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Because some guys would absolutely KILL to be a professional wrestler!  Step right up and WrestleMassacre!

Ah, the fight for love and glory.  Not the most original of aspirations, but for Randy (Richie Acevedo (a.k.a. The Cuban Assassin), it fits nicely into his small town lifestyle . . . especially because this awkward man is receiving secret messages from Reverend Nathan Ashbury (James L. Edwards) while he naps.  The Reverend, in between all his snoring, tells him to go for the gold at ANY cost, even if humiliation follows wherever he and his wild beard go.  

"Loaded with far-out characters and even stranger situations, WrestleMassacre brings comedy and buckets of blood and guts right into the ring"

Poor Randy.  He just wants Becky (Rosanna Nelson) to love him and to become a professional wrestler like his Dad.  Unfortunately, Randall is in no condition to fart without staining his shorts.  Hell, he’s barely a groundskeeper, but that sad fact doesn’t stop him from fantasizing  about a different life; one which involves an already involved woman - with the deeply in debt (to all the wrong people) Owen (Julio Bana Fernandez) - and a wrestling match in the limelight.  

And so he follows his passion right into the ring at a local wrestling school.  It doesn’t go well.  So much for following in his Dad’s footsteps.  It's more like he fell flat on his face.

With nothing left to lose, Randy’s sense of pride flips a switch and he turns into a rabid killing machine, who has no second thoughts about chasing his victims - sometimes without clothes - through the woods, where he rips their faces off.

Cheaply made and poorly acted by everyone but Acevedo, WrestleMassacre is entertaining as hell, proving that you don’t need mega-dollars to dish out some tasty goods when it comes to cinematic offerings that revolve around wrestling-inspired kills.  It just needs to cut about 35 minutes from the beginning and get straight to the brutal kills.  

Loaded with far-out characters and even stranger situations, WrestleMassacre brings comedy and buckets of blood and guts right into the ring as Randy, who gets brutally shamed, goes on a revenge spree, mowing down all those who did him wrong.

Written and directed by Brad Twigg (Killer Campout), with additional material written by Julio Bana Fernandez, Matthew L. Furman and Rosanna Nelson, this Fuzzy Monkey Films production is pretty outrageous with the gore, but that’s what a movie as low-brow as this one needs.  Hell, when Randy goes nutso, the violence is this film’s secret weapon.  Wrestlemassacre

When Randy goes off the deep end, he goes hardcore and decides to make his own wrestling belt . . . out of human flesh!  Holy shit, man!  You’ll laugh.  You’ll cry.  You’ll shake your head and wonder why, why, why.  .  

WrestleMassacre, the latest horror flick from Wild Eye Releasing and October Coast, co-stars The WWE’s Tony Atlas, Julio Bana Fernandez (from House of Cards), Jason John Beebe  (Crossbreed) and Canadian pro wrestler Rene Dupree.  Fans of gore are going to dig its excess kills!  

There’s no clean finish here!  WrestleMassacre, in all its weird and violent glory, will be available On Demand and DVD June 16, 2020, from Wild Eye Releasing.

3/5 stars



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MPAA Rating: Unrated.
110 mins
: Brad Twigg
Brad Twigg, Julio Bana Fernandez, Matthew L. Furman and Rosanna Nelson
Richie Acevedo, Tony Atlas, Julio Bana Fernandez
: Sports | Horror
You can't tap out when you're dead!
Memorable Movie Quote: "I'll show you!"
Wild Eye Releasing
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June 16, 2020
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Synopsis: Randy is an awkward groundskeeper who is obsessed with professional wrestling. Longing for a sense of belonging with grandiose dreams of becoming a wrestling superstar, he is only met with abject humiliation. A brutal shaming at a local wrestling school pushes Randy over the edge and sets out on a blood soaked rampage to punish those who wronged him.


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