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Evil Bong (2006)
About what you'd expect...
I was at Charles Band's Full Moon Horror Road Show a couple weeks ago and managed to score a free copy of Evil Bong, due to be released October 24th. This was the movie they were most actively promoting. Kristyn Green, who plays Janet in the movie, was in attendance and they were auctioning off a prop of Eebee, the evil bong.
If you're not familiar with Full Moon Features, they're headed by B-movie veteran Charles Band, and are mostly responsible for direct to video features the likes of Subspecies, the Puppet Master series, and Castle Freak. Full Moon's goal was to create low budget horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films while retaining a modest budget feel. He has managed to do that by using film and incorporating decent soundtracks to his features.
One part movie, one part marketing device; Evil Bong features cameos from several Full Moon features including Jack Deth of Trancers, Phil Fondacaro of Decadent Evil, Ooga Booga from Doll Graveyard, and I believe a jack-in-the-box from Demonic Toys. Also, it serves as advertisement for Band's line of extremely tacky bras, Monster Bras, that include latex mouths, sharks heads, or other excessively silly latex creations affixed to the cups. During the Road Show, shirts, DVDs, toy replicas of the Evil Bong, and Monster Bras were on sale.
So, just how is this horror comedy? About what you'd expect, not that great but entertaining. The characters are very stereotypical stoner characters. Though the portrayal of marijuana is not entirely insulting. After all, it is the bong that is evil, not the herb. There are plenty of marijuana leaf animated fades to the next scene, not unlike what they use on That 70s Show which gives the movie a sitcom feel. The soundtrack is pretty good. The actors give their best, but their best isn't very good. Bill Moseley, of Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Devil's Rejects, makes an appearance. Tommy Chong does too.
College nerd, Alistair (David Weidoff), moves in with stoners; Brett, Larnell, and Bachman. Soon, Larnell's special delivery arrives, a large 1960s bong from New Orleans the original owner claims is possessed, which he bought through a classified ad.
The bong is named Eebie and begins to take on more human characteristics the more they use it. Eventually, it begins to draw from them their very souls. That is when the user finds themselves in the bong world, populated by strippers both topless and in Band's Monster Bras, as well as other characters from Full Moon Features.
The bong's previous owner, Jimbo Leary (Tommy Chong), shows up to do battle with the bong if he can just keep it together long enough.