This week, Ele Matelan of WildClaw Theatre and Our Fair City joins us once again to talk about the Wes Craven home-invasion thriller The People Under the Stairs! One of those rare socially-conscious 1990s horror movies, Stairs follows a young boy named ‘Fool’ as he tries to rob his price-gouging landlords, only to learn they’re leather-wearing psychopaths with a horde of vampiric zombie hostages in the basement. It’s a curiously fun mixture of camp and creeps, and we’ve got a custom cocktail and drinking rules to get you through the night!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Purple Under the Scares
We’re in full-on pun mode again this week, with some dank purple drank that’s as minty as it is sweet. Gin-wise, it’s up to you – go with a new-world gin (like New Amsterdan) or a London dry (like Plymouth) based on your taste.
Combine in a rocks glass over ice, garnish with mint.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS:
1) Drink every time characters go up and down stairs
2) Drink whenever the parents say “burn in hell”
3) Drink any time someone heads through a trap door or other kind of contraption
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Fool says, “No wonder there’s no money in the ghetto.”
Join us next week as we finally, finally get around to doing the Edgar Wright cop comedy Hot Fuzz!