Conan the Barbarian (1982)

conan the barbarian

This week on Alcohollywood, we praise Crom with our review and drinking game to 1982’s Conan the Barbarian, the John Milius flick that put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map! This silent, episodic epic follows the eponymous barbarian (Schwarzenegger) on his quest for revenge against the warlord-turned-cult leader Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), joined by his friends Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and Subatai (Mongolian Sonny Bono).

With a huge and bombastic score from Basil Pouledoris, fantastic camerawork, and an unconventional 80s feel, it’s definitely worth a watch, even if the pace drags a bit. Luckily, we’ll help you crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!


THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Riddle of Steel

conan the barbarian cocktail1 part orange liqueur

2 parts whiskey

1 part gold tequila

1 part amaretto

splash, bitters

Combine and stir.




  1. Lines of dialogue (lines being an entire piece of dialogue from an individual)
  2. Snake iconography (images of snakes, not real snakes/things that are supposed to be real snakes)
  3. Whenever you see fire


Conan prays to Crom, finishing with “Grant me revenge….and you do not listen…then TO HELL WITH YOU!”

Join us next week as we catch up with Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito, as they Throw Momma from the Train!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Two big announcements – first, we are confirmed as attending the Awards Ceremonies at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7th, so look out for the stream to see if we won Best Food & Drink Podcast at the Podcast Awards!

Secondly, if you’re in the Chicago area, you can start seeing us live Mondays at the Underground Wonder Bar on Clark and Huron (in River North), as we play a drinking game to a film, riff on it, and chat with you fine people! Our first go-round, starting December 3rd (this next Monday), we’re watching Die Hard. See you there!

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