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Wrestling horror movie to premiere at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont

Michael DiVittorio
| Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hercules, played by Tony Atlas, collects a past due loan from Owen, played by Julio Fernandez.
Hercules, played by Tony Atlas, collects a past due loan from Owen, played by Julio Fernandez.
Jackie, played by Jimmy Flame, and Randy, played by Richie Acevedo, perform a fight scene in WrestleMassacre.
Jackie, played by Jimmy Flame, and Randy, played by Richie Acevedo, perform a fight scene in WrestleMassacre.
Richie Acevedo as Randy gets his revenge on Johnny Youngblood as Ted.
Richie Acevedo as Randy gets his revenge on Johnny Youngblood as Ted.
Andy Vineberg and the Sandman play thugs Sid and Kendo threatening a client.
Andy Vineberg and the Sandman play thugs Sid and Kendo threatening a client.

Pro wrestling fans and horror enthusiasts are in for a scary night at the Oaks Theater in Oakmont.

The world premiere of “WrestleMassacre” is set for Friday at the one-screen theater along Allegheny River Boulevard.

It is the latest by Fuzzy Monkey Films director Brad Twigg and executive producer Gary Lee Vincent of Burning Bulb Publishing.

The film tells the story of Randy, played by wrestler Richie Acevedo (“Bounty Hunter War,” “Concussion”).

He’s an awkward groundskeeper who aspires to make a name for himself in the squared circle, but things do not go as planned.

“Everybody treats him like garbage,” Twigg said. “He gets no respect. … He falls in love with one of his clients. He gets delusional thinking that she has feelings for him when she’s just trying to be a nice person. He wants to impress her and follow in his father’s footsteps.”

People continue to humiliate Randy to the point where he dons wrestling gear and goes on a homicidal rage. He takes a trophy from his tormentors to add to a wrestling title belt crafted from human flesh. The only hope of putting an end to the madness is Randy’s love interest, Becky, played by south-central Pennsylvania actress Rosanna Nelson (“Killer Campout,” “Milfs Vs. Zombies”).

The movie was filmed in Chambersburg, Hagerstown Md., Martinsburg, W.Va., and Charlottesville, Va., to name a few spots.

Twigg described it as a “graphically intense horror film” with wrestling-style fights. It took about a year to shoot.

Wrestling superstars in the film include WWE Hall of Famers Tony Atlas and the late Nikolai Volkoff, Rene Dupree, ECW legend the Sandman and former NWA tag team champion Manny Fernandez. It’s unclear if any will be at the premier.

Vincent (Stranger Things) plays Vince, a warehouse manager who owes a mobster money and gets into a fight. He said the character pays homage to WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

Vincent said the project received a lot of support with people donating their time and effort, and the production value really stands out.

“I think that it has a look to it of a much more expensive movie than an independent (one),” he said said. “It is very good.”

Twigg said people will be able to meet some of the cast and crew at the screening. He hopes for a capacity crowd.

“I hope that they’ll give the film a chance and think they will not be regretting it if they’re able to make it,” he said. “It’s a fun movie. It’s entertaining and gives them something that they can escape reality for an hour and a half or whatever. Just have fun.”

More information is available at facebook.com/ wrestlemassacre .

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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