Halloween Spooktacular 2019 Movies

It’s that time of the year again, when the fronts of stores are packed with oversized bags of cheap candy, while in the back they’re sneaking in Christmas decorations. Yep, the season of the witch is upon us, and here’s the list of movies we’ll be discussing on our special, only at patreon.com/besottedgeek. List to be updated as we add more, so check back often!

  1. Apostle
  2. Cloverfield
  3. Terrifier
  4. House
  5. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  6. As Above, So Below
  7. Mercy Black
  8. The Satanic Rites of Dracula
  9. Await Further Instructions
  10. The House That Dripped Blood
  11. Triangle
  12. Creepshow 2
  13. The Perfection
  14. Wendigo
  15. The Open House
  16. Creep (2004)
  17. Creep (2014)
  18. Terror in the Wax Museum
  19. In the Tall Grass
  20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  21. Insidious
  22. Trilogy of Terror
  23. Don’t Knock Twice
  24. Scream
  25. The Conjuring
  26. From Dusk Till Dawn
  27. Would You Rather
  28. Cursed
  29. Creep 2
  30. 1st Summoning
  31. Before I Wake
  32. Bone Tomahawk

“Captain Marvel” Drinks

We’re back, baby! Better and boozier than ever! Allegedly.

Shot: Kree, the good guys in the movie. Wait, no, they’re the bad guys. Right? I’m so confused….

1/4oz Kirschwasser, 1/4oz light rum, 1/2oz elderflower liqueur

Cocktail: Marvel, or Mar-Vell. TomAYto, toMAHto.

Shake 1oz lime juice, 1oz blue curaçao, 2oz tequila, 1/4oz coconut cream over ice. Strain into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass.

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You didn’t really expect us to return and not use blue curaçao, did you? Check out our thoughts on the drinks, movie and much more at patreon.com/besottedgeek.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Drinks

We got some help with this week’s episode and even a drink name! Great Adequate job, Otter!

Spider-Man Noir, after the morose, Nic Cage-voiced black-and-white Spidey.

3/4oz white sambucca, 1/4oz black sambucca

Orange-Gin, because damn, there’s a lot of origin stories going on. Get it? #BlameOtter

Fill a small rocks glass with ice. Add 3/4oz gin, 1/2oz orange curaçao, dash orange bitters. Top with tonic and stir.

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Thanks again to friend and guest Otter for helping out! Check out our thoughts on the flick, drinks, and a draft of Spidey villains on podcast 147, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/147-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse/

“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” Drinks

This week we found out (by accident) the best way to watch Star Trek III is right after II; let’s see how the drinks stack up to this underappreciated entry in the franchise.

Shot: Bird of Prey, after the Klingon warship our plucky crew face and end up commandeering.

2/3oz vodka, 1/3oz melon liqueur

Cocktail: Spock Corpse Reviver– part inside joke from our Wrath of Khan episode, part classic cocktail, all blue.

1oz each gin, blue curaçao, lillet blanc, lemon juice; 3 drops absinthe. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Don’t sleep on Search for Spock– it’s a great accompaniment to Khan and nicely sets up the next movie, if memory serves. And the drinks weren’t half bad either. Check out all our thoughts on both and much more on podcast 145, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/145-star-trek-iii-the-search-for-spock/

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” Drinks

We’re back to the Star Trek franchise with the second film, one which many consider the best of the series, and our accompanying drinks.

Shot: Romulan Ale, a gift to Kirk from Bones on his birthday, and it’s blue, so…

1/2oz each white rum and blue curaçao

Cocktail: Space Slug, after the mind control worms Khan uses.

In a blender combine 2oz dark rum, 3oz pineapple juice, 1oz coconut cream. Blend with 1 cup ice. Pour into Margarita glass and garnish with a gummy worm.

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A great movie and a decent couple of drinks- hopefully we haven’t peaked already. Check out our complete thoughts on both and a draft of movies adapted from tv, all on podcast 144, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/144-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan/

“Leprechaun 3” Drinks

It’s our 3rd annual St. Paddy’s Spectacular, and you know what that means- the third entry in the Leprechaun film series!

Shot: Gold Shilling, what yet again our diminutive demon leprechaun is after. If he loves his gold so much, why does he keep losing it?

2/3oz Irish whiskey, 1/3oz cinnamon schnapps

Cocktail: The Lucky Shamrock, the crappy casino where most of the “action” takes place. Did I mention the movie is set in Las Vegas? Yeah….

Shake 1oz each green creme de menthe, white creme de cacao, and Irish cream over ice. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

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Another St. Patrick’s Day, another Leprechaun movie in the books. And they start getting really bad after this one. For our complete thoughts on the drinks, movie, and much more, check out podcast 143, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/143-st-paddys-day-spectacular-19-leprechaun-3/

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” Drinks

We boldly go where (maybe) no podcast has gone before by reviewing the Star Trek movie franchise, starting with 1979’s The Motion Picture. The movie lived up to that exciting title. On to the drinks!

Shot: V’Ger, I guess the antagonist of the movie? Sorta?

1/2oz each vodka and elderflower liqueur

Cocktail: Café 1701, something to keep viewers awake during the multiple scenes of nothing happening.

In an Irish coffee glass: 1.5oz blended Scotch; fill with hot coffee

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Man, this was a rough way to start a franchise, but I’ve got some inside information that it gets MUCH better from here! Check out all our thoughts on the movie, drinks, and a whole lot more on podcast 142, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/142-star-trek-the-motion-picture/