A parody trailer, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDvgL58h_Y The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon]]'' pokes fun at the horror genre, particularly the so-called "TorturePorn" movies like ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' which focus on, [[ShapedLikeItself well, see the title]]. It stars Paul Clemens as a man who is suddenly attacked by a supernatural being (Brian Rohan) for a (possibly imagined) slight against the Powers That Be. This attack is made with a normal spoon, the bowl struck sharply against the target's body, and is seldom ceased. The victim is sent spiraling past the brink of insanity from the constant flogging, and resorts to continually, and comedically, extreme lengths to get rid of his tormentor, all ending in failure, and in some cases even [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfiring immensely]].

After the immense success of the original parody trailer, ''The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon'' (abbreviated HSMWEIW) has become a Website/YouTube series, including an "Ask Jack" featuring an interview with the victim, an interactive adventure [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption which cannot be won]], and a new mini-series called "Ginosaji Vs. Ginosaji".

A ''real'' movie version, titled ''Ginosaji'', is currently in pre-production. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/richardgale/ginosaji-the-horribly-slow-murderer-movie-project Here is the Kickstarter page for it.]] The campaign ended with 155.71% funding[[note]]That's $77,855 pledged of its $50,000 goal[[/note]], but additional funding for the movie can still be made through [[https://ginosaji.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders the Backerkit shop]], which has currently made more than $7,000 as of March 2017.

!!This work provides examples of:

* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:[[Franchise/StarWars Spoon Wars]]]]. Even in his dreams, Jack can't fight off the Ginosaji.
* AHandfulForAnEye: In Spoon Wars, Jack impales the Ginosaji with a lightsaber. The Ginosaji then spits a mouthful of black blood into Jack's eyes, blinding him.
* AwesomeButImpractical: All the Ginosaji does to bring Jack into this misery is whacking him with a spoon; it does not use the spoon for any other methods of killing, such as [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon cutting his heart/eyes out with a spoon]]. The awesome part is... [[DontExplainTheJoke care to explain]]?
* TheBadGuyWins: In all the videos so far.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-faa56l-s In this follow up.]] [[spoiler:It [[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't work out]] for Jack.]]
* BigBad: The Ginosaji seems to be this.
* BigEater: Jack. Explained [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH2_CjPS2NE here]].
* BilingualBonus: The victim in the story is Jack Cucchiaio. The murderer is called the Ginosaji. "Cucchiaio" and "Gin no saji" are Italian and Japanese, respectively, for "spoon" and "silver spoon". The seal that appears in the video repeatedly also says spoon as the english pronunciation (スプン, pronounced su-pu-n) in Japanese katakana. (It is not the native term for spoon, though.)
* BlackBlood: The Ginosaji gets stabbed in the throat by a knife and there's black blood on the blade.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of the ''Kick Him in the Crotch'' interactive video, Jack's vomit repeatedly covers up the superimposed Try Again image. The narrator replaces the graphic each time, only for it to get covered in vomit again.
* CerebusSyndrome: By Ginosaji vs. Ginosaji, Jack's situation is so pitiful that it's becoming hard to find it funny, culminating in him being dragged an indeterminate amount of miles by a bus (while still being hit with a spoon) and then suffocated (while still being hit with a spoon) to the point that he hallucinates about a "happy place," only to wake up in a full body cast [[RuleOfThree (while still being hit with a spoon)]]. He attempts to kill himself by jumping off a building... which still fails. It's hard not to feel sorry for him, even though his plight is PlayedForLaughs.
* CherryTapping: It's hard to imagine a less effective and more humiliating way to kill somebody.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Jack will die by being hit by a spoon... eventually.
** Especially cruel since the Ginosaji actually prevents Jack from killing himself at different points in the trailer. Not only will the killer eventually kill Jack, he won't allow him any opportunity to cheat the Ginosaji of delivering the death blow.
%%* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon
* CutPhoneLines: Spoofed; it takes a long time when you try cutting it with a spoon, but Jack can't get through anyway, because the police hang up once he mentions that his attacker is only hitting him with a spoon.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: The Ginosaji does this to Jack, though replace "cuts" with "billions upon billions of whacks with a spoon".
* {{Determinator}}: The Ginosaji will not stop. Ever. The dark energies animating his body will not allow rest... neither for him, nor Jack.
* DrivenToSuicide: Jack tries to shoot himself at one point. The Ginosaji knocks the gun out of his hand.
* DualWielding: In the sequel, [[spoiler:Jack gets a spoon to fight against the swatter and he winds up losing the spoon to him]].
* EpicMovie: "A major motion picture event, twelve years in the making, filmed on five continents, with a running time of ''[[EndingFatigue over nine hours]]''."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: At least to the extent that even the Ginosaji seems to visibly cringe when Jack saws through his own crotch. Not that it changed anything in the end.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Jack decides to "become" a Ginosaji to stop the torment. [[HilarityEnsues It doesn't work. At all.]]]]
* FromBadToWorse: The result of pretty much anything Jack tries to fight the Ginosaji.
* FunWithAcronyms: Chaotic Rampage American Pictures.
* FunnySpoon: Funny to the audience, that is. Not so much for Jack.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: In "Save Jack: The Interactive Adventure", the [[spoiler:"Wear Protective Clothing" option backfires on Jack since the noise from his helmet being whacked with a spoon drives him to madness. It's so horrible that he ''begs'' the Ginosaji to go back to beating the rest of his body. The Ginosaji, realizing the [[FateWorseThanDeath helmet beating is more effective torture]], ignores him and even [[ColdBloodedTorture puts the helmet back on Jack when he tries to take it off]].]]
* GroinAttack: Inverted, as the Ginosaji throws the spoon at Jack, armed with a buzzsaw... and Jack winds up cutting his own testes off.
** In "Save Jack: The Interactive Adventure", if the "Wear Protective Clothing" option is picked, the Ginosaji hits Jack in the groin before he can put on his cup. If the "Kick him in the Crotch" option is picked, [[spoiler:it [[{{Squick}} backfires horribly]].]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: It's never revealed why the Ginosaji has it in for Jack.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hilariously [[AvertedTrope averted]] in the follow-up video ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-faa56l-s Spoon vs Spoon]]'', in which Jack decides to attack the Ginosaji with its own weapon: a spoon. [[spoiler:The Ginosaji merely knocks it out of his hand, picks it up, and starts beating him up with both spoons]].
* HopeSpot:
** At the end of the original film, [[spoiler:the spoon breaks, but the Ginosaji has a dozen more under his coat]].
** In "Save Jack: The Interactive Adventure", picking the Giant Magnet option will lead to this. The magnet actually works and stops the Ginosaji from using his spoons [[spoiler:until he pulls out a ''wooden'' spoon. To Jack's dismay, being beaten with a big wooden spoon is even more painful than being hit with a small metal one.[[note]]Arguably, though, it's the best possible ending, since it at least gives Jack a moment of hope and a break from the spoon. He even ''kisses'' the magnet after realizing that it temporarily stops the Ginosaji.[[/note]]]]
* HumanoidAbomination: The Ginosaji, of course.
* ImmortalAssassin: The Ginosaji takes a knife to the throat, gunshots, and [[spoiler:two explosions]] without any harm done.
* ImplacableMan: The Ginosaji takes a knife to the throat, gunshots, and [[spoiler:two explosions]] without any harm done.
* InformedAbility: Jack is supposedly a forensic pathologist, though we never get to see him at work.
* InTheHood: The Ginosaji sports a black hoodie.
* InteractiveNarrator: In "Save Jack: The Interactive Adventure", getting Jack to give the Ginosaji a hug requires some persistent encouragement from the narrator.
* KarmaHoudini: So far, the Ginosaji has avoided karmic retribution for his torture of Jack. Then again, it's implied that he ''is'' LaserGuidedKarma being meted out against Jack -- for what, we have no idea.
* LodgedBladeRecycling: [[spoiler:Subverted.]] Jack stabs the Ginosaji in the neck with a knife. The Ginosaji pulls it out, points it at Jack... [[spoiler:and discards it so he can keep using the spoon.]]
* LongTitle: Just read the title! Also a GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath.
* MickeyMousing: Parodied during the first part of Spoon Wars. The music swells every time their weapons meet... except the battle starts dragging on and the music direction has nowhere to go.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** Jack arms himself with all types of guns to beat the spoon-wielding Ginosaji. [[spoiler:The Ginosaji wins anyway.]]
** Another scene that would qualify is that [[spoiler:when the Ginosaji's spoon finally breaks, he backs off for a moment, then ominously opens his hoodie to reveal that his shirt has a dozen more spoons hanging from it. The maker confirms that the Ginosaji has an infinite number of spoons hanging from it.]]
* NeverendingTerror: The Ginosaji attacks his victims with a blunt spoon. They typically die of terror and/or boredom when they realize that he just. Wont. ''Stop.''
* OhCrap: The ending of the original.
* OnceIsNotEnough: Jack shot the Ginosaji down. The Ginosaji simply continued to hit Jack's hand with a spoon.
* OutOfTheInferno: The Ginosaji does this [[spoiler:after Jack tried to blow him up with a ton of TNT]].
* OverlyLongGag: The Ginosaji will hit you with a spoon again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again... Well, you get the picture.
** The Interactive Adventure also becomes this if you don't make a choice.
* PoliceAreUseless: Somewhat justified, as the movie suggests Jack is never able to get any solid enough evidence for police assistance
%%* PsychoShowerMurderParody
* RealityEnsues: In Ginosaji vs. Ginosaji, Jack tries to become a Ginosaji and go around hitting someone with a spoon. As he is not in fact a nigh-invulnerable demon like the real Ginosaji, it doesn't work out too well.
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: Though one could argue the trailer ''is'' the movie.
** They're crowdfunding a real movie, though.
* ScratchDamage[=/=]GradualGrinder: The spoon is more irritating than actually harmful, but over the course of 10 years does some serious damage.
* ShoutOut: ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', complete with being DeliberatelyMonochrome.
* TheSlowWalk: Subverted. The Ginosaji actually runs if Jack runs.
* SternChase
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
** A rare instance where the villain uses this trope, though with a spoon of course.
** Twice; he used it again in Spoon Wars. And it was ''epic.''
* SuperPersistentPredator: The Ginosaji never stops.
* UglyGuyHotWife
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Jack ends up traveling the galaxy to find something to kill the Ginosaji. He ends up finding a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]]. [[spoiler:[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It doesn't work.]] And it was AllJustADream anyway. Poor Jack]].
* WhatTheHellPlayer: If no choice is selected during "Save Jack: The Interactive Adventure", the narrator and Jack call out the viewers on enjoying Jack's torment when all they have to do to help him is to push a button. [[spoiler:Not that it matters, since FailureIsTheOnlyOption.]]
* TheWormThatWalks: [[spoiler:What the Ginosaji seems to be, if ''Kick Him In The Crotch'' is anything to go by.]]
%%* YouCantFightFate