The initiation involves the geek to go into an abandoned theme park and bring back something scary after spending a couple of hours in there. However, the girlfriend of the jock feels sorry for the geek and follows him in.
Obviously eventually the Jock follows too.
When in the theme park we meet Gingerclown, voiced by the one and only Tim Curry, just don't call him Dorothy.
His friends are there too voiced by a mixture of classic horror and comedy actors. - Lance Henriksen (see nearly every horror ever), Brad Dourif (Childs Play), Sean Young (Ace Ventura), and Michael Winslow (Police Academy).
They don't like that some teens are in their theme park and well, try killing the teens.
'Gingerclown' is one of those movies you see that's so bad it's funny, unintentionally funny.
There were parts where the jock, named Biff (our first of many references to early films) doesn't know how to use the stairs properly, then finds a floor piano and suddenly our next reference hits from the movie 'BIG'.
There's also a Sports Almanac just for double reference to 'Back To The Future' and a 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' poster, which is clearly for Tim Curry being in the film, considering 'Rocky Horror' was a 1975 film, and nobody had been in the theme park since the 60's, honest.
To back that up, there's a newspaper from 1963 about Kennedy's shooting.
I was really excited about the film thanks to actors voicing the creatures.
Then I found out that the creatures weren't even built properly, basically people just stood with something on their shoulders to hold up a big head.
That looks worse than the low budget end of a Full Moon film puppet.
The actual live actors were also terrible. They seemed they were going to constantly burst into song they were that unnecessarily loud and seeming like an ignorant talking to the deaf.
Unfortunately I was disappointed in the film.
It had potential, and every now and again it really felt like it could finally lead somewhere.
Alas, it didn't.
It's a shame really, and a waste of good talent. (The voice actors only......ONLY).
Except for the voice actors, the only other really good things were the sets.
They used an actual real theme park open to the public.
Other than that though?
Well, at first, up until half way through I felt this film could be a cult classic talked about in hush tones in 20 years, passed around on a dusty old scratched up DVD.
Then I got to the end, and realised you'll forget about it in 20 hours.
Oh and before my score and final word, the DVD cover is extremely deceptive.
This is the cover:
Originally in 3D, which in only 1 scene it would be used.