Monday, September 3, 2012

B-Movie Monday: Sword Fight Between The Dimensions From Waxwork II: Lost In Time

One of my favorite B-movies of the 90s was  Waxwork II: Lost In Time, Anthony Hickox's 1992 sequel to his amazingly fun movie Waxwork (1988). The main concepts was that the main characters Mark (Zach Galligan) and Sarah (Monika Schnarre) are trapped in another dimension called Cartagra, with gates between  various movie tribute realities. Wikipedia describes Cartagra as:
... another dimension consisting of stories that have become realities (including homages to Frankenstein, The Haunting, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dr. Jekyll, Alien, Godzilla, Jack the Ripper, Nosferatu, and Dawn of the Dead). According to exposition later given by Sir Wilfred in the form of a raven, these worlds comprise "God's video game," where God and the devil battle over the fate of the world, each victory being reflected in events occurring in the real world. When Mark or Sarah appear in each reality they take on the persona of characters in those stories, sometimes having their personalities and memories taken over by those characters until they regain their senses.
Not only is this a great campaign idea for an adventurous horror campaign, but it has one of my favorite scenes of 90s B-Movie fun: a six minute sword fight between Mark and the evil Lord Scarabis (the late Alexander Godunov) through multiple movie dimensions. The dialogue is in Italian, but the visuals need no translation


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