Updated: Dec 17, 2019
I grew up in the 80’s walking to the Video Den at the Copper Tree Mall in Oakland, NJ to rent bad horror movies. My cousins and I spent countless hours watching The Stuff, Faces of Death, Chopping Mall and Sleepaway Camp and many, many others. Over the years I occasionally kept up with the cheesy horror genre but never having seen the original 2005 movie Gingerdead Man or its sequels, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the new series by Action Lab Danger Zone and presented by Full Moon Features. I didn’t really know the back story but I had heard the name before and while not really considering myself any kind of bad horror aficionado, personally knowing writer Brockton McKinney had me going all in.
McKinney has no problem penning this type of book as his style of writing is perfect for the story of a killer gingerbread man who goes on a murderous rampage. His use of local area businesses and business owners is nothing short of hilarious. This book doesn’t take itself too seriously as again it’s a book about a killer gingerbread man and that more than anything will keep me reading. I feel like I definitely want to go out and find a copy of the original movie now to see the back story in all its frosted chewy gore. The art by Sergio Rios is great and the perfect style for this book. The maniacal nature of the Gingerdead Man is absolutely conveyed through the different facial expressions and obviously the gore and ways he dispatches different victims.
I now have the song Candyman stuck in my head but mentally replacing candy man with Gingerdead Man so thanks for that Brock. All in all Gingerdead Man is a fun, twisted read and I would definitely recommend it for any horror genre fans as well as most Action Lab Danger Zone readers who are used to such books as Zombie Tramp, Vampblade and Puppet Master.