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December 16, 2017
When The Gingerdead Man is on screen, it's a lot of fun. Sadly, he makes few appearances and his body count is very low. The acting leaves a lot to be desired and the pacing is a little slow. If you've seen all the other holiday horror movies and liked them, maybe give this one a shot. If not, there are many other much better entries in the genre.
November 5, 2017
Well, there goes horror baking.
½ June 22, 2017
Have you ever imagined what Child's Play would be like if, in place of the psychotic killing doll, there was a psychotic killing lump of dough? No? Well Charles Band certainly has, and rather than just imagining it he went ahead and actually made the movie. The Ginerdead Man is the apotheosis of cheap, schlocky horror comedy. Bargain-basement effects, paltry budget, silly acting, nonsensical yet perversely fascinating premise. I was surprised to find that it had a handful of sympathisable characters and even the odd nice character moment, so it's far from the worst I've ever seen. But you know exactly what you're getting yourself in for when you watch it. Gary Busey is given all the classic baddie pun-liners, most of which elicit a laugh purely because of their sheer ridiculousness, and the stupidity of the heros is always worth a chuckle. Needless to say, it's not to everyone's tastes, but with a group of friends and an avalanche of booze on hand, it can sit comfortably alongside the likes of The Room, Manos & Plan 9 From Outer Space on a list of films so awful that, by some scientifically unexplainable paradox, somehow become magnificent.
December 20, 2016
Like a lot of Charles Band movies, it's a cool and fun creature / villain, but the rest of the movie is a bit dull.
½ December 13, 2016
Boring and ineffective movie
August 26, 2016
Somehow this movie takes place in only 3 rooms of a bakery, and not in an avant-garde indie kind of way. The film brow-beats the audience with confusing plot, terrible cinematography, and equally bad acting to match. It is a singular experience.
½ July 21, 2016
Whoever came up with the idea that there should be a movie about an evil gingerbread man voiced by Gary Busy is a genius! Producer/Director Charles Band is my guess as to who came up with that gem of an idea. The movie itself, as you would expect, is ridiculous, but the film wisely does not take itself seriously. However, this film doesn't really bother to do much more than let Busey spew one-liners (which are pretty funny when voiced by Busey) and let the evil gingerbread man kill the unsuspecting bakers. The humor isn't all that funny and the characters aren't all that interesting. I always kind of harken back to "Trancers" as a Band film that really did take the time to develop characters and story, while also being a low-budget genre movie. So this film gets a two and a half star rating for Busey being an evil gingerbread man. This movie made me wish they would release "I'm with Busey" on on video. Maybe it's time for a YouTube search.
June 3, 2016
With overlong opening and closing credits, the 70 minute runtime ends up being something like 55. With this and it's blatantly silly self-aware stupidity, there really isn't too much to get mad about especially for someone who can tolerate this kind of shock. I will say that they should have explored this further; go all out with the bad puns and wacky kills.
½ April 4, 2016
I understand B level horror movies are bad. I know their budgets are very limited. However, this movie is beyond terrible. The acting is horrendous. Gary Busey has the best performance in this movie. That's a sign this movie is doomed. Another thing, there's only one location and it has poor lighting throughout the movie. The cast doesn't have any chemistry together. They sleep walk throughout the movie. There were moments in this movie where I wanted to yell at it. This movie might become a cult classic, but it won't make my list.
February 1, 2016
Sometimes you've just gotta watch a stinker, and this undoubtedly fits that bill. It's the brief (but not quite brief enough) saga of a cold-blooded killer who's put to death, then somehow returns to life as a stabbin', laughin', wise-crackin', foot-tall slab of holiday confectionery. As if that premise needed a little extra kick, this monstrous devil-cookie also happens to be voiced by Gary Busey. The concept itself is hilarious for all of ten minutes, but burns out quickly as the plot tries, courageously but hopelessly, to make us care about his victims. It's atrociously acted of course, the equivalent of D-grade porn stars who keep their clothes on, so those misguided storytelling efforts don't even have a fighting chance. A moment rarely passes without some manner of absurd stupidity. If it isn't a particularly bad pun, a wickedly awful special effect or a pathetic dash of vacant dialog, surely there's a glaringly obvious editing mistake in view. We're talking night-becomes-day-becomes-night, several times in the same scene. Removing a baking pan from the oven with bare hands, commenting on how its contents are freshly scorched, then casually setting it aside. Firing seventeen times from a six-shooter. Though it runs for just an hour and ten minutes, that seems about twice as long as it should've. I had almost as much fun glancing at the cover art as I did watching the entire thing.
½ October 20, 2015
Gary Busey, that's it.
July 11, 2015
A film that sounds so absolutely shit, I have to see it.
½ October 18, 2014
Not as good as you'd think it would be.
½ April 19, 2014
The great Charles Band from Full Moon productions made this little snoozer about a killer who is reincarnated as a Gingerbread Man. This idea and movie in general was a piss poor attempt and even with it's low budget it still didn't try to do anything clever. It's like they wanted to make a movie with an idea so stupid just because they wanted to. They succeeded. Gary Busey's screen time is only a few minutes. He then voices for the duration of the movie The Gingerdead Man itself. There's not much gore here or even any nudity. It's just one long meandering film meant to be bad to begin with. That's about it.
March 19, 2014
Gary Busey at his best
January 18, 2014
yes, it's just as stupid and idiotic as you'd expect
the filmmakers actually went with the idea to make Gary Busey voice a killer Gingerbread cookie
you want to laugh at just the first scene they use black magic to bring back a serial killer
these actors are so boring and their arcs are not the least bit enthralling, I was really wondering where the damn cookie was this whole time just to get things rolling
the acting is just as bad
I was just slapping my forehead so many times at the sheer stupidity of this comedy
that's what it is, a bad comedy and not horror
I supposed though if you want to laugh yourself silly to pass some time then this should be ok
trying to do emotional depth with a premise this asinine is never easy
½ December 28, 2013
A convicted robber and murderer is executed/cremated. His mom puts his ashes in gingerbread dough, delivering it to the bakery he robbed. Blood mixes with it, it is cooked in the oven when a power surge occurs. He turns into a gingerbread man bent on furthering his killing. Pretty damn stupid. There are many other little monsters who kill films worth watching (just look for my reviews down further).
October 15, 2013
0 stars. couldnt even flip through it for 5 minutes
September 9, 2013
This cookie might be a little half-baked, but it is far from stale. Like an edible Chucky, the Gingerdead man, voiced by Academy Award nominee Gary Busey (who also provides a cameo role as the killer who comes to inhabit the deadly dessert) is a delightfully evil little bastard hell set on revenge. The entire film, that of which clocks in at a little over an hour, takes places entirely, and appropriately, inside a small town bakery after dark. It is in this ideal setting that the Gingerdead man goes on a homicidal rampage, well, to be fair, only about two people die, but an old lady does get her finger cut off, so the gore is still significant enough to warrant a recommendation. That being said, there were one or two missed opportunities for gleeful depravity, but thanks to its supremely lean running time, the film never drags, and the one note joke never gets old. Suffice it to say, The Gingerdead Man is not one of your grandma's cookies.
August 6, 2013
The Ginderdead Man is as stupid and badly written as film can be. That being sad, it is also an idiotically fun ride that is funny and little insane.
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