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Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)

Two thousand years ago, Nhagruul the Foul, a sorcerer who reveled in corrupting the innocent and the spread of despair, neared the end of his mortal days and was dismayed. Consumed by ... See full summary »

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Two thousand years ago, Nhagruul the Foul, a sorcerer who reveled in corrupting the innocent and the spread of despair, neared the end of his mortal days and was dismayed. Consumed by hatred for the living, Nhagruul sold his soul to the demon Lords of the abyss so that his malign spirit would survive. In an excruciating ritual, Nhagrulls skin was flayed into pages, his bones hammered into a cover, and his diseased blood became the ink to pen a book most vile. All those exposed to the book were driven to madness or so corrupted by the wicked knowledge contained within that they had no choice but to turn evil. Misery and bloodshed followed the disciples of Nhagruul as they spread their Masters dark dream. Creatures vile and depraved rose from every pit and unclean barrow to partake in the fever of destruction. The cities and kingdoms of Karkoth were consumed by this plague of evil until an order of warriors arose from the ashes. The Knights of the New Sun swore an oath to resurrect hope... Written by SP-Development

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Far superior to the Rating
16 November 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have read a number of reviews of this movie that seem to judge the film simply by its limited budget.

Personally, I have watched this move over and over several times and I rate it the best of the three. Two was pretty good and one just showed how much a plentiful budget does not make a good film.

The acting is universally sound and in some cases very good indeed. In particular Barry Aird's necromancer and Lex Daniel's assassin are very entertaining. The two highlights are Aird's character quoting Mark Twain (he doesn't reference him directly of course) and Daniel's character explaining his touching religious devotion. That speech has resonated with me since I first saw the film, and you to may also find yourself reflecting of how many of the under-people you would like to liberate from the celestial grind wheel.

If you're a fan of this genre (fantasy) you will very much enjoy this film which benefits greatly from being set in an evil-aligned adventuring party.

Strongly recommended 'over a beer' viewing.


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