When I was growing up, my dad would casually mention that among certain groups of cannibals human flesh was known colloquially as "long pig." How this came up I cannot recall, but I assure you it was completely apropos of the conversation. Clearly the name references its taste and the fact that human beings are longer than pig, though I suspect a greater reason may be to avoid the awkwardness of saying "Pass the Steve." It was only a matter of time before someone decided to utilize it in a film. EnterLong Pigs, a delightfully hilarious-looking mockumentary from writer-directing-production duo Chris Power and Nathan Hynes.

Already the recipient of numerous festival awards,Long Pigsis "a documentary by two desperate young filmmakers who stumble upon the ultimate subject, a 33-year old cannibalistic serial killer named Anthony McAllister, who has agreed to let them document every aspect of his horrifically violent lifestyle."

I was skeptical at first, but after one look at the trailer (which features a perfectly placed "Hall of the Mountain King"), I honestly can't wait to take a peek at this one. It looks to be an excessively violent and utterly hilarious little trip into the mind of a modern day Hannibal Lecter, with special effects by Chris Bridges, the man behind the special effects for such films as 300, Dawn of the Dead and Blade II.

If you find yourself in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area on April 22nd, Long Pigs will have its theatrical premiere at the Times Cinema, with the filmmakers and actors in attendance. You can check the trailer out after the cut and visit the official website here for more information, including stills and a more in-depth synopsis.
categories Movies, Horror