Monday, October 01, 2007

Attack of the killer cookie

Attack of the killer gingerbread man

I was bored in Blockbuster today, waiting for my husband to choose a movie. He is incapable of choosing one without carefully exploring every aisle in the store at least twice, so I had a bit of time to kill. That was how I learned that video stores can be really entertaining. Next time you're waiting for your movie-obsessed spouse to FIND A DAMN MOVIE ALREADY, try the horror section for some comic relief. Skip the well-known flicks though; you aren't looking for something to actually watch. Instead, check out the awful-sounding, straight-to-video B-movies. Today's winner in the "You've got to be kidding" category is a comedy-horror flick called The Gingerdead Man. Yes. Really. Someone made a horror flick about a killer cookie. And it stars Gary Busey. I'm thinking he either lost a bet or was really desperate for money.

I haven't seen this masterpiece, but I nearly rolled on the floor laughing while reading the blurb on the back of the case. And just like Dave Barry, I'm not making this up.

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, Sara's testimony sends Millard to the electric chair and his ashes are sent to his mother. In a vow of revenge, Millard's mother mixes her son's ashes with a secret gingerbread cookie mix, which makes its way into Sarah Leigh's bakery. When one of the bakery employees, Brick Fields (Jonathan Chase) cuts his arm and accidentally bleeds into the mixture, an old curse spawns a deadly 12' walking, talking, killing gingerbread cookie and wreaks havoc on anything standing in his way!

I might have to watch this thing just out of morbid curiosity.

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