The public’s fascination with the walking dead, zombies, and purveyors of eating human flesh never seems to be fully satisfied. This past weekend in London saw a human butcher shop open to promote the latest Resident Evil installment, resident Evil 6. The pop-up butcher shop was located at London’s Smithfields Meat Market. Fans of the movie, and unsuspecting passersby, were treated to the delectably gory world of the fictional butcher in the game, Wesker & Son, who has a ravenous appetite for human flesh.
People happening upon the butcher shop will be invited to come in and sample or purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head. Some of these treats have mouth watering names like ‘Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages’ and ‘J’avo Caught Human Thigh Streaks.’ All proceeds from the sale of these delicious meats is being donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.
Fans can even go a step further and attend two days of lectures at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum, where they can explore some of the themes from the game and how they link up to real life. Dr. Morgaine Gaye, a food futurologist, will discuss future trends in human food consumption and explore cannabalism through history. Prof. John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists, will discuss viruses and examine whether or not the game’s infamous C-Virus could ever truly become a reality — let’s hope not.