food/drink

Halloween monster adverts by Heineken

‘The beer drunk most on Halloween’ Dutch beer brewer Heineken has run a number of advert campaigns that feature classic monsters such as Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and even Death himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZEiRkKcJxo

Scooby Snacks – food item

Scooby Snacks – aka Scooby Snax – began as a fictional food item, but now include a Warner Bros. licensed dog treat (made by Snausages, a subsiduary of Del Monte Foods), a vanilla wafer cookie snack with the same name and Graham cracker sticks…. Read More ›

Vampire Slayer – cheese

Vampire Slayer is a US cheese produced by Calkins Creamery Cyber Farm. Here’s their sales pitch: “Vampire Slayer is what happens when you set out to make an “anti-garlic cheddar”. We start with a stirred-curd cheddar and hand-mix garlic, ginger,… Read More ›

Zombie cocktail – drink

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums, so named for its perceived effects upon the drinker. It first appeared in the late 1930s, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Legend… Read More ›

Monster Cereals

General Mills monster-themed breakfast cereals (officially referred to collectively as the Monster Cereals) are five current and formerly distributed breakfast cereal brands in North America. The series includes Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry, and the discontinued Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy. In October 1971, the first two… Read More ›

The Stuff – USA, 1985

The Stuff is a 1985 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent; God Told Me To) Main cast: Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Andrea Marcovicci, Paul Sorvino, Alexander Scourby. Plot: A man discovers a sticky white substance bubbling out of the… Read More ›