BOO! Metblog Halloween Countdown: Day 9




Pirate Nosferatu at [Archie McPhee]

DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN:

9

DRINK:

Vampire’s Kiss

2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Dry Gin
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 Tbsp. Tequila
Pinch of Salt
2 oz. Tomato Juice

Mix in Old Fashioned, shake with ice, strain over ice.

EAT:

Vampire Chicken with Blood Brains

This bloody good treat is from the kitchen of the Food Network’s Emeril. The Vampire Chicken is rubbed with a Creole seasoning and then cooked on a cedar stake, and the Blood Brains are a combination of onion, mushrooms, carrots, baby beets, garlic and sausage with a red wine, beet liquid, cream and Dijon sauce drizzled on top. Sounds slightly complicated, but interesting nonetheless.

GO:

For me, Halloween is all about the new scary movies opening in theaters. Who doesn’t like a good heart-pounding thriller? This weekend 30 Days of Night–a VAMPIRE movie–opens. The movie is set in a small town in Alaska that experiences one solid month of darkness a year. Most of the town’s residents move south for the winter, but the few that stay find themselves as a vampire clan’s buffet and struggle to survive. The Seattle Times gives it three stars and says it’s a “frightfest,” the P.I. gave it a C+ and called it, “boring,” and Fandango reviewers gave it an average 4.2 rating out of 5, making it a “Go” as opposed to a “So-So.” You decide…then report back here, if you could.

2 Comments so far

  1. COMTE (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    I’d definitely rate “30 Days…” as pretty darned-good. It starts off a bit slow at the outset, but the somewhat languid pacing does seem to be a nice way of setting up the story & characters (of which the town itself is a prominent one). And there’s none of this namby-pamby “ooh, I’m just a misunderstood creature! Boo-hoo! I never wanted to be this way!” poppy-cock from the vamps, either; they’re your classic, immoral, animalistic undead who make no excuses for their condition.

    Josh Harnett does a good job in the role of the hunky hero, hitting just the right balance of stoic, manly bravado and Mr. Sensitive Guyness, and Melissa George gets in some good moments as his estranged girlfriend. There’s sufficient blood-and-gore for the finale, including some pretty explicit axe-hacking, and a bit of a twist ending that leaves the audience feeling a bit somber, but still satisfied.

    All-in-all, one of the better recent comic book adaptations (from the original horror series created by Steve Niles & illustrated by Ben Templesmith).


  2. Jeanna (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    Thanks for the review Comte!



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