Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gingerdead Man (2005)

How bad is it? It's way too slow-going.
Should you see it? If you're already a fan of Charles Band, or you don't expect much.

This is yet another Charles Band film, directed by him as well as produced, so you know there's going to be a silly premise and very cheap budget and a few yuks. Unfortunately, this just never gets going - though it's spawned two sequels so far, which are almost exactly the same. Here, Gary Busey plays a deranged killer (typecasting?) sentenced to the electric chair, whose cremated remains get mixed with gingerbread by his mother, who happens to be a witch. A little accidentally added blood and a power surge cause the monster to become animated. From there on, it's just an unstoppable killing machine that happens to be oddly cute and you've seen it all before. At the climax, the Gingerdead Man's head gets eaten, but that only causes the eater to become possessed and he has to be thrown into an oven. Admittedly, this just barely could be considered a Christmas movie.

No comments:

Post a Comment