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Author: Maisy Armstrong, Technology Consultant

When you hear the name Christine McConnell, think Betty Crocker meets Halloween. I stumbled upon The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell when it was first released on Netflix in 2018. Ever since that fateful October evening, I’ve re-watched the show each fall. 

The show is six episodes long, chalk-full of tricks and treats. Viewers are entertained by a twisted baking show inspired by Halloween classics like The Addams Family, Dark Shadows, and The Munsters. In each episode, Christine creates intricate spooky treats from the haunted mansion cake featured above to chocolate and peanut butter bones. 

Unlike many traditional cooking shows, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell hosts a story arc from beginning to end featuring several characters. She houses several creepy characters including Rose the Raccoon and Rankle, an Egyptian cat risen from the grave. The characters add humor and interest, often observing Christine bake or plotting an occasional murder. 

The show is unquestionably weird and is not for the faint of heart. Despite the odd plot and characters, I love it. I admire Christine’s talent and attention to detail in her work. She is an innovative craftswoman with a pension for the supernatural. I find it mesmerizing to watch her create projects throughout the show. The creepy touches make this the perfect show for fall. Although The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell was discontinued after a season, I would still recommend checking out this hidden Halloween gem.