Welcome to the second episode of Alcoholloween, as we finish up HORROR OCTORBOR!, our month of Stephen King films, with the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow! Here, dated and wacky cartoon transitions from George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) speed us along five tales of terror.
Prepare for two hours of: a vengeful father who just wants his cake; a dumb yokel (a blissfully rare acting role from King himself) finding a meteor with strange properties; a vengeful husband takes his sadistic jollies from torturing his wife and her lover; a strange Yeti in a crate helps a weak-willed husband solve the problem of his shrewish wife; and finally, a Scrooge-like germophobe deals with a pernicious bug problem. The film is full of 80s kitsch, so be prepared for that – we’ll help you along the way with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Meteor Shit
3 parts pumpkin-and-pecan-infused Jim Beam
1 part Kahlua
2 parts apple liqueur
2 parts milk
Combine and stir. Top with splash of grenadine to create a creepy blood-pouring effect.
DRINKING RULES FOR CREEPSHOW:
- Every time you see comic-book effects (animation, borders, panels, dutch angles, cartoonish lighting, etc.)
- Every time a character talks to themselves
- Whenever you see a character drinking
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
The trash guy, upon finding out the Voodoo Doll has been sent away for, says, “….Yeah, we can’t get that…”
Next week, we take another user request to watch one of the most offensive portrayals of dwarfism ever committed to screen – the infamous Tiptoes, starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, and Gary Oldman (as a midget)!