Slash & Dine: They Live! Nicole and Megan take on Rowdy Roddy Piper

Posted on April 14, 2011 by Deaditor 6 Comments

“Who are they? And what do they want?”

There have been a few attempts from wrestlers to make a good movie, but none have come close to being as great as Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live (OK, maybe Hulk Hogan in No Holds Barred, but that’s up for debate). They Live takes place in present day 1988, where a man named Nada (played by the infamous Roddy Piper) is out on the streets and working construction to get by. Nada & co-worker Frank are living in slums while crime is happening all around them. After a bizarre police raid at a church, Nada investigates the place and finds a box of sunglasses. It’s only when he tries them on that he sees aliens walking around disguised as humans and mass media subliminally telling the world to do things like “obey” & “consume”. At first Frank doesn’t believe the story, but after an amazing five minute fight scene (filled with body slams, of course) the two begin their attack against the alien invasion. While They Live isn’t what John Carpenter is known for, it’s one of our favorites. With just the right combination of horror, sci-fi and dark comedy, it’s a highly entertaining flick. We recommend spending a night watching They Live and cooking up these pile driving recipes.

“You know, you look like your head fell in the cheese dip back in 1957”

1957 Cheese Dip

1 lb cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp flour
1 c beer
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
Dash of hot sauce

In small pot, mix beer and Worcestershire. Bring to a bubble over medium heat. In separate bowl, combine cheese and flour. Gradually add cheese mix to beer, stirring constantly, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Once the cheese has completely melted, add the mustard and hot sauce. Transfer to warm fondue pot and serve with bread heads.

Bread Heads


1 package large refrigerated biscuit dough
Food coloring

Preheat oven to 350. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a head. Make a face by adding a nose and ears. Using a small paintbrush and black food coloring, paint on facial features – have fun with it! Arrange heads on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Skewer and dip in cheese fondue.

Kick Ass Bubble Gum Vodka Drink


2 oz bubblegum vodka
4 oz pink lemonade
Fill shaker with ice. Add vodka and lemonade. Shake well and strain into glass. Serves 1.
Serving suggestion – dip rim of glass in colored sugar before pouring in cocktail.

Piper’s Peach Pit Sundae


3 peaches, pitted and sliced, or frozen sliced peaches, thawed
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp amaretto
1 tsp brandy
Ice cream
Crushed cookies of choice – we used Oreo Fun Stix

Mix peaches, sugar, amaretto and brandy in a mixing bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add a scoop of ice cream to three bowls. Divide the peaches among the bowls. Top with crushed cookies. Serves 3.

As always, let us know if there’s a film out there you’d like us to cover and we’ll do our damnedest to cook up something delicious. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @slashanddine where we’ll talk about all things horror & food.

Until next time, keep chewing bubble gum & kicking ass…
-Nicole & Megan

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