Stagknight is derived from the uncensored lusty straight-to-Drive-In horrors of the 70's and 80's, I Spit on your Grave, The Beast, Samurai Assisan, movies that spawned the mighty Evil Dead... See full summary »
Stagknight is derived from the uncensored lusty straight-to-Drive-In horrors of the 70's and 80's, I Spit on your Grave, The Beast, Samurai Assisan, movies that spawned the mighty Evil Dead, American Werewolf in London, later Aliens. Set deep in dark mythical English woods Stagknight presents a uniquely stupid look at this genre through the cracked "Weekend Warriors" paintball team. This is mansville not boytown on a blow-out bachelor paintball weekender bender of dirty tricks, hot babes and truly splatter-tastic medieval kills to die for. Written by
It's fast-paced, slick, lively, deliberately silly/comical, and certainly a lot less dumb than myriad recent horror spoofs like "Transylmania." Some aspects are broad, but others are slyly unexpected, like the villainess' seduction scene with yuppie jerk Charles, and her mute giant brother's feelings toward the camp yet resilient gay guy. It's a deliberately crass movie, yet it's got some wit, energy and invention, certainly more so than most recent low-budget U.S. slashers (or spoofs thereof). As a semi-guilty pleasure, I've watched it several times and quite enjoyed it every time. My favorite performer was Martin Bayfield, absolutely. He does a sympathetic Igor/Frankenstein "monster" act with considerable charm.
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