Movie of the Day – Cannibal! The Musical

I never knew cannibalism could so fun, lively and musical!  Leave it to Matt Stone and Trey Parker to weave their creative abilities into a musical, comedy horror movie.  Now I personally don’t have much to say about the movie overall.  It is a Troma production, thus the low visual quality and the acting is sporadic and a bit, well, childish I guess.  But what truly sets this movie apart, is the fantastic commentary from the young, soon to be famous creators of South Park.  If you have never seen the movie, well it is pretty fun and a decent musical.  There are moments of horror, but more so for the comedic effect, which is effective.  If you can get a hold of the dvd, the commentary alone is worth watching this movie.  The creators and actors just get utterly shit faced and its a blast.

Set in 1873, the film deals with Alfred Packer (Juan Schwartz, aka Trey Parker), who is accused of cannibalizing members of his six-man party on a trip West. There are comic songs, Japanese people pretending to be Indians, and a cyclops whose eye spurts pus. The film’s highlight may be Alfred’s saloon kung fu fight with a cocky fur trapper named Frenchy over his beloved horse Liane. Cannibal! is surprisingly light on gore for a Troma Team release (save for the prologue and finale), concentrating instead on goofy sight gags, sex jokes, and silly songs like “Shpadoinkle” and “Hang the Bastard.” ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

That’s about it for a post today.  I am getting dressed for a Halloween party as Breaking Bad’s Heisenberg.


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I am just another blogger putting his thoughts into a website. My love is movies so most of my musings will be movie related. I work as an online marketer for an advertising company and when I am not earning a paycheck, I moonlight as a vigilante film blogger.

7 Responses to Movie of the Day – Cannibal! The Musical

  1. mistylayne says:

    I ❤ this movie! So glad someone else has actually seen it!

    • Nick says:

      Oh I am a fan of this movie for sure, but i love…LOVE the commentary where they just get rip roaring drunk and make no sense at the end.

      • mistylayne says:

        I haven’t watched the commentary – so need to do that, lol.

      • Nick says:

        Oh it’s definitely worth it just to hear them all just devolve into blathering, loud idiots with their drinking.

      • mistylayne says:

        Did you ever watch the documentary about South Park? I think it’s called like 24 Hours till South Park (okay, that’s probably not what’s it’s called but crap, I just realized it’s one in the morning, yikes!) but it’s about what all goes into making South Park and it’s pretty cool. Super short too.

      • Nick says:

        Yeah I saw that at my brothers place one night, he is a big South Park fan and he showed me the documentary. I am astounded at how quickly they can come up with such culturally relevant episodes.

      • mistylayne says:

        Seriously, it’s pretty impressive. And apparently very stressing!

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