Synopsis by Robert Firsching
Cult filmmaker Andy Milligan is best known for extreme, unconvincing gore and the odd habit of making British-set costume dramas on location in Staten Island. This one is a gruesome re-working of Tower of London with Jeremy Brooks as the mad Duke of Norwich, who murders and tortures his competitors to the English throne. The acting is typical of Milligan's films, which is to say horrid, and the bloody highlights include a pitchfork impalement and rattlesnake torture. Advertisements promised that the film was shot in "dripping blood color," but the tacky school-play costumes and sets do not benefit from this alleged process.
battle [war], throne, upward-mobility, dungeon, island, medieval, torture