26 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies

26 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies 1 of 31
Ghostbusters | Slime Popcorn 2 of 31
When you get a craving for spooky snacks, who you gonna call? This Ghostbusters-inspired green slime popcorn offers a scary-good twist on the beloved salty snack. Rumor has it if you eat a whole bowl in front of the mirror in a dark room, Bill Murray will appear. Worth a shot!

Make Ghostbusters green slime popcorn
The Others | Distractingly Delicious Yorkshire Pudding 3 of 31
Nicole Kidman's character in the creepy flick The Others faced unimaginable horrors when the new housekeeper turned out to be more than she seemed. This classic English recipe for Yorkshire pudding would have put her at ease, if only temporarily. Eat up, and try not to think about the noises in the basement!

Make Yorkshire Pudding
The Shining | Bloody Knife-Shaped Cookies 4 of 31
It wouldn't be Halloween without some kind of homage to The Shining. If there's any chance of fending off a crazed murderer (or, ahem, hunger), a sharp weapon is a must. These deliciously spooky cookies are sure to do the trick!

Make bloody knife-shaped cookies
Paranormal Activity 2 | Pantry Poltergeist 5 of 31
Paranormal Activity 2 continues a chilling account of ghosts haunting real families' homes. Remember the scene where the pantries explode, expelling their non-perishable contents? Maybe the poltergeist was looking to do some cooking!

Make 7 easy recipes with canned foods
Twilight: Breaking Dawn | Blood Orange Creamsicles 6 of 31
Okay, so maybe these blood orange pops wouldn't fully satisfy the Cullens' dietary cravings in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, but this is as close as we'll come to a vampire diet!

Make blood orange creamsicles
Hocus Pocus | Witches Brew Soup and Cheesy, Garlic Broomsticks 7 of 31
Although considered a family film, we're not gonna lie: Hocus Pocus still scares the pants off us. And while the bubbling brew in the movie was used by witches to suck the lives out of the children of Salem (eek!), we recommend brewing this soup for a fun (non-life-sucking) All Hallows' Eve supper.

Make witches brew soup and cheesy, garlic broomsticks Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Eight Legged Freaks | Spooky Spider Crackers 8 of 31
We could literally feel eight little legs crawling all over our bodies as we watched this spider-infested horror flick. But these spooky crackers are the types of spiders we have no problem taking down!

Make spooky spider crackers
Jaws | Sand and Sea Beach Cupcakes 9 of 31
Da nuh, da nuh, da nuh,… da nuh. These beach-themed cupcakes make a tasty treat while you watch Spielberg's 1975 classic, Jaws. We recommend steering clear of the beach for at least 72 hours after watching …and eating.

Make sand and sea beach cupcakes
The Exorcist | Pea Soup with Mint 10 of 31
The scariest (or most disgusting) scene of The Exorcist? When demon-possessed Regan projectile vomits pea soup all over the priest. We just hope you have better luck keeping our mouthwatering recipe for it down ...

Make pea soup with mint
Batman | Batty Brownies 11 of 31
From the psychotic, disfigured Joker to the notorious criminals that plague Gotham City, the flicks from the Batman franchise can be surprisingly frightening. Enter batty brownies — the perfect bat-themed comfort food to keep nightmares at bay.

Make batty brownies
Cabin Fever | Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 12 of 31
A terrifying tale of five college pals who contract a flesh-eating virus, Cabin Fever begins and ends on a frightening note. Cue the final scene where two local kids collect (infected) water for their lemonade stand — further spreading the madness. Is all this lemonade talk making you thirsty? Try our fresh-squeezed recipe ... if you dare.

Make fresh-squeezed lemonade
Se7en | Spaghetti with Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs 13 of 31
It’s not every day a thriller about a serial killer puts us in the mood for Italian. Fast forward to Se7en’s “gluttony” killing scene, where the victim is forced to eat spaghetti until he dies. Is that your stomach we hear rumbling (or churning)? Try this killer pasta dish — just don't eat quite as many bowls.

Make spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs
Poltergeist | Steak with Mushroom Tequila Sauce 14 of 31
Outdated (and totally awful!) special effects are one of our favorite parts of '80s horror movies. That's why we love Poltergeist’s kitchen scene, where a scientist hallucinates that he’'s eating a maggot-infested piece of steak (who knew meat could dance so well?!). Grill up your own piece of meat with this delicious, bug-free recipe.

Make steak with mushroom tequila sauce
Hannibal | Roasted Cauliflower "Brains" 15 of 31
In a horrific scene from the 2001 psychological thriller, Dr. Hannibal Lecter cuts out pieces of a corrupt Justice Department official's brain, sautés them, then feeds them to him. For a mouthwatering, non-human brain dish, we recommend roasted (cauliflower) brains.

Make roasted "brains"
The Silence of the Lambs | Haggis 16 of 31
Dr. Hannibal Lecter inspires us again. Who could forget his talk of eating a Census worker's liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti?! We have our own tasty recipe for liver, but our dish opts for chicken or beef liver, rather than human. (So we guess you could say it’s …vegan?)

Make haggis
Flowers in the Attic | Mexican Wedding Cookies 17 of 31
It takes a special (or psychotic!) sort of mom to lock her kids in an attic and feed them arsenic-tainted cookies like Corrine Dollanganger in the 1987 horror flick, Flowers in the Attic. Try these Mexican wedding cookies in her honor. —Just beware of the “powdered sugar” toppings ...

Make Mexican wedding cookies
Harry Potter series | Licorice Wands + Cockroach Clusters 18 of 31
The flicks from the spell-casting Harry Potter series are full of delightfully scary scenes involving goblins, dark magic, and wickedly evil wizards. Snack on these candy wands and cockroaches while watching, and you may catch yourself casting powerful incantations — expecto patronum!

Make licorice wands and cockroach clusters
Zombieland | Zombie French Toast 19 of 31
For a movie that's more fun than scary, look no further than Zombieland, a parody of the typical apocalyptic, flesh-eating zombie narrative. And the film just happens to pair perfectly with this disturbingly delicious green zombie French toast.

Make zombie French toast
Psycho | Grilled Cheese 20 of 31
Norman Bates is remembered as a lot of things — murderer, madman, amateur taxidermist — but people forget he was also the one who prepared a toasted cheese sandwich for Mary when she was thrown out of her apartment. This grilled cheese is just as comforting — and you don't need a psycho to make it for you!

Make Psycho grilled cheese
Pet Sematary | Cookie Graveyard 21 of 31
Curiosity killed the cat ... and his owners! This eerie film follows a family who moves into a new home near a pet cemetery. Despite warnings that the cemetery sits on top of an ancient Indian burial ground, they explore the area, with expectedly terrifying results. We bet you'll have just as much trouble staying away from this tasty cookie graveyard!

Make a cookie graveyard
Children of the Corn | Corn on the Cob 22 of 31
As much as we would hate to find ourselves chased by a gang of murderous children into a terrifying cornfield like in this '80s thriller, we can't deny that the eerie scene leaves us craving corn. And, grilled or roasted, there's no better way to eat it than on the cob!

Make corn on the cob
The Ring | Roasted Squash Rings 23 of 31
The ring in this movie may be a symbol of terror and impending doom, but rest assured that 7 days after eating these delectable squash rings, you'll still be alive and kicking.

Make roasted squash rings
Dracula | Vampire Greek Yogurt Parfait 24 of 31
The pomegranate syrup in this recipe may not quite cut it for Count Dracula, but we are pretty sure you won't be able to get enough of this greek yogurt parfait.

Make Vampire Greek Yogurt Parfait
Scream | Gourmet Popcorn 25 of 31
The popcorn in the opening scene of this chilling thriller parallels the scene's action: things go from normal to out of control. We have some delicious recipes for upgrading your average bowl of popcorn, but we can't promise what spooky surprises may arise once you start the popping.

Make gourmet popcorn
Frankenweenie | Frankenstein Baked Peppers 26 of 31
"It's alive!" Well, you can at least attempt to trick your guests into believing so. Not only are these monstrous peppers fun to make, but they're also a healthy option during this month of heavy candy-consumption.

Make Frankenstein Baked Peppers
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest | Bird’s Nest Macaroons 27 of 31
One flew east, one flew west... and we all went cuckoo for these Bird's Nest Macaroons.

Make Bird's Nest Macaroons
Beetlejuice | Shrimp Cocktail 28 of 31
One of the best scenes in the movie is the dinner scene where the guests start singing and dancing to "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)." Suddenly, this musical number is interrupted by the shrimp cocktail turning out to be a terrifying surprise. Let's just say make sure the shrimp is ... well ... shrimp before serving it to your guests.

Make shrimp cocktail
I Know What You Did Last Summer | Grilled Fish Tacos 29 of 31
The high school seniors in this horror flick spend their current summer by the docks being chased by a mysterious, threatening fisherman. What exactly did they do last summer? Serve these fish tacos, and host a viewing party to find out!

Make grilled fish tacos
Joy Ride | Candy Cane 30 of 31
Paul Walker's character in Joy Ride plays a prank on a truck driver over a CB radio by pretending to be a young, attractive woman named "Candy Cane." You're going to need something sweet and comforting like this candy cane ice cream to get you through this thriller!

Make candy cane ice cream
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes | Oven-Roasted Tomatoes 31 of 31

This recipe for oven-roasted tomatoes is killer. Not literally, like the ones in this comedy horror, of course. Make oven-roasted tomatoes
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