry juice

dash Pechaud’s bitters

rosemary, muddled

Muddle rosemary; combine liqueurs and shake. Pour into glass and finish with cranberry juice and bitters. Stir and serve.



  1. Grins
  2. Every time an implement is swung (keep a drink handy during the baseball bat and ax scenes).
  3. Every time you see or hear ‘Redrum’


(you guessed it) Jack Torrance, through the broken door, growls, “Heere’s Johnny!”

Look out next Tuesday for our second Alcoholloween special, where we take on Stephen King’s horror anthology Creepshow!

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5 thoughts on “HORROR OCTORBOR! The Shining (1980)

  1. If you guys read the novel, it will explain a good deal of your questions. Especially the guy in the dog costume.

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