HORROR OCTORBOR: Frankenstein (1931) / Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

Frankenstein

Happy hauntings, listeners – it’s Horror Octorbor once again at Alcohollywood! This year, we’re doing something a little different: taking the major Universal monster movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood and comparing them to a modern adaptation/reimagining and seeing how they stack up. We’re starting out this week with everyone’s favorite stitched-up modern Prometheus, Frankenstein – along with guest Nathan of The Right Brain Project, we resurrect both the 1931 James Whale classic (starring Boris Karloff) and the melodramatic, big-budget costume drama Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, directed by and starring Thor’s Kenneth Branagh (and Robert De Niro as the creature)! Take a listen to the episode to find out what we thought, and be sure to make our drink and follow our rules!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: It’s Alive!

Frankenstein cocktailGREEN DRINK:

1 part jalapeno-infused tequila
1 part triple sec
3 parts baked green apple puree (Granny Smith)
1 part green chartreuse

Bake apples in oven; combine in blender with remaining ingredients. Pour into glass until it is ¾ full.

PURPLE SECTION:

1 part blackberries
1 part framboise
egg white
Lime juice to taste

Blend into foam. Float on top of green section.

DRINKING RULES FOR FRANKENSTEIN AND MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN:

  1. Every time you see lightning or hear thunder (or other inclement weather)
  2. Any time characters say the words “life” or “death”
  3. Whenever the camera spins around characters (exclusive to Branagh’s version)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Dr. Frankenstein (in either iteration) says, “It’s Alive!” (Whale’s version is the famous gleeful shriek, while Branagh utters it in horror and awe.)

Join us next week as Horror Octorbor continues with our double-feature discussion of Lon Cheney’s The Wolf Man and Benicio Del Toro’s 2010 flick The Wolfman!

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