gg-drinks-bookLet’s Get Monster Smashed
by Jon Chaiet and Marc Chaiet
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5370-3

Our next pick in the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide is a book that your PopCulteer recommends with the caveat that he remains blissfully ignorant of almost anything to do with half of its subject matter. Let’s Get Monster Smashed is a book of drink mixes to create beverages in which you can imbibe while watching horror movies. I get the horror movie part, but never really saw the appeal of drinking alcohol. However, if you have a hard-drinking, horror movie fanatic on your list (and we know quite a few of those, ourselves), then this is the perfect gift for them.

The cover blurb promises “Horror movie drinks for a killer time” and the back informs us that these are” Delicious deviant drinks to down while you and your friends feast on all of your favorite frightful flicks.”

Among the drinks, you’ll find the “Green Ghoulie,” some sort of apple cider, gelatin, Apple Jack and sour candy mix. You can also find drinks that mimic the vomit in the movie The Exorcist, a screwdriver and energy drink concoction specifically designed for the movie Puppet Master 6, and lots of other cleverly conceived concoctions that mix liquor with candy to create something appropriately grotesque. If you are a non drinker, you may enjoy this book simply because of the clever writing. If you give this as a gift to someone who becomes intent on watching every movie while trying every drink, be advised you may be responsible for a holocaust of brain cells.

If this sounds like the kind of gift you’d wish to inflict on someone, you can order it from any bookseller using the ISBN number or order it directly from the publisher.