Out of all the sword & sorcery clones that came in the wake of "Conan the Barbarian", none has a worse reputation than "Deathstalker" (though "Ator the Fighting Eagle" could easily challenge "Deathstalker" for the that trophy turd ). "Deathstalker" is bad, real fucking bad... yet I love it. I will be completely honest and say that "Deathstalker" is one of my all time favorite guilty pleasures hence why I decided to bump it up a 1/2 star in my rating when it most deservedly should get nothing more than 1 star.
Taking place in a time of barbarity and magic, Deathstalker roams the land raping women and killing trolls and other monsters. On a rather random note, he meets a king who tells him about a sadistic wizard who took over his castle. Deathstalker, with the help of a topless warrior woman, travels to the wizards castle to enter his tournament, hoping to kill the wizard and to bed any beauty he likes.
|I can't tell... is that a wig?|
|A tattoo that can make Mike Tyson proud|
|Seriously... what the fuck is he wearing?|
|A pig soldier eating a pig head... irony?|
Bonus praise: I love the sequence where a soldier with a pig head, while at a feast, picks up a roasted pig head on a platter, looks at it awkwardly, and then takes a bite! The filmmakers must have loved it too as it would make an appearance in both "Deathstalker II" and "Deathstalker IV" as stock footage.
Written By Eric Reifschneider