Halloween Movie Night Wine Pairings
Pop the popcorn, pour a glass of wine, grab a cozy blanket and fire up the TV… it’s time for a movie night. Halloween is creeping up on us, along with chilly weather, making it the perfect time of year to catch up on new flicks and rewatch old favorites.
From campy and cheesy to spooky and nightmare-inducing scary, here are some of our team’s favorite movies to watch around Halloween, each with a carefully selected wine pairing:
Movie: Pet Sematary
Wine Pairing: Bar Dog Red Wine
Whether you’re watching the original 1989 version, or the updated 2019 “Pet Sematary,” this scary story, adapted from a Stephen King novel will have you wanting all your pets in bed with you at night… or maybe not. Are we going too far to suggest a glass of Bar Dog Red Wine while you watch?
Movie: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
Wine Pairing: Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon
“I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” tells the story of a Lily, a young nurse hired to care of elderly Helen Bloom, a best-selling author of ghost stories who has chosen to live out her final days in her beloved country home–a home that holds an horrific ghost story of its own. Don’t fear the dark, pour a glass of a fierce wine like Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon to keep by your side during this chilling film.
Wine Pairing: Tall Dark Stranger Malbec
It’s not Halloween without watching this cult classic. The first film was released in 1978, with 10 sequels and remakes to follow. Try the original or the most recent 2018 release, both could make you want to sleep with the light on. Because Michael Myers is a “Tall Dark Stranger” in his own special way, we suggest opening a bottle of Tall Dark Stranger Malbec before you press play on this creepy movie.
Movie: Zombieland & Zombieland: Double Tap
Wine Pairing: Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon
The makeshift “Zombieland” family comes together again in “Zombieland: Double Tap” to face off against stronger, evolved zombies with the help of other fellow survivors. Watch the original again, so you’re all caught up on the inside jokes. We suggest opening a bottle of Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon as an ode to “Tallahassee,” Woody Harrelson’s gun-slinging, zombie fighting character.
Movie: Death Becomes Her
Wine Pairing: Middle Sister Rebel Red and Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio
Two rivals (Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn) drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth. Unfortunately, they experience unpleasant side effects when they physically die, becoming walking, talking corpses in the process. In honor of the fabulous rivals in this film, we’ll leave the wine choice to you: Middle Sister Rebel Red or Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio.
Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Wine Pairing: If You See Kay
Brad and Janet are living a fairytale love story, until they’re lost and stranded in a rainstorm. They find themselves at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and are thrown into a odd, extravagant adventure. If you’re headed to a live showing with audience participation, read up on what to yell, what to throw and when to dance with this guide here. Our top pick to pour while watching this flick is If You See Kay Red Blend.