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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 »
While Daisy is stumbling through the glass, you can see a bug crawling on the camera's lens in one shot. It clearly wasn't on purpose, because it's well out of focus. It just shows the natural setting they were filming in. See more »
Some behind-the-scenes clips featuring Steve (Jeremy Radin) rapping are shown during the end credits. See more »
Written by N. Terranova, A. Leeds, H. Hersh and W. Faber
Performed by Starkillers
Vocals by Gina Martina
Produced by N. Terranova and W. Faber
Courtesy of Terratraxx Records, Spinnin Records and MusicAllStars
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'Slasher' films are hardly revolutionary. Even what is considered the film which 're-launched' the genre, Scream, was not exactly anything new. The basic principle is that you take one killer, mercilessly stalking a handful of teens. However, just because something isn't original, doesn't mean it has to be bad. All you need is something that makes it stand out, just a little (or at least entertain us for the film's duration).
'Wrestlemaniac' does none of these. It's a 'slasher' film all right, yet it doesn't tick a single box. It's about the mandatory teens, this time travelling (and obviously getting lost) in a desolate, deserted Mexican town. There, they encounter a psychotic ex-wrestler who picks 'em off one by one.
So, there you have it nothing original, but, if done right, it could be entertaining. It isn't. Normally, among the good-looking teens, one is the 'virgin' the 'nice' girl who we basically can figure out is going to survive until the end. There isn't one here. They're all horrible teens. You won't care about a single one of them. Therefore, when the killer gets killing, he's almost doing the world a favour by getting rid of them.
Also, you have the obligatory old, creepy bloke near the beginning who explains everything you need to know, i.e. the Mexican government created a 'super' wrestler out of old body parts. Then, when he went bonkers, they sort of abandoned him in a town and then left him there.
But, it still could be good. It's an 'adult' film, therefore horror fans are probably hoping for a bit of gore. There isn't any/much. Most kills happen off screen and you're left to imagine much of what's transpired.
What about the killer? Just because the cast are all annoying, maybe the bad guy can redeem the film? He doesn't. He's dull. He's also stupid. He picks off people one at a time then only walks after the others so they can repeatedly get away from him.
All in all, Wrestlemaniac is a depressing experience. It's totally dull and you won't care about any of them. Just watch Scream again.
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