I am a huge B movie fan and a fan of Charles Band and his Full Moon Pictures love the low budget style they bring. This one is one of those that you have to go into this knowing what you are getting and accept it. Gary Busey is indeed the Gingerdead Man; yes a gingerbread cookie with a killer attitude. This is absolutely not a classic and is absolutely pure low budget greatness, I love it. Plus I like the fact that the film is set in Waco Texas which is like little over an hour away from me.
The Leigh family is killed in a robbery by a madman played by Busey except the little girl of the family. She sends him to jail with her testimony at court and he eventually goes to the chair. His mother says she will get revenge and after receives her son's ashes her plan takes place. She takes them to the bakery that Sarah Leigh owns and works at and gets it mixed into the gingerbread mix. Once the cookies are cut [this one in particular is bigger for some reason] and baked the fun begins as does the killing.
Let me say from jump that the special effects for this film are as funny as the idea of this movie. The Gingerdead man looks cool and Busey is absolutely brilliant as the cookie, the writing favors him a lot. Writers August White and William Butler came up with a crazy idea some horrible dialogue and some funny one liners for the baked good. Charles Band is a producer and director for this one and while nowhere near earlier classics it is kinda funny.
As for acting every one other Busey and his voice over and lead Robin Sydney need some work, some pretty bad stuff. Our lead shows that she can carry herself for the entire film but that is about it, also that one guy she hooks up seems like he is older than the character he plays. But overall the deaths are ok but are really funny because of how bad the film kinda is. I thought this film was funny and did not regret buying it, in fact part 2 [passion of the crust] here I come.
Full Moon has done it again. They've turned out a formula movie that's worth watching, at least to B horror movie fans. The plot is simple- guy robs bakery killing the father and son owner, but lets the daughter live- the daughter testifies against the killer- killer gets executed- killer's deranged mother has his ashes mixed in with cookie dough at the offending bakery- possessed cookie goes on a killing spree. The puppet work is fun to watch and some of the special effects … more
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