Tuesday, June 02, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: The zombies and rasslin' connection

WHEN it comes to the particularly small sub-genre of horror cinema known as pro-wrestling zombie movies, you can be assured of two things: 1. There's gonna be a lot of gore, and 2. There's gonna be a lot of wrestling moves used to tear the heads off of no-good fucking zombies.
From Parts Unknown: Fight Like A Girl is a no-budget Australian horror comedy that began life in 2006 and only reached completion in late 2014.
The story is about Charlie (Jenna Dwyer), the daughter of a famous masked wrestler, who died in the ring. She wants to follow in his footsteps, despite disapproval from her boyfriend and work colleagues.
Charlie works for an evil company who are...doing evil stuff (to be honest, the sound quality on the movie was appalling, so I missed a lot of the dialogue).
A bunch of people get turned into zombies, including most of the wrestlers Charlie works with. When her boyfriend gets kidnapped, Charlie and some zombie-killing friends must go into battle to save him and possibly the world.
It's all pretty stupid and ran about 20 minutes too long, but I appreciated the hard work and enthusiasm that went into making Fight Like A Girl.
I attended the premiere in Melbourne in January and even got to pose with Ms Dwyer after the screening. She's a real cutie.
Afterwards, I saw some live wrestling, including a horrifying bloodbath of a bout between Vixsin and Kelly-Anne English, which was more terrifying than anything I saw on the big screen.

Me and Julito put on our zombie faces (left), then our regular ugly mugs
with star Jenna Dwyer at the Melbourne premiere earlier this year.

Grizzled army veteran, wrestling warrior, 'Shaun Of The Dead' knock-off
and Ash from 'Evil Dead' rip-off

AND then there's THIS film...

YEP, it's Pro-Wrestlers vs Zombies. First up, there's one one good reason to watch this confusing 2013 horror film from America...

 And that's Penthouse cover girl Taya Parker, right? 

So it's watching "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan get turned into a zombie, right?

Is it seeing "Rowdy" Roddy Piper play a more decrepit version of the kick-ass character he played in 1980s cult film They Live?
It's watching a bunch of annoying pro wrestlers - particularly Shane Douglas and Matt Hardy - get eaten by fucking zombies!
The plot is stupid, everyone is dislikable...and Taya gets munched on by undead extras, while some heifer becomes the unlikely ass-kicking star who survives to the end. I smell bullshit...or the director's girlfriend getting a guernsey in the lead role.
Either way, this flick kinda sucked.`


Anonymous Cody Knotts said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the film, but thank you for reviewing it and watching it.

12:53 PM  

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