Ralph Fiennes is a serious chef in 'The Menu'.

Ralph Fiennes Serves Menace in ‘The Menu’ Teaser

We're getting "To Serve Man" vibes.

Horror is on the menu in the first teaser trailer for Searchlight Films’ ‘The Menu’. The film, from director Mark Mylod (Succession), centers on Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), a wealthy couple who have secured a reservation at an exclusive restaurant on a remote island. There, Chef Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) announces a tasting menu, saying “Over the next few hours, you will consume fat, salt, protein, and, at times, entire ecosystems.” While consummate foodie Tyler is excited (as are the wealthy patrons of the establishment, Margot is less than enthused. But as the evening unfolds, it appears that Chef Slowik has an unsettling series of courses to serve.

Recommended Videos

The black comedy horror film packs a lot into its teaser: sous chefs who have a cult-ish to Slowik, a man carrying angel wings, and an ominous warning to Margot from the chef who says, “you shouldn’t be here tonight.” Clearly something disturbing is on the menu, and it may very well be the guests themselves. We see several of them try to escape, only to be hunted down by the army of chefs.

“You, my dear guests, are not the common man. Isn’t that right?” Fiennes says. “What happens inside this room is meaningless compared to what happens outside. We are but a frightened nanosecond; nature is timeless.” Soylent Green meets molecular gastronomy? Check please.

Much like the Hulu horror film Fresh, The Menu appears to satirize foodie culture and fine dining. But will there be a cannibal twist? And will the phrase “eat the rich” become a reality? There’s plenty to like here: a terrific cast, which includes Janet McTeer, John Leguizamo, Hong Chau, and Judith Light.

The Menu hits theaters November 18, 2022.

(image: screencap/Searchlight Pictures)

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Sonic Found His Shadow in Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Read Article Rebecca Ferguson Defends Telling Her Story Despite Former Castmates’ Reactions: ‘It’s Not My Responsibility, To Be Honest’
Rebecca Ferguson poses at the Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning premiere in the UK
Read Article ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Screening Disrupted by Homophobic, Misogynistic Hecklers
Jackie and Lou sit together on the gym floor in Love Lies Bleeding.
Read Article Henry Cavill’s New War Movie Promises Blood, Guts, and Guy Ritchie Antics Galore
Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Read Article ‘Dune’ Is Undoubtedly Paul’s Story, but the Women in His Life Are the Real Lens Through Which We See It Play Out
Zendaya's Chani looking over at Paul Atreides in disappointment at the end of Dune: Part Two
Related Content
Read Article Sonic Found His Shadow in Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Read Article Rebecca Ferguson Defends Telling Her Story Despite Former Castmates’ Reactions: ‘It’s Not My Responsibility, To Be Honest’
Rebecca Ferguson poses at the Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning premiere in the UK
Read Article ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Screening Disrupted by Homophobic, Misogynistic Hecklers
Jackie and Lou sit together on the gym floor in Love Lies Bleeding.
Read Article Henry Cavill’s New War Movie Promises Blood, Guts, and Guy Ritchie Antics Galore
Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Read Article ‘Dune’ Is Undoubtedly Paul’s Story, but the Women in His Life Are the Real Lens Through Which We See It Play Out
Zendaya's Chani looking over at Paul Atreides in disappointment at the end of Dune: Part Two
Author
Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.