Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008)

Director: Silvia St. Croix

Writers: William Butler, Muffy Bolding, Aaron Strongoni

Composer: ???

Starring: Michelle Bauer, Pieter Christian Colson, Michael Deak, Bruce Dent, Travis Dixon, Junie Hoang, K-von, Frank Nicotero, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Porter, Kelsey Sanders, Viorel Sergovici, David Sivits, Jon Southwell, John Vulich, Bryce Wagoner, Zack Wagoner

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Freshly Baked Terror!

Plot: The horrifying yet delicious and chewy Gingerdead Man causes murder and mayhem on the set of a horrible low budget movie set. It will take the determination of the studio's young new owner to save both his company and well as the lives of his young new friends. Including a terminally ill young boy whose final wish it was to meet the studios stars - The Tiny Terrors.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you like this sort of thing, you're going to like it.  That's a shitty way of putting it but it's true.  If you like the output Full Moon offers then this is more of the same.  One thing I dug about it is how it turns the camera on itself and presents a parody of the studio and everything about it as far as making movies filled with bad puns, relying on puppets and milking a franchise for all they can.  That part was great.  The Gingerdead Man stuff was almost a side story which I'm OK with.  The cooking/baking puns are back en force but there's more to it than being a sequel which is why I gave it a higher score.   The pacing is pretty quick and the just over an hour running time fits the film just fine.  The music, I'm guessing, is probably from Full Moon's library which might explain the absence of a composer's name in the credits.  It seemed like the film was almost wall to wall with score so it makes sense that it would've been culled from stock cues in their library.  That's cheap and easy to do versus hiring someone to score it.  The music is pretty good, too, especially for a film like this done on the cheap and direct-to-video route.  I've got the 3 film box set with all of the Gingerdead Man pictures (except vs. EVIL BONG).  I'm going to cut this one loose and skip the third film.  It's not doing anything for me at this point. The only extras on this disc are trailers for this film, DANGEROUS WORRY DOLLS (2008), EVIL BONG (2006), and DECADENT EVIL 2 (2007).

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