Mazes and Monsters

Stu and Hambone did something stupid. They watched the 1982 made-for-TV movie Mazes and Monsters, based on the Rona Jaffe novel of the same name, which is based loosely and idiotically on the totally not related to Dungeons & Dragons disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III in 1979. It is notable for being Tom Hanks’ first major role, a shockingly poor understanding of RPGs, some atrocious one-liners and a decent lizard man suit. Some movies are so bad they’re a blast to watch. Mazes and Monsters isn’t one of them. Buckle up and get ready to feel our pain.

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One thought on “Mazes and Monsters

  1. I still watch this movie occasionally. I find that gamers tend to have very mixed feelings about this film. Personally, I had no knowledge of the Satanic panic until I was older and I know a few people who hate this movie because they did play D&D back during this time and it brings up a lot of negative memories for them.
    You’re not wrong about some of your critiques. The movie is that early 80’s, made for tv style film that is very slow in comparison to that we are currently used to.

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