The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Ragewar (1984)


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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

 

VHS Cover of Ragewar

I have never been that big into fantasy. There are a few things that I will enjoy from time to time in the sword-and-sandal world, but I’m mostly uninterested. Tried role-playing games a couple of times and never really got into them. Hell, I didn’t even see the Lord of the Rings trilogy until a few years ago, and I was a projectionist when they were originally in theaters. No interest.* The bulk of my fantasy knowledge comes from Dar and the gang in the fabulous film The Beastmaster and that’s the way I like it! As I get older I’m trying to give this genre a little more of a chance, but most of the stuff isn’t my cup of tea. This week’s HMN pick will certainly not change my mind in any way. Ragewar (aka The Dungeonmaster) is an anthology-esque film with several stories deeply rooted in fantasy with a little horror and kickass rock-n-roll thrown in for good measure.




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