Not as easy as it looks
I began my search by googling Horror Themed Easter Eggs, naturally this brought up the kind that mean ‘it happened in a movie/game and you probably didn’t see’ but I was looking for the chocolate kind.
So I had my work cut out for me –because naturally Easter is about spring things, bunnies, yellow flowers, and eggs. The fertility of nature. And I’m not particularly religious so I wasn’t going to come at this from a rising from the dead angle.
The flowers were proving tricky. Flowers are nice and I like flowers, particularly keen on Daffodils and Tulips, not so keen on Triffids after I watched that series on TV when I was a kid.
My ideas for a horror themed Easter begin with Blood Red Tulips
Although I’m not sure my local florist will stock these.
Eggs are a little easier, there is a tradition of decorating hard boiled eggs, particularly in UK schools. Sometimes there’s a competition or everyone goes and rolls them down the nearest hill (I’m not entirely sure why).
But I can’t help thinking starting the day with soft boiled eggs and soldiers would be a nice treat.
Mustn’t forget the Rabbits
Then of course come the rabbits, happy and hopping across the lush spring grass. Anyone else thinking Donnie Darko?
But I also found these other rather dark and devilish bunnies…
None of these fit my original premise for this post. I just want a chocolate horror themed Easter egg, is it really too much to ask for? After all we have superhero eggs now – what really, is the difference?
There were a few stories about maggots in Easter eggs, or a colony of ants in a Cadburys cream egg but they weren’t quite what I had in mind for my horror themed Easter (would be fairly gross though).
In the end I had to accept that the closest I could get to a horror themed bit of Easter chocolate was a Benedict CumberBunny from http://www.chocolatician.com/
Benedict Cumberbatch (I’m reliably informed by imdb ) played Victor Frankenstein in National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011) production (bizarrely also played by another Sherlock actor Jonny Lee Miller, but there’s no Jonny Lee Miller chocolate bunny as far as I know, so no licking his face)
I suppose I could try making my own horror themed Easter egg, but that could be a disaster.
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