Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008)
Director: Silvia St. Croix
Where to get it: Echo Bridge
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.
Some might be disappointed that this movie doesn’t have any of the main cast from the original film, but at least take ease in knowing it’s a better film. Our Gingerdead man has a new voice and perhaps it does take a little too long for the killing to start, but it’s at lot more fun. It does take around 35 minutes before our first death, but the violence and blood is raised up a bit from before. The film is far better looking, better made, and even a lot funnier. One of the perks of the film taking place on a set of a low budget film is that you at times feel the irony of this being a Full Moon film. And as a result a lot of the jokes come across as self aware jabs at themselves and it works a whole lot better than the original movie’s plot did, even if it technically doesn’t flow the two films together all that well.
Being as (dare I say) well written and self aware as this film is, the story even has a bit of a surprise at the end that pokes fun at horror writers and bloggers a bit. It’s all in good fun, like the film as a whole. But the film does still pack enough faults to hold it back just a bit. The characters are likeable, but a little too silly to really get behind or care about. The actual plot of the film doesn’t come across as coherent or solid as it should. Things do get a little far fetched, especially at the end. And as fun and light hearted as this one can be, the movie does at times (especially at the end) maybe go a little too far and could ruffle the feathers of anyone watching with strong religious beliefs. But if we just take a look at the title of the film that shouldn’t shock you that much or take you by surprise. Overall, I’d call Gingerdead Man 2 a fun but at times a little too silly entry into the Full Moon library. But it wouldn’t be bad for any night you just want to kick back and watch something that’s a little goofy.