This week on Alcohollywood, we honor the greatest playwright in literary history with the Shakespeare themed slasher-comedy Theatre of Blood! This 1973 comedy of terrors features horror icon Vincent Price as crazed Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart, who (along with daughter Diana Rigg and an army of loyal meths drinkers) unleashes a series of elaborate murders against the group of critics who spurned him for an award.
The result is a fantastically campy, yet effortlessly stylish piece of 70s Gothic horror that’s just ridiculous enough to be fantastic. Lionheart’s traps are equal parts Seven, Saw and Snidely Whiplash, and Price’s performance is a must-watch. Come check it out with our custom cocktail and drinking rules below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Killing Phrase
Heat water and honey to make honey syrup; add syrup, bitters and stout to taste. (Make sure the drink is mostly brandy; the goal is merely to enhance the flavors of the brandy itself.)
DRINKING RULES FOR THEATRE OF BLOOD:
- Anytime a cop is shown on screen doing nothing
- Whenever Vincent Price (or anyone else) quotes Shakespeare
- Every time a character drinks
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Lionheart shouts, “Will you join me in a toast to the immortal Bard – Shakespeare!”
Next week, Jared and Clint are joined the folks at Broken Brush Entertainment as we stay in the ’70s for the time-travel romp Time After Time!