As Stephen King once famously said, there are basically three tiers of horror, all of which are valid: “[If] I cannot terrify the reader, I will try to horrify,” King writes, “and if I find I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out.”
This article is all about that last part… but more specifically about some of horror cinema’s biggest gross-out scenes involving food and eating — including all the stuff that happens before, during, and yes, after the meal.
Hope you’re hungry! We’ve planned out a special multiple-course menu just for you, containing five of the sickest, most shocking, vomit-inducing culinary feasts ever depicted onscreen. Needless to say, many of the images you’re about to see are not for all tastes (pun intended… sort of).
Fried Testicles Served with a Side of Green Salad (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3: FINAL SEQUENCE)
I’m sure you all know what to expect when seeing THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE series, but this particular scene features a dish you wouldn’t expect from any horror film… ever. Take a peek if you dare:
Fresh Human Shit (13 BELOVED)
Have you ever been challenged to eat something nasty and get paid for your trouble? This guy accepted this challenge… but he has no idea what he’s about to get into. Here’s a horrific dish straight from Thailand, courtesy of the film 13 BELOVED (a.k.a. 13: GAME OF DEATH):
Mrs. Lovett’s Famous Meat Pies (SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET)
Who doesn’t love pie? Ever wonder what makes these particular meat pies taste so good? Take a look behind Mrs. Lovett’s kitchen and discover the secret ingredient in this perfectly meaty, juicy, and scrumptiously bloody dish:
Possessed Sushi (DEAD SUSHI)
Sushi action! Sushi erotica! Sushi violence! No need to say more… just check out the trailer for this bizarre Japanese horror-comedy, and make you sure you watch it until the end!
Mommy’s Christmas cookies (BLACK CHRISTMAS, 2006)
Nothing’s more comforting than a batch of Mom’s homemade cookies… unless the main ingredient is you.