See all
Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.



(screenplay), (screenplay)
3,688 ( 416)
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zero Charisma (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group.

Directors: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews
Stars: Sam Eidson, Brock England, Garrett Graham
Zombeavers (2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin
Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins
Horns (2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella
WolfCop (2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

Director: Lowell Dean
Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind
Sequestered (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.

Stars: Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, Bruce Davison
The Cape (TV Series 2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape"

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario
Tusk (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment
Grabbers (2012)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

Director: Jon Wright
Stars: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey
Housebound (2014)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Johnstone
Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Iconic, mystical, and bio-futuristic, the Icefly from Wrigley's 5 Gum commercials flittered its way from the TV screen to the world of immersive storytelling in the summer of 2011. Iceflies... See full summary »

Directors: Dante Ariola, Alex Lieu, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Summer Glau


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie #2 / Johnny #1 (as Dan Anderson)
Michael Carpenter ...
Guy Elf
Kevin Connell ...
Khanh Doan ...


Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


'Tis about to get medieval up in here.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language throughout, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

18 August 2014 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Rycerze (nie) na niby  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,449 (USA) (24 January 2014)


$86,796 (USA) (7 February 2014)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


"The Battle of Evermore" is also the name of a popular Led Zepplin song. See more »


Ronnie Kwok: Joe Revitt's here? What the frack, Eric. I hate that guy!
Eric: Ronald, Ronald, why be so petty? I mean, surely, you're not still sore about your syphilitic paladin. Perhaps the pages of your monster manual remain... stucketh together?
Ronnie Kwok: [pause] For old time sake, he's in.
See more »


Featured in Men in Suits (2012) See more »


At the Gates
Written by Brendan McCreary
Performed by Brendan McCreary
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Not As Good As It Could Have Been, But Enjoyable None The Less
18 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There's something refreshing about a film that is only made for a certain, small audience. They usually know precisely what they are, and therefore the audience ends up enjoying themselves all that much more when they watch it. But every once and a while, there are movies of the sort that have so much potential and yet the end up squandered and falling short. While not the complete case here, "Knights of Badassdom" definitely needed another draft or two on its script. As much as I wanted to love this movie, I just couldn't. At least, not fully.

"Knights of Badassdom" is about a group of friends whom, after one of the three getting dumped by his girlfriend, go to a LARP festival for the weekend to get his mind off her. What is LARPing? Live-action-role- playing. Imagine a bunch of dudes in armour and robes with foam weapons playing out scenarios from Dungeons and Dragons. This alone was enough to get me interested in the film. I've always considered attending one of these events, if just for the experience. The money and passion some people put into this stuff is out of this world. And even the most anti- fantasy person could get down with swinging around a sword of any type against other people without consequence. It taps into a child-like imagination that I think really ups the enjoyment in the film for me. Had this been any other type of event where the plot happened, I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much I think.

The second things that got me into wanting to watch this knight's tale is the cast. "Game of Thrones"' Peter Dinklage (who also produces this film) and Summer Glau of "Firefly" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (two of my favourite TV shows) are both featured. No matter what these two do, I'll always watch it. And they are without a doubt the best parts of the movie. Not just from a fan-based perspective, but they have the two most interesting characters in my opinion. Dinklage is an accidental millionaire who is a regular attendee and enthusiast of LARPing, while Summer Glau plays chaperone to her hardcore LARPing cousin whom she watches after, due to him having a mental disability. Quite touching for a movie that didn't really require any emotional depth to the characters, but it's highly welcomed and appreciated that the film actually took this next step and made it more logical for a drop-dead gorgeous woman to attend something like this. Not to say LARP women can't be attractive, it's just in media, the stereotype works against that.

So how is the acting in the film? Well, it's hit and miss. Some characters are great, others aren't. Our main hero is Joe; a heavy-metal singing guy who just wants to live a normal life, despite his eccentric friends. Actor Ryan Kwanten does him decently, but his characters archetype is so clichéd that I can't help but barely care for him. I don't know if he didn't do as great of a job because of the weak nature his portions of the script were, or because Kwanten himself just isn't that great an actor. Either way, mediocre to say the least. For me, the biggest disappointment was Steve Zahn as Eric, the most dedicated of the company. I like Zahn in what I've seen him in, especially the highly underrated (in my opinion) "A Perfect Getaway". Here, however, his character was flat, annoying and expendable. I think this fault is more on the writers and director Joe Lynch, as whenever Eric makes a joke it always falls flat and I wind up hoping for his scenes to end.

The two final things I want to address here are the special effects and the climax. I feel like with a film like this, it's important to point out how impressed I was with these elements. The special effects are almost all practical, with a little bit of low-quality CGI. However that kind of works with the half-assed nature of LARPing and the characters costumes in general, so I can run with it. In the end of the film, there is a giant monster that goes on a killing spree. And I was so joyed to see it was rubber suit. Too many low-budget horror films use almost all their spendings on terrible CG to make their creatures, or they try to make sure the monster is in the film, but just rarely or never show it to "add mystery". It's so refreshing to see this art has not completely died out. Considering the nature of this film, I think they nailed this perfectly. Also, the climax of this film is great. It's a fun little field battle, speeches and all. The comical nature of legions of grown people waving foam swords around had me thoroughly entertained and I think it was the best part of the whole film. Also, the way the monster is defeated completely lives up to the title of 'badassdom' and is one of my favourite film kills as of late.

In the end, I didn't completely love nor hate "Knights of Badassdom". I'll say it was worth the watch, but I'm unsure whether I'd buy it. Maybe if I saw it for $5, as Dinklage and Glau definitely add rewatchability to it and the overall premise is amusing. Not as good as it could have been, but it didn't fail in its purpose either. Now, if these knights select to go on a second quest, I would most certainly accompany them once more.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
manipulated ratings. careful, this movie is very bad fpollinger
This movie has a 8.8 rating on 11/2/2014 vishnumanu
I actually liked it. :) heatherhall81
Director's cut? jake87-3
A movie that just tries too hard InCole
Massive rip off of a Pick of Destiny creative-customs-901-100607
Discuss Knights of Badassdom (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: