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11th May '16 8:42:15 PM shawn_allen
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* In the film ''Film/LuckyStiff'', Eon Souglass (Joe Alasky) is a dude brought back by Cynthia Mitchell (Donna Dixon) to her family home, up near Donner Pass. Seems they are descended from the Donner family and still practice cannibalism, using her to lure the "holiday meal" back home. BTW, they "keep the bloodline pure" by also practicing incest. (How they got someone who looks like Donna Dixon in the family is anyone's guess.)

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* In the film ''Film/LuckyStiff'', Eon Souglass Ron Douglass (Joe Alasky) is a dude brought back by Cynthia Mitchell (Donna Dixon) to her family home, up near Donner Pass. Seems they are descended from the Donner family and still practice cannibalism, using her to lure the "holiday meal" back home. BTW, they "keep the bloodline pure" by also practicing incest. (How they got someone who looks like Donna Dixon in the family is anyone's guess.)
11th May '16 8:41:00 PM shawn_allen
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* In the film ''Film/LuckyStiff'', Eon Souglass (Joe Alasky) is a dude brought back by Cynthia Mitchell (Donna Dixon) to her family home, up near Donner Pass. Seems they are descended from the Donner family and still practice cannibalism, using her to lure the "holiday meal" back home. BTW, they "keep the bloodline pure" by also practicing incest. (How they got someone who looks like Donna Dixon in the family is anyone's guess.)
2nd May '16 3:42:05 PM Sharlee
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* In the Season 3 premiere of ''Series/PennyDreadful'', the Creature is on a ship trapped in Arctic ice. Some surviving sailors huddled within their blankets argue about turning cannibal, having already scrounged everything even vaguely edible on board.
2nd May '16 10:16:55 AM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/BiterComics'': Three friends, caught in the snow with no food, resort to DrawingStraws to pick a lucky winner for dinner. It's soon revealed, however, that the situation was far [[http://www.bitercomics.com/comic/the-dead-of-winter/ less dire]] than you would be led to believe.
2nd May '16 7:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Apr '16 10:32:43 AM merotoker
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* The cast of ''Film/TemptationIsland'' throws one [[spoiler:shortly before rescue. Roast Joshua is the main course.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Singing is the entertainment.]]

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* The cast of ''Film/TemptationIsland'' throws one [[spoiler:shortly before rescue. Roast Joshua is the main course.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Singing is the entertainment.]]entertainment]].



* ''Film/Cube2Hypercube'': The hypercube itself holds multiple timelines, parallel dimensions, and other traps that will kill you. You could run into a copy of someone you saw shredded into ribbons previously who has actually just woken up. The villain eventually starts to hunt down other occupants and their alternate universe counterparts to ward off starvation by eating them. The heroine later encounters the villain looking grey, bedraggled, and covered in the name tags and watches from two of the other trapped victims. Looking at how much older he looks, coupled with the amount of watches and name tags he has, it's very inferred he had quite a healthy appetite over the years.

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* ''Film/Cube2Hypercube'': The hypercube itself holds multiple timelines, parallel dimensions, and other traps that will kill you. You could run into a copy of someone you saw shredded into ribbons previously who has actually just woken up. The villain eventually starts to hunt down other occupants and their alternate universe counterparts to ward off starvation by eating them. The heroine later encounters the villain looking grey, bedraggled, and covered in the name tags nametags and watches from two of the other trapped victims. Looking at how much older he looks, coupled with the amount of watches and name tags he has, it's very inferred he had quite a healthy appetite over the years.



* Creator/MarkTwain wrote a classic subversion of the trope, [[http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1288/ "Cannibalism in the Cars"]] in which a group of congressmen are snowed in, and naturally establish a sub-commitee to select the juiciest candidates.

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* Creator/MarkTwain wrote a classic subversion of the trope, [[http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1288/ "Cannibalism in the Cars"]] in which a group of congressmen are snowed in, and naturally establish a sub-commitee sub-committee to select the juiciest candidates.



* In ''GameOfThrones'', Ser Alliser Thorne of the Night's Watch claimed to have been forced to resort to cannibalism when his patrol got stuck beyond the Wall for months in the midst of winter. Given that he's master-at-arms, it's likely that the Night's Watch considers this something of an occupational hazard.

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* In ''GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ser Alliser Thorne of the Night's Watch claimed to have been forced to resort to cannibalism when his patrol got stuck beyond the Wall for months in the midst of winter. Given that he's master-at-arms, it's likely that the Night's Watch considers this something of an occupational hazard.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': One of the "Delicious Dish" sketches about a fictional NPR cooking show featured host Kelsey Grammer playing nature expert Graham Stanslerthere to share tips on finding food in the wilderness. He first recommends "GORP" (granola, oatmeal, raisins and peanuts) and bark, moss and grubs when that runs out.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': One of the "Delicious Dish" sketches about a fictional NPR cooking show featured host Kelsey Grammer Creator/KelseyGrammer playing nature expert Graham Stanslerthere to share tips on finding food in the wilderness. He first recommends "GORP" (granola, oatmeal, raisins and peanuts) and bark, moss and grubs when that runs out.



* On the ''LALaw'' episode "Cold Cuts," Eli Levinson defends one of two mountaineers on trial for cannibalizing the third member of their stranded climbing party.

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* On the ''LALaw'' ''Series/LALaw'' episode "Cold Cuts," Eli Levinson defends one of two mountaineers on trial for cannibalizing the third member of their stranded climbing party.



* In the "Lost Plane Crash" sketch on ''StudioC'', Matt almost immediately suggests eating the "deceased" pilot of their crashed plane. [[spoiler: The joke is that everyone except Jeremy seems oblivious to the fact that the plane went down within a stone's throw of civilization.]]

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* In the "Lost Plane Crash" sketch on ''StudioC'', ''Series/StudioC'', Matt almost immediately suggests eating the "deceased" pilot of their crashed plane. [[spoiler: The joke is that everyone except Jeremy seems oblivious to the fact that the plane went down within a stone's throw of civilization.]]



* An episode of the horror anthology ''MastersOfHorror'' was ''TheWashingtonians''. During the harsh winter at Valley Forge, GeorgeWashington and the colonial troops resorted to cannibalism to survive. Unfortunatly, Washington developed a taste for human flesh, quickly degenerating into ImAHumanitarian, and went out of his way to eat it. He professed a desire to turn America into a nation of cannibals. The Washingtonians are a secret conspiracy that has been hiding Washingtons true history, as well as indulging in cannibalism themselves.

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* An episode of the horror anthology ''MastersOfHorror'' ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' was ''TheWashingtonians''. "The Washingtonians". During the harsh winter at Valley Forge, GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and the colonial troops resorted to cannibalism to survive. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, Washington developed a taste for human flesh, quickly degenerating into ImAHumanitarian, and went out of his way to eat it. He professed a desire to turn America into a nation of cannibals. The Washingtonians are a secret conspiracy that has been hiding Washingtons true history, as well as indulging in cannibalism themselves.



* A major plot point in ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' [[spoiler: {{Wendigo}}s are people possessed by the spirit of a dead Wendigo from the act of eating human flesh. During the game's backstory, a group of thirty miners were trapped underground during the winter for the better part of a month, and eventually resorted to eating their dead to survive, becoming the first Wendigos soon after their rescue. This fate also befell Hannah after she was trapped in the mine and was forced to eat her sister's corpse, and it happens to Josh if he survives to the ending.]]

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* A major plot point in ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' [[spoiler: {{Wendigo}}s are people possessed by the spirit of a dead Wendigo from the act of eating human flesh. During the game's backstory, a group of thirty miners were trapped underground during the winter for the better part of a month, and eventually resorted to eating their dead to survive, becoming the first Wendigos soon after their rescue. This fate also befell Hannah after she was trapped in the mine and was forced to eat her sister's corpse, and it happens to Josh if he survives to the ending.]]ending]].



* In ''Webcomic/OffWhite,'' [[spoiler: The sledders had to resort to eating the dogs. Considering in this world the dogs are intelligent...]]

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* In ''Webcomic/OffWhite,'' [[spoiler: The sledders had to resort to eating the dogs. Considering in this world the dogs are intelligent...]]intelligent..]].



* Played for horror in the creepypasta ''Fanfic/AxisPowersHetaliaEpisode235'', which is about a supposed LostEpisode of the anime in which the Axis characters are stranded on a DesertedIsland and [[spoiler: Italy is killed and eaten by a desperate Germany and Japan.]]

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* Played for horror in the creepypasta ''Fanfic/AxisPowersHetaliaEpisode235'', which is about a supposed LostEpisode of the anime in which the Axis characters are stranded on a DesertedIsland and [[spoiler: Italy is killed and eaten by a desperate Germany and Japan.]]Japan]].



** A more recent episode has the family trapped on a cruise ship that mistakenly belives there is a pandemic happening back on land (actually a movie Bart tricked them with, wanting to extend the family vacation due to the utter misery he and the others had been going through back home). After about 10 days out to sea, society onboard has devolved into a ''LordOfTheFlies'' scenario, and one passenger freaks out because she thinks she has eaten people meat. Its never outright stated that this happened, but its heavily implied.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MutantLeague'' had the players stranded in the mountains after a plane crash, as Bones set off to find help, the other players started to turn on the reptilian Razor Kid as, apparently, lizards are high in protein. Thanks to his agent, however, Razor only has to give up his tail (which can grow back).

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** A more recent episode has the family trapped on a cruise ship that mistakenly belives believes there is a pandemic happening back on land (actually a movie Bart tricked them with, wanting to extend the family vacation due to the utter misery he and the others had been going through back home). After about 10 days out to sea, society onboard has devolved into a ''LordOfTheFlies'' scenario, and one passenger freaks out because she thinks she has eaten people meat. Its never outright stated that this happened, but its heavily implied.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MutantLeague'' had the players stranded in the mountains after a plane crash, crash; as Bones set off to find help, the other players started to turn on the reptilian Razor Kid as, apparently, lizards are high in protein. Thanks to his agent, however, Razor only has to give up his tail (which can grow back).



* In Russia after RedOctober. During the Russian Civil War, there were many reports of starving villages (their crops having been taken by the Red and White armies) eating their dead or even selling salted body parts.

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* In Russia after RedOctober.UsefulNotes/RedOctober. During the Russian Civil War, there were many reports of starving villages (their crops having been taken by the Red and White armies) eating their dead or even selling salted body parts.



* During the island hopping campaigns of WorldWarTwo (see WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific for more details), Japanese soldiers were known to resort to this. Their supply lines were typically poor, especially with any Japanese attempt to reinforce them by sea or air being [[SpannerInTheWorks frequently frustrated]] by US Air Force and Naval blockades. As a result, deceased comrades would be eaten. To make it more horrific, however, this was a fate that befell some unfortunate POW's, some of whom were still alive when subjected to this treatment. One infamous case was when the Japanese garrison on the island of Chichi Jima executed and ate Navy fliers who were shot down. (Freakishly enough, the one pilot who was rescued by the US Navy was GeorgeHWBush). 30 of the Japanese garrison were tried, and five convicted. It has also been alleged that instead of being killed straight away, some were kept alive - to keep the meat fresh.

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* During the island hopping campaigns of WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (see WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific for more details), Japanese soldiers were known to resort to this. Their supply lines were typically poor, especially with any Japanese attempt to reinforce them by sea or air being [[SpannerInTheWorks frequently frustrated]] by US Air Force and Naval blockades. As a result, deceased comrades would be eaten. To make it more horrific, however, this was a fate that befell some unfortunate POW's, some of whom were still alive when subjected to this treatment. One infamous case was when the Japanese garrison on the island of Chichi Jima executed and ate Navy fliers who were shot down. (Freakishly enough, the one pilot who was rescued by the US Navy was GeorgeHWBush).UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush). 30 of the Japanese garrison were tried, and five convicted. It has also been alleged that instead of being killed straight away, some were kept alive - to keep the meat fresh.
27th Feb '16 11:53:13 AM DeisTheAlcano
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->'''Narrator:''' In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.
-->-- ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

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->'''Narrator:''' In ->''"In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing. \n"''
-->-- '''Narrator''', ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
13th Feb '16 7:19:00 AM gallium
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party Donner Party]], a group of 1840s US pioneers trying to settle the west of their country who [[ShortCutsMakeLongDelays took a shortcut that turned out to be a longcut]], which left them in the position of trying to cross the Sierra Nevada mountain range during a very harsh winter: they got snowed in by ''October''. While most everybody chose to wait it out, a party of messengers set out to seek help; they reached civilization in January. It took four rescue parties to evacuate the remaining survivors, the last of whom did not reach shelter until nearly May.

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party Donner Party]], a group of 1840s US pioneers trying to settle the west of their country who in California. They [[ShortCutsMakeLongDelays took a shortcut that turned out to be a longcut]], which left them in the position of trying to cross the Sierra Nevada mountain range during a very harsh winter: winter. By ''October'' 1846, they got snowed were SnowedIn high up in by ''October''. the Sierras, atop what later was named Donner Pass. When the food ran out, which didn't take long, many of the party resorted to eating the dead. While most everybody chose to wait it out, a party of messengers set out to seek help; they reached civilization in January. It took four rescue parties to evacuate the remaining survivors, the last of whom did not reach shelter until nearly May.April 1847.
13th Feb '16 7:06:51 AM gallium
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* Allegedly happens during prison breaks. Hardened criminals, who intend to escape, would entice a green one to join them. There's a reason such tagalongs are called "porker".
24th Dec '15 10:23:05 PM SilentStranger
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* An episode of the horror anthology ''MastersOfHorror'' was ''TheWashingtonians''. During the harsh winter at Valley Forge, GeorgeWashington and the colonial troops resorted to cannibalism to survive. Unfortunatly, Washington developed a taste for human flesh, quickly degenerating into ImAHumanitarian, and went out of his way to eat it. He professed a desire to turn America into a nation of cannibals. The Washingtonians are a secret conspiracy that has been hiding Washingtons true history, as well as indulging in cannibalism themselves.


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** A more recent episode has the family trapped on a cruise ship that mistakenly belives there is a pandemic happening back on land (actually a movie Bart tricked them with, wanting to extend the family vacation due to the utter misery he and the others had been going through back home). After about 10 days out to sea, society onboard has devolved into a ''LordOfTheFlies'' scenario, and one passenger freaks out because she thinks she has eaten people meat. Its never outright stated that this happened, but its heavily implied.
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