If you’re aren’t happy with your local butchery, look no further than Wesker & Son, serving human hands, sexual deviant’s offal, and athlete’s torsos starting September 28, 2012.
London residents can find Capcom’s pop-up “human butchery” in the famous Smithfield’s meat market. The video game company set up this faux-shop to promote it’s sixth installment of the survival horror series, Resident Evil, set for release on October 2. Edible treats such as peppered human & lemon sausages and J’avo-Caught Human Thigh Steak will be available for purchase until 6 P.M. September 29th. The best part about this stunt is all the proceeds from Wesker & Son will be donated to the Limbless Association, who provide information and support for the limb-loss community.
The stand is sickening, in the best way possible. The meat-shaped “human hands” and the offal bits are outstanding, and the sight of human limbs among whole hogs hanging on meat hooks is a fantastic, haunting image. The sense of humor is brilliant, and will win major points with fans of the popular series, but may fall short for regular market shoppers. Looking at a severed human penis prop is probably not the best way to start your grocery trip.
It’s hard not to admire all the geeky details this booth. The nod to Wesker, the series’ antagonist, in the shop’s name and the ability to purchase red and green herbs, the source of health for the game, would make any U.S. fan want to take a transatlantic flight straight into the Smithfield market, promptly followed by a trip to the nearest retailer to purchase their copy of Resident Evil 6.