This week on Alcohollywood, we (along with guest Max) unwrap the secrets of the 1933 James Whale classic The Invisible Man and the 2000 Paul Verhoeven slasher Hollow Man! Two wildly different tales of mad scientists who discover invisibility, the Universal classic follows Claude Rains as a sadistic chemist who goes on a murder spree in a 19th century village. Meanwhile, Hollow Man follows Kevin Bacon as an egotistical pervert who uses his powers to terrorize his hot neighbors in a SyFy Original Movie laboratory.
The 30s film earns its classic status through tremendous performances, ahead of its time effects and a surprising amount of humanity. However, Hollow Man’s artificiality and flat characters make it a disappointing survival horror movie. No matter what you think about these flicks, check out our drinking rules and custom cocktail!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Hollow Pursuits
Lemon, vanilla, pumpkin (infuse vodka/gin with herbal ingredients)
Rim the glass with honey and rosemary. Fill with gin. Put in a few drops of lemon, vanilla and pumpkin tincture.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE INVISIBLE MAN AND HOLLOW MAN:
- Whenever Griffin (Claude Rains) calls someone a ‘FOOL!’
- Every time you see clothes or objects float
- Whenever someone discusses Sebastian’s character and personality
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Invisible Man: Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) says, “I meddled in things that man must leave alone.”
Hollow Man: Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) says, “It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t have to look yourself in the mirror.”
Join us next week as we wrap up Horror Octorbor with the vampire classic Dracula, and the insanity of Bram Stoker’s Dracula!