Serial Killer Shop Review

[REVIEW] Serial Killer Shop’s T-Shirts Slay!

If you pay attention to what’s going on in horror through social media, chances are you’ve bumped into Serial Killer Shop, a fashion and lifestyle brand that sells T-shirts, hats, magnets and more. In fact, like 40oz. Of Horror, you might be one of their 27,000 Instagram followers.

I finally got around to adding a couple Serial Killer Shop T-shirts to my collection, and I’m glad I did. I say “collection” because I don’t just have T-shirts for wearing — I do, in fact, collect them. Luckily for me, my job is casual, and I sport a printed tee, primarily band-, alcohol- or horror-related, nearly every day.

I opted for the Freddy Krueger “Don’t Fall Asleep” and Patrick Bateman “Hey Paul” T-shirts. The first thing I noticed is the high-quality print job. The crisp graphics and the vibrant colors definitely meet and exceed my standards as a connoisseur of the pop culture T-shirt. In my experience, fit and comfort are generally something that only comes with the softening of a vintage tee — the kind you’d get from your dad as a hand-me-down. But right off the rack, Serial Killer Shop T-shirts have a great fit and feel.

Bottom line: These tees are 40oz. Of Horror approved. I know what I’m wearing to the next horror convention.

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American Horror Story-Themed Halloween Cocktail Recipes

American Horror Story-Themed Halloween Cocktail Recipes for Your Weekend Bash

Does a 40oz. Of Horror-approved Halloween party involve knocking back a buttload of booze? Does Bigfoot shit in the woods? Well, we’re not sure about that, but the first one’s a no-brainer. What better time to mix up weird or even dangerous-looking drinks than Halloween? The following American Horror Story-themed Halloween cocktail recipes are creepy, creative and perfectly customized for your All Hallow’s Eve soiree.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Hypodermic SallyHypodermic Sally

AHS: HOTEL – Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Licor 43
  • 6 oz. Soda Water
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 3 oz. Raspberry Syrup

Directions: 

  1. Pour the vodka and Licor 43 into a shaker over ice and shake it like crazy.
  2. Mix in the orange juice and soda water, then strain the mixture into chilled glasses.
  3. Serve with raspberry syrup in a plastic syringe.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Witches' CovenWitches’ Coven

AHS: COVEN – Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. Brandy
  • 32 oz. Blackcurrant Juice
  • 12 oz. Soda Water
  • 3 tbsp Sugar

Directions:

  1. Mix brandy and sugar in a large bowl, then stir in blackcurrant juice.
  2. Refrigerate for around an hour, then add soda water just before serving.
  3. Serve in a martini glass or better yet a coupe — martini glasses spill too easy once you’ve had a couple of these, ya dig?

Check out 6 more 40oz. Of Horror Halloween Cocktail Recipes

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Freak Show LemonadeFreak Show Lemonade

AHS: FREAK SHOW – Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 25 oz. Water
  • 5 tbsp Sugar
  • 8 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 – 3 Ripe Peaches
  • 6 oz. Bourbon
  • Fresh Mint

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, sugar in the water
  2. Pit and slice the peaches. Add the peach slices and lemon juice to the sugar water mixture.
  3. Where’s the booze?
  4. Bourbon! Here it is! My favorite. Dump it in.
  5. Give it a stir and serve

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Communion WineCommunion Wine

AHS: ASYLUM – Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Bottles of Red Wine (Zinfandel or Merlot)
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 cup Muscovado Sugar

Directions:

  1. Pour the wine into a large pot.
  2. Wrap the peppercorns, fennel seeds and cinnamon stick in gauze and add to the wine.
  3. Add the bay leaves and orange zest strips.
  4. Over a low heat, bring the wine mixture to a simmer.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the aromatics and stir in sugar until dissolved.
  7. Serve warm in your most chalice like goblets. Play on, player.

American Horror Story-themed Halloween Cocktails: Smoking GunSmoking Gun

AHS: MURDER HOUSE – Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Bourbon
  • 4 oz. Red Vermouth
  • 8 drops Bitters (Angostura)
  • 1.5 oz. Scotch (the smokier, the better)

Directions:

  1. Add the bourbon, vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice and stir.
  2. Strain the cocktail into an chilled glass.
  3. Carefully spoon the Scotch whisky on top so it floats.
  4. If you fancy a cigar, fire one up while you sip this beverage.

What cocktails are you going to serve at your Halloween Party?

For more Halloween party ideas, check out Festive-Lights.com.

40oz. Of Horror! Podcast

Rue Morgue’s Praise of the 40oz. Of Horror! Podcast

“[40oz. Of Horror] have claimed a stake for themselves as the unabashed party animals in the horror podcast scene.”

-Rue Morgue Magazine

You guys, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud of our boys Chad and James. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud of this little podcast. I’d really be lying if I said that we all weren’t struck fucking speechless when we saw a positive review of the 40oz. Of Horror! Podcast in the latest issue of Rue Morgue Magazine!

For James… this is his mag, man! This is his Rolling Stone!

We didn’t know the review was happening, but it did. We didn’t start this thing because of us. It’s never been about us. It all started at the horror cons, meeting new friends and talking horror over some beers. We’re humbled and grateful. Thanks for sticking with us. Thanks for drinking up. Check out the review below.

From Rue Morgue:

“More often than not, swilling brews and booze can lead to dumb jokes or obnoxious rants. As such, I was wary about a podcast called 40oz. Of Horror and even more hesitant when the first episode I heard consisted of them discussing the douchebaggery and debauchery of the Indy 500. And yet, I found myself won over by these genre superfans who have claimed a stake for themselves as the unabashed party animals in the horror podcast scene. Their love for horror is as apparent as their appreciation of fine, micro-brewed lager. Friends since childhood, show hosts Chad Butrum and James Dunn have zero pretentious in their approach to horror, and their genuine affection for one another is as obvious as it is infectious. They cover the latest in horror news along with your typical fanboy updates but also veer into their other interests, including racing, wrestling and other sports. It would be easy to slam a couple guys for sucking suds and yacking it up but Chad and James are likable enough that it works, and I must admit, that if I were inclined to pound back a six-pack and listen to a horror podcast, this would be my show of choice… especially since their belches sound so vivid you can practically smell them. Bottoms up!”

What if the Nightmare on Elm Street Kids Had Been on Facebook?

What if the ‘Elm Street’ Kids Had Facebook?

I often think about how things might have been different if we had the internet and social media back in the day. But what if the teenagers in one of the most iconic horror movies of all time had social media?” What if the Nightmare on Elm Street kids had Facebook? What would that be like for Freddy Krueger’s Elm Street children? Here’s a look at the Elm Street Kids’ Facebook timeline — a modernization — taking place in 2016 Springwood, Ohio as their nightmares about the Springwood Slasher unfold.

Nightmare on Elm Street Kids Facebook Timeline

 

40oz. Of Horror Halloween Cocktail Recipes

6 Halloween Cocktail Recipes That Will Haunt Your Sobriety

Get ready because it’s time for some good ol’ fashioned Halloween holiday boozin’

Check out these 6 spooktacular Halloween Cocktail Recipes this Halloween. There are a handful of party favorites here, and TWO 40oz. Of Horror originals!

Oh, and these drinks are LOADED, so don’t come crying to me if you have a night of #BoozinGoneBad

6. The Black Devil Martini

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Ingredients:
2 oz. Dark Rum
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
2 Black Olives
Orange Sugar (optional for the rim)

Directions:
Pro Tip: Here’s how to chill a martini glass in a pinch. Before you start mixing the drink, fill your martini glasses to the brim with ice water and set them aside.

Ok, we’re ready for the ‘tini. Pour the rum and vermouth into a shaker over a handful of ice. Now shake the shaker until it becomes very cold. Dump the ice water out of the martini glasses. Are they frosted? Good. Now strain the bloody concoction into the now chilled martini glass, and garnish with the black olive.

5. Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

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Ingredients:
10 ounces Crystal Head vodka
5 ounces Triple Sec
2 ounces Bitters
1 cup Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
2 cups Black Cherry Soda
Grenadine for the Rim

Directions:
Frist of all, if you’re not using Crystal Head vodka, Dan Aykroyd won’t be happy. In a large punch bowl filled with ice, pour vodka, triple sec, bitters, blood orange juice and black cherry soda.

Chomp your teeth and stir the concoction like you’re hungry for human brains. Rim each glass with grenadine before filling with the punch mixture, and serve. Drink and hope for the best. Boozy!

4. Bloody Brain Shooter

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Ingredients:
1 1/4 oz. Strawberry Vodka
1/8 oz. Rose’s Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of Grenadine

Directions:
This one requires some finesse, so listen up, Timothy! Chill the vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey’s Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey’s put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey’s in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. This is some real Martha Stewart, crafty business here, Bub. The Bailey’s will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of the cream. Repeat the straw/Bailey’s process to build a “brain” in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the ‘blood’ to the mix.

Now shoot it down your throat like a bloody-brain-bullet.

3. I Zombie


Ingredients:
1/2 ounce White Rum
1 1/2 ounces Golden Rum
1 ounce Dark Rum
1/2 ounce 151-Proof Rum
1 ounce Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Pineapple Juice
1 teaspoon Papaya Juice
1 teaspoon Superfine Sugar

Directions:
All the rums, son! Stir together all these ingredients except the 151 and pour into a 14-ounce glass three-fourths full of cracked ice. Float the 151 as a lid (by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink). Then, if the spirit moves you, take a match to this mixture; it will burn. Be careful here, Philip, don’t go getting yourself a million views on YouTube because flaming alcohol is only funny when it happens to other people.

Garnish with mint (either straight or dipped in lime juice and then superfine sugar) and/or fruit. (A particularly fetching touch: On a toothpick, impale a lemon slice or pineapple cube between two maraschino cherries and lay this fruit kabob atop of the drink).

A couple of these and you will be knocked on your ass like you got in a fight with Rick Grimes.

2. Bloody Brain Hemorrhage

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Ingredients:
1/2 – 3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
1-2 Tbl. of Baileys
1 tsp Grenadine

Directions:
Pour the Peach Schnapps into a good sized shot glass. Float the Baileys on top of the Schnapps. Pour the grenadine through the Baileys and watch it drip down. If it looks disgusting as fuck, you made this drink to perfection. Drink and let your brain explode.

1. 40oz. Of Horror’s Very Own Jason Takes Manhattan


Ingredients:
2 oz Old Grand-dad 114
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Bacardi 151 Cherries

Directions:
This is a 40oz. of Horror original, so watch out! And if anyone ever tells you a Manhattan is a cocktail for grannies’s, tell them, “Piss off!” They probably can’t handle bourbon anyway. Also, tell ’em your granny is Pamela Voorhees.

2 – 5 days before you plan on serving this wondrous cocktail, put cherries in a jar and fill up the jar with Bacardi 151. Seal it up and put it in your refrigerator.

When it’s time to get fucking weird, pour the Old Grand-dad 114, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a shaker over a handful of ice.

“Damn,” you say as the 114 proof Old Grand-dad fills your nostrils, “we’re in for a fun night!”

Now shake that shit. Shake it until the shaker is so cold it hurts your hands! Strain the booze into a chilled cocktail glass and plop in a couple of the aforementioned 151 cherries.

Tell your friends, “Goodnight!” and drink it like a boss.

BONUS #1 – A 40oz. Of Horror Hangover Cure – The Bloody Motherfucking Mary

It should be noted that Bub and I actually made the three Bloody Marys shown here. Click on the Instagram link and see for yourself. We went to the store and bought all this shit specifically to make the most epic Bloody Marys known to man.

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Ingredients:
1.5 ounces of Bacon & Cucumber Infused Vodka
Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Mix (I like the Spicy Hot version)
1 Strip of Cooked Bacon
1 Peperoncini
3 Cocktail Onions
2 Garlic Stuffed Olives
1 Baby Corn
1 Smoked Oysters
1 Whole Pickle
1 Cocktail Shrimp
3 – 4 Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes
1 Jalopeno
3 – 4 Pepperonis
1 Red Onion (roughly chopped)
1 Olive-Wrapped
1 Anchovie
1 Spring Onion
1 Lime Wedge
1 Celery Stalk

Directions: 
If you currently have a hangover, I appologize for making you read through, and shop for, all those ingredients, but stick with me. You’ll be cured in no time!

Fill a pint glass about 3/4 of the way full with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka and enough of the Bloody Mary mix to get you close to the top. Don’t forget that we’re about to unleash the most ingredients you’ve ever used in your entire life, so leave some room for water displacement (I learned that shit from Mr. Wizard). Mix the the bloody by pouring the mixture, ice and all, into an empty pint glass and then back again. Ok, you’re good to begin garnishing.

Go ahead and put the big celery stalk and spring onions in first. Look at that green pop! Classic blood right there. Time to get real weird. Using wooden skewers, begin stabbing the shit out of all the smaller veggies, cheese and meats. Think about them like mini kabobs. Think about the flavors you like together. Add the skewers to the drink. Now you should have a number of kabob “fingers” sticking out of the glass. Use them to hold your lager ingredients in place. Give everything a quick squirt of lime and add the lime wedge to the pile. Dangle the bacon out of the glass. Find a good spot for that smoked oyster. Don’t forget about that big pickle. Hang cocktail shrimp from the rim of the glass and so on and so on. You will DEFINITELY need a straw for this drink.

Sip and relax. Not only will this epic Bloody Mary recipe get you feeling human again after a night of #BoozinGoneBad, but your appetite should start coming back and it really turns into a meal. The salty, spicy, greasy goodness of all the ingredients will have you back to your old self in no time!

BONUS #2 – And if you’re feeling especially froggy…

Check out this recipe from the Tipsy Bartender. It is based on The Walking Dead and it’s guaranteed to make you a walking corpse.

What is your favorite cocktail recipe? Have you tried any of these. Let us know if the comments section below.