Fan of South Park? Fan of Troma? Then boy, have I got just the thing for you! Cannibal the Musical was created in 1993 by a guy you might’ve heard of, Trey Parker, and produced by his friend Matt Stone and released by Troma, god bless them, in 1996. The combination of Parker, Stone and Kaufman in one movie was almost too much for this girl to handle…
Originally created as a three minute trailer for a student film class, there was such notice taken that Parker and Stone raised 125k to film this masterpiece. So sit back and enjoy the story of Alfred Packer who is leading a group of men into Colorado territory to find gold.
This is the story of how Packer and his group battle their way across the snow drenched mountains into Colorado…how they run across an evil trio of trappers who cause them a whole mess a trouble, from stealing Packer’s horse to singing off key about the life of a trapper…this is a story of what happens when this group runs out of food and must resort to cannibalism.
This movie has a little bit of everything – violence, musical numbers, Japanese speaking Native Americans and in the background of one scene, if you listen closely, you’ll hear Cartman singing a little ditty. Pure awesomeness. True, the majority of the acting here isn’t going to win any awards (except maybe a Razzie) and the Wild West and cannibalism might not be your thing (although the cannibalism really is quite light) but this movie is just too fun to not watch. Plus it’s all done with a song and a dance making this my second favorite Troma film after “Tromeo & Juliet”.
Die You Zombie Bastards is quite possibly the best movie ever made. No, really!…Well, okay, not really but it’s the best “worst movie that took 5 years to make” ever made. As far as cult flicks go, this one is aces. It pretty much has it all and then more. In fact, the last scene consists of random people and things just popping up out of nowhere: disobedient dogmen, giant robots, a superhero’s sidekick, giant bugs and possibly even a gorilla! WOW.
So what’s the plot? (Seriously, after those screenshots do you really care??) A lovable serial killer’s wife gets kidnapped by a guy named Nefarious who is intent on turning the world into zombies. He’s already kidnapped a set of triplets and turned them into zombie sex slaves (see Image 1) and he’s decided that Violet (the wife) will be his. Muhahahahhaaaaa!!!! So the serial killers sets off on a quest to save Violet…a quest that involves a game of Operation, a puff of blue smoke, a cheese monster and a suit of skin. Not following? Don’t worry, it’s not really important.
OH WAIT!!!! Did I mention that rockabilly legend Hasil Adkins is in this??? Never heard of him? Neither had I! But he rocks, I can tell you that much. I highly recommend you check his Wiki page to learn more (he has a whole album dedicated to chickens!!!)