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The Ten Best Movie and Television Cannibals (Video)

Humans, it seems, will eat just about anything. We eat cows, pigs, ducks, chickens, and fish all the time and think nothing of it. In other countries people eat insects, lizards, snakes, rodents and even our family pet, the dog.

Since Travel Channel launched No Reservations and Bizarre Foods, the practice of eating snakes, bats, squirrels, iguanas, eels, scorpions and just about anything else that can crawl, swim, slither, or run has come into our living rooms, if not our kitchens....yet. And still, one taboo remains. There's one creature on this planet that we've yet to embrace as food....people!

Though most of us would have to be trapped in the Andes to consider eating people, it happens all the time...in the movies. From campy zombie movies to classic musicals, we present our ten favorite cannibals.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss