The December DVD release of End Game sees the continuation of the grand tradition of casting pro wrestlers and reality television contestants in starring film roles. Olympic gold medal winning amateur wrestler turned professional wrestler Kurt Angle stars as a psycho-sexual serial killer stalking a stripper played by “Survivor: Amazon” winner Jenna Morasca. I can assure you it is every bit as good as it sounds.
Quite a run for pro wrestlers in genre films of late. Last month brought us the horror comedy Dark Rising with WWE’s Christian and this month will see the release of Albino Farm co-starring WWE’s Chris Jericho. Now TNA’s Kurt Angle joins the fray as a master of disguise serial killer stalking a stripper while playing mind games against the cop hot on his trail.
I scored perhaps the first review of director Bruce Koehler’s End Game and let me tell you it is the polar opposite of good but some of it is so bad it’s hard not to be entertained. To quote my own review:
“If you’re looking for a compelling serial killer thriller, this is so not it. But if you’re a Kurt Angle fan or a connoisseur of movies about or starring professional wrestlers, End Game is an absolute must-see.”
You can read the full review for yourself and determine how I came to that conclusion. Heck, just look at the still from the movie of Kurt Angle in latex make-up looking like Tor Johnson from Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Won’t it be just my luck if “An absolute must-see! – Dread Central” appears somewhere on the back of the DVD case?
First Look Pictures will release End Game to DVD on December 1st. No word of any extras at this time.
But here’s an extra tidbit for you, one that almost seems a bit of a case of art imitating life. Just a couple weeks ago Kurt Angle was arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend. Let’s hope he’s not a method actor.
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