Sunday, July 16, 2017

Amityville 1992 themed cocktails!!!

 Amityville 1992 themed cocktails!!!

Today is a very special day. 25 years ago Amityville 1992 was released by Republic Pictures on home video to redeem the once popular series based off the original Amityville house and murders in the 1970's Sadly as more sequels got cranked out, the series lost a bit of it's luster, mostly with the 5th installment The Amityville Curse, which has little to nothing to do with the original films. One brilliant idea that was used after the third entry was to release this direct to video sequels (straight to video releases at the time were huge, mostly for horror sequels since the market was so large for these types of movies.) was to branch away from the original house made so popular with the first three films, and start using cursed objects that once belonged inside. In the 4th entry we had a cursed lamp with The Evil Escapes, breaking the pattern with the 5th, The Amityville Curse fell flat despite the strong performances from the cast. Wanting to go back to the cursed object ideas, Amityville 1992 told the story of an architect who's visiting Long Island as houses are being torn down to make way for track housing. Here we learn that the famous Amityville house has been torn down, and anything left inside was sold off. The architect buys a gorgeous antique clock, and brings it back to the West Coast where his ex-girlfriend Andrea is looking after his two teenage children. Lisa, and Rusty. The moment he brings the clock into the house strange things begin to happen. A friendly neighborhood dog violently attacks the father leaving him wounded, and soon to be possessed by the evil spirits that are contained within the clock. Lisa, the shy timid teenage daughter becomes possessed as well, changing her personality completely and preying on teenage boys. Rooms change, objects move, fires are lit, and deadly accidentally begin to plague the family. It's up to Andrea and Rusty to team up together to stop this horrible evil before it's too late.

Amityville 1992 is truly a highlight in the series of endless sequels are should be placed on the same ranks as the first two films. Is it a perfect film? Not at all. Still, it was a huge improvement from the last entry, had some great actors in it, amazing effects by KNB, and one HELL of a twist ending. This movie has been a favorite of mine for years. I still remember renting it at the video store as a kid. Over the years I've been lucky enough to meet several members of the cast and crew, have very talented artist make pieces based off this movie for me, and collect as many Amityville 1992 things as possible!!! My goal is to get a tattoo based off this movie, AND see a proper blu-ray release to this highly underrated sequel!!! In fact Damon Martin who plays Rusty is our very own Mascot Chip The Movie Loving Kid. To honor this movie that turns 25 today, I decided to whip up some tasty cocktails based off this movie I clearly love so much!!!

The Amityville 92

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
Half Schweppes Tonic Water
1 lime wedge 
Crushed ice

It's About Time
24 oz pineapple juice
8.5 oz dream of coconut
12 oz Schweppes Ginger Ale
Pineapple chunks

The Rusty and Lisa.
1.4 oz coconut rum
1.4 oz 7-Up or Sprite 
A dash of blue curaçao

Peaches the killer dog
1 scoop raspberry sorbet
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. St. Elder Prosecco 


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