Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Live Health 2021

- They're Outside 2020

- Broken 2021

- Undertaker 2021

- Like Dogs 2021

- Night Caller 2022

- Dashcam 2021

- Siren 2021

- Star Vehicle 2010

- Amazon Queen 2021

- Demigod 2021

- Lone Wolf 2020

- The Masterpiece 2001

- Survive the Game 2021

- Apartment 413 2019

- The Family 2021

- Cosmos 2021

- The Old Ways 2020

- Escape to the Cove 2021

- Devil's Five 2021

- Sons of Steel 1988

- The Secret of Sinchanee 2021

- Dessert 2021

- I'm an Electric Lampshade 2021

- The Star Light Motel 2021

- Royal Jelly 2021

- Death Screams 1982

- Gap Weekend 2021

- It Came from Below 2021

- Man vs Bigfoot 2021

- Tokoloshe - The Calling 2020

- Mental Aquarium: The Collected Short Films and Trailers of Andrew Buckner 2021

- Creature with the Atom Brain 1955

- Chompy and the Girls 2021

- Answer Your Phone 2021

- Skinwalker: The Howl of the Rougarou 2021

- Death Drop Gorgeous 2020

- Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch 1968

- Digging to Death 2021

- The Influencer 2021

- Danny Boy 2021

- Eerie Fairy Tales 2019

- Blind Beast 1969

- Love is Not Love 2020

- Tango Shalom 2021

- HipBeat 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946


USA / Argentina 1983
produced by
James Spardellati, Roger Corman (executive), Hector Olivera (co) for Palo Alto, Aries Cinematográfica/New World Pictures
directed by John Watson (= James Spardellati)
starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson, Victor Bo, Bernard Erhard, August Larretta
written by Howard R. Cohen, effects by John Carl Buechler

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Supermen


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

A sorceress tells Barbarian outlaw Deathstalker (Rick Hill) to find the 3 symbols of power - a sword, a chalice & an amulet - so that they don't fall into the hands of evil magician & ruler of the land Munkar (Bernard Erhard) ... & furthermore, he also holds beautiful princess Cordille (Barbi Benton) prisoner.

The sword is rather easy to find, & it even ahs the side-effect that it gives its bearer invincibility, the other 2 symbols might be a tad harder since Munkar already holds them. But Deathstalker is noone to yield easily & so decides to enter the lion's den - & he is not even alone, since soon he is joined by Salmaron (August Larretta) a demon who with Deathstalker's help regained human form, Oghris (Richard Brooker), a fellow Barbarian who wants to go to the castle to fight in a tournament for Munkar's succession, & Kaira (Lana Clarkson), who wants pretty much the same but tries to put some emphasis on it by walking around mostly topless -  it's not long before she & Deathstalker have sex, of course.

At Munkar's castle, our motley crew is welcomed with open arms, and, after a big brawll, Deathstalker even wins princess Cordille for a night ... but Munkar woudn't be evil, was not a string attached to that, for he doesn't actually send Cordille around to Deathstalker but an assassin in the shape of Cordille ... who of course fails to kill Deathstalker but succeeds in stabbing Kaira.

On the first day of the tournament, Oghris proves to be the great champion, but he is in cahoots with Munkar & the next night tries to kill Deathstalker - but pays with his own life.

The next day, Deathstalker wins the tournament, but of course the succession to the throne, as was the prize for the winner, is not his, & he has to fight Munkar & his guards - who prove to be a resistant bunch, since decapitation does not always have the intended effect -, & he is only helped by the girls of Munkar's harem, who have chosen this moment as the time ripe for revolt.

Of course in the end Deathstalker wins over insurmountable odds & he destroys the 3 symbols of power lest anyone can become as powerful (& evil) as Munkar was. Munkar, he doesn't kill himself, but throws to the crowd, who immediately tear him apart (literally).


This cheap fantasy-barbarian movie produced in the wake of Conan the Barbarian is so poorly made it is almost endearing (though only almost) - the sets are obviously cardboard, the creature-effects are as cheap as cheesy, the action is definitely pedestrian & the gore-effects are just inadequate at best. What is totally missing though is any feel for the genre or for atmosphere, not at all helped by a lead who lacks both charisma & acting talent, & whose hairdo would be considered a capital crime this side of the 80's.

Not even the many topless girls in bigger & smaller parts of the movie can effectively save it.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Deathstalker
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Deathstalker here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Deathstalker at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD