Nachos and a Killer Sofa

Nachos, garnished with tomatoes and chopped green onion. Photo by Cecilia Kennedy

Used-sofa purchases should always include a thorough interrogation of the seller, with no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase questions like the following:  How dangerous is this thing? Has it ever attempted to eat people? If so, how many?  That’s the most important lesson I learned anyway, from watching Killer Sofa. Yes, Killer Sofa is an actual film from New Zealand, and when I found out about it on Facebook, I said, “Why didn’t I think of that? That’s something I would totally think of, and now, I have to watch the movie.”

Of course, I couldn’t watch the movie alone. I needed to share this gem of a flick (which received an audience rating of 39% on Rotten Tomatoes) with Nate and Alex.  Nate was a little skeptical, but a $4.99 movie-rental price during lockdown was just the right splurge for these times.

The most frightened creature in our house, during the movie was the cat, who had never heard us scream-laugh before. (Scream-laughing is terrifying for a cat, though it’s great payback for when he screams at us and tries to swat our rear-ends when we’re in a Zoom meeting.) This sofa, which is really more of a recliner/Lazy-Boy type thing with a silly smile and salt and pepper shaker lids for eyes, becomes obsessed with its new owner, Francesca. Anyone who visits her or befriends her is fair game for the sofa, who wants her all to himself. This sofa is capable of creeping, crawling, and stalking its victims—taunting them before ruthlessly slashing them and eating them.  It can even lurk menacingly outside of windows, which I think is an absolutely brilliant touch.

It would have helped to also have a snack while watching this film. We didn’t have one at the time, but if we ever watch it again, we might eat these nachos, which I made on Saturday, after we cleaned the house and vacuumed out the couch. (Regular vacuuming is a great way to check for body parts and ensure that the sofa has not become possessed.)

After checking both of our couches for signs of possession, we decided we were safe for now and could celebrate with some nachos, but we didn’t have tortilla chips.  Going to the store more than once is much scarier these days than a possessed sofa, so we just made do with what we had on hand, which included taco shells.  Basically, I broke apart the taco shells into larger pieces and sprinkled them with shredded cheddar cheese.

Here is the “recipe:”

(Serves about 3-4 people)


–1 large tomato, roughly chopped

–1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped

–1/4 cup onion chopped

–1 tsp. of jalapeño pepper chopped (can be omitted, if you don’t like spice)

–1/4 cup of green onion, sliced

–6-8 taco shells, broken up into quarters

–1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese


Place the tomatoes, cilantro, onion, and jalapeño (if using) into a bowl. Mix them together and set aside.

Place the broken shells into a pile on a baking sheet. Feel free to add cheese into the layers/pile as you go. Then, top with the rest of the cheese. Broil on high for about 3 minutes—or until the cheese on top is bubbly and brown.  If the cheese in the middle is not done, you can turn the oven off, and place the baking sheet on the bottom rack and let the cheese continue to melt.

Garnish the nachos with the tomato mixture and the chopped green onion.

Results: Just like a room full of possessed sofas, it didn’t take us long to devour this snack. It is quite messy, though, so I wouldn’t suggest eating these nachos on an actual sofa—unless it’s one that you don’t care about too much.

So, to sum up: The nachos can be enjoyed by people/audiences of all ages. The Killer Sofa, however, is not for children or cats, but here’s a soothing bedtime lullaby, inspired by this movie anyway:

Drift off my darlings to Planet Lofa,

Where the skies and soil are made of sweets,

But don’t sit on the Killer Sofa.

It turns people into treats.

Night, night, everyone!

Your Turn:  What is a movie you’ve enjoyed lately? Do you eat popcorn when watching a movie? Or, do you enjoy other snacks?




24 thoughts on “Nachos and a Killer Sofa

  1. Nachos, lovely food, Mexican recipes and I prefer lamb meat or pork meat more than chicken meat, besides when I’m watching movies on my telly… chocolate tablets, dark at least 80% and lockdown!

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  2. Killer Sofa?? I’ve got to find that one! Latest silly movie “The Wrong Missy.” Very silly and light. Perfect brainless entertainment. Also watched “Snatch” last night. About 20 yrs old but has aged well and very funny and quirky. Watch with the sub-titles on as the accents are very thick. Brad Pitt does a terrific job.
    Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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  3. I’ve never selected a movie with a 39% approval rating, but you’ve made it sound like such a blast, I’ll have to watch this now.
    When my grandmother moved to senior housing, a lot of the furniture was donated, but I took a pretty senior sleep couch to my apartment. It has incredibly powerful springs, to make the bed launch out of the seat like a catapult. And it keep doing that, when we tried to move it, whacking people in the shins, and knocking over stacks of boxes – – and again when we carried it, so we were jammed in a doorway, and couldn’t move in or out. It took 4 of us to wrestle it out of the door, and then someone sat on it, nervously, while we strung 200′ of nylon twine, to keep it’s mouth shut long enough to get it in the truck. It’s in my apartment now, behaving, but now you’ve made me nervous again.

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  4. Yes, big questions to original and subsequent owners include if they are geneticists who have been experimenting with animal hydride and have any creatures escaped…

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      1. Now, that I think about it, “Killer Sofa” would be a good movie to watch when my daughter and son-in-law make their biannual pilgrimage to the East Coast. I can just hear them now: Where did you find something this ridiculous and why in God’s name are you forcing us to watch it?! A memory in the making.

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  5. Last movie that I saw was The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars Episode 9. I have popcorns when I’m watching Man United matches. Interesting post. Thanks and much appreciated for sharing

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  6. Sometimes strange movies are the best. Recently me and my bf watched Rubber. Its literally about a killer tire, and is also a movie within a movie. Lots of cheese and low budget available on the streaming app Tubi. — it’s also free. I may have to check out killer sofa sometime soon though, thanks for sharing.

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