Deliciously Dark!

A Movie Review


Maranda Gordon, Journalist

Warning! This will contain spoilers for The Menu! It also briefly includes topics of death, suicide, and murder. 

The Menu, directed by Mark Mylod, is a dark comedy about an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where a renowned chef has prepared an elaborate dinner, with some startling surprises. The film stars actors Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, and many other talented actors and actresses.

I went into this movie not knowing what to expect. I hadn’t even read the description of the film before I had clicked “watch now”. But once the credits rolled, I was very glad that I had decided to watch it. 

As someone who enjoys horror movies, The Menu had a lot of aspects that I really liked. Although it wasn’t a very traditional horror movie, it still was unsettling, and had you guessing what was going to happen next. There were even comedic points in the movie, which really helped break up the constant uneasiness felt throughout, but I still appreciated how masterfully the movie made you feel uncomfortable.

Even at the start of the movie, it sets up a tone that just makes it feel like something isn’t right. From the chefs at the restaurant acting in unison, to the tension between characters, you get a feeling that something is going to go wrong. The film builds up to the climax really well, by building up the severity of the major events of the movie. From a chef committing suicide in front of the characters, to the whole island exploding, the film is very dark, yet very entertaining.

All in all, The Menu has quickly become one of my favorite movies, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes horror, thriller, or even comedy. If you ever need something to watch, why don’t you open your mind to some new movies, and watch The Menu.