A monster flick set amid a medieval festival, "Knights of Badassdom" appears to pay homage to the Troma brand of comedic horror.
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While chanting magical poppycock during a wizard ritual, Eric unwittingly summons a demon that takes the shape of Beth and snacks on the hearts of unsuspecting players.
Even without the characteristic self-reflexive meta-ness, "Knights" could have fit comfortably on the Dimension Films slate during the late 1990s horror renaissance. More than a decade later, though, it seems more like a marketing nightmare for Entertainment One Films — as evidenced by its two-year delay and by-request-only release outside Los Angeles. Guess that "Game of Thrones" selling point — Dinklage — wasn't enough.
"Knights of Badassdom" actually delivers everything the 2011
"Knights of Badassdom." MPAA rating: R for horror violence, language, drug use and sexuality. Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes. At Arena Cinema, Hollywood.