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The Backyard (2002)

Unrated | | Documentary | 22 July 2004 (Germany)
Lightbulbs, fire, barbed wire, mousetraps, staple guns, thumbtacks and glass are weapons of choice in The Backyard. This undercover documentary takes you deep into the controversial arena ... See full summary »

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Lightbulbs, fire, barbed wire, mousetraps, staple guns, thumbtacks and glass are weapons of choice in The Backyard. This undercover documentary takes you deep into the controversial arena of backyard wrestling where the limits are constantly being tested...and broken. The Backyard follows several backyard wrestlers in different countries as they pursue their dream to become professional wrestlers. Written by Paul Hough

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A new type of Horror Film.
15 December 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'd read that the director of this loves horror films and was attracted to making the film because of the violence. What stood out in my mind after watching the film was the slow motion shots of participants carrying barbed wire. It is done very much in a style that doesn't belong in a documentary but more in an action or horror film. I actually have to applaud the director for this because it really adds a sense of excitement to what we're seeing. As a pro wrestler myself I thought I'd hate the film, but to be honest with you although I hate the subjects (no doubt in my mind that they should get professional training and sometimes professional help) I found the film fascinating and if anything too-short. It was often funny and while I could watch everything my girlfriend kept turning away. Well worth the money!


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