TRAILER: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro covers the highs and lows of being a career professional wrestler

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It’s no secret the folks at Cult are big fans of the squared circle and the colorful personalities that populate its rope-bound walls. One of the most colorful stars of WCW in the late 90’s was Vampiro, a punk rock, braid sporting anti-hero who came to the ring accompanied by the Jerry Only era Misfits and sported a look somewhere between The Crow and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Vampiro was a huge star in Mexico and was poised to breakout in WCW before the promotion shuttered in 2000. He’s had an interesting life and career and the upcoming documentary NAIL IN THE COFFIN takes an in-depth look at his life and legacy. We are excited to check it out in September and here is the trailer. What do you think?

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 – Vampiros 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 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 celebrated its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2019, coming out with raving reviews. The film will be releasing in limited theaters on Friday, September 4, 2020 and will be available on major VOD/Digital platforms beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

NAIL IN THE COFFIN: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro is an incredibly inspirational true story that shows us no matter how many times life tries to beat you down and break you apart, you need to rise up and conquer your demons in order to survive, says Patrick Ewald, CEO of Epic Pictures (U.S. Distribution). And now, as we are faced with incredible challenges all around us, I cant think of a more relevant film to remind us of the resiliency and power of the human spirit.

RT: 88min | Not Yet Rated

Genre: Documentary | Canada

NAIL IN THE COFFIN is directed by Michael Paszt. Produced by Pasha Patriki and Paszt, associate producer Maye Ornelas and executive produced by Gregor Habsburg, Jacquelyn Frisco, Ian Hodgkinson, Marisela Pea, Dorain Roldn, James Fler, and Andrew Thomas Hunt. Cinematography by Patriki, and edited by Danny Palmer.

NAIL IN THE COFFIN will be available on VOD/Digital Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020:

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Blu-ray pre-order: https://epic-pictures.com/merchandise/nail-in-the-coffin-the-fall-and-rise-of-vampiro-blu-ray