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26 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies

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  • Ghostbusters | Slime Popcorn 2 of 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
    Hocus Pocus| Witches Brew Soup and Cheesy, Garlic Broomsticks

    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 27
    Eight Legged Freaks | Spooky Spider Crackers

    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 27
    Jaws | Sand and Sea Beach Cupcakes

    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 27
    The Exorcist | Pea Soup with Mint

    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 27
    Batman |Batty Brownies

    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 27
    Cabin Fever | Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

    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 27
    Se7en | Spaghetti with Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

    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 27
    Poltergeist | Steak with Mushroom Tequila Sauce

    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 27
    Hannibal | Roasted Brains

    In a horrific scene from the 2001 psychological thriller, Dr. Hannibal Lecter cuts out pieces of a corrupt Justice Department official'’s brain, sautees 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 27
    The Silence of the Lambs | Haggis

    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 27
    Flowers in the Attic | Mexican Wedding Cookies

    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 27
    Harry Potter series | Licorice Wands + Cockroach Clusters

    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 + cockroach clusters

  • Zombieland | Zombie French Toast 19 of 27
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    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

    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

  • Psycho | Grilled Cheese 20 of 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    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 27
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    Vampires may be all the rage now (thank you, Twilight), but this Halloween let's go back to the original bloodsucker. So get comfy on the couch, cue up Bram Stoker's Dracula, and bare your fangs for this bloody-looking parfait!

    Make a vampire Greek yogurt parfait

  • Scream | Gourmet Popcorn 25 of 27
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    Who could forget the iconic opening scene of the first Scream movie, where Drew Barrymore's character is making stovetop popcorn when she receives that phone call? Still, we'd recommend sending any phone calls straight to voicemail while preparing this tasty treat.

    11 fall-inspired popcorn recipes

  • Frankenweenie | Frankenstein Baked Peppers 26 of 27
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    Tim Burton's unique take on the classic Frankenstein tale is sure to become a Halloween classic. Get the whole family excited about the movie by whipping up a batch of these spooky and healthy baked peppers for dinner.

    Make Frankenstein baked peppers

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest | Bird’s Nest Macaroons 27 of 27
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    One flew east, one flew west ... and you'll fly off the handle for these bird's nest macaroons! In fact, it might well have been one of these treats that drove Jack Nicholson mad enough to find himself planted smack dab in a loony bin, run by a head nurse even more psychotic than her patients.

    Make bird's nest macaroons

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