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Warning: These Halloween Meat Loaves (& More) Will Actually Scare You

October 28, 2016

On Halloween, self-respecting adults dress in garb (fingers crossed that it's culturally sensitive), food snobs double down on chocolate-enrobed sugar (oh, just me?), and we prioritize food that looks scary rather than appetizing.

Most of the time, that means scary-cute and within the realm of edible:

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But occasionally, "scary" crosses into the realm of kind of gross—and, when it comes to meat loaves shaped as feet and various sausages that play the role of fingers—downright disturbing.

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Take a look—if you can handle it—at some of these actually-frightening Halloween foods. Even if you don't embark on a likely-graphic project (the neighborhood kids would probably prefer Kit-Kats to mummified meat, anyhow), these will make your Halloween spookier—or at least give you nightmares.

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(Red meat trigger warning.)

This next one might really be too graphic to serve to children:

Actually a nightmare:

This last one is more impressive than frightening:

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