Whether it’s solar or lunar, the eclipse has always been a source of inspiration for sci-fi and horror movies. As plots go, these astronomical events are the cinematic foundation for complete chaos here on earth via tide disruption causing ginormous waves that swallow an entire coastline; earthquakes which end civilization as we know it or awaken some dormant prehistoric, man-eating beast; mass hysteria; mass blindness; cult-like mental insanity and of course, the creation of a flesh eating zombie apocalypse. And all scenarios end with a very high and very bloody body count.
However, zombies have always been a darling of the horror and sci-fi genres. From cheerleaders to bikers, from housewives to blue collar workers and the family pet, anyone can become a member of the walking dead. And because of which, zombie movies have been re-done, revamped and rediscovered across generations. And to celebrate their popularity, Chiller TV will bring you “Zombie Week” starting tonight, Monday, May 21st and end Friday night with the Chiller premier of George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.
(Last night was a solar eclipse. Tonight Zombie Week begins. Coincidence? Let’s hope so.)
While few of the zombie movies scheduled have actually made it into the theaters, some of the best sub-human films have sub-par ratings proving that bad is sometimes really good. And what helps make B movies even better is alcohol. In fact, the zombie genre is the only movie category with its own line of cocktails. This week you can pay homage to the genre that will literally never die with thematically paired zombie concoctions. Easy to make and even easier to drink you might turn into a zombie yourself after a few.
Tonight’s Chiller TV Zombie feature is Zombie Women of Satan. A group of women are kidnapped and turned into scantily clad men-eating Zombies. A rocker chick in search of her missing sister and performers of a traveling freakshow join forces to stop the cleavage bearing Zombie women before they reach the next town.
- 1 oz light rum 1 oz dark rum
- 1/2 oz crème de almond or amaretto
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- sweet and sour mix
- orange juice
- pinapple juice
- 1/2 oz 151 proof rum
Combine all ingredients (except 151 rum) into a shaker tin with ice. Shake well. Strain into a pint or hurricane glass filled with ice. Float 151 rum on top. Add a large straw and Maraschino cherry for garnish.
Check your local listing for scheduling and your local Los Angeles liquor store for ingredients.