How do you follow up creating an edible Chestburster meal? By making a Facehugger feast! After celebrating Thanksgiving last year with a Chestburster turkey, Reddit user 36monsters from, aka The Necro Nom-nom-nomicon, has returned with another deadly and delicious meal inspired by a creepy creature from the Alien franchise: the Facehugger.

Made with roasted chicken, chicken sausage, and snow crag legs, this Facehugger feast takes 24 hours to prepare, feeds 5–6 people, and looks eerily lifelike... as if it could jump right off the plate to latch onto your mouth.

You can view photos and details for the Facehugger feast below (in case you're thinking about celebrating Thanksgiving by giving your family and friends a shocking surprise this year). You can also read the full recipe and view the entire set of photos from the making of the creepy creation on, and be sure to visit Patreon to learn more about The Necro Nom-nom-nomicon and to support their projects.

From "So, as some of you may know, I made an Alien’s inspired chest burster turkey last year for Thanksgiving…or as I’m now calling it: Fangsgiving…

And while it turned out amazingly delicious, I was also told in no uncertain terms that I would not be able to make another chestburster for this year’s holiday…and because I love my family, I agreed.

But nobody said ANYTHING about not making an Alien’s inspired Facehugger chicken!


Made from a full-sized roasting chicken, snow crab legs, and a homemade chicken sausage tail, this sweet slab of petrifying poultry is smokey, succulent, and has just enough bite from a secret ingredient to make you cautiously come back for more.

In short, it’s damn good.

This recipe is a bit involved. It takes a good 24 hours and includes multiple steps and a few unique ingredients, but trust me when I say, it’s so worth the effort…both visually and for how good it tastes.

Now, before we get too far into this, let me say that yes, this can absolutely be done with a turkey as well and would make the perfect show-stopping centerpiece to any Thanksgiving meal. I just didn’t have the oven space for a full turkey face hugger. Maybe next year?!"

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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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