We discuss our favorite dungeons in movies at the 1:23 mark of the Qt3 Movie Podcast of John Wick: Chapter 2.
3. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
2. Thor: The Dark World
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Fountain
- The Woman
3. Life of Brian
2. The Prisoner of Zenda
- The Cabin in the Woods
What are your favorite dungeons in movies, and do you agree with our definition of a dungeon as distinct from a basement or a cellar? Listen to the show to hear us talk about our picks, and to hear Kelly Wand read some listener picks.
Send in your choices for the next topic to [email protected].
One dungeon that made a deep impression on me (probably because i saw the movie when i was far too young) is the one Kaspar Hauser is incarcerated in in Werner Herzog’s eponymous film. I will admit that it’s not necessarily the specific design of this dungeon but the disturbing idea that a person could be locked away and completely isolated for the majority of his life that stuck with me.
I’m not sure I’d call the Cabin in the Woods one a dungeon, but if it is, then absolutely, because it’s great.
Donnie Darko. Rose’s commitment to Sparkle Horse is threatened by “something about a kiddie porn dungeon”.
Cube. Or, if I get pulled over, the torture dungeon in Princess Bride.
I’ve never seen any adaptations of the Count of Monte Cristo, but I imagine that would be in the list if I had.
The Silence of the Lambs. (Dunno if it qualifies by the gang’s rules, but it sure feels like a dungeon to me.)
The best dungeon in a movie:
And a shot I love from final scene, which is arguably a spoiler, but I doubt any of you jokers is gonna see it anyway:
I do wish that stupid SUV wasn’t in the frame.
I’ve never read The Woman, but I somehow thought it was waiting to be turned into a movie still. Whoops (always nice to see Bettis get work though).