Dread’s latest release is a documentary! Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro is now streaming on VOD. The Blu-ray is dropping tomorrow (September 22nd) and, to celebrate, we’ve got a new exclusive clip to share with you all. Give it a spin below the trailer and synopsis!
Semi-retired professional wrestler Ian Hodgkinson reveals the harsh realities behind the glamour of being in the world of wrestling as the infamous ‘Vampiro’. A Lucha Libre legend, Hodgkinson tells the astonishing story about his meteoric rise to fame in the 90’s and how it almost killed him. Yet none of that was as back-breaking as his current life – working behind-the-scenes as the Director of Talent for Lucha Libre AAA in Mexico City and Lucha Underground in Los Angeles, while simultaneously raising his teenage daughter Dasha in remote Northern Canada as a single parent.
Unlike many professional wrestling documentaries before, director Michael Paszt has constructed a fascinating and heartfelt look at a wrestler who has overcome and continues to battle with physical injuries, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. Not to mention the wild stories of working for Milli Vanilli, and wrestling alongside the punk rock band The Misfits – Vampiro’s stories are multi-faceted and completely enthralling.
Told through an engrossing collection of home videos and personal interviews with his closest friends and family, Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro is an intimate and genuine look into a single father grappling with fame, the pressures of professional and personal responsibilities, and his own mortality.
Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro celebrated its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2019, coming out with raving reviews. The film was released in limited theaters on Friday, September 4th, 2020 and is now available on major VOD/Digital platforms.
Order your Blu-ray copy of Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro now, HERE.
- Yoga with Matanza and Johnny Mundo
- Kevin Kross Interview
- Chavo Guerrero Jr. Interview
- Martin Casaus (Marty the Moth) Interview
- Lucha Underground speaks
- Lucha Paranormal segment
- Cassandro Interview
- Guardian Angels Thunder Bay clip
- Vampiro and Punk Rock
- Lucha Toronto – Day in the life
- Trailer – Runtime: 2 min
- 5.1 English
- English SDH
- Spanish Subtitles
- Blu-ray is Region Free
What did you think of our exclusive clip from Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro? Are you excited to add the documentary to your film collection? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.