Movies and drinking games!
Rook started out mainly as a Halloween company. Though that's long past as the main thing, everyone that works with me still loves Halloween.
One evening of brainstorming ideas last year saw the creation of something entirely different. Doesn't have to be for Halloween, but we were watching horror trailers to find something suitably 80s craptacular to set the mood for writing a murder mystery.
So here it is, for your own amusement, but a word of advice up first:
You don't have to have alcohol to enjoy this game. You can use a soft drink, or if you want to just say you've had enough for now. Keep it fun and drink responsibly; it's not a race or a competition, just a way to celebrate funny trailers. Play with friends, and still be friends by the end. If you get into an argument of the rules, tweet @Rookrentals with the trailer and we will be arbitrator - because nothing says "Fun" like contacting a third party to tell you how to play (but mainly we want to know what awful trailers you've found!)
After extensive play testing we've included some updated rules you can use if you want.
Get on Youtube.
Find one of those massive play lists of 80s-90s horror trailers and hit play!
Sip every time:
Every time the trailer mentions it's own name.
Must be verbal. Start and end of the trailer doesn't count.
Half obscured face
Partial mask reveals, half in shadow, behind a staircase, that sort of thing.
Abrupt stop in music
Mid trailer all music just stops for "effect".
It mentions any other horror film
"Not since..." "You've heard of..." "Scarier than..." - that sort of shenanigans.
If the murder calls anyone
Mobile phones exist now! Every serial killer must have one! Also it's the 80s so they're big enough to be the weapon too! House phones also acceptable.
Drink twice for any if film is based on a holiday or event
Christmas, Prom, whatever.
Shot every time:
If you'd actually watch the film
If an obvious 80s goth/metal head
Unexpected (because it's in a trailer) boobs/penis
We've played with "If you've seen it" shots and the right to veto a shot if you've seen it because you've suffered enough, or everyone else has to have a sip/shot to share your pain for having seen it (or to cancel out a later shot/sip - remember, it's all just for fun!)
A collaboration of ideas from people associated with Rook Rentals.