This week on Alcohollywood, Jared and Clint (and returning guest Craig) break down the whys, wheres and whos of John Carpenter’s 1982 classic The Thing! This gory spin on the 1950s monster movie The Thing from Another World, the film follows a group of Antarctic researchers (including Kurt Russell’s gruff MacReady) as they encounter a creature that can imitate them perfectly and wants to murder them, turning into all manner of grotesque beings along the way. The practical effects by Rob Bottin are incredible, and the uniformly great cast is a wonder to watch – if you haven’t seen it, there’s no excuse: it’s on Netflix. Watch it along with our drinking game and custom cocktail!
(Special thanks to our friend Gavin for tracking down Wilford Brimley and having him record a special message for us.)
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: MacReady’s Petri
1 parts J&B Scotch
1 part Norwegian taffel
2 parts framboise (raspberry liqueur)
2 parts carrot juice
Combine and stir. Pour into petri dish or something you can actually drink from.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE THING:
- Whenever someone refers to another character by their surname
- Anytime you see fire
- Whenever a piece of equipment is destroyed.
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Macready shouts, “Yeah, fuck you too!”
Keep a look out for Clint and Jared as Alcohollywood guests on the music podcast Nina’s Arena – we’re going to be talking about movie musicals, including Phantom of the Paradise!
Meanwhile, back on our own show, we’ll be watching Man of Steel director Zack Snyder’s most recent film, the divisive Sucker Punch!