November is halfway done, and for those of us living in the US, that means Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Now, for some people, this holiday signifies a wonderful time spent with family, food, and football - but for most, it can be a bit of a nightmare.
Maybe your Aunt Berthina will rattle on about her newest additions to her garden gnome collection, or your baby cousins will throw baby food everywhere, or maybe your mom will blow up your apple pie - not that such a thing ever happened to me...
No matter what your Thanksgiving meal is like, here are five meals from films and more that were probably much, much worse.
Nearly-Headless Nick's Deathday Party (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Why it's worse: It's a party celebrating death. Not "death" the concept (a la Dia de los Muertos), but Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's poorly planned execution. All of the guests are dead (well, almost). As for the food? Well, it's all rotten. Burned pastries, moldy and maggoty treats, and a cake shaped like a tombstone.
The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones)
Why it's worse: Well, the food sounds great, as long as you're into bread, cheese, and lots of greasy meat. But unless your last name is Lannister or Frey, your chances of surviving any Game of Thrones-style wedding are slim at best.
Pale Man's Feast (Pan's Labyrinth)
Why it's worse: What is the point of having beautiful platters of delectable food lying around if no one can eat it without dying horribly? I love fresh jewel-like fruit just as much as anyone, but eating in a door-less room with a creepy-as-hell child-eating monster would ruin my appetite.
The Roast (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Why it's worse: There's not much positive that can be said for this particular movie scene, other than the fact that it turned Meatloaf's name into one of the best, most groan-worthy film puns ever. And let's be honest: who doesn't find the idea of unintentional cannibalism completely horrifying?
Pankot Palace Banquet (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Why it's worse: All discussion of racial and cultural offensiveness aside, this feast is at once the most fantastic and most revolting ever put to the screen. Every single plate of food is memorable in how disgusting it is. Obviously monkey brains take the cake, but I was always most bothered by Willie's eyeball soup.