FunkO’s – horror breakfast cereals

FunkO’s is a new brand of multigrain breakfast cereal. Launched on July 2, 2018, the company has announced that iconic horror characters Beetlejuice, Elvira, Pennywise, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees will …

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Bacchanalia – UK/France, 2015

‘You drink… you die!’ Bacchanalia is a 2015 British-French comedy horror feature film written and directed by Gary Meyer. It stars Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar, Miglen Mirtchev and Kim Sønderholm What seems …

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Halloween monster adverts by Heineken

‘The beer drunk most on Halloween’ Dutch beer brewer Heineken has run a number of advert campaigns that feature classic monsters such as Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and …

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Black Phillip cider – alcoholic drink

Black Phillip cider is a 2016 limited edition alcoholic beverage – available now till Halloween – produced by US company Blake’s Hard Cider. The red-eyed goat on the can and bottles is, …

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Scooby Snacks – food item

Scooby Snacks – aka Scooby Snax – began as a fictional food item, but now include a Warner Bros. licensed dog treat (made by Snausages, a subsiduary of Del Monte Foods), a vanilla wafer …

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Fiendish Feet – dairy desserts

Fiendish Feet was a British brand of low fat dairy yogurts aimed at children, produced by St. Ivel from November 1989 until 1997. Initially, the yogurt pots had printed faces on …

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The Velvet Devil – red Merlot wine

The Velvet Devil is a red Merlot wine produced by Charles Smith Wines, Washington, USA. The grapes used are 99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in the Columbia Valley. Review: …

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Satan’s Blood – food additive

Satan’s Blood is an eye-watering 800,000 Scoville units of pepper extract in red wine vinegar, produced by Florida-based Sauce Crafters, Inc. Designed as a food additive, and not a hot …

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Monster Munch – corn snack

Monster Munch is a British baked corn snack although there have been variants with the same name in Ireland and France. Monster Munch was launched in 1977 by Smiths (who also …

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Vampire Slayer – cheese

Vampire Slayer is a US cheese produced by Calkins Creamery Cyber Farm. Here’s their sales pitch: “Vampire Slayer is what happens when you set out to make an “anti-garlic cheddar”. …

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Le Cercueil bar – location

Le Cercueil (English translation: “The Coffin”) is a horror-themed bar located right in the heart of Brussels at 12 Rue des Harengs. This is a side street leading from the Grande Place. …

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Heinz Haunted House – spaghetti shapes

Heinz Haunted House is a horror-themed shaped tinned pasta, “spaghetti shapes in tomato sauce”, launched by the Heinz company in 1985, soon after their sci-fi themed Heinz Invaders. Badges and glow-in-the-dark …

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Haunted House – ice cream

Haunted House ice cream was produced in the UK by Lyons Maid. It first went on sale in July 1973 and cost 4p. A series of badges were also issued to promote the ice cream. …

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Zombie Zin Zinfandel – wine

  Zombie Zin Zinfandel is a Californian wine blended from 95% Zinfandel grapes and 5% Syrah grapes at the Chateau Diana Winery by Dawne Sacchetti. The alcohol content is 13.7% “The …

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Godzilla Snickers advert – 2014

A 2014 advert for Mars Snickers chocolate bars, suggests that when Godzilla isn’t hungry, he’s a friendly and a fun creature to be around. The ad shows Godzilla waterskiing, playing ping-pong, …

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Vampire Mallows and Freaky Fingers – snacks

For Halloween 2011, British-based company Cadbury (owned by Mondelēz International, following its controversial Kraft Foods corporate takeover), launched horror-themed confectionary Vampire Mallows and Freaky Fingers. The former are made with a biscuit base, …

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Zombie cocktail – drink

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums, so named for its perceived effects upon the drinker. It first appeared in the late 1930s, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was …

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Monster Cereals

General Mills monster-themed breakfast cereals (officially referred to collectively as the Monster Cereals) are five current and formerly distributed breakfast cereal brands in North America. The series includes Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry, and the …

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The Stuff – USA, 1985 – reviews

The Stuff is a 1985 American horror feature film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent; God Told Me To). The movie stars Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Andrea …

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