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El Mascarado Massacre -- On their way to Caba San Lucas, the cast and crew of a low-budget film get lost and come upon "La Sangre De Dios", a ghost town with a spine-tingling legend about an insane Mexican wrestler. One by one, the cast and crew are snatched, beaten and dragged to a bloody death. The few left alive must figure out how to beat the wrestler at his own deadly game, or die trying.
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  (in credits order)

Adam Huss ... Alfonse

Jeremy Radin ... Steve

Leyla Milani ... Dallas

Margaret Scarborough ... Debbie
Catherine Wreford ... Daisy

Zack Bennett ... Jimbo

Irwin Keyes ... The Stranger
Rey Misterio Sr. ... El Mascarado (as Rey Misterio)

Fred Tatasciore ... El Mascarado (voice)
Tabbert Fiiller ... Spanish Doctor (voice)

Directed by
Jesse Baget 
Writing credits
Jesse Baget (written by)

Produced by
Jesse Baget .... co-executive producer
Stan Bass .... co-executive producer
Chris Moore .... producer
Jake Schmidt .... executive producer
Jake Schmidt .... producer
Linda Temko .... co-executive producer
Ron Temko .... co-executive producer
Daniel Veluzat .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Jim Lang 
Cinematography by
Tabbert Fiiller 
Film Editing by
Jesse Baget 
Casting by
Pam Bouvier  (as Pam Gilles)
Production Design by
Dan Adams 
D. Tracy Smith 
Art Direction by
Heather Cox 
Murat Montero 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Baget 
Andy Bottigliero 
Troy Garganious 
Kyle Hester 
Costume Design by
Stefania Moscato 
Makeup Department
Crystal Armijo .... hair stylist
Crystal Armijo .... makeup artist
Candace Bachara .... hair stylist
Candace Bachara .... makeup artist
Sara Irving .... hair stylist
Sara Irving .... makeup artist
Michelle Rahn .... hair stylist
Michelle Rahn .... makeup artist
Eunice Shin .... hair stylist
Eunice Shin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Karuna Eberl .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tad Agnew .... first assistant director
Michael Moragne .... second assistant director (as Mike Moragne)
Art Department
Dan Adams .... set designer
Heather Cox .... construction coordinator
Daniel Harshman .... art department assistant
Stefania Moscato .... property master
Stefania Moscato .... set designer
Sound Department
Michael Beiriger .... re-recording mixer
Roy Braverman .... foley mixer
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Krandal Crews .... adr editor
Krandal Crews .... dialogue editor
Larry Ellis .... adr editor
Larry Ellis .... dialogue editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Jim Hodson .... sound coordinator (as James Hodson)
Bill Koepnick .... sound coordinator
J. Lampinen .... digital audio transferer
Ray Leonard .... re-recording mixer
Jim Machowski .... sound mixer
James Ridgley .... production sound mixer: pick-ups (as Jim Ridgley)
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
John Ross .... boom operator: re-shoots
Gordon Suffield .... adr mixer
Paca Thomas .... sound designer
Paca Thomas .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Brandon Ellison .... special effects (as Brandon Reininger)
Craig Hecht .... special effects
J.P. Pettersen .... special effects makeup
J.P. Pettersen .... special effects technician
Justin Sundquist .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Adams .... chief lighting technician
Jose Aguirre .... best boy electric
Andre Baget .... still photographer
Team Bashet .... electrician
Josh Boggs .... grip
Len Borruso .... first assistant camera
Kenneth M. Chernow .... key grip
Brian D'Haem .... key grip: re-shoots
Jeanne Dear .... best boy grip
Lawson Deming .... swing grip
Archie Fadillah .... swing grip
Christopher Ferguson .... electrician
Jason Goodell .... electrician
Brad Grimmett .... Steadicam operator
Brad Grimmett .... camera operator: "a" camera
Christopher Ivins .... Steadicam operator
Robert Keith .... grip
Petra Korner .... assistant chief lighting technician
Robert Laim .... swing grip
Kenneth Marc .... key grip
Kathryn Moss .... camera intern (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Sean P. Neelon .... lighting technician (as Sean Neelon)
Evan Pesses .... assistant chief lighting technician
Kara Rittenhouse .... second assistant camera
Carlos Tapia .... electrician
Sylvia Vidaurri .... still photographer
Bradford Whitaker .... chief lighting technician
Christopher Williams .... best boy grip
Christopher Williams .... grip
Casting Department
Valerie McCaffrey .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Breanna Price .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Andrea Bottigliero .... supervising editor
Derek Ellingson .... assistant on-line editor
Enzo Raee .... on-line editor
Will Raée .... on-line editor (as Will Raee)
Music Department
Allison Wright Clark .... music supervisor (as Allison Clark)
Alberto Domínguez .... composer: additional music
Alberto Domínguez .... music editor
Alberto Domínguez .... orchestrator
Jim Lang .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Chris Prescott .... driver
Mark Timpe .... driver
Matt Wagner .... driver
Other crew
Frank Aldapa .... set medic (as Frank R. Aldapa)
Melissa Aouate .... production assistant
Kristin Bree Calabrese .... script supervisor
Sandy Fleck .... script supervisor
Joaquin 'Kino' Gil .... titles
Kate Haisch .... craft service
Mike Moragne .... production coordinator
Hillary Swanson .... production assistant
Bleeker Ward .... production assistant
Niki Weeks .... set medic
Yvette Yurcisin .... location manager
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison (uncredited)
A.W. Gryphon .... special thanks (as Allison Wilke)
Eli Roth .... very special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... very special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Wrestlemaniac" - International (English title) (new title)
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75 min | Greece:85 min

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Eyes Without a Face (1960)See more »
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great for what it is, 13 September 2007
Author: ScarTrek from England

Insane Mexican wrestler brutalizes people before ripping their faces off with his bare hands. Really, nobody watching this expects Tolstoy. But for what it is, a lowbudget slasher flick, it's top stuff.

First of all, the premise. Part homage to the ridiculous luchadore movies of Santo, Blue Demon et al, it's hilarious on paper. Yet in choosing Rey Misterio Sr. for the role, they've made an inspired choice. He's not a 7' monster who towers unbelievably over the protagonists, but a short, squat guy who looks like he really could snap your spine with his bare hands. Clever lighting make his mask highly creepy on top of that, leading to a genuinely menacing presence.

Gorewise, this is a movie about faces being torn off. It's the movie's tagline, it's even on the front of the DVD case and the promo posters. You're teased with it, and when you finally see it, man it's nasty. Double thumbs up to the effects team, peeled faces haven't looked this good since Texas Chainsaw, though at a couple of specific points the blood seemed a little too light in tone and too opaque. It's highlighted further by the contrast with the rest of the movie, when it's that wonderous slick dark blood you expect from a horror these days. El Mascarado himself is pretty much permanently covered in great-looking gore. I'm surprised this movie walked away with only a 15 rating in the UK.

The sets are really something else. Much of the time they're really bordering on the kind of quality expected from a bigbudget Hollywood horror. They get re-used with some consistency, but then considering the setting is a small Mexican town, that's somewhat forgivable.

Acting, there's not much to say except that it's great. The characters start out as stereotypes, but they're really brought to life by a surprisingly solid cast. Unusual for the genre, but certainly not unwelcome. Troma this ain't.

The quality of the directing is a touch inconsistent. Sometimes it feels like a homage to other B-grade slashers, with cheesy PoV shots, camera blur, and other fun clichés, but at other times there's proof that these guys are capable of taking it to another level of quality, with some great twists and unexpected, original scenes. Oh, and some gratuitous softcore thrown in too, and played entirely for laughs, which actually works. If they'd stuck with one direction or the other, this would have turned out a cult classic. A little too scary to be funny, a little too funny to be truly scary.

Sound is the real department where issues arise. The music is fantastic, with authentic Mexican tunes on the DVD menu and across the opening credits, and the general score is mood-enhancing without being intrusive. But this is some atrocious dubbing. A constant re-use of El Mascarado growling, regular tinny sound effects, and people sounding far off and distant when they're supposed to be 3 feet offscreen, it's a bit of a shame, the sound lacks the kind of punch the action deserves.

Still, this is definitely one of the better slashers I've seen in the past few years. It's silly fun in parts, crafts some great chilling moments and has more than it's fair share of gorebuckets thrown in. And really, who can resist seeing Rey Misterio Sr. as a murderous psychopath? If you like slashers, see this movie. I give it 8/10.

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