“The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell,” premiering mid-October, may just be the strangest cooking drama ever created. In addition to McConnell’s magnificently macabre munchies, the new Netflix series will feature a trio of Muppet-like monsters fiendishly fabricated by Henson Alternative (part of the Jim Henson Company).
“The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” has all the makings of a marvelously mischievous munchie making, dark décor designing delight. Combining the creepy creative talents of social media star Christine McConnell with a mummified talking cat, pink bow-topped raccoon and large hairy beast in a comedy about cooking is the perfect pairing for Halloween tricks and treats.
Cooking shows, even the Halloween dedicated specials are fun. However, Netflix nudges the genre into fearsome fun with its “offbeat, campy, irreverent quirky, absurd” new series. “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” premieres October 12th, on the internet-based subscription service.
“Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting confections, creepy crafts — and wildly inappropriate creatures.” –Netflix
Co-starring with McConnell, three new Henson Alternative crafted creatures share the spooky spotlight. Two puppet powered personalities, a small mummified talking cat and a scruffy raccoon with a fondness for pink hair bows, add a touch of fantasy. There’s also a tall brown furry breast along with what appears to be a giant fridge friendly octopus. All bring Muppet-style magic the new comedy.
31-year-old Photographer and baker Christine McConnell is well known for dark, delicious desserts. Her baking brilliance is all self-taught, learned from watching cooking shows.
250,000 Instagram fans are quite familiar with her horror inspired incarnations. From “Aliens” inspired face-hugger confections and xenomorph cake to creepy-crawly creations for summer picnics, the self-taught baker brings fearsome fun to confection creation.
If videos found on her YouTube channel are any insight, Netflix viewers are in a spooky sweet treat.
“Deceptive Desserts” by Christine McConnell, released in 2016, gives a glimpse into the talents of the super skilled series star.
“Internet star Christine McConnell bakes, decorates, sews, and styles it all . . . with a twist—now she shows you how to do it on a shoestring budget.” –Amazon
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“The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell,” stars Christine H McConnell, Mark Ignis, Adam Mayfield, Michael Oosterom and Collen Smith. Dita Von Teese is also rumored to be part of the show. Find the full first season on Netflix October 12th.