Whiskey Flicks Live at Rochester Virtual Fringe!

WF Button AdWe’re bringing our live show to the Zoomosphere via the Rochester Virtual Fringe!

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!

Here are performance dates and ticket links:
Tuesday, 9/15 8pm
Thursday, 9/17 7pm
Sunday, 9/20 8:30pm (ASL interpreted)
Thursday, 9/24 8:30pm
Friday, 9/25 7pm
Saturday, 9/26 9pm


Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey This Way Comes… Night 3: Sunday, 10/20/19

SWTWC Interview

Night 3 of our unscrypted monster-mash nerd-out featured clips from the following fright flicks, listed Title (Year) Director or Creator:

It Follows (2014) David Robert Mitchell
Freaks (1932) Tod Browning
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) Jack Sholder
The Fly (1986) David Cronenberg
The Host (2006) Bong Joon-ho
Suspiria (1977) Dario Argento
The Muppet Show featuring Alice Cooper (1978) Jim Henson
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Drew Goddard
The Wicker Man (1973) Robin Hardy
Let the Right One In (2008) Tomas Alfredson
Dawn of the Dead (1978) George A. Romero
The Blair Witch Project (1999) Daniel Myrick
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Tim Burton


Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey This Way Comes… Night 2: Sunday, 10/13/19

SWTWC blur

Night 2 of our October spookstravaganza featured clips from the following flicks, listed Title (Year) Director or Creator:

Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg
Frankenstein (1931) James Whale
Halloween (1978) John Carpenter
Us (2019) Jordan Peele
Of Unknown Origin (1983) George P. Cosmotos
Evil Dead 2 (1987) Sam Raimi
Beetlejuice (1987) Tim Burton
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
Black Sabbath (1963) Mario Bava
Audition (1999) Takashi Miike
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Jim Jarmusch
Night of the Living Dead (1968) George Romero
Scanners (1981) David Cronenberg

Whiskey Flicks Live! Something Whiskey This Way Comes…Night 1: Friday 10/4/19

SWTWC Thriller

We kicked off our run with an evening of clips from the following films, listed Title (Year) Director or Creator:

Scream (1996) Wes Craven
King Kong (1933) Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
An American Werewolf in London (1981) John Landis
Candyman (1992) Bernard Rose
The Ring (2002) Gore Verbinski
They Live (1998) John Carpenter
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Tobe Hooper
Young Frankenstein (1974) Mel Brooks
Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
American Horror Story: Cult (2017) Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele
Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) Robert Wiene


Whiskey_Horiz_GreenfuzJoin 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?

The Tank, 312 W. 36th St. btwn 8th & 9th Ave.
Friday, October 4, 7pm
Sunday, October 13, 7pm
Sunday, October 20, 7pm
Wednesday, October 23, 7pm

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.

PINK FLAMINGOS – the filthiest movie alive!

On Saturday, May 26 (how’s that for turnaround?), the usual Whiskey Flicks folks, along with special guests Jody Christopherson, Kyra Sims and Rich Kass, hit IFC for John Waters’ infamous 1972 midnight classic PINK FLAMINGOS. Our tolerance for filth was put to the test and we emerged as better humans.

Our featured whiskey was a Rye from Hillrock Estate Distillery in Ancram, New York.

Also, Jody hurt her foot but she’s fine now.

PF poster

Further recommended viewing:

John Waters/Divine collaborations Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray.

I Am Divine, the 2013 documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz.

Desert surrealism, enlightenment, tarot and a lot of blood: El Topo and The Holy Mountain.


In this episode we do a deep dive into the first two films by Alejandro Jodorowsky. El Topo is widely regarded as the first “midnight movie,” after gaining a cult following at the long-gone Elgin Theater. Though not as well known, The Holy Mountain is an even richer and more ambitious journey into Jodorowsky’s cinematic universe.

Our special guest on this episode is Sarah Lyons – writer, activist, occultist and witch – who walks us through The Holy Mountain’s use of tarot-related symbolism and imagery.

You can also find the unedited recordings of our discussions in the sidebar to the right.

Our featured whiskey for this episode is Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey, which we found pairs nicely with surrealism.

El Topo (1970 Mexico)  aka El topo Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky