The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular!

An unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into a century of holiday films. Two nights only: Friday 12/18, 7pm EST and Saturday 12/19, 9pm EST.

TICKETS HERE!

The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular! arrives just in time for a holiday season unlike any other. We’re home. We’re bored. We’re “alone together.” What does all of this mean? Let’s open a bottle, watch some movies, and figure it out.

Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy’s unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film comes jingling down the chimney straight to your screen as together we celebrate and dissect a century of seasonal festivity in movies, TV and MTV. For each show, Dan will compile a one-time-only series of clips to show Mike, who will launch into an impromptu commentary of film criticism, social observation 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 caroling. There’ll definitely be drinking. BYOB! (And wear your worst sweater.)

A note to our audience about content:

Friday 12/18, 7pm: The Nice Show will be our FAMILY FRIENDLY version, where we only spike the eggnog a trifle and don’t talk politics at the table. This one is suitable for kids of all ages!

Saturday 12/19, 9pm The Naughty Show will be our NSFW version, where we park our booties on the copy machine and get rude and rowdy. In other words, put the kids to bed early for this one…

Photo by Jody Christopherson

Something Whiskey This Way Comes… THE PLAYLISTS!

Thanks to everyone who joined Michael Niederman and me this October for Something Whiskey This Way Comes…, our unscripted, booze-infused, BLOOD-SOAKED version 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

Something Whiskey This Way Comes… Oct. 18-28

Photo by Jody Christophersom

Three nights only! Sunday, 10/18 @ 6pm; Friday, 10/23 @ 7pm; Wednesday, 10/28 @ 8pm

PAY WHAT YOU WISH! (Suggested donation $6.66 but we won’t put a curse on you for being more generous.)

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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 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