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Slasher Sirens: A Gin & Film Festival

Sip bloody gin cocktails while watching 'Suspiria', 'The Love Witch', 'Carrie' and 'Jennifer's Body'.
By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2023
By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2023

Pairing a trip to the movies with some popcorn or a choc top is right up there in classic combo territory. But you can do better. There's nothing wrong with that mix — it's a cinema staple for a reason — but a cocktail and a film is a stellar duo as well.

That's what's on the bill at Melbourne's Thornbury Picture House, which is teaming up with Four Pillars Gin for a mini booze and film festival. On two Thursday nights in July, the venue spot is hosting double bills with a slasher theme — and pouring concoctions made with Four Pillars' wares, obviously, focusing on its 2023 bloody gin range.

On the bill at Slasher Sirens: A Gin & Film Festival: the 60s-style homage that is The Love Witch and Megan Fox getting demonic in Jennifer's Body, both on Thursday, July 6.

Then, there'll be buckets of blood on Thursday, July 13 thanks to Carrie — the original, not the remake — plus iconic giallo scares of the OG 70s version of Suspiria, which'll forever change the way you think about dance schools.

Whichever night you head along, there'll be cocktails on offer, including a steaming mulled wine tipple made with Bloody Shiraz Gin, ruby port, red wine, spices and orange — and undoubtedly goes well with movie snacks.

Nicole Cleary

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