Evil Bong Reviews
It had a great and cute ending.
Charles Band's EVIL BONG : "If there is one thing that this pad is lacking, it's a killer Fucking Bong!" -Line from EVIL BONG -
After nearly dropping the book 150 MOVIES THAT YOU SHOULD DIE BEFORE YOU SEE by Steve Miller in a fit of laughter after reading the small section about a 2006 film called EVIL BONG, I thought to myself that after some really odd films that I have seen (I.E WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY, THE KILLER SHREWS, TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE) how could a film like this even exist. Then again sadly this is the same guy who saw SANTA AND THE ICE CREAM BUNNY yeah why wouldn't there be a movie about a killer Fucking Bong. From Cult Filmmaker Charles Band under his Full Moon Pictures label, EVIL BONG is one odd horror comedy that sees a geeky college student move into a dormitory that is home to three pot smokers.
One day one of the bright pot-heads gets the idea to buy a possessed bong which as soon as it is fired up the Bong (called Eebee) starts to kill the roommates so it's up to the Geeky student, His Girlfriend and a Hot Wheels obsessed Tommy Chong ( Of CHEECH & CHONG fame) must join forces to kill the Bong. Silly, with weak humour and Band's Post-PUPPETMASTER trademark by having evil small puppets/ dolls/ or imamate objects in 80% of his horror films, EVIL BONG despite being mildly amusing gets a bummer rating of 50% from me.
Full Moon fans will get a kick out of the multitude of cameos from the Full Moon hall of fame including Tim Thomerson, Bill Moseley, Phil Fondacaro, The Gingerdead Man, Ooga Booga and Jack Attack.
My biggest complaint was not the poor acting, story, etc. or the multitude of camp found in the film instead it came from the terrible villain. As a concept, Eebee the evil bong works well and Michelle Mais does some good voice acting, but the creature FX were just terrible. Essentially just a molded piece that was painted, Eebee had very little to do. And when the bong finally started to "move" the range of motion was akin to a painting being pushed from behind the canvas trying to make it talk. I realise budgets are tight but a simple hand puppet similar to those old Boggles toys would have worked.
I'd say this film probably works best in the stoner horror Full Moon fan crowd, but I'm not sure that's really a big enough group to warrant a film and the affection put into this film as a result, kinda shows Band didn't think so either.