Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness

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Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness
Directed by Gerry Lively
Produced by Steve Richards
Written by Brian Rudnick
Starring Anthony Howell
Eleanor Gecks
Dominic Mafham
Music by The Newton Brothers
Cinematography Emil Topuzov
Edited by Rebecca Weigold
Distributed by Zinc Entertainment Inc.
Release dates
  • 9 August 2012 (2012-08-09)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $12 million

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness is the third film in the series based on the role-playing game series Dungeons & Dragons. Like the previous film, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God, it was directed by Gerry Lively. Shot in Bulgaria in 2011, it was Direct-to-DVD released in the United Kingdom on 9 August 2012.


A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code. He covertly joins a group of villains seeking the lost Book of Vile Darkness in order to rescue his kidnapped father from their leader: Shathrax, the Mind Flayer. Shathrax plans to conquer the world using the Book.


The Book of Vile Darkness in the game[edit]

Within the fictional world of the game series, the magic item known as the Book of Vile Darkness[1] is a supernatural book that serves as a reference guide to evil and granting experience points and a bonus to the wisdom attribute of evil spellcasters, while harming or corrupting those of other alignments. Although listed as a magical item in 1st edition and 2nd edition, the history of this tome and its copies is first detailed in the supplemental source book that shares its name (Book of Vile Darkness). The Book of Vile Darkness was included in the Dungeon Master's Guide for the 3.5 revision, where a copy is considered a minor artifact.[2] The supplement was later re-released to fit D&D 4th Edition.[3]


  1. ^ Leati, Tito (November 2005). "The Champion's Belt". Dungeon. Paizo Publishing (128). 
  2. ^ Cook, Monte (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide (v.3.5 ed.). Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast. 
  3. ^ Wizards of the Coast Website. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/34416000

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