The full moon is out, and this week on Alcohollywood we’re scaring up some strange (along with guest Jesse) for Week 2 of this year’s Horror Octorbor! This week, we’re looking at the 1941 Universal classic The Wolf Man, starring Lon Cheney Jr., and the 2010 Joe Johnston reimagining The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro! While the 1940s movie has quite a bit to love (fun performances, great makeup and prosthetics for the time), Johnston’s flick suffers from incredibly flat performances (especially from Del Toro and Emily Blunt), dim cinematography, and a tone that goes all over the place – evidence of the film’s troubled production history. Either way, however, it’s a howling good time, especially with our drinking rules and custom cocktail below – also check out our episode!
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Check out Jesse’s sweet Lon Cheney/Wolf Man drawing, which he gave to us as a gift for his most recent guest spot!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Wolfy Chow
1 parts Wolfschmidt Vodka
1 part amaretto
Dollop, peanut butter
1 part Irish cream
1 tbsp chocolate mousse
Combine in shaker with ice; shake vigorously until broken down. Pour into glass; garnish with dog treat.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE WOLF MAN & THE WOLFMAN:
- Anytime a character says “wolf” or “werewolf”
- Whenever someone gives someone else a dire warning
- Every candle or lantern that is lit on screen
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
1941 Wolf Man: Larry Talbot (Lon Cheney Jr). says, “I killed Bela, I killed Richardson, If I stay here any longer, there’s no telling who’ll be next!”
2010 Wolfman: Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) says, “You’re not the only person in this movie who can act!”
Join us next week as we get wrapped up in the Boris Karloff classic The Mummy and the Brendan Fraser 90s swashbuckler The Mummy!