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Name That Trauma:: Mr. Lowdoor on a Medieval Sorcerer’s Spit Roast Illusion

November 4th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

Hi fellas,

I’ve been trying to figure this one out for a long time. I remember seeing a movie in the late 80s or early 90s that was either set in medieval times or in some medieval fantasy world. It included a scene near the end in which the hero (or one of the good guys) is confronting a magician or sorcerer who creates the illusion that said hero is roasting on a spit turning over a fire. I’m picturing the hero as a young guy in a medieval bowl cut. I don’t remember anything else about the move except I used to think it was Sword of the Valiant, but I’m pretty sure that’s not it. But that was the feel of the movie. Maybe it was made for TV? It wasn’t really scary, but the image stuck with me for years, and I’d love to know where the heck it came from.

I appreciate any ideas you or anyone else here might have. I love the site – it’s my favorite thing on the internet.


Mr. Lowdoor

Tags: Name That Trauma!

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Hmmm, this NTT made me think of THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER but that can’t be it. Maybe a DEATHSTALKER movie? I have a soft spot for these but I can’t remember such a scene at all.

    Has anyone ever seen INTERZONE with Bruce Abbot? It used to be on Netflix Streaming and was pretty mind-boggling.

    Wish I could help with this one but looking forward to watching whatever it turns out to be!

  • 2 LeotaNo Gravatar // Nov 4, 2013 at 11:45 am

    It’s “The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers” – and episode of Faerie Tale Theater from the early 80’s. The sorcerer is Christopher Lee!

  • 3 LeotaNo Gravatar // Nov 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

    That scene can be found here:

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks a zillion Leota!!!!

    I would have never gotten this one in a million years! Aw, and Dana Hill is in this episode too! It looks like the full episode is on HULU as well….

    [hulu id=112381]

  • 5 Mr. LowdoorNo Gravatar // Nov 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, thank you! I would never have guessed that, and I actually watched it (almost 30 years ago). Back before I knew who Christopher Lee was.

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