The Dungeonmaster

March 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm (6 Heads, Dungeonmaster, The) (, , , , , )

The Dungeonmaster – 1984 – United States

Like all Charles Band productions, The Dungeonmaster merges juvenile plot, plodding humor, zappy effects, and sizzling sexuality into a tonally ambiguous mess. Example: In the opening non sequitur dream sequence, undead fishmen kidnap a naked woman. Seven separate writers/directors collaborated on this chaotic flick. Probably inspired by Tron (1982), Dungeonmaster features a nerd (wearing high-tech glasses that hack traffic lights and ATMs) who gets sucked into a computer role-playing world by the scenery-chewing sorcerer Mestema. According to the nerd’s wrist computer X-CaliBR8, “Mestema = Belial, Beelzebub, Satan”.

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