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The Knights of Badassdom (2014) - Joe Lynch

The Knights of Badassdom is a low budget comedy horror set in the world of Live Action Role Playing or LARP. Previously made famous in the extra-medium buddy comedy Role Models. It feels very loose and has vague motives for its plot developments. While it serves as a passable movie for a group viewing. It falls short of the target it was aiming for. 
The film is about a group of thirty-something friends (Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, and Peter Dinklage) that live in a castle, play black/sludge/doom metal, and live-action role play. While attending a large LARP'ing convention, they get in over their heads. They accidentally conjure up a Succubus from hell in the form of an ex-girlfriend. They do this using a strange book found on eBay. Now they have to save the world and send this succubus back to hell!
It was painfully obvious that the money for this movie was spent more on the cameos, than it was on the actual production. This movie could be really well done. However, it comes off as a…