294. Mazes and Monsters (1982) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

20 Apr

Gorvilles, LARPing, and Tom Hanks, oh my!  In our much delayed first Torture for the year, the entire crew joins forces to tackle the infamous anti-D&D TV movie, Mazes and Monsters.  And boy did this one get away from us.  I think the best way to describe this episode is with a gif:

Mazes and Monsters Gif

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 294 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes:


Our new intro music comes “Nocturnia” by Psychadelik Pedestrian (CC BY 3.0), which has been slightly modified to include sound effects and for length purposes.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.


3 Responses to “294. Mazes and Monsters (1982) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure””

  1. Joseph Nebus April 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    I had liked Mazes and Monsters when I saw it. But I did read it, probably contrary to the creators’ intentions, as a story of a kid on the brink of going crazy who happens to have the roleplaying game as its trigger. It seemed obvious to me that he was going there anyway.

    The funny cheapness of the special effects worked for me, in that reading, too: it made the monster more unsettling, more unnatural, more primal somehow than a better-than-Doctor-Who monster would have been. Context can make a bad rubber suit a better effect than a good one would be.


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