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Cannibal! The Musical
All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!
Heading through Colorado Territory in search of gold and women, Alferd Packer and his group of bemused companions find themselves lost, starving and musically inspired by the obstacles they confront along the way, including a die-hard Confederate cyclops, a trio of surly trappers, a tribe of Japanese-speaking "Indians," and ultimately, each other.
I never knew that the two South Park guys got their start with a Troma production. After Lloyd Kaufman saw their fake trailer he gave them some cash to make the film. Much like he did with my heroes Astron-6 with their Father's Day. We won't talk about what happened after there.
Though clearly still honing their comedy craft, this is a weirdly delightful ball of oddness. A couple of jaunty little numbers enliven a frankly ludicrous plot, but I can't deny I didn't laugh and it wasn't fun. More than just a curio piece reserved just for existing fans.
humble beginnings! Troma kicked off one hell of a career with this one. In retaliation to Sundance Film Festival's bureaucratic system of screening indepedent cinema, Lloyd Kaufman created the Tromadance Film Festival in order to counteract the submission traffic and odds of receiving an audience. Of course, the Slamdance Film Fest is more known for this, but even they have ridiculously high standards that most cannot meet, therefore, Troma stands alone in many ways(especially in the form of charging zero submission nor admission fees). The first annual event hosted many flavorful films, but Cannibal! The Musical stood tallest amongst them. Directed by Trey Parker and Written in part by his close associate Matt Stone, Cannibal! is/was a musical unlike no…
For being over twenty years old now, Cannibal! The Musical still packs a nice comedic (and musical) punch. The movie is capable in both its ability to adhere to the rules of cinematic musicals while deftly making fun of itself and the genre at large.
Catching this one again makes me hope for a movie-version of the filmmakers' highly-successful The Book of Mormon.
This movie is silly.
Just like any time I watch this, the songs will now be stuck in my head for days. Been singing the Trapper Song all morning. "Fudge, Packer?"
In spite of some of the not-so-nice things I've heard about working with him on-set, I still think it has to be said, God (or Satan?) bless Lloyd Kaufman. His production company Troma made way for the careers of several now-successful writers, directors, and actors alike; in the case of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, he saw a fake trailer by a couple of film students and decided to throw enough money their way for them to fund a little low-budget feature called Cannibal! The Musical. This was before the duo went on to create one of the most popular animated television programs of all time, South Park, and it's truly kind of fascinating getting to see where it all…
After the struggle of watching Chappie, I finally got around to this (from the creators of South Park) after three years of obstacles. It's cheesy, campy, and feels like a gorier Monty Python & The Holy Grail with some awesomely madcap music.
File this one under "Musicals that are better than Into the Woods."
#3 of the "Musicals" Movie Marathon
"You son of a bitch Humphrey."
Made by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. That's really the only thing that made me interested in this movie. And it fully delivered.
The music is not very good (actually music wise this is probably Parker and Stone's worst musical) but the humour was hilarious and very quotable.
Definitely recommend this one. Must see if you are a South Park fan.
What a shpadoinkle film!
The Summer of Directors Challenge: Film 4 #58 Trey Parker
I expected a lot more cannibalism from a movie with the title Cannibal! The Musical but at least some of the songs were alright.
Before both becoming better known as the auteurs behind SOUTH PARK,Trey Parker and Matt Stone made their first extremely loud shot heard around the world with this independently made horror/comedy/musical take on the Donner Party-esque legend of Alfred Packer,who led a party of five other men in their quest to find gold in the Colorado mountains,only to endure the strong winter weathers and rugged outdoors before resorting to both murder and cannibalism in order to stay alive,with only Packer left to face the music of the court room and the judgmental society that is around him. Star/writer/co-producer(with Stone)/director Parker displays plenty of the unique talent that he would unleash in his latter projects as he fills the film with plenty…
"ARE YOU LOOKING AT MY EYE?"
Perhaps most impressive about Cannibal! The Musical is the fact that college students made this. Given the circumstances, it's no wonder Trey Parker went on to become wildly successful.
I first discovered Cannibal! The Musical in high school and proceeded to show it to all my friends, and it became a big part of our in-joke repertoire. Ten years later I still think it's an absolute gem. This movie has it all: American history, cheery musical numbers, cannibalism, insightful baked potato metaphors, hideous fake beards, and a touching love story between a man and his horse. Shoestring budget aside, this is actually a surprisingly competent movie, with plenty of (intentionally) laugh-out-loud moments, a good cast of characters, and songs that are genuinely catchy. I want to emphasize the last point, because in my experience these horror-comedy-musical hybrids tend to drop the ball on the musical part. Not this one.…
A hilarious early musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Look for a cameo from avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Expires from Hulu in 5 days.
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