#26. Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
Nature of Shame:
Unwatched Cannibal! Musical
Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
I’ve seen every episode of South Park. No, really. Every one. The first episode aired during my freshman year at college. Every week we’d gather much of the hall (and some other halls) and watch the magical filth spewed by children in South Park in my dorm room. We had a 32″ TV and mood Christmas lighting so naturally we were the viewing environment of choice. We also watched Dawson’s Creek religiously, which also dropped the same semester. Good lord did we watch the trials and tribulations of Dawson and Joey and Pacey.
Don’t judge. You weren’t there. You don’t know the power of Dawson’s Creek. We needed our stories. But I digress.
Why I’d never bothered to pop on this cannibal musical written and directed by Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park, I’ll never quite understand. Maybe it’s because my experience with Troma has been hit or miss or miss. Maybe I just assumed that pre-South Park Trey Parker was just some warm up to something better. Still, though, I owed it to myself to check out a nonexistent-budget musical about cannibals from the mind of Trey Parker.
This should sum things up nicely:
No? Well, how about this?
So maybe that didn’t clarify anything. Wait. Are you looking at my eye?
Final Cannibal! The Musical Thoughts:
More hokey than gory, Cannibal! The Musical boasts a number of truly inspired gags at the expense of the Oregon Trail-era of westward expansion. Some of Cannibal! The Musical is half-baked, which is attributable to it’s $5 budget, but the cast and crew embrace the budget in creative ways that never cripple its aspirations. It’s unfortunate when you’re humming a tune called “Shpadoinkle” in public but that’s the price you pay.
30Hz Movie Rating:
Buy, stream, own, devour Cannibal! The Musical. It’s worth the indigestion and bloat.
Buy Cannibal! The Musical on Amazon.
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