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When an amateur porn film crew takes a wrong turn while driving through Mexico, they quickly discover that the local legends concerning a murderous luchadore may have some element of truth in this bloody horror film. They were driving down a dusty road when they decided to make a wrong turn in the middle of nowhere, and now it's beginning to look like they may never find their way back to civilization. Upon pulling into the windswept ghost town of "La Sangre De Dios," the crew begins hearing whispers of a psychotic luchadore named "El Mascarado" who tears the faces off of his victims and leaves them to bleed to death. As the darkness falls and the crew gets frisky, no one notices that they're all about to become pawns in the most brutal death match ever staged. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
One of those low budget horror films that almost feels like it could have been made in the early 80's. Very cheesey, quite funny in a way. It could almost fit the it's so bad it's good category. One for the low budget horror fan.
This was fairly original. It introduces one of the most original horror villains in a long time. The story is mediocre, but the on screen killings make up for it. The movie was a lot of fun to watch, filled with descent acting and some cool death and suspenseful scenes, this is a film not to miss. Though not that memorable like the slasher films of the 1980's, Wrestlemaniac offers up a taste of it. So if you're looking for a decent Horror Slasher film to watch, Wrestlemaniac is one that might interest you. So if you have nothing else better to do, step into the ring, and wrestle with this maniac!
The tone of the one is lighthearted and cheesy. Not a bad thing at all, especially since this does seem to be aware of itself, and doesn't mind what it is. Story is a crew of amateur pornographers get lost in the sticks of Mexico. Upon finding themselves lost they pull into an abandoned gas station where a coke headed dude of questionable sanity points them in the direction their looking for, but not before warning them of the dangers that will await them that way. The Danger being a weird sorta Mutant wrestler, who lives to tear anyones face off who enters HIS ghost town. What follows should be fairly predicatable, and it is. Nothing wrong with that when the results are as entertaining and over the top as they are here. An easy movie to watch, and one that is highly enjoyable for horror fans, or anyone who likes cheesy over the top violence really. Recommended.
I was expecting a train wreck, but instead got a pretty entertaining flick. Now don't get me wrong, the chicks are butt and the guys couldn't actually get laid if their last name was DiCaprio, but it's only 75 minutes, so it's a breeze to sit through.
I really liked this movie. It wasnt even close to being a masterpiece or terribly original but it was campy and entertaining. Rey Misterio made a pretty cool villain and I'm actually looking forward to the sequel if they dare make one. If you like Rob Zombie horror movies then this is youre movie. The only complaint was the short running time and the fact it didnt explore the legend of El Mascarado more but a good movie nonetheless.
Bad acting, bad effects... well, it is a low budget slasher film. Those things can be forgiven.
So what's wrong? The movie can't seem to decide whether it's a joke or a brutally serious slasher film. So it winds up not being funny, minus the bad acting. But the plot is too silly to take seriously.
The wrestler/killer doesn't even appear until the movie is more than halfway over, and it's even later than that when our lame group of heroes discover how to defeat him.
I'm left feeling that this would have gone over better as either a campy joke horror film with the same premise, or a serious slasher horror film with a less ridiculous premise.