As someone who could care less about smoking pot and who has never so much as taken a single hit off a joint, April 20th is just another day for me -- albeit one I've learned to stay off social media. In fact, I might not even notice the date on the calendar were it not for the release of a new Evil Bong movie from Full Moon Features, who have celebrated the date with a new entry in the franchise for the last three years running. And while it's never going to be my favorite of the studio's many ongoing series, I'll be goddamned if this latest effort isn't a surprising amount of fun and probably my favorite of the seven Evil Bong films (including the six in this run and a spin-off feature, Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong).
Mindy Robinson is back, this time playing the new owner of the head shop that has appeared in previous entries; she's Lucy Furr, a Goth chick who performs a blood sacrifice because she wants to open a portal to Hell. And open a portal she does! Once it's open, both the trash-talking bong EeBee and the Gingerdead Man escape back into our world to wreak havoc. Also joining in this time is Full Moon regular Robin Sydney, not reprising her role as Sarah Leigh from The Gingerdead Man but instead as Harley Quinn-esque Faux Batty Boop, the foxy clown last seen in Killjoy's Psycho Circus and teleported to the streets of Los Angeles as the movie opens. Sonny Carl Davis reprises his role as horny stoner Rabbit, while Jessica Morris joins the cast as the spiritual Misty. Somehow, all of these characters end up in Sexy Hell where they must compete in a bong-ripping competition with the Devil (here called "Beezlebud," because weed, and played by an actor credited only as "The Don"). Thankfully, Batty Boop and Misty have a secret weapon: The Gingerweed Man.
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