So this DVD came into the Val-cave and your friendly neighborhood reporter Epic-1 picked it up because, as you might not know, I eat sleep and drink wrestling. I've been watching wrestling since I was five and with that, I watch all wrestling based movies - some suck, some are good, and some are great. Well I snagged "Wrestlemaniac" featuring Rey Mysterio Sr. (El Mascarada), uncle of current WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio, and former diva search entrant and now "Deal Or No Deal" girl Leyla Milani (Dallas), with Irwin Keyes (The Stranger) whom you might recognize from "House of 1000 Corpses", "Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas", or from the classic movie "The Warriors".
The base of the story of "Wrestlemaniacs" is as follows; a wannabe producer/wannabe porn star Alphonse (Adam Huss) and his crew Steve (Jeremy Radin), Debbie (Margaret Scarborough) Daisy (Catherine Wreford) and Jimbo (Zack Bennet) were trying to get to Cabo San Lucas. But they get lost and bump into this stranger who tells them a short cut passing by La Sangre De Dios - a ghost town with a legend of a wrestler who killed everyone in town and was locked away not to kill anymore. Alphonse sees an opportunity to make his porno here and starts filming. This is where we see Daisy doing Dallas, Debbie doing Daisy, and Debbie does Dallas (hmm Debbie does Dallas sounds like a good movie title to me lol). One by one El Mascarada kills them off by wrestling them. and FYI, if you don't already know, the most disrespectful way to embarrass a Mexican wrestler is to take his mask off. Well, El Mascarada rips their faces off - it's awesome. Well, this goes on until the end when the final two are left standing. And if you'd like to see how it ends, you'll have to watch the film to find out.
"Wrestlemaniacs" isn't that long so you really can't get bored with it. And the plot is pretty simple so you can follow along from any part of the film. For wrestling fans, "Wrestlemaniacs" is a good horror movie and for horror fans, this won't disappoint.
Well, the good is also the bad in this movie as it's too short; the plot is not difficult and other than wrestling and horror fans, some others may not want to watch this. The crew is very basic except for Irwin Keyes in the few minutes he's in it, but he makes his point and puts in a great performance.
Not too much ugly about this picture except for the face ripping, but I think they should've showed a lot more.
So in conclusion, if you're a fan of wrestling and/or horror, then you're gonna enjoy "Wrestlemaniacs". And I'm giving the film 3 stars and it has been Epic-1 tested and TOV approved!!!Peace up out!!! Epic-1
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