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Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies review

UPDATE (9/9/2016):
Since this review, I had the unfortunate opportunity to watch and review the film Range 15. Though Range 15 had a higher production value with a lot more money it failed to evoke any sense that the filmakers had any labor of love with what they were making, unlike Pro Wrestlers (see review below). Therefore I have upgraded the score of this film from an F to a D.

Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies review by TS Alan Zombie Education Alliance

We’ve had Zombie vs. Strippers, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Cockneys vs Zombies, Ninjas vs. Zombies and now writer director Cody Knotts’ Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies.

Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies“The Franchise” Shane Douglas accidentally kills a wrestler in the ring. The wrestler’s brother Angus seeks revenge by surrendering his soul to an ancient demon to gain the power to raise the undead. Angus then pays for a private show at an empty prison to lure Douglas and his friend Rowdy Roddy Piper into a death trap.

It may have been a labor of love for Cody Knotts, his dedicated crew and some of the best wrestlers past and present — and it does show — but a flimsy plot, a flaw laden script, over dramatic acting — at least true to life on the pro wrestling circuit — and poor direction makes for a painful viewing.

If you’re a wrestling fan now or were one in the 1980s, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan were wrestling superstars, this film may appeal to you. However, zombie fans will want to stay away from this film unless they have eighty minutes to waste and are bored.

Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies
Directed by Cody Knotts
Screenplay by Cody Knots
Cast: Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, Matt Hard, Reby Sky, Shane Douglas, Ashton Amherst, Kurt Angle (cameo)
Run Time: 80 mins.
Release Date: out now.

UPDATE (9/9/2016): Since this review, I had the unfortunate opportunity to watch and review the film Range 15. Though Range 15 had a higher production value with a lot more money it failed to evoke any sense that the filmakers had any labor of love with what they were making, unlike Pro Wrestlers (see review below). Therefore I have upgraded the score of this film from an F to a D. Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies review by TS Alan Zombie Education Alliance We've had Zombie vs. Strippers, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Cockneys vs Zombies, Ninjas vs. Zombies and now writer…

Review Overview

2 Out of 5 Stars

D

Summary : More marks for cast than achievement are notched up here. The premise promises more than the zombie-arena-movie plot can ever deliver.

About TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.