DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN On SHAKEN: THE COCKTAIL CHALLENGE This Halloween
Bousman is the director of the films Saw II, III, and IV, Repo: The Genetic Opera , and Alleluia!, The Devil’s Carnival, as well as the immersive experiences The Tension Experience and The Lust Experience.
SHAKEN: THE COCKTAIL CHALLENGE is a new YouTube series which features two
bartenders every episode squaring off to create the best craft cocktail based on surprise
requirements that can include ingredients, restrictions, and themes. A panel of celebrity judges chooses a winner based on creativity, presentation, use of ingredients, and overall taste. Every winner takes home a custom medal as well as a sponsored prize package. Permanent cast is DANNA FRIEDBERG as Host and KARLIE BLAIR as Head Judge, and the first season is sponsored by Hella Cocktail Co. and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
In addition to Bousman, the Halloween special is guest judged by actor NICK CARDIFF (Angie Tribeca). The episode finds the contestants challenged with candy corn-infused vodka and “Horror Infused” tropical bitters, courtesy of episode sponsor Horror in Clay. Which BOO-zy drink will have the judges screaming in delight, and which will send them fleeing in horror?
Spooky Boozy Treats (Halloween Special)
Other first-season judges include LYNDON SMITH (Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, Parenthood, White Famous), ANGEL PARKER (The People vs OJ Simpson, Marvel’s Runaways), DANIEL & MATTHEW SCOTT MONTOGMERY (Hosts of “Welcome to Deadcast” Goosebumps Podcast), and LAURA BOUSMAN (Producer, The Devil’s Carnival).
The series was created by ANNIE McGRATH, former VP of Development at Axelrod-Ett
Productions, and is executive produced by McGrath, Sarah Allyn Bauer (Monster Shrink), and Karlie Blair (Most Popular Girls in School).