Something I get asked all the time is to name a movie that I like that's obscure. People always want to find a new guilty pleasure or hidden treasure to watch. With the rash of straight to video films in the late 80's through the early 2000's there are hundreds to choose from. I plan on covering a lot of these films. But my first choice is a more modern film. Its called Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies, and yes, its real.
The plot is simple, and before I get into it, all the wrestlers in this film are portraying there wrestling characters. I.E. Roddy Piper is playing Roddy Piper. So the film is really straight forward. The Franchise Shane Douglas is having a match in the beginning of the film and he ends up killing his opponent, on accident, like they say "Don't try these moves at home" Well the deceased brother doesn't take it to well and makes a deal with the devil and given the power to raise the dead. He essentially kills someone, and they come back to life as a zombie. Those zombies kill more people who come back and so on and so forth.
He then goes to a local promoter and tells him he wants to book Shane Douglas for a private wrestling match in an old prison. When he gives the promoter the envelope with cash the promoter tells him for this kind of money he will also bring in Matt Hardy, Reby Sky, Kurt Angle, Roddy Piper, and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan., The evil Necromancer says that all sounds good so the promoter calls Shane with the booking info. We even get to watch as Shane tells him "He was screwed by Vince McMahon, Todd Gordon, and Paul Heyman for money before but being as how this is cash up front he just bought a "Franchise"
Shane meets up with all the others and they go via bus to the old prison. Roddy Piper doesnt like the looks of things but heads in with the others and that's when they are over run by zombies. It will take every move they know to win this one. And for those wondering, yes they all do there respective wrestling moves and even finishers. Matt Hardy's Frog Splash onto a zombie being a highlight.
Matt and Reby are amazing they essentially just make out constantly until zombies show up. Shane plays his part great, and the nod to being screwed over by WWE and ECW was a good mark out moment for me.
Its wrestlers vs zombies. If you like horror watch it, if you like wrestling watch it. Just do yourself a favor and watch it because its damn entertaining. Think I'm kidding, here's the trailer.