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…
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.