Horror on tap and on screen at Phantom Carriage Brewery

With beers named Lugosi, Deadly Harvest, The Midnight Hour, and The Gates of Hell, Phantom Carriage Brewery and Blendery is clearly no ordinary pub. Its name is taken from The Phantom Carriage (a 1921 silent Swedish horror film), so it should be no surprise that the atmosphere and decor are (according to Brant Cox at The Infatuation) like "something out of a haunted house."

Phantom Carriage hosts themed events (Horror Trivia, Tiki Terror, Witch's Night), sometimes in honor of its latest creations (Witch's Hunt, a farmhouse-style ale, is the most recent debut). The venue also offers a weekly series of Wednesday Night Thrillers, in ultra-high def on a 130-inch projection screen. Films are courtesy of Scream Factory home video; admission is free, and reservations are not required. Upcoming titles include Village of the Damned (1995), The Babadook, Misery, and Black Christmas (1974). Click here for a complete schedule of Phantom Carriage Wednesday Night Thrillers.

We all know that Dracula does not drink wine, but at Phantom Carriage Brewery he may sample an occasional beer.

Phantom Carriage Brewery and Blendery is located 18525 South Main Street in Carson, 90248. The phone is (310) 538-5834. The official website is phantomcarriage.com


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A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.