Cannibal Flesh Riot (2007) – By Brian Morton

 Let’s face it, we all love cannibals. Oh, I don’t mean we’re ready to take them into our homes or that they’re becoming accepted like those damned vegans. What I mean is that, in the world of horror, there’s nothing creepier or stranger than a good old-fashioned cannibal. They’ve been around for years scaring (and eating) us, but the time has come for the cannibals to move from strictly horror to something a little less scary, and that’s where Cannibal Flesh Riot comes in!

The story here is pretty simple, local ghouls, Stash and Hub are heading down to the local graveyard to dig up a recently deceased man who will become their next dinner. They find the graveyard, knock the guard unconscious and head over to the plot to dig up dinner but, what they actually get is way more than they bargained for.

The beauty of this movie is that, at a running time of about a half an hour, it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome. It’s not a pure horror movie either, it’s more like a cannibal movie with some Kevin Smith style dialogue, as the two ghouls, walking through the graveyard, discuss such topics as what part of the human is the best eating and the pros and cons of condiments. Cannibal Flesh Riot is an excellent movie, well written, great acting and the style of movie is cool too, mixing live action with some stop motion clay figures and some computer generated animation giving it the look of a Tim Burton animated movie, it’s very cool and a lot of fun! You can find out how you can see this cool short movie for yourself by heading over to Cannibal Flesh to find out where the movie will be playing. I’m giving Cannibal Flesh Riot four out of four cigars, because it’s horror with a sense of humor…and not that ‘self referential humor’ that so many horror movies trot out, this is a cannibal movie with jokes and (all due credit to Cannibal The Musical) it’s one of the most original movies I’ve seen in quite some time. So, until next time, when I’ll be still sitting here gnawing on a leg bone, remember that the best movies are bad movies.