Exclusive Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro trailer & poster
Ahead of its select theaters and digital debut in early September, ComingSoon.net has exclusively received the first poster and trailer for the upcoming documentary Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro centered on the titular semi-retired wrestler. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
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 is an intimate and genuine look into a single father grappling with fame, the pressures of professional and personal responsibilities, and his own mortality.
After debuting at Fantastic Fest last year to rave reviews, Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro is set to hit select theaters on Friday, September 4 followed by a wide release on digital platforms and VOD on Tuesday, September 8!