For the last few months visitors to this site may have come upon my column Justify Your Crap. In this mockery to English grammar, I point out the movies that influence the fit of rage that follows me in my everyday life. Occasionally a creative force behind one of these films steps up to the plate and defends their work. The results are sometimes shocking and always entertaining.
Welcome to Poked With a Stick. The premise is simple enough, I ask the questions, the creative forces behind movies reviewed provide the answers, and somewhere children clap as a meteorite just manages to dodge past their home.
Our first subject is the wonderfully talented DJ Perry, one of the minds behind and stars of the majestically odd Knight Chills. Before we begin everybody needs to roll a constitution check, okay we passed, let's roll.
I'm a Dungeon & Dragons nerd at heart. I grew up in the TSR craze when mothers everywhere feared that the game caused insanity and demonic possession. They also say write what you know and so we took a gamble on making a film that was a "Dazed & Confused" look back at our early youth.
I had a group of people from Ohio tell me that they recite the "Zac Pledge To Weed" at their gatherings. That is pretty cool.
The roleplaying will take people back to those gaming days, and flashbacks of Tom Hank's classic MAZES & MONSTERS, the D&D cartoon and E.T.. Laura Tidwell who played my girlfriend Brooke is HOT! Seven foot tall black knights stalking and killing is cool. Did I say Laura Tidwell is HOT? Cool car explosion with person burning up inside. Okay...that was morbid. Hanee and Russell are pretty funny in the film.
We already were shooting on a shoe-string budget. Hmmm ham sandwich... Sir Kallio the black knight would have had to just walk around. We would have to cut DOC the war horse.
Ain't that a bitch!
I have one! Radioactive lizards that take over a tropical beach resort. I had to listen to a 2 hour pitch and try not to laugh because it was very funny. He was very serious about it as an action picture.
The theme song from "Hong Kong Phooey!"
I'll go for the pipe. I do have player haters who in sucka fashion just run their mouths via the message posts or emails. I would have to give them the JAY and SILENT BOB treatment!
A poorly planned sequel. "Conan The Destroyer" was NO "Conan The Barbarian!"
I want to see what your take is on FROM VENUS a SciFi horror spoof coming out soon by Brain Damage Films. They are also putting out special editions of KNIGHT CHILLS and IN THE WOODS sometime before 6/15/05 on home video.
The Dungeon & Dragons movie was conceived by non-role playing idiots who missed everything good about the genre. I wish I had their budget of 35 mil.