Today I finally sat down to watch another of former pro wrestler turned writer/director Diamond Troy Justice’s films titled Zombie Beast of the Confederacy from Wild Boar Films. This movie is jam packed with awesome; Canadian hillbillies, evil scientists, chemical warfare during the Civil War, Vietnam, and my favorite thing pro wrestlers as actors. This one happens to star Diamond Troy Justice, Bad Bubba Brewer, Sera Feeny, and Fleck. All wrestlers from Pennsylvania. Sera Feeny hasn’t wrestled in a while and now goes by April Sera but you can still follow her on twitter. April Sera Twitter She also has a Facebook April Sera Facebook She’s an awesome wrestler and I hope she returns to the ring soon. She’s talented and I think she could go places. So show her some love and support folks.
The movie revolves around the A.F.F. American Freedom Force and their retrieval of a black box in Canada as well as its exploits in Vietnam and Indiana County Pa. It all is connected to a virus created during the Civil War and a German scientist who has gotten his hands on the virus. It’s highly enjoyable.
The American Freedom Force. From left to right; Troy Justice as Captain John Steele, Fleck as Fleck, Sera Feeny as Dixie and Kracker Vance as Sniper
There’s a few good fight scenes with Dixie (Sera Feeny) and Sonya Krueger (Marissa Falcone) as well as one between Dixie and Captain Steele.
Dixie and Sonya fighting.
Dixie and Steele
Bubba forefront as Sgt. Buzz
If you want a movie about zombie confederates, special forces, and betrayal then this film is for you. Keep in mind that I watched a screener. The movie will release on DVD on August 16th at Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Barnes and Nobles so be sure to pick it up. I give this movie a 3 out of 5 and think that with a larger budget Diamond Troy Justice’s films will be even better. Support independent film and pick this one up. You can preorder it on Amazon here Zombie Beast of the Confederacy Amazon
Well today I continue my absurd task of covering the Sharknado films that star wrestlers. Honestly if anything came of the SyFy airing of Smackdown/ partnership with WWE this is it. Former wrestler cameos in Sharknado films. Now I know in Sharknado: The Second One Kurt Angle then TNA wrestler was in it but this time former WWE Diva Maryse and former WWE SuperStar Chris Jericho were in this film. Now when this started I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be an easy one to sit through so instead of my normal one can of steel reserve malt liquor I upped it to two.
The movie starts with Fin Sheppard running through Washington DC to accept the highest civilian honor for saving both Los Angeles and New York City. He’s running around being carted around by the secret service before coming upon a group of protesters and high tailing it to the white house.
Maryse as Officer Reese Davis
When he gets there he is stopped by two officers one of which is played by the Miz’ wife Maryse Mizanin. While all this horsecrap is happening at the White House, his now wife again April and daughter are at Universal Studio’s Orlando for a birthday I think. In DC another Sharknado has hit.
In Universal they encounter Bruce roller coaster operator who is played by Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho as Bruce
Meanwhile the entire East Coast is being attacked by sharknadoes. What ensues is Fin saving them all from the sharknado. Nova from the first movie is back in leather and eventually just bra and panties. She helps Fin with the sharknadoes. There is trips to space and Bruce gets eaten alive.
Basically this movie is everywhere and anywhere. It’s a mess full of celeb cameos and mayhem. If you like Z grade movies that are filmed like they’re B movies then you’ll probably dig it.
Even though I was pretty hammered I didn’t really enjoy it. There’s some enjoyable things about it but over all it’s a stinker. I’d give it a 1 out of 5 and a pass unless you’re really drunk and want to see any and all things that star a wrestler.
As always you can find me at Wrestling With Film Facebook or at Independent wrestling shows throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. This one’s not for the sober minded you really got to be altered to even remotely enjoy it. Join me on my FB page this Saturday for a live tweet of Sharknado The 4th Awakens starring Seth Rollins. I’ll be drunk and so should you. Hopefully it’s the end of Sharknado sequels.
Paul AKA Scoochslam
Today I decided to take the bold leap into reviewing the Sharknado films. Well, just the ones that star wrestlers in preparation for a live stream of me watching Sharknado The 4th Awakens on July 31st. I was reluctant to undertake this task but with my trusty flavored malt liquor I bravely trekked on.
I guess I can’t really jump into the 2nd one even though it’s the first of the movies to star a wrestler. The first one centers around Fin former pro surfer and current bar owner and his family. Hurricane David is hot off the trail of Mexico and heading toward California. With it comes water spouts; funnel clouds over water full of friggin sharks. Fin saves the day. Lots of flooding California, sharks in the streets, sharks in pools, houses, whatever, you name it. Lots of horrible CGI to boot as well. It’s not that fun but it was a viral sensation and huge hit for SyFy and The Asylum.
Sharknado 2: The Second One which is its actual freaking title for some reason, opens on a plane. It’s been a year since the Sharknado. Fin’s wildly famous because of his ex wife, current girlfriend who wrote a book about how to survive a sharknado. There’s a clever bit about with Fin having a twilight zone-esque moment with seeing sharks on the wing. He thinks he’s crazy he’s not. A large majority of this movie takes place in NYC and involves his sister and brother in law and their kids. Everyone’s running around like a bunch of idiots trying to find each other as a couple of sharknadoes descend upon the city. I was quite disappointed to find out that Kurt Angle of WWE and TNA fame was only in it briefly playing a fire chief somewhere around the hour and 12 minute mark.
Kurt Angle: Fire Chief
If you’re a fan of pretty dang awful movies that are filled with celebrity cameos. I mean absolutely filled. You name em, they’re in this friggin movie. If you love that kind of stuff or are looking for fun filled evening full of your friends drinking and making fun of the movie which is exactly what this movie wants you to do, I think, you’re in for a treat. Kurt doesn’t get to show off much of his acting chops but I plan to cover some of his other outings in the future. Personally I’d give Sharknado a 1 out of 5 and Sharknado 2: The Second One a 1 1/2 out of 5. I am full of Sheetz food and alcohol so I had fun and don’t feel this was a waste of time. I just think with the insane amount of money I assume they made from the first movie, they would have had the cash for some more practical fx and a better script. I hope you’ve enjoyed my drunken ramblings about Sharknado 2. Stayed tuned sometime next week for a review of the 3rd movie. You can find me on Facebook where I’m pretty active on the blog’s FB pag Here’s the link;Wrestling With Film Facebook page I do drunken live streams of various wrestlers in films related things on there. It’s also where I will live stream my drunken commentary of Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. As always you can find me running around Pennsylvania and Ohio at Independent wrestling shows dressed as Bray Wyatt. However, I will be switching it up next month.
Stay frosty folks, Paul aka Scoochslam