It’s taken its sweet time getting here, but this weekend, The Green Inferno, horror director Eli Roth’s homage to the cannibal exploitation films of days gone by, finally hits theaters. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and was supposed to be released almost a year ago before being shelved.

During location scouting, one of Roth’s production designers was offered a baby, a human baby, as a gift, so you know it was an interesting process. Regardless, The Green Inferno is finally here—at least for those of you interested in such gruesome fare—and what better time to count down some of the best and most influential movies about human flesh consumption? Let us know what you think of our choices in the comments below. (I already know I'm going to get grief, deservedly so, for not including Soylent Green on this list.)

5. Cannibal! The Musical
Of course the twisted minds behind the likes of South Park and Team America: World Police made a musical about one of America’s most notorious cannibals. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Cannibal! The Musical is a low-budget, rough around the edges B-movie to be sure, but based on the real-life story of Alfred Packer and an ill-fated 1874 trip from Utah to Colorado that left several people partially eaten, it’s also totally hilarious. Made while they were still students at the University of Colorado, the 1993 film is also a surprisingly well put together musical—some of the singing could be better, but everything is in place. Perhaps this isn’t shocking now that Book of Mormon has become such a sensation, but if you want to see the groundwork for that career path, and watch people get eaten in the snow, this is one to check out.

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