In a quiet, small-town diner a deranged patron, Millard Findlemeyer (Gary Busey), opens fire on the Leigh family. , killing all but the daughter, Sarah Leigh (Robin Sydney). During the trial, Saras testimony sends Millar... more »d to the electric chair and his a« less
The cremated ashes of a serial killer wind up in the seasoning mix at a small-town bakery, resulting in a real live Cookie Monster - with the voice of Gary Busey. No-budget hilarity ensues as the bakery staff try to avoid being sliced and diced by a walking, talking psycho cookie. I swear, I'm not making this up. This notorious cheapie from Charles Band's Full Moon studios has inexplicably spawned two sequels and a crossover film with Band's "Evil Bong" franchise. A stone cold hoot!!
What happened to Full Moon and Charles Band ?
M. A Spitzer | Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA | 11/21/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"During the 90s, Full Moon Entertainment and Charles Band were the KINGS of "direct to video" and "B movies" with CLASSICS like Puppet Masters, Castle Freak, SubSpecies, etc...
But since the millenium, it seems Full Moon and Band have become a spoof of themselves releasing terribly bad movies that are not bad due to budget limitations, but simply due to silliness, stupidity and campiness.
GingerDead Man may be the final blow.... this HORRIBLE film epitomizes what has become of the once cool FULL MOON ENTERNTAINMENT. All the Band films are now the same formula... usually some variation of small re-animated monsters (Doll Graveyard, GingerDead Man, etc...) and don't even try to be good anymore..... it is almost as though they revel in their own badness.
Go to the old 90's back catalog if you want to see some good FULL MOON movies and Charles Band when he took his film-making seriously. But stay away from the new FULL MOON stuff....... GingerDead man was the final blow for us ! If it says Full Moon on the cover from now on, it stays on the shelf!"
Full Moon Full Busey Full B!
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 06/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This week we decided to give you our thoughts on The Gingerdead Man staring Gary Busey. This is the prototypical B movie ladies and gentlemen. It had it all! Awful acting, special effects that could have been topped by a third grade art class, ridiculous dialouge, and for an added bonus: rednecks!
Gary Busey plays a killer who kills all but one in the family who owns and opperates a diner in Anytown, U.S.A. The daughter who remains alive, now runs the place. She has since testified against Busey, who is executed and cremated. Now, Busey's mother is heartbroken, so she does what any good Mom would do: she dumps her son's ashes into the gingerbread dough at the diner in order to exact revenge. At this point, all she needs is a little blood to drip into the dough, and that's it, instant horror B! It's that easy, folks. Anyway, the blood is provided by the idiot boyfriend who pretends to be a wrestler. He gets cut while trying to give himself a sharpshooter.
It's here that Busey comes alive as the Gingerdead man and starts the body count rolling. A bright spot is that the Miz was among the first to go. So, he obviously is stopped. But, they leave this one open for a sequel. Sid can only hope that Full Moon will stay with the Celebrity Fit Club routine and get Screech to star in Bearded Gingerdead Man 2. Maybe the gingerdead man can come back as the keyboard player in Zack Attack. Just the fact that Sid considered this while watching the movie tells you how B it was.
Note an added star was added due to an accidental appearance by a stagehand hiding behind a ladder. Good work Full Moon! Just when we thought you disappeared off the face of the earth, you totally redeem yourself gaining a star below the one and only DEATH RING. So, once again, we definitely recommend The Gingerdead Man if you're in the mood for a good old-fashioned B-horror. A hands down recipient of the Sid the Elf seal of approval.
The best movie about a killer pastry ever produced
Brian Steidinger | Illinois | 01/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very occasionally an ensemble of young actors, an unknown director and a seasoned veteran can come together to produce movie magic. Movies that combine this motley blend of talent launch careers and inspire film makers and audiences alike.
The Ginerdead Man is not such a movie.
The plot of the movie is as follows: A cold-blooded murderer (Gary Busey) kills everyone in an innocent young girl's family, except, of course, for the innocent young girl. He's repaid for his mercy with her damning testimony and is sentenced to death by electrocution. Did I mention that his mother is an evil gypsy witch? That turns out to be important. She takes his ashes and delivers him in the form of ginger-dough to the innocent young girl's bakery.
I should mention some side details. Gary Busey actually kills the protagonist in the first scene of the movie. In the next scene she is no longer dead. This makes for a bit of a continuity error.
Also, the bakery belongs to the innocent young girl's mother, a drunkard who shoots down a competing bakery's banner in the dead of night. Apparently, two bakeries on the same street is a little much--can't over saturate the market. The competing bakery is owned by a bad guy with no respect for little businesses or their belligerently drunken proprietors.
One look at the bakery and it's not too difficult to deduce why they are going out of business. The innocent young girl seriously considers selling the business for 50K, it has an employee who goes by the alias "butcher-baker", and they make twelve inch gingerbread men one at a time.
The Gingerdead Man comes to life and starts killing people. Actually, he kills two people, the competing baker/real-estate moguls daughter (who we learn was awarded the auspicious title "Ms. Pretty-Face of Waico") and the competing baker/real-estate mogul. The audience won't miss them.
The Gingerdead Man himself looks frighteningly like a terd with a face. He's strong though, strong enough to put a Rambo-style survival knife right through the front of someone's cranium. He's also a bit of a cynic, but never once laments that his lot in life is to be a vengeful pastry.
The scene of the Ginerdead Man is at the innocent young girl's bakery. No attempt is made to isolate the Gingerdead Man's victims from the outside world. At any time they could simply walk out of the bakery. In "Jaws" the victims are on a capsizing boat in the middle of the ocean, in "2001 A Space Odyssey" the astronauts are stuck in deep space with a killer-computer. In "The Gingerdead Man" the victims have their cars parked outside and are at the scene of repulsive horror at their own volition.
These blatant contradictions and ridiculous plot inventions are exactly what makes "The Gingerdead Man" such an entertaining movie. The dialogue even has deliberately self-depreciating asides, making characters re-hash the previous events in a manner that highlights just how retarded the central theme is. In fact, on the blooper-reel you can actually see how many takes it took for a character to summarize the plot without laughing.
Is "The Gingerdead Man" a satire on bad B-movie horrors? Yes, but not in the slapstick vein of the "Scary Movie" series. The movie makes all of the pitfalls of bad B-movies, points out that it is making those pitfalls, and then makes no attempt to apologize for them, and that is a recipe for comedic genius. We laugh at the fact that they could leave the bakery at any time, but then notice that a shot of the window reveals cars driving up and down the street outside. The director knows the characters can leave, he even subtly points it out. The joke is on the audience, and it's a funny one.
Ms. Pretty Face of Waico laments the death of her father for about fifteen seconds, steals the ring right off his finger, and then gets stabbed in the face. The Gingerdead man fires a revolver thirty-seven times without reloading. The butcher-baker tears the head off the Gingerdead Man and gasps "Got milk?" The hits just keep on coming.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I think the world is ready for a sequel."
Foul-mouthed and funny
just some guy | USofA | 11/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Silly and fun are the keywords here, and a movie like this can't be taken seriously. It's only about an hour long, but that's all you need. Gary Busey is a murderer who is resurrected as a gingerbread cookie. The formula is old, especially with Full Moon movies, but it's a formula I love and think is quite funny. If you don't laugh with delight when you see the Gingerdead Man in action, you don't have a sense of humor - and you should stay away from all of the fun Full Moon movies. The acting is quite good for such a cheesy movie, the lead girl is gorgeous, and the foul-mouthed Gingerdead Man doll is very well done. Just look at the DVD cover. Oh man, that says it all. Superb!"
One of the top 10 all time worst movies ever made
R. W. Groenewald | 02/13/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I went into this movie knowing what a piece it would be, it's kinda my thing to want to watch terrible movies. Knowing what studio was behind this disasterpiece, it could never fail to disapoint. The 1 hour runtime itself is laughable, throw in an unbelievable plot and some really bad acting and you know you've got a real gem. The fact that Gary Busey is in it really just tops it off. If you ever liked watching drive in horror movies like Silent Night Deadly Night, Critters, or Trancers...you will have to check this turd out."