"The House That Dripped Chocolate" looks to be full of both tricks and treats.

By Adam Campbell-Schmitt
September 17, 2020
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Sure, Pumpkin Spice is officially a refreshing hard seltzer flavor, Marshmallow Peeps are in short supply, and trick-or-treating may be on hold in some areas this year, but that doesn't mean we still can't scare up some sweets this Halloween season. And just like The Great British Baking Show suddenly dropped some good news on us this week, Food Network has surprised us with the frightfully fun trailer for a Good Eats Halloween special starring Alton Brown.

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"The House That Dripped Chocolate" is an all-new one-hour primetime special meant to evoke classic horror films while telling the tale of a cursed cookbook. Brown plays a cook who discovers the century-old tome of candy recipes that bring about increasingly creepy happenings the more of them he cooks.

"Halloween, of course, teaches us that there's a dark price to be paid for gustatory pleasure..." Brown's narration forebodes. Shot entirely in black and white, the trailer shows a shadow-casted Good Eats kitchen with unsettling camera angles, creaky cabinets, menacing knives, and the crack of thunder outside—just your standard spooky stuff that never fails to deliver on the Halloween vibe. Watch the full trailer below:

"Nobody but the incomparable Alton Brown could thrill our viewers with a ghost story about a haunted cookbook," Courtney White, President of Food Network said in the announcement. "Good Eats fans and chocolate lovers everywhere are in for a real treat with the tale he has prepared for them this Halloween."

"I've been itching to make a classic-style horror film for decades. I finally got to scratch it," Brown said. "And, the candy is darned tasty!"

So how scary will this special actually be? We'll have to tune in to find out, but let's just say based on his hand-washing public service announcement earlier this year, we know Brown isn't afraid to get gory.

Alton Brown's Good Eats special "The House That Dripped Chocolate" will air Thursday, October 8 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.