Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ’80s Italian horror classic ‘Demons’ is a gory good time at the movies

CULT CORNER: ’80s Italian horror classic ‘Demons’ is a gory good time at the movies

The surname Bava is synonymous with horror, but more in reference to Italian director Mario Bava. However, his son Lamberto Bava has proven that he also possesses a keen eye for horror. Lamberto has a few great horror films under his belt, such as “Macabre” and “A Blade in the Dark.” His talent truly shines, […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale by Two Roads Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale by Two Roads Brewing Company

Beer: Roadsmary’s Baby Brewer: Two Roads Brewing Company Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: 6.80% Description: Roadsmary’s Baby pours a deep copper brown with a thick tan, off-white head that leaves a thin lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with pumpkin spice notes, with cinnamon and nutmeg leading the charge, followed by hints of caramel […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Popcorn’ should be consumed by more than just ’90s horror fans

CULT CORNER: ‘Popcorn’ should be consumed by more than just ’90s horror fans

Let’s face it – the 1990s were not the strongest decade in horror history. Sure, there were a few gems like “Scream,” “Candyman,” “Cemetery Man,” “The People Under the Stairs,” and “Dead Alive,” but many of the horror movies released in that decade seemed to be a rehashing of already told tales. Many of these […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Rumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Avery Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Rumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Avery Brewing Company

Beer: Rumpkin Brewer: Avery Brewing Company Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale ABV: 16.90% Description: Rumpkin pours a deep amber brown reminiscent of a fall evening, with a rocky off-white head that leaves little in the way of lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with rum notes and pumpkin spices with sweet caramel malts. The […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: With Stephen King resurgence, ‘Children of the Corn’ is worth another watch

CULT CORNER: With Stephen King resurgence, ‘Children of the Corn’ is worth another watch

Stephen King is far more than just an author – he is a brand, and that brand is synonymous with horror. He has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence as of late with the popularity of the “It” remake, along with talks of remakes of his other stories. It is one thing to have […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Cold Press Coffee Pumking by Southern Tier Brewing Company

DRINK IT DOWN: Cold Press Coffee Pumking by Southern Tier Brewing Company

The Pumpkin King Beer: Cold Press Coffee Pumking Brewer: Southern Tier Brewing Company Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale ABV: 8.60% Description: Cold Press Coffee Pumking pours a deep copper/amber hue with a frothy off-white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is a veritable cornucopia of fall favorites, with pumpkin spices front […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

The giallo is an interesting and unique sub-genre within Italian horror. At heart, they are more murder mystery in format but tend to feature far more blood and gore than an episode of “Murder, She Wrote.” The plots are also inclined to stretch far beyond a simple “whodunit” and instead trek into a wide array […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

DRINK IT DOWN: Wolf Among Weeds Double IPA by Golden Road Brewing

Big Bad Wolf Beer: Wolf Among Weeds Brewer: Golden Road Brewing Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Wolf Among Weeds pours a beautifully clear golden hue with a bright white head that leaves a wispy lacing on the glass. The aroma is decidedly hop forward, with a strong dank quality making a strong impression […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

The term “master of horror” is not one that should be thrown around lightly. There are many icons in the horror genre, along with legendary directors, but true masters of horror are not nearly as abundant. Dario Argento, though, is truly a master. He is a director that has not only created some of the […]

 Derek Warren

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

DRINK IT DOWN: Fruitallica DIPA by Stone Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, and Garage Project

…And IPAs for All Beer: Fruitallica Brewer: Stone Brewing Company in collaboration with Beavertown Brewery and Garage Project Style: American Imperial/Double IPA ABV: 8.00% Description: Fruitallica pours an extremely murky orange hue reminiscent of fresh orange juice, with a thick white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit forward, […]