Sometimes, nothing is as satiating as a pulp-tastic revenge-plot splatterfest—and that’s one reason why I love the homage Quentin Tarantino paid to Hong Kong gangster flicks, Japanese chanbara (samurai period-pieces) films, and spaghetti westerns in the Kill Bill series. But that’s not the only reason. Buried beneath the gore-fest of violence and vengeance is a rather nuanced exploration of the complexities of parenthood.
On that note, check out this amazingly macabre confection made by Barbarann Garrad of Cake Rhapsody last year—for her daughter’s 9th birthday party. The level of detail in the katana, bullet shells, and hitlist, really takes the cake (pun intended). Go to her Flickr photostream to check out more pictures from the Kill Bill bash. Barbarann might just be the coolest mother on the planet. But still, isn’t her daughter just a bit too young to be watching uber-graphic depictions of decapitation and dismemberment? (Just sayin’. That sh%t seems way too intense. But then again, it’s none of my business.)
Production sources say that Kill Bill Vol. 3 is tentatively scheduled for 2014. Three years is a really. long. time. But as they say—revenge is a dish best served with freezer burns.
Go to our Food Fatale feature page for more nibbles to appease the voracious crime fan.
Image courtesy of Cake Rhapsody.