Mazes & Monsters 1982
It does to Dungeons and Dragons what Reefer Madness did for Marijuana! And it also happens to star Tom Hanks as a college kid that gets too caught up in the game, flips out, believes he IS his character and goes on a quest to find the Two Towers and the Great Hall! Not to mention it also features Kevin Peter Hall - the Predator - as a "Gorvil" This incredibly horrible made for TV movie deserves to be taken to task! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084314/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
Aaron Clefton commented
My wife will seldom watch Rifftrax with me (boooo!). When for a moment I mistakenly told her Mazes and Monster was here, she exclaimed, “OMG Really!? I WOULD TOTALLY LOVE THAT WITH RIFFTRAX!”
I’ve never seen the movie. I’ll wait until you guys work your magic.
TB Tabby commented
Tom Hanks' character is supposed to think he is is D&D persona, who is a cleric, but his chosen weapon is a knife?! Clerics can only use blunt weapons! If you need any proof they did absolutely no research into D&D for this movie, there it is.
James Dallas Egbert III commented
They did Hawk the Slayer, how can they NOT add in the 'Empire Strikes Back' of D&D movies Mazes & Monsters???!?!?!?!?! Please do this one with Mike, Bill and that other guy, wazzisname. JUST DO IT!!!! PLEASE!!!!
More people need to see this. It's just so bad and hilarious. I remember I got it from the dollar bin in the early 90s and it was just so bad. Tom Hanks goes crazy from playing Dungeons and Dragons. Writes itself.
You guys can't possibly tell me Bill Corbett doesn't want to do this one!
The movie is based on a hastily written novelization of inaccurately reported newspaper stories bout the disappearance of a college student during the height of the anti-D&D craze of the late seventies. (The student wasn't even a D&D player!)
I just recently watched this movie with my D&D crew... it absolutely deserves a riffing.
Most definitely, mainly during the D&D craze of the Eighties, this was allegedly based on a true story. However, the way this film was set up, it comes off as being a really, long, afterschool special. Makes you wonder if the descendants of Reefer Madness had come up with this one.