Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up: Raise a flagon of ale as Ash (the indelible Bruch Campbell) leaves the Evil Dead universe to raise medieval hell in Army of Darkness, the campiest, craziest, most quotable installment in Sam Raimi’s guts-n-gore trilogy.
The only thing better than watching horror films? Watching horror films and drinking beers. Drinking lots of beers. The Macabre Bros. give the Internet what it so desperately wants with The Drinking Games, an ongoing series of liver-testing games tailor-made for horror films. Be warned: The rules occasionally give away twists, plot points and other spoilers, so we recommend seeing the films first. Now, let’s get rowdy.
Note: Since this film is the definition of a cult classic, we have rules for die-hard fanboys and, well, the rest of you poor, poor souls. Just combine the basic and extended rules for a game worthy of Bruce’s badassery.
H = Take a hit.
D = 1 drink of beer. And trust us, with all the death going around you’ll want to take polite drinks.
S = 1 shot of the hard stuff. It was good ol’ Jack Daniels for us.
SC = Staring contest: When the appropriate line is said, stare deeply and intently at another viewer. Cheers and take 1 drink if you both make eye contact.
As usual, our rules call for 1 drink at every death, sex scene and boob sighting. The Army of Darkness caveat: Only drink when a major character dies. You’ll know why when you see the castle siege.
The Basic Rules (novices/lightweights/screwheads)
When Ash gets sucked through a backwoods wormhole – H
Each and every Ash one-liner – D
Every time the dastardly Necronomicon makes an appearance – D
When the Deadites first rise from the, um, dead – D
When the skull-drumming Army of Darkness marches on Castle Campbell (our term) – S
“Hail to the king, baby” – D
The Extended Rules (experts/lushes/badasses)
Each and every undead Ash one-liner – D
The Hand of God money shot (aka when Ash is reunited with his chainsaw transplant) – Finish the rest of your beer
“This is my boomstick!” – 2 drinks
“Hey, she-bitch!” – SC
Any appearance of the aforementioned she-bitch – D
Ash’s go-go gadget arm construction sequence – 2 drinks
When Ash sprouts a whole mess of Lilliputian clones – H
When Ash then grows another head – 2 drinks (1 per head, gentlemen)
Say, Sheila looks a bit under the weather… – D
When the siege on Castle Campbell begins – H
The Deadites meet the 21st century – D
When Henry the Red repays his debt…BY KICKING DEADITE ASS – D