Friday, December 10, 2010

Dark Dungeons: The Movie

I think this may very well be the first time a Chick Tract has been turned into a movie! Old-timers will be very familiar with Jack Chick's 1984 attack on Dungeons and Dragons, entitled, "Dark Dungeons", which was later used as the title of a 2E Rules Cyclopedia retro-clone. Well, here it is brought to life (straight, with all the self-parody of the original left intact). Enjoy!



Hat tip to Purple Pawn.

7 comments:

Koren n'Rhys said...

Nice find, Joseph! That was great! I was all pumped up for the ending, but unfortunately got a bit disappointed when they didn't throw the books in the fire so I could hear them scream. Still, a nice adaptation. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. :-)

ze bulette said...

Nice. I need to find some time to watch those, thanks. Dig the hot, satanic DM!

BlUsKrEEm said...

Dark Dungeons is a Rules Cyclopedia clone, not a 2nd ed clone :)

Joseph said...

Whoops!

Irb said...

I loves me some Jack Chick, and Dark Dungeons has long been one of my favorites!

Actually, a bunch of folks have made short films based on Chick's oeuvre (check out Hot Chicks), but I'm glad to see Dark Dungeons finally getting some movie love.

Blatant Self Promotion: I was always a bit disappointed with Chick's anticlimactic ending, so I tried to spice things up a little bit. Check out my review of Dark Dungeons on Jack Chick's Funnybook Gospel.

ghostofmarx said...

I grew up in the Bible belt and we still faced this type of thing in the 90's. You had to be careful who you told that you played D&D. IN fact still in 2009 I lost a player who's wife believed that D&D was a form of witchcraft. SO there are lots of places that this sort of idiocy hasn't left.

JPChapleau said...

My dad kept bringing this up with me for over 15 years... He only stopped when I told him. "Dad, I am the Dungeon Master."