To kick off #MOSNTERWEEK here on Too Into It, we are having a VAMPIRE DOUBLE FEATURE with the films Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fright Night! We are also showcasing our favorite simple Halloween-y drink, The Bela Lugosi. Check back in later this week for a WEREWOLF DOUBLE FEATURE and ZOMBIE DOUBLE FEATURE as well!
Now, let's get started.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
You may have watched the insanely popular television show (maybe you even have a cardboard cutout of Sarah Michelle Gellar in your bedroom like I do, idk), but have you ever seen the 1992 cult classic that sparked the phenomenon? Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui and written by Joss Whedon himself, the film is about everyone's favorite vampire slayer: Buffy. Only this time, we get to watch her portrayed by Kristy Swanson. Basically, if you watched the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this movie is a prequel. It shows Buffy at her high school in LA, a typical popular cheerleader, until she finds out that she is the chosen one.. This movie is a ton of fun, and although it is very different from the television show (and should be considered a stand alone project and not canon to the show at all, according to Whedon), it is definitely a great watch.
Written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985, Fright Night is a classic horror comedy that is arguably one of the best in it's genre. Charley Brewster is a normal teen from the suburbs who discovers that his next door neighbor may be responsible for a string of murders that has come to town. After witnessing Jerry and a victim through his bedroom window, he is led to believe that his neighbor Jerry is a vampire, protected by his roommate guardian. Unfortunately, Charley's girlfriend doesn't believe him, his best friend doesn't believe him, and even the police don't believe him. He eventually gets the help he needs from an unlikely source: Peter Vincent, a washed up old horror actor whose cheesy late night television show Fright Night is among Charley's favorites. This film is clever and funny, an interesting homage to old vampire myths and superstitions, as well as a nod to old school horror. I think we all are a little bit Charley inside.
Featured Drink : The Bela Lugosi
What You Need:
- Maker's Mark whiskey
- Blood Orange soda
What You Do:
- Pour ingredients over ice.