BGH Thirsty Thursdays - "The 'Burbs" Drinking Game

Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, and picking apart the things that place titles in either category. In horror specifically, there is a beautiful gradient, comprised of everything from "so bad it's good" to "just plain bad." For many movies in this grey area, the viewing experience itself - who you watch it with and how - can be as important as the movie itself. In that tradition, every first Thursday of the month we'll fondly recall one of those kinds of movies that seem made for the loud and alcohol-fueled viewing party, and give you the framework to host a screening of your very own, complete with imbibing instructions!

Note: BGH reminds you to respect the mimimum age requirement for drinking in whatever god forsaken hellhole you live in.

Sorry to leave you all hanging last month, but BGH Thirsty Thursdays are back this month with The 'Burbs. Starring national treasure, Tom Hanks as Ray Peterson, The 'Burbs follows the residents of one sleepy suburban block dealing with suspicious new neighbors. When The Klopek's move into a comically dilapidated house down the street and only come out at night, it isn't long before Ray and some of the other men on the street take it upon themselves to find out what the new neighbors are up to. SPOILER ALERT: as it turns out, the real freaks are the "good" neighbors themselves. 

As a card-carrying member of the BGH New Class, and the resident scaredy cat, I remember watching this movie when I was younger and being genuinely terrified by it. Revisiting it now, I can recognize it for the goofy classic that it is and I think watching could only be improved by adding booze and friends to the experience. Plus, can you ever really get enough Tom Hanks?


  • Drink whenever the Klopek's do anything mysterious or we see bright lights coming from their basement.
  • Take a swig for 'Murica whenever Bruce Dern's military expertise is highlighted, chug whenever the silly military music is played.
  • Sip whenever folks talk about being good neighbors.
  • Drink whenever Tom Hanks puts real clothes on.
  • Drink whenever a neighbor yells at Cory Feldman to turn his music down/shut up/etc.




Sophie's introduction into the magic that is the horror genre was watching Halloween at a party in high school, and since then she's never looked back. She may be the wimpiest horror fan you have ever met, but she won't ever let that stop her!

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