Donner, party of three…

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With local folks being snow bound for a second day, and a third day not unlikely, I thought I would do everyone a favor by pointing them to some materials that would be entertaining, as well as useful!

Movies about Cannibalism!

Leading the pack is Ravenous!
How can I describe this movie without inviting open mockery? Is it a western set in a cavalry outpost? Well, yeah. That is, until it turns into a drama about cannibalism. Except then it takes another turn and gets really weird! I would say more, but I would only be spoiling it for you. It’s dark, creepy, and has a great soundtrack. It stars Guy Pierce, who you might remember from Memento. Highly recommended.

After such a dark piece, cleanse your palate by watching Cannibal the Musical! Written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, that credential alone tells you just about everything you need to know. This is a musical retelling of the story of Alfred Packer, a western mountain guide. Good stuff.

Back to the darker material, I feel obliged to mention Hannibal. Anthony Hopkins reprises his role from Silence of the Lambs. Watch to the end, just to get a full view of the scene where our “hero” has an FBI agent for dinner, if you know what I mean, and I think you do. Yum!

And let’s move to lighter fare again. Hunt in the foreign films section to find Caro and Jeunet’s Delicatessen. A black comedy, set in an apartment building in a post-apocolypse world. If you’ve never seen a Caro/Jeunet film before, I envy the delights still ahead of you. Dig in and then go back for seconds!

I keep trying to be done with this post, and then I keep thinking of more. By all means, watch The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Peter Greenaway films are an acquired taste, but then, so is the main course of the film.

Bon appetit!

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