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21 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies

Scary movies are always easier with something to munch on. We paired up some of our favorite spooky flicks with wickedly tasty recipes (think Leatherface Potpie, Spider Cupcakes and more). Happy hauntings!

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Misery: Yankee Red Flannel Hash

When famous novelist Paul Sheldon suffers a nasty accident after being caught in a blizzard, he wakes up to find himself held hostage by his ‘number one fan,’ Annie. Needless to say, Sheldon’s attempt to turn the page on their strange relationship doesn’t go well. But despite it all, his flannel shirts keep him warm during all of Annie’s icy (and violent) mood swings.
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Zombieland: Java Cream Puffs

The zombie-fighting cowboy Tallahassee’s obsession with finding cream-filled pastries in a post apocalyptic wasteland is legendary. We think he’d love these sweet, coffee-infused treats almost as much as he loves Bill Murray.
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Edward Scissorhands: Cranberry Ambrosia Salad

At a community barbecue, the strange new neighbor, Edward, gets a mouthful of ambrosia salad. We’re not sure if Joyce used cranberries in her version, but this recipe is a deliciously sharp twist on a potluck classic.
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Amityville: The Awakening: Pigs in a Pool

Did you know the Amityville house is real? The alleged hauntings have never been proven, but one inhabitant claims to have seen a strange pig-creature with bright red eyes lurking around the house and grounds.
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The Babadook: Ice Cream Birthday Cake

When the main character, Amelia, tries to distract her son from his new book (which may or may not be haunted) by taking him to a birthday party. We can’t guarantee anything, but we think a big slice of this would’ve given Sam a new obsession: ice cream cake!
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Gremlins: Ginger-Kale Smoothies

When evil Gremlins take over a town, it’s up to Billy to save the day. But he’s not the only one who helps — Lynn seizes the opportunity to rid herself of a gremlin who gets a little too comfy in her kitchen. With orange juice, apples and cinnamon, we think this smoothie is probably a lot tastier than the one Lynn made.
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Nightmare Before Christmas: Pumpkin-Spiced Muffins

What better way to celebrate the Pumpkin King himself than with these tasty muffins? Jack Skellington might like them with batwings and cobwebs, but we prefer them warmed up on a chilly fall morning.
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The Ring: Pizza Ring

This ring isn’t cursed, but it is ghoulishly satisfying. And taking only 30 minutes to make means this is the perfect snack to bring to a last-minute movie night.
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Beetlejuice: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Before the mischievous Beetlejuice starts wreaking havoc on the Deetzes’ dinner party, the group is enjoying fancy shrimp cocktails. Needless to say, this doesn’t last long. Day-O!
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Rosemary's Baby: Semisweet Chocolate Mousse

This suspense-filled psychological horror movie is ranked up there with the best, and for good reason. We think this chocolate mousse would put Minnie’s sinister version to shame, especially with the optional whipped cream and raspberry toppings.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:

The villain Leatherface still makes our skin crawl ? and for good reason ? but it’s nothing a hot, comforting slice of this pie can’t fix.
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28 Days Later: Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread

In this flick, a virus is threatening all of humanity—and it comes from monkeys. Enjoy a sweeter future with this bread.
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Carrie: Bloody Marys

This movie about a high school outcast with amazing powers had become lauded in the spooky movie history books, with ‘the scene’ being reenacted, parodied and praised over and over again. We don’t want to give away any spoilers, but we think Carrie would have a lot more fun making these than going to prom.
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The Blair Witch Project: Cookout Caramel S'mores

In this classic documentary-style horror flick, friends Heather, Mike and Josh go on a camping trip to research the fabled Blair Witch. Pretty soon the trio starts to have some pretty weird experiences ? but before that, we think they probably enjoyed some toasty s’mores.
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The Birds: Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

We think main character Melanie Daniels would’ve preferred this bird to the birds she encounters in Bodega Bay?.
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The Conjuring: Layered Salad for a Crowd

When Roger and Carolyn Perron accidentally move into a haunted house, they have a lot more to worry about than their own safety ? they also take to care for their five daughters. We imagine many Perron family dinners are probably ‘for a crowd,’ and that, when they’re not busy performing exorcisms or sleepwalking, the family would absolutely love this salad.
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Dracula: Bloom 'n' Guts Dip

Count Dracula is one of the most famous antagonists on this list. While the rest of us might not be vampires, we can still get into Drac spirit with this spooky (and flavorful) dip.
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The Mist: Cokecola Cake

After an ominous mist rolls out onto a small town, David Drayton and his young son are trapped in a supermarket for days at a time. While trying to navigate the social (and more sinister) dangers lurking in the store, they make their home-away-from-home in the soda aisle.
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Children of the Corn: Appalachian Corn Bread

The children inhabiting the small Nebraska have a secret, and it might have something to do with corn. While the world may never know what happens in that creepy town, we like to think this corn bread recipe would be a good expression of the corn fields surrounding it.
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Silence of the Lambs: Three Bean Casserole

While Doctor Hannibal Lecter has tastes slightly more exotic than we do, we still think he’d love this warm bean casserole. What makes this dish even better? ‘A nice Chianti.’
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Arachnophobia: Spider Cupcakes

While these fun cupcakes might not be as scary as the spiders in the movie, they’re a whole lot more fun.