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Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical) (1996)

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Release Date: Jun 1, 1996 Wide

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This is an amiable little parody from director Trey Parker, best known as co-creator of the cult TV series South Park. 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

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Horror, Comedy

Feb 29, 2000

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Scattershot, unfocused, and simply not all that funny.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

We are talking about one sweet movie over here.

August 12, 2004

Best enjoyed on DVD, as the alcohol-fueled commentary track might just be the best one ever recorded.

April 15, 2004
New Times

An early project from the 'South Park' creators that, to put it politely, proves their best work was still to come.

March 13, 2004
Nitrate Online

General silliness from the SOUTH PARK boys, but some truly hilarious moments. And even (extremely loosely) based on actual events!

March 17, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Early college film effort from South Park creators is the very definition of 'Sophomoric.'

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
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Parker and Stone's satirical whims cannot seem to find an appropriate place in a live-action setting.

July 25, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical)

From a very young collaboration between pre-famous Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Cannibal is the most amateur venture I have seen of them so far. This is the best indicator of their future success with the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, and involved little to no South Park voices, which crop up in their later film, BASEketball. Still, though the graphics are student film project specific, and the sound is echoey in the best of circumstances, I thoroughly enjoyed the irregularity of the humor, and the open gross out makeup, including axes in the face, limbs being eaten, and frost bitten appendages. For a student film (Parker worked on this during his time at the University of Colorado) it's really professionally cast, the effects aren't altogether sloppy, and the plot, though sporadic near the end, actually has a resounding action, and is historically accurate though stretched to involve dark comedy. The songs themselves are for the most part really catchy. The title theme is a lampoon of Oklahoma's "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" and the score weaves throughout, though there is a hint of synth leftover from the eighties. My personal favorite was "Let's Build a Snowman" which you can watch on Youtube without ruining the rest of the movie for yourself, and is probably the singular most hilarious part. Very kooky, and not anything you could expect, sit back, build a snowman, and enjoy.
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........ Genius.
March 31, 2011
Kevin Cookman

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Some funny moments that are over shadowed by aweful (not on purpose) acting. The low budget production is abismal as well.
April 27, 2009
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Movies Like Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical)

    1. O.D. Loutzenheiser/The Cyclops: Aww... don't hurt the furry little animals.
    2. James Humphrey: Nice hat!
    – Submitted by Jarryd R (19 months ago)
    1. O.D. Loutzenheiser/The Cyclops: [singing] I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times they are not forgotten. Look away! Look away! Look away!
    2. James Humphrey: You stupid yank!
    3. O.D. Loutzenheiser/The Cyclops: You ain't southern boys!
    – Submitted by Jarryd R (19 months ago)
    1. O.D. Loutzenheiser/The Cyclops: You boys lookin' at my eye?
    – Submitted by Jarryd R (19 months ago)
    1. James Humphrey: Fudge, Packer? [interrupting the trappers' gruesome song about the joys of killing animals]
    – Submitted by Jarryd R (19 months ago)
    1. Alfred Packer: The sky is blue, and all the leaves are green, the skies as warm as a baked potato. I think I know exactly what I mean, when I say its a Sphadoinkle day.
    – Submitted by Corey L (2 years ago)
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