Thanks to everyone who joined Michael Niederman and me this October for Something Whiskey This Way Comes…, our unscripted, booze-infused, BLOOD-SOAKEDversion of Whiskey Flicks Live. We’ve gotten requests for a list of all the spooky movies we featured in the shows, so here you go. Hope you find something new or rediscover an old favorite. (I’ve add the year of release for films with remakes or similar titles lurking out there…) ENJOY!
NIGHT 1, SUNDAY 10/18. MOTHERS OF HORROR AND CREEPY KIDS
Musical Opener: “Mother” by Danzig Friday the 13th (1980) Psycho (1960) Us The Others Aliens Carrie (1976) Dead Alive Hereditary mother! Rosemary’s Baby WHISKEY BREAK: “The Infant Kiss” by Kath Bush / The Innocents fan video The Bad Seed (1956) The Shining (1980) The Exorcist The Devil’s Backbone The Ring (2002) Interview With the Vampire The Omen (1976) It’s Alive! (1974)
NIGHT 2, FRIDAY 10/23. ARTISTRY, STYLE, COOLNESS, BAD-ASSERY
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Haxan (1922) The Witch Mulholland Drive The Innocents Under the Skin Bram Stoker’s Dracula Videodrome The Exorcist III WHISKEY BREAK: “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees Happy Birthday to Me (trailer) The Hunger The Fiend Without a Face Tetsuo: The Iron Man Superman III (Niederman request!) The Lost Boys Near Dark Vamp (audience request!) Demons (1985) The Night Eats the World
NIGHT 3, WEDNESDAY 10/28. DEATH, IN ALL ITS FORMS
Musical Opener: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie Psycho (1960) Nosferatu (1922) Bride of Frankenstein Bride of Re-Animator Final Destination The Sixth Sense Ju-On: The Grudge The Blair Witch Project WHISKEY BREAK: “Pet Sematary” by The Ramones / “People Who Died” by The Jim Carroll Band Pet Sematary (2019) Halloween (1978) Enter the Void Saw Beetlejuice Return of the Living Dead The Dead Don’t Die Coco
created and performed by Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy
It’s October 2020, and there’s a lot to be afraid of in the real world. So why do many of us turn to scary movies for comfort? Is it titillation, catharsis, schadenfreude, or all of the above? In this special edition of Whiskey Flicks Live, Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy explore a century of horror, thriller, and dark sci-fi flicks, asking what we’re really afraid of, when, and why?
Each show is completely different as Dan presents Mike with a fresh series of movie clips to prompt an in-the-moment stream of film criticism, social commentary and personal history. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may be singing. There will definitely be screaming. And drinking. BYOB!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HORROR-THEMED SHOW, WHICH, BY ITS VERY NATURE, WILL CONTAIN GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING IMAGES. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART…OR LIVER…
Whiskey Flicks Live is an unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Dan presents Mike with a unique series of themed movie clips. Mike uses them as a launching point for impromptu film crit, personal history, and social commentary…with whiskey. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may even be singing. There’ll definitely be drinking. Hopefully you’ll remember why you love the movies, too. BYOB!
Remember going places and doing things, like seeing a live show? So do we! (Barely) Last year we performed Whiskey Flicks Live! The King of New York as part of the so-fi festival and here is a complete performance, themed specifically for Father’s Day.
Join us this October at The Tank for our latest live show!
Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey this Way Comes… is an unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film, in which motormouth cinephile Michael Niederman reacts in real time to a series of surprise clips from horror, thriller and sci-fi movies. With the aid of live VJ Daniel McCoy (and a bottle of whiskey) Michael will lead us on an impromptu, interactive journey through a century of cinematic fear, asking us to consider what scares us, when, and why?
Content Warning: Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey This Way Comes… is centered around clips from horror movies over the last 100 years, which will sometimes contain violent and disturbing imagery. Though the overall tone of the show is fun and interactive, we won’t be shying away from the more extreme corners of the genre. Please consider this when making your decision to attend.