6. Human Brain in Hannibal
Technically, it’s not morally wrong if you’re eating your own brain, right? And in fairness to the doctor, Ray Liotta looks like a guy with a really tasty brain – salty, but not so salty that it kills the taste, you know?
For years, it’s still hard to tell if this scene is really horrific or really funny. Mostly because the act of feeding a drugged up asshole his own brain is quite a foreign concept until this film came out – at least to me. Now it’s all I can think about… all day and night… just… eating Ray Liotta’s delicious brain…
5. Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes
Not enough light-hearted dramas about the close ties between women involve cannibalism. I’d watch all of them, if only there was at least one scene where someone is cooked and fed to unsuspecting victims.
What makes this way worse than Hannibal is the secrecy and the far less than overt way these ladies are making people eat the innards of another human being. After all, unless it’s that kid in the scene on the plane, most people know not to eat something offered to them by a dude who never blinks – it’s way harder to make that distinction with folksy barbecue.
4. Minny’s Chocolate Pie in The Help
Poop pie. It’s a pie made out of poop. Now don’t get me wrong – nothing was more satisfying than watching the bad lady eat the poop, but it would have been way better had Minny chopped that lady’s mom or husband or something and fed it to her instead of just poop. There’s poop in people too, so you would technically get the best of both worlds.
Ok, enough cannibalism talk, I guess. We’ll see.
3. The Custard in Dead Alive
Peter Jackson really knew how to make a disgusting movie back in the day – either that or he stumbled on some sort of surplus of food dye and thickener in his early years and had to use it before it went bad.
This is one of those cases where editing and technique play huge into an already horrific scene. The build up, the smacking sounds of the man’s lips, the lack of music all appeal to that little part in everyone’s heads that gives them the urge to light anthills on fire out of fear and disgust.
2. Snake Surprise in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
It’s literally the Spielberg of disgusting food scenes – the go-to for anyone forced to name their most revolting childhood movie memory. Fucking snake surprise. Not that the rest of the course was any better, what with their bugs and monkey brains and eyeball soup. We were so close to normal with that eyeball soup.
The real question is – if you were forced to eat one of the meals, which one would it be? I’m going with the monkey brains, because at least with those I can pretend like I’m eating Ray Liotta.
1. A Single Wafer Thin Mint in Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life
Cheating? Perhaps, considering everything that led up to the single, tiny, little, wafer thin mint was much more disgusting. But it is that mint, that straw breaking the camel’s back, that really ties together one of the most disgusting movie scenes ever from what is arguably the best comedy troupe who ever lived.
Now someone send me a ticket to the reunion show before I have to go on a cannibalism spree. I swear I’ll eat every last one of you. Starting with Ray Liotta.