The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Director: Charles Band
Producer: Charles Band, Jethro Rothe-Kushel
Writer: William Butler, Domonic Muir
Date Released: August 30, 2005
Gary Busey as Millard Findlemeyer /The Gingerdead Man
Robin Sydney as Sarah Leigh
Ryan Locke as Amos Cadbury
Alexia Aleman as Lorna Dean
Jonathan Chase as ‘Brick’ Fields
Margaret Blye as Betty Leigh
Daniela Melgoza as Julia
Rating = 1/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The Gingerdead Man follows a killer, Millard Findlemeyer, who, after being caught for his crimes, was executed by electric chair and cremated. When a mysterious person drops off what appears to be baking seasoning, baker, Sarah Leigh starts to open the crate. But, her colleague cuts himself and his blood drips into the crate. It turns out that Findlemeyer’s ashes were in that crate and he fuses with the tasty ingredients becoming the Gingerdead Man. Now there is a cute, delicious, killer treat on the loose. With the killer gingerbread man roaming the bakery, the bakery workers must try to survive and defeat the evil pastry.
There are some gore scenes throughout the film. For example, in one scene, the Gingerdead Man slices one woman’s finger off. In another example, a knife is thrown into someone’s forehead. Despite the fact that these scenes are gory, there is some comedic element to them as well.
The Grave Review
For whatever reason, you can always tell how terrible a film is going to be by the music. The concept of The Gingerdead Man is so ridiculous, there are few things to say about it. For a 2005, the film quality was horrific and the acting was even worse. Although there are some funny lines in this film but are just too good to avoid. For example, one victim is calling her father and says on the phone, “There are some homicidal baked goods after us!”” The film would be a good opener to shows like Restaurant: Impossible. This is a health code violation! What is this, a killer gingerbread man? Had you sanitized, this would never have happened.
However, the biggest question is why would Gary Busey agree to be in this film? Up to this point, he has been in some successful films and has had a good movie career. But I suppose work is just work.
Much of the concept made little sense. It is best not to think too hard about the story when you watch this film. But I think we can all agree, if your arm is bleeding, do not drip it over ginger seasoning. If you do, a gingerbread man will come alive and kill you. Doesn’t everyone know that? Well, now you do.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Gingerdead Man (2005) one grave out of five graves.
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