While driving a van through Mexico looking for a location for shooting a low-budget porn, Alphonse, Steve, Dallas, Debbie, the alcoholic Daisy and the pothead Jimbo get lost and meet a ... See full summary »
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While driving a van through Mexico looking for a location for shooting a low-budget porn, Alphonse, Steve, Dallas, Debbie, the alcoholic Daisy and the pothead Jimbo get lost and meet a stranger in a remote gas station run out of gas in the middle of nowhere. The man gives the directions for the nearest gas station, and advises the group to avoid the ghost town La Sangre de Dios. Steve recalls the Mexican legend about the best Mexican wrestler, El Mascarado, who became crazy and started killing his opponents, and was sent to this town later. The director Alphonse decides to trespass the gate of La Sangre de Dios and shoot the film in the local bar. Sooner the group discovers that Mexican legends sometimes are true. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The word "vorhees" appears on the side of one of the buildings of the Mexican ghost town. This is possibly an intentional nod to Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th (1980). See more »
In the scene where Steven is telling everyone in the van the legend of Sangre de Dios, he translates it as "Blood of Christ". That would be Sangre de Cristo. The literal transalation of Sangre de Dios is translated as "Blood of God". See more »
Some behind-the-scenes clips featuring Steve (Jeremy Radin) rapping are shown during the end credits. See more »
Wrestlemaniac is no more than you would expect, given the title. Its a short but sweet. mindless slasher with a delightfully deranged plot back story for its villain and a standard plot that sees a handful of generic unfortunates making the mistake of choosing the maniacal El Mascarado's ghost town stomping ground as a location for their cheapo porno shoot. At only 75 or so minutes long and with around a ten to twenty minute build up to get down to business Wrestlemaniac is nicely paced stuff and never gets dull. For a low budget affair the location and direction are pretty swell and the acting is quite reasonable. The characters are not particularly well written, with Adam Huss' Alphonse a bit of a twerp, Jeremy Radins Steve a likable enough geek with a fondness for Mexican wrestling and the rest pretty non descript really. As for the making a porno aspect of the film, there is some brief nudity with a total of three breasts exposed, which is kind of a gyp really. Also, with the absolutely basic one camera, one camera man, three girls one guy acting set up they have for making the film, it would have been most likely at the bottom of the pile of pitiful amateur skin flicks and nothing like worth the trip to Mexico to make it. Maybe I'm just nit picking but it seems like the movie makers were possibly just thinking anything would be better than the party goers take a wrong turn cliché and went for the porn shoot option without really working it out properly. Anyhow, these gripes aside as a mindless slasher this works quite well. Though the first couple of offings are very mild, once the villain has been properly revealed he is one heck of a fearsome adversary and much credit must go to real life wrestler Rey Misterio Sr for his imposing, vicious portrayal. Once he gets down to on screen, bloody business the film is a grisly joy to watch with nice effects and a pleasantly brutish streak. The film ends a bit too abruptly for my liking, but its a perfectly good mindless time and I can only hope it does well enough to start a franchise, as I'd love to see some sequels. So, if this kind of mindless stuff is up your street, I'd say this is worth a watch.
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