RMG 210: Cannibal! The Musical (1993)

February 19, 2020

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Jimmy Poole ( check out more from Jimmy HERE), and they’re geeking out over Cannibal! The Musical (1993) and

  • Japanese Indians
  • blood and gore
  • Trey Parker
  • unfaithful horses
  • and much, much more!


Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alfred Packer!

The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip to the Colorado Territory, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Prye, as he awaits his execution… And his story goes like this: while searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way, and resorted to unthinkable horrors… including toe-tapping songs!

Packer and his five wacky mining buddies sing and dance their ways into your heart… and then takes a bite out of it! Cannibal! The Musical is Oklahoma meets Bloodsucking Freaks!



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2 comments on “RMG 210: Cannibal! The Musical (1993)

  1. All of this, well warranted, praise for Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s work as story tellers, comedians, and song writers; and no mention of the multiple Tony winning The Book of Mormon?

    If you get a chance to get to New York or if there’s still a touring company out there and they come your way, you have to go. It’s one of the greatest things you’ll ever see. It’s obviously absolutely hilarious and highly offensive to the easily offended, but it’s also a brilliant philosophical take on social politics and religion… as one would expect creators of South Park.

    I genuinely mean it when I say it’s one of the best pieces of entertainment you will ever see.

    You guys also mentioned Frozen in comparison to this movie its snowman song. The connection is stronger than you think. Bobby Lopez and his wife wrote the songs for Frozen, and Bobby Lopez is also the 3rd writer of The Book of Mormon along with Parker and Stone.

    • Great call! Totally forgot to mention BoM! And thanks for the bit of Frozen trivia. Had no idea there really was a connection!

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