Since the beginning of the recent pandemic, we have seen a surge in food deliveries and takeout orders. Stressed out and hungry, more people are turning to takeout and delivery rather than face the prospect of cooking yet another meal. If you’re one of the many people that has found themselves ordering takeout or delivery a little too much lately, perhaps one of these scenes will scare you back into the kitchen.
When Michael (Jason Patric) finds himself in the middle of a vampire lair at feeding time, the last thing the audience expects is a box full of Chinese food. But this is no ordinary takeout. From rice transformed into fat white maggots to noodles that are actually wriggling worms, this scene manages to make a bottle of blood seem like one of the more appetizing options available. Even if the sight of worms and maggots doesn’t turn you off to your next order, don’t be surprised if you find yourself double checking your food before you eat.
When Alice (Lisa Wilcox) finds herself at the Crave Inn in the dream world, she believes the nightmare is seeing her older self still working at the diner. The real nightmare begins when Freddy joins Alice at the counter and the older waitress delivers them a large pizza. Alice quickly notices the meat on the pizza contains the faces of her trapped friends screaming for help. She watches in horror as Freddy uses his metal claw to pierce one of the heads proclaiming, “I love soul food,” before placing it in his mouth. The sight of Freddy chomping down on a meatball face is so revolting that it might have you opting for veggies on your next pizza.
This movie opens with a group of obnoxious Orange County teens attempting to order some late night burgers. Little do they know that the mascot of Hella Burger, Horny the Clown (Van de la Plante), is a deranged serial killer hellbent on revenge. While placing their order the employee behind the ghoulish clown intercom quickly goes from pleasant to belligerent. When one of the boys enters the restaurant in order to confront the employee he comes face to face with Horny the Clown and a deep fryer. Horny is filled with one liners throughout, but he makes it a point to remind people that “Fast food kills.” Perhaps the real lesson here is to be nice to the person behind the intercom.
After returning to Derry in order to fulfill their promise to one another, the Losers Club meets at a Chinese restaurant in order to catch up and discuss the fact that Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) is back. At the end of the meal a large bowl of fortune cookies begin to break open revealing all sorts of horrible creatures, including a scrambling bug with the face of a human baby to an eyeball pulling itself along with its own blood vessels. These creatures race towards each character as they stand back in horror of what they see. The whole thing is enough to make anyone want to think twice before cracking open that cookie.
Anyone that has moved away from home can attest to how strong cravings can be for old familiar food. So when two rival crime families from New Jersey find themselves stuck in California due to a witness protection program, it’s not surprising that they miss their Italian food. Unfortunately for these families, the local Italian sausages come with some serious side effects. After consuming Italian takeout for a family dinner each person begins to experience unpleasant side effects. What starts as a fight for the bathroom quickly dissolves into a fight for survival as everyone that has consumed the sausage turns into a zombie. From the severe flatulence to the craving for human flesh, this film makes you question if the food was really worth it.
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