What Shocks ‘The Knights of Badassdom’?!

Director Joe Lynch broke on the scene in 2007 with Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, a shockingly good direct-to-disc sequel that proved his was the real deal. With his segment for Chillerama looking pretty effin’ rad, all eyes are on The Knights of Badassdom, his Role Playing horror film that’s getting some serious love at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly is giving serious love to the film having put on display two new images in a giant one-page spread. Awesome! Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage and Danny Pudi all star. Dig on it inside and watch for plenty more soon.

In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who’s just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe’s “sorcerer” roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth’s seductive form, bloody reality crashes down upon their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed.