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Monster Movie Happy Hour

From their secret cocktail lounge, buried deep in the frozen Land of 10,000 Lakes, Scott, Mary and Dave watch a wide range of horror movies, test out unique "theme" drinks, and discuss their thoughts on the genre. For even more info, visit their website, "monstermoviehappyhour.com" They ask you to join them . . . at your peril!

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 51 "Pontypool"

Dave remembers to hit the record button and the crew get a chance to talk about the 2008  Canadian atmospheric horror movie, "Pontypool". The cocktail is a Canadian-inspired unintentional variation on the Old Fashioned.  Cheers!

1hr 26mins

12 May 2021

Rank #1

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 50, "The Bride of Frankenstein"

Mary, Scott and Dave watch "The Bride of Frankenstein" and celebrate the recording of their 50th episode by . . . forgetting to hit the record button. Seriously. Dave failed to hit the button.So, this is their alcohol-fueled SECOND recording, complete with a recreation of the crew's recent airship "vacation" over Lake Superior.Mary's cocktail, the "Lanchester", was a BIG hit.Whew . . ."The Lanchester"2 oz. Bourbon1 oz. Sweet Vermouth1 oz. Luxardogarnish with cherry.Combine ingredients in mixing glass half-filled with ice.Stir until cold.Pour into cocktail glassGarnish with cherryVisit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 13mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Monster Movie Happy Hour Ep. 49, "Cronos"

The crew play around with Guillermo del Toro's impressive 1993  debut feature film, "Cronos" and manage to survive all the bloody goodness they find there.Dave shares his "Sobbing Saviour" cocktail, a slight variation on the "Weeping Jesus".You should not be surprised that it is SWEET . . .In an Old Fashioned glass  half-full of ice, combine:1 oz. Peach Brandy.5 oz. Pernod.5 oz Cherry Liqueur.5 oz. Rose's GrenadineSplash or two of Ginger AleGarnish with cherry.Enjoy.Visit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 27mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Monster Movie Happy Hour/Castle of Horror Crossover -Ep. 48, "The Mummy"

In October of 2020, to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Monster Movie Happy Hour, Scott and Dave spent a lovely evening chatting with our dear friends over at the Castle of Horror podcast. The subject - the original Universal "The Mummy", from 1932.Mary couldn't join in the festivities this time around, but she found a perfect cocktail recipe, the "Rummy Mummy"!2 oz. coconut flavored rum.5oz. vanilla flavored vodka.5oz. hazelnut flavored liqueur4 oz. half and halfCombine ingredients in mixing glassPour over ice in Old-Fashioned glass.Listen to the Castle of Horror folks:https://www.spreaker.com/show/castle-of-horror-podcastChat with them on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/castleofhorrorpodcastVisit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 46mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 47, "Colossal"

The crew watches 2016's "Colossal" and ask themselves two questions that have plagued humankind since the beginning of recorded time, "What IS a monster movie?" and "Does a monster movie have to be scary?"Scott's aptly named "Colossal" cocktail was a hit."Colossal" cocktail1.5 oz Banana Rum1 oz. Grenadine1 tbs. simple syrup1 large egg whiteIce1 oz. 7up, Sprite or Club Soda Garnish with maraschino cherry.In a cocktail shaker, combine the Banana Rum, Grenadine, simple syrup, and egg white. Shake at least 1 min. Add ice and shake again. Strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass, stir in the 7up and garnish with maraschino cherry.Visit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/Aa

1hr 21mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Monster Movie Happy Hour Ep. 46, "The Witch"

Step back to the 1630's as our intrepid crew head into the Massachusetts wilderness and encounter Robert Egger's 2016 film,  "The Witch". They are history folks, so it should come as no surprise that they love it - and (also no surprise) they love Mary's special cocktail, "The Witch of the Wood"."The Witch of the Wood" cocktail1 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth or Cocchi Americano Aperitif Wine1 1/2 oz. Gin1 1/2 oz. Sour Cherry LiqueurStir with iceStrain into short glass and garnish with maraschino cherry - though a fancy-schmancy "dirty" cherry is even better!Listen to the Castle of Horror folks:https://www.spreaker.com/show/castle-of-horror-podcastChat with them on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/castleofhorrorpodcastVisit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 25mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Monster Movie Happy Hour/Castle of Horror, Ep. 45 - "House of the Long Shadows"

The crew were guests on the Castle of Horror podcast and had a blast chatting about 1983's "House of the Long Shadows". We love those folks, and couldn't stop talking . . .  The cocktail is from Vincent Price's 1965 A Treasury of Great Recipes. "Hanaho Rum Punch" 1 1/4 ounces light rum2 1/2 ounces pineapple juiceJuice of 1/2 lime1/2 cup crushed ice3/4 ounce dark rum1 maraschino cherry1 orange slicePut into a cocktail shaker or electric blender the light rum, pineapple juice, lime juice and crushed ice.Shake well, or if you are using a blender, cover and blend on high speed for about 10 seconds to mix thoroughly.Pour into a zombie glass or hollowed pineapple shell. Top with dark rum and decorate with the cherry and orange slice on a pick.Listen to the Castle of Horror folks:https://www.spreaker.com/show/castle-of-horror-podcastChat with them on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/castleofhorrorpodcastVisit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

2hr 23mins

3 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 44, "The Dunwich Horror"

The crew takes a LONG, strange trip through 1970's, "The Dunwich Horror", starring Sandra Dee and Dean Stockwell and a lot of psychedelic imagery.Dave's cocktail offering is, essentially, a pretty gin and tonic with a hint of melon and orange. It's name was inspired by Lovecraft's description of the main character, Wilbur Whateley. Well . . . not the green part . . .  but certainly the goat part."The Green Goat" cocktail:1 oz. Gin1 to 2 oz. Midori 1/2 oz. Blue CuracaoPour over ice in Collins Glass4 oz. Tonic WaterGarnish with Orange Slice and CherryEnjoy!Visit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 46mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 43, "The Tomb of Ligeia"

The crew stumbles through the corridors of the Deep Dark Lounge and visits 1964's "Tomb of Ligeia", the last of the Roger Corman/Vincent Price Poe adaptations."The Ligeia Cocktail"2 oz. brandy1/2 oz. Strega Liqueur1/4 oz. simple syrup3/4 oz. lime juiceShake with icePour into coupe glassGarnish with slice of lime.Enjoy!Visit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/

1hr 9mins

10 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Monster Movie Happy Hour, Ep. 42, "Altered States"

Scott, Mary and Dave take a freaky retro-trip down the rabbit hole that IS Ken Russell's 1980 Sci-Fi film,  "Altered States". The cocktail this time out is Mary's "Psychedelic"Pour into a large glass - 1 oz. GrenadineAdd a handful of iceNext add 6 oz. can of Pineapple juice - poured over the back of a spoon.Shake the following ingredients with ice, then pour into the tall glass over the back of a spoon.2 oz. Vodka2 oz. Blue CuracaoGarnish with citrus. Mary used a Mandaquat . . . yes, that is a thing.Visit our website:http://www.monstermoviehappyhour.com/Chat with us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/monstersndri...Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/monstersndrinksMusic created by Kevin MacLeod.You can hear more of his work at:https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/ 

1hr 28mins

27 Jan 2021

Rank #10