5 Foods Ruined Forever Thanks to Horror Films

Motel Hell: "It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters."
Motel Hell: "It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters."

Food has been used as a gag reflex in horror movies for decades. Which of us hasn't squirmed when Jane brings Blanche her "lunch" in 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, felt sick during the force-feeding spaghetti scene in the 2003's, Se7en, or shivered during Hannibal Lecter's description of eating the liver of a census taker in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs?

See also: Ten Favorite Food Scenes From Movie Classics

Thankfully, most "food" in scary movies tends to be outrageous enough (human flesh) or humorous enough (killer tomatoes) to not interfere with our daily eating habits. Others, like the five listed here, are so familiar that seeing them in a horrifying light can ruin them for us forever. Thanks, Hollywood.

WARNING: Enter at your own risk. Video clips contain scenes of violence, gore, and just plain yuck-ness. Viewer discretion is advised.

5.) Smoked Meats Courtesy of Motel Hell

Forget your fondness for flavored dried, smoked sausages (also kindly looking farmers and backyard gardens) after you've checked in to this 1980 horror comedy film. On the surface, tender and marbled meat seasoned with secret herbs, stuffed into casings, and aged in a smokehouse by Farmer Vincent Smith and his younger sister Ida, may seem like a locavore's wet dream, but when you find out the secret ingredient and how it's processed, it's nothing short of a nightmare -- albeit of the drive-in movie ilk.

4.) Octopus Courtesy of Old Boy

If you have a fondness for seafood, especially octopus, it doesn't get any fresher (or more freaky) than it does in this 2003 South Korean revenge pic. It may be comforting (probably not) to know that this scene is one of the film's least disturbing ones. Less relieving is the fact that it's not computer generated and that four of the cephalopod mollusks were used in the making of it. (RIP)

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