13 November 2013

Project Terrible: "A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL"

Robert (Gaming Creatively) wanted to punish me by sending me to Dinosaur Hell, which is actually a quite nice place ;)

A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN
IN DINOSAUR HELL

USA, 1990
Director: Brett Piper

4/10










The title is completely misleading as there are no Dinosaurs and there is nothing "nymphoid" (sic!) about our main barbarian Lea, played by sexy one-time non-actress Linda Corwin. The movie feels more like a post-apocalpytic low-budget version of prehistoric fantasy films like "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth"
or "One Million Years B.C.", especially because of the slow execution and lack of any dialogue.


Troma was so keen on selling it as a trashy/sexy monster flick, it wasn't enough to give it a silly title and a cheesy cover, no, they even created a trailer and a prologue, edited from films like "Troma's War" or "Class of Nuke 'Em High" with a stupid voice-over that makes you think, it's a super-funny flick - which it is not ("Sometimes my juices start to flow and I feel like... a Nymphoid!")

It's dull and tedious and far from being really entertaining. The story is paperthin and the acting is bad - but hey, that all doesn't matter since there are shitloads of cool-looking monsters [none of them are dinosaurs, but at least some of them look slightly Kaiju-like] and practical effects, strange-looking mutants, grinning villains and reptiloid peeps with or without masks.


The synth score (composed by someone named "Astral Warriors")
is partly cool, partly just boring. Photography and editing are neat, script and direction are tolerable. Hm... there's nothing more to say about it. It's an unimpressive and easily forgettable flick, but it's watchable and definitely far better than its reputation.

8 comments:

  1. You had me running at "Troma", but you had me back with monsters.

    Definitely the monsters

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  2. OMG, I'm still laughing at the title!! I can't get over it!

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  3. One of the older Troma's that I still haven't seen!

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  4. I do admit to loving the utterly lazy opening to this film, where they show that all of civilization was destroyed, but they make sure to cram in a shot of Tromaville in the process. O_O

    This film is awful, but it at least manages to occasionally be a little tiny bit amusing. A little. It's not Actium Maximus, so pretty much any Troma film will probably feel more acceptable in comparison to that.

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    1. I don't know. Compared to ultra-crap like Actium Maximus, everything is great :D but, well, in some kinda way, I enjoyed it. It's not good but it passes time quickly, and the monsters are all awesome.

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