Full Moon is a company that seems to be afraid of nothing. The company’s film catalog is chocked full of awesome and obscure concepts, even those that might seem taboo to some folks. But one of my favorite series thus far are the EVIL BONG films. Cheap and schlocky, these films redefine B-grade horror, and I LOVE THEM. I just can’t get enough. EVIL BONG 420 is the latest release in this group, and it certainly does not disappoint.
If you are not familiar with EVIL BONG 420, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Full Moon Features:
Polish your balls and head to the lanes. Rabbit has escaped the Evil Bong’s World of Weed, and has opened a topless bowling alley. It’s the Grand Opening and the balls are rolling, the boobs are bouncing and the weed is plentiful. When his old friends, Larnell and Sarah Leigh stop by to help him celebrate his wacky new business venture, things are finally looking up for Rabbit, right? Wrong! Evil Bong is hot on Rabbit’s trail. With the help of the murderous Gingerdead Man, they crash the most balls out party of the century. But Gingerdead Man has plans of his own when he learns that the secret to becoming a real man is getting his cookies off. The Bong is BACK!! And so is everybody else, including Sarah Leigh (Robin Sydney), Larnell (John Patrick Jordan), Rabbit (Sonny Carl Davis), Velicity (Amy Paffrath), Hambo, Gingerdead Man, Ooga Booga and tons of insane surprise guests. It’s the movie with its mind firmly in the gutter. EVIL BONG 420 has the biggest balls, boobs and bongs you’ll see all year.
There are so many things to like about this movie, but it won’t be for everyone. I will wager many people will start watching this and shut it off shortly afterward. The acting is cheesy, the dialogue is simplistic, and the plot…well, there’s not much to it. But all of these factors combine to make a great B-film experience. If you’re a fan of Full Moon films like me, you’ll love this flick.
EVIL BONG 420 looks like it was shot on a home video camera, but that does not detract from the film at all. In fact, it adds to the charm. The look and feel of the movie reminds me of a late-80s/early 90s creature-feature that tries to be serious.
As I mentioned above, the acting is cheezy, and it is not confined to one particular actor…it’s pretty much everybody. But honestly, I don’t think I would have liked the movie as much if it wasn’t. I especially like Sonny Carl Davis, who plays Rabbit. Davis has a knack for delivering one-liners with zing.
The special effects are typical Full Moon-fashioned fun. Gingerdead Man still looks like a turd with a face, while Evil Bong shines with her bad-assed attitude and curvy stature. You just can’t ask for much more when you’re looking at a film like this.
EVIL BONG 420 is a major win for me, and I can’t wait to see where they take the series next. I really like how this film incorporates a couple of different Full Moon franchises (much like DOLLMAN VS. DEMONIC TOYS did). This is a fun piece of cheezy pie, so don’t expect an Academy Award winner. If you can watch it with the right mindset, you’re in for a treat. The film hits store shelves next week, so make a note.