Episode 237: Cannibal the Musical! (1993)


Wrapping up our Horror Musicals month, we decided to go with the Trey Parker college project CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL, and it was as big of a mistake as trying to cross Donner Pass in the middle of winter. Brian got hungry and Scott got eaten first because he's the gym rat of the show (which isn't saying much), but at least the meat was organic. The Kelly boys' musical numbers weren't quite shpadoinkal, but when you're starving for a tune, you take what you can get.

Film Trailer

Quote of the Episode:

"Of the 4 movies we watched this movie Cannibal The Musical actually has the most musical structure" - Matt

More Musical Horror Films

This week, the guys are digging an oldie but goodie out of the archives and watching from the rafters as their past selves discuss Brian De Palma's inimitable 1974 rock opera Phantom of the Paradise! If you've followed the show in any capacity, odds are you've heard this film brought up at least once, and here is the seed of HMN's collective obsession. Fall in love with Plain Jane, get your teeth knocked out, your voicebox smashed and your face horribly disfigured by a record press, then try to foil your abuser's sexy plot on this week's retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!

You had to have known this was coming: we find ourselves somewhere that's green with the beloved LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)! The tangents grow like weeds, the accents bloom left and right, and you KNOW we bust out a couple bars ourselves as we gush over this perfect film. On this glorious day, we are ALL Seymour Krelborn.

Hey theater geeks, do you feel like you've been underrepresented in horror films? Do you demand to be killed off like the jocks that make your life miserable and the beautiful 27-year-old high school girls who won't give you the time of day? Then look no further than this week's pick, the sleek 2014 remake of Stage Fright! The guys are divided, as Matt and Scott were theater kids in their younger days and Adam was probably out smoking behind the school (or wherever kids go to do their tick-mutating marijuana cigarettes in Canada). There are spontaneous dance numbers, brutal murders, and some pretty obvious connections to Todd & the Book of Pure Evil. What more could you ask for? It's Horror Movie Night!