Review: It’s a little outrageous

“The Menu” is a highly anticipated artistic thriller full of twists and turns served on a silver platter


Alienworx Productions

A suspensful atmosphere with a dash of fright is what makes up Mark Mylod’s “The Menu”.

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor

Sink your teeth into the new artistic thriller that is “The Menu”. 

Mark Mylod’s take on a modern style of horror flick, “The Menu” is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2022. Making its way to theaters in November in the form of a horror comedy that features some of Hollywood’s biggest actors, the film creates an ominous atmosphere that highlights the flavors of horror.  

The film follows 5 groups of individuals who go out of their way to experience the dinner of a lifetime. Course after course, the guests begin to experience odd events and ominous signals from the head chef. As the film goes on, the chef begins to explain his life story. He reveals events from his past that tarnish his reputation and frighten his customers. 

The art of “The Menu” is exceptional. The film uses gentle graphics, strong classical music, and minimalistic color schemes to accentuate an idea of a high class society. The music is absolutely perfect. The harsh classical tone creates a high class, high stakes feel, overall complimenting the notes of horror, comedy, and suspense throughout the film. 

One of my favorite things about “The Menu” is how simple it is. Modern movies tend to feel very in-your-face and can often be too much, but “The Menu” executes a very simple idea without becoming boring. The idea of the movie is a perfect blend of wild and straightforward and the film displays that perfectly. 

In addition to the beautiful art of the film, the character design compliments each person’s personality wonderfully. The main character Margot is dressed in a simple slip dress and combat boots, automatically putting her at an advantage from the other guests, who are dressed in layers of uncomfortable, impractical clothes. 

The random twist moments manage to keep this movie suspenseful and exciting. Even at times when audiences could likely guess what would happen next, the movie takes it in a wildly different direction. The twists and turns in plot all happen in perfect time and grab the audience’s attention just as attention starts to slip. 

Overall, “The Menu” is a beautifully artistic horror flick that deserves all the credit it has been given. It poses a frightening, but not overly scary story that hooks viewers in and keeps their attention held for the full nearly two hour long movie. I can not recommend this movie enough to viewers looking for a new twist to the classic thriller genre.