American prospector Alfred Packer was accused of cannibalism during one 19th-century winter after becoming snowbound in the Rocky Mountains. South Park cocreators and The Book of Mormon collaborators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were inspired by his flesh-munching story while students at the University of Colorado in 1993. They created the low-budget film Cannibal! The Musical, based loosely on Packer's story, which was released by B-movie mavens Troma. News hit days ago that the indie, low-budget company's film catalog has been released on YouTube — at least 150 full-length films, anyway. This one can be extremely quotable, features ridiculous songs like "Shpadoinkle" and "Hang the Bastard," and mocks historical spectacles like Sweeney Todd. Here's Troma's synopsis for the full effect:
"Cannibal is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America — Alferd 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 take a bite out of it! Cannibal! The Musical is Oklahoma meets Bloodsucking Freaks. Brought to you by the Troma Team and Trey Parker — the Rogers and Hammerstein of horror!"
Dig into the full movie below, or buy the DVD featuring a "Drunken Director's Commentary" for obvious reasons.