Is This ‘Poltergeist Maggot Infested Chicken Leg’ The Best Birthday Cake Ever?

Birthdays can be depressing.  Birthdays can be super depressing.  But most of all, birthdays can be delicious!  Especially if you have a birthday cake inspired by the infamous ‘maggot infested chicken leg’ scene from Poltergeist:

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Yes.  That’s a cake.  Quite possibly the greatest birthday cake I’ve ever seen as well.  And as much as I despise maggots, I would eat them all without any hesitation.  Now who created this disgusting deliciousness?  Turns out it’s done by Debbie Does Cakes in Oakland, California.  Now, she doesn’t seem to specialize in horror-themed cakes necessarily……but as evident from that chicken leg up there, she can knock a horror-themed cake out the park.

By the way, my birthday is tomorrow for anyone looking for a last minute gift for me.  But anyway – if you’re in the market for cake with or without maggots, then go to Debbie’s website HERE for more info.  Now pardon me while drool over that pic some more……and then go into the bathroom and rip my face off.

Give Me The Creeps: ‘Chinese Food Maggots’ From ‘The Lost Boys’ (1987)

I’ve touched on my fear and disdain for maggots in the past, but please allow me to get deeper into the subject.  It started in 1982 with Poltergeist and the infamous ‘maggots in the steak’ scene where a guy tore his face off in the bathroom.  From that it went to real life maggot experiences, like when I was fishing on a family trip and I unknowingly picked up a piece of driftwood that was covered in them.  As if that wasn’t traumatizing enough, I have vivid memories of taking out the garbage cans at home at night when I was around 12.  Surprisingly while doing this chore, I found a bunch of maggots crawling all over my hand because of the hot and humid rainy weather that was occurring at the time.  Needless to say – I hate maggots.

So on this edition of Give Me The Creeps, I’m focusing on the scene from 1987’s vampire flick, The Lost Boys, where Michael is meant to believe from David that he’s actually eating maggots instead of rice:

Shudder.  I know that I seem like a wuss, but anything to do with those gross baby flies makes my skin crawl.  And the thought of ingesting them gets my stomach all in knots.  All maggot talk aside for a second, I love The Lost Boys  and even though this scene is the only scene that really creeped me out, I still hold the film up there as one of the best vampire movies of all time. By the way, I think my plans of having Chinese food tonight just got put on the back burner.  Now to keep that delicious maggot taste in your mouth, I want to leave you with some pretty amazing artwork from Jason Edmiston appropriately titled:  Maggots.

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