Feb 13

A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell

Year: 1990
Country: USA

Director: Brett Piper
Starring: Paul Guzzi, Linda Corwin, Alex Pirnie, Mark Deshaies, Al Hodder


Where the prehistoric meets the prepubescent


A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where dinosaurs are back and on the top of the food chain while the few humans who are left are reduced to being savages and some have even turned into mutants.

Lea is a young girl out in this dangerous world by her own. She meets a young man called Marn, who take a liking to her, but it doesn’t take long before she is kidnapped by a skull wearing barbarian and now she has to fight for her life.

That’s as much of a plot as I’m able to write about this film. There is hardly any story in it and the lack of almost any dialogue doesn’t help to describe what is going on either. While the title might promise nymphoids and dinosaurs, there isn’t much of that to be found here. The main girl Lea is hardly a sexy nymphoid and the dinosaurs, which are made with stop motion are few and not often seen.

It seems like they focused too much on creating a believable world on a small budget and totally forgot to actually add an interesting story to the film. I have no idea why the characters act like they do or what their purpose is at all and that’s usually a problem in films and it definitely doesn’t work here.

Actually, the best thing about this film is its trailer with the title being repeated numerous times. Try saying A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL out loud five or six times and you can understand why, the title is absolutely brilliant and will easily make any fan of b-movies pick it up. When Troma picked it up, they spliced together the introduction scene, one of the few that tries to explain anything in the film, with the use of several different films.

Linda Corwin stars in the film as the supposedly nymphoid Lea. She is a tiny and cute girl who does have some charm and it’s surprising that they didn’t go with a big breasted blonde bombshell for a film like this, but I guess that shows that they actually did want to create something unique and good instead of being happy with making a cheesy so bad that it is good film. This seems to be her first and last film.

The director Brett Piper however has kept himself busy and is still working to this day. He is working on a sci-fi film called Queen Crab, once again working with a funny title. He has done several other b-films aswell, usually in the sci-fi or horror genre.

A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (it’s even fun to write) is a much better title than film. It will look good in your DVD or VHS shelf, but will not be as much fun to actually watch. It’s a poor film with little narration and story with only a semi-believable post-apocalyptic world.




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