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"Let the face off begin."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 4.4  (1,345)

Wrestlemaniac is a horror slasher movie from 2006 directed by Jesse Baget. The movie was filmed in Mexico and is set in the fictional town of La Sangre de Dios, where a group of filmmakers is looking for a perfect location to shoot their low-budget horror movie. The crew's van breaks down on the remote dusty road that leads to the town, leaving them stranded in the middle of nowhere. As luck would have it, they come across a strange character clothed in a wrestling costume and a mask, named El Mascarado, who seems to offer them help. Little do they know that they've just embarked on a horrifying journey into the heart of darkness.

The movie's protagonist is Jimmy, played by Adam Huss, a struggling filmmaker who's desperate to make a breakthrough in the industry. He's accompanied by his sarcastic friend and scriptwriter, Frank, played by Jeremy Radin, and the film's leading actress, the beautiful and sassy, Leyla Milani. Together, they venture into La Sangre de Dios in search of the perfect set for their movie, only to become prey to the town's dark secrets.

The movie is a classic slasher flick that combines elements of wrestling, horror, and cannibalism. The wrestling theme is ever-present throughout the movie, as El Mascarado, the ominous wrestler, and his associates use their wrestling moves to kill off the unsuspecting visitors one by one. The gore and special effects are well done, and the movie creates an eerie atmosphere that adds to its creepiness.

The storyline is straightforward, as the group of tourists falls victim to the town's psychopathic residents, who have been indulging in cannibalism for generations. The movie cleverly integrates the town's folklore surrounding El Mascarado, the masked wrestler, who's both feared and revered by the local community. El Mascarado's exploits become part of the movie within the movie, adding another layer to the storyline and heightening the tension.

The performances of the actors are impressive, considering the low budget of the movie. Adam Huss delivers a convincing portrayal of Jimmy, the ambitious filmmaker who's willing to do anything to achieve success. Jeremy Radin provides the comic relief that's necessary for such movies, making his character Frank both entertaining and likable. Leyla Milani, on the other hand, brings the much-needed sex appeal to the movie, portraying the film's leading actress with confidence and ease.

The movie's direction is commendable, as the filmmaker expertly combines horror, comedy and wrestling, creating a unique and entertaining experience for the audience. The movie's final scene is particularly noteworthy, giving a fitting conclusion to the storyline while adding a surprise element to the movie's ending.

Overall, Wrestlemaniac is a perfect example of low-budget horror, executed with a good dose of creativity and a love for the genre. The movie's theme and storyline create a unique blend of horror and wrestling that will keep the audience engaged until the end. The movie's cast and direction ensure that its horror-comedy hybrid approach does not come across as a cheap knock-off, but rather a well-crafted piece of entertainment that horror fans will enjoy.

Wrestlemaniac is a 2006 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (1,345)