Cannibal! The Musical


1h 32m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Comedy about the true story of a group of Colorado pioneers who ate one another... and sang. In the winter of 1874, Alferd Packer led a group of five men on a quest for gold in the Colorado Rockies. He was the only one to survive the trip. Months after he arrived in Saguache, Colorado, the mutilated

Film Details

Also Known As
Alferd Packer: The Musical
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Troma Entertainment
Distribution Company
Troma Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Comedy about the true story of a group of Colorado pioneers who ate one another... and sang. In the winter of 1874, Alferd Packer led a group of five men on a quest for gold in the Colorado Rockies. He was the only one to survive the trip. Months after he arrived in Saguache, Colorado, the mutilated bodies of his party were found near Lake Fork Gunnison. Packer denied that he killed the men and placed the blame on one of the other party members, Wilson Shannon Bell. Packer claimed to have killed Bell in self-defense, and only resorted to cannibalism as a means of survival during the harsh winter.

Film Details

Also Known As
Alferd Packer: The Musical
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Troma Entertainment
Distribution Company
Troma Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States June 5, 1998

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States October 16, 1998

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1998

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (Special Screening) January 16-23, 1998.

Film includes the songs "Shpadoinkle," "Let's Build a Snowman," and "That's All I'm Asking For."

Released in United States 1993 (Film was originally submitted in the fall of 1993 for consideration for the 1994 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. After it was rejected, the filmmakers later held a protest screening in Park City in protest.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (Special Screening) January 16-23, 1998.)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States October 16, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States Summer July 24, 1998

Released in United States June 5, 1998 (Shown in Los Angeles (Nuart) June 5, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.)