In the heyday of ’80s teen slashers, Jamie Lee Curtis was the queen. Anything she touched with her feathered hair and late-20s sex appeal turned to gold — even a sometimes boring, sometimes convoluted flick like Prom Night, which borrows heavily from the I Know What You Did Last Summer vein of “whodunit?” horror. But where else in cinematic history will you find the Scream Queen and Leslie Nielsen dancing to long-forgotten disco standards, all before fighting a killer on the same dance floor?
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.
H = Take a hit.
D = 1 drink of beer.
S = 1 shot of the hard stuff. All we had was shooters of Old Forester whiskey.
X = Strikeout. Take a hit, take a shot and drink your remaining beer, then blow the shot out.
Our rules call for 1 drink at every:
– sex scene
– boob sighting (oddly boob-free, this one)
– jump scare
Every time the Scream Queen screams — D
Cheers to Leslie Nielsen (when his name rolls on the opening credits) — D
Cheers to Jamie Lee (ditto with the credits) — D
When the kreepy killer kids corner young striped-y shirt girl, chanting “kill kill kill” — D
We NEVER talk about this (aka the I Know What You Did Last Summer pact) — H
Cheers to the deceased: Robin Anne — D
The Killer Caller checklist
“I’ll see you at prom” (first creepy phone call) — D
“Kelly…it’s been a long time” (second creepy phone call) — D
Pimps don’t answer the phone, pops (third creepy phone call that goes unanswered) — D
“Wendy, do you still like to play games?” (fourth creepy phone call) — D
“Bravo…It’s not who you go with honey, it’s who you take home” (when Jaime Lee gets her disco on in the empty gym) — D
The masked man cafeteria fight — D
“I gotta get that bastard before he butchers someone else” — D
Robin’s Day (aka the murder anniversary) — D
The garbage man gets mooned by a sexy, skanky teens — D
Don’t you know breaking a mirror is bad luck? Especially in a girls locker room… — D
The girls get threats in their lockers — D
“God you’re beautiful” (…but not really in those pink frilly curtains posing as a dress) — 2 drinks
Picking up a prom date with your boys in the back seat… — D for dudes only
…and a bottle of Jack — S
Fuckin disco prom, dude (aka “Dancin in the Moonlight”) — D
Leslie and Jaime Lee cut a rug-ish – 1 drink
The Jaime Lee Saturday Night Fever dance scene (Comments: “They’ve been dancing for a long time…They practiced this shit…Bitch is so jealous….So jelly”) — 2 drinks
Lou’s got the moves — D
Whaddaya know, Fat Austin Powers hides marijuana cigarettes in the history book — H
Killer has to go back for his axe — D
Who locks these doors from the inside? — D
But seriously, locked from the inside again??! — D
King Lou! (aka the prom night coup) — D
“Love me til I Die” (Disco fight scene!) — X or finish your beer