Yes. Finally. Halloween is right there. It’s right. There. I can smell it, just like the witches from The Witches can smell kids. If you, like me, celebrate Halloween by watching a bunch of spooky movies and want to know what to eat or drink while watching them, rejoice! Flop on the couch, flip on the screen, and drink (and eat!) to the best day of the year:
Hothouse Cooler by Kendra Vaculin Aunt Frances & Aunt Jet: "Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog. Adder's fork and blindworm's sting... Barbados lime is just the thing. Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble! Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!" Sally & Gillian: "Midnight margaritas!"
A Very Good Bloody Mary by Ali Slagle Elvira: "Bloody Mary." Bartender: "No hard liquor served past eight o'clock. Do you want a virgin?" Elvira: "Maybe, but, uh... I'll have a couple of drinks first."
The Judy Bird by Genius Recipes Norman Bates: "You—you eat like a bird." Marion Crane: [Looking around at the stuffed birds while eating] "And you'd know, of course." Norman Bates: "No, not really. Anyway, I hear the expression 'eats like a bird'—it-it's really a [stammers] fals-fals-fals-falsity. Because birds really eat a tremendous lot. But -I-I don't really know anything about birds. My hobby is stuffing things. You know—taxidermy."
Aha! A trick! Those were thirteen, but here's one more...