Expired, But Still Good – Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)

Beginning with as a spoof that sees the Gingerdead Man as Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs, it only gets crazier from there as he travels back in time to the 1970s and lands in a roller disco packed with horny teenagers. From there, the killing begins and finally after numerous people end up dead, to stop the living baked good from murdering everyone, it will take the combined efforts of Hitler, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Lizzie Borden, the Clarice lookalike and his former prison guard to stop him.

Nobody should like this picture. It is awful from start to finish. Surprisingly though, it was the right kind of awful and for all the bad that is to be found within, it somehow manages to be entertaining. Even the Gingerdead Man himself manages to lift the spirits with his performance, though he is often far more than crude and adds little to the picture until he actually starts to kill people. There are quite a few murders that take place, but the special effects suck the magic right out of them as they are so utterly bad. If the filmmakers had gone the practical route, the film would have ended up being far better than it was. The acting was not all that bad and the script was decent as well, but the problem with this film as with most Full Moon pictures is that it tries to be too many things at once, in this case a parody, a comedy and a horror film all at the same time. If it had focused upon one of those aspects to a greater degree, there is every chance that this movie could have been the best in the franchise.

One has to wonder just what it is that makes Full Moon put out films such as these, but as bad as they tend to be, they still manage to pull in the viewer because there is always the hope that it could be better than what one expects. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver, also known as Roller Boogieman, is just that – better than what was expected.

2.5 out of 5

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