Monday, September 25, 2017

The Gingerdead Man [2005]

[Cross-posted on the Bad Movie Night Facebook page.]

Three young people with terrible accents (Normal Girl, Not MIchael Lillard, and Bitch) and a few other bakery employees (Other Girl, Drunk Lady, and Butcher-Baker) get terrorized by an evil gingerbread man voiced by Gary Busey. Basically the whole reason we watched this movie was to find out how the gingerdead man comes to be. A robber-murderer who did a whole lot of bad things in a bakery gets executed and cremated. The cremains end up getting sent to the bakery in a box claiming they were gingerbread supplies and then ended up getting mixed into the dough. The result is a one and a half foot terror who loves to murder and pun and is clearly a handpuppet. 

He kills. Or at least tries to. Weirdly, only Bitch seems to die for real. Butcher-Baker, who left the bakery before the madness started, comes back to save the day by eating him. It doesn't work because the spirit of the murderer infects him. They shove him in the oven. In the future, it is clear that there are more cremains kicking around and potential for a whole army of gingerdead men but we will not be a part of that.

At an hour and ten minutes (ten minutes of which are all slow moving credits) this movie isn't even worth the time. It is noteable though that the only song with lyrics in the film was written by the director and the rest of the score sounds like a Danny Elfman knock-off.

We have no intentions of watching the sequels but you should know there are three:
* "Gingerdead Man 2: Passion Of The Crust"
* "Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver"
* "Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong."

Spoon Rating: 1.5

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