Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical) (1996)
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as Alfred Packer
as Shannon Bell
as James Humphries
as Frank Miller
as Alferd Packer
as Israel Swan
as George Noon
as Polly Pry
as Frenchy Cabazon
as O.D. Loutzenheiser/The Cyclops
as The Cyclops
Critic Reviews for Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical)
It's all pretty stupid, but at times, there are refreshingly ludicrous notes that even people old enough to see this movie without a guardian can appreciate.
It has its longeurs but there's an air of genial enthusiasm, tempered by sick humour, that is surprisingly engaging.
Scattershot, unfocused, and simply not all that funny.
We are talking about one sweet movie over here.
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.
Occasionaly hilarious specially in its ending but nothing memorable really, A disappointment since my expectations were too high
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