In a completely predictable turn of events, Joe Lynchs Knights of Badassdom has spent the last decade carving out a reputation as an unsung cult classic, which would always happen given the sum of its parts.
We’re talking about a horror comedy with fantasy and supernatural elements in which a bumbling gang of LARPers accidentally calls a real succubus into their midst after reading a summon from a “props” book that turned out to be all too real, falling them into a real fight for survival that leaves the battlefield stained with blood – not to mention the fact that the geek-friendly cast includes Peter Dinklage, Firefly and serenity Favorite Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Danny Pudi and more.
Knights of Badassdom certainly has many supporters, but director Lynch is definitely not one of them. In fact, he probably hates it more than anyone, as he wasn’t shy about blasting the decision to remove large chunks of the scarier and gory elements in post-production in favor of leaning more into the comedy, which wasn’t the filmmaker’s intention .
Regardless, the theatrical cut, despised by the person who shot it, rolled the dice while streaming and spawned trumps. The overzealous adventure has regained traction in streaming, which, judging by the FlixPatrol name, pays well Knights of Badassdom as one of the greatest hits on ViaPlay.
While there’s plenty of fun to be had, #ReleaseTheLynchCut spent a hot moment in the sun of trending themes, showing the longevity of the zany ode to the pitfalls of LARPing clashing with real-life creatures from myth and legend.
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