Saturday, July 27, 2013

Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)

Director: Alfonso Corona
Writer: Howard R. Cohen

The third thrilling saga of Deathstalker pits him against the evil wizard and ruler of the Southland, Troxartes, and his band of undead warriors. Dashing Deathstalker is entrusted by the beautiful Princess Carissa to protect an enchanted Jewel one of three which together hold the key to the lost city of treasure, Erendor. The missing pair of gems are stashed all too safely in the heavily guarded castle of the wicked Troxartes. His mission clear, Deathstalker rouses his troops and storms the fortress with the power of lightning. And in this fateful battle, one man will survive to witness the magical secrets of Erendor.

The third in the Deathstalker quadrilogy is a definite step down.  It has less excitement and action than the first, less humor than the second, and less boobs than both of them.  

The story itself is slow and pretty boring.  While it retains the traditional fantasy fare of the first two it is not able to instill any kind of excitement.  Once again, however, the element of twins/clones is still here which does add some consistency.  

Plot: 4

The acting provides another step down.  The main characters are all pretty terrible and lifeless.  Christopher tries to play it over the top and fails.  Although it was nice to see him again as I was always a big Hawk fan from Buck Rogers.  John Allen Nelson lacks the charm of the previous deathstalkers for sure.

Acting: 4

There is even less special effects here than the first two movies.  The "dead" soldiers makeup is pretty lackluster.  There's not much here to talk about besides there being not much here to talk about.

Special Effects: 2

The action is a slight step down and does not have the energy of the first two movies.  There's a decent amount of action here, but again... lackluster.

Action: 4

I was pretty surprised that a movie like this from the late eighties is not filled with giant fake breasted women, but it wasn't.  While less eye-candy than the first two, These movies continue to provide attractive women for me to oogle at.

Eye Candy: 6

This is the definite worst of the bunch so far.  I don't see myself watching this again any time soon.  It's not god-aweful and I've definitely seen worse, but there is little rewatchability here.

Rewatchability: 2

Verdict:  You could probably skip this unless you really want to see all the Deathstalker movies


John Allen Nelson ... Deathstalker

Carla Herd ... Carissa/Elizena

Thom Christopher ... Troxartas

Claudia Inchaurregui ... Marinda

Terri Treas ... Camisarde

Augustin Salvat ... Makut

Aaron Hernan ... Nicias

Erika Carlsson ... Khorsa

Carlos Romano ... Gragas

Roger Cudney ... Inaros

Armando Molina ... Thief 2
Xorge Noble ... Theif 1

Miguel Angel Fuentes ... 1st Bodyguard
Oscar Serafin ... 2nd Bodyguard

Francisco Avendano ... Pyron

1 comment:

  1. The main things I remember about this Deathstalker outing is (a) it's pants and (b) Nicias looks like Alan Moore.